LVUSD to decide if kids are getting too much homework

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Are local kids getting too much homework? Almost every student and many parents at one time or another complain about excessive homework. Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) officials are forming a committee to study the topic and examine the latest research to determine if local schools require too much, too little or just […]

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Voters to be asked to approve parcel tax for schools

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer It’s official. The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted to place a parcel tax measure on the March 2 ballot. The measure, called the Las Virgenes Unified School District Quality Public Education Preservation Act of 2004—or "Measure E" for education—will ask property owners within the four cities served by the […]

Hidden Hills residents give vote of confidence to their HOA

Second of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Second of two parts In a bid of confidence for the Hidden Hills Community Association (HHCA), residents of the private equestrian city recently voted by a two-to-one margin to keep in effect the 18-month-old board-amended bylaws that recently sparked controversy and lawsuits in the affluent community in the western foothills of the San Fernando […]

Agoura Hills City Council reorganizes

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Agoura Hills Mayor Pro Tem Dan Kuperberg took the oath of office as the city’s new mayor at Monday night’s reorganization. Kuper-berg started his third term of public service with a promise to forge ahead with projects and goals, despite California’s fiscal problems that continue to funnel down to cities. Kuperberg received unanimous approval […]

Grant awarded in Oak Park

The Community Foundation for Oak Park has presented the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District with a grant of $2,500 to support dedication ceremonies for the new community center in Oak Park. The dedication has been tentatively scheduled for Jan. 11 and will mark the opening of the new center and surrounding gardens at Oak Canyon Community Park. "The Foundation […]

Cable company goes ahead with power box installations, but Council asks for better aesthetics

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Officials from Adelphia Cable Company once again addressed Agoura Hills council members recently about disguising aesthetically unappealing above-ground power supply boxes that are currently being installed throughout the city. But the installations were approved. Jim Thorsen, director of public works and city engineer, said that over the past month, discussions with Adelphia have focused […]

School board may change homework policy

The current homework policy in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) will soon be closely scrutinized to decide whether it serves student needs. Under Board Policy 6154(a), administrators and teachers are required to implement district homework policy at each school site. Within the "Academic Standards" section of the policy, it states, "As needed, teachers may receive training in designing relevant, […]

Oak Park voters to decide on school district parcel tax

Oak Park Unified School District trustees voted Monday during a special meeting to place a parcel tax measure on the ballot for the primary election in March. They made their decision after months of consideration and following a recommendation by Friends of Oak Park Schools, a steering committee assigned to lead the campaign. Although the committee recommended a special election […]

For the record

Two weeks ago, it was written that the Hidden Hills Community Association lost a lawsuit. The HHCA lost the preliminary injunction, which granted plaintiffs the ability to go to trial, but not a "jury" trial. The article also said that "proxies that had already been mailed were thrown out." The board was forced to reschedule the election because it was […]