2003-12-04

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, […]

Tips offered to protect you from dishonest movers



You can’t e-mail your boxes of things from your old house to your new house––at least, not yet. However, the Internet can make your move easier in other ways, as long as you’re careful to protect yourself from scams, frauds and extortionists. Scam movers will frequently give you an estimate much lower than legitimate movers, only to hold your possessions […]

Local woman tells her personal story of being kidnapped in Russia



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park resident Yvonne Bornstein is surrounded by dramatic fiction every day at her Agoura Hills bookstore, A Novel Idea, which she owns with her husband, Sam. But there was one plot that surrounded her for years that she’s wanted to forget–until now. After 11 years of distancing herself from a real-life experience of […]

Register now for winter soccer camp



Zoran’s winter soccer camp will run from Dec. 22 through 26 and Dec. 29 through Jan. 2 on the soccer field at 5801 E. Conifer St., Oak Park. Half day sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon and full day sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A professional European player, Zoran has taught soccer to players of all ages […]

Church services announced



"Advent: Preparation" will be the message delivered by Rev. Mary Lacalle when Unity Center Church meets at 10 a.m. Sun., Dec. 7 at 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, in the Gold Coast Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Special music will be performed by Michael Meros and the Cornelius Sisters. Youth education and childcare are available. For additional information, please […]

Appalled that anybody would kick his dog



I was appalled and saddened when I read the letter from Keith Cornell of Agoura Hills in the Nov. 20 Acorn regarding the "person" who abused his dog after falling off a bicycle because the dog went around a mailbox and caused him to fall off. (I might add that he was illegally riding his bicycle down a sidewalk while […]


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