2004-01-29

‘No Child Left Behind’ law causes unexpected problems



By Michelle Knight Acorn Staff Writer When President George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, it was designed to reward low-performing schools that improved student achievement and restructure or shut down those schools that did not. It was hailed by Democrats and Republicans alike as the most significant federal education legislation in […]

Taxes done free for seniors



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program is offering assistance to adults ages 50 and up in preparing tax returns for 2003. Volunteers certified by the IRS will provide individual consultation on state and federal tax returns. Free tax preparation services will be available by appointment only between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays from […]

Breastfeeding moms will meet



Mother-to-mother breastfeed-ing support and information programs for pregnant or breastfeeding moms are offered in a relaxed atmosphere during meetings of the La Leche League of Thousand Oaks. The group will meet at 10 a.m. next Wed., Feb. 4 at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. For more information about the meetings, please call (805) 375-9355.

Christian Church of the Hills to host ‘Super Sunday’ event with music



Christian Church of the Hills will host a "Super Sunday" event featuring an appearance by the musical group Milele during the 10 a.m. service Sun., Feb. 1 at 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Pastor Rex Wolins will deliver a "Praise" message as part of the program. Milele, which means "forever" in Swahili ("because God’s love is forever"), is comprised of […]

Outraged over the school problem



Outraged over the school problem I attended the Jan. 20 LVUSD school board meeting regarding the Yerba Buena/Lindero Canyon Middle School projects. I have to ask: why was there no outrage by the board at the shortcomings of the architectural firm that developed the scope of work and budget forecasts? This firm, by their own admission: 1. Failed to account […]

New medians coming to Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Construction work continues on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas as part of a beautification project. The city has been planning for more than four years to make the medians on Las Virgenes similar to others in nearby neighborhoods, according to Calabasas public works director/city engineer Charles Mink. Workers began the project about three months […]

Oak Park author a poet



By Michelle Knight Acorn Staff Writer It was a critical point in Wayne LeVine’s life as he sat on his bed eight years ago, staring at pictures of himself as a boy, tears streaming down his face as he lamented over childhood dreams that had gone unfulfilled. The moment deeply moved him and has become the basis for his first […]

THURS., JAN. 29



THURS., JAN. 29 Don’t Miss Melodrama Westlake High School Theater Department presents a classic turn-of-the-century melodrama, "A Fate Worse Than Death" or "Adrift on Life’s Sea" at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 5-6 in the campus theater, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. $5-$8. (805) 497-6711 Mike Reagan is Guest Michael Reagan, radio talk show host and […]

Kids learn ballroom dancing



Homeschooling defended



Homeschooling defended In the article on chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) in children (Jan. 15 Acorn), I find the author’s conclusion illogical. The author state that children with CFIDS might need to be homeschooled and that they would then "miss out on important social and intellectual opportunities, affecting friendships, plans and dreams for the future." It seems to […]


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