2004-11-25

Agoura Hills



Burglars took everything, including the kitchen sink, when they broke into a secured worksite container near a home in the 32000 block of Lobo Canyon Road on Nov. 6 or 7. The loot included a washing machine, a dryer, an air conditioner and more. The items were valued at $14,000. A vehicle burglary in the 31000 block of Agoura Road […]

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A shot at redemption



By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Try as they might to focus in completely on their first-round contest with Culver City, members of the Agoura High School football squad couldn’t help but notice last week which teams are ahead of them on what they hoped would be a path to CIF-Southern Section Div. IV title game. One possible matchup that particularly jumped […]

Basketball camp offered



The city of Calabasas will be offering a Henry Bibby Basketball Camp on Sun., Dec. 5 at Alice Stelle Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camps will be taught by the USC basketball coaching staff. The staff will cover the basic fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing and defense. Instruction will be tailored to each individual child’s […]

Westlake High competes in marching band event



Westlake High competes in marching band event

Childhood bullying can impact a lifetime



By Mike Magee, M.D. Kids just being kids? Not any more. Bullying is pervasive in America’s schools and it causes more damage than many people realize. About 30 percent of sixth- through-10th-graders are involved in some type of bullying—either as a bully, as a target of bullying or both. Bullying is a unique form of aggression because it causes long-term […]

Help kids overcome fear of riding in school buses



Riding a big yellow school bus when you’re 5 or 6 years old can seem pretty scary, but there’s a lot parents can do to make it fun, not fearsome. John O’Leary, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America, offers a few simple suggestions. Before school starts after the holidays, ride […]

Custom quilt to help CHS music students



A handmade quilt—inspired by one Calabasas mother’s gratitude for the "excellent music education enjoyed" by her four children while at Calabasas High School—will now help other students travel to the Heritage Music Festival in New Orleans next April. Tickets are now available for a drawing to win the black-and-white quilt covered with whimsical notes, treble clefs and other musical notations. […]

Hispanic recognition program honors Oak Park student



Sebastian Cano Besquet, a member of the senior class at Oak Park Independent School and Oak Park High School, has been recognized as a Scholar by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. This program provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions. The College Board is an association […]

American Indian Heritage Month declared



Oak Park Unified School District last week declared November as American Indian Heritage Month. The declaration slightly modified a similar document from the county. OPUSD Superintendent Anthony Knight was concerned that the original resolution, drafted by Ventura County, perpetuated undesirable myths about Native Americans. "My objections and those shared by the board are that this resolution perpetuates the ‘noble savage’ myth long […]