Only seniors will be able to depart OPHS campus during lunchtime

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The Oak Park Unified School District Board unanimously voted last week to limit long-term off-campus passes to seniors only. "As of September 2005, the privilege to get off-campus will be for seniors only," said OPUSD Superintendent Anthony Knight. The passes, he added, will only be issued to seniors who abide by rules ––and there will be […]

Forums coming to LVUSD

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) will be hosting monthly Superintendent’s Forums. Sessions will allow residents to raise issues and ask questions of district senior management. Meetings will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Mondays. The schedule is: Jan. 10: Calabasas High School Feb. 7: Lindero Canyon/Yerba Buena March 14: A.E. Wright Middle School April 4: Sumac Elementary […]

Calabasas boutique celebrates grand reopening

Calabasas boutique celebrates grand reopening Jen Audrey, a clothing and accessory boutique, recently celebrated its grand reopening just in time for holiday shopping. The new location features a collection of men’s lines including Lacoste, Chip & Pepper and James Perse in addition to the women’s clothing and household products that have made the boutique a popular shopping hot spot. "I’m […]

After-Christmas message topic of service

"But That’s Not What I Wanted" is the title of Pastor Gary Alan Dickey’s message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sun., Dec. 26 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. There will be no casual 8 a.m. service and no Sunday School classes or worship service at 9 a.m. for this week only. On Christmas Eve […]

Diplomacy gridlocked in Middle East

Mr. Joseph Avesar’s letter of Dec. 9 regarding the problems in the Middle East was very comprehensive and appreciated by me. However, it did miss certain factors. First of all, though the physical circumstances as he described are certainly true, with Israel and erstwhile so-called Palestine (Israel’s biblical core, actually) being physically interwoven, it is a sad fact that even […]

Rees named president of

Oak Park Board of Education

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The Oak Park Unified School Board has appointed Trustee Mary Rees to serve as president of the board. Following a series of compliments to exiting president Jan Iceland, the board initially chose trustee Jim Kalember for the leading post, but he declined due to time constraints. Kalember subsequently nominated Rees, who accepted the job. Rees has […]

New Scoutmaster named to lead Westlake Village troop

Westlake Village-based Boy Scout Troop 485 has named Gary Case as Scoutmaster. Case will provide direction and leadership to the youth and adult members of the troop. An Eagle Scout since 1976 and Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow, Case has been active in Boy Scouts since his youth. He is president of Micro-Tec, a Chatsworth-based manufacturing facility. […]

Westlake Village firm hires new human resources director

Ken Barry, a human resources veteran, has been named senior vice president of human resources at Homestore, Inc., which has its corporate offices in Westlake Village. Prior to assuming this post, Barry was senior vice president at SuperConductor Technologies, Inc., responsible for human resources, organization development, environmental health and safety as well as business ethics. He earned a master’s degree […]

Hadassah will host leadership program

Hadassah Southern California will offer the first Machon Leadership Academy (Machon HLA) program in the San Fernando Valley beginning in 2005. Machon HLA is a national leadership education program developed by Hadassah. It’s a peer-led approach to learning that focuses on leadership, Jewish education and advocacy in a small group atmosphere. This women’s group will be limited to a maximum […]

Kindergartners may have longer day in Oak Park

Next fall may bring a longer school day for kindergarteners in Oak Park if the school board approves a new measure. Research shows that kindergarteners who attend an extended school day perform better in school later on, said OPUSD Superintendent Anthony Knight. "This is because there is more time for early literacy activities that we know lead to developing stronger […]

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