2005-09-29

School district changes policy on tutors



In an attempt to clarify what Oak Park teachers can and cannot do when it comes to tutoring and counseling students outside the classroom, the Oak Park Unified School Board recently voted to change the district’s tutoring and counseling policy. According to school officials, the longstanding policy was written to ensure that teachers could not require students to pay for […]

Oak Park foundation contributetoward cost of medical device



The Community Foundation for Oak Park issued a grant of $1,236 to the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District which will cover half the cost of an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) to be installed at the Oak Park Community Center and Gardens. In addition, the foundation offered to pay half the cost of installation of up to four AED’s in […]

Family Night to help Lupus victims



The Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group will host a “Family Night” program at their next meeting at 6 p.m. Tues., Oct. 4 at One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Those who have lupus are invited to attend and bring those who support them, including spouses, parents, s i b l i n g s , c h i l d r […]

Weekend Schedule



Newbury Park at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Oak Park at Oaks Christian Friday, 7:30 p.m. Simi Valley at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m.

Fun plus math equals learning



A good way to encourage your children to love numbers is to show them how math is part of everyday life. Once you help make this connection, children will be eager to learn more once they start school. Music and singing help children remember information better. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, researchers have found […]

Water board out of touch



It was good to see the Regional Water Control Board hold a hearing in our community. Hopefully, it will reflect on having seen and heard over 100 area residents voice their concerns about the board’s staff proposals that will cost us millions and produce next to nothing in the way of environmental benefits. The board also showed its disconnection with […]

Stunning Mountain and City Lights Views



Picture perfect landscaping with a beautiful stone walkway leads you up to this stunning 2900+ square foot residence. Upon entering this amazing home, you are welcomed with vaulted ceilings, designer wood and travertine floors, plantation shutters and a huge cook’s kitchen with granite counters and a tumbled stone backsplash. This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom plus bonus room beauty has a full bedroom […]

City denied park and equestrian grants



The city of Agoura Hills was recently denied two government Land and Water Conservation grants, one to expand the equestrian trails in Old Agoura and the other to improve Morrison Park. Ken Berkman, city engineer, said that the equestrian grant would have paid half the cost of construction of equestrian trails. The grant totaled $250,000, but the city was required […]

Novel of love, lust and money



Lecture on osteoporosis



Adam Wass, MD will give a lecture on osteoporosis from 3 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 at the East Campus of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. A light supper will be provided. Wass has a mobile medical practice and makes house calls. The lecture is sponsored by the center’s H2U (Health, Happiness, You) […]


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