2009-05-07

Meeting discusses links to Oak Park cancer

'We can't leave here and not do anything,' resident says

Concern over an April 23 Acorn story about a spike in the number of cancer cases in Oak Park prompted 150 people to attend a public meeting last week at Mae Boyar community park. Fears surfaced that the disease might be linked to chemicals from Rocketdyne’s former rocket engine and nuclear testing at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, only about […]

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Residents draw line over cell phone towers at Lindero

City Council will appeal the three structures, but powers are limited

Agoura Hills residents are continuing the fight to move three cellphone towers at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills to another location—and away from children. Deborah Lopez lives on Sand Trap Drive near the school campus and says nothing pleases her more than sitting on her porch with the school flags and Ladyface Mountain in the background and watching […]

Voters gain input on board

Triunfo changes are approved

The Triunfo Sanitation District narrowly voted to become an allelected, at-large body, ending more than a year of debate about the makeup of the local water agency and how it should represent the ratepayers. The April 27 vote was 3-2, with Linda Parks, Janna Orkney and Mike Paule voting for the move, and Dennis Gillette and Tom Glancy against it. […]

Celebs raise awareness for autism



Your student might be a STAR, but she just doesn’t know it

Testing is critical, school district says

Agoura High School is raising STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) awareness through a unique campaign involving school and community. The STAR testing is administered to second through 11thgrade students each May, but is not always taken seriously by students, school officials say. According to Joe Keays, a math teacher who’s leading the awareness campaign, STAR testing is crucial to the […]

Newbury Park High hit with swine flu



Two probable cases of swine flu have been identified in Conejo Valley Unified School District this week, one at Newbury Park High School and one at Redwood Middle School. CVUSD officials had informed parents on Monday that NPHS would be shut down from May 5 through May 11, but the district reversed its decision and reopened the campus yesterday, May […]

Conservancy acquires 72 acres in mountains



Members needed for school bond oversight group



The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education is seeking applications for appointment as a member of the C6 School Safety, Equipment and Technology Improvement Bond Oversight Committee. The committee will review projections and collections of C6 funding and produce twiceyearly review of budgets, revenues and expenditures using the bond funds. The committee will be comprised of seven citizens […]

Chalk up a sidewalk art contest for Oak Park youths



Oak Park will host the inaugural Youth Sidewalk Chalk Contest from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., May 16 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Holleytree Drive, Oak Park. Youths ages 6 to 18 may create outdoor chalk drawings on the theme “What I Think About Summer.” Entrants will have two hours to make their art. Judging will begin at […]