2009-08-13

SAT practice test set



Los Angeles-based Eureka Review will conduct a Mock SAT Test Day on Sat., Aug. 29 at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave. This is a no-stress practice test. Tests are immediately scored. Students should arrive at 8:45 a.m. and bring pencils and calculators. Parents shtest the results. The event ends at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $20. For more information and […]

Closing the book



Thank you for the huge laughs your photo elicited for the story “Is the book closed on school librarians?” The image of an elderly, slightly hunched woman, wearing eyeglasses of course, pulling a book off presumably a school library shelf is both a sad and humorous stereotype of librarians. Sadder yet is the LVUSD’s cutting of all teacher-librarians from every […]

Volunteers, sponsors needed for 2009 Reyes Adobe Days



The city of Agoura Hills is seeking sponsors and volunteers for the fifth annual Reyes Adobe Days on Oct. 2 through 4. Businesses, service organizations, church groups, youth groups, teens and individuals are invited to take part in the event that attracts more than 14,000 attendees throughout the weekend of cultural entertainment, music, historical demonstrations, activities and recreation for all […]

Schools are front and center when it comes to emergency disaster preparation



To make sure disaster preparedness reaches many levels, the Ventura County Fire Department will begin offering emergency training at area public schools. Oak Park High will be the first school to offer the seven-week program, beginning Mon., Oct. 5. The free Community Emergency Response Team training is geared toward teachers, staff, residents and students over 17. “If a true community […]

Strings of bluegrass make merry melodies



College application workshop scheduled

12th-graders will learn essay writing

A free workshop titled “Application and Essay Writing,” designed for 12thgrade students who are applying for college and their parents, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 at Agoura High School’s G Building, 28545 Driver Ave. The program is funded by the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation. The workshop leader is Danny Ruderman, professional college counselor. […]

No change needed in California



A California conventionwhat could go wrong? The convention would be a small group of ordinary citizens voting on radical changes for all of us. My fellow Californians, believe me when I say everything could go wrong. He who frames the discussion frames our world. Do you remember the O.J. trial? Well-meaning people can be led down the wrong path making […]

Church of the Epiphany to host spirituality workshop for teens



The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) will host “Don’t be a Jonah: A Spiritual Journey,” a workshop for youths ages 13 to 17 to explore and develop their personal relationships with God from Mon. to Fri., Aug. 17 to 21 at the church, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The interdenominational program uses an artbased approach and encourages open, thoughtful discussion. […]

New General Plan looks at Agoura’s future



Agoura Hills officials and consultants gave residents at the the July 28 General Plan update meeting a snapshot of what the city might look like in the next 25 years. The plan, which is a framework for city development, is updated every 10 years. Mike Kamino, Agoura Hills director of planning and community development, said the guiding document performs like […]

UCLA promotes fall classes for writers



The UCLA Extension 2009 Writers Faire will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 30 in the Young Hall Courtyard on the UCLA campus, Westwood. The event is free although there is a parking fee. The faire features professional writers sharing their tips in 24 panel discussions, personal advice on courses, representatives from the graduate writing programs and […]


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