Agoura named state Honor Roll school

School recognized for closing ‘achievement gaps’

Agoura High School was recently recognized by the California Business for Education Excellence Foundation as one of 1,300 public schools in California to be named an Honor Roll school. The schools received the distinction from the state’s business community after demonstrating consistently high student achievement in 2009 and making significant progress toward closing the achievement gap for all students. The […]

Soccer squad scores on a soggy pitch

Agoura Hills to offer adult fitness classes

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services offers a comprehensive fitness program for adults and seniors at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Residents can purchase a fitness pass, then choose the classes that are conducive to their schedule.  A fitness pass for 10 classes is $50 for adults and $40 for seniors. Drop-in classes […]


Oak Park students study Abraham Lincoln

Program calls for crafts and online research

Perhaps the most famous American citizen, says Red Oak Elementary School Principal Jon Duim, is President Abraham Lincoln. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth—in February of this year—Duim created an optional lunchtime enrichment program that helped his students better appreciate the man called Honest Abe. Instead of rushing off to play after eating their lunches, 47 children […]

Oak Park, OCHS earn plenty of All-TVL selections

The Tri-Valley League announced its All-League selections for 2009 fall sports season. First- and second-team athletes from local schools are listed below. Football Decorated Oaks Christian seniors Malcolm Jones and Nick Montana shared co-most valuable player honors on offense. Teammates Cassius Marsh and Erik Kohler were the defensive and lineman MVPs, respectively. Lions Alani Fua, Zachary Stout, Jordan Payton, Max […]

Library invites community to a holiday tea

Am I nuts?

At a recent meeting with my publishers at the Acorn , a column on acorn recipes was suggested. With the utmost confidence, I said, “Oh, for sure, that would be fun!” I even tossed my head back just a little, adding to the aura of my culinary competence. When I got home, I jumped online and googled “acorn recipes.” Bingo! […]

The Courtyard in holiday spirit

Visitors wandered through The Courtyard at the Commons in Calabasas last weekend, mingling with Santa Claus and singing holiday tunes as more than 20 businesses hosted a holiday festival at the shopping center. The Courtyard at the Commons retail center is across the street from The Commons at Calabasas Road and Park Granada. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. […]

Warrior girls eager to finish decade of dominance on a winning note

Soccer team’s depth the key to overcoming injuries to impact players

The Warriors have been a dominant force this decade. Westlake High’s girls’ soccer team has won five Marmonte League titles and finished second in league three other times under 10-year head coach Frank Marino. The Warriors won a CIFSouthern Section Division II championship in 2003. Westlake has another strong team this season. “We’re pretty balanced,” Marino said. “We graduated only […]

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