Leaders of foster care program honored

Oak Park in top percentile

Oak Park High School was named in the top 3 percent of public high schools in the country according to recent rankings published by U.S. News and World Report. In its third annual ranking of “America’s Best High Schools,” the magazine chose 100 gold medal winners and 461 silver medal winners from nearly 22,000 high schools. For the second consecutive […]

SoCal Diamonds shine at Norwalk tourney

Spa supports Susan G. Komen Foundation

In Touch Massage and Day Spa recently donated $4,500 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The funds were raised last month at the spa’s inaugural Crop for the Cure event, which increased awareness about breast cancer, honored those affected by the disease and raised money. Spa owner Shannah Tenner created a scrap-athon for the event. Each participant […]

Feeding at the public trough

The message in 2009 from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and its local membership agencies—the Las Virgenes and Calleguas municipal water districts—was use less, pay more. Even if you conserve, you must still pay higher fees. In 2010 we’re asking the local water companies to institute their own financial reforms so that the current rate of water price […]

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 […]