2011-08-25 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes students return to class today amid changes on campus

New buildings and personnel welcome students on first day back

On the calendar, summer’s not over until Sept. 23, but for Las Virgenes Unified School District students the summer break ended yesterday. School is back in session. Oak Park schools open Aug. 31. Enrollment figures for Las Virgenes are down slightly. There will be 11,200 students attending the 15 LVUSD schools this year, about 100 fewer than last year. Students […]

Kuperberg won’t seek reelection

Dan Kuperberg, a member of the Agoura Hills City Council for 16 years, announced he will not run in the city’s November election. “I’m ready for the next person to step up,” said the 52-year-old attorney. “I’m comfortable leaving right now.” Kuperberg became interested in public service when he moved to Agoura in 1991. He was ap- pointed to a […]

School spirit flies in the face of tradition

Vacation pix due Aug. 31

The annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest is upon us and the deadline for submitting shots is Wed., Aug. 31. Email one high resolution photo as a .jpg attachment with complete caption information to vacation@theacorn.com. Mail hard copies to the address on page 4. Be sure to tell us who’s in the picture and what was special about […]

Westlake sports park making a comeback

The new Westlake Village YMCA sports complex and community park on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, west of Lindero Canyon Road, appears to be coming together. Following long delays on the project, the city hired a new contractor, Southern Californiabased Park West Landscape, Inc., to spruce up the property. The hillside facing T.O. Boulevard lay dormant for months […]

The ABCs of back to school

With summer gone in a flash, students went back to classes this week in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Oak Park returns next week. Three issues come to mind when the topic of schools returns to the table: the cost of education, the safety of students and the health of students. According to the National Retail Federation, families with […]


Immunizations are not mandatory

As a registered nurse and health educator, I want to clarify something regarding the letter about mandatory immunizations for schools: School immunizations are not mandatory in California. Parents have a right to choose. Do not let the schools bully parents into doing something the parent believes is not necessary. Parents only have to sign a form declining the immunizations. The […]

New school tax isn’t justified

The Las Virgenes School District wants more taxes? Never! As a founding member of CANLT (Citizens Against New Local Taxes), the grassroots organization that led the battle to defeat the Agoura Hills utility tax in 1996, I promise you that we will do everything possible to raise public awareness and defeat this unnecessary tax. Over the past five years we […]