2011-09-01

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Out-of-town students boost Oak Park’s 2011 enrollment

34 percent are non-resident


Despite dwindling enrollment and shrinking budgets at school districts throughout the region, Oak Park Unified School District is trending in the opposite direction. Oak Park schools opened yesterday with a record enrollment of 4,223 students. Thirty-four percent of this year’s enrollment is made up of out-of-town children who transferred under the state District of Choice program. The District of Choice […]

Three cheers for the red, white and blue . . . and green and yellow . . .



Redistricting in flux




Environmental groups and civic leaders are urging residents to attend the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ redistricting hearing on Tues., Sept. 6 to oppose the recent change in political boundaries. According to the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, a Santa Monica Mountains advocacy group, last-minute boundary proposals by Supervisors Gloria Molina and Mark Ridley-Thomas would push the Santa Monica Mountains […]

Almost curtain time for high school theaters




Students and community members will have a pair of state-of-the-art buildings at their disposal when the new performing arts centers under construction at Agoura High and Calabasas High are completed next year, school officials told members of the Calabasas City Council last week. “The new performing arts and education centers will be a beacon for the arts for everyone,” said […]

Dive in, help the aquatic program



Damn the torpedoes (read: economy), it’s full steam ahead for the Agoura Water Polo Foundation and its effort to raise funds for a new aquatic center at Agoura High School. With the blessing of the school district, the foundation wants to renovate the Agoura High swimming pool to the tune of $1.9 million. The school’s 40-year-old pool is deteriorating and […]

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Interchange still needs a few fixes



Kudos to Agoura Hills for navigating through the pitfalls and perils of the Reyes Adobe overpass overhaul. Looks like it took into consideration a lot of the lessons learned from problems with the Kanan refurb. I do have a question about signals. When you are driving over the freeway northbound from Ladyface towards Canwood, there is a set of traffic […]

New pastor given grace



I appreciate your very truthful and accurate article on our pastor in your issue of Aug. 18. We had gone to Calvary Church in Thousand Oaks when Pastor Brad Johnson took over the former pastor’s ministry. We all loved Pastor Brad Johnson there. He made the church come alive and we looked forward to every Sunday service. At one point, […]

Empowered voter opposes school tax



A “no” vote in November on the parcel tax as proposed by the LVUSD will stop the vicious cycle of tax-and-slash budget management in the business of education by the state and local leaders. In 2008 the residents of the LVUSD renewed Measure E, a $98 parcel tax, which remains in force, adding $2 million annually to the ailing school […]