2011-09-29

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Taking the handicap too far



It is hard to have a child who has a disability. One of my good friends has a child that is severely disabled. However, I disagree with the many letters addressing the school policy rewarding students who perform well on their STAR tests. Disabled students who did not score high enough receive the same treatment as students without disabilities who […]

Edelston seeks third term on Agoura council

Election 2011


After two terms on the Agoura Hills City Council, candidate John Edelston feels he’s accomplished many things, but the only incumbent in the race says there is still plenty of work to be done. Edelston is asking voters to reelect him to the five-member City Council for a third term. He is one of four candidates running for two open […]

Riding school has derby, fundraiser



A wine tasting and food pairing will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8 at the Foxfield Riding School, 1250 E. Potrero, Westlake Village. The event will feature Malibu Family Wines, Papas Tapas and live jazz. The cost is $50 per person and proceeds will benefit the Foxfield Equestrian Team. The school will host is annual Jumping […]

‘Do you freak when you speak?’



Kathy Choate, district 33 lieutenant governor of marketing, will give her Toastmasters story “Do You Freak When You Speak” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 at Calvary Community Church, room 2114, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Choate will speak on why she joined Toastmasters and the benefits of her membership. Choate will be attending the Toast to the […]

It all adds up



Mathnasium, a math- only learning center for kids, will soon open its newest location in Oak Park at 630 Lindero Canyon Road next to Fresh & Easy. The Mathnasium program targets students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who need to boost their math skills. Homework and test preparation help will also be available. The company also has a Thousand Oaks […]

STAR not shining



Thank you for publishing “Student with disabilities denied lunch privileges” in your Sept. 15 issue. This policy is misguided, tone deaf and demoralizing at that. However, it is one that is certainly consistent with LVUSD’s history of “one size fits all” policies that are especially unfair to learning disabled students or those who are not high performers. My first exposure […]

Viewpoint opens new academic, athletic complex



Viewpoint School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 12 to dedicate the school’s new state-of-the-art facilities. The 74,000-square-foot academic and athletic complex includes the Dworkoski Family Hall, Paul Family Athletic Center, and a seven-lane competition swimming pool. The project was started more than 11 years ago with the creation of the Viewpoint Master Plan. In that period the school […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your story to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Registration opens for annual student D.C. trip




Registration has begun for the annual spring vacation student tour to the nation’s capital. The trip, which is open to area middle and high school students in grades 8 and above, has become an annual tradition. Considered a non- school event, the trip is sponsored by local teachers. Nearly 14,000 students, including some whose parents participated when they were students, […]


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