2014-02-27

2014-02-27 E-Edition

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Transfer students see Oak Park as their school district of choice

Waiting list confirms program’s popularity


The Oak Park Unified School District—it’s the hottest ticket in town. There’s even a waiting list for students wishing to transfer to the acclaimed school district. A lottery to select next year’s students was conducted on Jan. 21. Though some families made the cut, about 560 others others were placed on the list and won’t know if they’ve been accepted […]

Creative way to raise funds for cancer research



MAC targets traffic, crime




Crime, public transit and traffi c safety around schools were the topics that occupied the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council’s Jan. 28 meeting. Slow down for schools At the request of the council, the California Highway Patrol is actively ticketing drivers who exceed the 25 mph speed limit on Kanan Road near Oak Park High School. “ Many people don’t […]

‘Return to Love’ author seeks fulfillment through politics




Humanitarian rather than economic values should be the guiding principles of society, says Marianne Williamson, a best-selling author and lecturer who has reinvented herself as a politician and is running for the 33rd U.S. Congressional District in the June primary. Williamson, 61, is one of a dozen potential candidates who are lining up to run in the district that includes […]

Oak Park’s open-door policy



One of the biggest fears in education is the classroom that becomes crowded due to a lack of teachers and funds. Nobody likes crowded schools—students get less attention and education suffers—but empty classrooms aren’t popular either. Campuses that must close their doors due to declining enrollment and other factors give school districts a black eye. At Simi Valley Unified, for […]

Rocketdyne story mostly on target



Thank you for the comprehensive article about the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group meeting held in Simi Valley on Feb. 5. The meeting demonstrated the extent and severity of nuclear and chemical contamination that remains at SSFL and that contamination indeed migrates from the site. Given the significant health hazards of the pollutants, the best way and most simple […]

Conserve water



Please conserve water. I ask this as a board member of Triunfo Sanitation District, which owns Oak Park Water Service. Since 2009, we have required residents to irrigate landscapes before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. to prevent water evaporation. Hosing sidewalks or other hardscapes is prohibited. Car washing can only be done using a nozzle that can be turned […]

Save our city



In light of the recent commercial and housing developments in the city of Calabasas, including those currently underway, in the planning stage or waiting for final approval, I am more motivated than ever to vote in our future local elections. The city is quickly losing its character and charm, and becoming another overcrowded, congested part of the valley. I would […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 2,300 in damage loosening a water pipe which caused flooding at a home on Windsong Lane Feb. 5 Calabasas A burglar caused $ 160 in damage shattering a window to get into a car and steal a $100 pair of spinning shoes and a $25 gym bag. The incident occurred on W. Alsace Drive […]