2014-05-15 E-Edition

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Student Style

DAZZLING DISPLAY—At the eighth annual Agoura High School Fashion Show on May 9, models showcase outfits designed by students. Above, an Aya Diaz creation. Right, a Lee Solomon gown. A dozen young designers participated in the show and created four tofive outfits each.

Students disciplined in OPHS tweet case

Transfer pupils sent home

The social media firestorm that erupted over anti-Semitic tweets last week in Oak Park has led to two students being kicked out of the school district and four others being disciplined. Tony Knight, superintendent of Oak Park Unified School District, said two male students from Oak Park High who wrote the most heinous tweets were suspended and returned to their […]

Inside trader sentenced to 14 months

Scott London, the former KPMG partner who pleaded guilty last year to one count of securities fraud, will spend no more than 14 months in a minimum-security prison for his crimes. U.S. District Judge George Wu handed down the sentence April 24 in federal court. London, an Agoura Hills resident, is expected to begin serving his time in July. Although […]

Forum puts Assembly, Congress candidates under microscope

Over 300 attend Acorn/CLU event

Candidates vying for a pair of key political offices looked to score points with voters at a May 10 candidates forum hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and Cal Lutheran University inside the school’s basketball gym. With three weeks until the June 3 primary, six office-seekers— three for state Assembly and three for Congress—took part in the forum on the campus […]

Las Virgenes-Malibu bike plan underway

The Las Virgenes- Malibu Council of Governments has begun preparation of a bicycle master plan for the region. The plan involves five area cities—Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu and Westlake Village—and encourages leaders to offer healthy and sustainable activities on the roadways for residents and visitors. The plan includes development of a comprehensive bikeway network and support programs, such […]

In praise of the political process

No matter where one stands on the political spectrum, open minds can learn from both the left and the right. We know politicians in the middle also have important things to say. Democrats, Republicans—and one independent—attended a May 10 candidates forum for state Assembly and U.S. Congress, hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and Cal Lutheran University. With the June 3 […]

Bittersweet for this school mom

The school year is rapidly coming to a close and with it my tenure as PFC board member at Lupin Hill Elementary School. There are so many people that I have had the privilege of working with over the past five years at Lupin Hill. I want to thank all of them for their hard work, wisdom, kindness, dedication and […]

Protecting racist kids was wrong

It’s clear why these children are not more aware of the full impact of their tweets. Their parents have chosen to be more alarmed over their children being outed as racists than they are alarmed about their children actually being racists. Requesting the school respond to this action is fine but when do we start demanding the parents take responsibility? […]

OPUSD has poor track record

Hate and racism are nothing new in the Oak Park Unified School District. What is occurring in 2014 is the result of failure to appropriately deal with parental complaints of anti- Semitism, and calls for resolving student flight from the district, causing an influx of the outof district student replacement population in 1998. As an example, in 1998 at Brookside, […]