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December 29, 2011

Handmade, a boutique located on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, has offered a multitude of unique and expressive art creations for the past sixteen years. Handmade is known for being one of Los Angeles’s top 25 gift stores that displays the work of over 100 independent artists and crafters.... Read more »

KYOTV: Episode Tree


December 16, 2011

Justin Cooper

justin cooper

Mike Kaufman - Staff Writer
December 16, 2011

The parts are laid out and rearranged as senior Justin Cooper hauls an engine into a beat up vehicle. Rear and front bumpers are carefully positioned together, and as pieces are meticulously assembled into a car, he picks out a shiny new color to splatter onto his creation. When the car is finally finished,... Read more »

Santa Monica’s Soda Jerk serves up scrumptious sundaes with a traditional flair

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December 15, 2011

The sweet aroma of old-fashioned ice cream lingers in the air, tempting customers to take a journey back in time. Soda Jerks, located in the Carousel Building on the Santa Monica Pier, is a classic 1930s diner serving up old-fashioned ice cream to modern consumers. In 1937, the first “soda jerk”... Read more »

California schools continue to increase tuition rate

UC tuition

Julia Shapiro - Staff Writer
December 15, 2011

For the 2011-2012 fall semester, University of California schools, California state schools and California community colleges increased their tuition. The prices of these schools are scheduled to continue to rise as colleges combat large budget cuts. As a result of the state budget cuts that took place... Read more »

Nine days of winter break

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December 15, 2011

  A typical holiday season is comprised of reindeers, candy canes and presents. This year, The Courier found unconventional activities like a unique yoga class or a moonlit gondola ride to make the nine non-holiday days of winter break memorable.   Where will you go first? Rosti... Read more »

Soccer Stars

soccer stars featured

Pegah Natanzi - Staff Writer
December 15, 2011

Senior Jamie Fink is no stranger to hard work and dedication. She currently plays for the Real So Cal Girls Under 18 soccer club where she was recruited by the University of Southern California. In addition, she played on the Olympic Development Program team (State and Regional Team). “If a college... Read more »

Extracurricular Code of Conduct


Alexa Carlucci - Staff Writer/ Rachel Stewart - Staff Writer
December 15, 2011

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board is proposing revisions to the Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Code of Conduct. Co-curricular activities include courses such as yearbook, choir and theater. This new provision will add students participating in co-curricular activities into the pool of... Read more »

Toddlers and Tiaras presents degrading image of young girls

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Siena Goldman - Staff Writer, '14
December 15, 2011

For most young girls their days are consumed with art projects, playing outside with friends and ballet classes. But for the children on The Learning Channel’s show, Toddlers and Tiaras, life is a beauty pageant filled with caked-on make-up and false teeth. Toddlers and Tiaras is damaging, not only... Read more »

Republican Rick Perry

top story opinions candidates

Casey Tamkin - Copy Editor
December 15, 2011

Make sure to read about the other candidates: Democrat Barack Obama Republican Hermain Cain Republican Mitt Romney If I were to deliver a speech similar to the one Republican candidate Rick Perry delivered at the start of November, odds are I would not be elected president of anything, let alone theUnited... Read more »

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