ADULT SCHOOL TRAFFIC SPARKS LOCAL PROTEST : COUNCIL WANTS NIGHT CLASSES MOVED.Byline: Enrique Rivero Daily News Staff Writer
Shortly after moving into the Waverly Heights neighborhood in April, Shirley Christie grew curious about a line of traffic crawling past her front yard.
Thinking there was a party nearby, Christie and her son followed the cars and the noise for several blocks to the source - the Conejo Valley The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwest Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States. It was discovered in 1542 by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, and eventually became part of the Rancho El Conejo land grant by Adult School Waverly Heights campus.
The Christies were among two dozen area residents who complained to the City Council on Tuesday night about traffic, litter and other problems posed by the adult school. The Christies said they have have gone so far as to barricade two of their three driveway entrances to prevent motorists from using their property as a short cut.
``Ultimately, we'd like to have our yard back, that's basically why we bought over a half-acre and most of it is in the front,'' Christie said Wednesday in an interview. ``We'd like our front yard back.''
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On Tuesday, however, the City Council took Gross by surprise by suggesting that the Conejo Valley Unified School District Conejo Valley Unified School District or CVUSD is a school district in Ventura County. It serves Thousand Oaks, California and its subsections Newbury Park and Westlake Village. had been unresponsive unresponsive Neurology adjective Referring to a total lack of response to neurologic stimuli and that perhaps the school should be moved.
``Out of the blue, to attack our Board of Education is highly irregular,'' Gross said. ``We're stunned stun
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For the short term, city officials say, they will try to convince the school district to reduce traffic by setting up a park-and-ride lot with shuttle service to the school and moving night classes to another location, said Mayor Andrew Fox Andrew Fox is an American author from New Orleans. He has written two comic novels, Fat White Vampire Blues and Bride of the Fat White Vampire. Both novels feature Jules Duchon, a morbidly obese vampire who resides in New Orleans and works as a taxi driver. .
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``The long-term solution is, the district has to develop a master plan to provide adult education for the community and it has to be done in an acceptable location,'' he said. ``And that location is not a former elementary school elementary school: see school. nestled deep in an equestrian neighborhood with no streetlights or sidewalks and windy streets.''
Dave Woodruff, principal of the Waverly Heights campus, said any traffic problems at the campus are not significant. The council is responding in knee-jerk fashion to the complaints of a few ``activist'' residents, he said.
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``There is not a significant problem - the Traffic Department has said this on several occasions, the Sheriff's Department says this and I concur and I have looked at this more than anybody,'' Woodruff said.
Conejo Valley Adult Education each year serves about 9,000 students and offers some 300 classes at 25 locations, including the Waverly Heights campus, Woodruff said.
Though the exact number of students enrolled at that campus could not be determined, Woodruff did say that all 20 classrooms are in constant use during the day, and about 15 are in use Monday through Thursday nights.
Class sizes range from six to 35 students, Woodruff said.