2003-01-02

WHS grapples with lack of wrestlers, wins

Special to The Acorn

It’s been a long and hard challenge. The Westlake High School wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Erik Thureson, didn’t win a dual meet during last season and hasn’t yet this season. However, Thureson is encouraged after the Warriors lost to Newbury Park High, but only by a 52-36 score. "We’re improving our program quite a bit over […]

Ventura County supervisors were arrogant



Ventura County supervisors were arrogant With the sole exception of Supervisor Steve Bennett, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors’ 4-1 vote to approve Ahmanson Ranch translates something like this: "We, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, who were elected to represent the people, approve of total gridlock on the 101 Freeway with 45,000 more cars a day. We see nothing […]

Trees can be used as mulch and in other useful ways



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer It’s time to recycle those Christmas trees again and most waste collectors offer curbside pick-up. Drop-off sites will be available for those who don’t have services to collect their trees or who don’t want to cut the trees into smaller pieces (which is required by some garbage contractors). Christmas trees aren’t just good for […]

Auditions for musical set



Cabrillo Music Theatre will host auditions from Jan. 18-20 for their production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel," which will play March 28 to April 6 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. "Carousel" is the story of a ne’er-do-well who wins a sweet girl’s love and always fumbles the chance to bring happiness to […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

He was the professional football coach who symbolized toughness and dedication in sports. "Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing." That’s what you think of when you think of Vince Lombardi. Lombardi was always a hard man when it came to football. In college, at Fordham, he played guard on a famous line called the Seven Blocks of Granite. He […]

Calabasas needs to quit wasting money on the

Ahmanson fight

Calabasas needs to quit wasting money on the On Dec. 19 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the Ahmanson Ranch project. Before this decision was reached this board expressed their disgust with those who gave testimony before this board that was either totally false or deliberately distorted while representing themselves as "experts." This board also expressed disdain for the […]

Water flowed during repair work



In the midst of Southern California’s worst year for rainfall in recorded history, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) shut down its Colorado River Aqueduct—one of the region’s most important sources of drinking water—for 15 days last fall. No one noticed, which was just as intended, according to MWD. Water continued to flow, as a result of several years […]

CFO’s anticipate economic growth by second quarter of New Year 2003 expected to be a year for business expansion



CFO’s anticipate economic growth by second quarter of New Year 2003 expected to be a year for business expansion In a new survey of chief financial officers (CFOs), 51 percent of respondents said they believe the nation’s economy will start improving by the second quarter of 2003. In addition, 41 percent of financial executives said they plan at least some […]

Thrashers trash the competition



Replace the supervisors



As a concerned citizen, I sat through two days of expert testimony on the Ahmanson Ranch development at the Ventura County Government Center last week. I simply cannot believe that four of the Ventura County Supervisors could not even vote to adequately study a known cancer-causing contaminant prior to approving the building of new homes at Ahmanson Ranch. I, and […]


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