2003-06-12

Consider these tips before buying Father’s Day gifts



The idea of Father’s Day was first proposed in 1909 by Mrs. John B. Dodd, who wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widower, who had raised his six children by himself. It’s said she was inspired while watching a Mother’s Day parade. The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Wash., […]

Racism won’t go away easily



Racism won’t go away easily I applaud the strong support offered Ferrari Brown through the very eloquent prose of Patrick Green. However, I’m curious about who he expected would flood this paper with responses of righteous indignation concerning the treatment of members of the Calabasas High African American Club. As the vast majority of residents between the Conejo Grade and […]

Variety show helps Chaparral



This fast food diet has taste appeal



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Eat junk food and lose weight? No way. Burgers and fries will turn us into whoppers. But hold on, there is a way, says Calabasas resident Tracy Jones, author of the new self-published book, "Losing Fast." No tricks, no gimmicks. By carefully choosing your fast food diet and taking in the correct proportions of […]

Ventura WIB joins Corporation for a Skilled Workforce



The Ventura County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) recently was invited to join the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce’s (CSW) Professional Learning Consortium, a network comprised of some of the top workforce boards in the country. A national nonprofit policy organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the CSW was created to build workforce development strategies and systems that can produce an […]

Oaks Christian wins softball championship, beating Alemany

Acorn Sports Writer

In a third try at winning a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship, the Oaks Christian softball team beat Bishop Alemany, 2-0, in a game played at Barber Memorial Park in Irvine Saturday. The Lions are Southern Section Division IV champs. Oaks Christian manufactured single runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings, and senior right-hand pitcher Ashlee Freeman […]

Let the party begin: Test drive the Audi A8L

Acorn Automotive Editor

This Saturday Rusnak/Westlake in the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall will give prospective purchasers the first chance to drive the Audi A8L, one of the world’s most intelligent cars. This is a car so intelligent, so adaptive to your needs; it will conform, in milliseconds, to your unique way of driving. The all-new 2004 Audi A8L, long-wheelbase, with an additional five […]

Hitler series revisited



I found the recent CBS miniseries about Hitler very enlightening. In real history a self-deluded demagogue played upon humiliation and fear caused by national trauma (in their case, the loss of World War I and a terrible economic depression) to convince millions in his country to get revenge. The trauma had made the people feel weak and vulnerable, so what […]


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