2004-04-08

Healthy Kids Day



Marriage should be reserved for heterosexuals



Marriage is beneficial to society. Let me rephrase that: heterosexual marriage is beneficial to society. And government is absolutely correct in granting special privileges to it. But notice that the privileges are granted to the institution of marriage, not to the individuals comprising it and therefore there is no civil rights component to the allocation of privileges. Straight marriage is […]

Oak Park committee to meet tonight



The Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., April 8, at Mae Boyar Park, 130 Kanan Road, Oak Park. The agenda includes the election of chair and vice chair, a report on recreation activities, the status of the Oak Park Community Gardens and an update on dedication ceremonies for the Oak Park Community […]

Easter traditions can make a basket-case out of family relations



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Last year, just before Easter, Frankie Trotta told his wife, Julie, that they should stay home for the holiday and begin traditions of their own with their 3-year-old daughter, Anna. A couple of days after Frankie’s decision, all the typical family phone calls came into the Trotta household. "You’re coming for Easter, right?" "What time are […]

Westlake a nemesis to Lancers in softball



By Wayne Harrison wharrison@theacorn.com The Thousand Oaks softball team has won four of the last five Marmonte League championships and a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship in 2001. Yet when Westlake defeated Thousand Oaks 5-4 earlier this season in a game played at Thousand Oaks High School, it marked the eighth consecutive time that the Warriors have defeated the Lancers. […]

Get into the swing of tennis camp



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering a tennis camp from Mon., April 12 through Fri., April 16 at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. There are two age groups, 6-9 and 10-14, and each camp is priced at $125 for the week. Participants must bring their own tennis racquets. Racquets may be purchased […]

Depressed about Dodgers



Depressed about Dodgers Sometimes it’s no fun being a sports fan. The Pac 10 conference was wiped out early in the recently completed NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Worse, no team in Southern California (from Santa Barbara to San Diego) even qualified. The Lakers were on a roll and had won 11 in a row until Sunday. Now they’ve lost two […]


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