Letter on partial birth abortion condemned

Phil Moses’ unnecessarily graphic account of partial birth abortion was profoundly disturbing and had no place taking up space in a newspaper. Who takes pleasure, as Mr. Moses seemed to, in graphically explaining this disgusting procedure and writing to a paper so that others are exposed to his sadistic portrayal of this type of abortion? Furthermore, his self-righteous, judgmental closing […]

School board incumbent seeks reelection in Oak Park

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Jim Kalember, a former public school teacher who now runs a multimillion-dollar technical staffing operation, is running for another term on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education. The candidate said he remains passionate about public education. He’s well-qualified, Kalember said. Kalember is one of three candidates running for the board. The race includes […]

Pumpkin Patch coming to Oak Park again

The second annual Pumpkin Patch, a fundraiser to benefit the Oak Park Gardeners, a nonprofit community group, will be presented Fri., Sat. and Sun., Oct. 15, 16 and 17 at the Oak Park Community Garden, on the northwest corner of Sunnycrest and Kanan Road, Oak Park. Hours are "from dawn to dusk." The event will include a pumpkin sale, arts […]

Telephones made easier for people with disabilities

To empower people with physical limitations who have difficulty using the telephone, the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) will provide an informational seminar from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. 28 hosted by AlmaVia of Camarillo at 2500 Ponderosa Drive, North. Led by Theresa Tong, outreach specialist for CTAP, the seminar will provide information about new products and services […]

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (0-5, 0-2)
vs. Royal (3-2, 2-0)

Calabasas (0-5, 0-2) vs. Royal (3-2, 2-0) Last week’s results: Despite a valiant effort by backup tailback Peter Epstein, Calabasas lost at home to Moorpark, 42-20. Royal surprised Agoura in the final minutes of its game to win, 31-24. Outlook: Following two impressive wins over Thousand Oaks and Agoura, Royal is tied for the league lead and hoping to keep […]

It’s the time of year to get scared out of your wits––

Seaside Haunt opens tomorrow
Admission is $12.50, matinees are $6

It’s the time of year to get scared out of your wits–– Seaside Haunt opens tomorrow Admission is $12.50, matinees are $6 Located at Seaside Park in Ventura, Seaside Haunt is slated to be Ventura and Santa Barbara counties’ largest haunted house attraction for 2004. Build by professional Hollywood set designers, the 6,500-square-foot walk-through attraction will twist and turn its […]

Please get your facts straight on Northridge medical centers

Another day, another ER (Emergency Room) closing. Another day, another misreporting in a local newspaper. Although Los Robles is a successful hospital, Northridge Hospital Roscoe Campus in Northridge is also a successful, expanding, thriving medical center. Unfortunately, the Sherman Way Campus of Northridge Hospital in Van Nuys (which took the name Northridge Hospital years ago in an effort to revitalize) […]

Candidates debate future of OPUSD

Three seek two seats on Nov. 2

Three seek two seats on Nov. 2 By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) Board of Education candidates debated the future of the school district in the face of declining enrollment and continued budget cuts at a Community Foundation of Oak Park forum last week. Two incumbents and one challenger are running for two open seats on […]

Fall an excellent time to plant native flora at home

The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden will host a fall plant sale, specializing in water-wise and California native plants, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 16 and 17 in the Kids’ Adventure Garden, 350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free. Among the plants to be offered for sale are: Salvia species, Ceanothus, Penstemon, passion flower, […]

Make a commitment to quit smoking

Quitting smoking isn’t easy, yet millions of Americans have succeeded in doing it. Getting ready to quit by using these tried-and-true methods can boost your chances of success. 1. Be introspective. Knowing why you smoke is essential to a successful quit attempt. Perhaps you smoke to energize or comfort yourself, or just to relieve stress. Identifying what makes you light […]

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