2004-10-14

Liberals need conservatives



Wayne gets up at 6 a.m. in the morning and fills his coffeepot with water. Wayne thinks that the water is clean and good because some "tree-hugging liberal" fought for minimum quality standards. Otherwise, as Wayne knows well, the water company’s sole purpose would be to poison its customers. When he takes his medication, drives his car or eats his […]

Harvey Kern now officially a cherished nut in Oak Park



Harvey Kern now officially a cherished nut in Oak Park By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Following a thorough search, the Community Foundation for Oak Park last week gave Harvey Kern, a longtime resident of Oak Park, this year’s Golden Acorn award. Kern, 62, has served Oak Park in many ways. At the start of a forum hosted by the foundation last […]

Rotarians change their monthly meeting schedule



The Rotary Club of Calabasas-Agoura Hills has revised the schedule for its monthly meetings. To announce its new time and location, the organization, which has been a morning club for 16 years, is hosting a special luncheon beginning at 12:10 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 21 at Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road in Cala-basas. "We are changing to the new time so […]

Westlake Village artist earns award from National Park Academy



Westlake Village resident Tony Pro is an award-winning artist. Recently, Pro was honored with the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Purchase Award of $3,000 for his painting "Friar’s Desk," representing San Antonio Missions National Park. He was a participant in the 18th annual Arts for the Parks Top 100 Exhibition and the "Mini 100" Competition sponsored by the National […]

Application Essays



By the time students apply to colleges, there’s not much they can change about their GPA, number of AP classes, standardized test scores or extracurricular activities. They can’t control teacher or counselor recommendations. The one part of the application they have total control over is the essay or personal statement. While an essay won’t compensate for mediocre grades and test […]

Agoura church hosts open-air celebration



Christian Church of the Hills will host a special "CCH in the Park" worship celebration at 11 a.m. Sun., Oct. 17 under the trees at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills, opposite the Agoura High School football field. The high-energy rock ’n’ roll band Transient Camp, four times on the Christian music Top 40 chart, will be featured. […]

“The Motorcycle Diaries”



"The Motorcycle Diaries" Directed by: Walter Salles Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna Rated: R (for adult language) Running time: 128 minutes Language: Spanish (subtitled) Best suited for: the socially aware, the politically curious, anyone willing to peek beyond the facade of U.S. idealism Least suited for: the radically right, McCarthy-era remnants, those expecting a primer on guerilla […]

Tired of listening to Bush-bashers



Tired of listening to Bush-bashers If Robert McPherson can produce the quote he attributes to me, I will donate $1,000 to his favorite charity. The quote was not only taken out of context but was paraphrased and distorted. I had criticized Clinton’s policies on intelligence and security but was quick to add, "I am not blaming Bill Clinton for 9/11. […]

Wearing blue and red—but not for long



WHS sophomores host fundraiser



To support the sophomore class at Westlake High School, Cold Stone Creamery in The Promenade shopping center at the southeast corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards will donate 15 percent of sales today between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. to customers with a flier or a copy of this article. After $500 is credited, the percentage will increase to 15 […]


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