Republicans vs. Democrats revisited one last time

Republicans vs. Democrats revisited one last time In the Oct. 14 issue of The Acorn ("Democrats defended"), Mary Ficalora took issue with previous statements made by me, but in so doing, inadvertently confirmed my original statements. She refutes my belief that "Democrats are for the redistribution of wealth" by stating that Democrats are merely "for the redistribution of the tax […]

For the record

In the Oct. 21 edition of The Acorn, an announcement about the superintendent meetings should have stated that they were being conducted for the community at large to raise any school issues with district staff members. These meetings have nothing to do with the superintendent search. A public meeting regarding the superintendent search is being conducted at the district headquarters […]

Former pop star makes $3 million donation to arts

Former pop star makes $3 million donation to arts Richard Carpenter, who along with his late sister, Karen, was half of the popular ’70s singing duo The Carpenters, and his wife, Mary, recently made a gift of $3 million to the Alliance for the Arts, the official nonprofit fundraising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The Carpenters and […]

Lecture on earthquakes scheduled

The public is invited to explore the mysteries of a crisp autumn night at California State Northridge’s Bianchi Planetarium this month on the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Among the programs will be "What’s Shaking and How We Measure It" at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 12. Caltech seismologist Kate Hutton will discuss earthquakes—how they are measured and studied and […]

SUN., NOV. 7

SUN., NOV. 7 Horse Play Day It’s a Play Day for horses and their riders at the Fall Horse Play Day presented by Agoura Hills Department of Community Services at Old Agoura Park Equestrian Center, 5301 Chesebro Road, featuring challenging equine events for variety of ages. Register at 8 a.m., contests begin at 9 a.m. Classes $2 to $3. (818) […]

Other local football matchups

Royal (6-2) vs. Westlake (4-4)

Royal (6-2) vs. Westlake (4-4) Last week’s results: Royal put a whooping on Moorpark, 49-7, dominating on both sides of the football. Westlake lost a heartbreaker to Newbury Park, 30-29, after a last-second extra point was blocked. Outlook: In a showdown between the league’s top two rushers, Royal’s Danny Mosier and Westlake’s Jeff Rapoport, the Warriors are in a must-win […]

Holiday Open House coming to town

Leonis Adobe Museum will host a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 13. Refreshments will be served in a festive atmosphere featuring traditional Victorian holiday decorations. All items in the museum store and gift shop will be offered at a 15 percent discount. Hand-selected holiday gift items include crafted children’s toys, Victorian collectables and jewelry, […]

A time to heal

To many of us, this has been the most contentious of any presidential election we can remember. Bush and Kerry spent more time attacking each other than promoting their own campaigns. It was American politics at its ugliest. We hope that both sides work to the common ground and avoid pushing an agenda that infuriates the other side. One thing […]