The mock trial team of Louisville High School in Woodland Hills won its eighth, not sixth Los Angeles County Mock Trial Championship on Nov. 29. It’s the second time in four years the all-girls team won the mock courtroom title.

Spreading holiday cheer

Best of Marmonte, Tri-Valley leagues honored

He’s only a junior, but Chris Brown of Newbury Park High is already ahead of the competition. Brown took home the hardware as the Marmonte League’s Most Valuable Player last week after rushing for 1,904 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Panthers this season. Brown’s teammate, Chance Flaaten, earned the Defensive MVP award while Westlake High running back Cooper Shockley […]

Wealthy pay most of country’s taxes

In last week’s Acorn, Patricia Ahmad bestows a “Scrooge” award on a letter writer. In the spirit of the season of giving, I honor Ms. Ahmad with her own award- for economic illiteracy. She intimates that “the government” protects only the rights of the rich and that (get ready) “the rich” and corporations pay only “7 percent of the taxes.” […]

Custom Built In 2002, This Home Features A Double Islnad Kitchen

The home was custom built in 2002. It has a double island kitchen with granite, marble, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, nook and bar. The living room includes picture windows and a library loft. There is walnut flooring throughout the lower level. The large game room has a counter bar, and the master retreat features stone flooring, bathroom and walk-in. There […]

Early deadlines for holidays

The Acorn Newspapers have early deadlines for the next two editions because of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Real estate ads must be reserved by 11 a.m. today, Dec. 20, for the Dec. 27 edition. All press releases and letters to the editor are also due today at 11. Space for display advertisers must be reserved by 11 a.m. Fri., […]

Oak Park student leads Sight Night campaign

BreeLayne Ring, 16, a student at Oak Park High School, recently led a Sight Night campaign in the Oak Park community. Sight Night was launched by BreeLayne’s older sister, Brighton, in 2004. Sight Night is part of a national collection drive conducted annually by “Give the Gift of Sight,” a group of charitable vision care programs sponsored by the Lens […]

Chargers flex their muscle

Her facts about taxes aren’t correct

I find it reprehensible that Patricia Ahmad resorts to namecalling a member of our community in her desire to score a point. I do not know Edwin Locke, but I believe it was mean spirited for Ahmad to take it upon herself to select him “Scrooge of the Year.” Furthermore, Ms. Ahmad misrepresented the facts when she claims that the […]

Roy Brasher

Realtor Roy Brasher turned his life toward helping others avoid the type of behavior that left him the victim of a drunken driving accident. The car crash mangled his body- he has partially recovered from injuries that left him a quadriplegic- but his heart remained intact, opening even wider. Brasher believes that a Christian education is the best deterrent to […]