2009-01-29

Remember falling in love?



Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. Do you recall the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid’s arrow find its mark? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us how you […]

Mini Wonders at Help U Learn

Company offers wide array of technology devices

Help U Learn Micros reviews the following technology devices and and descusses how they can be used. •GPS units. For drivers who don’t have one of these units built into their car, they will want to have one of the many portable units sold today that do numerous tasks, including finding directions. •Operation systems. Most people know about two major […]

Oak Park hoopsters battling for TVL crown



The Oak Park High boys’ basketball squad remains in the thick of the Tri-Valley League title chase with three weeks remaining in the regular season. Oak Park entered Wednesday night’s contest at Malibu with a 13-6 overall record and a 2-1 mark in league play. The Eagles only TVL defeat was at home against Oaks Christian, 40-33, on Jan. 21. […]

The man who repaired Bear



My wife changed our plans, canceling my casual get-together with friends and setting a more important get-together of her own. I was available to watch our 5-year-old son that Saturday evening after all. The three-bedroom house was silent—not the silence of mischief, but the silence associated with peace—and I was enjoying it. Then everything changed. I plodded into my son’s […]

Unusual strategy



In response to “Youth basketball leagues turn to female leadership.” You don’t know the half of Susie Troxler’s commitment to bringing each player into “being a part of a team,” nor half the emotion she feels “seeing a child make a basket for the first time” until you have been a parent of a child on her team, sitting in […]

LVMWD lowers water rebates



Las Virgenes Municipal Water District announced a revised rebate schedule for customers who purchase qualifying high-efficiency clothes washers, high efficiency toilets, weather-based irrigation controllers and watersaving sprinkler heads. For a new qualifying washing machine, the buyer may now receive a $135 refund against their purchase. “Our previous program of $300 washer rebates relied on supplemental state grant funding,” said Randal […]

Knock Yourself Out and Get in Shape



KO Studio Westlake brings to the community a premiere private facility for elite personal and small group training. The studio’s brand new design offers a vast array of choices for clients dedicated to getting in shape. KO Studio Westlake’s premium coaches and specialty programs allow a full spectrum of fitness offerings. All programs combine elements of boxing, kickboxing, CORE, strength […]

Peanut turns into a family friend



FURRY FELLOW— Left, Gavin Kotzin of Calabasas introduces Peanut, aptly called the “Squirrel of the Century.” Below, Peanut proves he can get along with animals of all species. The friendly squirrel, who roams indoors and out, is almost as tame as the family cat.

Barcelona Boys win tournament



WAY TO GO—Barcelona Boys U14 soccer team won first place in the Camarillo Eagles Winter Classic Tournament. Back row, from left: Ry Christiansen, Kyle Sears, Alec Parezo, Maurice Morton, Jonah Diaz, Tyler Chinappi, Chris Gardhouse, Eric Benedon, Michael Ortiz-Benz, Jorge Miranda and Coach Joey Kirk. Front row: Jack Nelson, Koko Nowry, Scout Pepper, Brian Bay, Jackson Sullivan, Jarrett Davis, Evan […]

No longer safe



On Jan. 21 I arrived home at 6:30 p.m. with my 3-year-old twin boys. As soon I reached the door that connects my house with the garage I noticed that something unusual had happened. The door was locked. Usually my wife drops off the twins in the morning and leaves home without locking this door. I was able to open […]


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