2009-06-18

Grads got pep in their step



Combatting irritating allergy symptoms



For the more than 50 million people in the U.S. who suffer from allergies, there’s good news. That’s because there may be a number of helpful steps one can take to help manage the symptoms. Symptoms and causes Common allergy symptoms include sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery, red eyes. These symptoms can be triggered by a number of […]

Indian Hills High offers alternatives

Class president going for the 'American Dream'

Indian Hills High School Class President Geoffrey Garcia is determined to achieve the American dream. A graduate of the People to People Ambassadors program, an educational program that connects students around the world, Geoffrey used the experience to sharpen his math and science skills. Program administrators evaluated his potential as an engineer. With math and science as his strong suits, […]

Birthday boy gives to school



Your turn to speak



Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter— which […]

Students at risk of being forced out of district



Thousands of students throughout California could be forced to return to their neighborhood public schools if a bill allowing them to attend the schools of their choice is not renewed. The District of Choice program is due to end on July 1 after 17 years in existence. The program allows children to attend the public schools of their preference without […]

Dispelling myths of the heart



Patients who believe myths about heart disease may be at increased risk, say cardiovascular medicine faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. University cardiologists have provided a list of some of the most common myths they encounter in patient care. •”Nobody in my family has heart disease, so I’m not going to get it.” Not […]

One last hurrah



Salsa festival will be hot



All types of home-made salsa are eligible for entry in the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge 2009 at the 16th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival on Sun., July 26. Amateur salsa makers may compete in six categories: Best Red, Best Green, Best Fruit, Best Hot, Best Medium and Best Mild. The Judge’s Choice winner will receive top honors and a $150 grand […]

Ask the DMV



Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers at www.dmv.ca.gov. Q: What is a safe distance between me and my airbag in case it inflates due to an accident? A: The biggest risk of injury is being […]


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