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Keep government out of healthcare

This is in response to Barry Davis’ letter to The Acorn . Congress’ main healthcare bill was written to allow illegal aliens to easily slip into subsidized healthcare programs meant for Americans. Americans at town hall meetings spoke up and exposed this huge loophole that could cost taxpayers billions. The healthcare bill is filled with headlines but no details. The […]

Church to offer Alpha Course

Westlake Lutheran Church will introduce the Alpha Course with a free dinner and a video, “Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?” at 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 13 at the church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The program is for those not active in the Christian faith and those with questions about religion. Participants are not required to join the church. Reservations […]

Westlake Villagers to read ‘The Soloist’

Author will discuss the book in Nov. 14 event

The city of Westlake Village and the Westlake Village Library are co-sponsoring Westlake Village Reads, a One City One Book program. All city residents may participate in the program by reading the book and attending as many of the free special events as desired. The book is “The Soloist: a Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of […]

Wife uses ‘bad memory’ for her benefit

My wife says I forget things she tells me, but I don’t remember. She often tells me these things when I’m working on something—in deep concentration. Days later, when she accuses me of forgetting what “we discussed,” I tell her I most likely didn’t hear what she said because I was busy. She usually says, regarding the moment she tells […]

Getting offensive

Defenses be forewarned: Marmonte League football offenses are poised to put serious points on the scoreboard this season. On the following pages, The Acorn breaks down all eight teams’ chances

Predicted order of finish 1) Moorpark Musketeers 2) Newbury Park Panthers 3) Westlake Warriors 4) Thousand Oaks Lancers 5) Agoura Chargers 6) Royal Highlanders 7) Calabasas Coyotes 8) Simi Valley Pioneers (Note: The top four teams qualify for the postseason).

Is Fox guarding the hen house?

Mr. Barry H. Davis, in his condescending letter denouncing Fox viewers, states that 72 percent of the viewers believe that illegals will be covered by the proposed new plan even though it is not addressed in the bill. It need not be addressed since free medical must be supplied on humanitarian grounds and does not solve the major problem. The […]

Fall ball is here, so let’s be good sports

A few years ago, an experienced sportswriter said something that astounded us. “Kids will have fun and play their hearts out. It’s the parents,” he said, “who ruin things.” His comment was made in the aftermath of an ugly incident regarding officiating. A referee or umpire made a call that caused a near riot in the stands. It eventually spread […]

California Highway Patrol marks 80 Years

For 80 years the California Highway Patrol has regulated traffic on county and state highways, provided disaster and lifesaving assistance, and protected state buildings. On Aug. 14, the CHP officially marked its eighth decade in existence. The CHP’s Moorpark office hosted an open house offering tours, displays of vintage and new CHP vehicles, child safety seat inspections and installations, and […]

Team wins Chamber’s coveted Cal Cup