2009-11-25

2009-11-25 E-Edition

Patriots prevail

Girls’ tennis program claims second CIF title in school history

Crystal Arnold was smiling and laughing so much, she forgot to breathe. “I need to catch my breath,” Arnold said. Arnold stopped to breath— maybe for a nanosecond—and continued celebrating. The senior and No. 1 singles player for the Viewpoint High girls’ tennis team helped the Patriots win the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 championship 10-8 over Buckley on Monday at […]

Shame on students for making attack



I was shocked to see that a student at a A.E. Wright Middle School was twice attacked last Friday for having red hair. What kind of monsters are we raising? Where are these kids’ values? I have three sons, and they’ve seen South Park shows; however, they would not want to punch and kick another human being. If they did, […]

A night on the ice is nice



The SoCal Curling Club will host an open curling night at 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at the Simi Valley Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. The club offers instruction in the Winter Olympic sport of curling and provides all equipment needed. Participants are advised to dress warmly and wear flat-soled athletic shoes. Cost is $20. Children ages 12 […]

With holidays approaching, beware of DUI

‘There is no safe amount of alcohol,’ a MADD spokesperson says

With the holidays approaching, law enforcement officials and sobriety advocates recently drove home the message that no amount of alcohol is safe to consume before driving. At a summit on Nov. 5, “Unacceptable Losses,” organized by Ventura County Behavioral Health at the Ventura Beach Marriott, various agencies came together to publicize the farreaching emotional, physical and financial consequences of drunken […]

Rotary takes kids shopping



The Rotary Club of Westlake Village recently took 25 children on a shopping spree at J.C. Penney in Thousand Oaks. The children belong to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. Each child was provided $100 to purchase clothes at a 25 percent discount. The parents provided a list of items that were needed, and the Rotarians helped the children […]

Area cross country teams, individuals advance to state meet



The running will continue for one more week, at least for some area teams and individuals. Locals competed at the CIFSouthern Section Cross Country Championships last weekend at the rugged and hilly Mount San Antonio College course in Walnut. Although there were no team or individual champions from the area, several locals turned in fine performances in the final act […]

Sun spots vs. global warming



I would like to respond to the letter in the Nov. 12 issue of The Acorn titled “Spots shed light on global warming.” This letter suggests that variations in global temperatures can be attributed to sun spot activity which causes variations in solar radiation output. The letter further suggests that global temperatures are actually declining, despite the fact that CO2 […]

Artist to discuss his work at Temple Aliyah

Events include dinner, reception, Shabbat worship

Temple Aliyah will host artist Mordechai Rosenstein as the 2009 Artist-In-Residence on Dec. 4 and 5. All events will be at the temple, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. All events are open to the public. A creative open house will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., Dec. 4. The community can meet Rosenstein, who will create […]

A stronger breathalizer program takes the air out of drunk driving



Because of the yearly increase in the number of breath tests collected in the county, the demand for portable breath-testing devices continues to grow. As the trend continues, the Ventura Sheriff’s Department Forensic Sciences Laboratory plans to bring more evidential breath testing instrumentation to the roadside, and that includes the community of Oak Park. New equipment purchases and a web-based […]


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