2009-12-31

2009-12-31 E-Edition

Explosion muffles the competition



Sunspots’ role in climate change



I would like to respond to David Ray’s letter in the Dec 10 Acorn. Mr. Ray raised a valid question about the connection between variations in solar irradiance (sunspots) and global temperatures, referred to as solar forcing. This is in fact an area of active scientific research and there is fairly good correlation with temperatures in the pre-industrial era, as […]

SeniorFest 2010 comes to CLU

Speakers focus on the perks and challenges of aging

The Association of Lutheran Older Adults and California Lutheran University will present SeniorFest 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 14 in Samuelson Chapel on the Thousand Oaks campus, 60 W. Olsen Road. The keynote address, “Call to Elderhood,” will be given by the Rev. Roland Martinson, an author and professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. […]

Clogging classes



The Conejo Valley Cloggers will offer beginning classes in clogging at 6:30 p.m. starting Thurs., Jan. 7. Clogging is a dance style, and partners are not needed. For more information, call Sue Koons at (805) 497-6641 or Ron Schmidt at (805) 497-2119.

Bulldogs exercise top form



A wrong candidate



Who could be so warped as to brandish swastikas in front of The Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance equating Jews with Nazis? The answer is U.S. congressional candidate Marcy Winograd. Winograd, who is running for Jane Harman’s 36th District seat, rarely admits publicly that she does not support the existence of a Jewish state or a “two-state solution,” yet she […]

Student takes group home residents under her wing



Cookies in hand, Aubrey Alvarez has brought holiday cheer to mentally disabled adults on her street for the past six years. Now a 21-year-old college student, Alvarez first noticed her Katherine Street neighbors who live in group homes affiliated with the TriCounty Regional Center of Ventura County on one of their daily walks. “I would see the residents walking every […]

Tending to her garden



Eagles taking a blue-collar approach on the hardwood

Oak Park boys’ hoops squad focuses on in-your-face defense

Steven Brodie almost always matches up against an opponents’ biggest player. “They’re always taller,” Brodie said. The senior captain for the Oak Park High boys’ basketball team might be undersized at forward, but Brodie and his fellow Eagles find ways to get the job done. Oak Park will enter the New Year sporting an above-.500 record and aspirations of wresting […]


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