2010-03-25

The Peanut League



Playing for the Boston Red Sox, he’s about 4 feet tall give or take a few dirt clods. He’s the one with the Scooby-Doo snacks stuck in his teeth. Rather than spend time at Fenway, he naps in a bed where Buzz Lightyear communes with Thomas the Train.  A little voice zings one at me before I can even load […]

Pet of the Week



Anti-Defamation League director speaks at Etz Chaim



Serving in Uniform



•Army Spc. Cory A. Frenkel has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Frenkel is the son of Ayal Frenkel of Oak Park and is a 2004 graduate of Oak Park High School. He has a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara. •Air Force Airman Stephanie Miremadi graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, […]

We don’t want your money



My aunt and uncle told my wife and me that they were putting us in their will. In the unfortunate case of their deaths, we’d get their entire estate. “You guys will be set for life,” my uncle said. We’d have three paid-off vehicles, enough savings to retire and a house that could fit three of our houses in the […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn , 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your story to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

‘Fun in the sun’ raises funds for St. Jude



‘Teen Trends’ spreads positive message to kids



When David Cohen was young, he didn’t get his thrills from playgrounds or amusement parks. His most exciting days were spent hanging with his radio personality mom in the studio, listening as her voice emitted over the airwaves. “I’d sit down and my mom would say, ‘Okay, time to be quiet,’” Dave said. “I was always interested in radio, even […]

Invasive roots



Q: Which has the deepest, most invasive roots, a 30-foot maple tree or 7-foot cedar hedges? We had tree roots in our sewer lines and were told they’ll continue to grow. We dug down 6 feet and found hair roots and a few roots 1 inch in diameter. A: Root intrusion into drainpipes keeps a plumber friend of mine very […]

On Heschel school



The March 18 editorial, related article and cartoon regarding the Heschel school misrepresented a few facts. Even with Zev Yaroslavsky and much of the Jewish community from the entirety of Southern California in their corner, Heschel was granted only a conditional use permit. A shopping center cannot be built under a conditional use permit, and thus the implication that Old […]


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