2010-04-01 E-Edition

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Archer is Crossing Guard of the Year

Opposition to healthcare reform will backfire on Republicans

Opposition to health care reform spells trouble ahead for the GOP. A new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests Democrats have a good chance for political gain with their successful enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the poll, only 4 percent of Americans say the existing health care system shouldn’t have been changed at all. Although there […]

Life jackets can save lives

The Department of Boating and Waterways encourages boaters to wear a life jacket when sailing. Of the boating fatalities that occurred in 2009, 67 percent of the victims drowned and of that group, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket.  “There’s no reason why everyone can’t have fun on the water while also choosing to wear a life jacket,” […]

Lionel Richie livens up Oaks Christian dinner

Multi-Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and singer Lionel Richie entertained more than 900 people at Oaks Christian School’s annual dinner auction in the school’s Bedrosian Pavilion on March 20. The event earned more than $700,000 for the financial aid program, which provides assistance to almost 40 percent of the students at the school. Richie, a parent at the school, performed five of […]

Calmont artists showcase their work

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Burglars stole two computers valued at about $4,500 from an office in the 27400 block of Agoura Road between March 19 and 22. Vandals caused damage to a car parked by a restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road March 10. The amount of loss was not declared. Thieves stole two carpet cleaners worth $370 each from […]

No fun for Fido at recent auction

I was disgusted to read in the March 25 Acorn that at the Islands in the Sun benefit auction and fundraiser to benefit St. Jude the Apostle School, a Labrador puppy was one of the items up for bid at the live auction. In fact, it mentioned in the article that the puppy wriggled out of his collar during the […]

Keep dogs away from rattlesnakes

Mountains Restoration Trust will present its 2010 Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic For Dogs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 17 and 18 and May 15 and 16 at Tapia Park, 884 N. Las Virgenes Road, south of Calabasas. Tracy Jenson-Presson of High on Kennels in San Diego County will lead the instruction. She has many years […]

“How to Train Your Dragon”

Someday, when your grandkids breathlessly ask, “Were you alive when 3-D cinema begin?” you can say, “Yup, I saw ‘Avatar,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’” technology’s next generation, Hollywood’s new big three. “Avatar” and “Alice” are still playing in theaters, and six months from now, when some of us are returning for the umpteenth time to […]

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