2010-04-01

2010-04-01 E-Edition

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Coal fires spur global warming



David Ray advises us to not worry about burning coal as sulfur dioxide no longer constitutes a problem and all the other impurities are in the ground anyway. What he leaves out, very conveniently, is the fact that burning coal produces carbon dioxide— huge amounts of it—which adds to the supply in the atmosphere already. This increases the greenhouse effect, […]

Team explodes into finals



Runners come from far and near to take part in Agoura’s Great Race

Race results*

Chesebro Half Marathon 1:14:15 JEFF JACKSON Santa Clarita Old Agoura 10K 35:53 TIM STRAND Santa Barbara Deena Kastor 5K 14:39 JACQUES SALLBERG (no city listed) Kids 1 Mile 6:09 RYAN HARRIS Oak Park Pacific Half Marathon 1:14:12 RYAN EMERY Calabasas *unofficial only

Gardens are blooming in club’s annual tour



The Westlake Village Garden Club will host the 37th annual Garden and Patio Tour from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 25, showcasing five home gardens in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. The gardens offer variety in size, style and plant materials. Several have special water conservation features and views. Proceeds from the tour will fund three $1,500 college […]

Plenty of net worth

Local boys’ volleyball update

Volleyball players are digging, passing and spiking their way through another high school season. While Westlake remains the team to beat in the Marmonte League, Agoura has quietly built a solid team. Oaks Christian and Oak Park will duke it out in the Tri-Valley League. Viewpoint, which has won eight straight Liberty League titles, is hitting its stride at spring […]

Let’s hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Car seat for dogs?



This letter is in response to Sophie Cutler’s open letter to dog owners about the safety issue surrounding unrestrained dogs in moving vehicles. Sadly, I have to admit that what she has to say is true. Still, I can’t help but be reminded of when I was 3 years old and rode standing up in the big front seat of […]


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