2010-08-19 E-Edition

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Write fiction, win prize

The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity. If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work and take part in next month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how The Acorn’s popular annual competition works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also […]

Youngsters compete in Junior Olympics

Miffed at library’s shorter hours

Today I was unpleasantly surprised to find, after braving the Saturday traffic, the Agoura Hills Public Library closed. To assure that I showed up when the library was open, I double checked the hours of operation on the website. However, upon arriving at the library, I found the doors locked and a notice informing the public that the library was […]

Board approves OPHS parking restrictions

Ventura County officials voted last week to prohibit parking northwest of Oak Park High School on a portion of Calle Rio Vista and Oak Hills Drive. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council recommended this spring that parking be permitted on only one side of the narrow cul-de-sac behind Oak Park High School and on Oak Hills Drive to reduce the […]

Calabasas septic tank dispute boiling over

The Calabasas City Council narrowly voted last week to begin planning for a sewer installation in Old Topanga Canyon. The move to inspect septic tanks and replace them with sewers has come under heavy fire from homeowners in the rural neighborhood southeast of Calabasas who say the new lines will lead to unwanted growth in their area. The council voted […]

Chumash Indians celebrate deep-rooted culture

Cyclists, sidewalkers and the American flag

I cannot fathom why California law mandates that public road bicycling be done in a manner that places cyclists in the optimum position for death. It staggers my imagination that anyone could believe that cycling with the traffic—with backs to the cars and the whole burden of avoidance on the motorist— is considered safe. Why can’t anyone understand that cycling […]

Containing Lions’ wideouts a Herculean task

Gridiron impact report: Oaks Christian wide receivers

Someone call Darrelle Revis. While you’re at it, page Champ Bailey and Troy Polamalu, too. Marmonte League football teams may need to import the NFL’s top defensive backs this season to have a shot at slowing down Oaks Christian’s aerial attack. This collection of Lion passcatchers is deep, talented, supremely confident and has plenty of speed to burn. “If we […]

“Eat Pray Love”

“Eat Pray Love” The last time I saw so many girlfriends gathered in one place, I do believe Tupperware was involved. “Eat Pray Love” is best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert’s prettified (cinematically speaking) journey around the world to find inner peace and happiness after a couple of bouts with unfulfilled love. The truth is, as searching-forinner peace films go, “Eat Pray […]