2010-12-23 E-Edition

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Calling president a ‘terrorist’ crosses the line

Shame on reader Larry Brown and shame on The Acorn for posting this nut’s latest salvo on the Wiki-leaks “data dump” (Dec. 9). Brown calls the U.S. president and the U.S. secretary of state terrorists. Treason is defined as a crime that undermines the offender’s government, disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior and an act of deliberate betrayal. Mr. Brown […]

Young artist inherits talent from famous cartoonist

Skyler Bergman never met her great-grandfather Isador Friz Freleng, but the familial link between the two artists is already apparent. A third-grader at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas, Skyler was among the 10 winners of a recent statewide art contest that challenged public school children in grades K – 12 throughout California to draw a picture demonstrating the theme “Every […]

Life Change celebrates on Christmas Eve

“Hope for the Holidays” will be the message shared by the Rev. Brad Johnson, pastor of Life Change Community Church, from 5 to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, Fri., Dec. 24, at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. The service will feature Christmas decorations, carol singing and refreshments for all. Admission and parking are free. All members of the community […]


SAT., DEC. 25 Free Christmas Dinner 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Home-cooked meal for anyone in the community. Sponsored by Temple Adat Elohim. Free. Phone: 805.497.7101 Contact: Temple Adat Elohim Web: www.adatelohim.org Time: 5:00 p.m. Date: 12/25/2010 FRI., DEC. 31 New Year’s Eve Party 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. […]

There’s religious discrimination alive in Oak Park

I have lived in Oak Park for 30 years, and attended Sabbath services in our community since the first one took place in a friend’s living room in 1984 when I was a 14-year- old. After a couple of weeks, services were moved to our family’s home. In 1994 when Chabad of Oak Park moved to a non-descript building on […]

Teen and her dog win national agility contest

An Agoura Hills teen led her spaniel Rogan into the winner’s circle at the American Kennel Club’s 2010 National Agility Invitational competition earlier this month in Long Beach. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was ranked as the top dog in his breed in the United States. Amanda Prince, 16, trained and competed with her dog. The top five dogs in […]

It isn’t the size that matters

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” —Larry Wilde Observing Christmas and the season of Light this year has taken on an entirely different look for my wife and me. For the first time in many years we are sharing our home with a new family member. […]

Right now it’s Agoura and everyone else

Marmonte League winter overview: Girls’ water polo

There’s no mystery. One school is favored to run away with the Marmonte League girls’ water polo championship. Everything else is up in the air. Agoura High will likely dominate league, but Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Royal, Newbury Park, Moorpark and Calabasas hope to contend for second place or at least a playoff berth. Here’s a closer look at the league’s […]

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. So please drop us a line. It’s your turn to speak. Just as […]