2011-01-20

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Urban myth?



Mr. Tavolieri’s statement that “The Republicans are for the rich and the Democrats are for the poor,” is unfortunately a false belief that has been propagated for decades. The Democratic Party has done a phenomenal job of promoting this myth. The truth is that Republicans donate considerably more money to charitable causes. In a study by Syracuse University professor Arthur […]

The British are coming!



Park service offers summer program for teachers



The National Park Service is accepting applications from classroom teachers for its Teacher to Ranger to Teacher (TRT) program at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The TRT program will begin in late June and run for six to eight weeks. Teachers will be involved in staffing visitor contact stations, creating activities and programs for children and families, conducting guided […]

Lee’s got game

Oak Park sophomore is Eagles’ main man


Ron Lee is making a name for himself. A sophomore point guard for the Oak Park High boys’ basketball team, Lee has been a dynamo for the Eagles. “He’s the complete package,” said senior forward Cameron Stevens. “He has the ability to carry the team when needed.” Naturally basketball is embedded in Lee’s soul. His father, Ron Lee, was a […]

Gains for council



I’ve known Calabasas City Council candidate Fred Gaines for 12 of the 17 years I’ve lived in Calabasas. I don’t often get involved or even care about politics, but in this case I do. If I could vote I would cast my vote for Fred, but as a Canadian I am not eligible; however, you are. Therefore, I am asking […]

Learn how to write your life’s story



Author and journalist David Wilk will present a “How to Tell Your Life Story” workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23 in the Westlake Village City Hall community room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Wilk teaches how to write an autobiography, family history or biography of a loved one. This three-week, hands-on seminar covers getting started, organizing notes, writing […]

Student’s life lesson inspires her first storybook




Kids sometimes fib. When Dani Pattiz, a student at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills, told a lie at school, her mother suggested a penalty to teach the child about the importance of honesty, little knowing the result would raise money for the school. Dani was an 8-year-old secondgrade student when she lied to her teacher about bringing a toy […]

Showdown Sunday: Who’s going to the Super Bowl?

Sportswriters Eliav Appelbaum and Stephen Dorman debate the NFL conference title games

In a time when the United States military fights in two countries for my freedom to write this column, analogies comparing sports to war seem bogus. But not this week. It’s Armageddon at Soldier Field. It’s hell freezing over Lake Michigan. It’s the Chicago Bears versus the stinking, dirty, ugly and hated Green Bay Packers. When I say “hate,” I […]

Oak Park cell towers spark a serious debate



Regarding the Kilburn cell towers, residential neighborhoods are not acceptable locations for massive cellular towers. We must consider the impact on the people who live in the immediate area. I was disappointed to read in last week’s Acorn that Capt. Brent Kerr from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department supports the expansion of the Kilburn Court cell towers in Oak Park. […]


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