2011-10-06

Hoops for hope



Fundraiser benets Humane Society

Event has dinner, live music, silent auction

The Humane Society of Ventura County will host its fifth annual “Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow” fundraiser from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at Arroyo Verde Park, Foothill and Day Roads, Ventura. Proceeds go to the care of animals in need throughout Ventura County. The event will feature a Southwestern style dinner, silent auction […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (3-1) at Westlake Warriors (4-0)

By Stephen Dorman sdorman@theacorn.com For a minute, Alex Ball considered leaving Westlake High. Faced with the aftermath of his 41-yard missed field goal in the dying seconds of the 2010 CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship loss to Oaks Christian, Westlake’s star place kicker thought about taking his powerful right leg somewhere— anywhere—else. “At the time I was thinking, ‘This is […]

Don’t bash law enforcement



I was fascinated by the comments made Mr. Jim Marzec in last week’s letters. Mr. Marzec’s perspective was that the local law enforcement agencies are stepping up their traffic enforcement efforts in an attempt to balance their deficit with your wallet. While we don’t have all of the facts as to whether or not Mr. Marzec’s comments are valid, we […]

For the love of gardening



Let us hear your ‘tails’



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Other local football matchups



Oak Park (1-4) at Camarillo (1-3) Outlook: Oak Park showed guts in bouncing back from a 17-0 first-half deficit last weekend at El Segundo. The Eagle defense held El Segundo off the scoreboard in the second half, while OPHS’ offense came to life under the direction of quarterback Jack Gerstenberger and wideout Aaron Lacombe, who tallied four catches for 123 […]

Yes, coyotes are a real problem



Following a letter sent to The Acorn last week from J. Davis expressing the problem with coyotes in Calabasas, I must concur—we have a real issue here. I live in the Colony in Calabasas on Las Virgenes Road and, like other homeowners living up against the mountains, we’ve had a real concern with coyotes for months now. Packs of coyotes […]

My kid the salesman



My 8-year-old son is deep. He said to his mother, who’s a middle school teacher, “Your students think eighth grade is next to ninth grade. I think third grade is next to college.” He’s got something there. It’s quite profound. Or he just wants something from Mommy and knows his way to her teacherly heart. Yup, our boy’s a salesman. […]

Pet of the Week




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