2012-06-07 E-Edition

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Sad, but thanks

We the parents of Chris Schwartz, whose fatal accident was reported in the May 24 issue of The Acorn, wish to thank you and reporter Sylvie Belmond for the professional manner in the way the story was written. Chris would have been happy to know he made front page (if you had known Chris). He lived and played hard at […]

Salsa fest seeks recipes

The Oxnard Salsa Festival is accepting entries for “The Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge 2012,” which will take place Sun., July 29. The competition is open to amateur salsa chefs. Winning salsas will be selected in several categories, including Best Red, Best Green, Best Mild, Best Medium and Best Hot. The contest is limited to 50 salsas and preregistration is required. […]

The Movie Nut

“Bernie” Directed by: Richard Linklater Starring: Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine MPAA rating: PG-13 for violent images and brief strong language Running time: 104 minutes Best suited for: those looking for something unlike anything they’ve seen before Least suited for: those who don’t ever want to see Jack Black playing an actual grown-up There’s lots of good buzz around […]

Golf tourney tees up for charities

The St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club will host the 31st annual Golf Classic on Thurs., July 26 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. This year’s event will honor Mike Scioscia, manager of the Los Angeles Angels. The event will be in Texas scramble format, with registration starting at 8 a.m., a putting contest at 8:30 a.m. and a […]

Ranger had pedal to the metal

My entire family of four recently witnessed one Friday at 8 p.m., a local park ranger blatantly run two stop signs on Deerhill Road in Oak Park. Witnessing such a dangerous event, I confronted him once inside the park. Giving him the benefit of doubt, I asked if he was on an official call of some sort. “No” was his […]

Scouts moving upward

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Gala commemorates new Center for Jewish Life

Dignitaries and community leaders will join friends and supporters of Chabad of the Conejo to celebrate the opening of the new Center for Jewish Life at a gala banquet at 5:30 p.m. Mon., June 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Singer Jimmer Bolden will perform. The guest speaker will be radio talk show host and […]

Rodney King talk was out of line

My family and I attended the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park Memorial Day Service. What a beautiful event recognizing the men and women who lost their lives for us. It was patriotism at its best. With heavy hearts, pride on our shoulders, and tears rolling down our faces, we recognized every facet of the military, and it felt right […]