2013-03-07 E-Edition

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OPUSD history remembered

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Oak Park Unified School District on their award, Five Star designation, as covered in the Feb. 28 edition of The Acorn. No surprise, and know sincerely that Bob Kahn would be smiling down from heaven and would be very proud of the district’s latest accomplishments. Bob served on the school board […]

Young entrepreneurs charged up about their high-tech invention

Dan Friedman is a young man with an idea that he hopes will make life easier for people who need to charge their high-tech gadgets on the go. The Agoura High School graduate, now 21, and his business partners are launching a gadget called FuelBox, a self-contained charging station for phones, tablets, cameras and other devices. Friedman plans to peddle […]

It’s a Dr. Seuss kind of day

Auditions open for Los Robles Master Chorale

Los Robles Master Chorale will hold auditions for new singers for its 2013-2014 concert season. Auditions, by appointment only, will take place on March 16, 18, 20 and 23 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. All voice parts are welcome, with a particular need for tenors, baritones and basses. Singers must be 17 years or […]

Saddle Peak or Saddle Mountain

Recently I heard some people speak of Saddle Mountain rather than refer to Saddle Peak. This is a mountain that can be seen as far away as 70 miles to the southeast and at least 30 miles to the west. Both names are used in reference to this mountain. Although I dearly loved Saddle Peak, which in truth no longer […]

Family Men

Winning! I’m not one of those competitive parents whose kid has to win at everything. I’m the parent who just doesn’t want his kid to lose. So when my 9-year-old boy was playing handball with friends and losing royally, I wanted to step in and save him, call “cheating” on the other side, help him play better by playing for […]

Relay For Life event sees growing pains

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills faces an uphill climb. The community event that raises funds for cancer research is slated for April 20—but one week later, on April 26, student relay teams will participate in a similar fundraiser at Agoura High School. Jenni Campbell, a longtime volunteer for Relay For […]

Bands, Irish beers at Sagebrush

Sagebrush Cantina at 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, will present these special events. Don’t Stop Believin’ will perform a tribute to Journey at 9 p.m. Fri., March 15. Lead singer Juan Del Castillo is known for his authentic delivery of Journey’s hits including “Lights,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Faithfully” and “Anyway You Want It.” Dinner will be served on the cantina’s patio […]

Pension talk

If we are going to take pension reform seriously, does it make more sense to attack the lowest wage earners rather than the highest paid public employee pensions in California? I contend we need to look at the highest paid politicians who overburdened our pension obligations by far—and are the ones who voted for those pension plans in the first […]