2013-03-14 E-Edition

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Gun control story was off target

The Acorn covered a forum that examined gun violence in the United States. Several items that were reported deserve further investigation. For example, “the idea that people can protect themselves with guns was disproved at Fort Hood in 2009 where a shooter killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at a military base where guns are readily available.” Not so. […]

Oaks Christian students honor Black History Month

The African American Club of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village sponsored three February chapels to recognize Black History Month with the theme “We Are Not Who You Think We Are.” “We want Oaks students to understand the people and culture of African Americans,” said African American Culture Club president Taila Proctor-Jackson at a chapel presentation. “I hope my fellow […]

The Art of Being

“There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life.” — Katherine Anne Porter The spring equinox Spring has sprung, and the lessons it brings are prolific if we are open to seeing […]

Charger sinks hole-in-one

Well-run city

The Thomases, Moorheads, Samouhis and Elliotts, et al. should now protest in front of the White House or, better yet, the Syrian embassy. Their time would be better spent there than trying to change the well-run, first-class city of Calabasas. Other cities throughout our great country use Calabasas as the example of how a city should be run. Thank god […]

At the Library

The Agoura Hills Librarywill offer the follow activitiesat 29901 Ladyface Court.Book club selections areavailable at the circulation desk.For information on any program, call (818) 889-2278.LEGO Madness” will takeplace from 2 to 3 p. m. Sat.,March 16. Presented by RichardWoloski, this workshop is forkids ages 4 and up to make theirown LEGO creations.The Teen Book Club meetsevery fourth Wednesday from3:30 to […]

Boys & Girls Club honor Youth of the Year

LEADERS OF TOMORROW—Clockwise from bottom left: Anderson Club director Georgi Harden, right, talks about Evan Altshule, 13, Youth of the Year winner in the 13 and under age group at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Conejo Valley awards celebration. Danni Pittaz sings a solo at the March 8 Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza event. Members of the […]

Ready for big finish

Farfan closes in on WHS butterfly record

Julia Farfan can’t keep her eyes off the record board at the Westlake High aquatic center. The senior Warrior swimmer is obsessed with breaking the school’s record for the girls’ 100-meter butterfly. Farfan is less than half a second away from overtaking Sarah Bultema in the record books. “I’m so, so, so close from breaking the record,” said Farfan, team […]

Not so fond of park upgrades

How do you like the new addition to Reyes Adobe Park in Agoura Hills? I have to say it is not exactly what we were hoping to see. Sure, it is aesthetically pleasing. The roof atop the park benches complements the tops of the playground equipment. As I was coming down the street as they were putting up the roof […]