2013-06-13

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Wrong headline



When writing about an author’s visit to a local ladies’ Republican group on June 21, The Acorn gets it wrong with their headline: “Muslim human rights activist to speak in T.O.” (May 30).” Ms. Nonie Darwish is not a “Muslim human rights activist.” Ms. Darwish grew up a Muslim, but converted to Christianity after witnessing first-hand the horrors Islamic extremism […]

Women’s group welcomes new members



Gopher snakes are helpful in the garden




In a scene from the film “Night at the Museum,” Robin Williams as President Theodore Roosevelt demonstrates the peculiar speech pattern of a jungle expedition guide. It bears an aural resemblance to a malfunctioning insect zapper. What clever vocal ingenuity, I thought admiringly. Then I heard nearly the identical sound in my garden one morning and froze on the spot, […]

Synagogue welcomes new president



Alternative school director moving on, too




Lou Tabone, director of alternative education in Oak Park Unified School District, is graduating into a new phase of life after a distinguished 42-year career in education. He’s retiring. Tabone has been principal of Oak View High School and Oak Park Independent School for eight years. Under his leadership, students in the program have reinvented themselves academically after struggling with […]

Going too far?



It’s a regrettable time for our republic. IRS harassment of people for their political views, the Department of Justice wiretapping journalists, the NSA and FBI tracking phone calls of every single American. A rather conservative friend of mine has a picture of President Obama trampling on the constitution. I silently chuckled at this portrayal as outrageous, but now I must […]

Swim this summer at Triunfo YMCA



Parents of children age 6 months and older can sign up their kids for swim lessons at YMCAs in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills and Simi Valley. Two- week sessions begin Mon., June 17, with new sessions taking place throughout summer. Group and private lessons are available. Parent-child classes are for parents with children 6 months to 36 months […]

Pet of the Week



Habitat provides homes for families in need



Verizon FiOS SoCal and local communities support nonprofits. In phase one of Verizon’s community assistance campaign, SoCal Experience, more than $20,000 was donated to nonprofit organizations in Palm Springs, Inland Valley and Victor Valley. In phase two, Verizon is donating to a local nonprofit. Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County received a $7,500 grant from the wireless phone operator. In […]