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Wildlife center takes care of bird caught in trap

CRITTER TAIL | CWC to the rescue

A homeowner in West Hills recently set a sticky fly trap aimed at catching unwanted insects but instead caught a lesser goldfinch. On June 19 the delicate bird was admitted to the intensive care unit of the California Wildlife Center, and it became one of almost 2,000 animal-in-distress admissions received so far this year at the animal care and rehabilitation […]

Linemen do the heavy lifting to keep in offseason shape

Boys in trenches join skill players at tournament

The linemen aren’t just sitting around while the skill players are away at passing tournaments. Ventura County’s finest linemen are keeping in shape this offseason by flipping tires and pushing trucks. “While our team is at passing tournaments, we’re practicing,” said Royal High’s offensive tackle Chase Pratt. “We’re running, lifting and getting ready for the hogs tournament.” The big boys […]

Grab us in 100 words

The dog days of summer are here. For many, that means long, lazy days and quiet, idle evenings. It’s also time to harness the creative juices, sit down in front of a blank piece of paper (OK, a keyboard) and think of a 100-word tale that could win first place in The Acorn’s annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest. Summer […]

Family works to make roads safer after son dies in motorcycle accident

Marine Sgt. Jesse Allen Wilkes faced many dangers during his two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Although he returned home safely in December 2009, he found a different kind of danger on the streets of the San Fernando Valley. Wilkes, a motorcyclist, was defenseless on April 27, when an automobile driver made a left turn directly in front of him […]

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