2014-03-20

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Glass half full



Ask people what California’s most precious resource is and not all will say water. Under-loved and under-appreciated until there isn’t any, water is often taken for granted. We know there’s an epic drought going on but still trust that when the tap turns on, the wet stuff will come out. And it always does. It’s an absolute marvel of planning […]

Authors share their writings at luncheon

Event a fundraiser for medical research

The San Fernando Valley Chapter of Brandeis National Committee will present “Words, Wit and Wisdom” book and authors luncheon at 10 a.m. Tues., March 25 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Television talk show host Connie Martinson will moderate the writers panel. The featured authors are actress and singer Shirley Jones, author and L. A. Times book […]

Hot Flashes

The Tin Can Plan

Watching the hoards of gimpy grandparents schlepping to Fiore Fields to see our little ballers pitch, slide and scratch, I realized I have a responsibility to report more than just the joys of Little League. First, a little setup before the pitch. Are you a tweener? I’m a tweener. That means I’m somewhere between menopause and Medicare, in the old-bat […]

Slow, but steady—The armor-plated nomad of rural Agoura trudges along




During my early years at Seminole Springs in rural Agoura, a tortoise mysteriously appeared in our cul-de-sac one spring day. We knew it could not have taken a detour from our community’s lake, because only aquatic, red-eared slider turtles live up there. Tortoises are land dwellers, and while they enjoy some shallow-water contact for bathing, they cannot swim and so […]

High School Hi Lights



Agoura ChargersSat., March 22: VICE/gym/8p.m.Sun., March 23: WASC visitthrough Wed., March 26 Calabasas CoyotesTues., March 25: Grad nighttickets on saleCheer workshops/4 to 6 p.m.Thurs., March 27: Grad nighttickets on saleCheer workshops/4 to 6 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., March 21: ComedySportz/pavilion/7 p.m.Sat., March 22: Mock ACT/G9/9 a.m.Sun., March 23: English APreview workshop/G9/1 to 3 p.m.Thurs., March 27: Spring musical/ pavilion/7 p.m. […]

Use common sense in spending



Ten million dollars or common sense? From time to time, I read in The Acorn about wild animals getting ear tags or radio collars. Wouldn’t it make sense that, when tagging young mountain lions, to transport some of them south of the freeway so they could populate the Santa Monica Mountains? I think there are $10-million ideas more beneficial to […]

Founder of Grossman Burn Center dies




Known as a pioneer in the treatment of burn victims, Dr. Richard Grossman was also a mentor and humanitarian, a person who contributed his talents and resources to improve the lives of people worldwide. Grossman, a reconstructive and plastic surgeon who founded the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks in 1969, died at his home in Hidden Valley on March […]

In the winners circle



Growing up in the Calabasas ‘bubble’




When high school students apply to UC colleges, one of the personal essays asks them to consider their environment and how it has affected their lives. The essay prompt reads, “Describe the world you come from —for example, your family, community or school—and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.” In their writing, the applicants often […]


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