2014-08-07

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Bunny business



I was very disappointed after reading the article in last week’s Acorn regarding the keeping of bunnies as pets. The major focus of the article seemed to be that bunnies are just a cheap, fun, “disposable pet” that can be purchased for a few dollars and are very cheap to maintain. Simply put them in a cage (usually in the […]

Life in the Single Lane



Dating disasters: Part 1 I knew he wasn’t going to be a good match for me when he grabbed my hand at dinner and all I wanted to do was bolt before the salad even hit the table. It wasn’t as if there was anything wrong with the guy. I just didn’t feel a connection, so handholding on this first […]

Agency receives grant for medical access



The Ventura County Health Care Agency has been awarded a $4.1-million Health Care Innovation Award by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement a new Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Access to Community Health Agoura blood drive The City of Agoura Hills and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Mon., Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. […]

Get ready to hit the books




Parents, admit it. You’re kind of excited. It’s finally August. And you know that your first thought when August arrived was, “School starts in a few weeks!” Of course, that was also your child’s first thought. Sadly, theirs came out of a place of mourning while yours was filled with delighted anticipation. No more cries of “There’s nothing to do!” […]

More about the rabbits



You should really take care when printing articles like the one “Rabbits make good companions for families” from July 31. You are doing a disservice to rabbits and the families that have never owned or lived with rabbits. If you go to a shelter, you will see an abundance of unwanted rabbits, especially after Easter. They are surrendered by families […]

A life well lived



The family of the late Robert “Bob” Larkin will dedicate a bench to the wellknown community activist at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9 at Marine Emporium Landing at Channel Islands Harbor, 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. Larkin died suddenly on Jan. 19, 2013 at the age of 76. He was a 44-year State Farm agent and a longtime political and […]

Pet of the week



Scholarship opportunity for Republican college women



The California Federation of Republican Women is offering a scholarship in honor of President Ronald Reagan. The annual scholarship of $2,000 is offered to an undergraduate registered Republican woman who is majoring in political science or communication, or who is directed toward law. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen who has completed two years of college and is a […]

Bad experience with a deputy



A few days ago, I was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy on Palo Comado Road just south of the 101 overpass. The sheriff approached my window and said my driver and passenger side windows were tinted too much. I was surprised by that because my granddaughter told me that when she took her driver’s ed test, she asked about tinting […]


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