2014-11-20

Seems funding is never enough



As a parent and teacher here in the district, I was happy to see The Acorn’s editorial on LVUSD’s ability to refinance its bond issues, thereby saving the Las Virgenes area taxpayers over $4 million. Dr. Stepenosky and his staff have worked diligently over the years to keep the district financially strong and growing during the state’s economic crisis. However, […]

Firefighters’ toy drive sparks love for kids



The Ventura County Fire Department is supporting the Firefi ghter’s Spark of Love annual toy drive, which runs through Wed., Dec. 24. In the past 20 years, the drive has collected over 8-million toys for underserved children and teens in Southern California. Citizens, businesses and organizations can take part by dropping off unwrapped toys, sporting goods or educational supplies at […]

Good manners include cell phones




We’ve all seen it. A group of friends sitting at a nice restaurant who are strangely silent. They are not speaking to each other as they pick at their meals. The reason? They are busy on their phones: texting, playing games, or surfing the web. Once in a while you may hear a chuckle, maybe a grunt or even a […]

Signing day for Chargers



Ballot box blues



I was shocked at the letter of Steven Greenfeld last week regarding his difficulty in reaching his polling site to vote because my voting experience in Agoura Hills was eerily similar. After years of voting at our local school or church, our polling place suddenly changed to an assisted-care facility. After passing the address twice before seeing the small flag, […]

Library events



The Westlake Village Library will offer the following free activities for kids at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. For more information, call (818) 865-9230 or visit www.colapublib.org. Beginning Chess for ages 6 through 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 10. Chess instills in young players a sense of self-confidence and self-worth, improves the ability to think rationally, and aids […]

A California Christmas opens at Reagan Library



This year, the annual Christmas Tree Exhibit at the Reagan Library showcases the state of California. The display of 23 trees, decorated to represent tourist attractions, the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, historical landmarks and national parks, will run through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Through Dec. 21, the library is […]

Dunne soars at state




Brigitte Dunne entered the postseason in a funk. Dunne, an Oaks Christian High senior, found her mojo in time to make a memorable jaunt through the CIF State Girls Golf Championships. The Lion shot an even-par 74 on Tuesday at the state tournament at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga for fifth place and a medal. “Everything worked out […]

Right to die



What a grim and perverse irony that a “holy man” with the temerity to call himself “the head bioethicist of the Catholic Church,” Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, calls the late cancer victim Brittany Maynard’s choice to end her life painlessly “reprehensible.” The notion that there is a deity who demands our suffering is on a par with any arcane […]

Life in the Single Lane



Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. —Albert Einstein Honestly, I think honesty in the dating world is something we seriously need to discuss here. Can we really expect everyone we encounter in Singles Land to be telling us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? What started me […]


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