2014-12-18 E-Edition

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Martin Jansen hit the nail on the head and your response was disingenuous at best. You often support Obama bashing, Christianity and right-wing agendas despite your level-playing-field counterpoint to Martin Jansen, so shame on you. I genuinely respect your perspective no more, no less, as is your right because you own the paper. Your selection to publish is completely controlled […]

Gift wrapping for a cause

Donations go to assist cancer patients

UCAAN’s sixth annual Gift Wrap4aCausestoreisopenfrom 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24 at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. Wrapping is on a donation basis with all the proceeds benefiting programs and services of the United Cancer Advocacy Action Network, a nonprofit grassroots organization. The store is in a new […]

Visions of sugar plums

Gold standard

Every year, the Lions lose stars to college. Every year, rookies come in and rise to the challenge. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team sets the bar high every season. This current squad is no exception. The Lions are off and running with a 5-0 record, which includes a 1-0 shutout win against fellow powerhouse Harvard-Westlake. Oaks Christian, which features […]


I’ve lived in Oak Park for 20 years and in California since 1988. This is my first letter to an editor. It has become apparent that quite a few recent letters to The Acorn have illustrated a contempt and intolerance of views opposed to that of the writer. I would love to see The Acorn use its ink and paper […]

Peace on Earth and at Sherwood

High school alumna publishes novel

Oaks Christian School alumna Caylen Smith, class of 2013, recently published her first novel, “Ripples,” the first in a series. The book is a teen fantasy set in the land of Republic City, where the young and privileged Alexandria finds herself in a battle to save her kingdom, while traveling the path to truth and victory. Smith has always loved […]

Water polo stars sign


This is in response to readers who in recent letters have expressed their disapproval of The Acorn’s editorial policies in choosing which letters to publish. How comfortable it must be for those readers to live in their homogeneous little echo chamber. Heaven forbid you should ever hear an opinion or facts that don’t conform to your own world view. How […]