2015-02-26 E-Edition

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Civil rights: How far we’ve come and the journey ahead

The Civil Rights Voting Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago, introduced new opportunities for all Americans. But there is still much work to be done to erase the nation’s inequalities, said Gregory Freeland, chair of the department of political science at California Lutheran University during a gathering of the Democratic Women’s Council of the Conejo […]

Oak Hills kids catch the racing spirit

Gilbert and Sullivan musical on stage

The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical “Iolanthe, or the Peri and the Peer” from March 6 through 29 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Peers and Peri parry, making […]

Secondhand smoke debate

Agoura Hills City Councilmember Denis Weber said in last week’s Acorn editorial: “I wish cigarettes would go away and kids wouldn’t smoke, but I can’t and won’t control someone else’s life.” This wildly misstates the American Lung Association and other groups’ efforts, which are concentrated on secondhand smoke and the effect smokers have on nonsmokers. Smokers have a wide world […]

Healthy Culinary Tips

School choice application time open

The Conejo Valley Unified School District school of choice applications for the 2015-2016 school year are available at the district office, local schools and online at www.conejousd.org/. Completed applications are due in by Mon., March 2 Open Classroom Leadership Magnet is a district K-5 school that requires a school choice application for admission. The magnet, founded in 1993, meets at […]

Woman will share her adventures as a Jewish spy

Marthe Cohn, 94, who served as a Jewish spy in Nazi German, will tell her story at 8 p.m. Mon., March 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Cohn is also the writer of the internationally best-selling memoir, “Behind Enemy Lines.” The Conejo Jewish Academy is sponsoring the event. Cohn was in her late teens when Hitler […]

Slow down on the fast food

I was saddened to see “Fast food crawl for teens” in the Briefs sections of the Feb. 19 issue of The Acorn. In an age when, according to the CDC, obesity in adolescents has quadrupled over the last 30 years and hovers at rates around 21 percent, what part of busing teens to “four local fast food eateries while having […]

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