Uniting head and heart in Bible study

Roots of Faith

In my last column, I discussed the need for regular personal Bible reading (if you missed the article, go to www.theacornonline.com and type “Sally Carpenter” in the search box.) This week we’ll look at why head and heart knowledge are complementary aspects of Bible study. Head knowledge is mastering the facts . It’s understanding a text that was written in […]

Appreciates rodenticide info

I am thrilled to see another environmental report by Sylvie Belmond in last week’s Acorn on the impact poison baits are having on our local ecosystem. Wildlife, including multiple species of birds, coyotes and big cats throughout the Santa Monica Mountains, have inadvertently ingested poisoned rodents or gotten into uncovered bait. Unfortunately, the fate of local mountain lions P-34 and […]

Calabasas kids are thinking green

The Calabasas Environmental Commission received a record 1,286 entries for this year’s recycling awareness calendar contest. The theme was “Recycling in school means . . .” Fourteen children were recognized at a meeting Dec. 1. The children received a $25 prize and gave a brief presentation about their drawings. “Recycling is important for everyone all the time, not just at […]

Remembering our loved ones

REST IN PEACE—Above, the Village Voices Chorale sings carols before the start of the Candlelight Service of Remembrance Dec. 13 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village. Right, a candle is lit in memory of a loved one who had passed away. The service provided comfort for those facing the holidays while dealing with the loss of […]

Field lab worry

Many residents are unaware of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory right in our backyards. SSFL is an industrial research facility in Simi Valley, which was used for the testing of rocket engines and nuclear reactors experiments from 1949 to 2006. One of the experiments used sodium as a coolant instead of water, and technicians barely managed to shut down the […]

State champ

YOUNG ATHLETE— Victoria Grace Barton of Agoura Hills won a state gymnastics title Nov. 22 in Garden Grove, Calif. Victoria, 7, took first in floor, second on beam, second on vault, and fourth on bars. She compiled an allaround score of 38.575 at last month’s 2015 SoCal North State Championships and shared the top title with a gymnast from Hawthorne. […]

Menorah lighting honors local heroes

“Heroes of Freedom” was the theme of the 18th annual Calabasas Shul Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Celebration Dec. 9 at The Commons shopping center in Calabasas. A crowd of adults and children attended the festivities, which featured live music and complimentary latkes and donuts. Candles were lit on a large menorah. Standing in front of a large banner displaying the […]

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