2017-08-24

Celebrities tune up and tee off for children’s fundraiser

Rockers from Heart, KISS, Chicago to play

The 10th annual Scott Medlock Robby Krieger Rock and Roll Golf Classic benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is right around the corner. The Sunday-Monday event will be hosted by artist Scott Medlock, renowned for his paintings in the world of sports, and Robby Krieger, the legendary Doors lead guitarist. The two friends of more than 25 years share a […]

Eclipse fever

Crayfish traps vandalized

Conservation efforts hampered


As it continues efforts to remove invasive crayfish from local creeks, Mountains Restoration Trust says there’s been an increase in the vandalism and theft of the traps that are used to catch the crustaceans. The problem is readily apparent in Oak Park because Medea Creek is surrounded by homes and heavily used walking paths, said Joseph Curti, aquatic biology manager […]

In defense of Casa Pacifica

Six teens were arrested recently in the San Fernando Valley on suspicion of stealing a truck from the Pleasant Valley School District parking lot in Camarillo and smashing through the locked gate to take a short-lived joy ride. It didn’t take long until it became known that the accused teens—ranging in age from 14 to 17—were residents of Casa Pacifica […]

Cartoon

Cannot ignore evolution

The opinion page in the Aug. 17 issue of The Acorn offers several contributions worthy of comment. Ron Adler complains that the weekly crosswords are too hard for him and lays the blame directly on puzzle compilers, while Danielle Loveall has taken up the fight to ban dogs from public places and proposes enforcement of this proscription, presumably by an […]

2017-08-24 E-Edition

Shelter issue

More fake news reported to The Acorn by L.A. County Animal Control in the Aug. 3 edition stated they impound 80,000 animals every year. In fact, 61,032 animals were impounded last year. The numbers are decreasing through the years, no doubt due to the great work of animal welfare and rescue organizations that have raised awareness to decrease animal populations […]

Farewell to the King of Comedy

The stage went dark in Las Vegas on Sunday, and the world briefly lost its smile. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy’s absolute. The King of Comedy has passed. He lived by this mantra: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show […]

FOR THE RECORD

There was a mistake in last week’s article about online donations to help the Zhang family of Calabasas, which lost a father and son in a carbon monoxide poisoning incident in China. The correct web address is www.gofundme.com/zhangfamily.


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