January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Letters

Family did not follow HOA rules on landscaping

In my opinion the reports and letters in the Acorn about the lawsuit filed by Richard and Carole DeProspo are extremely deceptive.  I live in the same neighborhood as the DeProspos. More...

Fragmented habitats can lead to disaster

I was heartbroken to hear of the death of P-52, the 7-monthold motherless son of P-39, who was killed trying to cross the 118 Freeway, just as his mother had been one month prior (see related story on page 3).  I drive this freeway daily. More...

CVUSD president has misplaced his priorities

New CVUSD board president Mike Dunn said last week in an email to a parent concerning the new state history/social science curriculum that “where I spend eternity is far more important to me than being a school board trustee.”  More...

CVUSD prez is misinterpreting new standards

I’m disappointed to see that CVUSD trustee Mike Dunn has taken a page from the playbook of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, alleging that his faith takes precedence over his public responsibilities. More...

Dunn imposes his faith on CVUSD

The separation of church and state has been and is essential to our domestic tranquility and must be passionately guarded, especially at the school board level that few citizens pay attention to. More...

School board needs to be fair

Just when they’re beginning to really understand the difference between good and bad—around 5 or 6—we tell our children to be fair, to play fair and to treat all people fairly. More...

Corrigan’s stirs nostalgia

The Acorn’s Jan. 12 article on Corrigan’s Steakhouse had a list of many of Crash Corrigan’s movies. The names brought back many happy memories.  More...

CVHS students are no different than other teens

The adults in this community need to stop bullying the students at Conejo Valley High School. Much false information and outright lies have been spread about these kids.   More...

Council should rein in city manager’s salary

I find it very odd that the Thousand Oaks City Council appointed Andrew Powers as city manager without agreeing to a contract specifying compensation and benefits.  Couldn’t Councilmembers Andy Fox and Claudia Bill-de la Peña come to terms More...

Dunn offers traditionalists a voice

Regarding new LGBT curriculum proposals, a number of readers have written to say that “all students should feel included” and “religious beliefs have no place in school policy.”  Supporters of the new curriculum are intim More...

Trustees delayed decision so they can get it right

In spirit of the FAIR Education Act, developed to be fair, accurate, inclusive and respectful, I have to step up and speak out in support of Sandee Everett, who was recently sworn in as the newest CVUSD trustee.  More...

Local elections represent local preferences

There sure were a lot of letters regarding the FAIR Act and school board trustees Dunn and Everett in the Jan. 12 edition of the Acorn. More...

Connolly should stop bullying new trustee

I’m writing in support of Sandee Everett. I know Sandee to be a thorough and detailed person basing decisions on facts and research.  More...

Lunch Bunch is good news

Thank you for the article “Student group brings inclusivity,” featuring Thousand Oaks High School senior Sean Turner.  This young man is a leader in an area commonly overlooked by many. More...