July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Letters

The T.O. Acorn is a community asset

I would like to thank the Acorn for its important role in keeping us aware of events happening in our community. More...

Wants a vote on county pensions

As I recall, civil servants used to make less money than the private sector because their employment was guaranteed and they could retire after 20 years. Defined retirement plans for us private sector people was normally 1. More...

Cops deserve their pension plans

This is in response to Kathryn Levesque's letter that no public employee should get more in retirement than Social Security. I'll tell you what some public employees have done to deserve a pension of $100,000 to $200,000 plus. More...

Time to write tiny fiction

If you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work in our annual Acorn contest, "Fiction in a Nutshell." In 100 words or less, write a fictional story and e-mail it to steve@theacorn.com. More...

Very few state retirees have lucrative pensions

As a state of California retiree, I fell out of my recliner when I read that several hundred state retirees are drawing over $100,000 a year in retirement benefits. More...

Doesn't want a healthcare plan

All of America is debating President Barack Obama's healthcare package, but unfortunately we don't even know what he's proposing in this massive bill. Isn't that crazy? More...

Let the City Council report their water hogs

Informing on your neighbor about excessive water use- - what is the City Council planning next , besides hiring a cadre of people to check out all of the phone calls from the "water police"? More...

There are ways to save money in today's healthcare

It's interesting, but somewhat mind-boggling, to listen to all the talk about modifying healthcare in this country. More...

For the record

An article last week referred to a fundraiser, the Rock 4 Rene. The subject of the fundraiser is a male, not a female, and his mother died earlier this year, not in 2001. We regret the errors. More...