December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Letters

Change the world one life at a time

The other day I heard a story that warms the heart and reminds me that we live in a wonderful place with caring people.  It can be so easy to dwell on the negative aspects of life and rush through the holiday season, but sometimes we need to sto More...

Put God back in public schools

Rather than ask the question “Where is God?” we should be asking the compelling question “When are we going to learn?”  I listened to the live CNN Sunday program in Newtown, Conn., where President Obama and many Cabinet m More...

Assault rifles should be banned

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting incident in Newtown, Conn., our society needs to reevaluate its gun rights and laws and take action for the common good of our children and all its citizens.  More...

Celebrate with future in mind

I was ecstatic when Hummers finally became extinct and went the way of all the other typically overdone and oversized American phenomena.  Unfortunately, while there are no longer these gas-guzzling tanks on the roads obnoxiously taking up two s More...

Boycott Prop. 37 opponents

As we close the year and reflect on events that may have impacted our life in 2012, one does come to mind.  Last month California consumers were deprived of the right—put forth in Proposition 37—to know which foods we buy at the mark More...

City Council the same as ever

It had been a long time since I went to a Thousand Oaks City Council meeting. What I found out last week is that not much has changed since I left the council 10 years ago. More...

Faith will help in trying times

This awful and heart-wrenching shooting touches everyone. All of us were given free moral agency by God to use for good or evil. More...

Ecology goes well with Christmas

I was so busy making handmade gifts and attending downhome Christmas boutiques and charity fundraisers I missed reading the Madison Most commentary “Giving doesn’t have to hurt the environment (Acorn, Dec. 6).”  More...

Freedom involves thinking of others

In response to Susan Scott’s letter (Acorn, Dec. 13), I’d like to share these definitions of freedom from FDR:  More...

Fireplaces pollute the environment

More and more civilized nations and their people are arguing that all of us have an inalienable right to clean water and air.  Last night (Dec. 13), the air in my neighborhood wasn’t clean. It wasn’t even breathable. More...

Smart meters up Edison’s take

After reading letters in the Acorn about electric bills and smart meters I looked at our recent bills and concluded that we, too, are paying a significantly higher monthly amount than before we got the smart meter.  More...