September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Letters

Quit pandering to PC crowd

I’m compelled to comment on Bob Calverley’s letter (Acorn, Aug. 27) about the “disturbing” lack of diversity among the city’s highest-paid employees.  More...

Frustrated with mayor’s actions

I am certain the Acorn will receive multiple letters regarding the Aug. More...

Council a portal to higher office

Ed Jones made an excellent point in his letter last week concerning outside money pouring into local elections. However, these local elections don’t stay local.  More...

F-35 sounds like waste of money

So to Acorn reader Timothy Bond, the roar of the F-35 that woke up a large portion of Thousand Oaks residents on a recent early morning is “the glorious sound of freedom.”  I offer an alternative description: the roar of billions of More...

Power outages poorly timed

I suppose Southern California Edison doesn’t understand the extreme disregard they show their customers by scheduling planned outages in the heat of summer. It’s currently 93 degrees. Service has been off since 8 a.m.  More...

CRPD misusing herbicide

I’ve been round and round the Conejo Recreation and Park District website trying to make sense of the arguments for use of glyphosate—the chemical found in Roundup—in broad-scale applications for the removal of turf.  In the CR More...

Field lab cleanup should continue

We are a group of high school students advocating for full cleanup of Rocketdyne (Santa Susana Field Lab), as promised in legally binding agreements between the federal and state government.  Now someone has petitioned the federal Agency for Tox More...

CRA to blame for financial crisis

Mr. Graves’ letter of Aug. 20 cannot go unchallenged. Like Hillary Clinton and her denial of problems with her emails, Mr. Graves denies the large part the Community Redevelopment Act played in the financial crisis.  More...

City salaries ‘way out of line’

I was absolutely appalled, I think this is an ideal place to use the colorful word “gobsmacked,” at the exorbitant salaries and ridiculously generous benefits afforded the civic servants employed by us taxpayers of the City of Thousand Oa More...

Enforce code to solve parking

The bids for the Thousand Oaks Improvement Project are 15 to 50 percent over the engineer’s estimate, and Mr. Adam is on record stating that the city needs to reconfigure the project. I have an idea how to do that:  More...

Solar carports the way to go

I was very disappointed in 2011 when the city decided to not follow through with the solar carports at the Newbury Park Library but now am excited that the city is reconsidering the project.  We have multiple examples of solar carport installati More...

Merger required sale of stores

Letter writer Marilyn Hellener (Acorn, Aug. 27) was thoughtful to include contact information for Haggen’s corporate offices, but she is off-base with her main point and criticism.  More...

Roundup safe when used right

I read the Aug. More...

Chemical not safe for parks

The Acorn’s headline “City opts against using Roundup at golf course” from Aug. 20 conjures memories of last year’s Tree-Gate or Tree Travesty at Westlake Plaza. More...

Grateful to good Samaritan

I’m writing to send a huge thank-you to the anonymous good Samaritan who took the time to place a note on my car with the license number and vehicle description of the truck that hit my car on July 29.  The hit-and-run accident took place More...

Protect the right to carry

In America, we cherish the good and tolerate the bad. We cope and try to make sense of the absurd and embrace the divine. We pray and we hope.  More...