April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Letters

Shop owner had right to protect his property

Tim Smight’s letter (“Guntoting shop owner puts others in jeopardy,” April 21, Acorn) ignores the fact that the only people who put others in jeopardy were the criminals who made the conscience decision to take the private property More...

Commend, don’t condemn jewelry store owner

In a rebuttal to Tim Smight’s letter, I believe that the hardworking jewelry store owner and his wife have every right to protect themselves and their property, just like every law-abiding citizen in this amazing place we call Thousand Oaks.&nb More...

Shared values a good thing about the Conejo

While attending the 40th annual chili cook-off in Thousand Oaks on April 24, I was struck by the lack of diversity among the thousands of people at the event. More...

Parties should follow local campaign law

Thank you for the comprehensive April 7 article on the June 2, 2015 special Thousand Oaks City Council election and my desire to have political parties comply with local rules concerning campaign finance.  More...

No evidence SSFL pollution has left site

The April 21 Acorn article “Questions raised on camp contamination” begins with a gross misstatement and contains other statements that warrant correction or clarification.  More...

Join in effort to find cure for Alzheimer’s

I was among the hundreds from across the country who recently gathered in Washington, D.C., to call attention to the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease—a number that’s expected to grow to as many as 16 million by More...

Librarian grateful for Kiwanis support

Built in 1924, Conejo Elementary School was one of the first schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District.  It is a Title I school with a high percentage of students in the free and reduced-price lunch program.  As the librarian at Cone More...

Come along on a journey back to Jungleland

One of the things I’ve always loved about Thousand Oaks is its rich history.  Jungleland started it all.  On Sun., May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Love the ocean? Then prove it

As Earth Day arrives, kids can do a lot to help and show that they’re passionate about the ocean.  First, kids can do a lot to help the ocean such as reduce energy. Kids can also use reusable plastic containers such as Tupperware. More...

Owner’s actions may have saved innocent lives

Last week Tim Smight wrote that the jewelry store owner who used his Second Amendment rights and owned a gun and protected his business, his family and his employees from gun-toting robbers should have just handed over his entire inventory and given More...

Don’t expand agriculture during drought

The Sustain VC initiative incorporates policies such as:  “Maintain water resources for production agriculture, so as to prevent the loss of agriculture due to competition for water with urban and suburban development.”  More...

Use available funds before taxing us again

The taxpayers of Ventura County are once again being asked to increase the sales tax by a half-cent to address the urgent transportation needs of our cities and county. More...

Trustee talked about another’s spouse

On April 18, the Conejo Valley school board discussed four possible new hires. One would be a paraprofessional to help with special ed duties outside the classroom.  More...

Remove second left turn at Erbes, Arboles

Several years ago I contacted the traffic planning manager for Thousand Oaks concerning the addition of a second left-turn lane on Erbes Road going south at the intersection with Avenida de Los Arboles.  The right lane is constantly backed up be More...

Top issues should be liberty, freedom

Recently I attended a political event where several candidates spoke. Each passed out surveys listing popular issues. More...

Stunned by neighborhood’s charity

I am a teacher in the Pleasant Valley School District, but I’m a lifetime Thousand Oaks resident.  I recently posted on the Nextdoor app about a family at my school who needed to leave their home quickly and consequently had to leave many More...

Is state ready for impact of Alzheimer’s?

Most people know Alzheimer’s disease is a deadly affliction that can shatter individuals and families.  But few seem to recognize what a terrible toll this disease is having on our community, our state and our nation. More...