October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Letters

Rams could bring changes to the city

As an ardent fan of the Los Angeles Rams, their decision to adopt the Conejo Valley as their home affirmed my decision that this is a great place to live and raise a family.  A $200-million payroll will certainly help the local economy. More...

Rams neighbor has no complaint

Recently a couple of Letters to the Editor in the Acorn have predicted doom and gloom if the Rams are allowed to build a permanent training facility in the Conejo Valley.  The current temporary Rams training facility is at the end of my street.& More...

Candidate cares sincerely for T.O.

I’ve been a resident of Thousand Oaks for 28 years and look forward to spending the rest of my life in this wonderful city. More...

Board wastes money while teachers scrimp

This is my sixth year as a CVUSD parent, and every year begins with a list of supplies students are asked to donate, essential things like copy paper, pencils and scissors.  More...

Let’s keep religion out of civic affairs

Incumbent council candidate and evangelical Christian pastor Rob McCoy says he was told by God to run for public office. That it is essential.  More...

LaFianza walks the walk

Many of us have been involved in religious, social or civic organizations and have watched as people talk about what needs to be done, point out problems and espouse solutions, yet when it comes time to actually step forward and do something, they my More...

Grateful for office-seekers

During the election season I am reminded of how much effort it takes to be elected to public office. I am so grateful to those who put forth that effort so that we can all benefit from their wisdom, experience and willingness to serve. More...

Speeding drivers are oblivious to their road kill

My husband and I frequently walk or bicycle along Moorpark Road and adjacent streets, hoping to reduce our car’s usage and carbon emissions.  While the air in Thousand Oaks is relatively clean, we cannot enjoy these alternatives to driving More...

Expect more gridlock unless measure passes

During the past two decades, the congestion on the 101 Freeway from Thousand Oaks to Ventura has gotten worse by the year. Bottlenecks that never used to happen when I moved here 20 years ago have popped up and continue to get worse. More...

School board challengers do well at forum

I’m not sure why anyone would want to attend a PTA candidate forum for the CVUSD board of trustees, but since the Thursday NFL game was nothing special and the Dodgers didn’t begin until Friday, I conceded to my wife’s request and a More...

New trustees would put an to end squabbling

I’m shocked by the bitter partisan divisions on the school board and toxic environment at school board meetings.At the last meeting, Oct. More...

Candidate has no hidden agendas

I’m not a “politico” by any means, and I thoroughly appreciate and respect that we all hold different beliefs, ideals and overall goals, so please know that I’m sending this from a nonpartisan place of simply passing along a m More...

Support Everett for school board

As I’ve come to know Sandee Everett, I’ve been impressed with her interest in the issues surrounding our schools and her expertise not only as a mother with kids in our schools but also professionally as a licensed school counselor.  More...

Consider Weld, Johnson ticket

Many of us are dismayed by the Democratic and Republican choices for president. More...