May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Letters

McCoy: ‘I will not support a sales tax increase’

Dear Acorn readers: Just to be perfectly clear, I will not support a sales tax increase ever.  My reference to a citywide sales tax at the April 11 council meeting was to illustrate that the state gas tax did our city no favors.  More...

Drive-thru Starbucks a traffic nightmare

Starbucks is notorious for changing neighborhood dynamics, forcing out small vendors selling coffee as well as overwhelming adjacent properties and streets with high traffic.  The Thousand Oaks location at the intersection of Rancho Road and Tho More...

VP with Acorn a scary, sad sight

As a young person who now attends San Francisco State University, I was shocked when I returned home recently to see a picture of Mike Pence holding my community’s newspaper in one of your recent issues.  More...

SB 54 will block ‘deportation forces’

As a member of Ventura County’s Latino community, I was alarmed by Sheriff Geoff Dean’s April 20 guest opinion in the Acorn. More...

Assembly bill would result in fewer jobs

I would like to express my opposition to Assembly Bill 5, introduced by Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez and Ash Kalra, both Democrats.  More...

Blood donations saved the life of a child

What would you do if your child needed blood and none was available?  A couple of years ago my daughter, a fourth-grade teacher, had a sweet and loving child in her classroom appropriately named Butterfly. More...

Quilting classes moved to make way for staff

Conejo Valley Adult School’s popular quilting classes were delivered a sudden blow just prior to spring break, when students and teachers were told that the longstanding program at the Horizon Hills campus in Thousand Oaks is to be closed indef More...

Supe deserves no credit for pay to play progress

Our Concerned Parent Committee disagrees with the Acorn editorial (April 27) intimating that the outgoing superintendent took important, helpful steps to stop the illegal and ongoing pay-to-play behaviors at district schools. More...

City can increase revenue while not raising taxes

Gov. Jerry Brown says it will cost $59 billion to address deferred state highway maintenance and another $78 billion to fix local streets, requiring “new money,” code word for “higher taxes.”  More...

Sheriff is the one using fear tactics

Sheriff Geoff Dean (guest opinion, Acorn, April 20) is endorsing Trump and Jeff Sessions’ anti-immigrant policies.  The relationship between all Californians and local law enforcement is essential for public safety. More...

Let go and let science

Ron Cubalchini’s April 6 letter cites several reasons to doubt that the Bible is God’s word but then proposes that we believe anyway.  More...