Penning letter to a senior can have powerful effect

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Support needed for small business


As our entire community navigates through the COVID-19 crisis, one of the most significant impacts will be the reduced economic activity in the Conejo Valley and our entire local region. For the businesses that call Conejo Valley home, they do more than just work here; business owners and employees live and raise their families here. So as we all make […]

At least let us play golf

I agree with most of the public area closures due to COVID-19 to limit the close contact between people. I do not understand why the golf courses and even the tennis courts are closed. Golf courses can limit the number of tee times and restrict golf carts to one person. The game can easily be played staying 6 feet from […]

Good advice for all

These are challenging times indeed, both personally and professionally, for every single one of us as we continue to navigate through the unique challenges posed by COVID-19. While anxieties are high as we wait to hear news and updates from around the world, and adjust to working remotely, it is important that we try to keep a positive outlook while […]

In control during difficult times

Other Side of 50

For most of us, our daily lives have been disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting shelter-in-place order. Work, social and family life has been upended in ways we may never have imagined. Life may feel unsettled as an air of uncertainty hangs over us. It’s natural to feel out of control given the significance of these life […]

There is a way, a real way local government can help

America’s worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression looms, but the news doesn’t have to be all bad. While government monetary intervention is not a panacea, it can be a lifesaver for the thousands, millions who are struggling. In our local communities there could be one in four people out of work due to the impact of the virus, maybe […]


Sees silver lining

What I see in my community are kids playing in the street, parents with their kids riding bikes, walking, playing ball. It is throwback, like when I was a kid. We kids would organize games and play until the streetlights went on. We knew the whole neighborhood and I babysat for many of my neighbors. This is a time to […]

Join our restaurant club

It would be great if you could publish a list of local business and restaurants that are still open and/ or making deliveries during these tough times. That way we could support them. That would be a great community service. Kieran HealyCornell Editor’s note: The Acorn is compiling an immediate list of all the area restaurants offering takeout and delivery […]

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