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With Acorn photo contest, home is where the heart is

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You started off the year with the best of intentions and boldest of plans: scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef; hiking to the top of Mount Fuji; driving on the open road to Yellowstone National Park. The Acorn Newspapers have been celebrating summer getaways for more than 40 years with the Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest. Friends […]

The danger of violent protest

It’s OK for you to believe what you believe. It’s not OK for you to demand others believe the same way. Karmen Browers’ letter was so correct for all the things happening that is so un-American. The “white privilege” letter from Patricia Halliday was also spot on. The “defunding the police” effort will only cause crime to rise and place […]

Fact-check bias

Letter writer Ms. Taft suggests that all opinion letters, especially those she apparently disagrees with, should be fact checked by The Acorn before they are published. Let’s begin by defining opinion: A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. My recollection is that letters to the editor are opinion-based. She writes that Snopes, Politi- […]

BLM bigotry?

I would like to add to the debate about the BLM movement in general and the BLM organization in particular. While the movement raises important issues, the organization behind the movement is highly problematic. I would like to draw your attention to two articles by a law professor and life-long liberal Alan Dershowitz on this subject. The first article was […]

Says freedoms ‘trampled on’ by governors

How many people realized when they voted for a governor, he was going to have near dictatorial power over their lives? I hope that during this virus period, some people will start to think, “I didn’t know the governor had the power to do this or that.” Did you know you gave them the power to make decisions over what […]

Swift response

“A man or woman should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” Jonathan Swift wrote that many years ago. It is still true today. But, alas, our genius president doesn’t read books or scientific data or security briefs. Patricia FolsomWestlake Village

Not homophobic

I resent Michael Canada’s ad hominem attacks on my character and beliefs labeling me as a “homophobic.” Nothing can be further from the truth. I am a staunch, unabashed conservative, and my writings attempt to espouse that view. I make no qualms about that. Where does Mr. Canada derive from my letters that I am homophobic? I believe that all […]

Child psychology

Sometimes kids and juniors ask to do something they want to do, like wanting to go out with their friends, to date someone, or to use their electronics. They usually must ask their parents first. There are times when a child’s parents say yes to them, and there are times when they will say no. Some kids might take this […]

Pandemic brings life changes to a marriage

Other Side of 50

Due to COVID-19, my husband and I are at home a lot more these days. All that togetherness has given me time to reflect on how my husband and I manage change over time. Of course, marriage created modifications in my lifestyle right from the start. Following in my mother’s footsteps, I felt responsible for having a homecooked meal on […]


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