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Handle your American flag with care

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Yesterday was Veterans Day. Whether you placed a small flag on the grave of a soldier, sailor or airman who served the country, or you deployed a large flag in front of your home or in back of your pickup for the election, you may have noticed the material it’s made out of has changed. Increasingly, flags are constructed out […]

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Hark, we’re almost at the finish line

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Deep breath, Acorn readers, Nov. 3 is only five days away. An election unlike any other is unfolding in the midst of a worldwide pandemic that has not only shaped the political conversation, but has transformed the process. Democracy has proven stronger than COVID-19, and voters are turning out in record numbers to have their say about the 2020 candidates […]

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Dual tragedies point to the evil of DUI

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Most of us know what compels people to drink alcohol: It helps to reduce inhibition and provides a temporary feeling of relaxation and euphoria. If done in moderation, the consumption of beer, wine and other spirits is considered acceptable in society. What we do not know is what compels people to drink to excess, because when they do—and if they […]

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Fighting COVID, but also fighting for schools and businesses

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Ventura County entered the red tier in the state’s safer economy blueprint last week. Red is the second step in the governor’s color-coded four-step process toward reopening. Los Angeles County is still knocking on the door. For weeks, Ventura County had been trapped in the purple tier—the most restrictive— because it was unable to bring its average daily COVID-19 case […]

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It’s time to bring our children back to class

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This newspaper has long advocated for a careful and measured reopening of the local economy. It’s our feeling that if COVID-19 case numbers continue to improve, and Los Angeles and Ventura counties can make their way into the less restrictive red tier, then more shops and businesses should be allowed to open. We’re hoping for sooner rather than later. Things […]


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