Editorials

While far from perfect, county’s new voting system will help

Ah, technology. It’s a love and hate affair. The recent Iowa caucus—the nation’s first say in the 2020 presidential race—was a titanic win for the old pen-and-paper crowd. A broken mobile phone app, delayed results, frustrated candidates and worse— doubt in the reliability of the entire democratic process—cast a pall over the electoral process. But enough about Iowa. Could it […]

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Back to square one with housing

California’s housing affordability problem just never seems to go away. During the past two years in Ventura County there’s been what economists call a negative net migration—more people moving out of the county than moving in, due in part to the cost and availability of housing. Even though the county’s population growth has slowed, rents and home prices continue to […]

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It’s a conversation we shouldn’t have to have

Late last year, a Sacramento man was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of human trafficking of a minor and two counts of pimping. James Arthur Powell’s 2018 arrest began with a tip from a Citrus Heights Police Department detective to local sheriff’s deputies that a 14-year-old runaway was believed to be somewhere in […]

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A life lesson from the baseball diamond

“That’s not fair.” It’s a refrain you hear often from kids when they’re not happy with the way things are going. Adults have come to realize that life is many things, and fair isn’t one of them. A recent finding by Major League Baseball that the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox used video technology to steal pitching signs and […]

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Acorn invites you to share the love on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday near and dear to our hearts; who doesn’t love being in love? In the course of our coverage we hear many heartwarming stories from couples in the community who are either making a life together or planning to do so. Of all the holidays on the calendar, Valentine’s Day is the sweetest. And no matter […]

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