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No room for racism, not here, not anywhere

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There is nowhere in the country where the Black Lives Matter movement has failed to have an impact, and that includes our own Acorn communities from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks where protests were held for three straight weeks to draw attention to America’s systemic racism. It’s been a time of historic reckoning for those Americans who still insists on attacking […]

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In our community we see the promise of a brighter tomorrow

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The death last week of George Floyd has again scratched raw an unhealed wound that has been felt daily by some and not at all by others. The past week of protests, the past two months of quarantine and the uncertainty about what tomorrow holds has left us all on edge. But in our community, we see some hope. We’ve […]

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How about a little ‘COVID courtesy’ if you don’t mind

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From the look of traffic on local freeways, Southern California has begun to reopen in earnest. Seeing business owners flip those signs from “Closed” to “Open” offers a ray of hope after a two dismal months. So how do we move forward from here? Can we agree that there’s no winning the debate on face masks? Those who swear by […]

Pandemic also a stimulus for fraud

Coronavirus relief money is starting to roll in and where the money flows, sharks will follow. Not talking about people’s regular income because that money has already dried up for about one-fourth of the local residents. The area unemployment rate could reach as high as 30% some fear. What we’re talking about is the stimulus money that residents have been […]

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About that recovery and so-called new normal

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Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that retailers up and down the state could reopen for curbside pickup did little to elicit cheers from the local small-business community. Hard to blame them. For starters, many big-box stores and national chains have already been offering the service throughout the shutdown, and they’re the same stores now poised to take advantage of this new […]

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