Editorials

Take your Acorn on vacation, even if right at home

EDITORIAL

Vacation. It’s something most of us look forward to each year. And if we can’t fly off to a faraway tropical destination, we can still enjoy a well-earned escape from the work routine—even if it’s just for the weekend, and even if it’s right at home. Whether it’s a trip overseas, a drive across the country or a day on […]

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New district lines set stage for 2022 election

EDITORIAL

If you’ve been keeping up with local news, even in passing, you know California’s government agencies, from park districts to congressional districts, are in the midst of redrawing voting maps. So today we’re talking redistricting. Not the sexiest topic around, but one that affects the lives of everyday citizens. The process of redrawing legislative districts follows the release of census […]

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Organics separation helps reduce methane

GUEST OPINION /// Food waste disposal


Changing habits is never easy. For many, the concept of saving organic waste such as food scraps and dumping them in our green yard waste bins has carried a “yuck” factor, but once we adjust, we will never feel comfortable dumping them in our gray trash bins again. Education and outreach are critical to our success. Let’s start with the […]

Fiction’s connection to the community

EDITORIAL

Today, The Acorn reveals the winners of its 12th annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest. It’s not easy to write poignant prose in just 100 words, but the talented contestants in our under-18 and 18-and-over age groups proved they were equal to the task. We received more than 60 submissions, and read stories that piqued our imagination, made us laugh, […]

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Order goes out for food waste recycling

EDITORIAL

Today we’re talking trash. Our top Page 1 story discusses the new state law, Senate Bill 1383, designed to keep food waste out of the garbage, and the problem the mandate poses for at least one local city, Hidden Hills. Starting next year, all households and businesses will be required to steer food waste away from the trash bin. Leftovers […]

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Public will dip its toe back into Halloween

EDITORIAL

Halloween is Sunday and costumed kids will once again spend the evening hunting and gathering their prized bounty of toothsome treats—or will they? Unlike last year when children and families mostly sheltered in place due to pandemic fright, activity this weekend could see a return to normalcy, although we’re not entirely counting on it. Rules are still in place, and […]


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