Editorials

Drivers hit the road again, with trepidation

EDITORIAL

One of the first things we noticed as the pandemic began to wind down was the return of cars and trucks to the 101 Freeway and other local roads. It’s plain to see: Traffic is almost back to pre-pandemic levels, and the act of driving between Ventura and Los Angeles counties has become bothersome again. The Lynn Road bottleneck, the […]

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Mother’s Day this year comes with a little extra wrapping

EDITORIAL

What a difference a year makes. Acorn readers celebrated Mother’s Day 2020 with take-out instead of a fancy brunch, gifts purchased online rather than at a store, and Zoom calls instead of in-person hugs. But this year, with COVID-19 on the decline, Mother’s Day promises to be a happier time. And what a year it’s been for Mom. She’s had […]

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Earth Day has always been a grassroots effort

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Thurs., April 22 is Earth Day. What’s in your toolbox this year? A big reason why we live in our community is because of its pristine environment—and from the ground up, our citizen volunteers, land use planners, biologists and conservationists work hard to make the local spaces sparkle. It’s no secret, for one, why the myriad hiking trails and open […]

A future free of plastic pollution

COMMENTARY /// Earth Day 2021


The Great Wall of China is the heaviest human-made structure on the planet and took more than 200 years to build. It weighs an astounding 116 billion pounds and covers 13,171 miles. The statistics concerning another human-made product are more worrisome. Unless we curb our plastic production and disposal habits, we will dump the equivalent of 40 billion pounds of […]

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Testing kids’ patience during pandemic

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Even with the apparent flexibility school districts received from the state Department of Education to choose the type of test they’d like to administer, the requirement that students take standardized tests this year makes about as much sense as an inflatable dartboard. (See story on Page 17). There’s not much our school leaders can do, though, as the mandate comes […]


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