Editorials

When life is on the line, compassion matters

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Few words in the English language elicit a response like the word suicide. Despite its prevalence, and how it uproots lives in such a dramatic way, suicide is rarely discussed in social settings, and even less so publicly. Many families who’ve seen loved ones take their own lives suffer in silence because they share guilt about the act and worry […]

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Giving deputies additional force may not be appropriate

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The summer of 2020 has given the United States its worst taste of social unrest since the year 1968 when multiple assassinations and riots rocked the nation. On CNN.com, historian Julian Zelizer wrote that “it’s hard for Baby Boomers not to feel like this is 1968 all over again.” Zelizer’s statement carries much truth. Today, a new generation of men […]

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It’s high time we legalize local marijuana

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Cannabis consumption has been legal in California since the 1996 passage of Proposition 215, the statewide medicinal marijuana law. In 2016, pot became fully legitimate with the passage of Prop. 64, which made recreational use permissible. Yet, almost 25 years after the first law was passed, users still cannot purchase the product in the cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and […]

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Labor Day 2020 defined by new worker laws

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Love it or dread it, work is something most of us must do in order to earn a living. And since we spend much of our lives on the job, our work essentially defines who we are. Ideally, a job should not just be a means to earn a paycheck. It should be an occupation that conveys a sense of […]

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There’s a story you’ll want to tell

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Creativity takes time, just as great minds need room to run. That’s why now is not too early to begin thinking about what your entry will be in this year’s Fiction in a Nutshell writing competition. Sadly, in today’s world, good writing and original thinking have been truncated by social media. The Acorn’s fiction writing contest is a throwback to […]

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