Editorials

Time for compromise on field lab cleanup

EDITORIAL

Like many of our readers, we watched in shock and sadness the recently released documentary about the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and the families fighting to see the pollution there removed. “In the Dark of the Valley” didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know—the partial meltdown, the cavalier approach to toxic chemicals, the cover-up, the cancer clusters—it’s all common […]

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Make a big impact this season by shopping small

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Shutdowns. Public health restrictions. Labor shortages. Inflation. Organized retail theft. Burglary. Our small-business community keeps absorbing one blow after the next. And guess what? Most keep fighting. If you’ve ever worked at a small business you don’t need to ask what motivates the owners. Survival, of course, but also the pride that comes with having something of their own. These […]

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Watch out: Pets aren’t people

ANIMALS AND THE HOLIDAYS


The countdown to the holidays has begun, and with so many new pet owners having adopted during the pandemic, it is a good time to review the hazards of the season. The end-of-year holidays bring many new sights, sounds, smells and people. They also bring new dangers, such as guests leaving doors open and letting pets escape or feeding the […]

Land purchase makes sure animals no longer cut off at the pass

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Because so much of the acreage in our community has been ruled off-limits to builders—the work of political activists, conservationists, and concerned citizens united against unwanted development—it’s hard to get excited when yet another open space acquisition is announced to the public. Fully one-third of all the land in the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys has been marked as protected […]

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Fond memories delivered without global supply chain

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Close your eyes and recall a gift you received during the last holiday season. How about two years ago? Three? What about five? As one’s memory fades, maybe a single present will come to mind, maybe two, if that. Now, do the same with the people you shared those holidays with. We’re guessing it’s the people who spark the truly […]

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Take your Acorn on vacation, even if right at home

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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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