Son’s memory keeps family fighting on

To any parent who’s suffered the loss of a child, hearts everywhere go out. To anyone whose child is currently sick with a terminal illness, we don’t even know where to begin. The pain and the unimaginable loss must be horrific. No parent should have to watch their child die. After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death […]


Alternative fuel cars making good headway

COMMENTARY /// Going green

The California green vehicle market continues to experience growth throughout the state, especially with increasing electric vehicle sales, which now make up more than 3 percent of total new vehicle sales year to date, an increase from 2.4 percent over this time last year. According to the California Green Vehicle Report, an independent research study, the overall California vehicle market […]

State’s new bail-bond law makes for uncertain future

Add Senate Bill 10 to the list of headscratching laws coming out of Sacramento these days. Our state’s supposedly well-meaning Legislature is once again determined to prove California should set the course for the rest of the U.S., whether it comes to economic stewardship, carbon emissions, treatment of immigrants or now, bail reform. Signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, […]


Beware: Back to school means back to traffic

Here at The Acorn we couldn’t be more excited about the return of students to class. The end of summer is bittersweet, but a relief to many parents, especially those with younger children who’ve been underfoot since June, complaining about nothing to do. Let’s face it, classrooms can be a great home away from home for the little ones. No, […]


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