At least let us play golf

I agree with most of the public area closures due to COVID-19 to limit the close contact between people. I do not understand why the golf courses and even the tennis courts are closed. Golf courses can limit the number of tee times and restrict golf carts to one person. The game can easily be played staying 6 feet from […]

Good advice for all

These are challenging times indeed, both personally and professionally, for every single one of us as we continue to navigate through the unique challenges posed by COVID-19. While anxieties are high as we wait to hear news and updates from around the world, and adjust to working remotely, it is important that we try to keep a positive outlook while […]

Sees silver lining

What I see in my community are kids playing in the street, parents with their kids riding bikes, walking, playing ball. It is throwback, like when I was a kid. We kids would organize games and play until the streetlights went on. We knew the whole neighborhood and I babysat for many of my neighbors. This is a time to […]

Join our restaurant club

It would be great if you could publish a list of local business and restaurants that are still open and/ or making deliveries during these tough times. That way we could support them. That would be a great community service. Kieran HealyCornell Editor’s note: The Acorn is compiling an immediate list of all the area restaurants offering takeout and delivery […]

Libraries offer online services

Last week a letter to the editor had a request for local libraries to consider a drive-thru option. What readers may not be aware of is all local libraries have digital collections. While the smell and feel of books and magazines may be missed—as well as just going to the library—your favorite authors, publications, stories and subjects are there to […]

Worried about hospital help

My husband and I are very concerned about the obvious anticipated need for additional ICU beds, ventilators, staffing, protective gear and equipment, etc., at Los Robles Regional Medical Center. As a retired emergency room nurse at this facility, I’m familiar with the bureaucratic challenges. My husband, who is a retired fire captain, and I are painfully aware of the inevitable […]

Stop, slow down and appreciate

During a recent trip to Hawaii, I experienced a spirit called “aloha.” Sharing “good morning” with smiling strangers became one of my favorite pastimes. During one of my pre-dawn walks, in a flash, this thought came to me: What if the next human I saw was the only other person left on this earth? I would not ignore, not stare […]

Partisan politics

In the March 12 Acorn I read with incredulity an attack on Jim Shahan and Larry Brown, replete with misinformation, by Shari Goodman. In my estimation, Mr. Shahan and Mr. Brown present accurate information and don’t employ scare tactics. Ms. Goodman’s false statements that California is now home to 50% of America’s homeless, and that the “record clearly demonstrates that […]

Trying to get by

So, things are not as crazy as I, the matriarch of this asylum, was expecting. My daughter is a teacher of English language learners at a local elementary school, and she has her own first-grader from roughly 9 a.m. to roughly 2:30 p.m. with a few breaks. My husband and I, who are mostly retired, are wrangling the 2-year-old during […]

At least let the tracks stay open

I think it would be so helpful if the high schools left their tracks open to the public during the virus. Now that schools are closed, there is no security threat to the kids, and since no one can go to the gym anymore, it would be nice to at least be able to run the track. Melissa DeGrawOak Park

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