Opinion

Gives kudos to Acorn’s kids page

I scan the letters to the editor every week, while we’ve had to endure all the opinions going in every direction from the election to mask debates and eating out. I applaud The Acorn for neutrally publishing the community’s thoughts and feelings, and only stepping in when absolutely necessary to bring some order, set humanity back on track and focus […]

Thanks retailers for holiday decor

This is just a note to acknowledge those businesses in Agoura Hills that have taken the time to celebrate this holiday season with decorations and holiday lights. It is especially appreciated this year. I know this has been a difficult time for many of you. A special thanks to: Whizin Market Square and Western Gold Insurance on Agoura Road; the […]

Oil and gas need to wake up

The Dec 3 article by Christina Cox in the Acorn (Ventura Country general plan sparks lawsuits) caught my attention. For the last five years the country has held over 100 meetings and welcomed input from everyone, and now that the plan has been approved the oil and gas producers do what they do best: file lawsuits. The suits argue that […]

Re: Water plant cost overrun

Pure water? Originally, the Las Virgenes Water District planned to invest $95 million in a 13½-year water treatment project for our community to drink our sewage water. It was updated to $120 million, now $160 million. Upon completion, it is reasonable to assume the cost will be even higher. Consider the $16 billion California Water Fix and Eco Restore (Delta […]

Little faith in columnist piece

Here are some corrections to “Roots of Faith” by Sally Carpenter. She states that Jesus “does not pray in Gethsemane for deliverance.” But in Matthew 26:39, 42, Jesus prays for deliverance but acknowledges that it is God’s will that will be done. Also that prayer is in Mark 14:36, 39 and also in Luke 22:41-42. She also states, “He is […]

Pet therapy greatly needed

I was walking my bearded collie, Annie, a few days ago when we saw a boy around 5 years old playing ball on the lawn with, I presume, his caregiver. When he spotted my shaggy Annie, he broke into a huge smile and began running toward us, but then stopped a few feet short and politely asked if he could […]

When a specialist is no longer special

Other Side of 50

Two years ago, I had a problem that landed me in the emergency room. A specialist physician was called in to perform an emergency procedure. I spent five days in the hospital and recovered well, but in the process I learned I had a treatable autoimmune disease. After my hospitalization, I continued to see this physician for outpatient checkups. In […]

Away from the manger: holy family in exile

Roots of Faith

COVID- 19 has thrown a wrench into our normal Christmas customs. Due to travel restrictions and vulnerable relatives, many families may be unable to travel home for a traditional holiday celebration. The first Christmas took place far from home, too. Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth (Luke 1:26-27), a small town over 70 miles north of Bethlehem. When Mary was […]


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