2017-04-06 E-Edition

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‘Freedom of information isn’t just a press issue’

The Acorn was a bit remiss in failing to acknowledge Sunshine Week last month. Sunshine Week—held March 12 to 18 this year—is a nationwide initiative to promote the public’s right to government records and the transparency that access creates. Started in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors and in partnership with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the […]

Free tax preparation for seniors

April 18 is rapidly approaching, and members of the Conejo Senior Volunteer Program tax-preparation group are working diligently to help those who need it and keep hard-earned dollars in the community. As they’ve been doing since the 1970s, the group is offering free services to all residents 60 years and over and to others who are income-eligible. Members have been […]

Mosquito season can spell trouble

Mosquito season is here and the Ventura County Environmental Health Division advises residents to take precautions to protect against mosquito bites and remove standing water sources from in and around their homes. Although the VCEHD monitors and controls mosquito breeding throughout Ventura County, it relies on the public to report mosquito activity and report new breeding sites. The division also […]



Local nonprofit makes a big impact in Uganda

As little as $50 can transform the lives of many

Over the past decade, Karon Wright, a former community college teacher and executive coach, has helped thousands of families in Uganda emerge from poverty one small loan at a time. Her endeavor began after she read the book “The End of Poverty” by Jeffrey Sachs that describes the devastating effects that widespread poverty has on people’s lives and steps that […]

Aut2Run to benefit Autism Society Ventura County

The Autism Society Ventura County, in collaboration with Cal State Channel Islands Disability Resource Programs, will host the fifth annual Aut2Run 5K/10K/ Fun-K Race on Sun., April 23 on the campus of Cal State Channel Islands South Quad in Camarillo. Starting times are 7 a.m. for the 10K Trail Run and 15K (both 10K and 5K) and “Hero Run.” The […]

Transgender letter misses

I read Lori Young’s March 30 letter regarding transgender bathroom use with a heavy heart, followed by a bit of anger. I have no patience for willful ignorance. The issue of transgender bathroom use is not as simple as having a penis or a vagina. A transgender person doesn’t just “think or dress” a certain way. A transgender individual’s gender […]

Poster entries due now

The entry deadline for the Ventura County Fair poster contest is tomorrow, Fri., April 7. Entries can be brought to the fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The contest is open to artists in grades five through 12 who reside in Ventura County. The posters must adhere to the 2017 fair theme, “Rooted […]

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