Symbols of a lost cause

The “Stars and Bars,” the Confederate battle flag and statues of Confederate so-called “heroes” are all symbols of a lost cause. These symbols represent treason, inhumanity and dishonor. Defenders of statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and their comrades cite the fact that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson also owned slaves. However, our Founding Fathers created […]

Confederate flag issue overblown

So The Acorn received a complaint from one resident regarding a small placard depicting the Confederate flag and then devotes a three-quarter page to what has heretofore been a non-issue. Your depiction of the matter as an “issue of national importance” is the best example of cheap sensationalism I’ve seen in a long time. It is clear that the intent […]

Perspective on segregation

Like most presidents, there was good and bad about Ronald Reagan. Our current president so far gives little hope there is anything good about him or his administration. But in defending Reagan’s remarks made early in his first presidential campaign at a fair in a Mississippi county where the KKK murdered three civil rights workers, two recent Acorn letter writers […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vehicle parked in the 5800 block of Kanan Road was broken into around 1 a.m. on Sept. 22. The thief stole an iPod Touch, charging cables and a gate entry remote. The stolen items were valued at more than $250. Westlake Village Vandalism was reported at the Westlake Golf Course on Lakeview Canyon Road) the evening of […]

Reclaimed-water plant a priority for new board member

North Ranch resident Raymond Tjulander said the key to retirement is keeping an active mind. He’s found the best way to do that is by participating in community service. Tjulander, who retired from his position as a project manager for NASA in 1999, has served on the Thousand Oaks Cable TV Oversight Committee, the Thousand Oaks Residents Roundtable and the […]

Hep A alert

San Diego is battling an outbreak of hepatitis A that has claimed the lives of 17 people and infected over 400 more, largely in the homeless population. The virus has spread north, with 10 cases reported in Los Angeles County. Whether the virus will show up in Ventura County is hard to predict, said Dr. Robert Levin, medical director for […]

Locals impacted by hurricanes

YMCA rolls out the red carpet

Supporters of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA came out in force last Saturday for the organization’s inaugural Reach for the Stars, Joel and Frances McCrea Memorial Award Gala at the Westlake Four Seasons Hotel. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Southeast Y and its four branches that serve Moorpark and the Conejo, Simi and Santa Rosa valleys. In the […]

Ready to tee off for Rotary golf tourney

Memorial benefit to take place Oct. 19

The 31st annual Sunrise Rotary Newhouse Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Thurs., Oct. 19 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. with golfer check-in and a putting contest followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Organized each year by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds from the event will […]

Classic cars and a drive-in movie at the ranch

Go “Back to the Future” in style

In the lead-up to Paramount Ranch’s 90th anniversary, the National Park Service will host a classic car show and drive-in movie showing of “Back to the Future” on Sat., Oct. 7 at the ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Admission is free. The event will have classic cars on display in Western Town and kids’ activities with Hot Wheels races […]