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Fatal Memorial Day crash also injures two Oak Park residents

By John Loesing | May 26, 2020

A motorcyclist died May 25 following a collision with a car carrying two passengers from Oak Park. The rider was a 35-year-old resident of Ventura County whose identity has not been released. Officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to the accident at 10:15 Monday morning on State Route 33 near Ojai in Ventura County. A 2007 Subaru car was […]

Greg Ramirez leaving Agoura Hills city manager post

By John Loesing | May 21, 2020

The Agoura Hills City Council met in closed session May 22 to discuss the pending departure of Greg Ramirez as city manager. The City of Camarillo announced it is expected to hire Ramirez as their new city manager at meeting on May 27. Following his likely appointment, Ramirez would take over Camarillo’s top staff position on July 1. “The City […]

Gary Lysik forced out as Calabasas city manager

By John Loesing | May 10, 2020

Calabasas City Manager Gary Lysik resigned under pressure this week following several months of staff and City Council criticism relating to his job performance and ethical standards. The council held six closed door sessions to discuss the embattled chief executive before making Monday’s announcement. Lysik took the city’s top managerial post in August 2018. Mayor Alicia Weintraub made the announcement […]

Propane fire forces freeway shutdown

By John Loesing | May 10, 2020

Just as motorists were taking advantage of a soft reopening of the economy and hitting the road to visit Mom on Mother’s Day, a propane fire aboard a tractor-trailer truck on the northbound 101 in Thousand Oaks forced a freeway shutdown for much of Sunday morning and into the afternoon. The truck containing some 500 propane tanks became fully engulfed […]

Second Gelson’s employee infected with virus

By John Loesing | May 07, 2020

An employee at the Gelson’s Market in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks tested positive for coronavirus on May 6, the second worker at Gelson’s stores in the Conejo/Las Virgenes valley to turn up sick in recent weeks. The Westlake store was closed overnight for cleaning and was set to reopen Thursday morning. The employee, who was not identified, last […]

Bird attack breaks up quarantine boredom

By John Loesing | May 01, 2020

First the coronavirus quarantine, then Alfred Hitchcock’s birds go on the attack. It just couldn’t get any stranger. Terry and Marianne Murphy and their two daughters were enjoying a stay-at-home meal April 20 when, a little after 7 p.m., they heard a loud noise that sounded like a water line break coming from their family room. The rush of sound […]

Calabasas grocery store worker tests positive for virus

By John Loesing | April 24, 2020

An employee at the Gelson’s Market in Calabasas tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, The Acorn has learned. The store was closed and sanitized overnight and has since reopened, Calabasas mayor Alicia Weintraub said.. The employee, whose name was not released, tested positive on Tuesday, April 21. Their last shift at the store was April 17. Weintraub said a […]

Lake Lindero HOA ‘lost its way,” judge says

By John Loesing | April 20, 2020

An April 7 ruling by the California Superior Court in Van Nuys validates a new leadership team at the troubled Lake Lindero Home Owners Association and puts to an end much of the strife that has racked the Agoura Hills HOA for the past three years. The ruling upholds the dismissal of Lake Lindero general manager Chris Barone in December […]

Agoura Hills mayor issues latest update

By John Loesing | April 15, 2020

Mayor Illece Buckley Weber delivers the latest information on how Agoura Hills is dealing with the pandemic. To see the mayor’s April 14 update, Click here  

Calabasas first local city to issue mandatory mask order

By John Loesing | April 09, 2020

  Calabasas has joined the City of Los Angeles in making it mandatory that face masks be worn by all people when visiting essential businesses such as grocery stores and drugs stores. It is the first local city to broaden a previous recommendation by the federal government that people wear masks in public. The face coverings can include bandanas, scarves […]