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Count on it

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

From rural pockets to big cities, the 2020 Census counters will soon begin their quest to make a note of every person living in the United States and learn key bits of information about each of them. Local cities will be helping to get the word out. The $15.6-billion undertaking, the first public head count since the last census 10 […]

THE CENSUS AND REDISTRICTING

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

New census information every 10 years allows for an update in how the 435 seats of the U.S. House of Representatives are apportioned in each state. The size of each state’s congressional delegation determines its representation in the Electoral College, the body that elects the president of the United States. Census information can also lead to the redrawing of a […]

Borderline and its rebirth

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

“Borderline is back.” A year after a mass shooting forced the closure of Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, the business’ owners have announced they will open a new venue in Agoura Hills while the rebuilding process continues at the shuttered site on Rolling Oaks Drive. Borderline co-owners Brian Hynes and Troy Hale announced the new location in a […]

Kitty cat caught and collared

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

The National Park Service has welcomed a new mountain lion to its ongoing study of the big cats living in Southern California’s urban jungle. The animal, now known as P-77 (Puma 77), was caught in the Simi Hills on Nov. 13. Little is known about the 2-year-old female. Researchers are waiting for the results of DNA tests that will tell […]

New Agoura mayor embraces environment, Village review

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

Shortly after taking her oath of office at Tuesday night’s City Council reorganization meeting, Illece Buckley Weber, Agoura Hills’ new mayor, laid out a sweeping set of plans for 2020. Longtime Councilmember Denis Weber was named as the city’s mayor pro tem. Weber, the city’s longest running council member, has served as mayor six previous times, most recently in 2017. […]

Committee recommends lagoon restoration

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

Oak Park residents could see their beloved pond return to normal after all. At a meeting Nov. 14, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s Oak Park Planning Committee voted to restore the lagoon area on Kanan Road to its original, pre-Woolsey fire layout. The 1.25-acre pond at Oak Canyon Community Park on Kanan Road became filled with mud and […]

It’s not just Santa who’s watching

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

Thieves like to take advantage of the holiday season and steal your stuff. Many burglaries take place at homes near open spaces and hiking trails where fewer eyeballs are watching, but unless your residence is a Fort Knox, it can never be totally safe. Holiday thefts frequently occur when victims go out to dinner or leave their homes vacant while […]

Political Cartoon

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

Local journalism appreciated

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

To the staff of The Acorn, I would like to say how grateful I am to you for publishing a neighborhood newspaper that keeps me informed as to what is going on in our community. Only after I did not receive my Acorn for a couple of weeks did I realize how much I missed reading it and how much […]

Avalon officials ‘disingenuous’

By The Acorn Staff | December 05, 2019

I read The Acorn’s article in the Nov. 27 issue about the Avalon affordable housing initiative with interest. One large point, which was not mentioned, is the fact that Avalon paid off their construction bond 10 years early. Had Avalon not done so, it would have protected the affordable housing units for another 10 years until 2028. Avalon’s attorney says […]