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Rapid test kits arrive on campus

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

As the winter COVID-19 surge continues in Los Angeles County, the push for testing is on. The Las Virgenes Unified School District last week received 10,000 at-home tests courtesy of the state of California, and on Jan. 14 began distribution of kits via campus drive-thrus. On Dec. 22, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state would provide schools with enough […]

New atty. on board for Grossman team

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Rebecca Grossman, the woman charged with murder, vehicular manslaughter, and leaving the scene of a collision that caused the death of two brothers in 2020, has retained a new defense attorney. The Hidden Hills socialite and philanthropist, who is free on a $2-million bond, was previously represented by Richard Hutton, who became sick. Her new counsel of record is Los […]

Fire safe council formed in Oak Park

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

A nonprofit organization dedicated to fire safety is forming in Oak Park. The unincorporated Ventura County community has been deemed by the state fire marshal as a place that carries high risk for wildfire. The ranking is based on topography, fire history and fuel, aka vegetation. More than 2.7 million California residents live in zones deemed very high risk, including […]

. . The end

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Roll the credits. The movies are over at the Regency Westlake Village Twin theater. The two-screen theater known for showing artsy, independent, and foreign films closed its doors for good Monday after 23 years in business—the last few in steady decline. Keeping the Westlake Twin open just didn’t make good financial sense, said Lyndon Golin, president/founder of Regency Theatres, which […]

Big strides toward pedestrian safety

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Marketed 40 years ago as a friendly city in the country, Westlake Village was planned to be a place where pedestrians and motorists coexisted peacefully. Streets used by pedestrians were, by design, intended to keep traffic volume, travel distance, and speeds low, while arterial streets—those meant for high speeds and high volume—were built without sidewalks in order to keep pedestrians […]

More hikers rescued from Malibu Cyn.

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Adventurous hikers who fail to take proper precautions in the rain and cold have had to be rescued on three separate occasions in Malibu Canyon since the start of the new year, officials say. In the latest incident Monday, three 19-year-old men and four women ages 18 to 20 had to be rescued by specialty teams after their hike in […]

Improvements in store for Westlake’s pedestrian paradise

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

It is ironic, but certainly not unwelcome news that the City of Westlake Village has taken great strides to make sure its pedestrians have a safe line of travel as they walk throughout the community. Westlake Village already enjoys some of the best walking vistas and pedestrian pathways in the community, but the city wants to take it a step […]

Political Cartoon

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Loophole in theft law must be closed

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Much attention has been brought recently to the problem of organized retail theft. Images of groups of criminals entering open businesses and removing large amounts of merchandise while not being confronted by store employees or security guards have raised concern about increasingly lawless behavior. Add to that the “flash mob”- style takeovers of businesses and smash-and-grab burglaries, and you are […]

Pharmacy was not out of line

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

It’s a sad day when an attack is published on a local, honest business keeping people safe. Your report on the Kramer’s Pharmacy by a person accusing them of price fixing is a joke and dishonest. Have you recently priced the changes in plastic disposable gloves or N95 masks? Prices are double/triple everywhere, and you can’t find them anywhere. I […]