Patient conquers COVID after weeks-long coma

For weeks Laura Cerezo prayed. Her husband of 28 years, Miguel Cerezo, was in a nearly month-long medically induced coma while undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Laura said she would pray to loved ones who had passed on. If they saw Miguel walk toward the light, she told them, “Please don’t welcome him. Tell him he still has a lot of […]

Silent auction for Casa Pacifica

Casa Pacifica will host an online silent auction on what would have been the weekend of the 27th annual Angels Wine, Food and Brew Festival and seventh annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner. The auction will run live from 9 a.m. Fri., June 5 through 4 p.m. Sun. June 7. The auction offers a wide range of items donated by community […]

Lego builders unleash their imaginations in Brick City

The Acorn put out the call for inventive creators to strut their stuff during the pandemic by showing what they can do with Lego pieces. Our readers didn’t disappoint. 

Lego builders unleash their imagination on Brick City


The Acorn put out the call for inventive creators to strut their stuff during the pandemic by showing what they can do with Lego pieces. Our readers didn’t disappoint! Lots more Acorn families share their inventive Lego creations— and tell some great stories, too. The participants prove they’re not only creative, they also have a great sense of humor! More […]

Artisan flatbread pizzas are flat-out delicious


The Ma Dukes story is as exciting as the food itself. An offshoot of the popular L.A. Roots Catering Co., this artisan pizza and salad spot in Agoura Hills is owned and operated by Isaiah Seay and his wife, Maria. The miracle of the restaurant’s genesis and survival during these pandemic times is part of the mystique baked into its […]

Yarn bandits cheer up the neighborhood

Imaginative art brightens quarantine

Residents are getting creative as they look for new ways to cheer up their neighbors during the doldrums of quarantine. In Westlake Village a “knitter fairy” whose identify has not been revealed made multiple designs out of colorful yarn and affixed them to a fence at the corner of Triunfo and Lindero Canyon Roads. Animals and sunflowers are just a […]

Kids club collecting for food drive

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are participating in a food drive to benefit the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank. The food drive runs through May 30. The clubs are collecting canned foods and paper products to donate to families in need. Top priority items are: canned spaghetti sauce, white beans, vegetable soup, pasta, fruit, and baked […]

Food on the table for district families, thanks to school nutrition program

Venom takes bite out of competition

MIGHTY FIGHTERS— Team Venom wins the 2020 Valley Impact Basketball League 13U winter league championship. After going undefeated in the regular season, the Venom beat Hustle Hoops Elite in the championship game held at Sierra Canyon High School. Venom is a club basketball team based in Calabasas. Team members are, bottom row, from left: Gavin Udell, J.D. Wyatt and Dylan […]

Tell mom she’s super

In this time of crisis, Moms are superheroes. Mother’s Day is Sun., May 10, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she so richly deserves. To make a submission, go to and click on “Moms are Superheroes” at the upper right. Check the newspaper you receive (one paper only) and in 100 words or less, please […]

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