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Oak Park committee welcomes new faces

Panel advises Rancho Simi

New voices will speak for the Oak Park community at future Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District meetings. Rancho Simi oversees the community’s parks and open spaces, and its board of directors is advised by the Oak Park Committee— a seven-person body that represents the interest of local residents. Five members of the committee are elected and two are appointed […]

Vaccine’s pharmacy rollout underway

CVS receiving doses first

Los Angeles County got a new partner this week in the coronavirus vaccine effort: Select Southern California CVS pharmacies are being allowed to administer the shots to people ages 65 and older. The Agoura Hills CVS on Kanan Road is the only local pharmacy named. The stores are administering the doses starting today, Feb. 11. CVS in the City of […]

Homeless in paradise


Malibu’s beach views, warm temperatures and abundant open space make it an ideal landing place for people who are homeless. Among the five cities in the Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments—Malibu, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village— Malibu has the highest number of homeless residents. A 2020 Los Angeles County count documented 239 homeless people living in the […]

Vehicular manslaughter alleged following deadly crash on 101 Freeway

FREE Driver, 58, accused of being high on drugs; crash killed her two passengers, 24 and 25

The driver of a vehicle that crashed on the 101 Freeway in Newbury Park yesterday, killing two people inside, was under the influence of drugs, the California Highway Patrol said today. Gina Garcia, 58, of Ventura has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing injury, according to a CHP statement. The identities of the deceased, a 24-year-old […]

Agoura Hills CVS joins vaccine rollout

Shots at pharmacy to begin Feb. 11

  L.A. County’s spotty vaccine rollout got a boost with Tuesday’s announcement that select Southern California CVS pharmacies are being allowed to administer the shots starting next week. The Agoura Hills CVS on Kanan Road is the only local pharmacy named. Approximately 10,000 of the company’s nationwide retail stores, including several locations across Southern California, will administer the doses starting […]

Hope on this horizon

SPOT ON—Agoura Hills resident Jason Ehrlich took this photo Jan. 29 after the rain cleared. “This has been a rough year for many of our residents,” Ehrlich said. “I couldn’t help but think it’s a sign of better times to come.” We agree, and fingers remain crossed.

Some grades head back to class

Las Virgenes elementary kids return this week

Three weeks ago the Las Virgenes Unified School District suspended all on-campus learning as cases of coronavirus reached record levels in Los Angeles County. On Monday morning, staffers happily welcomed students back. The district reopened under the same terms as last fall—first- and second-graders are allowed to receive classroom instruction under a county waiver program, while third-graders and special needs […]

Defiant Agoura restaurant sued by county

The Super Bowl is coming this weekend and the Los Angeles Public Health Department is prohibiting large gatherings and television viewing on sports bar patios. One Agoura Hills restaurant that has notoriously defied the health order says it will abide by the TV ban. L.A. County Superior Court this week filed a lawsuit against Cronies Sports Grill in Agoura Hills, […]

DA says Erickson reckless

Why it took more than four months after the incident for charges to be filed remains unclear. But in a story first reported last week by The Acorn, the public has finally learned that former Dodger pitcher Scott Erickson is being accused of reckless driving in connection with the events of Sept. 29, 2020, when two boys were struck and […]

Cities go green, but there’s a cost

Local municipalities are turning up the dial on clean energy. Calabasas recently joined Agoura Hills in voting for a program that sources 100% green energy for the electricity that residents use. Simi Valley thinks the move toward cleaner power is too costly in light of the pandemic and has chosen a more affordable alternative for its residents. The cities belong […]

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