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Former football pro suspected of DUI after head-on collision

Driver of other vehicle taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries


A former National Football League player and UCLA graduate has been arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury, a felony, following a crash Friday night in Thousand Oaks. Michael Seidman, 39, one of the nation’s top tight ends when he came out of Westlake High School in 1999, was involved in a head-on collision around 9:35 p.m. Oct. 16 on […]

Westlake to place flashing lights at Triunfo intersection

Move comes after death of two boys


After Mark and Jacob Iskander were killed while crossing Triunfo Canyon Road on Sept. 29, Westlake Village residents made it clear they haven’t felt safe using the busy street for some time. At a special meeting held Oct. 8, the Westlake Village City Council unanimously voted to install flashing lights at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain […]

Brave new world

HOLD TIGHT—While the world awaits a coronavirus vaccine, Mark Miller and his son Jacob, 7, reassure each other as a nurse prepares to give Dad a flu shot at the Oct. 10 flu walk-in clinic in Calabasas.

OPUSD stays put for now

Some parents still prefer distance learning


CORRECTION (1:36 p.m. Oct. 15, 2020): An earlier version of this story incorrectly suggested that OPUSD surveyed all district parents. The survey actually only went to the parents of elementary school students because OPUSD has already decided not to bring secondary students back to campus until the spring semester in January, Superintendent Tony Knight said. Ventura County recently hit a […]

‘Tax grab’ or needed reform?

2020 ELECTION /// Proposition 15


Is it a multibillion-dollar tax grab, or a long-overdue attempt to make commercial property owners pay their fair share? That’s the argument at stake in Proposition 15, one of 12 statewide measures on the November ballot. Dubbed the “ California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020,” the measure would amend the state’s tax assessment formula put in place […]

Tragedy, heartbreak and loss

Community mourns death of two children; DUI suspect in court Oct. 21


An Oct. 21 court date has been set for Rebecca Grossman, the driver of an automobile who allegedly struck and killed two boys at a crosswalk in Westlake Village last week Grossman, 57, was arrested Sept. 29 on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident. The charges against her will be announced […]

ELECTION 2020

Vote-by-mail ballots began arriving in homes this week. Information about the candidates in local races can be seen at theacorn.com/election-2020. The Acorn and City of Calabasas will host a candidates forum for Las Virgenes Unified School District Oct. 13. See the forum link at cityofcalabasas.com prior to the 7 p.m. start. More election coverage can be found on Page 14.

State says free rent won’t last forever

Partial payments due starting February 2021


A statewide renter-protection program for residents who fell behind in their monthly payments expired last month. But action by the California Legislature will ensure that tenants facing a mountain of unpaid rent have until February 2021 to begin paying back their landlords. When the economy collapsed in March, Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed a moratorium on evictions that lasted through the […]

Agoura Road body identified



The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified the body of a man found on Agoura Road on Sept. 24. Investigators announced that 58-year-old Vrezh Bazikyan of Glendale died of stab wounds to the neck. Bazikyan’s body was discovered lying 15 yards into the brush on Agoura Road just west of the Liberty Canyon overpass. The body was discovered by […]

Westlake DUI suspect accused of fleeing the scene

FREE Rebecca Grossman out on bail


The Conejo Valley community remains deeply in shock after two boys were killed Tuesday evening trying to cross the street with their family in Westlake Village. New details about the case will likely raise eyebrows further. The driver of the vehicle who hit them, Rebecca Gray Grossman, 57, of Hidden Hills was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving […]


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