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Assisted-living facility dealing with outbreak



Sixteen cases of COVID-19 have been traced to The Reserve senior living facility in Thousand Oaks, and the community’s representatives say the company is doing everything it can to curtail the spread of the virus. The assisted-living facility on N. Moorpark Road discovered its first case March 18 when an employee tested positive for the virus, said Constance Sablan, a […]

Masks remain at Seminole Springs



After she lost her home to the Woolsey fire in 2018, Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park resident Cindy Ventrice spent many days wearing an N95 face mask and a protective plastic suit while she sifted through the ashes of her destroyed property. It’s been 18 months since the fire, and Ventrice, 60, is on the verge of moving back to […]

Public works will be Agoura Hills’ new Forte

Agoura Hills announced the hiring of Jessica Forte as the city’s new public works director and chief engineer effective April 1. Forte fills the post left vacant when Ramiro Adeva was promoted to become the city’s community development director last December. Forte, who spent the past four years as head engineer for the City of Westlake Village, will oversee the […]

Judge chastises Lindero HOA

Board ‘lost its way,’ court ruling says

An April 7 ruling by the California Superior Court in Van Nuys validates a new leadership team at the troubled Lake Lindero Home Owners Association and puts to an end much of the strife that has racked the Agoura Hills HOA for the past three years. The ruling upholds the dismissal of Lake Lindero general manager Chris Barone in December […]

Morrison gets their goats

Brush-munchers are allowed to stay


The brush-eating goats came back to Agoura Hills last week after they were initially banned by city officials to discourage the crowds of people who come to watch the popular annual ritual. The Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners Association in Agoura Hills uses the goats as a natural means of clearing the brush that accumulates every spring on HOA open spaces. […]

Chinese community sends a message

Members of the Oak Park Chinese American community spent three days last week handing out hundreds of face masks to the public from the parking lot of the Oak Park Library. About 1,700 of the FDA-approved disposable masks were distributed to people in need. The masks came in packs of 10 and each family received one pack. “I am hoping […]

COVID-19 Update

Community services, public safety part of virtual meeting



Unable to hold public meetings due to the coronavirus shutdown, the City of Calabasas hosted a digital town hall meeting April 8 to give residents a chance to learn about how the city is running operations while the pandemic unfolds. The video-chat meeting featured several city officials as well as representatives from county agencies and the medical field. Jeff Rubin, […]

City manager’s blog doesn’t please council

The Calabasas City Council held an emergency closed-door meeting April 6 to review the performance of City Manager Gary Lysik, The Acorn has learned. The meeting was called out of concern for a blog Lysik posted on the city’s website, sources said. The post has since been taken down. In his post, Lysik noted that deputies from the Lost Hills […]

ACORN VIDEO: Stronger Together chronicles community’s resilience in time of crisis

Video reflects the strength of community

From the pages of the Acorn Newspapers comes these photos of local residents who’ve come together during this unprecedented health crisis to help one another in ways big and small. It’s a reminder that we are stronger together.


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