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Testing kids’ patience during pandemic

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Even with the apparent flexibility school districts received from the state Department of Education to choose the type of test they’d like to administer, the requirement that students take standardized tests this year makes about as much sense as an inflatable dartboard. (See story on Page 17). There’s not much our school leaders can do, though, as the mandate comes […]

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Community group has public safety on its mind

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All communities struggle with certain levels of crime. Some areas, including Calabasas, Agoura, Oak Park and Westlake Village, which The Acorn covers, are fortunate to have low crime rates and little if any violent crime. We are lucky to live here. The link between crime and socio-economic status is undeniable, but the effectiveness of the local police force also plays […]

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Pandemic anniversary ushers period of hope

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The past year has been a difficult one, to be sure. We knew on this date one year ago that something terrible had arrived at our shores, but who could have possibly known the extent to which things eventually played out? Unfortunately, despite the spate of recent good numbers, we cannot yet declare the pandemic to be “over.” But on […]

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Catalytic converter thieves and poop pirates are public enemy No. 1

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What’s the difference between a catalytic converter thief and a person who leaves their doggie poop bag for someone else to pick up? One is breaking the law; the other just plain stinks. These topics land together on Page 6 today because, in our unscientific polling of social media conversations and other news sources in the community, they are the […]

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Vaccine backlog is easing, but patience still needed

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Frustrated by the vaccine rollout? So are the area’s public health officials, but before you get too upset, step back and take a look at the big picture. Distribution of the vaccine is a worldwide challenge. Let’s take Ventura County as an example. It is one of 58 counties in the state and more than 3,000 in the country. The […]


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