2020-03-26

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Community finds a way

Love and kindness prevail during difficult times

Sheriff keeps eye on coronavirus violators

More boots on the ground


As coronavirus continues to spread through local communities, police are taking extra steps to keep the population safe. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said his department is modifying how it interacts with the community in order to protect both the deputies and the citizens they serve. Precautions with the public are being taken and more deputies are being called […]

Door knocks you definitely want to answer

Meals on Wheels a driving force during time of crisis


As the coronavirus continues its grip, Westlake-based Meals on Wheels has moved into high gear with its local food service delivery. The nonprofit organization that delivers ready-to-eat meals to eastern Conejo Valley residents is overseen by Oak Park local Jon Tamiyasu, who began his involvement as a volunteer driver over 13 years ago. He’s been the Meals on Wheel president […]

Hospitals hustle to respond



With 41 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ventura County as of Wednesday, only six requiring hospitalization, area hospitals have not yet had trouble meeting the demand for isolation beds and machinery such as ventilators to treat the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. But a surge is coming, health authorities warn, and planning is underway. “I think we realize it’s just a […]

Agencies give mixed signals on trail closure



Disneyland closed this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and judging by the crowds at Wildwood Regional Park this weekend, everyone decided to hike to Paradise Falls instead. Popular trails and open space areas in the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys saw unprecedented crowds as the state of California’s response to the COVID-19 crisis forced the closure of malls, […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills Someone broke into Szechuan Place on Kanan Road on March 9. The thief forced open the door, causing an unknown amount of damage, and stole a laptop, four tablet computers, a cash register and cash. The stolen items were worth $7,600. On March 4 someone caused $500 in damage to the tailgate of a car parked on Passageway […]

Police: DNA links suspect in Oak Park trail attack to 2017 rape


DNA taken from a man who was arrested this month on suspicion of attacking a teenage girl in Oak Park matches the DNA found at the scene of an unsolved 2017 burglary and rape in Thousand Oaks, authorities said. Edgar Rodriguez Ruelas, 37, was arrested March 6 on suspicion of attempted kidnapping. Police say he tried to grab a 16-year-old […]

A letter from the publishers

To ensure all of our readers can remain informed of critical local news and information concerning the outbreak of COVID-19 in our communities, we’ve made the decision to provide free access (registration required) to all five Acorn websites, including The Acorn at www.theacorn.com until the crisis subsides. We will also continue free home delivery. But in an effort to encourage […]

There is a way, a real way local government can help

America’s worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression looms, but the news doesn’t have to be all bad. While government monetary intervention is not a panacea, it can be a lifesaver for the thousands, millions who are struggling. In our local communities there could be one in four people out of work due to the impact of the virus, maybe […]


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