2020-04-09 E-Edition

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Meet the newest masked marvels

Citizen sewers put colorful face protection gear into production

When the coronavirus started spreading, people were told not to buy face masks for fear that panicked shoppers would drain the market and leave some medical professionals without proper facial protection, a fate that has come to pass. Now the federal government has changed its position and recommends people wear a mask, any mask as medical-grade ones become harder to […]

Virtual dating fun, but comes with risk

‘Hey, how’s your quarantine going?’

As bars, clubs and restaurants are shuttered to help slow the spread of coronavirus, people are finding new ways to engage in social interaction. Some millennials are turning to apps like Tinder, where users can look for relationships based on photos and a short bio. Newbury Park resident Travis Shelley, 28, said he’s been using the app just to find […]

Basic face covering is sew easy, try it

Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin last week updated his stance on wearing masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Levin, who previously advised against wearing masks in public, said on April 2 that he supports individuals who wish to cover their faces when leaving home for essential trips to the grocer, drug store and doctor. […]

Decision on communion creates uproar

Pastor flouts safety order

The decision of a Conejo Valley pastor to hold services on Sun., April 5 drew both praise and consternation in the community, and left critics questioning whether the First Amendment right to freely worship supersedes an emergency health order issued on behalf of public safety. Rob McCoy, senior pastor at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, let known his intention […]

Grocery workers on coronavirus front line

Grocery store employees might not wear capes, but as essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis they’re still known as heroes in their communities. Kim Price has been a cashier at Ralphs in Moorpark for about 26 years. Recently she’s adopted a new post-shift regimen: she goes home and immediately jumps in the shower while her husband, […]

Schools regroup after Measure V defeat

Bond failure, pandemic, a double blow to the district

While the coronavirus pandemic has dominated much of the news with widespread closures in place, some civic functions continue, such as ballot-counting for the March 3 election. In what’s believed to be the closest voting in school district history, the Las Virgenes Unified Measure V bond vote failed by a less than .5%. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder certified the […]

Lego contest

If you or someone you know likes working with Legos, go to www.theacorn.com and click on “Lego” at the right. Take a high-resolution photo of your latest creation, upload it on the form, and also provide a few details about yourself and your creation. The deadline for submission is Fri., May 1. After judging, The Acorn will publish the best […]

Some face protection is better than none

At first, we were advised to leave the face masks to the healthcare professionals, and while it’s true that our doctors and nurses should be first in line for the medical-grade face protection, the CDC is now saying everybody should wear a mask, even if it’s homemade. Though the exact date of when doctors began using face masks is unknown, […]