‘Self-care’ and human contact are a must

GUEST OPINION /// The mental strain of COVID-19

Unfortunately, many already suffer from a variety of mental health issues such as clinical depression and different forms of anxiety. Now, with the added fear and stress stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, even more individuals may suffer from mental health issues. For some, the pandemic may increase anxiety because of the unknown. None of us knows when it will end, […]

Jobs vs. safety

Thank you so much for publishing the letter from John Barchilon on April 2 regarding fear mongering and the loss of our many freedoms. There are 7.7 billion people in the world. California has about 40 million. It’s interesting to me that they never show that population on graphs—The Acorn’s own, for example—just the scary Chinese Wuhan virus numbers. Ventura […]

Was a happy birthday after all

We live in the Three Springs area of Westlake Village. My daughter turned 17 this past Saturday and I knew it would be a very subdued event. But I decided to make it a little more special for her. I went on our Nextdoor site and asked our neighbors if they were out walking, in their yards, or if they […]


Agoura Hills Someone drilled a hole in the gas tank of a car parked on Lewis Road on March 24, causing $1,500 in damage to the vehicle. The thief stole $80 worth of gas from the car. Calabasas On March 24 a thief broke into a car parked on Meadowlark Drive and stole a box of clothes that had been […]

Tell Mom

In this time of crisis, Moms are superheroes. Mother’s Day is Sun., May 10, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she so richly deserves. To make a submission, go to theacorn.com and click on “Moms are Superheroes” at the upper right. Check the newspaper you receive (one paper only) and in 100 words or less, please […]

Silent spring looms for high school seniors

As the coronavirus pandemic puts day-to-day life on hold and keeps residents trapped indoors, high school seniors are feeling the impact perhaps more than most. Springtime is supposed to represent the culmination of thee students’ school experience, the final months they get to spend with friends before heading off to college. But school has been canceled, and during this April, […]


• May 18, 1940 – March 18, 2020 •

On May 18, 1940 Gracie Miller was born to Dave and Eliza Johnson Miller in Breathitt County, in the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Lafayette High School and Kentucky Business College. She and her husband, Jerry Hellard, met and married while both were employed at WKYTTV in Lexington and were to […]

Young workers living with parents come out ahead

Able to save money, enjoy fine lifestyle

The Conejo Valley and surrounding areas are expensive places in which to live, especially for people who grew up there and wish to remain as residents. Many young adults in the region still live with their parents—and that can be a blessing, not a curse. The service jobs upon which teens and 20-somethings rely have mostly been shut down by […]

Homebound seniors need support

Request for donations, volunteers to help

The call is being sounded to help homebound seniors. In light of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation that people age 65-plus self-isolate at home to avoid contracting the coronavirus, Thousand Oaks-based Senior Concerns has launched several emergency volunteer programs intended to provide support for the many elderly individuals being asked to shelter in place. “We are looking for people who can […]

Robert ap Catesby “Casey” Jones

January 2, 1946 – March 30, 2020

Robert ap Catesby Jones, 74 of Oak Park, California passed away into the hands of God on March 30, 2020. He fought a valiant fight against cancer for almost 9 years. Known to his friends and family as “Casey”, he was the son of the late Catesby P. and Mary Alda Tucker Jones. He is survived by his only child, […]