2020-07-02 E-Edition

‘Punisher’ makeover carries message

Artist says skull emblem hijacked by cops and others

Comic book heroes can be excellent role models—larger than life figures who do the right thing even if it puts them in danger. Sometimes the message gets confused and people model themselves after an icon for the wrong reasons. Such is the case with The Punisher, a Marvel Comics anti-hero known for his ruthlessness and use of violence to punish […]

Half of Las Virgenes non-teaching staff could be laid off

250 classified employees given pink slips

The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools to adapt to a world where crowds are a risk, and while the Las Virgenes and Oak Park school districts are still determining what the next school year will look like, one thing is certain: Fewer students on campus will mean fewer support staff needed to take care of them. LVUSD has notified 250 […]

Help for renters continues

Subsidies for Calabasas apartments will be extended

With unemployment numbers on the rise and no end to the pandemic in sight, one population is becoming increasingly vulnerable— renters. In Calabasas, where affordable housing is especially scarce, one rental community appears protected for now. At the Avalon Calabasas apartment complex on N. Orchid Lane near Lost Hills Road and Meadow Creek Lane, several dozen families are receiving subsidies […]

Really yellow lights ahead

Drivers in the area may have noticed a change to some of the stop lights on freeway overpasses. There’s a bright, new yellow frame around the signal lights that makes them more visible. The upgrade comes courtesy of the California Department of Transportation as part of a $2.2-million project to enhance safety for motorists. Only the lights along major highways, […]

Courts bring Cornerstone to a halt

California high court makes final ruling on Agoura project

Backers of the Cornerstone residential and commercial development in Agoura Hills have reached the end of the road in their quest to keep the ill-fated project on the city’s south side alive. The California Supreme Court June 24 upheld an appeals court ruling that called for a halt to the mixed-use development on Agoura Road. Both the Supreme Court and […]

County beaches close again

Holiday crowds worry health officials

Facing a resurgence in coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County has taken a step back in its attempt to reopen the economy. The county Board of Supervisors announced this week that all beaches, piers and bicycle paths will be closed for the holiday weekend from Fri., July 3 until Mon., July 6. In addition, all bars, breweries and wineries—which earlier received […]


Subdued July 4 can still have a happy ending


No fireworks, no bars, no fun at the beach. So what will you be doing this Fourth of July weekend? Just when a national celebration is needed most, letting thousands of people gather to enjoy fireworks—or take walks in the sand—is an obvious health hazard. These, of course, are unprecedented times, and this is the first year since World War […]

Double standard for BLM sign

I read the June 25 Acorn article titled “Vandals accused of destroying BLM sign.” Amazing how it is perfectly OK to destroy property and tear down “offensive items” such as statues of Father Junipero Serra, Abraham Lincoln, etc., and anything that ignorant people find “offensive.” However, when others—and a lot of others, based on the fact that there were over […]