2020-07-16

Rants and rave

Kudos to the editor of The Acorn for setting the record straight regarding one of the questionable statements made by June Slayton in her letter to The Acorn. She rants and raves about the left not having facts to back up their statements, yet she offers none to substantiate her opining. She does, however, seem to get much of her […]

Skull T-shirts send wrong message

I admit I know nothing about Jerry Conway, his cartoon characters or his skull logo that he calls the Punisher. So, when I see a Black Lives Matter T-shirt that has somehow incorporated a morbid skull on it, I do not see a cartoon connection, but rather a double entendre implying that the BLM movement is violent and endorses skulls, […]

Development forum set

Due to social distancing requirements, a digital forum has been set up to discuss a proposed mixed-use development project at the southwest corner of Agoura and Kanan roads in Agoura Hills. The project known as West Village proposes a mix of 39,000 square feet of commercial spave and 78 residential units on a seven-acre flat site at the base of […]

Water gets thumbs up

A new Las Virgenes Municipal Water District report on water quality and consumer confidence says district potable supplies in 2019 “passed and exceeded” all federal and state regulations Each year LVMWD pulls more than 1,200 samples from throughout its distribution system and conducts over 11,000 water quality tests. The results—along with testing performed by Las Virgenes supplier Metropolitan Water District […]

Deputies respond to shooting

Death deemed suicide

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the shooting death of a man in Calabasas. Deputies responded to a call in the 24800 block of Alexandra Court at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, where they found the victim, reportedly the grandson of Elvis Presley, with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was pronounced dead at […]

New cop car?

NEW COP CAR?—Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station heard there was a new black-and-white patrol car seen around town, so they went to check it out. The boys and girls at this Agoura Hills home were pleased to see their efforts recognized.

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills Someone entered an unlocked car parked on Alfonso Drive on June 25 and stole $150 that had been left inside. Calabasas On July 5 someone broke into a car parked on Las Virgenes Road and stole two toolboxes containing miscellaneous tools, a pair of sunglasses and a KS seat post, all worth over $2,100. A thief stole several […]

Caltrans to replace concrete median barrier on US 101

Caltrans plans to begin construction this summer to replace the concrete median barrier on the US 101 spanning 19.3 miles between Hollywood and Woodland Hills in Los Angeles. Construction is scheduled to start Aug. 10 and continue until early 2023. Replacement of the existing barrier is part of a district-wide safety goal to improve the effectiveness of the barrier and […]

New business through pandemic looking-glass



In January, Nancy Marks was making a personal dream come true. The Oak Park resident was about to open her own business, an artistic venture that she planned to conduct while in retirement. Then the pandemic struck. Marks is the owner and operator of the Glass Arts Collective, an art studio for creative people interested in working with glass. The […]

Race forum

A coalition of social-justice organizations from Ventura County will host a virtual forum to give community members an opportunity to voice their perspectives, concerns and fears about policing in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. The advocacy group Indivisible: Conejo will host “Policing and Racial Justice: A Community Dialogue for Ventura County” at 6 p.m. Thurs., July 16 […]