2020-10-01 E-Edition

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A tale of two lakes

Lindero suffering, Calabasas thriving

A cleanup at Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills was completed this week following a major fish kill that sent thousands of dead carp and catfish floating to the surface and creating a foul smell that permeated the community for several days starting Sept. 21. The summer kills are a common occurrence at the 14-acre lake as algae goes into bloom […]

Serenity blooms at Calabasas Lake

DOWN BY THE SHORE— The daily walker, the duck, the goose and the turtle; they all call Calabasas Lake their home. The man-made, 21-acre lake created in the late 1960s is open for use by the 3,000 members of the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association. It is the only body of water in the City of Calabasas. A bucolic walking path […]

Waiver plan leaves L.A. County kids behind

Is Las Virgenes being overlooked?

A downward trend in the state’s coronavirus cases has allowed many school districts to bring kids and teachers back to campus, but in Los Angeles County the students are still learning from home. Aimed at districts with firm pandemic measures in place, California instituted a waiver request program in August that could be used to bring elementary school students back […]

Body found on Agoura Rd. still under investigation

The discovery of a dead body on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills the afternoon of Sept. 24 raised immediate questions as to whether the deceased male was dead by suicide or by other means. There’s still no information available about the cause of death, but officials say it does not appear to be from natural causes. Investigators are pursuing leads. […]


Agoura Hills On Sept. 16 three men broke into Galaxy Cleaners and Kanan Road by prying open the front door. The men stole cash, an iPhone, clothing, and tape, all worth $1,420. Calabasas Someone stole a wallet from a purse at the Ralphs supermarket at the Commons. The wallet contained debit and credit cards and a driver’s license, all worth […]


Our Sept. 17 story about the arrest of an Oak Park resident on suspicion of driving under the influence and hitting a pedestrian on Westlake Boulevard said drugs were found in the driver’s car. This information came from a sheriff’s department captain who later told The Acorn something different. No drugs were found in the vehicle. The arrest was made […]


It’s time to bring our children back to class


This newspaper has long advocated for a careful and measured reopening of the local economy. It’s our feeling that if COVID-19 case numbers continue to improve, and Los Angeles and Ventura counties can make their way into the less restrictive red tier, then more shops and businesses should be allowed to open. We’re hoping for sooner rather than later. Things […]

Plan leads to separate and unequal school outcomes

GUEST OPINION /// Public education and COVID-19

Despite the best of intentions and the incredible hard work of so many public school teachers, the fundamental reality remains that distance learning is simply not an ideal substitute for in-class instruction for the majority of students. For weeks, the decision by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the L.A. County Office of Education to not even review school […]