2020-12-24 E-Edition

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Nurses call off Christmas strike

The union representing nurses and licensed healthcare professionals at Los Robles Regional Medical Center and two other Southern California hospitals owned by HCA Healthcare reached a contract deal last Saturday following a tense, almost week-long standoff that saw the union threatening to go on a 10-day strike beginning Christmas Eve. Los Robles released a statement the evening of Dec. 19 […]

Put a leash on it

Canine owners criticized for careless ownership

As the ongoing pandemic limits opportunities to leave the home, there’s been a surge in pet adoptions by families looking for a furry friend to bring joy into their lives. Plus, a dog needs to walk at least once a day—a built-in excuse to get outdoors. It’s on that walk, outside the safety of the home, that problems can arise. […]

With bridge almost done, artist gets busy

Communities are built by collective— residents, city councils, developers working together to build something bigger for the greater good. No one person is responsible for how a city looks. Artist Joe Wertheimer might be the exception to that rule. He is the person responsible for designing the art features on the freeway overpasses at Lindero Canyon and Lost Hills roads, […]

A combustible Christmas Eve

Carolers defy safety order

Some are calling for a change in the Ventura County Sheriff Office’s education-only approach to COVID-19 health mandates after several high-profile acts of defiance in recent weeks took place while the community battles a coronavirus surge. On Tuesday, actor/filmmaker Kirk Cameron of Agoura Hills hosted his third “caroling protest,” part of a movement opposing rules limiting Christmas gatherings and COVID-19 […]

Unmasked at Sprouts

Sheriff’s deputies responded to Sprouts Farmers Market on W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks Dec. 19 after a store employee called 911 to report a group of around 20 people were trying to enter the premises without protective face coverings. An employee told The Acorn that almost a dozen people made it inside before the manager locked the door, trapping […]


It’s wearing on all of us this holiday season


We looked everywhere and we just can’t find it. The “receipt” for the year 2020 must have gotten tossed with the wrapping paper, and, like an ugly, multicolored sweater under the tree that’s two sizes too big, we can honestly say we didn’t ask for it. We don’t want to keep it, but someone already cut off all the tags. […]

Restaurant acts above the law

Cronies is a disgrace to our community. The blatant disregard by the restaurant for rules and regulations is appalling. How can our community allow anyone to endanger the citizens of this community by encouraging large gatherings of unmasked fools? Not only are they endangering the community, they are encouraging outside Trump supporters to litter our community with their obscene posters […]