Man survives shark bite off popular Maui beach

“Shark bait,” a slang term for a person swimming or surfing alone in the ocean, became more than an idiom to a 73-year-old Thousand Oaks resident last week. Jerry Weisbecker is recovering from a shark attack that happened off the coast of Maui. Speaking from the Hawaiian island, Weisbecker told the Acorn he was snorkeling 100 to 200 yards from […]

2021-01-28 E-Edition

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Stay-at-home order relaxed

Outdoor dining to resume as hospitalization cases improve

Amid new signs that Southern California’s COVID-19 case rate is improving, both Los Angeles and Ventura County health officials announced Monday they will follow a state directive that allows a return to outdoor dining and permits other activities shuttered since last month’s restrictive stay-at-home order went into place. “It’s fantastic; it’s been a struggle for me,” said Marco Gonzalez, owner […]

Wet ‘n wild week

A Jan. 23 weather system brought rain, hail and even some light snow to Malibu Canyon, causing at least one vehicle to flip on its side while navigating a slick and winding Las Virgenes Road. A female driver and her dog were uninjured, California Highway Patrol and Malibu Search and Rescue Team report. “Yes, that is snow on the ground,” […]

Concerns about lake graffiti

Visitors to Calabasas Lake are noticing that the popular local landmark has a graffiti problem. Residents have reported several instances of hateful vandalism in the area around the lake, most of it politically themed. Detective Lt. Joe Fender of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said despite the messaging he doesn’t believe the threats are dangerous. “It’s political. It’s ‘Kill (Joe) […]

Memories, but no memorial one year after Kobe death

One year ago on a cool Sunday morning in Calabasas, the world awoke to news that pro basketball legend Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash in the hills above Las Virgenes Road. The 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others aboard the Sikorsky S-76B private helicopter were en route to a girls’ basketball tournament at the […]


We’re beating COVID and we’re doing it now


The state’s whiplash COVID- 19 restrictions took a turn for the better this week. The December stay-at-home order was lifted Monday and, among other changes, restaurants are once again permitted to serve customers outdoors. Vaccines, masks and social distancing: the vigilance might be having its intended effect because, for whatever reason, L.A. County’s peak case rate of 15,000 infections a […]

Good vaccine, if you can get it

My husband and I received our first Pfizer vaccination at the Los Angles County site in Northridge during the torrential rain on Jan. 23. We were about 50th on line to reach the outdoor facility for a 3 p.m. appointment. We were amazed at how quickly and smoothly we were directed there despite a long line, and at how even […]

Decries council member’s stance

In response to the guest opinion in the Jan. 14 issue of The Acorn, I want to point out the blatant hypocrisy of city Councilman Chris Anstead. Mr. Anstead, the news media, social media and virtually every Democrat have demonized anyone questioning the results of this past election. Mr. Anstead chose to specifically target Rep. Mike Garcia for exercising his […]