2021-02-04 E-Edition

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Hope on this horizon

SPOT ON—Agoura Hills resident Jason Ehrlich took this photo Jan. 29 after the rain cleared. “This has been a rough year for many of our residents,” Ehrlich said. “I couldn’t help but think it’s a sign of better times to come.” We agree, and fingers remain crossed.

Some grades head back to class

Las Virgenes elementary kids return this week

Three weeks ago the Las Virgenes Unified School District suspended all on-campus learning as cases of coronavirus reached record levels in Los Angeles County. On Monday morning, staffers happily welcomed students back. The district reopened under the same terms as last fall—first- and second-graders are allowed to receive classroom instruction under a county waiver program, while third-graders and special needs […]

Defiant Agoura restaurant sued by county

The Super Bowl is coming this weekend and the Los Angeles Public Health Department is prohibiting large gatherings and television viewing on sports bar patios. One Agoura Hills restaurant that has notoriously defied the health order says it will abide by the TV ban. L.A. County Superior Court this week filed a lawsuit against Cronies Sports Grill in Agoura Hills, […]

Cities go green, but there’s a cost

Local municipalities are turning up the dial on clean energy. Calabasas recently joined Agoura Hills in voting for a program that sources 100% green energy for the electricity that residents use. Simi Valley thinks the move toward cleaner power is too costly in light of the pandemic and has chosen a more affordable alternative for its residents. The cities belong […]

Shot smoother than expected

COMMENTARY /// COVID-19 vaccination

Although a frustrated public continues to bemoan lack of supply and impossible to get reservations, the COVID-19 vaccination system set up at the mega-pod site nearest to our local area, at Cal State Northridge, couldn’t be running smoother. A personal visit to the campus midday on Monday revealed a seamless operation and very few cars waiting in line. Multiple entry […]

DA says Erickson reckless

Why it took more than four months after the incident for charges to be filed remains unclear. But in a story first reported last week by The Acorn, the public has finally learned that former Dodger pitcher Scott Erickson is being accused of reckless driving in connection with the events of Sept. 29, 2020, when two boys were struck and […]


Agoura Hills On Jan. 26 a thief stole a toaster worth $1,800 from Agoura Deli on Kanan Road. The toaster had been left in the business’ storage area, which is secured with a gate. The culprit forced the gate open, causing $100 in damage. A vandal caused $200 in damage to two mailboxes at an apartment building on Dorothy Drive […]

Car crackdown at popular trail

Headway on cougar bridge

New donation gives boost to wildlife overpass

The Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing reached a new milestone in funding. A private party recently donated $1.4 million toward construction of the land bridge over the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills. The donation raises total funding for the project to around $18 million, and puts an expected 2021 groundbreaking on the “homestretch,” a representative for the project […]