2021-03-11 E-Edition

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COVID conquered?

Bittersweet anniversary
Uncertainty of virus still haunts

In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the Year of the Rat, a symbolic nod to fertility, wealth and resourcefulness. But to the world at large, rats are not a welcome sight. The previous Year of the Rat, 2008, brought a massive stock market crash. And 2020, with its worldwide pandemic and second major economic crash, turned out to be even […]

Community’s human toll

Throughout 2020, The Acorn heard from multiple residents whose lives changed dramatically because of the pandemic. The people we met became deeply affected by the rapidly changing events—and worried constantly about themselves, their friends and loved ones. Marking this week’s anniversary of the coronavirus, meet the men and women who found personal ways to cope as they faced the greatest […]

LVUSD vaccine site draws enthusiastic response

Local teachers inoculated

Teachers in the Las Virgenes Unified School District won’t be fully vaccinated before they resume in-person learning, but at least they’re halfway there. The local school district hosted a clinic for about 1,000 educators and other eligible residents to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine on March 6 at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. The atmosphere at […]

Hello to new big cat in local mountains

The National Park Service has been tracking cougars in the Santa Monica Mountains since 2002. The agency announced last week that a new animal has been added to that study. A female mountain lion, P-96, was captured Feb. 12 in the south Simi Hills near Agoura by NPS researchers and fitted with a GPS tracking collar that will follow her […]


Agoura Hills On Feb. 27 a vandal broke the window of a car parked on Eagleton Street, causing $500 in damage. A burglar broke into Pizza Nosh on Canwood Street and stole the cash register, worth $100, on Feb. 27. On Feb. 18 a thief stole two gold rings embedded with precious stones, worth a total of $1,315, from a […]

Help for stranded motorists

The Ventura County Transportation Commission launched its Freeway Service Patrol program on March 1. Drivers stuck with a disabled vehicle can receive emergency roadside assistance at no charge during peak periods on certain Ventura County highways. The program provides a fleet of roving service and tow trucks on three segments of Ventura County highways during peak traffic periods to clear […]

Spring forward, y’all

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sun., March 14. Before going to bed the night of Sat., March 13, remember to “spring forward” and turn clocks ahead one hour. While no daylight is actually saved, the shifting of clocks allows for more hours of sunlight in the evening. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that don’t observe […]

Chamber assists small businesses with PPE

Local small businesses received an extra dose of PPE (personal protective equipment) during a drive-thru distribution event March 4 at Westlake Village City Hall. The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce joined PPE Unite, a Los Angeles County public-private partnership, to host the one-day event. Small businesses received a 30-day supply of personal protective gear for their employees at no […]