2021-03-18 E-Edition

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Trustee knocks school reopening

Board member says students should have returned weeks ago

Within weeks, Las Virgenes Unified will become the first public school district in Los Angeles County to welcome students back to campus in all grades, but not everyone is pleased with the speed at which its 15 campuses have reopened. Even though the California and Los Angeles County public health departments set guidelines for in-person learning that have not been […]

Red-tier ready

More leeway given to gyms, restaurants, movie theaters

Amid a steady decline in coronavirus case numbers and a rapid increase in vaccinations, both Los Angeles and Ventura counties moved into the less restrictive public health red tier this week as part of the state’s revised plan for a wider reopening of the economy. As the one-year anniversary of the pandemic brings hope for further reduction in business restrictions, […]

Cautious Oak Park cleared for classes

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to drop throughout Southern California, parents and teachers are turning their focus to the long-awaited return to in-class learning. If the downward trend continues, the Oak Park Unified School District will see students in all grades back on campus by the end of March. Safety concerns from parents and teachers have kept the […]

Oak Park football field ready for upgrade

A return to in-class education is just around the corner, and high school sports have resumed, but the football field at Oak Park High School must undergo more than $1 million in refurbishments before it’s ready for action. A recent examination by the school district’s insurance company found the 10-year-old artificial turf at the campus stadium has become worn out […]

Shoplifters strike again

STOLEN—The Target store in Westlake Village, a favorite of shoplifters, was hit with a series of thefts during a threeday stretch in late February, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Office reports. At right, suspects are seen loading up infant items, women’s clothing, household goods and cleaning materials and placing them in reusable shopping bags before leaving the store. One suspect drives […]

Buchanan leaving Oak Park

The coming months will be a challenge for Oak Park Unified School District. In addition to the role the pandemic will play in 2021 public education, the district will also face the uncertainty of leadership under a new superintendent. Longtime leader Tony Knight is retiring in June after 17 years on the job. Adding to that shake-up, the district is […]


Community group has public safety on its mind


All communities struggle with certain levels of crime. Some areas, including Calabasas, Agoura, Oak Park and Westlake Village, which The Acorn covers, are fortunate to have low crime rates and little if any violent crime. We are lucky to live here. The link between crime and socio-economic status is undeniable, but the effectiveness of the local police force also plays […]

Development fails to fit the site

If you have ever driven by a place and suddenly found a building standing where once you were able to see a beautiful hillside and canyon, you might ask, “How did that happen?” Now is the time to get involved and be informed about the West Village project. This proposed 180-unit condo development will, if approved, destroy a beautiful canyon […]