2021-03-25 E-Edition

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School bell rings

Full reopening this week for Las Virgenes schools

Middle school and high school students returned Mon., March 22 to five campuses in the Las Virgenes Unified School District for the first time in over 365 days as restrictions across the county continue to relax and a wider reopening of the economy takes root. What was supposed to be only a temporary two-week break from LVUSD classes last March […]

Jackpot again? Are you kidding?

Westlake store has magic touch

The lucky streak continues for a local convenience store that has once again sold a winning lottery ticket. Village Spirits Shoppe in Westlake Village reports a male customer won $10 million in the California Lottery Scratchers game from a ticket purchased in the store March 11. It’s not known if the winner took annuity payments or the lump sum. The […]

Local deputies accused of Kobe Bryant photo sharing

Four deputies who are alleged to have taken unauthorized photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site in Calabasas remain on duty at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, The Acorn has learned. The names of the deputies were added March 17 to a lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant, widow of the NBA legend, against Los Angeles County and its sheriff’s […]

Shots fired on freeway

A vehicle traveling with a man and woman inside became the target of gunfire early in the morning of March 21 on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The California Highway Patrol said the driver and passenger of the Kia Soul light SUV escaped unharmed, but that a dog riding in the backseat was hit in its torso by the […]

Defense weighs in on Noell abuse case

Veteran criminal defense attorney Leslie Abramson fired back at the Ventura County district attorney’s office this week for accusing her client, Lake Sherwood investment banker Craig Noell, of violating his probation. Abramson said the allegations against Noell—that he verbally attacked a female group facilitator and hasn’t done his community service—are “a big fat nothing” and a “tempest in a teapot.” […]

Scam victims get taken to the cleaners

Two men suspected of conducting a housecleaning scam that targeted victims throughout Southern California, including three in the Conejo Valley, have been arrested. Authorities are looking for two other men who are connected with the scam, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station reports. Detective Angela Lopez said the four men advertised various services including rug cleaning, chimney sweeping and dryer vent […]


Enthusiastic but cautious approach to orange tier


As Los Angeles and Ventura counties begin to achieve threshold numbers for the less restrictive orange tier in the blueprint for economic reopening, relief in the community is palpable. You see it everywhere: children playing outdoors in the neighborhood, students walking by twos and threes to class, more people visiting stores, restaurants getting busier, and, of course, more cars on […]