2021-10-28 E-Edition

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Boosters take off

All three shots now available

Pharmacies and clinics across the region began stepping up COVID-19 booster shots for certain groups after last week’s endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control of the extra Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The endorsement means booster doses are now available for all three FDA-approved vaccines—Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. A third Pfizer shot had previously been approved […]

Boss disputes kill rate at Agoura shelter

The head of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has spoken out and is contesting the figures in a recent lawsuit filed by two rescue groups accusing the shelter of allowing too many pets under its care to die. The lawsuit accuses the Agoura animal shelter of euthanizing 64% of its impounded animals over the last 12 […]

Story about the poles

Policy changes help give public a better idea of building size

The Calabasas Planning Commission has been granted additional powers over when and where to deploy story poles, those vertical stakes connected by banners, mesh and other materials sometimes planted on open ground that give passersby a sense of the size and scale of buildings being planned. Developers, including those engaged in residential construction, are generally required to put up the […]

Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl tied to overdose spike

Medical examiner issues warning

A recent report from the Ventura County medical examiner’s office says that fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid, is fueling an increase in local drug overdoses. “ We really haven’t seen fentanyl in our county to the extent that it is currently present,” Chief Medical Examiner Christopher Young told the Acorn. “It is a very dangerous and very lethal substance […]

Muddy Monday brings much-needed rain

JUMP FOR JOY—Agoura Hills resident Olivia Duarte, 4, plays in a puddle while picking up her brother from Sumac Elementary School Oct. 25 in Agoura Hills. The storm brought .8 inches of rain to the city.

Ventura County draws up plans for new supervisorial districts

Oak Park could be grouped with Simi

Lines have been drawn in the sand . . . and in the hills, valleys and agricultural farming plains of Ventura County. As is the case every 10 years, the county, per the U.S. Constitution, must redraw lines for its supervisory districts, taking into account data from the latest census. After final 2020 census data became available Sept. 20, the […]

New arrest is made in connection with beauty store thefts

Detectives from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station continue to crack down on a string of thefts targeting the Ulta and Sephora beauty stores in Calabasas. Martinez Doroteo, a 27-year-old man from Canoga Park, was taken into custody Oct. 21 on suspicion of committing multiple robberies at the two retail stores. Doroteo hit Sephora at The Commons shopping center Sept. 29, […]


Bell Canyon Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office say a resident on Sage Lane reported the theft of $75,000 in personal jewelry over a fivemonth period from May until October 2021. Deputies said the victim may have known the thief. Oak Park A thief stole auto parts off a vehicle in the 4800 block of Aliano Drive Oct. 15. […]

Contact your local sheriff’s office

Residents who live in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village may contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808. Oak Park residents should call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 654-2380.