2021-11-11 E-Edition

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How about a little rain please?

Metropolitan declares drought emergency

Despite the pre-Halloween atmospheric river that dumped nearly 8 trillion gallons of rain in Northern and Central California, reservoirs feeding the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District saw relatively little precipitation. Local communities received less than 1 inch of rain, and water agency officials are worried. As the state endures a second year of a drought that’s brought below-average snowpack, record […]

Remember the 12

Event pays tribute to Borderline victims

Gray skies gave way to sunshine Sunday afternoon as the Thousand Oaks community gathered to remember 12 bright lives cut short at the Borderline Bar and Grill three years ago. Lives which were, said T.O. Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Peña, “full of hope, dreams, promise.” Around 11:20 p.m. Nov. 7, 2018, a gunman entered the Borderline and began shooting patrons […]

Agoura sees return of farmers market

They’re back at Whizin center

Following a years-long hiatus, the farmers market has returned to Agoura Hills. Shoppers by the score came to Whizin Market Square on Nov. 6 for the city’s first market in more than five years. The market opened briefly at the end of 2010, but soon closed. Attempted venues at both Whizin and the Agoura Hills City Mall proved unsuccessful. Organizers […]

Boyer’s Borderline lawsuit

First, he sued unsuccessfully for a chance to run for sheriff of Ventura County. Now Agoura Hills resident Bruce Boyer is suing the very entity he aspired to lead with regard to a 2019 arrest at a Borderline Bar and Grill memorial that he says violated his constitutional rights. In papers filed Nov. 2 in Los Angeles federal court and […]

End of pandemic doesn’t mean virtual goes away

City grapples with best way to accommodate a nervous public

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, Calabasas is the latest city to consider allowing in-person public meetings again. But at a recent City Council meeting, fears of spreading the disease, logistics of testing participants, the discomfort of wearing a mask for hours, and the question of whether plastic partitions are all they’re cracked up to be dealt a blow to Mayor […]

Crime spree ends in Westlake

Two people face numerous felony charges after a burglary spree Nov. 3 that ended after they rammed several cars while fleeing law enforcement in Westlake Village. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Laura Natoli, deputies that morning and early afternoon responded to three residential burglaries. In the first, the suspects forced their way into a home on Houston Drive […]

Teen ‘begging’ to get out of fleeing vehicle

A lift from school turned into a nightmarish ride-along for two Westlake High School students this week. The girls, whom The Acorn is not identifying because they are minors, were catching a ride from a 16-year-old male friend around 12:45 p.m. Monday when a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy pulled up behind them and put on his lights. But rather than […]


Agoura Hills A woman went to a home in the 3900 block of Patrick Henry Place in Agoura Hills on Oct. 28 to allegedly purchase furniture in a deal that had been arranged. The suspect arrived at the location and began to place the items she planned to purchase in the back of her dark blue SUV, but she got […]


SUSPECT WANTED— Security footage shows a suspect taking furniture she allegedly agreed to purchase from a resident on Patrick Henry Place in Agoura Hills, and loading it into her dark blue SUV and driving off— without paying for it. Call the sheriff at (818) 878-1808 if you have info.