2021-11-18 E-Edition

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YOU GO, ‘BRO—David Tuyo flips a large tire and tackles obstacles during the Muddy Warriors Xperience fitness fair and trail run on Nov.14 at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley. The overall first-place 5K winner, Tuyo represented the Hardcore Fitness gym of Agoura Hills. The competition tested strength, overall fitness and will to succeed. Not for the faint of heart.

District alignment could mean splitsville for local cities

Boundaries get
‘sliced and diced’

Its process of dividing California into relatively equal population areas to provide fair representation for citizens was flawed out of the gate because the federal government failed to conduct a broad, in-person outreach as it prepared its 2020 census count. The pandemic had a little something to do with that. Still, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission— established by voters in […]

Agoura Hills sued over Ave project denial

City, developer hope to reconcile

Hoping to avert a trial, attorneys for the City of Agoura Hills and the hopeful developer of the Agoura Village East mixed-use project have agreed to meet next month to try to settle their differences. Thousand Oaks-based California Commercial Investment Group Inc. sued the city in October, claiming unlawful denial of a development permit submitted Sept. 30, 2015, and misuse […]

Tainted Kool-Aid pulled at Westlake Costco

Two popular drink mixes are being recalled by Costco and Stater Bros. stores after third-party examiners reported finding foreign material in the products, “specifically very small pieces of metal or glass,” to use the manufacturer’s words. The affected units are Kool- Aid Tropical Punch and Country Time lemonade with “Best When Used By” dates—found on the bottom of the container—between […]

Campaign spending limits can’t keep big-money backers away

Rules allow PACs into local politics

Campaign spending rules are intended to help level the playing field for candidates seeking local office, but some say expenditure limits are also about public perception. While the rules work to ensure an individual contributor can’t buy a candidate’s way into office, the candidates themselves, as well as deep-pocketed outside interest groups, don’t have to abide by limits. Common in […]

Schools administer child vaccine

More than 700 students were vaccinated against COVID-19 Nov. 13 at a clinic sponsored by the Las Virgenes Unified School District and Albertsons. The clinic, held for ages 5 to 11 at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village, “was amazing,” Superintendent Dan Stepenosky told The Acorn. “So many grateful parents and students.” As a way to help ease any […]


Agoura Hills In a scene straight out of a scary movie, a woman told Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies that she was in her car parked at Vons on Kanan Road around 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 when two men—maybe three—made her scream. She heard a noise at the driver’s window, looked up, and saw a man in skeleton-print clothing, […]

Public can weigh in on transportation study

The Ventura County Transportation Commission is seeking community input to help to plan the future of transportation in Ventura County. Ventura County residents can participate in the update of commission’s comprehensive transportation plan by filling out an online, map-based survey and signing up to receive information about the project. The transportation plan is a document that will study the county’s […]

New district lines set stage for 2022 election


If you’ve been keeping up with local news, even in passing, you know California’s government agencies, from park districts to congressional districts, are in the midst of redrawing voting maps. So today we’re talking redistricting. Not the sexiest topic around, but one that affects the lives of everyday citizens. The process of redrawing legislative districts follows the release of census […]