April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Call the stork, new mountain lion born

National Park Service researchers, together with biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, recently marked a 4-week-old mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains.  The good news is tempered by suspicion that the young fem More...

Health & Wellness

Hygienist and clinic team up to provide free care for seniors

Affordable Care Act, Medi-Cal don’t cover dental heath

Justin Urbano slipped on his gloves as Demaree “Bon” Shurt­leff settled into the dentist’s chair for her teeth cleaning. It was Shurtleff ’s second visit to the nonprofit Free Clinic of Simi Valley at 1725 Deodora St. More...

Business

Philanthropist, businessman dies at age 87

Helped form Montecito Bank and Trust

Michael Towbes, philanthropist and chair of the board of the Towbes Group Inc. and Montecito Bank and Trust, died of cancer at home in Santa Barbara on April 13. He was 87 years old.  More...

Tech firm serves small businesses

Local technology company Hummingbird Networks celebrated its recent relocation with a grand opening last month. More...

Sports

Musketeers can’t hang on

BASEBALL /// Simi Valley 3, Moorpark 1 Simi Valley baseball team snaps Moorpark’s 18-game winning streak

Just when it seemed like nothing could slow down Moorpark High’s baseball team, Simi Valley unveiled its secret weapon: Will Parker. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

COOL CUSTOMER—Milkshake is about 8 years old. She is calm and enjoys human contact, but is very shy at first. If you would like to adopt Milkshake, ask for ID No. A662272 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Family

Rally up for Relay

American Cancer Society event returns May 6 at Arroyo Vista park

Residents won’t have to leap tall buildings in a single bound to be real-life super-heroes in the fight against cancer next Saturday. Moorpark’s Relay For Life event returns Sat., May 6 to Arroyo Vista Park, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. More...

Free trees given out at Arbor Day

The National Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Moorpark a Tree City USA for the 10th consecutive year.  This year’s Arbor Day event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. More...

Local students wanted for Teen Council

The Moorpark City Council seeks interested persons to apply for appointment to the Moorpark Teen Council for a one-year term ending June 30, 2018.  The Teen Council consists of seven to 15 members who are Moorpark teens entering grades seven thr More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 28  Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club Fundraiser   More...

Editorials

Write a letter and stand up and be counted

EDITORIAL

The Moorpark Acorn takes great pride in the articles and editorials we publish, and the comments that circle back in the form of letters to the editor make us proud, too. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Caught without a placard? City won’t write off $25 fee

Look before you park.  City officials are cracking down on drivers who fail to display a disabled-person placard while stopped or parked in a handicapped space.  More...

Moorpark High among Gold Ribbon Schools

MHS recognized for its careers and colleges pathway program

What does it take to be a California Gold Ribbon School? Setting high standards for students is key, Royal High School Principal Keith Derrick said, but teachers and administrators must also make sure those goals are attainable. More...

Community

Police warn of bad skin cream

La Tía Mána cream contains high levels of mercury, state says

State health officials have warned consumers not to use a skin cream widely available from Latino markets and swap meets.  La Tía Mána cream contains high levels of mercury, a toxin that can cause mercury poisoning, according to a California Dep More...

Draw mom’s portrait

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Moorpark Acorn invites kids to draw pictures of their moms.  These funny, but heartfelt drawings depicting Mom through the eyes of a child will be published in the Acorn and online the Friday before Mother&rs More...

Day program offers senior options

Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Ahead of the Curve: Expanding the Options for Seniors and Their Family Caregivers,” from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Schools

College professor finds himself in ‘Jeopardy!’

Episode of long-running game show to air July 18

Answer: The result of attempting something for a third time. Question: What is a charm? It certainly was for Martin Chetlen, a Moorpark College professor, who will make his debut on “Jeopardy!” this summer. More...

College ends music season with creation story

All good things must come to an end, including the Moorpark College Music Department’s 2016-17 season.  More...

COLLEGE STANDOUTS

Dominic Farello of Moorpark has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Emerson College in Boston.  Farello is majoring in media studies.  The requirement to make dean’s list is a grade point average of 3.7 o More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

April 14  A man, 30, was arrested in the 500 block of Los Angeles Ave. for drug use.  A 31-year-old man was arrested in the 600 block of Walnut Street for drug use and possession. More...

Faith

Psalm 23: a fan favorite among believers

Roots of Faith

When asked to recite Scripture, most Christians can recall the Lord’s Prayer, John 3:16 and Psalm 23. Of all of the 150 psalms in the Bible, why is this one the most popular? More...

Breaking bread together

MEETING A NEED—Acorn reader Martiel Hay took this picture of the Rev. Duncan Filmer, left, and Jack Crosby at the Vons supermarket April 21, as the two men were taking pastries and bread to nearby homes to feed families in need. More...

On The Town

Agave Maria’s features breakfast on the patio

Acorn Epicurean

This is a perfect time of year to enjoy a tasty breakfast or brunch outdoors on a festive patio with bright, cheerful umbrellas, lots of greenery, the sound of a tinkling fountain and the taste of great Mexican and American favorites. More...

Letters

New student leader at college

Congratulations to Payton Robinson for being elected as the 2017-2018 Moorpark College Associated Student Body president.  More...

Teacher asks for memories

“You are good to go!” I was told by the person who reviewed my retirement paperwork. More...

Likes senator’s proposal

An Acorn editorial recently noted, “the value of an educator is priceless.” California’s future indeed depends great teachers. However, it missed the mark on statewide teacher shortages, and happenings in our back yard, literally. More...