July 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Go outdoors for fun times, but use gym for real workouts

COMMENTARY /// Fitness today Group exercise breaks up routine

During the summer, it’s plenty easy to get all the physical activity you need outside. More...

Business

Grant helps farmers to save water

County to receive over $45,000

A new crop of state funds announced last month will boost local efforts at helping farmers save water. More...

Rebates available for plug-in electric vehicles

No income limit on this program

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, in partnership with the Ventura County Community Foundation, offers a Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program for Ventura County residents.  The program has been funded at $226,946 from the foun More...

Sports

Moorpark Junior All-Stars make history

BASEBALL /// Moorpark Little League All-Stars

The spring season is long gone. Most baseball players packed up their mitts, bats and cleats weeks ago, but Moorpark Little League’s Junior All-Stars pushed their season deep into the summer. More...

Moorpark Express win Pismo tourney

SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE—The Moorpark Soccer Club Express celebrates after winning the Pismo Beach Tournament. The Express also captured the Copa Cabana-Santa Monica Tournament title. More...

Family

Teenagers create first Teen Zine at library

Magazine has art, poetry, memes

Moorpark teens have found a way to express themselves, and it doesn’t include Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. More...

Geckos cuddly like kitty cats, fascinating like ancient dinosaurs

CRITTER TAILS /// Pets and their Peeps

Instead of thinking car insurance the next time you see the Geico gecko on TV, imagine having a cute little lizard of your own as a pet. More...

On The Town

Moorpark College extends run of ‘Heathers’

Due to popular demand, the Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department has added two Saturday matinee performances of “Heathers: The Musical” at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. More...

Looking for a gyro? Try Hummus Bros.

Acorn Epicurean

The next time you spend a day shopping at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks and are hit by the urge to eat, check out Hummus Bros. in the downstairs food court. More...

A funny thing is going on in T.O.

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts, along with professional comedian Jason Love, will present the all-new Live Standup Comedy On The Hill show at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 12 at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

County takes a look into the future—wants your help

EDITORIAL

What will Ventura County look like in 2040? Will it have autonomous cars, high-rises or a whole new job sector in an industry that hasn’t been invented yet? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Stealth’ cell tower gets OK from City Council

To be disguised as store signage

After years of waiting, Moorpark will finally be receiving a new cell tower at the east end of White Sage Road. More...

Tierra Rejada renovations to begin second phase

Upgrades to be made to 3-mile stretch

Happy with how a 700-foot section of Tierra Rejada Road looks after undergoing a landscape renovation in March, the Moorpark City Council gave the go-ahead to move forward with the next step in revamping a 3-mile stretch of the busy four- lane street More...

Community

Reported shoplifting leads to arrests

Strange turn of events uncovers stolen cars, one found in Moorpark

An arrest of a shoplifting suspect at a Camarillo shopping plaza led to the apprehension of an auto theft suspect miles away in Moorpark and the recovery of two stolen vehicles, deputies said.  More...

Siblings’ quarrel ends in alleged stabbing

A family fight at a Moorpark home earlier this month ended in a knife attack which led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man, according to Detective Tim Lohman with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Department.  More...

Community meetings invite public input for county’s general plan

What will county look like in 20 years?

Residents can help set the direction for Ventura County for the next two decades by attending one of more than a dozen community meetings that kicked off recently. More...

Schools

Youths get jazzed up over summer music camp in Simi

Campers give free concert tonight

The rocky Santa Susana Mountains loom directly behind Robert and Tina Beijer’s large backyard in eastern Simi Valley, providing a scenic backdrop for the live concerts and performances the couple has hosted over the years. More...

Online simulator previews solar eclipse

Astronomical event is Aug. 21

Want a sneak preview of what August’s solar eclipse will look like over your part of the United States? Now there’s a simulator for that. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WHAT A CUTIE—Marjolaine is about 6 years old. She is kind and likes affection. If you would like to adopt Marjolain, ask for ID No. A662155 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 13  A 48-year-old man was arrested for false evidence of registration at the intersection of Los Angeles Avenue and Spring Road.  A 15-year-old boy was arrested for loitering after 10 p.m. More...

Faith

Letting her good work glorify God

Teen finds comfort in faith

Natalie Myers is a yes woman. When others need help, she never says no. Consider the time earlier this year when the 18-year-old offered to help a friend sing during a worship service at Community Christian Church. More...

Obituaries

CHARLES EDWARD SPEARS

— June 1, 1952 - July 16, 2017 —

In loving memory of Charles Edward Spears who passed away from this world July 16, 2017, a beautiful God given afternoon. Preceded in death by his father, Vern E. Spears, and his mother, Phyllis J. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 28 Bella Vita Italian-American Club 6 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Gypsy Folk Ensemble western dancing. Early RSVP required. Contact: Kathi. Phone: 805.910.5737. SAT., JULY 29 More...

Letters

City’s public pool is not a mirage

The Moorpark Community Aquatic Center Committee appreciates Ian Tand’s letter in the July 7 Acorn. More...

Budget proposal would cut in half number of poor

While members of the Republican majority are competing to see who can make the deepest cuts, there is a budget proposal before Congress that would boost the economy for all of us while cutting in half the number of people in poverty. More...

Vacation Photos

TAKE YOUR MOORPARK ACORN ON VACATION

How to submit:  Email your vacation photo as a .jpg attachment to vacation@theacorn.com. Include name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene. The 2017 Take Your Acorn on Vacation winners will be announced in the fall.   More...