August 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Time to get creative

The Moorpark Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. More...

Business

Despite tight schedule, Rams’ CLU practice facility should finish on time

Sounds of construction on Cal Lutheran University’s north campus in Thousand Oaks will soon be replaced by those of tackles and whistles as work winds down on the Los Angeles Rams’ in-season practice facility. More...

A night of food, wine and charity

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Schools

Called to lead

Educator takes interim principal post at Chaparral on short notice

It was a tall order, and time was running out. Just one week before the start of school Aug. 17, Chaparral Middle School found itself in need of someone to lead its 625 students. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Aug. 11 A woman, 21, was arrested at High Street and Moorpark Avenue on a warrant for petty theft. Aug. 12 A 24-year-old man was arrested at Mill Valley and Laurelhurst roads for drinking and driving. Aug. 13 More...

Family

Today’s career paths are winding roads

Other Side of 50

I recently heard about a Twitter meme called #firstsevenjobs. A meme, if you don’t know, is an activity or image spread rapidly by internet users. More...

On The Town

YAE alumni cast delivers letter-perfect show in musical satire

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Avenue Q’

To paraphrase one of the songs in “Avenue Q,” there’s a fine, fine line between wild satire and a meaningful life lesson, but YA4Ever’s staging of the show in an outdoor setting at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand More...

T.O. part of comedian’s comeback tour

Two years after a car accident nearly cost him his life, comedian Tracy Morgan is back on tour and he’s coming to Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Navigating the allure of free airfare

Flying Squirrel

When putting together a big trip, especially one involving transatlantic air travel, cruise lines and tour operators often dangle a very big carrot in front of travelers: the allure of free airfare. More...

Editorials

Zika discovery cause for precaution, not panic

Editorial

Ventura County health officials announced the first reported case of the Zika virus in the county last week. Dr. More...

Political Cartoon

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First Zika case reported in Ventura County

Health experts say risk of getting virus extremely low

Doctors discovered the first known case of the Zika virus in Ventura County earlier this month. Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin said the virus was found in a woman who is not thought to be pregnant. More...

Investigation uncovers statewide Chinese human trafficking ring

28 rescued in what is referred to as a case of ‘modern slavery’

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five people and rescued 28 others in what it referred to as a case of “modern slavery.” More...

Community

County firefighters called out to wildfires

Area crews assist other fire agencies to battle large-scale blazes statewide

It’s been a busy summer for firefighters across the state, but aside from the Pine fire near Ojai last month, Ventura County has not had any other major wildfires so far. More...

Hirth ready to see business boom in Moorpark

Longtime Moorpark resident Jeffrey Hirth feels he has the leadership experience and the “fresh perspective” needed to help make his hometown a better city. More...

County Clerk’s office now conducts wedding ceremonies

In conjunction with the City of Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has expanded services at its Thousand Oaks City Hall office to include wedding ceremonies and public inquiry search stations. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

EASY GAL—Thelma is a female Shih Tzu mix. She is about 9 years old and would make a great house dog. If you would like to adopt Thelma, ask for ID No. A649062 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Book helps pastor to draw closer to God

The Rev. Gordy Duncan said an excerpt from pastor and author A.W. Tozer’s “The Knowledge of the Holy” serves as a continual reminder to him of the importance of deepening his relationship with God. More...

Vatican Splendors exhibit continues through Sept. 11

The exhibit “Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art” has brought record crowds to the Reagan Library. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 26 Summer Farewell Festival More...

Letters

Candidate questions school district’s decision

This letter is in regard to the Ventura County Office of Education Career Education Center that recently opened in Moorpark. More...

Support SOAR and Measure AA

As a citizen of Ventura County and having read the Acorn’s article about Measure AA, I urge my fellow county voters to support this measure. More...

Not voting is not an option

We are in a very important election year. By being an American citizen, voting is a privilege. It is very important that every person who is a registered voter gets to the polls in order to cast their ballot. More...