February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Plans begin for pickleball, handball courts

Slated for Mountain Meadows, Tierra Rejada parks

Those interested in handball and pickleball are in luck, as Moorpark officials are moving forward with plans to build a new handball court and four pickleball courts at two of the city’s parks.  At its Feb. More...

Health & Wellness

How to tell if that mole is safe or a warning of skin cancer

COMMENTARY /// Skin disease

Nearly all of us have some sort of mole or brown spot on our skin. More...

Schools

CLU Students set out to save veterans’ post

VFW looking to boost membership

A group of business students at Cal Lutheran University are working to keep afloat the longstanding Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 in Simi Valley.  The VFW chapter, which has served veterans in the community for more than four decades, is i More...

First 5 asks parents to read to kids

The First 5 Express—a statewide bilingual tour educating families on the importance of talking, reading, and singing in everyday life and its impact on a child’s early brain development— will stop in Simi Valley Wed., March 1.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WOOF!—Ponchis is a German shepherd. He is very calm, friendly and enjoys people. If you would like to adopt Ponchis, ask for ID No. A645316 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Feb. 11  Between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., a car was stolen from a home in the 6000 block of Martinique Drive.  Feb. 12  A man, 51, was arrested in the 300 block of Los Angeles Ave. for public intoxication.  Feb. 13   More...

Family

Techs ensure smooth rides for youngsters

Ventura County Fire Department Fire Inspector Mike Lomonaco was stumped. More...

On The Town

Four-Star Awards give local theaters a standing ovation

Live theater in Ventura County is alive and well. The public is invited to the gala celebration for the six theaters of the Four-Star Theater Alliance at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 26 at the High Streets Art Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. More...

Letters

Hotel was a good idea

In the Feb. 10 Acorn, Mayor Parvin and Councilman Pollock responded to the criticism they received about their vote on hotels being an allowable use of the Moorpark Marketplace area in the Carlsberg Specific Plan.  More...

Dissent is patriotic, violence is not

I cannot put into words how disappointed I am with the intolerance and vindictiveness some on the left have displayed since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. More...

Solve, don’t create problems

The media’s constant vitriol since Trump’s election is disheartening. While half of the country agrees with them, the other half does not. The same was true when Obama was elected, but he had the media on his side.  More...

Subsidy a short-term fix to rising water costs

Board of Supervisors to vote on new rates

It’s good news and bad news for farmers and plant nursery owners who have been told they’re facing skyrocketing water costs in the coming months. More...

Rain back on radar

MAKING A SPLASH—Poindexter Avenue in Moorpark was flooded Feb. 17. The storm last week dumped more than 3 inches of rain on Moorpark. Showers are predicted to return Sunday morning. More...

Community

Raising their glasses

Winery celebrates 10 years of business; brewery, distillery to come

Inside the storage room of Cantara Cellars in Camarillo, more than 450 barrels of wine waiting for bottling are stacked from floor to ceiling. More...

Ride in style to L.A. Book Fest

Take a luxury bus to the Los Angeles Festival of Books at USC on Sat., April 22 and leave the driving to the Moorpark Friends of the Library.  The Friends are sponsoring this day trip for 54 book lovers to the festival filled with booksellers, p More...

Pedestrian, 68, killed on 101 Freeway

Police ask driver to ‘do the right thing’ and speak to investigators

A 68-year-old man suffering from dementia was struck and killed on the 101 Freeway Tuesday morning by a driver who failed to stop or even report the collision to 911, according to the California Highway Patrol.  The Ventura County medical examin More...

Sports

Raiders kick it up a notch

COLLEGE FOOTBALL /// Moorpark Raiders Moorpark College football team lures players in 140 characters or less

There’s a buzz surrounding the Moorpark College football team.  Call it a hashtag revolution.  The Raiders have made a splash on the team’s social media accounts, including Twitter and Instagram—and local high school footb More...

Musketeers book trip to Division 2 quarterfinals

TIME OF THE SEASON—The Moorpark High girls’ soccer team defeated Warren 1-0 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Feb. 21 at home. More...

Faith

Helping the forgotten and the disabled of Ukraine

Ministry provides wheelchairs, hope

When Thousand Oaks resident Nita Hanson visited a Ukrainian orphanage for the first time in 1996, she entered a dark room where bumper to bumper cribs lined the walls.  She looked into one and saw an infant whose head was as large as the rest of More...

Riding through the tempests with Noah

Roots of Faith

The recent heavy rains reminded me of Noah’s flood, but the local storm didn’t have the same effect as the original deluge recorded in Genesis chapters 6 through 9.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 24 Tootles And Noodles More...

Editorials

Moorpark College’s 50th anniversary worth celebrating

EDITORIAL

This year marks Moorpark College’s 50th anniversary, and in the half-century since its first day, the community college that sits atop a bluff on the far eastern side of town has grown to become one of the leading economic engines in the city. More...

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