September 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Actors hit the green carpet

PAR FOR THE COURSE—Actor Dennis Quaid, foreground, uses a little body English on his putt Sept. 26 during the 12th annual Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 Golf Tournament at Moorpark Country Club. More...

County health department rolls out survey

Data will be studied in November

The Ventura County Public Health Department needs input from Ventura County residents. At the Aug. More...

County chief medical examiner leaving after short tenure

The county’s chief medical examiner submitted her resignation earlier this month, less than a year into her tenure. More...

Sports

From the gutter to the stars above

Much-improved Musketeer boys’ water polo program jumps into tougher Division 2 fray

Moorpark High’s boys’ water polo team is riding a tidal wave of momentum. The Musketeer upsurge started in 2013 with the return of head coach Peter Daland, who initially started the program in 2000. More...

Rancho deluxe

When he’s not working on his family’s ranch, Billy Westerling stars for the Musketeers’ football team

Billy Westerling isn’t a beach bum. Far from it. Westerling, a Moorpark High junior free safety for the football team, grew up raising cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens on his parents’ ranch in Santa Rosa Valley. More...

A moment of silence, a game of action

THE LONGEST YARD—Moorpark High’s football team defeated Westlake 35-31 on Sept. 23 at home. More...

Family

Firefighters seek donations for family of fallen fire engineer

Public service to be held Monday

The Ventura County Fire Department is rallying around the family of the fire engineer who was killed in a truck rollover last Wednesday. More...

Teen son endures social media spotlight from ‘weird girls’

Family Man

There’s this girl my 13-year-old son knows from school who came up to him at lunch, jumped up on the table — on top of everyone’s food — and asked my boy if he could see the hole in her sock. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

FRI., SEPT. 30 Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Hills Library, 2220 Ventura Blvd. New and lightly used kids and adult fiction, trade, mass-market paperbacks. Prices 50 cents to $2. Collectibles. More...

Editorials

As weather heats up, MHS stadium is a cool place to be

EDITORIAL

Temps reached the upper 90s earlier this week and “dipped” into the low-90s today, which can only mean one thing: It’s autumn in Moorpark. That’s right, Sept. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Write on for story contest

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...

Two sides in open-space debate go head-to-head

Competing measures to appear on November ballot

Supporters of two county ballot measures aimed at preserving farmland and open space traded accusations at a debate Wednesday evening at Camarillo City Hall. More...

Moorpark candidates’ forum puts the issues on the table

Those running for mayor, City Council and school board take to dais

Residents filled the seats of Moorpark’s High Street Arts Center last Thursday evening but they weren’t there to be entertained. The Sept. More...

Community

County moves forward with facility for disabled inmates

New unit to be built at Todd Road Jail

County supervisors moved ahead this month with a plan to build a new jail for inmates with mental and physical disabilities, approving more than $2 million for a Los Angeles-based architectural firm to design the facility. More...

Incumbent offers a ‘mom’s perspective’

Van Dam has worked in education for 30 years

Moorpark Unified Trustee Ute Van Dam feels her motherly intuition will be beneficial to the school board if she’s reelected to a third four-year term in November. More...

Probation officer faces child porn charges

A senior county probation officer suspected of using an overseas network that provided obscene materials to buyers around the world will face two counts of possessing child pornography when he appears in court next month. More...

Schools

Office of education launches state-of-the art tech center

Last year, Diallo Wallace taught his aviation academy students about flight dynamics mostly by writing out equations on a white board and supplementing the lessons with field trips to Naval Base Ventura County and SpaceX in Hawthorne. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

THE SUN WILL COME OUT—Annie is a tabby cat. She is about 10 months old and is very playful. If you would like to adopt Annie, ask for ID No. A641391 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Sept. 16 Fraudulent checks were cashed at the Moorpark General Store, 496 Moorpark Avenue. Sept. 19 Shoplifters stole an undisclosed amount of merchandise from Target, 800 Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Faith

Volunteers take to the seas to provide medical care

Mercy Ships host a floating hospital

Over the summer, thousands of people lined up at a Catholic high school in Benin in West Africa seeking free surgeries at a hospital aboard Africa Mercy, run by Christian nonprofit Mercy Ships. More...

Church to bless pets

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will host a blessing of the animals service and Family Fun Day on Sun., Oct. 2 on the church patio at 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. The service with blessings will start at 10:30 p.m. More...

BRIEFS

Rosh Hashana begins sunset, Oct. More...

On The Town

Musical’s dark comedic plot aims at gun control

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Assassins’

“Assassins,” the musical being staged at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, is Broadway’s best argument for gun control. More...

Letters

Education needs discussion

I have examined state Senate candidates Stern and Fazio’s websites and have found very little information about their positions on education. More...