May 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Jewish institute declared safe from field lab toxins

Contamination from the Santa Susana Field Lab does not pose a health risk to users of the neighboring Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, according to a report released this month by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. More...

Business

Certified farmers markets make way for new vendors

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association welcomes the following new vendors. Lark Ellen Farm makes a natural, organic and non-GMO granola that is grain-free, prepared from sprouted nuts and seeds, dehydrated instead of baked. More...

Credit union names new president

Premier America Credit Union’s board of directors appointed Rudy J. Pereira as its president/CEO, effective April 24. The appointment follows the retirement of John Merlo, who served as president/CEO for over 20 years.  More...

State lends hand to small businesses

Program offers microloans to entrepreneurs

A new state program will provide microloans of up to $10,000 to help finance small businesses, officials announced this week.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SHY GIRL—Eo is an Australian cattle dog about 10 months old. She is very shy and could use a quiet home. To adopt Eo, ask for ID No. A664900 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

May 13  Around 8:30 p.m., robbers broke into a home in the 50 block of Majestic Court and stole more than $950 in property.  May 14  Someone was assaulted in the 50 block of Wicks Road.  May 15   More...

Faith

Acorn readers share their most meaningful Bible verses

Roots of Faith

A previous column on memorizing Scripture, in which I asked readers to share their favorite Bible verses, brought some responses.  The favorite verse of L.F. More...

‘Zuma Live’ concert in Malibu

The third annual “Zuma Live” benefit concert featuring an evening of contemporary Christian music and a barbecue dinner will be from 3 to 7 p.m. More...

Episcopal church to hold meditative services

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Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MAY 26 'When We Were Young And Unafraid' 8 p.m. at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive. Runs through June 25. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Play about feminism and a woman's place in 1972. Tickets: $15 and $20. More...

Columns

Travelers can rest easy while on the road

Flying Squirrel

After returning home from a trip, there’s one thing I can count on: the comfort of my own bed. There’s nothing like sleeping in your own room, with your own linens, comforter and pillow.  More...

City sells High Street property for restaurant, brewery

$612K price tag is market value

The city has agreed to sell the old “grain elevator” property on High Street to a developer for more than $600,000. More...

Deadlines added to city’s list of goals, objectives

Widening of L.A. Ave. remains at top of list

For years, the Moorpark City Council has watched time pass while projects, both big and small, have languished in the development stage, held up in an approval process that’s mired in red tape and bureaucracy.  More...

Community

Council votes to change bus service

Gary Mussell waited three hours to speak to the Moorpark City Council during its May 17 meeting in hopes that members would reconsider a bus plan that would all but eliminate service to the Villa del Arroyo mobile home park on the city’s easter More...

Report: Cities’ water supply fragile

Ventura County may have survived the worst of the state’s drought, but if a severe dry spell returns and lasts more than five years, most local cities will be back in serious trouble.  More...

Maximum enforcement this weekend

To help ensure the safety of all motorists during the Memorial Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol will conduct its annual Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period throughout the state from 6:01 p.m. Fri., May 26, through 11:59 p.m. More...

Schools

Seniors turn their tassels and focus toward the next chapter

GRADUATION 2017 /// High School at Moorpark College

Trenton Kreiger Trenton Kreiger said he chose to begin his senior year at a new high school in hopes of kick-starting his college career. More...

Sports

Welcome to the jungle

FOOTBALL /// Los Angeles Rams The news cycle never ends for NFL, or the county’s pro football team

Professional football, specifically the National Football League, is the most popular sport in the United States. The NFL offseason may be the second most popular. Hordes of L.A. More...

Musketeers topple Lions, but fall in second round

FIRED UP—Moorpark High baseball senior pitcher Jr. Sandoval reacts after the Musketeers defeated Oaks Christian 3-2 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on May 19 at home. More...

Trying to catch on

FOOTBALL /// The road to the NFL Tight end with local ties seeks to join NFL team as rookie free agent

Jake Maulhardt has always had a special place in his heart for his hometown. More...

Family

Opening their home

Moorpark couple has fostered 36 children since 2010

Moorpark mom Liz Thiele said her love story began unexpectedly while she’d been fitting a young girl for a pair of glasses 25 years ago.  More...

Chicken soup for the flu-ridden soul

Family Man

I got the flu that’s going around, so my wife made a call to her dad. Within 15 minutes, he was at our doorstep with a package. How does he manage to keep his freezer stocked with homemade chicken soup at all times? More...

On The Town

Fresh food, family-friendly staff in Ventura

Acorn Epicurean

What do you get when you marry a talented chef from Sicily with a feisty gal from Scotland? You get a fabulous Italian restaurant with authentic food and warm, welcoming customer service that’s sure to have you coming back time and time again. More...

Letters

Bravo to the community

In April, Moorpark High School presented “ Les Misérables,” which has been called “the most popular musical in the world.” The show was popular in Moorpark, too, and we were thrilled with the terrific response we received from More...

To make housing affordable, build more housing

Our region faces a severe housing affordability crisis. More...