September 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Finance chief: MUSD budget back on track

EDUCATION District still recovering from last year

Moorpark Unified School District officials spent half the 2015-16 school year weathering a budget crisis, but the district’s interim chief business officer says its finances are getting back on track. More...

Health & Wellness

Canine keeps recovery centers clean

Dog trained in sniffing out drugs hidden by addicts

Nancy Swanson knows what it takes to stay clean. She’s been sober for 31 years. The addiction treatment specialist wants to help others free themselves of their drug habits. More...

Author to speak on autism

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate the opening of its Autism and Communication Center with a free public presentation by Steve Silberman, author of an award-winning book on the history of autism, at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Patients have the right to appeal

commentary /// Medicare

As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal. This is the action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan. More...

Sports

Welcome home

L.A. Rams win first home game in memorable, strange return to Coliseum

The earth and the air started to shake, but this was no earthquake. This was the Rams’ first home game in Los Angeles since 1979. This was the region’s first NFL game since Christmas Eve in 1994. More...

It’s showtime

Moorpark football team plays Westlake tonight at home

Westlake High football coaches gathered at team headquarters, contemplating the Warriors’ three-game losing streak. More...

Musketeers take the lead

Conway, Villa propel Moorpark cross country teams in different ways

Chad Conway and Amanda Villa pushed the pace as aspiring cross country runners on the Chaparral Middle School playground. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Sept. 10 A man, 41, was arrested in the 10000 block of Presilla Road for public intoxication. A man, 26, was arrested in the 50 block of Majestic Court for indecent exposure. He was also found under the influence of drugs. More...

Family

Happiest place on earth is happier for son without the parents

Family Man

Before my wife and I got married, we dated. When I felt it was time to see if we had what it took to be a more serious couple, we went to Disneyland. We had a great time and that meant we could tie the knot. More...

Walk sets out to raise awareness

Suicide rate on the rise in Ventura County and nationwide

No one knows exactly why, but nationally as well as in the county suicide rates are up, despite local efforts such as last weekend’s Out of the Darkness walk to fight suicide. More...

On The Town

Powerful musical examines real-life case of man framed for murder

play review /// ‘Parade’

The grim subject matter of the 1998 musical “Parade,” based on the real-life 1913 killing of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old Georgia pencil factory worker and the subsequent targeting of her boss for the murder, is not something you’d ex More...

‘Mom-O-Palooza’ highlights humorous side parenting of

Edgy comedians bring the hilarious side of mom life to the Scherr Forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 30 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Feel-good blues show

The Ventura County Blues Society will present its Memphis Band Challenge at noon Sat., Oct. 1 at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. More...

Editorials

Take the new lane-splitting law in stride

editorial

The number of registered motorcyclists in California continues to grow at a steady pace, and anybody who’s ever driven a street bike, a sport bike or a cruiser knows the flat-out thrill that goes along with it. More...

Political Cartoon

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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...

Prop. 63 aims to tighten gun laws

ELECTION 2016 Addresses sale of large-capacity ammo magazines

A measure on the ballot in November is designed to tighten gun control laws in California, a state with some of the strictest firearm restrictions already in place. Proposed by Lt. Gov. More...

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it

THANK YOU—Above, Moorpark residents Bellingham Washington and her 7-year-old granddaughter Celie Thomas take part in the California Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 17 at Villa Campesina Park in Moorpark. More...

Community

‘Vanished’ to appear in local cinemas

Film’s creators are Moorpark residents

What if everyone you loved suddenly disappeared? More...

McBride gets ‘Reckless’ at T.O. show

Country star comes to Kavli Sept. 29

Award-winning country star Martina McBride will be live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

In a hurry to meet? Speed dating event Oct. 4

Limited to 15 men and 15 women

Janet Morgan of J’s Events is producing a speed dating social event from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 at McGregor’s Craft Beer and Wine, 144 W. Los Angeles Ave., Ste. 105, next to Jersey Mike’s in Moorpark. More...

Schools

TREASURING EACH NOTE

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MHS graduate proud to attend Merchant Marine Academy

Teen played football, joined Naval Sea Cadets to prepare for admission

Tyler Reihs’ journey to the prestigious U.S. Merchant Marine Academy began over four years ago. He was visiting the academy nestled along the shore of Kings Point in New York during his freshman year at Moorpark High School. More...

Program on transportation careers

The Ventura County Transportation Commission invites Ventura County college students to a Transportation and Environment Summit from 3 to 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 28 in Malibu Hall at California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HANDSOME GUY—Rusty is a pit pull. He is about 5 years old and loves to play with toys. If you would like to adopt Rusty, ask for ID No. A625598 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Three ‘tails’ of God’s special animal servants helping humans

Roots of Faith

In concluding my series on animals, I’d like to share some favorite Bible stories involving wildlife and domestic beasts. More...

Former Simi deacon heads to L.A.

After nearly 30 years of serving with the clergy at Simi Valley’s St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Deacon Jim Carper is now answering a new call. The Simi Valley resident was recently appointed parish life director of St. More...

Unitarian Universalists welcome their new minister

It took more than a year, but Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s search for a new spiritual leader is over. The Rev. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 23 Police And Firefighter Appreciation Night More...

Letters

Candidate’s speech sparks debate

An Acorn story in the Sept. 16 paper is one of the worst examples of “burying the lead” that I have ever read. It described Pence’s appearance at the Reagan Library, and included details of his campaign speech there. More...

Wants yes on F

On Nov. 8, voters will have a choice between two competing countywide ballot measures to stop urban development from spreading into open space and farmland in Ventura County. More...

Columns

Watching for the power of the ‘Parking Fairy’ in city traffic

Single Files

My elderly yet feisty mother told me she’d once again made the long trip alone from her house to the annual Canadian National Exhibition in downtown Toronto this year. What this entails makes me tired just thinking about it. More...