July 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Con artists use email to swindle homebuyers

Buying or refinancing a house is always a complicated endeavor, but add in a scam that targets homebuyers, and the process can turn into a nightmare.  That’s why law enforcement officials are warning Moorpark residents to be wary of a mort More...

Health & Wellness

Lake is highlight of hike

THE TRAIL LESS TRAVELED

This new summer series will seek to shed a light on some of the Conejo Valley’s lesser-known hikes. Looking for a new hike this summer? How about something lakeside? More...

Hospital awarded for stroke care

Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks was recently awarded the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines: Stroke and Heart Failure Gold Plus achievement awards. More...

Schools

Girls build up skills at construction day camp

Weeklong program introduces them to job opportunities

In her orange T-shirt and pink hard hat, Lilly Stenzel stood atop a 10-foot ladder and tightened a bolt on the steel frame of a new greenhouse—using a pink drill, of course. More...

Sign-ups open for before-, after-school care

The local YMCA branches are registering students in grades K-5 in before- and after-school child care programs for the coming 2017-18 school year.  Conejo Valley YMCA will provide child care at Peach Hill and Mountain Meadows academies in Moorpa More...

Pets

Canines test sniffing skills at Scent Sports trials

With her nose to the ground, 6-year-old Windy walked with focus across the sidewalk like a dog on a mission. More...

Pet of the Week

OLD SOUL—Earl is about 15 years old. He is kind and enjoys human contact. If you would like to adopt Earl, ask for ID No. A663481 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

More Bible verses that touch, comfort the hearts of Acorn readers

Roots of Faith

To conclude our series on Scripture, more readers share their best-liked passages. •J.P. More...

Joy and fun for kids at church’s summer day camp

Emmanuel Church will host its annual Camp Joy summer day camp from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. More...

Art room open at Simi Jewish center

Kids make challah

The Aleph Art Room will be open during the summer from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fri., July 28 and Aug. More...

Calendar

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FRI., JULY 7 Summerfest Dog Show 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cal State Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. All-breed dog show with over 1,200 dogs. Conformation and obedience events. Free admission. Parking fee. Contact: Amy. More...

Letters

He’s ready to dive into pool

I wanted to know when the new pool at the high school would be done. I’m going into eighth grade, and I was hoping to have it be there when I go into high school.  Is there a date they plan to have it done by? More...

Bill puts families at risk of being broken apart

I was so sorry to see your editorial board pressing our Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin to publicly oppose SB 54 in the name of public safety.  More...

Mayor explains local retail status

This letter is in regard to David Kropp’s June 30 letter, “Disappointed by red tape.”  More...

Editorials

Don’t forget to make this summer a memorable one

EDITORIAL

The way time flies, summer will be over before we know it. Will you have made the most of it? More...

Political Cartoon

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Pickax-wielding man attacks woman

Police: He thought coworker, victim were the devil

Armed with a pickax, a Santa Paula man went on a bizarre rampage Wednesday morning at a home in the 14000 block of Peach Hill Road that left a Moorpark woman bleeding in the middle of a street in a tiny neighborhood, according to police. More...

School board extends superintendent’s contract

Hays approved through 2021

Moorpark Unified School District’s superintendent will continue her tenure as the district’s leader through 2021. More...

Community

New lead public defender for Ventura County takes office this week

Howeth has been with county for 27 years

A nationwide search for Ventura County’s lead public defender ended where it started—with a familiar face in the county court. More...

Man arrested in stabbing

A 19-year-old man was arrested during the early morning hours of June 25 in connection with a stabbing in Moorpark, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

School websites hacked

Moorpark Unified School District was among the websites that went offline last Wednesday morning after pro-ISIS hackers targeted the Ventura County Office of Education computer system. More...

Business

Economy thriving in Trump era, expert says

The economy under President Trump is doing just fine—maybe even better than fine.  That was the message shared by economist Sung Sohn of California State University Channel Islands at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce’s e More...

Nonprofit receives grant for veteran housing

Many Mansions gets $5M from state to build 40 apartments

A Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit provider of affordable housing has received over $5 million from the state to build 40 apartments for homeless veterans. Many Mansions is scheduled to complete the project in Oxnard by January. More...

Sports

Back on his feet

Moorpark’s Rob Hall recovering from life-threatening fall

Rob Hall has met hundreds of people in 26 years of teaching and coaching at Oak Park High. More...

The dudes abide

BASEBALL /// Conejo Oaks What’s summer without the Conejo Oaks wood-bat baseball team?

The dog days of summer invoke memories of camping trips, barbecues . . . and Conejo Oaks baseball games. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

June 26  Someone was assaulted in the 200 block of Second Street.  Property was vandalized in the 50 block of Majestic Court, causing more than $400 in damage. More...

Family

Dog’s fun-feeder no fun for dad

Family Man

Our pet beagle eats his food fast—really fast. I wondered if we should do something about it. More...

Birthday celebration is icing on the cake

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On The Town

A golden opportunity for all-you-can-eat Asian fusion

Acorn Epicurean

Like a meal fit for a king, more than 100 delicious items are laid out on a long, winding counter at Golden Panda Buffet. The new Simi Valley restaurant offers this freshly made all-you-can-eat feast at prices you won’t believe. More...

Colbie’s coming home

Musician a native of Thousand Oaks

Colbie Caillat, who grew up in Thousand Oaks and recorded her multi-platinum debut CD “Coco” in Westlake Village, returns for a hometown gig at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Columns

Avoiding a hot foot at California beaches

Flying Squirrel

It’s summer. You’re lying on a towel at one of our local beaches. The blazing sun has warmed you up and it’s time to cool off in the ocean. More...