July 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

An inside look at county’s new ER

Set to open by the end of summer

A matter of minutes can be the difference between life and death when it comes to emergency medical care.  More...

Business

Unemployment rate for Ventura County is down, but job losses are up

COMMENTARY /// Labor market report

The California Labor Market Information Division recently released its May 2017 report, showing an improvement in Ventura County’s unemployment rate from 4 percent in April to 3.8 percent in May. More...

Sports

Plummer is county’s latest sensation

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD /// Moorpark Musketeers Only freshman to compete in high jump at state finals has a bright future

No one should be surprised by all the track and field talent sprouting in Ventura County. Year in and year out, there’s always a new superstar rewriting record books. More...

Querrey advances to Wimbledonfinal four

Sam Querrey’s living the dream in England.  The Thousand Oaks High graduate upset defending Wimbledon champion and No. More...

From Hell and back

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Three years away from UFC, Vinc Pichel wins in first-round KO

Vinc Pichel never imagined a single text message would bring so much joy. The former Ultimate Fighter semifinalist, who was in the midst of a three-year hiatus from competing, received a brief text message from his manager, Jason House, on March 29. More...

On The Town

Foodies will fall for Tavern 101’s fall-off-the-bone barbecue

Acorn Epicurean

It was love at first bite at Tavern 101 Grill & Tap House in Agoura Hills. This restaurant serves up amazing American classics and grilled barbecue that can heat up any occasion. More...

Fork it over for Girl Scout fundraiser

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast will host its third annual Fork It Over fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 3 at the Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. More...

Salsa festival is piping hot

The Oxnard Salsa Festival will turn up the heat as it celebrates salsa in all of its permutations: food, music and dance.  The 24th annual fest, presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, kicks off with a concert with Latin soul singer Leslie Paula an More...

Editorials

Be safe on hikes, watch out for vending machines

EDITORIAL

Our readers like to get outdoors and take in all the natural beauty Ventura County has to offer. There are those who relish hiking and biking throughout the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains and those who love to surf and swim at our local beaches. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

Last week’s restaurant spotlight on Simi Valley’s Golden Panda Buffet erroneously omitted the fact that the eatery uses imitation shark fin for its shark fin soup.   More...

Council approves sculpture at police station

$145K set aside for artwork

A sculpture outside the Moorpark Police Services Center will stand as a symbol to honor the officers who have given their lives to protect the communities they served.  The Moorpark City Council voted unanimously July 5 to give the go-ahead for More...

City Hall workers get 2 percent raise for cost-of-living adjustment

Last pay bump for Moorpark staff was 1 percent in 2016

City officials say that in order to keep up with the cost of living in the region, the roughly 50 employees at Moorpark’s City Hall will receive a 2 percent pay raise at the end of the month. More...

Community

County pushes back against proposed law aimed at private contracts

Officials say bill adds layer of red tape

A proposed bill that aims to place stricter controls on dealings between county governments and private contractors could result in higher costs and fewer vital services for Ventura County residents, local officials said. More...

Man pleads not guilty in pickax attack of Moorpark woman

A 27-year-old Santa Paula man accused of attacking a Moorpark woman with a pickax in her backyard pleaded not guilty last week to several felony counts and is due back in court next week.  Abel De Jesus Monroy made an initial appearance July 7 a More...

Simi Valley doctor admits to over prescribing controlled substances

A Simi Valley internal medicine doctor who admitted to using his office as a drug supply for users and dealers faces up to a year in jail and five years’ probation when he is sentenced in Ventura County Superior Court Aug. 14.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HEAR HIM ROAR—Tiger is about 10 years old. He is kind and enjoys snuggling. If you would like to adopt Tiger, ask for ID No. A666040 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

June 28  Between 9:30 p.m. June 27 and 5 p.m. June 28, burglars broke into a car parked in the 4000 block of Cedarpine Lane and stole more than $950 in property. More...

Faith

Bones, wind and new life in the Holy Spirit

Roots of Faith

The California Museum of Natural Science once screened a 3-D Imax film of images captured by the Hubble telescope in deep space.  I saw galaxies inside of galaxies inside of more galaxies, like an endless stacking doll. More...

Puppets and pizza

Temple Ner Ami will host a Tot Shabbat at 6 p.m. July 28 at 515 Temple Ave., Camarillo. More...

Calendar

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Letters

Libraries are part of the future, not the past

Even in our internet age, it’s hard to imagine there are people who believe that libraries are obsolete or somehow secondary to commerce. Sure, digital information is easy for many people to access— for others, not so much. More...

How to make a difference

I would like to thank Caitlin Trude and the Moorpark Acorn for the great article on Joel Burchfield’s last journey.  I would like to thank all of my neighbors of Moorpark for all their support throughout the years.  More...