August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Don’t be a rope-a-dope, get in shape with resistance training

COMMENTARY /// Fitness today When it comes to exercise, straps and bands stretch the imagination

You don’t have to be a boxer to be on the ropes. Or even in bad shape. In fact, knowing the ropes is one of the most versatile ways to get in good shape. More...

Business

600 homes planned for University Glen

Campus to have single-family homes, apartments

California State University trustees have given approval for a Beverly Hills-based developer to begin work on the long-stalled second phase of the University Glen Housing Development Project. More...

Job statistics

The California Labor Market report revealed that Ventura County’s June unemployment rate increased to 4.5 percent from 3.8 percent in May.  More...

Schools

Moorpark College rolls out the red carpet for 50th

NPR reporter Wade Goodwyn is keynote speaker

It’s a golden opportunity to dine and dance. Moorpark College will host a Golden Gala to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Aug. 26 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. More...

Firefighters ready to join force

TIME TO CELEBRATE—Thirteen firefighter trainees received their badges today, Aug. 11, marking the end of an 18-week academy. As part of graduation activities, the 54th academy will host a public demonstration this morning from 10 a.m. More...

Faith

Church members take hand in upkeep

Volunteers put experience to good use in maintaining the buildings, grounds

Randy Eccles spent the better part of a recent Friday morning with a paintbrush in hand, adding a fresh coat of paint to the steps in front of Camarillo United Methodist Church.  The 68- year- old retired plumber and business owner was finishing More...

Wine tasting event at synagogue

Sommelier Les Sutton will lead a wine tasting party featuring a selection of Decoy Wines from Sonoma County at 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served. More...

Exhibit of miraculous miracles in Simi Valley

Also live talks on the Real Presence

The Vatican’s International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles will be on view to the public for two days from 4 to 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27 at St. More...

Calendar

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FRI., AUG. 11 Newcomers-Encore Club Of Conejo Valley 9:45 a.m. outside the food court, The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Chat with members, learn about club activities, meet new people. Contact: Sharon. Phone: 805.529.9048. More...

Editorials

Bringing attention to those behind the scenes

EDITORIAL

Moorpark is often called a small town. Those who’ve grown up here and are now raising families are usually closer than one degree of separation and those who move here more often than not find a tight-knit group of friends. More...

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Schools chief clarifies registration process

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With the first day of school, Aug. 23, right around the corner, the Moorpark Unified School District is well underway in accepting registrations for the 2017- 18 school year. More...

Moorpark Unified continues work on reducing costs

Chief business officer says district is ‘right-sizing’—GATE program suspended

Faced with the ongoing problem of declining enrollment, Moorpark Unified School District officials continue to make budget cuts intended to right-size the district. retired or been promoted. More...

Mountain lion makes way across 101 Freeway

P-55, the mountain lion that made a big splash into a Newbury Park hot tub two weeks ago, successfully crossed three freeways and is now roaming the Santa Susana Mountains outside Simi Valley, the National Park Service said this week.  More...

Community

Motorcycle training program turns 30

Two CHP-accredited courses in county

When 39-year-old Noe Morales slammed his motorcycle into a brick wall between two houses on Hartnell Street in Camarillo two weeks ago, he became the first person killed in a motorcycle collision in the city this year. More...

Cream of the crop

Moorpark shop wins national award

Running a business can be a rocky road, but the owners of Baskin-Robbins in Moorpark have been having a peach of a time. They were recently named winners of a sweet reward for providing great service with a cherry on top.  More...

BRIEFS

Have a cold one  The Moorpark Morning Rotary   Club and Enegren Brewing Company will host the eighth annual Moorpark Beer Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Sports

A dream and a golden voice

BASEBALL /// Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer and Acorn sports writer connect over Ecuador & baseball

My grandmother, Patricia Encalada, isn’t the biggest Los Angeles Dodgers fan. But it wasn’t uncommon for her in the 1980s to turn the TV channel to the ball game after a long day of hand-painting flowers onto Metlox dinnerware. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 28  Shoplifters stole from Ralph’s, 101 Los Angeles Ave.  A 19- year- old woman was arrested for shoplifting from Target, 800 Los Angeles Ave. More...

Family

An enchanted evening for fighting cancer

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Sign-ups open for fall youth YMCA basketball

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA fall basketball league is taking sign-ups. The season begins Sun., Sept. 10.  The coed league is semi-competitive and focuses on skill development and having fun. More...

National parks pass for seniors goes up in price

The lifetime pass that senior citizens purchase to visit American national parks has increased from $10 to $80, effective Aug. 2.  Pass holders are given lifetime access to over 2,000 sites and parks. The fee pays for maintenance at U.S. More...

On The Town

It’s fair to say those on a diet have choices

COMMENTARY /// Ventura County Fair Deep fried watermelon, anyone?

Corn dogs, funnel cakes, deep-fried Twinkies. For some, the once-a-year fried feast is the reason to come to the Ventura County Fair. More...

Letters

People who want things should work for them

Every time I read something in the Acorn about “affordable housing” I try to ignore it. However, the Aug. 4 editorial has at last forced me to speak my mind. And I wonder if anyone else can relate to what I’m going to write. More...