2021-10-08 E-Edition

Little League team returns to memories, friendships

They turned tragedy into teamwork

A pair of white pickup trucks moved slowly down High Street during the Oct. 2 Country Days parade. In the bed of the trucks sat nine of the 13 Moorpark Little League members who turned tragedy into teamwork 25 years ago by becoming one of four teams from the U.S. to compete with four international teams in the Little League […]

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School district invests in tech

MUSD buys computers, interactive displays

Science and technology were at the forefront of the Sept. 28 Moorpark Unified School District board meeting. Science program The board voted to adopt Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes, a $220,000 science program for grades six, seven and eight. After testing two different science programs in the classroom last year, teachers unanimously determined that STEMscopes would best prepare students for high school, […]

A look at what’s next for cannabis greenhouse in Camarillo

Foreign competition one reason for change in crops

Casey Houweling has long been an innovator in the tomato industry, growing specialty varieties in a high-tech greenhouse his company built south of Camarillo. Despite his success in finding new ways to efficiently grow produce, like any farmer, he’s had to compete with the flow of less expensive fruits and vegetables grown outside the U.S., namely in Mexico, because of […]


Sept. 27 A 34-year-old man was arrested near the 118 Freeway and Los Angeles Avenue for burglary and kidnapping. Sept. 28 A 43-year-old man was arrested in the 300 block of High Street for trespassing on railroad property while under the influence of drugs. Two men, ages 31 and 34, were arrested in the 800 block of Crown Hill Drive […]

EDITORIAL: Keeping the faith while organized religion declines


For the first time in the 80 years, Gallup has tracked the number of those who attend houses of worship in the U.S., fewer than half of Americans (47%) said they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque—a 20-point drop since 2000. We’re guessing that many people stopped attending services in the past 19 months due to the pandemic, though […]

Political Cartoon

A poor reflection on letter writer

In response to the Sept. 24 Moorpark Acorn letter from Ken Davis: Really? I mean really, 63% are morons? Are you serious? That 63% could be any number of important people in your life: your child’s teacher, your spouse, or the surgeon or ER doctor and assistants who save your life. I must say, your letter is like art; it […]

True community spirit at fair

Congratulations to the Moorpark Chamber and community for a great Moorpark Country Days. Our band, DVR, was happy to play for such a great event. I couldn’t get there before the street closed, so I planned to cart in our equipment. When the wheel on my cart broke I experienced something special in Moorpark. Two families on their way insisted […]