August 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Field set for Moorpark election

No race for school board; mayor unopposed for third time

Moorpark voters will have to choose two out of three candidates on the November ballot to fill open seats on the City Council this year.   Newcomer Ken Simons, 60, qualified for a place on the ballot just days before the Aug. More...

Health & Wellness

Back to school? Back to the doctor

It’s back-to-school time. In all the hubbub and preparation, don’t forget one of the most important tasks: immunization.  More...

Summer fun is not without risk

Spending time in the sun can result in more than fun and games. More...

Tips for safer outdoor grilling

When grilling outdoors, it’s important to follow the guidelines from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing food poisoning.  More...

Sports

Oaks wind through another summer

Wood-bat collegiate baseball team reaches NBC World Series

Former Camarillo High standout Taylor Hansen received a golden opportunity to play Division I baseball.  There was just one catch—put down the bat and turn into an everyday pitcher.  “I’ve always preferred to be a hitter,& More...

Track star secures gold at National Junior Olympics

Victoria Plummer of the Moorpark Striders youth track club brought home the gold in the Bantam Girls high jump at the USATF National Junior Olympics in Baltimore in late July.  Victoria’s winning jump of 1.50 meters (4 feet, 11 inches) was More...

Family

Animal lovers to the rescue

FOR THE FURRY FRIENDS—Left, Moorpark residents, from left, Janette Edmondson, 6-year-old Linae Parsons and Coreen Edmondson peruse the silent auction items during the Animal Lovers Night Under More...

On The Town

Showdown at the arts center

Audiences can cheer the hero, boo the villain

Melodrama is back as the original comedy “Rex Bravo, the Whistling Cowboy—Showdown at the Bombay Corral” runs from Aug. 24 through Sept. 23 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.  Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Harvest Festival offers a tasty event

The third annual Harvest Wine Festival will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 at Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway, Simi Valley.  Local vintners will provide wine samples. More...

‘Unforgettable’ concert

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present nine-time Grammy Awardwinning songwriter and singer Natalie Cole in concert at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Going back to school doesn’t have to break to the bank

Those back-to-school days are here again.  Need proof?  Step foot in just about any store in Moorpark and it’s hard to miss the advertising blitz for those school-related products your student can’t do without: notebooks, pencil More...

CSU, faculty reach contract agreement

The California State University system has come to an agreement with its faculty, halting talk of a potential strike this fall.  The new contract for the California Faculty Association, if ratified, would run through June 2014. More...

Calling all fiction writers

If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work and take part in the upcoming “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how the Acorn’s popular annual competition works:  More...

Community

Alleged drug dealer arrested

A month-long investigation ended with the Aug. More...

For the record

In the Aug. 10 article “Party polling may dictate funding from D.C.,” it was incorrectly reported that Democrats hold the majority of seats in the U.S. Congress.  More...

Volunteers offer extra eyes, ears

About 20 lend a hand with police work

While driving through Moorpark in their designated patrol car last Thursday, volunteer offi cers Dave McCormick and Jim Cassou received a dispatch call over the radio.  Someone had called into the Moorpark Police Department to report an abandone More...

Schools

Winners riding high

Mesa school students ace the Academic Rodeo

Students from Mesa Verde Middle School strutted their scholastic stuff on Aug. More...

Student-run business wins title

Among a field of 15 student-run companies from across the nation, Chaminade College Preparatory’s high school business students won the Junior Achievement Company of the Year award for their sports media company, Eagle Eye.  More...

Pets

Pets Of The Week

MILD MANNERED—Chester is a 7-year-old neutered blue point and white Ragdoll cat. He is good with dogs and other cats. He qualifies for the senior discount. More...

Faith

Thrift store supports schools

Nonprofit shop accepts donations daily

Luther’s Attic Thrift Store offers a little bit of everything.  Its shelves are stocked with books, snorkeling equipment, printers, televisions and clothes, to name but a few of the items that crowd the store on High Street in downtown Moo More...

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 17

Coffee With The Chief  8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Village at Moorpark shopping center, 33 N. Moorpark Road, T.O. Meet Thousand Oaks Police Chief Randy Pentis, ask questions. Contact: Sgt. Romano Bassi. Phone: 805.449.2760. More...

SAT., AUG. 18

Gateway Church Yard Sale  7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 29135 W. Oakpath Drive, Agoura Hills. Fundraiser for church missions, Mexican orphanage. Clothing, furniture, guitars, refrigerator, TV, skis, books. Web: http://gateway4.org. More...

SUN., AUG. 19

Summerfest Noon to 4 p.m. at Agoura Hills Town Center, 30105-30135 Agoura Road. Entertainment, fashion show, food, music, beer, kids’ crafts, gift basket raffle, pet adoptions. Portion of proceeds go to Casa Pacifica. Free admission. More...

Letters

Strickland ‘way too extreme’

I was very interested to see the nomination of Paul Ryan to this year’s Republican ticket. More...

Will support Strickland

As a resident of Ventura County, a good leader that I have seen in our community is Tony Strickland. He is a man that I know will be the voice to the voiceless for our fair county, that I know we all want to see prosper again.  More...

Wants to see pension reform

If our state and federal politicians really want to balance our budget, all they should do is turn all state, federal and local government pensions over to Social Security. More...