September 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Seminar teaches women about empowerment

Speakers to discuss dating violence, trauma, health

The Thousand Oaks Police Department and California Lutheran University will present “Empowered: Take Charge of Your Health and Safety,” a free event to educate to women on the dangers of dating violence and sexual assault, from 9:30 a.m. More...

Schools

Dress codes reduce distractions for students

When it comes to what adolescents are wearing these days, Mary Gutierrez sees the good, the bad and the ugly when she drops off her 13-year-old twin boys at Chaparral Middle School each morning.  More...

YMCA offers free classes and pool for youngsters

Special activities in honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the Conejo Valley YMCA wants to help families in Thousand Oaks and Moorpark live better and help prevent childhood obesity by incorporating regular physical activity and healthy eating into More...

Moorpark marching band to perform on Lancerfield

A marching band field show exhibition, the sixth annual Sounds of Conejo, will take place at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 at the Thousand Oaks High School Football Stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. More...

Faith

Congregation sets roots in park

Members of Grow Community Church don’t need a roof over their head to worship. More...

Pets welcome at church

Ascension Lutheran Church will host “A Blessing of Our Pets” service at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 in the church’s upper parking lot at 1600 E. More...

BRIEFS

Adventist women’s conference   The women’s ministry of the Simi Valley Adventist Church will host its second annual women’s conference tomorrow from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Letters

Extreme diets don’t work

This letter is in regard to “Nutritionists mixed on caveman-inspired meat- and plant-based diet” (Sept 13). The article presented a good summary of the mixed opinions about the Paleo diet.  More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Fall travel   If you’ve been outside in the past month, you know one thing: It’s hot. Africa hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot (hat tip to “Biloxi Blues” playwright Neil Simon).  More...

The Other Side of 50

I care for Mom, but who will care for me? More...

On the Trail

A feisty feline in the fog   There are opportune moments for a dog to bark. Raising a ruckus at 4 a.m. because the neighbor’s tabby is on our patio is not one of them. Then again, maybe it’s good practice.  More...

Funding comes through for Common Core

District to receive about $1.4 million

The Moorpark Unified School District has come into new money. More...

School wants to change negative perception

First-year Community High School Principal Julian Gomez said he is committed to changing the negative perception some in Moorpark have of the continuation school.  More...

Community

Moorpark woman, 22, killed in 118 crash

A Moorpark woman was killed in a car crash on the 118 Highway just east of Hitch Boulevard on Tuesday night.  Ginamychau Nguyen, 22, was driving westbound on the twolane highway around 6:40 p.m. More...

Fresh & Easy to stay open

The Yucaipa Companies, a U.S. investment firm, is purchasing the 150 Fresh & Easy grocery stores in California from Britain’s Tesco for $126 million.  The sale marks the end of Tesco’s six-year effort to crack the U.S. More...

It’s gone by so fast!

It was 10 years ago this month that the Moorpark Acorn first appeared on doorsteps throughout the city. So here’s a look back at some of the stories that have made headlines since.  More...

Sports

Musketeers look to the past to build the future

Familiar face leads Moorpark boys’ water polo squad

The Agoura High boys’ water polo team rules the pool. “Agoura is the heavy odds-on favorite to win again,” Royal head coach Steve Snyder said. “There’s no debating that. More...

MHS football team gears up for Panthers

The Moorpark High football team (2-1) plays at Newbury Park (2-1) at 7 tonight.  The Musketeers will try to stop Panther running back Matthew Matlock, who rushed for 335 yards, a single-game school record, last week in a 24-20 NPHS victory at Ag More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 28  Three windows at Mesa Verde Middle School on Poindexter Avenue were etched with graffiti.   Sept. 4  The men’s restroom at Tapo Canyon Park in the 4000 block of Tapo Canyon Road was defaced with a white marker. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

Set in the Texas Hill Country of the 1970s, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” lingers like a Texas sunset, taking its time, lengthening its shadows, bleeding out its colors, slowly covering its details with darkness and a sense of forebodi More...

Four Seasons Hotel offers meal easy as 1, 2, 3

Diners can eat in 20 minutes

Eating lunch at the Westlake Village Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge Restaurant— perched above the hotel’s serene grounds and soothing courtyard waterfall— it’s hard to imagine how any guest could feel hurried or stressed. More...

For lovers of Gilbert and Sullivan

Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Co. will present “Ruddigore,” or the “Witch’s Curse,” from Sept. 27 through Oct. 20 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts’ Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. More...