October 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

County health officer asks, are we prepared for a nuclear attack?

Sixty years ago, a nuclear attack was considered a doomsday scenario.  But now, experts believe that such an attack is actually survivable. More...

Parents can work with doctor to help youngsters better control their asthma

One in every 11 children in the U.S. has asthma, including one in every six African-American kids. The joys of the outdoors and sports can be challenging if a child has asthma, a common but serious chronic disease.  More...

Golf tourney benefits free clinic

The Moorpark Country Club will host the Conejo Free Clinic’s 26th annual Fall Golf Classic on Mon., Oct. 14 at 11800 Championship Drive.  The event will feature golf, cart, lunch, dinner buffet, awards and prizes. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (4-1) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (3-3)

Tonight, 7 p.m. More...

Weekend schedule

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Other local football matchups

Oaks Christian (5-1) at Agoura (4-1)   More...

Family

High school band puts best foot forward

THE SOUND OF MUSIC—Above, Moorpark High School color guard member Sierra Olsen performs in front of the school’s graffiti-covered field prop during the sixth annual Sounds of the Conejo at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. 5. More...

Left in the dust

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND—Gusty Santa Ana winds kicked up dirt and dust to create dangerous driving conditions along East Los Angeles Avenue last Friday. More...

Pageant seeks applicants

Girls and teens are sought to represent their city or county at the Miss or Miss Teen California International Pageants.  Crowning Glory Productions Inc. More...

Letters

How old is Country Days?

This letter is in regard to the Oct. 4 article “Time for Country Days.”  For the record, it was not Moorpark Country Day’s 30th anniversary this year; it was actually the 34th annual, according to newspaper archives.  More...

Supports Obama’s stance on Syria

This letter is in response to Chris Biller’s Oct. 4 letter regarding the president’s foreign policy. He says the president shouldn’t make threats he can’t back up, alluding to what happened in Syria. More...

Cityfights rock quarry’s expansion

Truck traffc concerns residents

Moorpark officials are up in arms. The reason: the Ventura County Planning Commission’s approval of a modified, conditional use permit to expand Grimes Rock Inc., a mining facility on Grimes Canyon Road in unincorporated Ventura County. More...

Community

No shops sell smokes in sting

Moorpark shop owners are on the right side of the law.  An underage decoy tried, unsuccessfully, to purchase tobacco products at 15 different stores in Moorpark during a sting operation conducted by the Moorpark Police Department’s Special More...

Shopping center gets a facelift

The Moorpark Town Center is getting a makeover.  “It’s strictly an architectural facelift,” said Joe Fiss, the city’s principal planner. “(The contractor) is not adding to the building at all.”  More...

Case of West Nile Virus reported

A dead crow from Simi Valley tested positive for West Nile virus on Sept. 24, the eighth bird found with the virus in Ventura County so far this year. Seven of the eight infected birds have been discovered in Simi Valley.  More...

Schools

Teen raises charity funds

Book sale monies go to diabetes research

Hannah Reep may be shy, but her compassion for others speaks volumes. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LITTLE LOVE BUG— Bronson, a 2-month-old German shepherd mix, needs a cuddle buddy for the cold weather. He is extremely friendly. With a little leash training he’d make a great playmate. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 26  Between Sept. 26 and 27, about $200 worth of clothing, jewelry and accessories was stolen from an unlocked car on Ashtree Street. More...

Faith

Fundraiser has the Halloween spirit

Halloween is just around the corner, and as families begin to pick pumpkins and choose costumes, the teens at Peace Lutheran Church in Camarillo are gearing up for the congregation’s fourth annual Peace Pumpkin Patch and Fest.  The church More...

Houses of Worship

Assembly of God/Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, the Rev. Randy Sugarman, 4823 Mira Sol Drive, (805) 529-1730. More...

On The Town

Lincoln exhibit ends its run

Ronald Reagan may have been born in Illinois, but it was another president who rose to power in the Prairie State that drew record crowds to the Reagan Library over the past few months.  More...

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 11  Fall Arts And Crafts Fair/ Rummage Sale   More...

Stocking up on books

GOOD READS—Amy Lemos,Acornright, -ofAgoura,Simi ValleyTO,andMoorparkher daughter Hayley, 4, peruse books atandtheSimiMoorparkValleyLibrary’s used book sale at the Moorpark Country Days st More...

Vacation Photos

Take your Moorpark Acorn on vacation

WATER ROUTE—Melissa Demyan ponders whether to travel by boat along a canal in Venice, Italy. More...