December 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Judge orders temporary stop to Santa Susana Field Lab cleanup

A Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled in favor of environmental groups and imposed a preliminary injunction on the Department of Toxic Substances Control to stop approving building demolitions at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.  The ruling, More...

Moorpark College graduates nurses

On Dec. More...

County hires new animal services director

The Ventura County Health Care Agency announced that Tara Diller was hired as the director of Ventura County Animal Services.  Diller, who was selected after an extensive nationwide search, will begin her new position in February.  She come More...

Business

Charities file suit over mishandled funds

A lawsuit is pending in Ventura County Superior Court this week against a Moorpark man accused of stealing about $2,400 in proceeds from a benefit for two Thousand Oaks-based charities that aim to help sick children.  More...

Sports

YEAR IN REVIEW The best stories of 2013

Remember the good times

As 2013 comes to a close, the Acorn takes a moment to look back on the best Moorpark sports moments of the year.  Local athletes starred on diamonds, wrestling mats and cross country courses.  Here are the top-five sports stories of the yea More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Dec. 11   A pocketbook was stolen on Terraceridge Court.  Dec. 13   More...

On The Town

NEW YEAR’S

Kick off 2014 in style

Planning to stay in town to ring in the New Year? Luckily, a few local eateries plan to pull out all the stops to make sure their guests start 2014 off right.  The Secret Garden  Restaurant  More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Editorials

Young drivers must know risks

It’s highly likely that somewhere in Moorpark on Wednesday a young person received the keys to his or her first automobile. More...

Guest Commentary

MHS alum asks hard questions

It came as a text from a friend. Moorpark High School was on lockdown—again. More...

Photo

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Minimum wage to rise

Blen Contreras, a former employee of the McDonald’s restaurant on Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark, said her job as a part-time cashier was fast-paced and demanding. More...

Mom says teen had plans for future

MHS student wanted to be a fighter pilot

Amy Carter said her son’s Christmas had arrived in the mail last Saturday. “It’s a (remote-controlled) helicopter that has a video camera in it,” said the 36-year-old mom. More...

Community

SCHOOL BOARD

Thomas has helped MUSD stay fiscally sound

Bruce Thomas is a numbers man.  A certified financial planner, Thomas prides himself on being fiscally responsible, especially when it comes to taxpayers’ money.  “If you receive public funds, you have public accountability for More...

At The Library

The Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Ave. will present these programs in January. All activities are free.  The library will be closed on Mon., Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day, and Mon., Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Pantry Plus spreads the joy

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS— Above, Moorpark resident Angelmia Torres, 5,nishes a paper snowflake ornament at the second annual Moorpark Food Pantry Christmas Festival on Dec. 12. More...

Schools

Choir in tune with service group

A TRADITION—For the 24th year, the Moorpark High School Choir performed at the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club’s December holiday meeting at the Moorpark Country Club. The women’s service organization raises money for scholarships and charities. More...

Holiday lights a success

Moorpark College hosted its annual holiday lights event with the Moorpark Zoo, Moorpark College Foundation and Performing Arts Department on Dec. 7. More...

Pets

SWEET TREAT

SWEET TREAT—Brownie is a 2- to 3-year-old male Chihuahua. He is very friendly, likes other dogs and loves attention. More...

Family

St. Nick serves up breakfast, smiles

CHRISTMAS MAGIC—At left, 5-year-old Moorpark resident Tatiana Stites squeals with glee as Santa stops by her table to say hello before pancakes are served during the annual Breakfast with Santa More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

SAT., DEC. 28  Tour Of Rancho Sierra Vista  9 to 11 a.m. Meet at Via Goleta and Portrero Road, Newbury Park. Easy one-mile hike. Meet National Park Service patrol horses, horse demo. Free, open to public. Web: www.nps.gov/samo. More...

Letters

Randomly kind

Your opinion column on random acts of kindness brought mist to my eyes. More...

A congrats to city

Congratulations to the City of Moorpark and its inaugural City of Moorpark 5K Fun Run that was held on Sat., Dec. 14.  I applaud the City of Moorpark, Mr. Jeremy Laurentowski, Mrs. More...

Doesn’t see a cure for Obamacare

Ironically, I read John Phillips’ Dec. 20 letter to the editor at the same time I picked up my mail, which contained for the sixth straight week a full-color, taxpayer-paid-for flyer from Julia Brownley.  More...