January 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cost of stamps set to rise

In an age when emails, texts and other digital modes of communication are sent instantaneously every day, there are still many who see the value in handwritten letters delivered through the U.S. Postal Service. More...

Schools

More than one way to reach your goals

High-achieving high school seniors around the country are reconsidering their college lists this week as early decision and early action numbers make it clear that this is another super-competitive year.  More...

Sports

We’re positive: Sullivan is a versatile star for Moorpark

Senior captain provides good vibes for Musketeer girls’ basketball squad

Teammates and coaches associate Moorpark High girls’ basketball senior Paige Sullivan with one word: positive.  “She’s always positive,” wing Jenna Stelmar said.  “She’s always positive, and she’s a More...

Get to know Paige Sullivan

Sullivan is a senior captain for the Moorpark High girls’ basketball team. She is an honors student with a 4.3 grade-point average. She wants to be an engineer. She’s also a peer minister at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. More...

Faith

Church reenacts journey to Bethlehem

About 2,000 years ago, Mary and Joseph searched for lodging in Bethlehem, where Mary could give birth to Jesus.  According to a Biblical account, the couple had traveled more than 90 miles from their home in Nazareth to Joseph’s hometown o More...

Torah studies

Chabad of Moorpark will launch a 14-week Torah Studies class that will explore Judaism’s relevance in modern life from 8 to 9 p.m. beginning Tues., Jan. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., JAN. 3 Conejo Valley Newcomers Club 8:30 a.m. meet in parking lot beside Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Walk through Conejo Creek Park North for 45 minutes. Meet for coee at 10 a.m. More...

Letters

Do not fear healthcare bill

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is not governmentrun insurance or healthcare. It has brought the insurance companies under control.  More...

Open lines of communication

This letter is in regard to the Dec. 27 guest commentary: “MHS alum asks hard questions” by Evan Noorani. It has been a while since I have read such a clear, objective and intelligent letter as was submitted by Mr. More...

Kiwanis happy with event

The 16th annual Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa event was a huge success. Multiple businesses and individuals donated toys to 300 Moorpark children, who were identified through First Five.  More...

The new laws of the new year

More than 700 state bills signed include such topics as plastic bags, guns, wages

Gov. Jerry Brown signed more than 700 state bills into law in 2013. Many of the new regulations went into effect Jan. 1. More...

New solar program to shed light on growing industry

Training available for green job market

The number of Americans employed by the nation’s solar industry is just 119,000— according to the Washington, D.C.-based Solar Foundation, an independent research organization— but that number will continue to grow as more homes and More...

Community

Police arrest Taco Bell robbery suspects

Just one day after surveillance camera images were released to the public, two arrests were made in connection with the armed robbery of two Taco Bell restaurants in Thousand Oaks this month.  More...

District seeks bus dispatcher

The Moorpark Unified School District is hiring.  The board of education unanimously approved a resolution to create a new, full-time position of an assistant school bus dispatcher for its transportation department.  The school board made th More...

For the record

In the Dec. 27 article “Mom says teen had plans for the future,” a quote by Amy Carter was incorrectly credited to Beck.   More...

Pets

SWEETPAIR

SWEETPAIR—Oreo and Cookie are a bonded pair of female rabbits. Oreo is 5 years old and Cookie is 3. They are both friendly and good with kids. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Dec. 18   A woman, 33, was arrested for possessing stolen merchandise and being under the influence of a controlled substance at Kohl’s department store in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue.  Dec. 19   More...

Family

Finding goodies for the dinner table

FRESH FOOD— At top, Amber Housel, 3, of Moorpark carries strawberries in one hand and her dragon puppet in the other while shopping with her father, Chris, at the Moorpark Farmers Market on Dec More...

On The Town

RESTAURANT REVIEW Fune Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Sushi place is family-friendly

Customers return again and again to Fune Sushi Japanese restaurant in Simi Valley for many reasons—its family-friendly atmosphere; great customer service; the more than 60 kinds of rolls and half-price specials; and let’s face it—th More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Editorials

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New year and new possibilities

Yahoo, it’s 2014! Or is it?  That depends on whom you ask. The Chinese, who have yet to celebrate the new year, would say it will be 4712 on Jan. 31. More...