July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City’s bus program still stuck in the slow lane

Aim is to increase ridership

The City of Moorpark is open to making adjustments to a three-year pilot program that began last August in hopes of encouraging more people to ride city buses. More...

Health & Wellness

The Other Side of 50

The last taste to go   I come from a family who loves great food. My maternal grandmother made the most magnifi cent pasta sauces, handmade meat tortellini and mouthwatering veal parmesan.  More...

Heart disease program wins award

The Ventura County Health Care Agency has been awarded a $4.1-million Health Care Innovation Award by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement a new Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Access to Community Health program.  More...

Discard unused medications at sheriff ’s station

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has collected over 2,830 pounds of unused and expired medications in the first six months of 2014.  More...

Sports

All-star fever

Moorpark Girls Softball team set to play in ASA state tournament this weekend

Moorpark Girls Softball Association’s U-10 Gold team is enjoying a memorable summer. The all-stars will compete at the ASA California state tournament this weekend in Lancaster. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HELLO THERE—Wooby is 6 years old. He can be left alone and will greet you upon your return. He needs to be the only pet and is not good with children. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

Life: a wild ride on a universal roller coaster   How do you think your life is progressing? Is it moving linearly on an ascending line or does it have curves and bends in it?  More...

On The Town

No wonder this show entertains

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” has only been around since 1999, but it seems like longer than that. More...

The Movie Nut

Melissa McCarthy can be a very funny woman, but she’s not ready to drive a car or to carry a movie. And she proves that here. More...

Dance contest to spice things up at Salsa Festival

The 21st annual Oxnard Salsa Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 26 and 27 at Plaza Park in Oxnard.  The celebration will kick off with a concert from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Will teacher tenure ruling impact district?

Union, MUSD offcials discuss decision

Officials of the Moorpark Unified School District said a recent ruling by the Los Angeles Superior Court making it easier to fire ineffective teachers will not have much bearing on the way the district does business— at least not yet. More...

Brownley widens campaign finance gap

National funds to come in by fall

California state Assemblymember Jeff Gorell gave incumbent U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley a run during the state primaries in June, with Gorell just 833 votes shy of tying Brownley in the 26th Congressional race. More...

Community

Time is now to apply for offce

Numerous seats up for reelection in November

Nomination papers for eligible candidates in Ventura County must be filed with the county’s Clerk and Recorder Elections Division Office no later than 5 p.m. Fri., Aug. 8, officials said. More...

Dispose of hazardous waste at event

In an effort to curb illegal dumping on county roads, the Ventura County Public Works Agency urges the community to use caution when disposing of hazardous and nonhazardous waste.  More...

Powwow starts tonight

The 14th annual Redbird Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow kicks off tonight witha6p.m.openflutecircle. It will continue at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday on the athletic field at Moorpark College.  More...

Schools

Learning a new talent

SHOWING SKILLS— At left, Addie Hare, 6, of Moorpark tries juggling with the help of juggler David Cousin during his performance at the Moorpark Community Center as part of the Moorpark Library& More...

Chinese exchange students need homes

International Student Placements, LLC is seeking host families for Chinese exchange students from Tues., July 22 to Tues., Aug. More...

Learning to parent takes many forms

I have heard many people exclaim, “Why isn’t there a class for parents? More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 28  A man, 38, was cited for fleeing the scene of a traffic collision in the 300 block of Moorpark Avenue.   July 3  A 53-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication in the 500 block of Spring Road.   More...

Family

Arc celebrates 60 years of friendships and services

Organization supports adults with disabilities

Sahjid Aguilar thought he would no longer have friends after he graduated from Channel Islands High School. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 18  ‘Wings Of Life’   More...

Letters

Boeing should clean up its mess

In the recent article "Boeing disputes findings of field lab contamination study," Boeing asserts that the alternative cleanup standard it proposes is protective.  This claim is simply a disguise of its efforts to get out of full cleanup of the More...

Grass strain saves water

This letter is in regard to the July 11 article “Calleguas asks customers to reduce water use.”  I live on half-an-acre with a 2,400-square-foot house. More...

City can help keep bicyclists safe

Kudos to the Moorpark Acorn for its recent editorial: "Bicyclists and motorists can live in peace." The editorial clearly states the responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists to ensure courteous and safe travel on Moorpark streets.  More...

Editorials

Foot-in-mouth disease doesn’t have to be infectious

editorial

Politicians and pundits have long suffered from fits of foot-in-mouth disease. More...