August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Contamination remains a health concern

Officials at the Department of Toxic Substances Control are unsure of whether the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory will be completed by a deadline that is now less than three years away.  More...

Schools

Game is priceless

Moorpark College student appears on show

Deanna Salas’ life is fairly typical for a Camarillo 19-year-old. Headed into her third year of college at Moorpark College, where she studies psychology and criminal justice among other courses, Salas also works at Union Bank. More...

New beginnings

READY FOR SCHOOL—  Above, Kathy Wilson, transitional kindergarten teacher at Walnut Canyon  School, tells parents what they can expect when their kids start classes during  Kindergarten Round-up, hosted by Moorpark/Simi Valley Fi More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BIG SWEETHEART—Samoa is a female white-and-gray pit bull about 2 years old. She likes to play with toys and play fetch. Samoa wants to be around people. If you would like to adopt Samoa, ask for animal ID No. A592685 at the Camarillo More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

July 27  Between July 27 and 28, Kahoots Tack and Apparel in the first block of Poindexter Avenue was vandalized with graffiti, causing less than $400 in damages. More...

Family

Families get a kick out of martial arts

LISTENING CAREFULLY—Rebecca Smith of Moorpark and her 6-year-old daughter Emma listen to instructions for the sparring workout during family night at Tang Soo Do University in Moorpark on July More...

On The Town

Have newspaper, will travel . . .

Summer is in full swing and that means the annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest isn’t far off.  Soon you can vote for this year’s winning picture by taking part in our special online poll.  More...

Event will be one for the books

Fun day at ranch to benefit Moorpark City Library

The Moorpark City Library will have a chance to add new technology thanks to the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club, the largest charitable organization in the city. More...

Museum screens classic western

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Conejo Valley Historical Society, the movie “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” will be screened tonight at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 15 on the lawn of the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. More...

Campaigns see war chests swell

Irwin outpaces McCoy in donations

Democrat Jacqui Irwin continues to maintain a sizeable fundraising advantage over Republican Rob McCoy in the race to represent the 44th District in the California Assembly. More...

Calling all writers

The Moorpark Acorn’s popular annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is underway, and it’s easy to enter. More...

Community

Simons seeks offce to make city more business friendly

Commercial real estate agent a familiar face around town

Ken Simons said Moorpark needs to be more business friendly if it wants to attract more companies to the area and fill the city’s many vacant properties. More...

Incumbent aims to strengthen relationship between city, schools

Boosting city’s revenue a priority

Mark Van Dam was new to town when a proposal to construct a median that would block access to Sunset Valley Road from westbound Tierra Rejada Road came before the City Council. More...

Baby is family’s silver lining

Mother died while infant was in womb

Piles of toys, diapers and clothes for a baby boy have inundated the home of Simi Valley resident Nicki Ciancio this week. More...

Sports

Writer conquers half marathon

Editor’s note: Acorn sportswriter Gilberto Manzano attempted to relive his high school cross country glory days by competing in the Arroyo Creek Half Marathon last weekend in Simi Valley. More...

Mavericks are stars of summer classic

BASEBALL TEAM HAS WINNING FORMULA—The Moorpark Mavericks U-11 baseball team went undefeated at the Westlake Village Stars Summer Classic. More...

Faith

Keeping the faith

Small congregation is strong

Rabbi Michele Paskow said she loves being part of Congregation B’nai Emet, a small Jewish synagogue at in Simi Valley. More...

Open house is a picnic

Temple Etz Chaim will host a “One TEC Family” splash and open house for the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 15  Ventura County Astronomical Society   More...

Letters

Conservation plan is flawed

Many thanks to Anna Bitong for covering the Calleguas Municipal Water District’s endorsement of the Bay Area Conservation Plan.  More...

Awareness is key

Awareness is the first step in finding a cure. I am an advocate with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and a 24-year survivor of stage 2 ovarian cancer.  In July, I made a trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Editorials

November ballot takes shape—school race includes 7

editorial

It may not be a presidential election, but Nov. 15 will be an election day with a long list of candidates vying for a variety of seats from federal to local offices. More...