September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Country Days is tomorrow

CLIP CLOP—Moorpark Country Days arrives at historic High Street in downtown Moorpark tomorrow, Sat., Sept. 27. The street fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the parade starts at 10:30 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Dentists to offer free services Oct. 10

Dentist Michael Potts and his two sons share three things in common: their family name, their profession and their love for helping others.  For the past four years, Michael Potts has worked alongside his younger son, Derek, at his longtime Cama More...

Business

Understanding property tax laws could lead to big savings

Property values are increasing in California.  The good news is Proposition 13 limits the annual increase in the property’s taxable value for inflation to 2 percent. More...

Schools

At The Library

The Moorpark City Library will offer these free programs in October at 699 Moorpark Ave.  For more information, visit moorparklibrary.org or call (805) 517-6370.  More...

Moorpark’s Lion King

Editor’s note: A large portion of text was missing from last week’s story “Moorpark’s lion king.” The following is a reprint of the story in its entirety. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 23  Between Aug. 23 and Sept. 3, a class ring was stolen from a nightstand drawer in a home on Terraceridge Road.   Sept. 10  More...

Family

Active Adult Programs

The Moorpark Active Adult Center presents the following activities for seniors. Events require a reservation and will meet at 799 Moorpark Ave. unless otherwise noted. More...

Celebrate Indian food, culture

Evening fundraiser features music, dance

The India Friends Association will host the India Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 28 at the Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 E. More...

Pet of the Week

BROTHERLY LOVE—Romulus and Remus are a bonded pair of 3-year-old pit bulls. They are friendly, like people and know basic commands. More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., SEPT. 27  Rummage And Yard Sale   More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

The awe in autumn   Fall is upon us. So the almanac says.  Sept. 22 marked the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. Temperatures will begin to drop. Days will grow shorter, nights longer. More...

Life in the Single Lane

It’s like a box of chocolates

A new friend and I recently got together to chat about dating, relationships past and present, and a myriad of other topics of interest to single people.  We commiserated about bad first dates, awkward phone encounters and the joys and frustrati More...

$500K grant for trail a big step

City moves forward with path at Arroyo Vista Park

The city of Moorpark recently received more than $500,000 in federal funds to build a new recreational trail in Arroyo Vista Community Park.  The Arroyo Vista Recreational Trail will be a 1-mile loop around the perimeter of the park on Tierra Re More...

County may face housing shortage

Population is rising, development is declining

Housing is scarce in the county and available inventory will only shrink further unless local governments and residents can find a way past opposition to new development, according to speakers at the 13th annual Ventura County Housing Conference Sept More...

Transportation commission rejects further study of toll lanes

Plan proves too costly for time being

After spending $111,000 to determine the feasibility of installing high-occupancy toll lanes along the 101 Freeway from Thousand Oaks to Ventura, the county’s lead transportation agency has decided to get off at the first exit.   More...

Community

Emmy Award-winning composer pulls strings to volunteer

Musician a veteran of writing for TV,film

Gary Kuo, a 10-year Moorpark resident, got a surprise earlier this year that brought him back to his early days as a music composer working behind the scenes in the television and film industry.  More...

Vote for Moorpark Acorn on Vacation photos

Summer is over, school’s back, and it’s time to judge the winners of the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest.  The 10 finalists have been posted online at www.theacorn.com where you are invited to visit and click on your f More...

Classic cars on display at family-friendly show

The Rock Community Church and Hillcrest Christian School will present the third annual Cars at the Rock classic car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 28 at 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

From the ground up

It wasn’t that long ago when the Moorpark High girls’ tennis team hit a nadir. There were very few players, and a football coach led the squad on an interim basis.  Samantha Dajnowicz hasn’t forgotten that dire season.  More...

Moorpark football team finds way to win again

The Moorpark High football team came from behind to defeat Huntington Beach 52-49 last weekend on the road.  Musketeer quarterback Nick Clarke threw the game-winning touchdown pass to put the Musketeers ahead for good with 17 seconds remaining i More...

Faith

Church grows with the community

Simi Covenant celebrates 50 years

In its 50 years, Simi Covenant Church has not strayed far from its focus on faith and family.  The church had its roots in 1963 with a handful of Simi Valley families meeting in the Women’s Club—now the home of the Simi Valley Cultur More...

Obituaries

Kimberly “Sammi” Brazenor

Kimberly Brazenor (“Sammi”), age 58, of Thousand Oaks, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2014.  She was born in Fayette, Ohio on February 9, 1956. Sammi was the fourth of five children. More...

On The Town

Songs, actors save thin plot

After seeing the Dolly Partonpenned musical “9 to 5” upon its opening in 2009, New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley yawned, calling the show “an inflated whoopee cushion.”  More...

‘Princess Bride’ on big screen

The High Street Arts Center presents a screening of the family classic movie “The Princess Bridge” tonight at 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 26 at 45 E. More...

Letters

Reader offers his own ‘deep thoughts’

When I was a kid, I loved watching “Saturday Night Live.” I still do. More...

Believes GOP offers ‘empty campaign promises’

This letter is in response to Darrin Parrent’s letter of Sept. 12 concerning the Veteran’s Town Hall for the 26th Congressional District race.  More...

Editorials

Look up for answer to county’s housing crisis

What does the future of urban planning look like for Ventura County cities? How do city planners keep the small-town feel in cities such as Moorpark yet ensure generations to come will have a place to live in this wonderful area?  More...

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