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Health & Wellness

Trader Joe’s staff tees off to help their own with medical issues

Golf tourney helps colleagues going through health crises

Trader Joe’s employees throughout the region are coming together to help fellow workers in need.  The grocery chain will donate a portion of the proceeds from its annual golf tournament at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo to three emp More...

Time to review annual Medicare plan coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment is underway through Dec. More...

3-D mammograms

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center offers 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening at its Outpatient Imaging Center in Moorpark.  Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that help More...

Schools

Childhood obesity still a problem

Junk food and sugar are the biggest culprits

The statistics on childhood obesity point to disease and early death for too many children in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.  In 2010, the Ventura County Health Care Agency conducted a survey that ranked cities in the two counties by the numb More...

School presents spooky music

The Moorpark Instrumental Music Program will present an out- of- this world evening at the fourth annual Spooktacular Concert titled “ The Spooktacular Strikes Back” from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues. and Wed., Oct. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 9 A woman, 46, was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance at Princeton and Amherst avenues. More...

Family

Acorn reporter has a scream

I suffered two black eyes and a big gash on my forehead at work during a recent Saturday night. I was cursed at, screamed at and fled from. And I loved every minute of it. More...

Tipoff time for youth basketball

Teams open for both boys and girls

The 2014-15 season of the Boys & Girls Club’s Moorpark Basketball Association is open to girls in grades three to five and boys in grades three to eight. Registration for MBA is open through Fri., Oct. 31. More...

Blood donors needed

Blood donations are needed in the weeks before the winter holidays to help prevent seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, especially type O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed to maintain supply. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 24  Harvest Festival   More...

Letters

Vets get raw deal at college

I’ve been a student at Moorpark College nearly two years now. More...

He’s a vote for McCoy

It is, once again, voting season and that means that it is time for politicians to start draining my phone’s charge with their phone calls. More...

Edison move is shocking

As you may be aware, Southern California Edison has issued an eviction notice to the landscape company that has been occupying the space under their transmission lines for 28 years.  While I have no opinion either way, I do object to the chain l More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Happy ‘0’ Birthday!   A friend of mine since I was 8 recently wished me a Happy “0” Birthday. She told me a pal of hers from Switzerland said that’s how her countrymen refer to decade birthdays.  More...

Australian import sure is sweet

ZOO COMES TO YOU— Above, a sugar glider peeks from its bag during Moorpark College’s America’s Teaching Zoo exotic animal show at the Moorpark Active Adult Center on Oct. 17. More...

Manhole damage has Moorpark man driving in circles

City rejects claim to pay for repairs

Moorpark resident Keith Ellen’s car was damaged by a loose manhole cover on Championship Drive in September, and it’s been a rough ride finding the right public agency to cover the more than $1,600 in damage his vehicle sustained.  S More...

Community

Dean looks forward to second term

Sheriff talks budget, crime and jails

Under Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean’s watch, VCSO-led task forces have halted illegal sales of prescription drugs and arrested members of the Mexican Mafia, seizing millions of dollars in cash and drugs in their possession.  More...

Chimney rescue grabs national headlines

Online dating experience ends in arrest for T.O. woman

A Thousand Oaks woman who was rescued from a home chimney Sunday morning after unsuccessfully attempting to gain entry into the residence has not yet had her day in court.  More...

Survivor recalls disaster

Event considered worst in U.S. history

John Pace was a teenager— just 19 years old—when he showed up for what he thought would be a normal day at work on July 13, 1959 at Atomics International in Simi Valley.  More...

Business

Growing population needs new solutions

Housing is scarce in Ventura 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 More...

Sports

Musketeers get shot at former team

Rodriguez, Easley will try to help MHS football team defeat Westlake tonight

Nick Rodriguez had it good on St. Bonaventure High’s football team.  Rodriguez got to play in front of his hometown fans in Ventura and catch touchdown passes from Ricky Town, a quarterback bound for USC.  More...

Faith

It was a calling he had to answer

Fourth-generation pastor takes helm at Camarillo church

He was supposed to be an actor or maybe a rock star, but God had other plans. The Rev. Graham Baird said that, despite boyhood aspirations of rocking out onstage or living the Hollywood dream, a calling from God led him on a path to ministry. More...

Webcast airs

Life Spring Community Church participated in a worldwide event on Oct. 5. The church members viewed a webcast of Greg Laurie speaking to a stadium audience in Dallas, Texas. More...

Obituaries

In Loving Memory

SARA BETH STELZER,, 18, of Moorpark California, died suddenly on October 17, 2014 as a result of bacterial meningitis. She was born May 10, 1996 in Valencia, California.  More...

On The Town

Hard to ‘top’ this Motown foursome

Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present a performance by the popular soul group the Four Tops tonight at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

The Movie Nut

This movie is not nearly as good as it deserves to be.  With A-list talent both on screen and behind the scenes, “The Judge” should crackle with humor and human drama. More...

Exhibit features alumni art

Display includes giant outdoor tunnel sculpture

California Lutheran University is exhibiting art by alumni in honor of a 50threunion celebration for its first two graduating classes through Jan. More...

Editorials

The scariest part of Halloween . . .

Halloween is right around the corner. And although haunted houses and creepy costumes will certainly give many a fright, the scariest part of next Friday’s festivities may be the sugary, chocolaty delights handed out across Moorpark.  More...

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