November 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Moorpark honors American heroes

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Health & Wellness

Signs of and solutions for child depression

Parents can keep lines of communication open with youth

In today’s society, we have seen some horrifying results of teen depression, including suicides and school shootings.  No one can take their child’s happiness for granted. More...

Opportunities to give blood

The American Red Cross is hosting blood drives to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. More...

Health agency seeks public opinion

Ventura County Public Health recently launched a Community Input Survey and is seeking public opinion on what factors most influence the quality of life in Ventura County. More...

Schools

Courage, sacrifice honored

Peach Hill Elementary School’s annual Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 7 celebrated those who have served

RESPECT AND ADMIRATION—At left, retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Joseph P. Kelley came from Santa Fe, N.M., to celebrate Veterans Day with his granddaughter Emma Winters at Peach Hill last Friday. More...

Sports

League champs fall short

Sometimes the journey is better than the destination.  This season, Moorpark High’s girls’ volleyball team was on a mission to host its first playoff game in almost a decade.  The Musketeers achieved their goal after winning the More...

Finding madness, joy on football field

Welcome to the Twilight Zone . . . or as I like to call it, life on Earth. Ten of 15 local high school football teams qualified for the CIF-Southern Section playoffs this year. More...

Local playoff update

Seasons ended for the Moorpark High football and boys’ water polo teams.  The MHS water polo squad lost in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. The Musketeers dropped a 11-10 decision to La Cañada on Wednesday. More...

On The Town

Faces of War

  HISTORY RECOUNTED—At top, Union soldier William Pond of Moorpark rests beneath an Americanflag before he’s called to the battlefield. More...

Reborn Cabrillo returns with ‘Memphis’

Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning musical “Memphis” in its Ventura County premiere Nov. 14 through 23 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Letters

Rebuts critic of reenactment

Mr. Carrube’s letter regarding his dislike of the Civil War reenactment in Moorpark closed by praying for heavy rains to put a damper on the event. More...

Enjoyed the Civil War event

This past weekend was the amazing and historically accurate reenactment of the Civil War.  There were many other things to do on a weekend afternoon, but for the thousands of people who attended, they were treated to a real-life history lesson w More...

Truck traffic is nothing new

We have been dealing with the truck traffic in Moorpark ever since we moved here in 1985, with the exception of one year when we had heavy rains that damaged a bridge west of town and the trucks were unable to cross the bridge during repairs.  More...

Drones not just for spies

New tech has many uses

Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, are controversial surveillance tools that can lead to talk of government spying. More...

Plight of the honey bees

Experts say dry winter months impact insects

With a dry winter again predicted for Ventura County, local beekeepers are taking steps to avoid another major honeybee die-off.  A lack of rain means fewer plants and less food for the bees. More...

Community

Upgrade for Somis/118 intersection

Drivers frustrated by stopand go traffic on a portion of Highway 118 through Somis may soon have some relief. The long-awaited overhaul of the dangerous intersection at the 118 and Somis Road will begin next spring and cost $2.5 million.  More...

Edison evicts nursery

Owner has no where to move plants

A Moorpark nursery will be evicted and the owner may be forced to destroy over 450,000 plants.  Performance Nursery owner Tom Lucas received an eviction letter from Southern California Edison last month stating he had until Oct. More...

Living in Ventura County isn’t cheap

Local rental costs are among the highest in America

Ventura County has become one of the most expensive places to rent an apartment in the United States, according to a federal report on housing.  More...

Business

Ventura County nonprofit organization names new president/CEO

Eric Harrison is local United Way’s new leader

Eric Harrison was 24 in 2001 when he returned to his Minneapolis-St. Paul home after spending two years in Madagascar, where he served as Peace Corps volunteer.  It was two weeks before the terrorist attacks of Sept. More...

Residential turf replacement program offers rebate

At its Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 30 A 46-year-old man was arrested for battery on his girlfriend during a domestic dispute in the 15000 block of Arroyo Drive.  An unknown suspect forged a person’s check to attempt to cash it. More...

Family

Fest harkens back to days of yore

Robin Hood to swing into action

The sound of Celtic folk music will wend through the cool, fall air. More...

Skate away in T.O.

The annual ice rink at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks will be open through Mon., Jan. 19 at 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Admission is $10; skate rentals are $4. Mondays through Thursdays have group rates. More...

Movie studios to film tree lighting event

Two movie production crews will be filming the Simi Valley Town Center’s 10th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4 to 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

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FRI., NOV. 14  Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club  9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Presentation by Kim Marziole, owner of Alpacas and Beyond. Luncheon cost: $22. RSVP required. Contact: Lynn. More...

Editorials

Stepping in poop is no walk in the park

It’s a typical Wednesday afternoon and an AYSO team is in the midst of soccer practice at Arroyo Vista Community Park when play suddenly comes to a standstill. More...

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Early deadlines for Thanksgiving holiday

On Thanksgiving week, the Moorpark Acorn will be delivered at its regular time on Fri., Nov. 28, but deadlines to submit editorial and advertising copy have been moved up.  Real estate advertising reservations are due by noon on Thurs., Nov. More...