December 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Menorah a beacon of hope

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Health & Wellness

Cactus is dangerous to touch, healthy to eat

The prickly pear cactus has been used for thousands of years for food and medicinal purposes, mostly by Native Americans. More...

Business

Who’s fixing that hole?

County to pay for minor sidewalk repairs

Ending a 36-year practice of having homeowners in unincorporated areas pay for any and all sidewalk repairs, the County of Ventura will pick up the tab for some sidewalk fixes when workers are already in the area repaving streets. More...

Restaurant collects toys for youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County and Urbane Café partnered to deliver new toys and gifts to the youth served in BBSVC’s 2014 Holiday Angels program.  Earlier this month, Urbane Café placed gift drop boxes at all of the restaurant More...

Sports

Put a little love in your heart

Stop picking up wrapping paper from Christmas gifts, scrubbing wax from the menorah and putting more kindling in the fireplace—it’s time to celebrate a great year in sports.  Local teams and athletes in Acorn country flourished in 20 More...

Family

Young musicians spread joy to seniors

HOLIDAY CLASSICS—At left, students from Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy’s advanced strings class take part in a holiday performance for residents of Sunrise at Wood Ranch, a sen More...

On The Town

And the winners are . . .

The winners have been announced for the Reagan Library’s second annual Student Film Festival.  The event on Dec. More...

Letters

Readers growl at idea of dog park

I am writing in response to the letters concerning a dog park at Country Trail Park. A dog park at this location is ill advised for the following reasons:  More...

Letter

I’m writing you in regards to Country Trail Park. It is my neighborhood park and there has been some talk about turning it into a dog park. I cannot disagree with this idea more.  More...

Says dog park has its benefits

I would like to disagree with the letter from Ed Freeman disparaging the idea of putting in a real dog park in our town.  More...

Editorials

When it counts most, Moorpark gets it right

Over the course of the year, many different opinions about our community have been expressed in this newspaper, some glowing, others not.  Whether it’s complaints about traffic (or traffic lights), construction, the cost of living, City Ha More...

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Moorpark assistant city manager bids adieu

Riley retires after 15 years with city

Longtime Assistant City Manager Hugh Riley will retire after a 40-year career in public service.  More...

Council wants to stop train in its tracks

The Moorpark City Council voted 3-2 to send a formal letter opposing an oil refinery’s plan to extend a rail line in San Luis Obispo County.  The 1-mile track extension would allow Phillips 66 to move millions of gallons of crude oil on fr More...

Arts festival seeks featured artist

Entry open to professionals, amateurs

The City of Moorpark is searching for a featured artist for its spring 2015 Moorpark Arts Festival.  Finding the right artist is an important part of the annual event, organizers said, since his or her work will appear on posters and fliers and More...

Community

Jewelry store robbed, owner assaulted

Police are searching for an unknown suspect who broke into Anderson Jewelers, assaulted the owner and stole merchandise on Dec. More...

How to best recycle Xmas trees

Moorpark residents will have several options to recycle Christmas trees.  Curbside Christmas tree recycling will run from Fri., Dec. 26 through Jan. More...

Group aims to ‘master’ public speaking

Club teaches more than how to give a speech

Seven years ago, after seeing an ad in the Acorn for an upcoming meeting of the newly formed Moorpark Toastmasters Club, Dan Waldman decided to take a chance and attend.  The meeting changed his life.  More...

Schools

Riding club brings cheer to family

Equestrians donate gifts to kids in need

A single mom with two children had a merry Christmas this year thanks to gifts donated from members of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, a team of middle and high school students who train at Fieldstone Riding Club in Moorpark. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

HOLIDAY PUP—Cyrax is a 1-year-old pit bull terrier. She has high energy, is fun loving and is a quick learner. To adopt Cyrax, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Dec. 12 A 19-year-old man was arrested for stealing over $1,500 worth of video game consoles while he was an employee at the Target store in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Calendar

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WED., DEC. 31  CAPE Comet Glow Run   More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Reasons for the season

It wasn’t until I was about 5 years old that I discovered not all families on my block celebrated Weihnachten. And although I wondered why Santa, also called St. More...

Flying Squirrel

December travel

With my holiday decorating responsibilities completed, I can relax and finally start thinking about the holidays ahead—next year’s holidays, that is.  December 2015? More...