March 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

A sweet landing

SPRING FLOWERS—A California poppy, the official stateflower, receives a visit from a honeybee on Feb. 25 in Moorpark. More...

Health & Wellness

Glaucoma can be treated with new shunt surgery

When it comes to proper glaucoma management, various treatments can reduce or eliminate the condition. However, when initial treatments, such as iStent or lasers, are not effective, surgery using an Ex-Press shunt can offer hope. More...

Therapist brings healing and pain relief through music

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will present a new Music Therapy Program provided by music therapist Lori Sunshine.  In this type of therapy, a clinically trained professional music therapist uses music therapy is to address patie More...

Cardiac tests offered for teens

Conejo Council PTA, in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Teen Center and Heartfelt Cardiac Projects, will host a cardiac screening for teens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 14 at the teen center, 1375 E. More...

Schools

MHS business club on the road to rebuilding

Future Business Leaders win 2nd place

Moorpark High School senior Jason Singson wanted to finish his last year in high school on a winning team.  The 17-year-old chairman of the MHS chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America did just that with a second-place finish in the 201 More...

La Reina HS wins Mock Trial competition

La Reina High School is the winner of the 2015 Ventura County Mock Trial. More...

Realtors to award scholarships

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors will award up to 19 $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who will be attending a community college, university or trade/technical school.  The application deadline is May 4.  More...

Pets

Camarillo animal shelter upgrades its facilities

Ventura County Animal Services was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation that will help fund the construction of sound barriers at its Camarillo Animal Adoption Center.  The barriers will reduce kennel noise and help to lower stress More...

Out for a walk with woman’s best friend

GARDEN DELIGHTS—Kim Hess and her companion Wilbur of Moorpark take a stroll through a garden path planted by a resident in the Peach Hill residential community in Moorpark on March 1. More...

Pet of the week

COOL DOG—Braden is a male white and tan bull terrier/Labrador retriever mix. About 2 years old, he is very playful and good with people and other dogs. More...

Family

Schools fight back against tobacco company promotions

Students from middle and high schools across Ventura County came together in Camarillo to learn how to “kick ash.” Around 200 students chosen from 11 high schools and nine middle schools attended the Ventura County Office of Education&rsq More...

Family fest is egg-cellent fun

Cottontail Bunny to welcome spring

The annual Cottontail Day Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Gem show brings the bling

Includes a space rocks exhibit

The Ventura Gem and Mineral Society will present its 53rd annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Lapidary Arts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., March 7 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Plastic bag ban is nonsense

The Acorn is correct (Feb. 27 editorial). I’ve had my fill of ridiculous editorials on banning plastic bags.  Many years ago no one used plastic bags for groceries or sundries; the stores gave you paper bags. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Been there myself: best medicine for sister’s disease

Readers of this column know that I often write candidly about family situations and experiences.  Just last month I trekked to cold and snowy Boston to care for my sister. She is ill with a chronic disease. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2015 3:19 PM

Man arrested for allegedly trying to lure teen into car

A 45-year-old Moorpark man was arrested March 5 for allegedly trying to lure a Moorpark High School student into his car on Feb. 27 More...

118, Somis Road construction gets start date

For those who commute along a dangerous and outdated portion of Highway 118 that cuts through Somis, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  More...

Moorpark to use all natural gas-powered buses

The purchase of two natural gas-powered buses means Moorpark’s fleet of five buses will no longer rely on diesel fuel.  The cleaner, more efficient models will be delivered to the city at the end of the year. More...

Community

PCH Opens

THE WAY IS CLEAR— Above, Mark Archuleta, Caltrans District 7 deputy director of construction, addresses media and dignitaries at a Feb. More...

Engineer in Metrolink crash dies

Amtrak employee worked for 40 years

Glenn Steele, the train engineer who was critically injured in a Metrolink train crash last week in Oxnard, died early Tuesday morning.  Steele, 62, was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles shortly before 4 a.m. More...

Students build character as well as muscle in fitness program

After school on a recent Wednesday a trio of Moorpark High School students walked through the bay doors of a warehouse turned-gym on Bonsai Street in Moorpark The three teens joined about 20 other students who’d been hand-picked by two Moorpark More...

Business

Former Simi hospital CEO is new head of county medical center

This month, Ventura County Medical Center’s staff of 1,432 has a new leader.  Kim Milstien, former president and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital, has been chosen as the new CEO of Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital. More...

Nominations open for county business awards

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County is seeking nominations for the 2015 annual WIB Awards. More...

Sports

Hungry for more success

Moorpark High’s softball team is ready to shake things up this year.  Last season, the Musketeers dominated the Marmonte League with a perfect 14-0 record. More...

Girls’ soccer team will play for CIF title today

GAME TIME—Kelsey Rouse, left, and the Moorpark High girls’ soccer team will play for the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship at 5 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Feb. 11 A man, 39, was arrested for the sale and possession of drugs after detectives stopped his car during a narcotics surveillance operation in the 600 block of Charles Street. Feb. 19 More...

Faith

Civil rights born in nations’ churches

Residents share their stories from the frontline

The Civil Rights Voting Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago, introduced new opportunities for all Americans.  More...

On The Town

Reenactors to bring the Battle of Waterloo to life

Local residents to represent Scottish troops at event in Belgium

Fritz Bronner said he and his wife spend long hours crafting faux bearskin caps modeled after those worn by the Royal Scots Greys, a cavalry regiment of the British Army that fought to end the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte in Europe.  More...

Did you hear the one about the Jewish comedy musical in Thousand Oaks?

The off-Broadway musical comedy “Old Jews Telling Jokes” makes its Southland debut March 5 to 15 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. More...

Abracadabra! Magic show helps charities

The 31st annual Rotary Creates Magic Show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 21 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., MARCH 7  Rummage Sale  6 to 11 a.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Fundraiser for TOHS ASB.  Ahmanson Ranch 12K Trail Run   More...

Editorials

‘The more you know . . . ‘

This week in classrooms nationwide—and right here in Moorpark—teachers donned red-and-white-striped hats and picked up children’s books as students settled in for the magic of story time.  The hats were a “tip of the cap& More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Contact Your Area Representatives

Board of Supervisors District 4: Peter Foy (Serving Moorpark, Simi Valley, Somis, Las Posas Valley, Santa Susana Knolls, Box Canyon, Chatsworth Peak, Home Acres, Sinaloa Lake and Tierra Rejada Valley) 980 Enchanted Way., Ste. More...