May 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawns watered too much, conservation needed

Most of city’s water used on landscaping

Low-flow shower nozzles, brown lawns and empty swimming pools have become the norm across Moorpark. More...

Police: click it or ticket

Campaign to promote driving safety

Car accidents remain the leading cause of death among Americans ages 1 to 54 in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council.  More than 2.2 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments following car crashes i More...

Health & Wellness

Keeping teen drivers safe

Car accidents the leading cause of death among new drivers in summer months

After the initial thrill of being off school for the summer, teens often cry, “I’m so bored I could die!” While dying from boredom probably won’t happen, teens could be at risk of losing their lives over summer break.  Wh More...

Red Cross holding blood drives

The American Red Cross is providing the following blood donation opportunities:  9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Sat., May 16 at Simi Valley Rancho Santa Suzanna Community, 5005 E. More...

Opiate overdose drug now available without prescription

New state ruling hopes to save lives

The California State Board of Pharmacy has approved emergency regulations allowing pharmacists to furnish without a prescription an antidote to reverse opioid overdose.  Naloxone hydrochloride, an opioid overdose rescue drug, will be available b More...

Schools

Student overcomes many obstacles to graduate CSUCI

Oscar Trujillo had no idea his college career would last as long as it did when he enrolled as a freshman at California State University Channel Islands six years ago, but even when the odds were against him, he never considered giving up.  He s More...

Chaminade names new high school principal

Colón has a doctorate and experience in campus fundraising

President Robert Webb announced on May 1 that he has appointed Dr. Cynthia Colón as the new high school principal of Chaminade College Preparatory. After a nationwide search, Colón was selected and will join the staff on July 1.  More...

Pets

Pet of the week

READY TO PLAY—Triton is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier-pit bull mix. He is friendly, likes to play with toys, and walks well on a leash. More...

Faith

Congregation awaits completion of church

Sanctuary built in Byzantine style

The Rev. Gary Kyriacou likened the process of building a church to the ebb and flow of water in a creek.  The priest has helped the congregation of St. More...

On The Town

Muddled script sends play to the back of the class

If it does nothing else, Terry Johnson’s stage play version of “The Graduate,” at the Conejo Players Theatre through May 30, will make you appreciate the genius of the film’s late director, Mike Nichols.  More...

Country music festival raises funds for charities

The fourth annual OakHeart Country Music Festival will run from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 6 at Conejo Creek South Park, 1300 E. More...

Great menu, in-house brewery

The Twisted Oak Tavern earns its name in more ways than one, starting with the beautiful gnarly old oak trees that seem to hover close by the building and reach out to patrons sitting on one of its two large patios.  More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

“You'll know that you miss someone very much when every time you think of that person, your heart breaks into pieces.”  —Anonymous  Every day I get an inspiring quote sent to me by email, which, I find, usually sets up my More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2015 4:08 PM

Community High School to be moved to Moorpark High School

Continuation high school has been open since 1984

Moorpark Unified School District officials announced earlier this week that next year the district will move Community High School from its campus on Condor Drive to Moorpark High School on Tierra Rejada Road. More...

Council approves tax poll

City in need of new revenue

The Moorpark City Council will be polling residents this year by phone to gauge support of a ballot measure that will help the city receive a much-needed boost to its revenue.  The phone survey will ask Moorpark residents if they would vote for More...

Moorpark’s own fairy godmother

Community donations help give teens ‘Cinderella moment’

Believing every girl deserves to have her own “Cinderella moment” at prom, a teacher at Moorpark High School wants to make sure that teens who can’t afford a dress have the perfect gown for the big night.  More...

Community

Woman trapped after car accident

A Long Beach woman has been hospitalized with major injuries after her car crashed into a semitruck in Moorpark on May 8.  Mary Elizabeth Song, 66, was driving a Toyota Matrix westbound on Los Angeles Avenue near Grimes Canyon Road just before 6 More...

Postpartum depression nearly fatal to Moorpark woman

She overcame thoughts of suicide and hurting her children

As Kirsten Falsey pushed her 6-month-old twin daughters on a pair of swings at Moorpark’s Tierra Rejada Park nearly three years ago, the new mother’s focus was not on her smiling girls. She was consumed by her own dark emotions. More...

A day of jazz makes for a cool event

TALENT ON DISPLAY—Above, Moorpark High School student Eli Edwards, 17, blows a mean horn with the Jazz “C” Band at the Moorpark Day of Jazz concert at Moorpark Presbyterian Church o More...

Sports

Bill of confidence

Musketeer baseball pitcher silences bats with arsenal of throws

One does not simply walk into the batter’s box at Moorpark High and expect to score runs off senior pitcher Ryan Bill.  A batter would have a better chance sneaking past the Eye of Sauron and maneuvering through the barren wasteland of Mor More...

Sharks circle prey, take big bites

WATER POLO STARS—The Moorpark Sharks U-16 boys’ water polo team won the K7 tournament in Irvine, a precursor to the USA National Water Polo Junior Olympics in July. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 30  A man, 21, was arrested when he ran from police after deputies stopped his car for a traffic violation at Harry Street and Roberts Avenue. More...

Family

Jump for joy

73-year-old woman skydives

Joy Stuckert is terrified of heights, so when she decided to celebrate her 73rd birthday by jumping out of an airplane, her two children, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren never believed she’d actually do it. More...

Runners are muddied but unbroken

SPLAT!—Paul Manwaring of Moorpark has a gooeyfinish during the second annual Mud Crazy 5K run in Camarillo on May 9. More...

Women’s club ties the knot on donation

CHA-CHING—The Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club announced at its May 8 meeting how much the club raised during its April fundraiser luncheon, Tying the Knot, 110 Years of Service to the C More...

Letters

Not excited by mayor’s vision

I am writing regarding your article in the April 10 edition of the Moorpark Acorn regarding the Mayor’s State of the City address.  More...

Vote for Hillary? Not this guy

The recent letter by Stuart Wing, accusing the Republicans of being “at it again” was wrong on so many levels. Mostly it is Stuart Wing who is at it again.  More...

Let Your voice be heard!

Exercise your First  Amendment rights by sending a letter to the editor to the Moorpark Acorn. Complete details are on this page.  Policies on letters to the editor and other editorial material   More...