July 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The OTHER Side of 50

Traveling with medication

It’s not unheard of for foreigners to be detained overseas for mailing out or bringing in the same medicine they use at home. More...

Red Cross seeks summer blood donors

The American Red Cross is taking blood donations to help offset a seasonal decline in donations. More...

Schools

Don’t lose control or cool this summer

Well, it’s happened again. Summer vacation has begun. Those most glorious of days for youths yet the ones most dreaded by parents.  Why? Because, as most parents are aware, unstructured time is when many kids get into trouble.  More...

Nonprofit names board president

Wilmer “Chip” Marvin is the incoming board president for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County.  Marvin is the senior manager of environmental health and safety for Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks. More...

At The Library

The Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Ave. will present these free programs and events in August.  Visit moorparklibrary.org or call (805) 517-6370 for more information.  The library will be closed for facilities maintenance on Thurs. More...

Faith

Finding acceptance, peace with self took her nearly 35 years

Transvestite shares journey of faith

Every human being is unique in some way, and people should not be misguided by what society thinks about them, Celia Daniels told the congregation Sunday at United Church of Christ in Simi Valley.  More...

Prayer and praise service in the park

Free barbecue to follow worship

The congregation of Emmanuel Church in Thousand Oaks will gather together for a time of worship, celebration and fellowship at 10 a.m. Sun., July 19 at Conejo Creek Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, behind the library, Thousand Oaks.  More...

On The Town

The Acorn Epicurean

An Indian restaurant that delivers

The experience at Indian Haweli Restaurant in Simi Valley might best be explained starting from the end and working back, mainly because of how good it felt after the delicious meal.  Even though the portions were substantial, instead of feeling More...

Arrggh! There be pirates in Moopark!

The High Street Arts Center will screen the 2003 movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl” at 7 p.m. today, Fri., July 17 at 45 E. More...

The Movie Nut

Think of them as yellow, pint-size capsules of humor that head straight to the funny bone of the very young. There, they must tickle: How else to explain the uncontrolled laughter at the utter nonsense taking place in “Minions”?  More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

The traveler’s mindset

“I’ve just returned from a vacation during which everything worked exactly as I planned it would,” said nobody ever.  Yes, when you travel, things you don’t expect continually happen. Your flight gets delayed. More...

Breaking News - 7/20/2015 4:52 PM

Man arrested for DUI in fatal crash

     As light rain fell Sunday night in Moorpark an allegedly intoxicated driver lost control of his car on Highway 118 near Hitch Road and slammed into a van, killing one person and injuring eight others, the California Highway Patrol More...

Power line proposal still jolts critics

Delayed since 2011, Edison hopes to resume work

Construction on a 9-mile-long power line through residential, agricultural and open space in eastern Ventura County, which was halted in 2011, could resume by the end of the year.  More...

Community

Stand Down to benefit homeless vets

Three-day event in Ventura

The 23rd annual Ventura County Stand Down for homeless veterans and their families will take place Fri. through Sun., July 24 to 26 at the California Army National Guard Armory, 1270 Arundell Ave., Ventura.  More...

Program offers resources for caregivers

Individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can learn about how to prepare for the transition as the disease begins to progress during a free workshop in Simi Valley this month.  More...

Business

Tom Selleck offers settlement in water truck drama in T.O.

Officials say actor did not steal water

Tom Selleck has reached a tentative settlement with Calleguas Municipal Water District over thousands of gallons of water allegedly taken from the district for use on the actor’s 60-acre ranch in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

Days of thunder

It’s a world of friends, fun and one glorious dirt track at Ventura Raceway

Die-hard motorsport fans love Ventura Raceway.  Two to three times a month, dozens of racers from across Acorn country make their way to the tiny dirt track, nestled between the Ventura County Fairgrounds and the sandy beaches of the Pacific Oce More...

Baseball legends snag District 13 title

CURTAIN CALL—The Moorpark Little League 10- and 11-year-old all-star baseball team won the District 13 championship. More...

Pets

Hawks experience growing pains

The parents of the two redshouldered hawks born and reared in a sycamore on my rural Agoura property this spring recently shifted from flying lessons to hunting prey tactics.  It would require an interspecies translator to fathom the foursome&rs More...

Family

Family men

Just plane crazy

I used to dream of being an airline pilot. I’m deathly afraid of flying.  I’m guessing something happened to me between childhood and adulthood where flying became worse than jumping into an arena with a ferocious bull.  More...

Farm camp offers fresh perspective

Photos by RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

GET ’EM FED—Above, Else Roesel, 6, of Moorpark feeds baby goats as part of her tasks during Underwood Family Farms Farm Camp in Moorpark on July 10. More...

50 years of Medicare, Medicaid

It’s easy to forget that before 1966 roughly half of all American seniors were uninsured and living in fear that the high cost of healthcare could plunge them and their families into poverty.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 17  Art Friday  4 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Kids, teens and adults make an art project. All supplies provided. No charge. Contact: Jessie Schweit. Phone: 818. More...

Letters

Trump stirring up strife

This letter focuses on one primary issue: the United States presidential election of 2016. Although this is my opinion, I believe it is important to be sensible and open-minded for future elections that will affect the entire nation and world.  More...

Big Pharma wins, citizens lose

When Gov. Brown signed SB 277, science didn’t win, our childrens’ health didn’t win and our democracy didn’t win; the petrochemical/pharmaceutical industry won.  More...

Editorials

Expansion of Dial-A-Ride is a small but significant step

Improving public transportation between Ventura County’s individual cities has been a long-standing goal of local government officials.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

In the July 10 story “Go native to save on water,” Simi Valley resident Lorraine Jones’ name was incorrectly printed as Lorraine Johnson. We sincerely apologize for the error.   More...