August 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Life in the Single Lane

Hugs and kisses

I became aware that something was amiss in my life recently when I actually (almost) enjoyed getting my annual mammogram exam.  Like most women, I don’t look forward to the procedure— I swear that archaic-looking contraption used to More...

Blood donation opportunities

Drive at Moorpark College next week

Blood donations to the American Red Cross often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-toschool activities ramp up.  Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are encouraged to donate. More...

Business

Haggen grocery loses appetite for the area

Two Simi stores ringing up last sales

Haggen’s invasion of Southern California has turned into a fullfl edged retreat.  Less than four months into its SoCal experiment, the embattled Pacific Northwest-based grocery chain announced Friday that it is closing 16 supermarkets in t More...

Sports

Walk this way

Local trails offer breathtaking views of Ventura County

Residents who live in Acorn country are lucky.  Mother Nature’s glorious trails, vistas and terrain are breathtaking. More...

My blue heaven

LEAPFROG—New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada leaps to avoid Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick, who steals second base during a July 3 game in L.A. More...

Cowboys leave their heart in Oxnard

GO BEARS—Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Devin Street, who played at the University of Pittsburgh, signs autographs for fans after practice in Oxnard earlier this month. More...

Faith

Service groups partner for Lord’s Table

Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club help to feed the hungry

The heat outside was stifling on a quiet evening earlier this week as Sandy Johnson made preparations for the Lord’s Table meal program at the Holy Cross Parish Chapel, former home of the local Catholic church and current meeting place for the More...

Church to screen religiousfilm

The St. Paschal Baylon Mission Circle 88 will host a free screening of the movie “God’s Not Dead” at 1:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 30 in the hall, St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. More...

On The Town

This salad bowl runneth over with plenty of healthy choices

The Salad Gourmet in Thousand Oaks, an establishment that offers fresh and healthy choices that are also delicious, perfectly meets the needs of today’s healthconscious consumers.  Run by the mother-and-daughter team of Stella and Daniela More...

Dancer auditions for ‘Nutcracker’

All roles open

Moorpark Civic Ballet will be having dancer auditions for the annual “Nutcracker Ballet” on Sat., Aug. 29 at Pam Rossi’s Dance Ten, 650 Flinn Ave. Ste. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Airline lounges

Many people think airline lounges are only for mega-fliers who rack up millions of air miles—guys like George Clooney’s character in the movie “Up in the Air.”  Not true.  More...

Editorials

Safety comes first as schools get underway

Students in Moorpark are back in school.  Some do so gladly with hard-to-contain excitement. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

There were errors in the Aug. 7 article “County takes long look at short-term rentals.”  It was incorrect that Kathy Guerrero likened living next door to a short-term vacation rental home this summer to living next to a nightclub. More...

District busy in summer

ACORNBITS

Moorpark Unified School District’s more than 6,500 students returned this week to steam-cleaned classrooms and campuses, more and bettertrained teachers, and new science opportunities for middle school students.  “We’re ready t More...

Rusticfire scorches 189 acres in Simi

Officials warn brush is very dry

Doug Staub was startled to see the orange glow and plume of smoke billowing into the sky near his home on Long Canyon Road on Friday.  Staub was in his backyard Aug. More...

Community

Dream job

Couple invests big in their passion for wine

Frank and Jen Hules’ journey as wine makers began on their back patio five years ago when they spent a full day squashing hundreds of pounds of grapes from a Paso Robles vineyard with their bare hands.  The Moorpark couple, who enjoy drink More...

Three arrested in connection with scam

A Thousand Oaks woman told she’d won $800,000 in a cash sweepstakes was actually the target of an elaborate scheme to steal her money—and police say the perpetrators almost got away with it.  More...

Don’t fall victim at the gas pump

Crooks use skimmers to steal information

Three illegal card-skimming devices were uncovered at gas stations in Thousand Oaks during a recent countywide sweep of all fuel pumps in Ventura County.  More...

Schools

New housing developments will pay more toward public schools

Board expects more classrooms as city grows

Anticipating that the city will be growing in the coming years, the Moorpark Unified School District Board of Education wants to be sure that plans are in the works for the campuses that will be needed in the future.  More...

Food trucks deliver for school fundraiser

A BOOST FOR EDUCATION—At top, Ventura County Firefighter Rich Macklin gives 7-year-old Katie Navas of Moorpark an opportunity to hold a hose nozzle at the Moorpark Education Foundation Food Tru More...

Flory team takes 2nd in contest

Students spent summer months preparing for Academic Rodeo

Cracking the books two nights a week over the summer paid off for six fourth- and fifthgraders from Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology in Moorpark who took second place at the Ventura County Fair’s annual Academic Rodeo last week.  More...

Pets

Pet of the week

LOVABLE—Zeke is a 2-yearold Doberman pinscher. Zeke can be a little shy atfirst but with a little love, he opens up and loves the attention. More...

Fair is a wrap this year

HOP TO IT—Bella Cobian, 5, of Moorpark urges a rabbit to come to her in the livestock area at the Ventura County Fair on Aug. 9. More...

Family

Squeezing the last bit of fun out of summer

ALL ABOARD—Above, Ximena Zepeda, Justine Jue, Michelle Lee, Ashlee Simoneau and Ray Godfrey, all 13 and from Moorpark, have fun at Tierra Rejada Park in Moorpark on Aug. 18. More...

Back-to-school checklist? Check!

Ease anxiety with these tips

As the school year begins, many parents are anxiously wondering how to support the success of their children, especially when a child has a learning disability like ADHD.  Making sure that they have the support and guidance they need and yet hel More...

Calendar

Calendar

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Letters

Supervisor’s logic misguided

Steve Bennett is correct in saying that the issue of having homeowners pay for sidewalk repairs is a “slippery slope” (“County takes another crack at sidewalk repair issue,” Acorn, Aug. More...

Not surprised at Haggen closures

When I read that the Haggen grocery chain decided to close many of their California stores, after just acquiring them a few months ago, two things came to mind:  More...

Gas costs less in rest of U.S.

Where are the government officials that say they are doing so much for California?  I just came back from a visit to Pennsylvania. Gas there is $2.75 a gallon. I came back Aug. 12 and today is Aug. More...