September 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Early detection of autism helps lessen impact of disorder

Father with autistic son offers advice

Bill Burke wasn’t sure what to think when his 2-year-old son suddenly stopped speaking and making eye contact and sometimes seemed unable to hear commands.  The behaviors were early warning signs of autism, signs Burke and his wife missed. More...

Free haircuts offered for blood donors

The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who donate blood or platelets during September.  Those who come out to give blood or platelets before Sept. More...

Conejo Valley YMCA presents a week of exercise classes

Adults and teens can take part in free group exercise classes Mon. through Sat., Sept. 14 through 19, at three YMCAs: Conejo Valley YMCA (serving Thousand Oaks, Santa Rosa Valley and Moorpark) at 4031 N. More...

Sports

Musketeers march on without playmaking QB

Starter Easley breaks collarbone; Rodriguez set to take snaps tonight against Palos Verdes

Nolan Easley can’t catch a break.  Just when things were starting to look peachy for the Moorpark High quarterback, Easley suffered an untimely injury during the Musketeers’ season-opening 27-0 win against Quartz Hill on Aug. More...

Pets

NOW HEAR THIS—

Angie is a female pit bull about 11 years old. She is very sweet and affectionate. If you would like to adopt Angie, ask for animal ID No. A627547 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 10  A 28- year- old woman was arrested in the 500 block of East Los Angeles Avenue for making harassing phone calls.  Aug. 19  An identity theft was reported in the 11000 block of Sumac Lane in Camarillo.  Aug. 20   More...

Family

Jack-o’-lanterns in August

Get this: My wife thinks Halloween season starts in October.  She tells me I’m stubborn about when I believe the season starts, but I’m not gonna hear any of that.  Last year at this time, I brought out the scary movies followed More...

On The Town

Playwright returns to Moorpark to direct

Twenty Moorpark College theater students were scattered onstage and in the first few rows of the auditorium, chatting with fellow cast members and practicing lines during a recent “Almost, Maine” afternoon play rehearsal.  More...

Letters

Frustrated by water polo club’s ouster from pool

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the Sharks aquatics organization of Moorpark being displaced from the Body Xchange Sports Club swimming pool.  More...

Transfers hurt the local players

To Eliav Appelbaum: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for being the only writer in the area to call out the ridiculous transferring that goes on among high school football players.  More...

Good photo but wrong names

I would like to note that the aircraft highlighted on the Aug. 28 Moorpark Acorn’s front page photo are mentioned with a little confusion. More...

Editorials

How could it have gone so wrong, so fast?

And just like that, the whirlwind Haggen invasion is coming to its end.  Only four months ago, in what felt like a blink of an eye (most changeovers happened in less than 48 hours), 146 Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons and Safeway stores in Californi More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

There was an error in the Aug. 28 article “Memory of artistic, musical teen inspires college scholarship.” Rohith Gopal worked at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley, not the Moorpark club.   More...

City asked to take part in energy study

Residents of Moorpark and neighboring cities urged the Moorpark City Council last month to take part in Santa Barbara County’s feasibility study to determine if alternative energy resources could be more cost-effective for energy consumers than More...

Best place to live? Yes, it’s Ventura County

Federal ranking system used in making determination

Orange County? Nah. Palm Beach? Nope. Santa Barbara? More...

Community

Family day to benefit hospice

The Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club will host the Family Day at the Ranch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

A fair-ly good wrap-up

The 140th Ventura County closed with strong numbers in all categories during its 12-day run from Aug. 5 through 16, promoters say. More...

Forum aims to shed light on county’s homeless women

Many work and are challenged to feed and clothe their children

Think of a homeless person and the image of someone sleeping on a sidewalk or standing beside a freeway off-ramp holding a cardboard sign might come to mind. More...

Schools

Chaparral Middle School welcomes new assistant principal

Longtime educator came to Moorpark in 2000

The hustle and bustle of nearly 700 Chaparral Middle School students hurrying to their next classes could be overwhelming for a new assistant principal, but Deonna Armijo is taking it all in stride.  More...

Learn about court advocacy

Friends of CASA will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Honors colleges offer real advantages

Some excellent students may not be admitted to elite private colleges because of the intense competition.  Some families may not qualify for need-based aid but may be unwilling or unable to pay the full cost for their child to attend a highly se More...

Faith

High Holy Days services in T.O.

Temple Etz Chaim, a conservative synagogue, will host family prayer services for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Rosh Hashanah services will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. More...

Church welcomes new staff members

Emmanuel Church will introduce two new staff members, Lance Merrill and Deborah Barber, to the congregation during the worship services at 10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 6 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks  Merrill is the new choir director. More...

Learn about Junipero Serra

Padre Serra Parish will host a free presentation on Junipero Serra by the Rev. Leon Hutton from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 4  Labor Of Love Big Band Dance   More...

Columns

Nature lover takes a shine to the king of snakes

CRITTER TAIL

A California kingsnake has recently been seen on the prowl at the wilder edges of my rural Agoura community. It has cream and brown bands and glistens like a Botticelli goddess who’s been anointed with the most luxuriant bath oils. More...

Seniors thrive in adult day programs

Years ago, after my grandmother died, my cousin came to live with my grandfather, whose nickname was Bubbles.  Don’t ask about the silly moniker, except I will say that ( embarrassingly) it was handed down to my father, and his daughters s More...