October 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Psychologist sees dark side of the Internet

More teens dealing with cyberbullying

The digital age is here, and many parents may feel overwhelmed by the number of social media sites their kids seem addicted to. More...

Buttons for breast cancer

Ventura County Credit Union is in partnership with the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  During October, VCCU will sell breast cancer awareness buttons at each of its s More...

A caring donation

GIVING HOPE—Members of the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club gave nearly $4,000 to the Thousand Oaksbased Our Community House of Hope, a home for the terminally ill, during the club&rsquo More...

Schools

Farm to School program takes root

Campaign is about health, ecology

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but what happens when children don’t get enough fruits and vegetables?  That’s one problem leaders of the National Farm to School Network want to solve by encouraging schools to procure locall More...

Sports

From the rough to the cup

Moorpark girls’ golf team battles for shot at league glory

Lara Yeung talks like there’s a sleeping baby in the room. She’s the low-talker from “Seinfeld.”  Reporters must lean in and listen intently to the Moorpark High girls’ golfer. More...

Junior circuit

Musketeer middle linebacker Jr. Sandoval picks up Moorpark’s defense

Jr. Sandoval, Moorpark High’s middle linebacker, hunted Agoura quarterback Bryce Viole’ like a snow leopard stalking an ice zombie in Saskatoon.  Viole’, hounded by a horde of Musketeers, tried to escape an evaporating pocket. More...

Faith

Finding a healthy self-identity in God

Roots of faith

Lizzie Velasquez, 26, was born with a rare syndrome that left her unable to gain weight. As a result her limbs are stick thin and her face appears misshapen. More...

On The Town

Runners Leave a Big Footpint

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Musical Musketeers band together

GOOD TIMES—Above, Nick Burch of Moorpark High School leads his band mates in a conga line following the eighth annual Sounds of Conejo at Thousand Oaks High School Oct. 3. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 16  Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated   More...

Letters

Selective violence is indefensible

I too condemn the attempted act of violence against the Newbury Park Planned Parenthood clinic. More...

No tax money for Planned Parenthood

Last Friday’s Moorpark Acorn published a letter in which the writer sang the praises of Planned Parenthood and urged the public to give PP its support.  More...

Abortion also a violent act

I agree, also, that torching the Planned Parenthood facility was an incredibly violent act.  As I was reading the recent letters to the editor regarding this incident, however, I couldn’t help but think of how abortions, done at that clini More...

Toxic Dilemma

Six decades later, a partial nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory is still fueling fires

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory, built in the southern hills of Simi Valley at the start of the Cold War in 1947, helped launch the nation into the space age. More...

Convicted felon arrested for firing gun into air

Police say no one hurt in altercation

Kelley Pasos, a 25-year-old convicted felon, was arrested for reportedly shooting a handgun into the air in a Moorpark neighborhood during the early morning hours of Oct. 3. More...

Community

Holocaust survivor shares story of escape and triumph

Will give a talk this Sunday at Moorpark Chabad center

It was a cold, frigid winter when Albert Rosa arrived at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.  The then-15-year-old recalled how the smell of burning bodies hung in the air as he watched those who were too young, too old, too weak or otherwis More...

In the Pink

Ventura County firefighters are donning pink this month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   Firefighters, dispatchers, chiefs, mechanics and hand crews will wear pink T-shirts, even under their uniforms, through Oct. More...

Students learn about water cycle

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Business

Dinner benefits food pantry

The third annual Moorpark Pantry Plus Benefit Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Library cards for all kids

Moorpark Rotary and the Moorpark Friends of the Library along with the Moorpark Unified School District are working to ensure every elementary schoolage child in the district has a Moorpark City Library card. More...

Job fair in Moorpark

To celebrate National Disability   Employment Awareness Month, the California Department of Rehabilitation/Thousand Oaks office will sponsor a Job and Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PETABLE—Summer is a 13-year-old brown tabby. Give her a little gentle attention and her friendly demeanor will come out. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 21 An 18- year- old man was arrested in the 4500 block of Tierra Rejada Road for threatening to batter a school official.  Sept. More...

Family

Zoo celebrates its animals and supporters

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Bird sanctuary invites the public inside

Guests can see birds of prey at raptor center

The Ojai Raptor Center will open its doors to the public for a rare opportunity to meet nonreleasable raptors and tour the center from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25 at 370 Baldwin Road.  Hawks, falcons and owls will be on hand to greet guests. More...

Little pigs run all the way home

Races a big draw at Fall Harvest Festival

A crowd of nearly 80 children and their parents sat in the grandstands just a stone’s throw from the pumpkin patch at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark Saturday afternoon. More...

Editorials

The real beef with Meatless Mondays

The Meatless Monday movement that has gained momentum across the United States and worldwide has merit. More...