October 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff’s office moves closer to adding body cams

Cameras to be worn in the middle of chest

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is getting very close to equipping its deputies with body-worn cameras.  During a presentation to the Thousand Oaks City Council on Oct. More...

Health & Wellness

Public meeting onfield lab cleanup

The Department of Toxic Substances Control will host a free community update meeting for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Intimacy has no expiration date

Sex. It’s a subject every adult knows about.  For many over 65, however, having it—or even talking about it—can be so difficult that it can make them hesitate to even broach the topic. More...

Schools

College’s new radio program puts students in class and on the air

KMCJ can be heard on the Internet

For Jason Beaton, radio broadcasting had been a dream career for most of his life and a passion he continues to pass on to his students.  “That was the only thing I had ever considered, other than being a bus driver since I was like 3 or 4 More...

High School Fair in T.O.

Ascension Lutheran School will present a High School Fair for families with children in seventh and eighth grade from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4 in Founder’s Hall at 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FURRY AND FUN—Mr. Jangles is a male white Chinchilla about 2 years old. He is sweet, but with more handling he will become sweeter. If you would like to adopt Mr. More...

Faith

Conejo Valley’s only Hindu temple serves diverse community

Membership is in the thousands

With the arrival of the first Hindu temple in the Conejo Valley, the area’s growing South Asian population now has its own house of worship just in time for this year’s festival season.  The Sri Venkata Krishna Temple on Borchard Roa More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

What an amazing piece of work.  “Steve Jobs” isn’t constructed as a typical movie. Instead, it’s a series of revealing episodes, taking us backstage before three major product launches. More...

Letters

Animals not only protein source

Why is the Acorn taking a position promoting the eating of animals (“The real beef with Meatless Mondays” editorial, Oct. 16)?  More...

Meat production harms the planet

Your Oct. 16 editorial “The real beef with Meatless Mondays” was misguided and irresponsible.  More...

Event celebrates ‘glory’ of killing

Well, it is that time of year again, when a group of prehensile individuals in Moorpark will disgracefully use the name of a respected organization to lie and trick you into believing their reenactment of humanity’s lowest behavior is being pre More...

Rise of the Zombies

It took 45 years for zombies to evolve from the walking corpses featured in George Romero’s landmark 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” to creatures with feelings.  In the 2013 movie “Warm Bodies,” the lead charac More...

Teen charged with child pornography

Police say he was also responsible for rash of vandalism around city

After police were alerted to sexually explicit videos, one of which was posted to a social media site by a Moorpark teen, their investigation tied the boy to a rash of vandalism across the city, resulting in multiple charges against him.  More...

Community

Jogger blazes a unique path

Depends on workout partner for directional cues

Toni Smith enjoys her active lifestyle.  An avid hiker, camper and white-water rafter, the Simi Valley resident decided to push herself further by adding running to her list of pursuits this year.  More...

A frightfully good time at Flory carnival

Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology will host a fang-tastic time at the annual Halloween Carnival from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. Oct. More...

A spooky good time at the movies

SETTLING IN—At left, Johnny Ferrante and his daughter Olivia, 2, of Moorpark munch on popcorn while waiting for the movie to start at the second annual Halloween Fest ‘n Film Oct. More...

Sports

Stars thrive in year of QB

Ventura County gunslingers light up stat sheets, scoreboards

Quarterbacks bask in the glory of victory.  They also get besmirched in the stain of defeat.  High school QBs represent their team, school and community. They have arguably the hardest job in the sport. More...

Musketeers will try to upset undefeated Lions

Moorpark High’s football team (5-3 overall, 0-1 in the Marmonte League) plays at 7 tonight at Oaks Christian (8-0, 1-0).  The Musketeers lost 25-21 at Westlake last weekend.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 6 A man caused damage to a home in the 8000 block of Shekell Road.  Oct. 8 A golf cart was stolen from Moorpark High School, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road.  Oct. 14 A 34-year-old woman and a   More...

Family

Don’t forget to ‘fall back’ Saturday

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 1. Before going to bed the night of Sat., Oct. 31, remember to “fall back” and turn clocks back one hour. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 30  Halloween Spooktacular   More...

Columns

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Monsters are jerks   Yes, monsters are jerks.  More...

Editorials

Saturday Halloween presents heightened risk

If you haven’t already heard, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year—this Saturday— offering party-seekers the perfect opportunity to indulge in the holiday’s two biggest attractions apart from candy: bad costumes and alcohol More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Physician says vaccinations are needed for adults

If you’ve had children, you know the drill when it comes to vaccines. The process starts at birth and continues into the college years.  After that, you’ve made it and it’s all done, right? Not exactly. More...