January 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Freeway turns runway

Pilot forced to make emergency landing after plane runs out of fuel

Commuters on the 23 Freeway had their drive interrupted Monday when a small single engine plane had to make an emergency landing during the middle of rush hour after it ran out of fuel. More...

Bust takes bite out of drug cartel

A suspected member of the Mexican Mafia has been convicted of selling heroin in Ventura County, possibly on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world’s largest and richest criminal organizations.  More...

Health & Wellness

Porter Ranch gas leak victims breathe easier in Conejo Valley

Displaced families are relocated locally

By Stephanie Bertholdo  sbertholdo@theacorn.com   The gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon facility in Porter Ranch has residents in the north San Fernando Valley fleeing. More...

Opportunities for blood donations

January is National Blood Donor Month.  Blood donors of all types are needed. Donors with types O, B negative and A negative blood are encouraged to donate double red cells where available. More...

Nutrition for those with cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free program, “Nutrition Workshop: Immune Boosters in Your Kitchen With Susan Speer” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.  More...

Business

Seeking security during danger

Many doors opening for residential safe room company

It’s a business that requires client confidentiality and where even the most satisfied customer isn’t likely to brag about their purchase.  More...

County launches web page for government jobs

The County of Ventura has launched its new careers web page at www.ventura.org/jobs.  The redesigned page provides applicants with a streamlined menu and simple navigation to make it easier to access the county’s career opportunities.  More...

You are invited to a Transportation Needs Interactive Forum

What needs to be done to Keep Ventura County Moving? To keep traffic flowing, people moving and the economy growing? How can we better navigate our region by car, bus, rail or bike? VCTC wants to hear from you. More...

Sports

The Dawson & David Show

Moorpark boys’ basketball stars start heating up on court . . . and at NBA 2K16 video game rivalry

It’s a good thing David Rowlands and Dawson Legum are teammates in real life.  In the virtual world of PlayStation, the Moorpark High boys’ basketball standouts get pretty heated during NBA 2K16 scrums.  More...

Faith

Make 2016 the year of new beginnings and beliefs

Art of Being

Life is a blackboard upon which we consciously or unconsciously write those messages which govern us. We hold the chalk and the eraser in our hand but are ignorant of this fact. More...

Finding freedom to do the good we want

Roots of Faith

During my seminary studies, I’d be off campus on Fridays and return in the evening to say, “I just got out of jail!” That was true, because my field work experience was serving as the chaplain intern at DuPage County Jail in Illinoi More...

On The Town

‘The Danish Girl’ tells captivating story

The Movie Nut

Last year, Eddie Redmayne was physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Now he’s male painter Einar Wegener, who becomes Lili, “The Danish Girl.”  Once again, Redmayne plays a man born in a body out-o More...

Conejo Players forming improv troupe for 2016 comedy shows

Auditions for Conejo Improv Players will be at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 16 at the Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  These are open call auditions; no appointments are necessary. More...

Funny things happening in ‘Forum’

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Broadway in Your Backyard program will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Fri., Jan. 29 through Sun., Feb. More...

Affordable housing project awaits funding

State will make decision in June

New housing is in short supply throughout Ventura County and scarcer still are affordable housing developments.  More...

Search continues for missing Santa Rosa Valley woman

Her car was found near head of Ojai hiking trail

Jim Perry said he and his wife, Dona, had enjoyed a nice weekend together before the 68-year-old mother of nine vanished last week, abandoning her car at the mouth of an Ojai hiking trail that leads miles into the Los Padres National Forest. More...

CRIMINAL SPOILS—

During a month long investigation into Martin Torres and his associates, Ventura County investigators seized thousands of dollars in cash, drugs, guns and ammo. More...

Community

A birthday present for their friend

Band releases album honoring Moorpark teen and band mate

Music played such a big part in Rohith Gopal’s life that his band mates felt the best way to honor the memory of their friend was with the final songs he penned. More...

County again looks for volunteers to help with homeless census

Ventura County is in need of volunteers 18 or older to complete the 2016 homeless count Tues., Jan. More...

Famous mountain lion on the mend following mange infection

National Park Service researchers recaptured the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22 last month, and report that he appears healthy and has recovered from a serious bout with mange believed to be caused by rat poison.  More...

Schools

Council member on college foundation

READY TO HELP—David Pollock recently joined the Moorpark College Foundation board of directors. More...

Orientation to Eastern Europe trip

Congregation B’nai Emet will host an informational meeting about Rabbi Michele Paskow’s upcoming tour of Eastern Europe at 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 31 at 9 W. More...

County parks team up to host educational programs for families

In celebration of its centennial this year, the National Park Service is planning activities for the public and sprucing up many of its 400-plus parks.  Visitors to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will find refreshed trailheads w More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Jan. 3 A 23-year-old man was arrested for entering Kohl’s at 872 Los Angeles Avenue after signing an agreement to stay away from the store. At Campus Park and Collins Drive, a woman, 31, was arrested for drug possession and drug use. More...

Family

No kid is getting hurt on this dad’s watch

Family Man

I was under the impression that when I became a dad, I could keep my kid from ever getting hurt. I didn’t ask for trouble. Living happily ever after sounded reasonable to me.  More...

Pet of the Week

Full Story

Acorn Bits

In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial, Channel Islands National Park has scheduled the following events and activities in the next few months. Feb. 14 More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JAN. 15 Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Mardu Lydick presents program on pets for vets-service dogs. $22 lunch cost. RSVP requested. Contact: Lynn. More...

Editorials

Recognizing those who make an impact

Our Acorn communities make us proud. From Calabasas to Camarillo and all points in between, we live in a beautiful environment, enjoy excellent schools and benefit from strong businesses. More...