May 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

How to be a savvy residential care shopper

Ensure seniors’ rights are protected Other Side of 50

Along with buying a new home come mounds of paperwork that must be signed. Most of us review documents in detail for accuracy and completeness because we recognize that we’ll be held to their terms and conditions. More...

Spice up dinner with homegrown hot peppers

Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers.  It’s easier than you think, and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the garden are simply not tr More...

Support for those with arthritis

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Rheumatologist Dr. More...

Sports

Gold stars for every Musketeer

Moorpark earns highest GPA among all baseball teams in Southern Section

Moorpark High’s baseball players can turn anything into a competition.  Sure, the Musketeers want to thrive on the mound and in the batters’ box during Coastal Canyon League play.  They also want to one-up each other in the clas More...

Making the grade

CIF-Southern Section honors schools, athletes for academic prowess

There’s a winner and loser in every game. That’s sports. More...

Musketeers star in the classroom

Moorpark High’s baseball team earned the top spot on the list of CIF-Southern Section Academic Award winners with a 3.73 team grade-point average. More...

Family

Longtime Moorpark educator to give talk about Syrian refugee crisis

Larry Jones retired from teaching history at Moorpark High School nearly seven years ago, but the longtime instructor continues to educate the community. More...

Pet of the Week

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College student builds for Habitat for Humanity

Clark University senior and psychology major Emma Pierce of Moorpark and 12 other Clark students recently spent their spring break building homes for low-income families in Broward, Fla.  The students worked with Habitat for Humanity’s Col More...

Calendar

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FRI., MAY 13 Westlake Village Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Patty Hamm of Goebel Adult Community Center speaks. Contact: Tommie Katz. Phone: 805. 870.4070. More...

Editorials

Clean bill of health for Cancer Support Community

As with the battle against cancer itself, there were doubts about the future.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Fixing the Budget

Moorpark school officials prepare for belt tightening following budget crisis

Despite news in January the Moorpark Unified School District was on notice by the county because its reserves were below what is allowed by state law, all five of the school board trustees said they are confident Superintendent Kelli Hays and her new More...

State Senate debate offers in-depth remarks from cordial candidates

As the last of the Republican contenders bowed out of the presidential race leaving the GOP nomination wide open for Donald Trump, six candidates remained in the running for the state’s 27th District Senate seat. More...

Community

Hopeful talks housing, education and pot

The fourth in a series of stories profiling candidates in the June primary election.

The issues that face the voters in the state’s 27th Senate District are many: education, water conservation and marijuana legalization, to name a few.  As a current legislative deputy for a member of the Los Angeles City Council, candidate More...

Walkers are ready for Relay For Life

The Relay For Life of Moorpark is set for Sat. and Sun., May 21 and 22 at the Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Terra Rejada Road, Mooraprk.  The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by the Survivor and Caregivers Laps. More...

Blood drive set for May 22

Free pizza voucher for donors

Moorpark Presbyterian Church will sponsor a United Blood Services blood drive from 8:30 a.m. More...

Schools

A year of changes in college app process

College Corner

There are changes in the world of college admission every year. More...

Youths can build BattleBots

Robotics & Things will present both hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Week Of Technology summer super camps. Camps will be offered the weeks of June 20 to 24, July 11 to 15, July 18 to 22 and Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 28 Property was stolen from a locked car parked in the 10000 block of Hill Canyon Road.  May 1 Someone broke the window of a car parked in the 100 block of Majestic Court, causing up to $400 in damage. More...

Faith

Pastor overcomes bitterness for joy

The Rev. More...

Addressing anger with patience, love

Roots of Faith

Years ago a friend gave a me a mug inscribed with the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  More...

On The Town

Cast captivates with superb performances

The grand rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri is mainly apocryphal, generated for dramatic effect by playwright Peter Shaffer in his 1979 play, “Amadeus.” The idea was, nevertheless, a brilliant one.  More...

Priscilla Presley to share her story of life with Elvis

Priscilla Presley will bring an open conversation to the Scherr Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 10 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. More...

Musical acts at the Ventura County Fair

The Ventura County Fair returns Aug. 3 to 14 with contests, exhibits, animals, and carnival rides at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor St., Ventura. More...

Letters

Use storefront to house library

Having just read “Projects remain in neutral” in the May 6 Moorpark Acorn and its description of the proposed $7-million library construction project for the city of Moorpark, I wonder if the City Council has considered the possibility of More...

Taxes, taxes and more taxes

According to recent news articles, the Ventura County Transportation Commission is seeking a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for the repair of county transportation infrastructure including roads and streets and other related projects. And why? More...

Increase penalty for cell violations

In 2015, an estimated 10 percent of drivers in California texted while driving, according to the annual survey conducted by the state Office of Traffic Safety.  The study also stated that 61 percent of drivers reported being hit by someone who w More...