August 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools

Prosecutor seeks more debt relief for college students

California’s top prosecutor is calling for more protections for students bilked by for-profit colleges and vocational schools after taking out federal loans to pay for their education. More...

Moorpark Girl Scout goes green to get the gold

Natalie Schwartz said her belief in caring for planet Earth was no secret to her fellow students at Moorpark High School, so much so that some of her peers gave her the nickname “Nature Nat.” More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SHE’S ACES—Lucky is a female tabby, about 7 years old. She is very affectionate, loves to play and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Lucky, ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Looking for God starts within

Pastor shares his favorite New Testament passages

The Rev. Duncan Filmer of Grace Harvest Ministries believes those seeking God need not look far. More...

On The Town

The beer is back

Craft brew fest returns to High Street

What’s old is new again for the Moorpark Beer Festival.  Co-sponsored by the Moorpark Morning Rotary Club and Enegren Brewing Company, the Moorpark Beer Festival is set to kick off Sat., Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.  More...

Woody Allen’s latest, ‘Cafe Society,’ is a beautiful bore

The Movie Nut

Woody Allen is the Energizer Bunny of film. In the mid-’60s, Allen bought a Japanese spy movie, “International Secret Police: Key of Keys,” removed the voice track and replaced it with a comedy script he had written. More...

Camarillo air show ready to take off

The 36th annual Wings Over Camarillo Air Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 20 and 21 at the Camarillo Airport. More...

Columns

Technology makes traveling easier each year

Flying Squirrel

There’s a lot to complain about in the world of travel. More...

Spotting the red flags of separation anxiety

Single Files

This discussion is not about the kind of separation anxiety that a dog might feel when an owner leaves the house. Nor is it about the actual disorder in which a person experiences excessive fear when away from home or a loved one. More...

Council race taking shape

Vacant seat triggers largest candidate field since 2009

This year’s Moorpark City Council race is growing and is on pace to include the largest field of candidates in seven years, given the recent announcement by Councilmember Keith Millhouse that he will not seek reelection in November. More...

New retailer rolls into Moorpark

Store sells garden supplies, tools, parts and work apparel

After sitting empty on Los Angeles Avenue for nearly two years, the former Do-it Center in Moorpark’s Mission Bell Plaza will reopen its doors in September as a Tractor Supply Company store. More...

Community

Deputies now equipped with body cams

The camera, about the size of an iPhone 6, is worn on the upper body

After two years of studying and preparing, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is joining police departments around the United States in issuing body-worn cameras for their officers. More...

Simi Valley Adult School offers fall classes

The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute offers occupational training, high school diploma, General Education Development examination preparation and testing, Adult Basic Education, parent education and English as a second language training. More...

Behind-the-scene video of fire ops

Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen released the department’s 2015 annual report as a video for the first time to the County Board of Supervisors at its meeting July 19. More...

Sports

New kid on the pool deck

Ben Hallock is youngest player on U.S. men’s water polo team at Rio Games

Ben Hallock once romped on the playground at Westlake Hills Elementary School. Now he’s suiting up for the United States men’s water polo team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Time to bust out a Samba dance. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 23 A man, 20, was arrested in the 12000 block of River Grove Street for attempting to steal property from an unlocked car. He was also found in possession of drugs. More...

Family

When life gives you LEMONS

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS—At right, Ben Karna, 9, hopes to slake the thirst of passersby in Moorpark on July 30. Above, Ben makes change for Sarah Malik, 11, as his younger brother Gavin Karna, 6, looks on. More...

Time won’t fly if you’re not having fun

Family Man

My younger brother planned a three-day trip from Idaho to my house in Southern California last week, and I knew it’d go fast. That kind of time always flies. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 5 Music Nights 6 to 9 p.m. at Trancas Country Market, 30745 PCH, Malibu. Outdoor live music. Lenny Goldsmith performs. Vintage Grocers hosts. Movies In The Park More...

Letters

Morals should not be changed with the times

Three months ago, Hillary Clinton said that religious beliefs “have to be changed” on reproductive rights (abortion), and other social issues.  I am sure the Bible is not the only book she disagrees with. More...

There are many benefits to Pokémon Go

I commend the Acorn for its balanced editorial “Augmenting one’s reality can be risky” on July 29.  More...

Show support for Brownley

When Bernie Sanders was running for president, he urged his supporters to support and work for “down ballot” candidates for state legislative positions as well as candidates running for the U.S. House and the Senate.  More...