September 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Write on for story contest

The Moorpark Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. More...

Health & Wellness

Benefits can help with the costs of caring for a child with cancer

COMMENTARY /// Social Security

The effects of cancer on our society are devastating for those directly and indirectly dealing with cancer. More...

Open house at Center4SpecialNeeds

The Center4SpecialNeeds, a parent-founded nonprofit organization, will celebrate its fifth anniversary from noon to 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 22 at its office in Thousand Oaks, 1337 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Stes. More...


Members of cadet program in line for bright futures

Royal High School senior Charles Scott fondly recalls directing vintage aircraft after they touched down last summer during a weeklong air show at Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport. More...


Pet of the Week

EBONY AND IVORY—Toby is a domestic shorthair about 6 years old. He is a nice, calm cat. If you would like to adopt Toby ask for ID No. A645009 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter


Sept. 6  A man, 40, was arrested in the 7000 block of Los Angeles Avenue for drinking and driving.  A 44- year- old woman was arrested in the 4000 block of Fremont Street for beating her husband. More...


You be the judge at meatball contest

Annual event in Agoura celebrates Scandinavian culture, fun

Vasa Park Association of Southern California will host the annual Scandinavian Hostmarknad/ Fall Market and Swedish Meatball Contest of Southern California from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

Garden club to visit Piru ranch

Members of the Ventura County Garden Club will tour Rancho Camulos Ranch near Piru, followed by a picnic on site at 11 a.m. Wed., Oct. 5. More...

On The Town

Cabrillo’s outgoing artistic director and his successor discuss the transition

On Saturday, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s outgoing artistic director, Lewis Wilkenfeld, will be honored by the organization for his 10 years of service providing, as Cabrillo’s slogan goes, “Broadway in your backyard.” More...

Film tells real-life story of airline pilot haunted by his heroics

The Movie Nut

Three miracles have graced the life of Chesley Sullenberger. More...


When the trees come crashing down

It’s unwise to cross Mother Nature On the Trail

Does Dame Nature wince and ache when humans upset how her world is ordered? It’s not a new question, and the answer is always the same: Yes—if you believe in spirits, sprites, omens, hoodoo and such, as I do. More...


Get to know this year’s candidates at forum


Moorpark has been, and may very well always be, a small town. It’s easy to know a lot of people through community, school, house of worship or sports activities. More...

Political Cartoon

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There was an error in the Sept. 9 article “Deuces Wild.” Camarillo High School tennis player Taryn Liu’s name was wrong.   More...

Time to reflect

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Chamber to host candidates’ forum

Free event on Thursday at High Street Arts Center

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 22 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St. More...



Burns will lead district preschools

Moorpark Unified School District’s preschool and afterschool programs are under new leadership. More...

Splitting lanes now legal in California

Practice fell into legal gray area

California is the first state in the nation to legalize lane splitting, a controversial practice by motorcyclists that advocates say actually decreases the likelihood of a fatal accident. Gov. More...

Doria wants to make bigger impact on city

She is a parks commissioner

While she enjoys serving her community as a parks commissioner, Terri Doria believes she could make a bigger, more positive impact on Moorpark given a chance to sit on its governing council. More...


Booth-Fortier brings the soul

Moorpark running back finds groove on football field

Nikos Booth-Fortier proves Isaac Newton’s first law of motion. When Booth-Fortier starts running, he doesn’t stop. The Moorpark High running back is a 5-foot-8, 185-pound tumbleweed of flying sparks and pummeling tornado. More...

Fresh take for Moorpark

Willard, 23, is rookie head coach for Musketeer girls’ volleyball team

Last year, the Coastal Canyon League high school girls’ volleyball champion wasn’t decided until the final match of the regular season. Royal topped Moorpark in four sets to claim its first league crown since 2009. More...


Pastor shares book with advice on how to discuss tough issues

Said book has help him personally and professionally

The Rev. Jim Larson said part of his job as a pastor and counselor means meeting with those he serves and taking part in “hard talks” involving “highly-charged” and emotional issues. More...

High Holidays at Chabad

Rosh Hashanah begins this year at sundown Sun., Oct. 2 and extends to nightfall Tues., Oct. 4. Yom Kippur is celebrated this year after sundown Tues., Oct. 11 and extends through nightfall Wed., Oct. 12. More...

Blessings bestowed

Church thanks local heroes
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FRI., SEPT. 16 Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed. More...


Something must be done to stop the scam calls

I am writing about the reckless and willful disregard of Americans rights by the Democratic party. Namely our own Julia Brownley, Jacqui Irwin and Fran Pavley. More...

Time is critical with strokes

Each year in the U.S. about 800,000 Americans have a stroke, and on average, 130,000 Americans are killed by it. This makes strokes the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. More...