October 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Affordable housing units take step forward

24-unit apartment complex slated to break ground next year, open by 2018

There’s good news for residents hoping to see construction start on an affordable housing project in Moorpark. More...

Health & Wellness

Widows may benefit from living in shared housing

Other Side of 50

Today, widowed persons make up fully one-third of the U.S. population age 65 and older. The vast majority of them are women. Women are more likely than men to be widowed for two reasons. First, women live longer than men. More...

Active Adult PROGRAMS

The Moorpark Active Adult Center presents the following activities for seniors. Events require a reservation and will meet at 799 Moorpark Ave. Programs are free unless a donation is requested. For more information or to RSVP, call (805) 517-6261. More...

Schools

Ballot measure seeks to bring more bilingual ed to schools

Critics say Prop. 58 would hamper Latino students learning English

Pavel Escobedo García speaks only Spanish to the students in his sixth-grade classroom at Anacapa Middle School in Ventura. More...

Manufacturing plant tours teaches teens about the trade

A group of Rio Mesa High School students on a visit to Milgard Manufacturing last Friday got an up-close look at hundreds at work making doors and windows. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Oct. 2  Personal identification information was stolen from a resident in the 4000 block of Moorpark Avenue.  Oct. 3  A woman, 46, was arrested at Los Angeles Avenue and Spring Road for being under the influence of drugs.  Oct. More...

Family

Program seeks to engage families in the learning process

Moorpark Unified School District leaders believe parents play a big part in how successful their students are in the classroom.  More...

Dad strives to keep family safe from quakes

Family Man

People were allegedly stocking up on bottled water, flashlights, batteries, canned food, first aid supplies, tools and other emergency preparedness items because scientists said California’s San Andreas Fault was “locked, loaded and ready More...

Buckle up for the ride

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Calendar

CALENDAR

FRI., OCT. 14 Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Motivational speaker Bruce Kanegai gives program. Luncheon: $23. RSVP required. Contact: Jo Ann. Email: joac1627@gmail.com. More...

Letters

Give SOAR a thumbs up

What most of us love about Ventura County is our commitment to not only the wild places but also our most important industry, agriculture.  We remember when there was a lot of pressure on farmers to sell to land developers. More...

Help roads, vote yes on AA

During the past two decades, the congestion on 101 Freeway from Thousand Oaks to Ventura has gotten worse by the year. Bottlenecks that never used to be when I moved here 20 years ago have popped up and continue to get worse. More...

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The 118 Freeway has become more and more congested in our city. People I talk to say they are leaving for work earlier and earlier and they just cannot beat the bottleneck. More...

Editorials

Time to get on board with transportation improvements

editorial

Watch out, there’s a traffic jam up ahead. It’s that gaggle of ballot measures on Election Day, and drivers aren’t happy. More...

Political Cartoon

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Breaking News - 10/18/2016 11:38 AM

Woman struck, killed by train

A woman was killed this morning while walking on train tracks near the Moorpark station at High Street and Moorpark Avenue. Ventura County Fire Department firefighters received a call around 8:12 a.m. More...

College aims to make a promise it can keep

Goal is to provide scholarships for graduates of Moorpark high schools

College debt has become one of the biggest financial challenges facing the nation’s younger generations. More...

Community

Dettorre wants to focus on budget

ELECTION 2016 /// Moorpark United School Board

The right timing and a passion for serving his community were key to Scott Dettorre’s decision to run for the Moorpark Unified Board of Trustees. “I think change is good when it comes to elected office,” said Dettorre, 59. More...

Mail-in ballots arriving this week

Vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 8 presidential general election were mailed earlier this week.  All registered voters have the option to vote by mail. More...

Deadline approaching 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.  Here’s how the newspaper’s popular storytelling compe More...

Sports

Four of a kind

A horde of young Moorpark girls’ volleyball players boost Musketeers

Moorpark High’s girls’ volleyball team is a season removed from a second-place finish in the Coastal Canyon League. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

IN BLACK AND WHITE—Izzy is a Manx. She is a very loving cat and enjoys human contact. If you would like to adopt Izzy, ask for ID No. A651101 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Dancing with joy in the presence of the Lord

Roots of Faith

Where did we get the idea that religion had to be gloomy?  Pop culture depicts the faithful as dreary spoilsports who pronounce doom on anyone having fun and God as a scorekeeper who will tally up each sin on Judgment Day.  Truth is, God wa More...

Pastor says a ‘crazy love’ helped strengthen his faith

The Rev. Jeff Rodriguez of Journey the Church in Camarillo said there is no one-size-fits-all mold of what one’s relationship with God should look like—and that’s just how it should be. More...

On The Town

Conjure up time to see magical performance of operetta

Play Review /// The Sorcerer

IRRESISTIBLE—Gary Saxer, left, stars as potion purveyor John Wellington Wells in “The Sorcerer.”With him are Laura Jackson, center, as Aline and Kirk Garner as Alexis. Courtesy of John Pillsbury   More...

Teens kick musical into high gear

Play review ‘Bring It On’

Teen musicals like “Footloose,” “Hairspray” and “Camp Rock” have only become a musical theater sub-genre during the past 20 years as producers attempt to attract younger audiences to Broadway.  More...

‘Evita’ premiere for Cabrillo

For the first time in its history, Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical “Evita” Oct. 14 through 23 in the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Columns

Ahoy, captains seeking a first mate

Single Files

Ahoy, mateys! In celebration of a couple of shared birthdays this year, a friend and I recently took a half-day boat cruise to the Channel Islands. More...

Dodging hurricane trouble on trips

Flying Squirrel

If you follow the weather news in the fall, you may hear about tropical storms or hurricanes in the Caribbean.  Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole are the most recent storms in the headlines. More...