November 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiction contest postponed

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the announcement of the winners in the 2016 Acorn Fiction in a Nutshell contest has been postponed to Fri., Dec. More...

Health & Wellness

Medicare hospice and benefits can help the terminally ill

COMMENTARY /// End of life

When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: If you ask people where they’d rather die — in a hospital or at home — 75 percent say at home and 25 percen More...

Simi hospital recognized for supporting teens’ interest in medicine

Simi Valley Hospital is the recipient of an award of recognition from a local physician for the hospital’s role in encouraging young adults in the community in their pursuit of medical careers. More...

Schools

Fairies, toy soldiers to come alive

Moorpark Civic Ballet performs ‘Nutcracker’ Dec. 17 in T.O.

Moorpark Civic Ballet will present performances of “The Nutcracker” at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 17 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The artistic director/choreographer is Pam Rossi. More...

Extreme dedication

FUND RAISER—Moorpark College president Luis Sanchez presents Westlake Village resident Sandy Mirisch a plaque of appreciation for her dedication to the recent Bowling for Scholars Tournament at Harley’s Valley Bowl in Simi Valley. More...

High school musical is out of this world

Moorpark High School will present its fall production, “Little Shop of Horrors,” in the Walnut Canyon Memorial Auditorium, 280 Casey Road, Moorpark. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thurs. through Sat., Dec. 1 to 3 with a 2 p.m. matinee Sat., Dec. 3. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Nov. 11  Someone stole merchandise from Target, 800 Los Angeles Avenue.  Nov. 13  A thief stole from Kohl’s, 872 Los Angeles Avenue.  Nov. 14   More...

Family

Father looks back while walking forward

Family Man

Only turkeys walk down memory lane My son is coming home from college for Thanksgiving and I can’t wait. I miss him. In reality, he hasn’t gone anywhere—not yet, anyway. More...

On The Town

Musical’s inclusive message resonates

Play Review /// ‘Side Show’

Message musicals have become all the rage in community theater during this contentious political year, and with the nation’s heightened awareness of inclusion and diversity, the twice-failed Broadway musical “Side Show” bears increa More...

Apocalyptic pop-culture play fizzles

play review /// ‘Mr. Burns’

Anyone who has ever played the game “Telephone” knows what can happen to stories that are refracted through collective memory: The final result barely resembles the original story. More...

Columns

The many languages of love not as easy as ABC

Single Files

The English language can be strange. More...

Get a taste of international cuisine without leaving home

Flying Squirrel

In my last piece, I explored the culinary side of travel—all the delicious options vacationers have both on land and at sea. This is perfect for those foodies who have plans for a trip in the foreseeable future. More...

A word to Black Friday shoppers

COMMENTARY /// Holiday shopping

Dear Black Friday shoppers, I’m sorry. It wasn’t long ago I looked right down my nose at you, laughed at you, smirked in your general direction over your frantic consumerism. For that I apologize. More...

Investigation begun into possible theft from MHS food service

Superintendent tight-lipped as police collect information

Moorpark Unified School District leaders and police investigators are looking into possible embezzlement within Moorpark High School’s food services department. More...

Council approves Apricot Lane project

High Street development largest in years

A loud cheer went up in the room as the Moorpark City Council voted 5-0 at its Nov. 16 meeting to approve Apricot Lane Farms’ plan to bring a two-story farm-to-table food market, restaurant and microbrewery to High Street. More...

Community

Two longtime MUSD board members say farewell

Standing-room only at meeting to wish them well

The Moorpark Unified School District boardroom was packed as staff and parents bid a bittersweet farewell to outgoing board of trustees Greg Barker and Bruce Thomas.  The two incumbents lost reelection to newcomers Jeff Donabedian, a fire captai More...

Keeping the faith in the face of Trump campaign

Local Muslim community responds to political discourse

While a rise in hate crimes has been observed in other parts of the country since the election of Donald Trump, some local Muslims say they are feeling accepted — not rejected — in the wake of the presidential outcome. More...

A day to make friends

CREATING BONDS — Chaparral Middle School hosted an all-day retreat Nov. 10 called Achieve Character Together, intended to help the students make friends, set goals and connect with their school community. More...

Sports

Turn up the heat

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL REPORT /// Coastal Canyon League Moorpark girls’ basketball players will try to unseat Camarillo from top of league standings

The Coastal Canyon League will be up for grabs.  Camarillo High’s girls’ basketball squad, the back-to-back defending league champs, returns a quality lineup. Moorpark, Oak Park, Simi Valley and Royal will challenge the Scorpions. More...

United in victory

SOCCER MADNESS—The Moorpark United FC EXTRA girls’ soccer team won the AYSO EXTRA Section 10 Championship in Bakersfield. Moorpark earned a trip to the Western States Championship tournament in the spring.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

THANKFUL FOR A FOREVER HOME—Agustin is an orange tabby about 2 years old. He enjoys human contact and is very affectionate. If you would like to adopt Agustin, ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Former weather-caster finds sunny days serving as a minister

Spiritual director discuss his journey to the pulpit

The Rev. Stephen Rambo’s introduction to spiritual living began in late 2001, when he was invited to a service at the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science. “The message from the Rev. More...

Cal Lutheran to host Hanukkah celebration

Service to include traditional foods and menorah lighting

Cal Lutheran University will host its annual Hanukkah celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Dec. More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., NOV. 26 Buckles And Bows Square Dance Club 7 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, Janss Road at 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks. Rounds at 7 p.m., plus level at 7:30 p.m. Mike Sikorsky, caller. Admission: $7. Contact: Bill and Nancy. More...

Letters

Says Acorn is not local enough

What happened to the Moorpark Acorn and its focus on local Moorpark news?  There are plenty of charities and news happenings in Moorpark. Most people read the Acorn newspapers because of the very local news. More...

VCTC wasted funds on failed tax measure

The Ventura County Transportation Commission wasted $300,000 in a third failed attempt to get taxpayers to hand over more money to the county. That money could have been spent on the very thing Measure AA was attempting to fund: road repair.  More...

A sympathy letter for all Americans

Drain the swamp. More...

Editorials

Shopping local is a win-win for Moorpark residents

Editorial

Happy day- after Thanksgiving, Moorpark. If the weather reports are to be believed, it’s going to be a sunny 74 degrees today. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

There was an error in the Nov. 18 article “City to rent outdoor court to for-profit league.” Tri-Valley Hockey League is, in fact, a non-profit. More...