February 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Foundation getting back on track with finances

Board chair named

A better mortgage rate, a reduction in staff and cost-cutting on overhead have helped the Ventura County Community Foundation weather a financial crisis that nearly sunk the Camarillo-based nonprofit. More...

Health & Wellness

Clean-needle exchange may be coming to Simi Valley

A county public health initiative allowing drug users to trade in their used syringes for new ones may soon come to Simi Valley. More...

Schools

Making a splash

Newly founded swim club to send Moorpark swimmers to championships

It was nearing dusk on a recent Monday as the members of the Moorpark Aquatic Club jumped into the pools at the Body Xchange Sports Club in Moorpark. More...

Residents can shine at talent show

Auditions for the eighth annual Moorpark Has Talent competition will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 and from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Jan. 28  Vandals spray-painted graffiti on property in the 4000 block of Mountain Meadows Drive, causing up to $400 in damage.  Jan. 29  A 15-year-old girl was arrested in the 4000 block of Tierra Rejada Road for graffiti vandalism. More...

Family

They’re off to the races!

ALMOST THERE — At right, Liam Cantwell, 8, sprints to the finish line during the fifth annual Moorpark Groundhog Day 5K race Feb. 4 at Moorpark High School. More...

Ringing in the Chinese New Year in T.O.

The Conejo Chinese Cultural Association will celebrate the Year of the Rooster at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 at the Kavli Theatre inside Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 10  Westlake Village Encore Club  9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Forever Young Singers present Valentine's Day music program. Coffee and refreshments served. Guests welcome. More...

Letters

Many factors taken into consideration for hotel vote

In the Feb. 3 edition of the Moorpark Acorn, you criticized the Moorpark City Council as being “shortsighted to refuse a rezoning request that would have made it possible to build a Hyatt hotel in Moorpark.” That is not true.  More...

Agrees with editorial

I couldn’t agree more with the Feb. 3 editorial.  For many years now, a key piece missing from our wonderful community has been lodging.  More...

Pool committee clarifies point on facility’s cost

The Moorpark Community Aquatic Center Steering Committee appreciates Caitlin Trude’s article in last week’s Acorn describing the progress made toward and benefits of the proposed aquatic center. More...

Is state headed toward school voucher system?

County schools chief says it’s an unlikely possibility

The confirmation on Tuesday of Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education was so close that for the first time in history the vice president was required to cast the tie-breaking vote for a presidential cabinet appointment. More...

Council reviews its goals, objectives

Simons wants to add low-cost, high-speed broadband to city’s to-do list

In an effort to reduce traffic congestion along Moorpark’s main thoroughfare, city staff executed plans to widen the south side of Los Angeles Avenue between Maureen Lane and Shasta Avenue. More...

Community

Prescription drug drop-offs yield big turnout

Moorpark third with 510 pounds

Over 5,600 pounds of unused medication was dropped off last year at Ventura County Sheriff’s Office substations, the department reported. More...

MHS graduate, aspiring nurse serves the sick in Mexicali

Azusa Pacific University freshman Julia Serritella dreams of one day traveling the world and working alongside doctors to serve families that don’t have access to healthcare. More...

Nursing program ranks high

The nursing program at California State University Channel Islands has been named as one of the top 25 nursing programs in California.  CSUCI’s program was ranked No. More...

Sports

Kid is golden

FOOTBALL /// Cal Golden Bears Cal football’s star receiver, a Moorpark grad, is working hard to get drafted by an NFL team

There is no limit to how hard Chad Hansen will work to achieve his goals. More...

Faith

Baptism: the gateway to a brand-new life with God

Roots of Faith

When Christians speak of a “watery grave,” they don’t mean they’re sleeping with the fishes. More...

CLU symposium explores impact of Reformation

Guest speakers from other universities

The 18th annual Nordic Spirit Symposium, “All Power Is of God: Reform in Sweden and Finland,” will be held Feb. 10 and 11 on the Cal Lutheran University Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Program examines social pressure

Inspired 31 will present “Stand Out or Fit In?” an afternoon for mothers and their teenage daughters from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., Feb. 26 at Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, 301 W. More...

On The Town

Low on funds, museum works to grow volunteer base

There’s a Native American saying that goes, “When you are in doubt, be still and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.” More...

Special dates make for special trips

Flying Squirrel

There’s a particular Beatles’ song many of us hear once a year on a special day. I’ve heard it today because this is a special day for me. More...

Columns

Sharing a Valentine’s Day love letter to someone special

Single Files

February is a month of love— for friends, family, partners and spouses. More...

Editorials

Needle exchanges are a common-sense approach

EDITORIAL

It might seem counterintuitive to give drug users easier access to clean syringes, but the truth is that doing so is just common sense, especially as addiction to injectable drugs like heroin grab a bigger hold on our communities. More...

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