March 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Professor reflects on years in the classroom

Martin welcomed first class in 1967

Clad in a coat and tie and with textbook in hand, Floyd Martin eagerly awaited the arrival of 30-plus students for his evening calculus class at Moorpark College. It was Monday, Sept. More...

Health & Wellness

Advice for keeping overlooked bone health in check

COMMENTARY /// Osteoporosis

Health concerns for aging adults tend to focus on heart disease and cancer, both extremely important issues to monitor. But particularly for women, it is critical to keep bone health in mind. More...

Walk to benefit MS society

Over 750 walkers are expected to take part in Walk MS: Conejo Valley, an opportunity for people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them to join together and be inspired, according to a press release.  This fundraiser for the More...

Dentist, staff deserve a crown for work

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Power of four

TRACK AND FIELD /// Moorpark Musketeers Musketeer sprinters set tone in 4x100 relay

Track and field is a predominantly individual sport.  It takes teamwork, however, for a relay team to excel on the oval. More...


Pet of the Week

COOL CAT—Missy is about 14 years old. She is calm and good with people. If you would like to adopt Missy, ask for ID No. A656157 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...


Hop on the bus

Program reunites children with their incarcerated parents

Despair and loneliness are common feelings for parents serving time in prison, but those emotions intensify when Mother’s Day and Father’s Day roll around, Michelle Garcia said. She should know. More...

Synagogue to celebrate Passover

Rabbi Michele Paskow will lead a community seder at 6:30 p.m. Tues., April 11 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley.  Starlite Caterers will provide a kosher dinner.  More...

‘Heavenly’ book inspire pastor

Faith leader urges sensitivity and empathy in discussions

The Rev. James O’Connell of Camarillo Church of the Nazarene said that in the current political climate, it’s especially important for Americans to keep in mind the “bigger picture.” More...



FRI., MARCH 31  Spring Used Book Sale   More...


Sunlight remains the best of disinfectants


The Moorpark Acorn was a bit remiss in failing to acknowledge Sunshine Week earlier this month. More...

Political Cartoon

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Annual address upbeat, despite city’s challenges

New projects highlighted

Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvin was all smiles last Tuesday as she recapped some of the city’s past achievements and future goals at the State of the City address at Moorpark Country Club. More...

County to appeal ruling on Broad Beach trucks

Judge sided with Moorpark

The Broad Beach saga continues. More...


Mapping out a dangerous road

See the canons roar, the muskets fire and men rush into battle

The Rotary Club of Moorpark will peel back 155 years of history this weekend when it presents The Blue and the Gray, its 16th annual Civil War reenactment. More...

Vets reel in job skills in fishery program

National Guardsman Phil Taylor felt he needed some direction in his life when a fellow soldier suggested he try the California Conservation Corps. “Life wasn’t going the way I wanted it,” the 22-year-old said. More...

Club is a model of altruism

FASHIONABLE—At top right, Camarillo resident Barbara Thomas, left, and Jolene Veres of Thousand Oaks walk the runway at the annual Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show March 26 at Moorpark Country Club.  More...


It’s a jungle out there

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Second chance

ALL SMILES—Blocked from view on last week’s front page photo, Alena Calderon, 10, was one of the dancers who took first place in the Moorpark Has Talent competition March 17 at the High Street Arts Center. More...

Police Blotter


March 20  A 23- year- old man was arrested in the 800 block of Los Angeles Ave. for drug use and possession.  Around 10 p. More...


Moorpark native tests her smarts on show

‘Idiotest’ challenges contestants’ wits with brain teasers

“ Which line is spelled correctly?” The brain-teaser question was designed to prompt the quick thinking of Kimia Semani, a Moorpark native who recently vied for a chance to win $10,000 on the Game Show Network’s “Idiotest.&rdq More...

On The Town

Trio of MHS students seek careers on stage

‘Les Misérables’ opens April 5

The road to stardom is often a quixotic path fraught with potholes of rejection and detours of disappointment. More...


Re-enactment is educational, benefits charities

Once again, Peter Carrube writes to the editor with his personal attack on our Rotary Clubs Civil War re-enactment. Fortunately, none of the hundreds of American history teachers we work with buy an ounce of his incoherent dribble. More...

Find freedom from abuse

When we celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day, people normally don’t think of abuse. I do. I think of the freedom so many women experience the day they are free from their abuser.  More...