The Acorn Newspapers

January 2022

District Acquires First Electric School Bus
Ice Cream Parlor Scoops out Sweet Treats and a Good Time
Moorpark Natives Win Cover Band Competition
Kunicki Running for Supervisor to Continue His Legacy of Service
Honoring Her Heritage
In-person Visits Suspended at Jails
Caregivers: ‘A Match Made in Heaven’
Council Talks ‘Smart City’ Tech
Deadline Nears for Voting Map
Omicron Surge Has Made Contact Tracing at MUSD a Challenge
Supervisor Candidate, a Former Prosecutor, Wants Limited Government
Colleges Return to Remote Learning
A Gift to Last a Lifetime
‘What Keeps Us Going is that these Families Need Us’
Police Say Pair Stole $120K in Jewelry
Labor Shortage Stalls Buses

December 2021

Friends Rally for ‘Beloved’ Father of 3
Two Teens Arrested on Arson Charges
Wildfire Evacuations Go High-Tech
Witness Says He Saw Cadle Shoot Relative
New Cell Tower Too Close to Homes, Moorpark Mom Says
City Joins Nationwide Opioid Lawsuit
Princeton Project Goes to Bid
Fire Chief ’s Tenure Marked by Wildfires, Mass Shooting
Medlock Made His Name in Art but His Mark with Philanthropy
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: Fundraiser Supports Students
‘Together We Win’: Supporting County’s Women Business Owners
County Officials Respond to Unsubstantiated Threats to Schools Nationwide
Making Wishes Come True
Unique Program Serves Veteran Inmates
Hunger Extends Beyond the Holidays
It’s about the Love, not the Gifts
Balancing Commerce and Character
Escrow Closes on Interim City Hall
Residents Turn out to Tune out Cell Towers
Getting the Lead out
Van Dam again to Lead School Board
Today Looks Good, but Future Presents Challenges
School Leaders Call on Community to Address Online Threats, Bullying
Community Remembers the Peskays
College District Trustee Frustrated She Was Not Named Board Chair
Thoughts on Housing? Have a Say
TOP 10 Stories of 2021

November 2021

Parents, Residents Attend School Board Meeting to Protest Vaccine Mandates
The Man Behind the Building on Science Drive
‘I Want Them to Feel Like Somebody Heard Them’
City in Escrow, Process Moving Forward on City Hall Building
Campaign Spending Limits Can’t Keep Big-money Backers Away
In Need of Community Support: Surgeries Make It Impossible for Burn Victim to Work
Council Council Passes Final Rules on Hemp
Mr. Q Returns to His Moorpark Roots
Serendipity Revamping Grinder location
‘We Need Several Miracles: Moorpark Parents Seek Support for Daughters
Hidden children of the Holocaust: ‘We have a story to tell’
$1M in State Funding for Second Justice Center
Moorpark College Leadership Wants to Continue Partnering with City
Drought, Inflation Behind Water Rate Hikes
Donda Academy Basketball Program Has Begun
Elderly Man, Woman Found Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide, Police Say
More Details Emerge in Suspected Murder-Suicide
Two Killed in Grimes Canyon Road Crash, CHP Reports
Abandoned Car Forces Closure of 118
MUSD Receives $1.3M for Teacher Training
Pandemic’s Impact Seen in Lower Standardized Test Scores
Hays’ Contract Extended Through 2025
Shakespeare Cast in a New Light
Room to Roam with New Tiger Exhibit
Couple Grateful for Magazine Memories
Man Accused of Trying to Set Home on Fire
Not so Fast with Food
3 Charged with Breaking into Cars

October 2021

Sons Stop Alleged Kidnapper Trying to Take Mom
99-year-old’s Birthday Wish Comes True on ‘General Hospital’
Latinx Heritage Month
Students Build Trust and Emotional Wellness
A Crash Course in Overcoming her Fears, Defeating Cancer
No Arrests Yet in House Party Shooting
Donda to be a Hoops Powerhouse?
Planning Commission Asks Council to Approve Preventative Hemp Legislation
Justice Center Continues to Provide Sanctuary for Abuse Survivors
Powers Says County is ‘Stronger Than We Were Before’ Pandemic
Signed Bill Targets Hospice Fraud
School District Invests in Tech
Little League Team Returns to Memories, Friendships
Council Votes to Purchase $6.7M Building to Become New City Hall
Why $6.7M Offer for New City Hall Needed to Be Made so Quickly
Woman Killed on L.A. Ave.
Police Urge Residents to Lock Cars, Bring in Valuables at Night
Moorpark Brothers Working ‘9 to 5’
M on High Brings Upscale to Downtown
‘Smile and Pet the Cows’
Lead on Property Complicates High Street Depot Deal
Have Input on City Council Districts
Probation Search Ends in Drug Bust
Officials Debunk Fire-Exit Safety Report
‘Passion for a Greater Purpose’
New Principal Hopes to Inspire Love of Learning
Fatal Overdose Spike Tied to Illegal Fentanyl
Giving a Voice to Vets in Need
Council Holds off on All-out Ban of Hemp Products
Second Dog Park in Town? Maybe
DA Speaks to Council
City Council’s Redistricting Déjà Vu
Who is the Ghost of the High Street Arts Center?

September 2021

American Success Story Packed in a Picnic Basket
Frustration Mounts as Unemployment Benefits Come to an End
Analyst to Administrator: Lobitz Prioritizes Student Relationships
New Community Development Director Updated Palmdale General Plan
Outdoor Concerts Bring Community Together
Sheriff’s Blotter
Community Colleges Seek to Find, Delete Fraudulent Applications
Sign a Welcome Arrival 6 Years Later
‘Because of Joel:’ Pedestrian Bridge Renamed for Moorpark Boy
Redistricting Meetings Underway
Women’s Interfaith Network Works to Help Resettle Refugees
Film Festival Returns Next Week
Voters, Poll Workers Discuss Voting in Recall Election
Country Days Set to Return
Mayor Mamed Grand Marshal Days Before Announcing Supervisor Run
Commission Tackles Housing Questions
Wellness Week Teaches Educators, Parents Self-care
Sheriff’s Blotter
Farmers Market Organizer Addresses Concerns
School District Faces Teacher Shortage
Perez Says Family Inspires Him to Run for office
Working Hard to Keep Kids Safe
Chain Stores Kept off High Street
City Council Votes to Keep Homeless People from Civic Center

August 2021

Teen Struck in Crosswalk on L.A. Avenue
Cancer Survivor Empowers Others Through Nonprofit
City Looks to ‘Invigorate Economy’ With $8.7M in Federal Relief Funding
Planning Commission Approves Changes to Two Housing Developments
COVID Stalled City’s To-Do List
Grants Keep Businesses Going
Online Activity Guide Celebrates a Year of Gift Card Giveaways
Amazon Distribution Center to Come to Moorpark
County’s Community Colleges to Require Vaccinations for Students, Staff
Film Fest Returns Next Weekend
New Assistant Principal Returns to MHS, Where Career Began
Team Finds Friendship, Common Ground on City Basketball Court
‘A People Person Who Loves Animals’
Post-lockdown Economy Creates Hiring Challenges for Employers
‘Superman’ Performance to Benefit New Tiger Exhibit
New Administrator Wants to Be Role Model for Struggling Students
Ready for the School Year?
Metrolink Expands Saturday Service
A Golden Opportunity
COVID Case Shutters Film Festival, for Now
Butterflies, Smiles on the First Day
Legislation Offered Short Window for Grade Changes
College Chancellor Announces Retirement
Vaccine Mandate Aims to Keep Students Safe
Abajian Joins MUSD with Decades of Experience in Adult Ed

July 2021

Too Much Screen Time? Chances Are Your Eyes Are Feeling It
Website Educates Parents About Vaping
Tackling Food Insecurity at CSUCI
Boosting Enrollment a Top Priority at Community Colleges
Auto Shop Slated for Princeton Property
Mental Health, Legal Services Offered to Boarding School Victims
Long-time Dance Studio Owner Passes Baton to Former Student
Fire Season All Year Long
Meal Program Ensures Kids Don’t Go Hungry
From Musketeer to Merchant Marine, Teen Heads to Academy
Orchestra Returning ‘Better Than Ever’
Boys & Girls Club Plans Post-pandemic Programing
Council Covers Princeton Avenue Widening, Bus Schedules, New Positions
Moorpark Resident Killed in Crash Outside Ventura
Just Keep Swimming: Mantra of Organization Pushing for Pool
3 Moorpark Men Arrested for Illegal Pot Farm
At Arts Center, It’s Time to Raise the Curtain
Parvin to Enter Race for District 4
Spielberg Film Slated to Be Shot on High Street
Arts Center’s Summer Youth Camp Brings ‘Moana’ to Moorpark
4-H Members Learn Life Lessons Through Shear Hard Work
She’s on a Mission to Ensure Little Swimmers Have Lifesaving Skills
County Post-pandemic Pet Regret?
What to Do for Lost or Anxious Pets
Man Arrested for Shooting at Sheriff’s Helicopter
Protecting Farmworkers’ Health With Texts
‘Call if You Can, Text if You Can’t’: Text-to-911 feature Now Available
No, Critical Race Theory Isn’t Being Taught Here
Committee Digs Into Land Use Plans

June 2021

Property Manager Accused of Embezzling $40K
Residents Given a Say on Moorpark’s Future
What It’s Like to Open a Business During a Pandemic
She Shines on, off the Field
Graduate Transforms Leadership Opportunities to Empower Others
Moorpark Student Learns Power of Perseverance on Football Field
Teen Believes in the Power of Teamwork in Sports and Healthcare
Rotarian Recognized for Her Dedication to the Next Generation
Library Project to Get the Spotlight
Ventura Community Members Discuss Importance of Juneteenth 
City Hires Help to Clear Backlog
Looking Back to Move Forward
Moorpark Native a Vegan Food Advocate
School District’s Expenses Outpacing Revenue
3 Arrested for Stealing Gas, Having Illegal Credit Cards
Moorpark College Strives to Create Safe Space for LGBTQ+ Students