April 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Builder seeks compromise with city on proposed veterinary office

When Linda Mackinnon and her two business partners came to Moorpark to open a dog wellness center about two years ago, they didn't anticipate they would face a land-use dilemma. More...

Health & Wellness

Women's healthcare conference will emphasize natural cures

The "Women's Health and Wealth Conference: A Natural Approach" will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., April 22 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Study seeks families affected by anorexia nervosa

UCLA researchers are seeking families with at least two members who have or had anorexia nervosa for an international genetic study of the eating disorder. This study is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. More...

Tips to avoid accidental drowning in swimming pools

As summer approaches, the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency is starting its fourth annual drowning prevention campaign to remind parents and caregivers of various safety tips to prevent accidental drowning. More...

Schools

Students will toot their horns in jazz festival

The 22 students who make up the Chaparral Middle School Jazz Band have something to celebrate. They were selected to perform in the second annual Next Generation Festival presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival on April 21 through 23. More...

Open house scheduled for Moorpark home study program

The Home Independent Study Program of the Moorpark Unified School District invites kindergarten to eighth grade students and their parents to an open house and orientation at 7 p.m. More...

Faith

See international movies at local Jewish film festival

Eric Braeden, star of television's No. 1 soap opera, "The Young and the Restless," will appear in person at the third annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival scheduled for April 27 through 30. More...

On The Town

'Aladdin' to materialize in Moorpark

The Moorpark musical melodrama, "Aladdin-All You Need is Love" will open 8 p.m. Fri., April 21 at the Theater on High Street, 45 E. High St. in old town Moorpark. More...

History expert, author to give advice for docents

Cherie Brant, a Ventura County historian and author, will give a presentation titled "Keys to the Treasure" at 1 More...

Bunnies have their day at L.A. Zoo

It will be "Big Bunny's Spring Fling" at the Los Angeles Zoo from Fri. through Sun., April 14 to 16, throughout the zoo's grounds in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. More...

Editorials

City of Moorpark tries to make it right for business applicant

Moorpark city council members know right from wrong, so they're capable of solving a mess that's brewing downtown. More...

Real Estate

A Move-In Ready Home

This single-story 4bedroom and 2-bathroom home is move-in ready. The bathrooms are updated and upgraded, as is the kitchen with ample storage. The house includes newer dual-paned More...

New park slated for Moorpark Highlands

The city council last week approved plans for a neighborhood park in the Moorpark Highlands, north of downtown's historic High Street area. More...

'Up, up and away!'

HIGH JUMPER-Shadowbrook Stables trainer Jeni Brown watches student Tarah Hill and her Dutch warmblood horse, Samber, clear a 31/2-foot-tall obstacle during a riding lesson in Moorpark on Wednesday. Horse-show season has arrived. More...

Tell us why your mom is the best

Mother's Day is May 14 and the Moorpark Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. More...

Community

Local man appointed as Malibu city manager

Jim Thorsen, Agoura Hills' assistant city manager and a longtime employee of the city, has accepted the post of city manager for Malibu. He is scheduled to start his new job on May 1. More...

Violent crime up slightly statewide

Violent crime in California from January through September of 2005 increased .8 percent when compared to the same period in 2004, according to a recent report released by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). More...

Free landfill day coming for Moorpark residents

Moorpark residents may dump or recycle their household waste at no charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 23 at the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center, 2801 Madera Road, Simi Valley, just north of the 118 Freeway. More...

Business

Treat children to a 'stuff-n-fluff' party

Barbara Sieger offers Noah's Ark Animal Workshop, a traveling "Stuff-N-Fluff" animal workshop where children and parents come together to experience the fun of creating their very own stuffed animal from start to finish. More...

Sports

Hundreds of AYSO soccer players flock to Arroyo Vista Park

Two-day event gets bigger every year

Moorpark hosted the 9th annual American Youth Soccer Organization's (AYSO) Apricot Jam 2006 last weekend at Arroyo Vista Park. More...

Moorpark's Devil Pup wrestlers bring home the hardware

TALENTED GRAPPLERS-Competing in the Western States Regional Folkstyle tournament held at Clovis High School Sat., March 25, competitors from Moorpark's Devil Pup Wrestling won several individual medals. More...

Calendar

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Letters

Local school meals need more healthy ingredients

I read with interest the article "Schools develop wellness policies" in the April 8 More...

Reelect Mikels as supervisor

Judy Mikels has been such a fantastic public servant over the years, it is imperative that we throw support behind keeping her with the board of supervisors and fighting for our communities. More...

We need Dantona on the board of supervisors

Ventura County needs a change and that change is Jim Dantona for county supervisor. More...