August 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Propelling youth from computer chairs to outdoor swing sets

Parents know your children should be active, but often they can be found hunkered down in front of the TV, video game or computer while the sun shines outside. It's a scene parents everywhere have lamented. More...

Sponsors and vendors needed for health fair

Vendors and sponsors are needed for the upcoming Health and Wellness Fair for seniors and youth scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 30 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Love Is a Choice

When I sit down with a couple for an initial meeting, I always ask about how they met and were first attracted to one another. More...

Sports

One of the keys to success lately for Simi Valley High's head football coach Todd Borowski has been clock management. However, that management has nothing to do with how long his offense is on the field. More...

Mind over matter

His legs are like tree trunks, his arms like jackhammers. More...

Youngsters learn grappling skills at Kid Gloves Boxing

For 8-year-old Jack Gill, grappling means more than submission holds, sweeps, takedowns and clinch holds. More...

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 18 'The Mikado' Curtain Call Youth Theatre in association with Camarillo Community Theatre presents 30 actors ages 10 to 19 in performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Mikado" at 8 p.m. tonight, at 2 and 8 p.m. More...

Letters

Deputies dissuade drug dealers

Taking guns and drugs off the street is what every Moorpark police officer strives to achieve. Not only because it is their job, but it is part of their mission to protect the lives and property of the community members they serve. More...

Editorials

Top 10 reasons that fluoride should not be added to our water

Many parts of the country began adding fluoride to tap water 50 years ago because it helps prevent tooth decay. That's why it's also in many brands of toothpaste. Thanks to fluoridated water, people get fewer cavities. More...

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Tired of hearing about gloom and doom in the real estate market

Guest opinion

The news media have been living in a bubble since before 9/11. Despite facts that indicate the real estate market is cooling as many experts had expected, some journalists insist there is a crisis. More...

Rally will protest eminent domain

A newly formed group will rally downtown to protest the Moorpark Redevelopment Agency's attempt to restore the powers of eminent domain. More...

Old fluoride debate renewed locally

Ed Flanagan was shocked to learn that fluoride, a common toothpaste additive that is believed to protect teeth from decay, will soon be added to tap water throughout Southern California. More...

Council candidate wants to preserve city's character

Theresa Hagman Lawson is running for a seat on the Moorpark City Council because she's devoted to the city and has always been interested in public service, she said. More...

Community

Pollock will seek school board reelection

Moorpark Unified School District board member David Pollock announced in late July that he wasn't going to seek reelection this fall, but he changed his mind because no one applied for the job as of Fri., Aug. 11. More...

Home Depot approved

The city council narrowly approved Home Depot's application to build a 141,000-square-foot store on the southeast corner of a parcel behind the Moorpark Marketplace. More...

Moorpark benefactor provides aid for Romanian children

When Moorpark resident Adriana Henderson takes on a cause, she follows through with dedication. More...

Schools

Education group needs auction items for benefit

The Moorpark Education Foundation is seeking donations for its annual Dinner and Silent Auction scheduled for Sat., Oct. 14. Gift certificates, trips, house rentals, tickets and new unused items are requested. More...

Sign up for YMCA swim classes

Sign-ups for fall group and private swim classes will be accepted in person tomorrow, Sat., Aug. 19 at the Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, according to Erin Pierik, YMCA aquatics director. More...

Police Blotter

An individual forced entry into a car by breaking a window and proceeded to steal property from the vehicle in the 14000 block of Princeton Avenue on the afternoon of Aug. 3. More...

Faith

Longtime Acorn religion columnist is hospitalized

The Acorn Newspapers staff learned recently that a beloved colleague, Claire Vereczky Malis, 83, had suffered a burst blood vessel in her brain. She underwent emergency surgery on Sun., Aug. More...

Called to the Torah

A n d r e w Singer was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah of The Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks on Sat., Aug. 5. More...

On The Town

Presenting Princess Emma

YOUR MAJESTY- A little shy after her coronation, 6-year-old audience member Emma Weinstock of Pinecrest Elementary in Moorpark poses for her adoring subjects, along with Queen Bea, played by Cathy Beckstead, and Connor, played by W. More...

TV actress will read from her new novel at African American event

Actress/writer Denise Nicholas will read excerpts from her new novel, "Freshwater Road" during the ninth annual Afro-Centric Showcase Art Walk and Poetry Reading from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Steely Dan tribute will 'Do It Again'

The Los Angeles-based Pretzel Logic-A Steely Dan Revue will perform a free concert tomorrow, Sat., Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave. in Simi Valley. More...

Columns

"World Trade Center"

D i r e c t e d b y : Oliver Stone S t a r r i More...

Real Estate

Steve Young

Steve Young was the listing agent for the sale of my home. His 29 years of More...

Here Is A Property Complete With A Paved Side Space Currently Used As An RV Pad

Here is a single story property with nearly halfacre complete with a paved side space currently used as an RV pad. This property has more than enough space to build a resort size pool and it is zoned for two horses. More...

This Charming, Eclectic Home Has Nooks, Balconies And Entertaining Areas

The Mediterranean meets California in this unique house featured in Better Homes and Gardens, House and Garden, and dozens of photo shoots. More...