August 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Permit fees required for open house signs

Realtors and independent home sellers who wish to place an open house sign on public sidewalks or parkways will now be able to do so if they purchase an encroachment permit from the city. More...

A bridge runs over it

UNDER CONSTRUCTION- Carlos Alamillo points out the footings being readied for cement that he and his fellow carpenters built at the 23 Freeway overpass above Tierra Rejada Road. Work on widening the freeway has not affected traffic so far. More...

Health & Wellness

Mental illness - separating the facts from fiction

A recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association found that many people know little or almost nothing about the warning signs, causes and effective treatments for mental illnesses-even though in any given year, one in five More...

Convention to provide information about cancer treatments

The Cancer Control Society, a nonprofit educational organization, will sponsor the 34th annual Cancer Convention from Sat. to Mon., Sept. More...

Smokers who want to quit sought to test vaccine

UCLA researchers seek smokers over age 18 for a national study using an experimental vaccine to help them quit smoking. More...

Schools

Save money on back-to-school expenses

Many parents have a love/ hate relationship with the backto-school season. They love that their children will be back in class, but they hate the costs associated with it. More...

Community service helps combat peer pressure

A new survey suggests there may be a possible relationship between youths' involvement in community service and being less likely to yield to peer pressure. More...

Professor honored for teaching excellence, service

Moorpark College faculty and staff honored this year's Distinguished Faculty Chair, philosophy professor Janice Daurio, Ph.D., with a standing ovation at the Flex Day celebration last Friday. More...

Police Blotter

Someone loitering in the park on Los Angeles Avenue was arrested for possession of a switchblade knife and being under the influence of a controlled substance on Aug. 4. More...

Faith

Volunteer for good deed in memory of Sept. 11

There are many positive ways that Americans can remember Sept. 11, 2001, an otherwise tragic day that united the nation. More...

Temple to host family Shabbat

Congregation B'nai Emet will have a special family Shabbat program for people of all ages on Fri., Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at 4645 Industrial, No. 2C, Simi Valley. More...

On The Town

Guest speaker to discuss women in Islamic culture

Language and Philosophy of Peace is an independent study group of about 55 people. Laila AlMarayati, MD, will be the guest speaker at the group's next meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tues., Sept. More...

Last family 'dive in' movie of the summer

Go "Under the Sea" during an outdoor screening of "The Little Mermaid," the final "dive-in" movie of the series, from 6 to 9 More...

Jammin'

DEACON BLUE- Mark Vincent of the Steely Dan tribute band Pretzel Logic rips through a guitar solo during the band's performance at Rancho Simi Community Park on Saturday. A larger-than-anticipated crowd turned out to enjoy the show. More...

Columns

Devising a good excuse

We a l l know them: the people who have a good excuse for anything. More...

The question: At what point in an intersection has a motorist run a red light? More...

"Snakes on a Plane"

"Snakes on a Plane" is a wickedly, deliciously, delightfully bad flick-the kind of movie that's almost so bad it's great. This one comes close, almost so bad that it's pretty decent. More...

Overhead utility lines to be moved

Officials have been working on a priority list to determine the order in which utility lines should be placed underground throughout the city. Council members didn't unanimously agree on the proposed rating formula. More...

Tiger owners may plead guilty in court

Despite insisting multiple times that they didn't own the tiger killed in the Tierra Rejada Valley early last year, Gert "Abby" Hendengran and his wife, Roena "Emma" Hedengran, allegedly plan to plead guilty to charges related to the i More...

Moorpark College enrollment up

Although the numbers aren't final yet, Moorpark College officials estimate this year's student enrollment has increased by about 7 percent, according to preliminary calculations. More...

Community

Consumer choices coming to city

RAISE THE ROOF- Work is proceeding on the Village at Moorpark shopping center at Los Angeles Avenue and Miller Parkway. The 125,000square-foot plaza will include Staples, Petco, Chicks Sporting Goods, a coffee shop and restaurants. More...

New Simi Valley editor

Acorn staff writer Kyle Jorrey has been named editor of the More...

Labor Day deadlines

Mon., Sept. 4 is Labor Day, which creates early deadlines for the More...

Business

Collaborative offers help to area businesses

Job and business growth benefits everyone, according to the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County. The organization works in partnership with local cities to attract, retain and expand businesses throughout the county. More...

Sports

Putterin' around

CONCENTRATION- Moorpark resident Stephen Picchini, 14, competes in the putting competition at the 10th annual Moorpark Knights of Columbus charity golf tournament at the Lost Canyon Golf Club on Sunday. More...

Cowboys say goodbye to Ventura County

SIGN OF THE TIMES- Dallas Cowboys long snapper L.P. More...

Westlake High head football coach Jim Benkert is sick and tired of doing work around the house in December. More...

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 25 'Bell, Book and Candle' Camarillo Community Theatre, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo (inside the airport) presents the romantic comedy with a witchcraft theme, "Bell, Book and Candle," tonight through Sun., Sept. 24. More...

Letters

Sharing news of a good deed

I'm writing this letter to share with my fellow Moorparkians that there really are good people out there that give of themselves without an expectation of something in return. More...

Get the facts on fluoride

I am writing in response to the front page article "Old fluoride debate renewed" (Aug. 18). As a family dentist practicing for 10 years, it never ceases to amaze me how few facts are included when discussing this hot button topic. More...

Editorials

School's back, and so are all the expenses

It's Aug. 24. Do you know where your summer went? In another week, students will be back at school, days will be getting shorter and traffic will snarl at every campus. More...

Vacation Photos

Summer's glowing into autumn

SINKING SLOWLY INTO THE WEST- Carolyn Laubender, 17, of Thousand Oaks and Kelsey Laity-D'Agostino, 17, of Santa Rosa, are watching summer vacation fade into the sunset at Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks. More...

Real Estate

Top Of The Hill Location

This custom house sits at the top of the hill. The grand floorplan has guest room on separate floor. More...

This Property Has Enough Space To Build A Pool

Here is a single-story property with nearly half acre 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...

Steven and Caroline Aslanian

Steven and Caroline Aslanian of The Aslanian Team from Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., Westlake office, have been commended by broker/owner Todd C. More...