December 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire victims eligible for property tax relief

Property owners who have suffered wildfire damage amounting to more than $10,000 can apply for a temporary reduction in property taxes by calling the assessor's office at (805) 477-1512. Download the application for a reassessment form at www. More...

Health & Wellness

Seniors have Medicare options

While the overwhelming majority of senior citizens are happy with their prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, some have realized that the plan they picked was not what they wanted or needed. More...

Dole donates to Healthy Families

Dole Food Company donated $22,000 to the Southeast Ventura County YMCA to help sponsor Healthy Families Day events at the three East Ventura County YMCAs: Conejo Valley, Triunfo and Simi Valley Family.Healthy Families Day is free to the commun More...

Type 'O' negative blood donors needed now

Blood donations for United Blood Services-Central Coast improved last week, but were not sufficient to avoid a critical appeal for Type O negative blood. More...

Schools

Community colleges collaborate for spring enrollment drive

To better use limited marketing dollars, the three Ventura County Community colleges- Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura- have coordinated an advertising campaign targeted to the spring 2007 semester registration period. More...

Sports

Musketeers whip Hart, Canyon awaits

Saturday's Northern Division title game at the Home Depot Center in Carson

Last Saturday sure was fun for Moorpark High offensive coordinator John Kidder. More...

Moorpark vs. Canyon key matchups

               D a r r e l l S c o t t v s . C o w b o y s ' d e f e n s e Scott's rushed for 3,076 yards and scored 45 touchdowns this season. More...

Teamwork a top priority for Moorpark boys' hoops squad

A new season brings renewed hopes for the Moorpark High boys' basketball team. More...

Calendar

FRI., DEC. 8 Build A Sweet House City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services hosts "Gingerbread House Making and Decorating" for children ages 5 to 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Letters

Reaction to day labor site

Regarding the proposed downtown Moorpark day labor site, I agree that the city should craft and enforce a law to prohibit and/or limit loitering at The Tipsy Fox or other locations. I agree it is "blight," as termed in the Nov. More...

Knights appreciate contributions

On behalf of the Moorpark Knights of Columbus Council 9969, we'd like to thank the citizens of Moorpark and the management of Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons for generously donating their food, canned goods and donations to stock the Moor More...

Editorials

Gratitude for our hard-working firefighters

Some may say, "They were only doing the job they're paid to do," but the Moorpark Acorn would like to thank the firefighters and sheriff's deputies who gave so much of themselves to protect our city during the recent fire. More...

Political Cartoon

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Guest opinion

County agencies could perform better through consolidation

Ventura County faces many challenges: the expansion of efficient and effective transportation systems, the implementation of regional emergency management programs, the continued development of policies that promote a vibrant economy, the More...

Supervisor's race is official - finally

Peter Foy has officially won the race to represent the 4th District on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The candidate finished with 20,833 votes--895 votes more than his opponent, Jim Dantona, who got a total of 19,938 votes. More...

Council members sworn in

READY TO REPRESENT- County Supervisor-elect Peter Foy, left, joins newly-elected Moorpark Councilmember Mark Van Dam, far right, at the City Council meeting on Wednesday. More...

Community

Schools improvise during four-day loss of Internet connection

Five Moorpark schools were affected by a wireless Internet outage that lasted four days late last month, making it necessary for administrators and teachers to revert to manual systems for some tasks. More...

Residents can guard against identity theft

It is another Monday morning and another victim eniers the Moorpark Police Station carrying their credit reports and bank statements. More...

Church topper satisfies citizens

HEAVENLY TOWER- Six months ago at a City Council meeting, some residents objected to the measurements and look of the new steeple planned for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Collins Road and East Benwood Drive. More...

Business

Investment firm to host tax, legal planning class

Jennifer Loper, the local Edward Jones investment representative, will host a "Year-end Tax and Legal Planning Strategies" professional broadcast course at 10 a.m. Wed., Dec. 13 at 484 E. Los Angeles Ave., Ste. 207, Moorpark. More...

Small Business Development Center names new director

The Ventura County Small Business Development Center recently announced the appointment of Becki Walker as the organization's new executive director. More...

Faith

Go see Bethlehem at Westlake Village church

The first-century village of Bethlehem will come to life this weekend when the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church transforms their campus into a lifelike re-creation of the place where Christ was born. More...

Family

Flory students link up with NASA for lesson

Six NASA Explorer Schools across America, including Flory Academy of Science and Technology in Moorpark, were invited to participate in a live videoconferencing event on Dec. More...

Find a tree, have fun at Underwood Farms

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark presents several holiday activities this month. The Farm Center and Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, on weekends only through Dec. 17. More...

On The Town

For sheer drama addicts (and particularly Anglophiles who love the likes of "Vera Drake" and "Mrs. Brown"), "The Queen" may be a character study that's hard to beat. More...

The miserable fate of a miser

GHOSTLY VISIT- Mike Kralemann, as Robert Marley, offers a peek into the destiny of Damian Gravino, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the High Street Arts Center production of "Christmas Carol- The Musical." The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. More...

Local school to sing at Simi mall

The 57member chorus of Walnut Canyon School of Moorpark will present a concert on Mon., Dec. 11 at the Christmas tree just after the snow falls at 7 p.m. at the Simi Valley Town Center. More...

Real Estate

This Upgraded Home Was Built In 1998

This home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, an open floorplan and is approximately 2,839 square feet. Built in 1998, it features upgraded neutral carpeting, upgraded tile and a freshly painted interior. More...

On Almost A Full Acre

Located on almost a full acre of land, this Tuscanstyle "Morrison Highlands Estates" home was built in 2000 with approximately 4,200 square feet of living space with custom detail and professional craftsmanship. More...

George Hoybjerg

The award for top producer from Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office for September 2006 was won by George Hoybjerg, who was also top producer in August and top selling agent in June. More...