January 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Misuse of sippy cups can increase kids' cavity risk

Most parents are well aware of the importance of taking care of their children's teeth, so it comes as a shock when they learn their toddlers have cavities during a checkup. More...

Seminar will discuss new controversial girls' vaccine

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center will host a seminar to discuss whether the new cervical cancer vaccine is appropriate for today's young girls and women. The seminar will be 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. More...

Free stroke screening for seniors

Free peripheral artery disease testing will be offered to Ventura County residents age 60 and up on Fri., Feb. 16 at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 700 Moorpark Ave. Space is limited and appointments will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Schools

Residential Colleges

While I'm a big fan of smaller colleges, many of my students want to attend large universities. More...

UCLA Extension offers writing workshops

The UCLA Extension will present the Writers Studio, four days of writing workshops held Thurs. through Sun., Feb. 8 through 11 at UCLA Extension's 1010 Westwood Center in Los Angeles. More...

Get enrollment information for High School at Moorpark College

The High School at Moorpark College will host Information Nights for 2007 fall applicants at 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 29 and Wed., Feb. 7 in room TR-4 on the campus. To RSVP, call the school office at (805) 378-1444. More...

Pets

Children's comfort comes in a big, black furry package

Lying on the floor and snoring gently, Archibald Razz M Tazz took up nearly all the walking space in Vicki Murphy's office. Called Archie for short, the 165pound Newfoundland is an imposing sight. More...

HALF-COCKED CRITTER- John Shaw of Moorpark sent in this picture along with this explanation. "I was touring up the California coast shooting photographs of birds, but one can always make an exception for a shot like this. More...

Family

Uh-oh!

The following are thoughts that go through a family man's head when he hears someone say "uh-oh:" +Something needs fixing +A cookie or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is stuck in the VCR or DVD player +The "Godfather" DVD trilogy is in More...

Tips for mothers juggling young children, careers

Women own 10.6 million of U.S. firms, but where does that leave the little ones? Quite often with a third party, which can take both an emotional and monetary toll on mothers. More...

Calendar

FRI., JAN. 26 For A Good Cause Oak Park High School's Comedy Sportz hosts charity benefit, 7:15 p.m., OPHS Performing Arts Pavilion. Funds go to Transplant Recipients International Organization. More...

Editorials

What questions would you ask in our Soundoff?

In today's issue, we enthusiastically reintroduce Acorn Soundoff on page 9. From the publisher and editor's perspective, it was a favorite feature of the Moorpark Acorn in years past. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Guest opinion

Trucks degrade local quality of life

The city of Moorpark is blessed with attractive and safe neighborhoods, parks and recreational opportunities, quality schools and, most importantly, residents with a strong sense of community. More...

New shopping opportunities come to local residents

The number of retail outlets in Moorpark is rapidly increasing as stores are opening in several new shopping centers throughout town. More...

City offers to lease office space to Chamber

The Moorpark Redevelopment Agency voted to lease office space at 18 High St. to the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce. The space belongs to the city and will cost the Chamber $1 per year. More...

Two accidents in one day on rural road

BAD SLAM- Hwy. 118 closed twice on Jan. 18 due to separate traffic accidents. Two big rigs collided and spilled a load of sand just west of Balcom Canyon, causing the road to shut down from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. More...

Community

Authorities respond to street fight

Moorpark police, aided by deputies from Camarillo and Thousand Oaks, dispersed about 80 people fighting in the street in the 200 block of Dorothy Avenue in downtown Moorpark at about 8 p.m. last Saturday. More...

Accidents, fatalities on Hwy. 118

FOR THE RECORD- These statistics regarding traffic safety on Hwy. 118 were recently presented to a task force led by Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy. The goal of the task force is to find ways to improve driving conditions of the road. More...

Man arrested on charges for traffic fatality in Somis

The CHP recently filed charges against Pedro Castro, the driver of a truck involved in a fatal accident on rural Hwy. 118 in November. More...

Business

Moorpark man expands roofing business

Great American Roofing, the premier roofing company in Ventura County and surrounding urban areas, will expand into painting and gutter services for residential and commercial customers. More...

Sports

Torres' tenacity produces solid results on the mat

Senior made the transition from football to wrestling

Two years ago senior Esteban Torres gave up playing football at Moorpark High and decided to dedicate all his time to wrestling. Since then, opponents have been wishing Torres would change his mind. More...

Rose takes the reins for Moorpark swim teams

After struggling the past few years, Moorpark High is hoping that recently hired aquatics coach Garrett Rose can lead the Musketeers in the right direction. More...

Volleyball refs sought

The Channel Coast Volleyball Officials Association is looking for referees for the upcoming season, which begins in late February. The association referees games in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. More...

Police Blotter

A man was arrested for possession of a destructive device and for having the ingredients to make the device at 11 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Monte Vista Nature Preserve. More...

Faith

Houses of Worship

C a l v a r y C h a p e l T i e r r a R e j a d a , meets at Moorpark City Hall, 799 Moorpark Ave., (805) 445-9983. More...

New tenants coming to Town Center

Simi Valley Town Center recently announced the upcoming openings of five new tenants in the mall- three new eateries, a salon and a formal wear retailer. More...

Moorpark map completed

Direct Access International of Westlake Village has just completed on schedule the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce City Street Map for 2007-08. More...

On The Town

TV biker stars meet their public

HOG HEAVEN- Mikey Teutul, left, of TV's "American Chopper," shakes hands with fan Steven Wacker of Moorpark during an autograph session at the Rock Store in rural Agoura on Saturday. Mikey's father, Paul Teutul Sr., watches. More...

College presents variety show

Moorpark College Theatre Arts will present its second variety show, "Voices In My Head," at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Feb. 9 and 10 in the Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Center on the campus. More...

Casa Pacifica sponsors Angels Ball

The Casa Pacifica Angels and hosts Mary and Anthony Tesoro will present the 18th annual Angels Ball Feb. 10 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7 p.m. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on vacation

GO BEARS- Paul, Karen and son Ryan Henley of Moorpark root for their favorite football team while on vacation in Karen's hometown of Chicago. But on Super Bowl Sunday they'll be home watching the big game on TV instead of traveling. More...

Real Estate

Tool That Will Ease Your Kitchen Remodel

Thinking about remodeling your kitchen but not sure where to start? More...

Katy Parsons

Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office recognized Katy Parsons as its top selling agent for October 2006. Parsons has had a lifelong passion for real estate. More...