February 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

First phase of Freeze Fund distributed

The Ventura County Community Foundation announced the first four grants have been distributed from the Freeze Fund through the Community Disaster Fund, a special fund established by the foundation and the United Way of Ventura County to assis More...

Health & Wellness

Separating myth from fact regarding depression

Most people know someone who always seems to be down in the dumps. More...

Preparing for an aging population

A new study, "The Maturing of America: Getting Communities on Track for an Aging Population," is the most comprehensive report ever on the aging-readiness of America. More...

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have health problems

There's good news when it comes to childhood cancers in the U.S. Today, nearly 80 percent of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer become longterm survivors as a result of advanced treatments. More...

Schools

Moorpark schools strive to prepare students for work force

Moorpark school officials are aiming to groom students for a work world that is continuously evolving. More...

Credit union sponsors academic activities

The Ventura County Office of Education has announced a partnership with County Schools Federal Credit Union for sponsorship of the Ventura County Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon competitions. More...

Professional musician strikes up the band

Kids who study music do well in every area of their lives, believes Daniel O'Brien, the new band director at Oak Park High School. "You can learn many things through music. More...

Pets

Nature's Signposts

Driving down the road I am struck by the glaring signs communicating messages, some more significant than others: "Dead End," "Buy a Burger." These signs are brash- - direct and difficult to miss. More...

Pet dentist added to animal hospital staff

Simi Valley Animal Hospital announces the staff addition of Lee Jane Huffman, DVM, board certified dental specialist and Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. More...

Family

TV for tots: how little ones can safely tune in

Nearly half of children under 2 years old watch television every day. Some critics think babies and toddlers should not watch any amount of television, but the technology is here to stay. More...

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 16 Russian Dancing West Valley Folk Dancers meet 7:15 to 10 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. Learn Russian couple mixer Mamunyushka Branila, review Israeli line dance Shir al Etz. More...

Letters

Postal manager responds

This is a response to Thomas Filip's letter, "Post Office Needs Improvements," Moorpark Acorn , Feb. 9. What Mr. Filip and other city residents may not be aware is that the U.S. More...

Thanks to holiday helpers

I would like to thank Padrua from the Moorpark Food Pantry and Debbie Heaslip from the Moorpark Kiwanis and CEO Lisa Masotti and Sharon Conte from the Moorpark Chamber for helping me help two different families. More...

Editorials

Remove the blight and improve High Street

High Street represents a number of things to different people. Many Moorparkians fell in love with the street at first sight. More...

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Real Estate

You've Heard Of Thinking Outside The Box, But How About Beyond The Walls?

The last time you were in an electronics store, you probably ooo-ed and ahh-ed when you walked past the flat-panel TVs. With their clear, crisp pictures, big screens and theater-quality sound, who wouldn't? More...

Kevin Godley

RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc congratulates Kevin Godley for his sales production in the month of October, totaling more than $3.3 million. More...

This Year's Home Improvement: Embrace Your Outdoor Space

With spring just around the corner, it's time to start planning this year's home improvement projects. Your deck or patio offers valuable square footage that can be converted to functional living space. More...

Chefs cook elegant entree, delicate dessert

BON APPETIT- From left, Executive Chef Scott Davidson, Rodolfo Pacheco, Director of Food and Beverage Louis Ludwig, and Robert Castillo make sure the sauce is just right. More...

City seeks to dismantle High Street abandoned warehouse

The Moorpark Redevelopment Agency has plans to tear down the vacant agricultural warehouse at 192 High St. The structure consists of a façade, two metal buildings and four silos. More...

Community

Seniors should be on the lookout for accounting scams

With tax season rapidly approaching, senior advocacy groups are warning the elderly to be on guard for criminal scams. More...

Boy killed in dirt bike accident

Under a sunny sky in Simi Valley, hundreds of friends and family members gathered Thursday at Assumption Ceremony to say their final goodbye to Jake Lucas, a 13year-old Valley View Middle School student who was killed Sunday in a dirt-bike acci More...

Moorpark 2006 crime statistics

Moorpark's population numbsers about 35,700. There were about 12 victims per thousand residents. "Our crime rate went up just a little bit, by almost one percentage point," said Moorpark Police Sr. Dep. Ed Tumbleson. More...

Business

Local Chambers plan Business Expo

The Moorpark and Simi Valley Chambers of Commerce present Business Expo 2007 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 22 at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. The event is free for the public. More...

Business owner earns professional designation

John T. Shaw of OpsMiND LLC in Moorpark was recently recognized as an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, a program offered by the Association for Operations Management. More...

Bagwell Construction promotes manager

Bagwell Construction Services Inc. recently promoted Luis Charum to project manager. More...

Sports

Young athletes from area gym win at men's competition

Gymnasts from Monarch's Gym in Agoura Hills and Newbury Park fared well in recent competitions in the Southland. More...

Area field hockey players compete against Rotterdam Dutch club

USA Field Hockey, led by men's head coach Nick Conway recently completed a threematch series with the Rotterdam Dutch club at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. More...

Apricot Jam is just two months away

Start the countdown now for Apricot Jam 2007, scheduled to take place April 14-15 at Arroyo Vista Park in Moorpark. This is the 10th year for the soccer tournament. More...

Faith

Rabbi invites community to visit Israel in summer

Rabbi Michele Paskow of Simi Valley's Congregation B'nai Emet will lead a two-week tour of Israel this summer. More...

On The Town

Jazz brightens up the night on High Street

Jazz is a musical art form born and developed in the United States, said third-generation jazz musician Granville "Danny" Young, who has organized a series of live concerts at the Old Town Breakfast and Bakery in Moorpark. More...

"Notes on a Scandal" Rated R - 91 minutes "Notes on a Scandal" is a tense little character-driven shocker that comes right out of nowhere and, like a snake in the grass, strikes without warning. More...

Ronny and the Classics to rock in Simi Valley

Ronny and the Classics returns for another concert featuring the best of the 1950s, '60s and more at 8 p.m. tonight, Fri., Feb. 16 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. More...

Columns

Please don't keep on truckin'

As I read the recent complaints about the truck traffic through Moorpark, I thought that I had heard some of these complaints before. More...

Vacation Photos

Take your Moorpark Acorn on vacation

GREAT WHITE NORTH- Warren and Carolyn Finley, and Richard and Melba Kistner, all of Moorpark, take a cruise to Cape Spear in Newfoundland, Canada, the most easterly point in North America. More...