March 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Making music with the pros

JOIN THE BAND- United States Air Force Academy Band percussionist Tech Sgt. Tim Stombaugh gives a quick lesson on the guiro and ratchet to Peach Hill firstgrader Jake Quijada during a performance at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last week. More...

Health & Wellness

Stress free with healthy living Reality check: Daily life is filled with some form of stress, and in my 28 years of experience as a licensed dietitian, I've counseled hundreds of people who agree that when you're stressed, eating fattening More...

Program to teach cancer survival

An educational seminar for cancer survivors will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., April 14 at the Covel Commons at Sunset Village on the UCLA campus. More...

Dental hygiene important for pets

Almost 80 percent of adults brush their teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association, but many of them completely ignore the dental health of their pets. More...

Schools

Open house will present home school program

Moorpark Unified School District's Home Independent Study Program invites students and parents to an open house and orientation at 6:30 p.m. More...

Judges needed for science fair

Professionals in the sciences are needed to volunteer as judges for the 2007 Ventura County Science Fair Tues. through Thurs., April 17 to 19 at Seaside Park in Ventura. More...

Spring soccer camp offered

Apex Soccer Club and Kids Sports Academy will host a spring break soccer camp for children ages 5 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., April 9 to 13 at Valley View Park, 100 Los Arcos Drive, Oak Park. More...

Police Blotter

Someone vandalized a van with spray paint at the 300 block of Zachary between Feb. 23 and 26. Damage did not exceed $400. A male was arrested at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 25 for a hit-and-run incident at 101 West Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Faith

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." - - Albert Einstein Excuse me, the universe is calling Last September I attended a marvelous retreat in Big Sky, Mont., More...

On The Town

"The Ultimate Gift" Directed by: Michael O. More...

New West Symphony presents audio-visual concert

Fusing symphonic music with photographs of the Yosemite National Park landscape, the New West Symphony and Larry Janss have created a unique series of concerts geared to transport the audience into the wild beauty of the West. More...

When bad things happen to good people

RIGHTEOUS MAN- In this production of "JB" by the Moorpark College Theater Department, Jodi Solbrig, kneeling, plays JB, a modern-day Job whose faith is tested by calamity. He comforts his wife, Sarah, played by Karolina Augustyn-Mole. More...

Real Estate

James Collins

James Collins of Kiefer and Partners Real Estate Company completed the Realtor e-PRO course to earn the certification offered through the National Association of Realtors. More...

Bill and Elizabeth Avery

RE/MAX Olson & Associates would like to congratulate Bill and Elizabeth Avery for their sales production in the month of February totaling more than $2.5 million. The Averys have built a strong referral business. More...

This Home Has An Open Floor Plan And Is Upgraded

This 5-bed, 4-bath home was built in 1996 and is about 3,270 square feet. It has an open floor plan and is upgraded with plantation shutters, carpeting, tile floors, custom lighting and ceiling fans. One bedroom/bath are downstairs. More...

Local youth dies in accident in Merced

A young Moorpark man was apparently the victim of a "oneinamillion" fatal trip-and-fall accident last weekend. More...

Decathletes win perfect score on state Super Quiz

The Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon team didn't win first place at the 28th annual California Academic Decathlon competition in Los Angeles last weekend, but the dedicated students are winners in the eyes of Coach Larry Jones. More...

Council, Time Warner at odds

After months of complaints from residents, the Moorpark City Council on Wednesday took the first step toward recovering damages for Time Warner's noncompliance to a franchise agreement that was made with the city. More...

Community

Local nonprofits receive block grant funds for seniors, families in need

The city will receive $187,000 from the Community Development Block Grant program for the 2007-08 budget year, and officials announced last week how the money will be used. The funds are provided by the U.S. More...

City plans egg-citing Easter fun for kids

The city of Moorpark Recreation Division will present an Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 7 at Arroyo Vista Park, Moorpark. More...

City needs gas station's land to modify street

The city plans to widen Spring Road and install railroad crossing gates at the corner of High Street and Princeton Avenue to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians. More...

Business

Business students succeed at tri-county regional competition

For the 16th year in a row, members of Moorpark High School's Future Business Leaders of America swept top scores at the Tri-County Gold Coast Section Leadership Conference. More...

Bank vicepresident named

Sim Tang-Paradis has recently joined California Oaks State Bank as vice president and SBA business development officer. More...

Sports

Big win for MHS volleyball

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers AROUND THE BLOCK- Moorpark's Brandon Knuckles, right, drives a spike past the block of Royal's Trevor Galbraith at home Wednesday night. More...

AYSO team takes third at Sectionals

LOCAL SOCCER STARS- The Moorpark AYSO U-10 boys' soccer team finished in third place during the Sectional playoffs in Bakersfield. The team scored a total of 21 goals and had only three goals scored against them. More...

Musketeers can't slow down red-hot Highlanders

Loss drops Moorpark's league record to 0-3

With powerhouse teams like Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Newbury Park all in the Marmonte League, not many people figured Royal High's baseball team would make much of a difference in the league standings this year. More...

Family

Practice 'safety first' at the beach

There's nothing better than a day at the beach. The sun, the surf- what could be more fun? However, no environment is risk free. More...

Calendar

FRI., MARCH 23 Theological Theater Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "J.B." by Archibald MacLeish opens 8 p.m., Main Stage, Performing Arts Building, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Through March 31. Sunday matinee 2 p.m. More...

Letters

Library Internet use not censored

In one incident, we can tell our children that our U.S. Constitution has meaning. The Moorpark City Library stood up for intellectual freedom and did not censor Internet use. More...

Contact your area representatives

Board of Supervisors District 4: Peter Foy (Serving Moorpark, Simi Valley, Somis, Las Posas Valley, Santa Susana Knolls, Box Canyon, Chatsworth Peak, Home Acres, Sinaloa Lake, and Tierra Rejada Valley) 3855-F Alamo St., Simi Valley, CA, 9 More...

Editorials

Use speed and die

Like other communities across the country, Moorpark has become infested with the drug methamphetamine. If you read the Sheriff's Blotter regularly, you can't miss the alarming number of local meth-related busts. More...

Quotes to chew on

"The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever you go to the doctor. If your doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say, well, I read a science fiction novel that tells me it's not a problem. More...