March 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Child abduction suspect sought

The man who captured and released a 9yearold Simi Valley girl last week is still on the loose, and authorities are asking residents for help in their efforts to apprehend the man. More...

Health & Wellness

Quit smoking with medical help

Cigarettes kill an estimated 440,000 Americans each year and are a major cause of lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, emphysema and stroke. More...

Number of Alzheimer's cases increasing

Disease could affect more than 7 million in 30 years

Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase 10 percent in California by 2010, according to the Alzheimer's Association. More...

Free respite care available for dementia caregivers

The Alzheimer's Association, California Central Coast Chapter is offering free respite care for caregivers who are caring for a family member or other loved one with dementia. More...

Schools

Making something pretty

STEVE CARLSON/Acorn Newspapers YOUNG ARTIST- Peach Hill third-grade student Ciara Labagnara places in the Women's Fornightly annual district art show with her original contruction paper collage, "Three Blind Mice." Her art teacher, Debbie Madsen More...

'Littlest Dictator' performed tonight at Moorpark High

Moorpark High School will present the play "The Littlest Dictator" at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Fri., March 30, in the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5, available at the door. More...

Students sing tribute to Disney film music

The Moorpark High School Vocal Arts Program will present "The Disney Spectacular" at 7 p.m. Tues., April 3 at the campus Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. The public is invited. More...

Police Blotter

A man was arrested at 9:52 a.m. March 5 for trespassing on undeveloped land northeast of the 400 block of Science Drive. The man, apparently homeless, was living in a shack he had built near the arroyo. More...

Faith

Houses of Worship

Calvary Chapel Tierra Rejada, meets at Moorpark City Hall, 799 Moorpark Ave., (805) 445-9983. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15351 Benwood Drive, (805) 523-7057. Community Christian Church, the Rev. More...

Holy Week services at Episcopal church

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church presents the following services for Holy Week. The public is invited, and there is no charge or obligation to attend. Maundy Thursday service from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

"I don't need to completely un derstand the big picture to know that my role is important. I don't have to know the destination to know I'm headed in the right di rection. Though I may not know where I am going . . . More...

Calendar

FRI., MARCH 30 Speaker Series Ventura County Speaker Series presents author/radio talk show host/college lecturer Robert Scheer, 7 p.m., Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road. Book signing, "Playing President," after talk. More...

Columns

'We are here! We are here! We are here!'

Ever since I was a wee lad one of my favorite stories has been "Horton Hears a Who" by Dr. Seuss. His real name was Theodore Geisel, but it is tough to find something that rhymes with Geisel. More...

"Reign Over Me" Directed by: Mike Binder Starring: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler Rated: R (for adult language, sexual innuendo) Running time: 114 minutes Best suited for: fans of intense psychological drama More...

Academic scores cause for delight, letdown

Moorpark was one of six Ventura County school districts that scored above the 800 mark on the district-wide Academic Performance Index scores released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. More...

City planners approve hotel plan

The Moorpark Planning Commission approved a proposal for a 112-room hotel to be built next year on White Sage Road near the 23 Freeway. It will be next to Special Devices Inc. and across the street from the new Warehouse Discount Center. More...

Clearing up after the fire

SEBASTIANRAMIREZ/Special to the Acorn Newspapers UPROOTING OLD GROWTH- The Waters Ranch on Broadway and Shekell Canyon is getting a makeover through the removal of eucalyptus trees growing on 500 acres. The onging job began last week. More...

Community

Caltrans adding lanes to 118 Freeway

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers ROAD WORK- California Department of Transportation workers stand next to the 118 Freeway near the Rocky Peak exit, where a long-awaited widening project is about to begin. More...

Keeping children safe from abduction

Although authorities do their best to protect children, they rely primarily on parental supervision because they can't be everywhere, said Ed Tumbleson, senior deputy for the Moorpark Police. More...

Residents encouraged to take part in power discount plan

Southern California Edison is encouraging customers to enroll in its Summer Discount Plan now so that they can be eligible for bill credits during the summer months, June through September, in return for allowing SCE to interrupt their air con More...

Business

Begin planning early to finance college costs

Most people agree that an investment in a college education is money well spent. But finding the money to pay for escalating education costs is not easy. More...

Sports

Holland not ready to give up his football dream just yet

Musketeer defensive back trying to raise funds to play overseas

Moorpark High senior Dakota Holland's football career as a Musketeer ended nearly four months ago when his team lost in the CIFSouthern Section Northern Division championship game to Canyon 24-22. More...

One final hurdle

Second place isn't enough for MHS track and field teams this season

After finishing in second place in the Marmonte League last season, the boys' and girls' track and field teams at Moorpark High are looking to finally get over the last hurdle in 2007. More...

Moorpark Acorn's National League West preseason showdown

Sportswriters Thomas Gase and Stephen Dorman debate which team will win the pennant

I am scared to death of the next Friday the 13th, which happens to be coming this April. More...

Family

Talent displayed at Chaparral School

GET IN THE GROOVE- Tony Geivet can do more than teach math as he lets it rip on the guitar at Talent Night held recently at Chaparral Middle School. BILL SPARKES Acorn Newspapers More...

On The Town

Intellectuals duke it out in 'JB'

The drama "JB," presented by the Moorpark College Theater Department, is based on the Book of Job, but my Sunday School lessons were never like this. "JB" opened on Broadway in 1958 as an updated version of the tale of suffering. More...

Art fest wants music, drama performers

Performers are wanted for the annual Moorpark Arts Festival scheduled for Sun., May 6 at the Moorpark Civic Center. Applications are being accepted from local groups and individuals who wish to share their talent with the public. More...

Pop tunes smokin' in 'Cafe'

The musical revue has been around as long as there have been Broadway shows, and "Smokey Joe's Café," the musical homage to songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller now being presented at the Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre, is More...

Letters

Praise for letter writer

In response to Joan Bien's letter in the March 16 Moorpark Acorn , I have to say, "Right on, Joan!" That was the best articulated and most intelligent letter regarding the teaching of evolution that I have read in any paper so far. More...

Editorials

Cape not required

You don't need to be a caped superhero to fight crime. Not in Moorpark, anyway. More...

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Real Estate

Julie Knutson

Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office recognized Julie Knutson as its top listing agent for November 2006. Knutson is delighted to end her year on this excellent high note. 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...

Edna Murphy and Jeanne Archer

The Westlake Village Branch of Dilbeck Realtors has announced its association with Edna Murphy and Jeanne Archer. Since 1974, Edna Murphy has been known as "The Real Estate Lady" by her peers and many customers. More...