April 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The top 10 health threats for men

The bad news is that men have a shorter life span than women. The good news is that the factors that most threaten men's lives are largely preventable. More...

What pain medicine is best for children?

Selecting a pain medicine for children can sometimes be confusing. The results of a new study may help make navigating this task easier. More...

These feet are made for walking

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

Feet take an awful pounding. They provide balance and support. The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the Earth in a lifetime. However, most people give little thought to their feet until problems occur. More...

Schools

Forensics team places third in nationals

The Moorpark College Forensics team followed up its recent state championship with a third-place finish at the NationaChampionships in HoustonTexas, on April 9 through 14. More...

Applications accepted for contractor scholarships

Students pursuing a career in construction are encouraged to apply for scholarships to be awarded by the Ventura County Contractors Association. Deadline to apply is Mon., April 30. More...

Public invited to review new science books

The Moorpark Unified School District is reviewing two elementary science programs- Houghton Mifflin and Pearson/ ScottForesman- to select one for the upcoming science textbook adoption. More...

Police Blotter

During a call for service in the 14800 block of Reedley Street on April 5, a man was found to have two outstanding warrants and to be in possession of the drug Xanax. More...

Faith

Houses of Worship

Calvary Chapel Tierra Rejada , Pastor Jim Olaiz. Peach Hill Clubhouse, at Rolling Knoll Road and Laurelhurst Road. (805) 407-5337 Church of Jesus Christ of Lat ter-day Saints, 15351 Benwood Drive, (805) 523-7057. More...

Bible scholar to teach at Moorpark Presbyterian

Dr. Dale Bruner, retired professor of New Testament at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash. will give a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Sun., May 6 in the Fellowship Hall at Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. More...

On The Town

Watch out for the devil living on 'Angel Street'

The Manninghams are the poster children for dysfunctional marriage in Conejo Players' thriller "Angel Street." This middleclass couple resides on Angel Street in Pimlico, a residential district of central London, in 1880. More...

Every so often a thriller filled with twists and turns just simply veers off the road and plunges into the abyss. More...

Pacific Festival Ballet announces world premiere of 'Sea Princess'

Pacific Festival Ballet, the resident ballet company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, wilpresent the world premiere of a new, full-length ballet, "The Sea Princess," at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Fri.May 18 at the Fred Kavli Theatre2100 E. More...

Columns

Tim Russert: Civility and accountability

Much has been said by analysts of the television industry that the golden era of the news journalist- - those years that produced Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley- - is gone forever. More...

Real Estate

Plank Floors and Radiant Heat - a Great Combo

Wide plank floors are prized for their weathered patina and the sense of history and character that they add to a room. Among the many attributes of wide plank floors is the facthat they can be used with radiant heat. More...

Affordable One-Story Home Located In Simi Valley

This one-story home has been updated throughout the house. It has an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. All windows have been replaced with Milgard dual-paned windows. All the ceilings have been scraped. More...

Lori Mills

Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office recognized Lori Mills as its top selling agent for January 2007. Fine-home specialist Mills has been a Camarillo resident for several years and has chosen Ventura County as her permanent home. More...

Preservation of Los Alamos Canyon center of negotiations

Waste Management Inc. and The Nature Conservancy are discussing possible options to preserve some of the land in Alamos Canyon for the benefit of wildlife. More...

Council approves city's first skate park

Moorpark skateboarders are one step closer to having a place where they can 'kickflip, do an 'ollie' and 'grind' without reprimand. More...

Moorpark students get a taste of salesmanship

The carbuying experience became real for students who attended the mock Moorpark Business Academy car dealership event at Moorpark High School on Wednesday. More...

Community

Tell us why your mom is special

Mother's Day is May 13 and the Moorpark Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

GOP candidate debate closed to the public

Due to limited space and security restrictions, the general public will not be able to obtain tickets for the GOP Presidential Candidates Debate scheduled for Thurs., May 3 at the Ronald Regan PresidentiaLibrary in Simi Valley. More...

Contact your area representatives

District 4: Peter Foy (Serving Moorpark, Simi Valley, SomisLas Posas Valley, Santa Susana KnollsBox Canyon, Chatsworth Peak, Home Acres, Sinaloa Lake and Tierra Rejada Valley) 3855-F Alamo St., Simi Valley, CA, 93063 Phone: (805) 582-8010 E-mail: More...

Business

Wood Ranch to celebrate 15 years of food, service

All Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill locations will celebrate the company's 15th anniversary on Mon., April 30. More...

Leadership Academy hosts power lunch

Ventura County Leadership Academy will host a "Negotiating with Power" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., April 26 at the Orchid Room, Local 1036 Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. More...

Sports

Soccer stars show their skills at Apricot Jam Tournament

Nearly 1,200 youngsters compete in two-day event

Sunshine, smiles and soccer- it all made for a funfilled weekend at the ninth annual Apricot Jam Tournament at Arroyo Vista Park in Moorpark. More...

Virginia Tech softball player says sportwill help university's students recover

Stephanie Savre played at Westlake; her family lives in Simi Valley

On Monday the worst shooting spree in U.S. history took place on the campus of Virginia Tech University when 23yearold Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people and injured 21 others before taking his own life. More...

Wohlstattar to coach boys' basketball at MHS

Adam Wohlstattar has been named Moorpark High's new boys' varsity basketball coach. Wohlstattar, who spent the past three seasons as the girls' head coach at MHS, replaces Tim Bednar. More...

Family

YMCA to host Day of Prayer breakfast

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host its seventh annual prayer breakfast on the National Day of Prayer from 6:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thurs., May 3 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Learn about the heavenduring Astronomy Day

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will celebrate National Astronomy Day with a daylight activity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 21 at The Lakes, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. At 8 p.m. More...

Reach for the sky

BLOCKED SHOT- Right, Aaron Dewberry, 16, and Josh Felton, 16, of Moorpark, shoot hoops in College View Park as they enjoy some time off from school. More...

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 20

Classic Comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" opens at Camarillo Community Theatre, 330 Skyway Drive, inside Camarillo Airport. Continues through May 13. Friday, Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. (805) 388-5716. More...

Letters

Help widen Hwy. 118

Save Our Somis continues to claim that widening Highway 118 will bring about the destruction of their town. According to their dogma, Caltrans wants to eliminate Somis and put in a major freeway connection through Highway 34/ Somis Road. More...

Editorials

Everybody wins when businessand private agencies cooperate on the environmen

Waste Management, a private rubbish hauler, will be demonstrating ecological responsibility with the Nature Conservancy (see story on page 1) if an agreement can be reached on saving an important wildlife corridor. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

County officials refute grand jury allegations

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors directly challenged the content of a civil grand jury report released last week that alleged the county has been neglecting to perform adequate internal audits and that County Executive Officer Johnny Jo More...