June 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Riding for a good cause

FOLLOW THE LEADER- Troop Real Estate realtors Paul and Brenda Haugen lead a group of bikers from the Troop Real Estate parking lot in Moorpark during the start of the Rip's Bikers Against Diabetes fundraising ride on Sunday. More...

Health & Wellness

Narcissism is alive and well.

A topic of much clinical interest back in the '80s, it has experienced a resurgence with the advent of Gen Y'ers (the cohort born between 1979 and 1994). More...

Food safety tips for a healthier summer

With the picnic and barbecue season coming up and the weather heating up, it's important to keep some timely food safety tips in mind when gathering with friends and family. More...

Schools

Mesa Verde assistant principal moving to Italy

Scott Mastroianni, a popular assistant principal at Mesa Verde Middle School, is leaving his post in Moorpark for a two-year assignment abroad. More...

Up on the roof

HIGH-RISE READING- Left, Peach Hill Principal Donna Welch makes good on a promise to her students. Young readers met her challenge to read more than 3 million minutes during the school year. More...

Republican Women honor student, teacher

The Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women's Club presented the Charlotte Mousel Scholarship of $1,000 to Daniel Sakaida. His essay won him the scholarship at both the club and county levels. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Thieves removed items from the Kohl's store in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue on June 8. A window was broken by an unspecified object in the 15300 block of Braun Court on June 8. More...

Sex offender sweep nabs four

Four local individuals were arrested during a sexual offender registrant sweep conducted by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and several other law enforcement agencies on June 9. More...

On The Town

"Once"

Directed by: John Carney Starring: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova Rated: R (adult language) Running Time: 86 minutes Best Suited For: fans of the relevant folk/rock musical genre, musicians, More...

Making beautiful music together

MELODIOUS- Josephine Hannah, 10, and her mother, Joelle Hannah, play violin with other Arroyo West students as part of an instrumental music recital for parents and teachers at the Arroyo West Elementary Arts Festival on Wednesday evening. More...

Singers, dancers to shine in musical review

The Summer Arts Festival at Moorpark College will present "Moon Over Broadway" at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., June 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., June 16 and 17 in the Performing Arts Center at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. More...

Home Improvement

7 Tips for Quick and Easy Home Updates

If the look and feel of your home's décor is starting to feel drab, perhaps it is time to freshen it up. Boring-wall syndrome plagues houses with vast expanses of plain, white walls with no color or textural interest. More...

Editorials

Kids paint a pretty picture

If men are the new women, it sure doesn't show. Guys, especially dads, haven't changed that much over the years. True, men might be more in touch with their feminine side- we've got Oprah, Dr. More...

Moorpark Acorn

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Guest opinion

Crime, drug prevention programs alive in schools

As a member of the Moorpark Unified School District Board of Education, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the changes in the crime and drug abuse prevention programs that are operational at Moorpark schools. More...

Officials find replacement for DARE

While DARE supporters argue that the 10week drug prevention course offered to fifth graders in Moorpark should not be cancelled, most city and school officials maintained that they are not abandoning preventive programs for young s More...

Gang members kidnap resident

Four Moorpark gang members used weapons to attack a motorist while he was stopped at the intersection of Second and Millard streets in Moorpark at 9:25 p.m. Wed., June 13. More...

Community

Civic duty can be fun

JOB WELL DONE- The Moorpark Teen Council was honored at the City Council meeting recently. The youths spent time working with the city to ensure that teenagers are served. More...

Business

Business survival requires steady cash flow

What's more important for your business in the short term than profits? Cash. Companies can survive for years without making a profit so long as they don't run out of cash. More...

Nonprofit lender taps Garcia

Bertha M. Garcia has been appointed of to the board of directors of the Neighborhood Housing Services of America, a national nonprofit lender based in Oakland, Calif. More...

Sports

Defensive slugfest goes East's way

Putting up points no easy task at county All-Star football game

On the second play of the Ventura County High School AllStar Football Game at Moorpark High on Saturday night, West running back Raynard Pamilton from Pacifica High ran a reverse for a 27-yard touchdown to put his team on the scoreboard More...

Meadows is Moorpark High's strongest man

Senior defensive lineman/ running back Garrett Meadows did some heavy lifting during the Moorpark High football team's eighth annual Liftathon. More...

Senior All-Stars shine one final time

Friendships were renewed between coaches and among players and new ones were formed before Sunday's annual Jim Parker EastWest Baseball All-Star Game, played for the first time at George "Sparky" Anderson Field at Ullman Stadium on the Cal More...

Faith

Houses of Worship

Calvary Chapel Tierra Rejada , Pastor Jim Olaiz. Peach Hill Clubhouse, at Rolling Knoll Road and Laurelhurst Road. (805) 4075337 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15351 Benwood Drive, (805) 5237057. More...

Family

Fathers reflect on their own paternal role models

'A good father is patient and he knows how to control his children. He is with them whenever they need it and even when they don't.' - Harvey Klein

A generation or two ago most fathers had to spend their time earning a living away from home. The paternal role was mostly that of disciplinarian and provider. More...

Dad's Day agenda

This year will be my fourth Father's Day as a father. My wife says it's my day to do whatever I want. And so here's my schedule for my day to do whatever I want: 10 a.m. Wake up 12 p.m. Get out of bed 12:10 p.m. More...

Celebrate all things Swedish

A Swedish Midsummer Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., June 24 at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. The celebration will include breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JUNE 14 Flag Day Thousand Oaks VFW Post sponsors annual Flag Day wreath laying, flag retirement ceremony, 10 a.m., Eric Huberth Memorial in front of T.O. Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Letters

Read Declaration on television

We are inviting special friends of the community from the city of Ventura, Ventura County and the state of California to help CAPS-TV commemorate our nation's birthday this year by participating in a reading of the Declaration of Independenc More...

No reason for DARE scare

There is a great deal of misinformation about the decision to replace the DARE program with another anti-drug program. More...

Vacation Photos

Take your Moorpark Acorn on vacation

THE GANG'S ALL HERE- Fifteen families from Moorpark and Simi Valley spend Easter break ogether in Yosemite Valley Motor Home Camping. Michael Womack took the photo. More...

Real Estate

Ventura County tax assessor to reduce property taxes for thousands of local homeowners

Ventura County homeowners who purchased a house between July 2005 and October 2006 may qualify for a temporary tax reduction because home values have declined, said County Tax Assessor Dan Goodwin. More...

Remodeled Family Home In Oak Park

This remodeled family home in Oak Park has a large backyard, 4 bedrooms, a loft, a media/ bonus room and 2.5 bathrooms. The house includes skylights, smooth ceilings and recessed lighting. More...

Deborah Fagan

Top selling agent honors for March 2007 went to Deborah Fagan at Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/ Westlake Village office. More...