August 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Green light continues for arts center, although budget remains in the red

About 6,800 patrons have come through the doors of the High Street Arts Center since the entertainment venue was acquired by the city a year ago. More...

Health & Wellness

State legislators consider options on children's health care coverage

More than 1.5 million California children are without healthcare insurance, and the state may enact legislation this year to change this fact, experts told business, county and city leaders last week at a healthcare reform seminar in Camarillo. More...

Travel wisely by taking the proper precautions

The key to healthy, fun traveling is to plan ahead. This is particularly true for those taking medications which, while meant to keep one well, can actually pose health risks due to travel and exposure to sun. More...

Simple steps can help teenagers lose weight and feel good

According to the American Obesity Association, 30.4 percent of children ages 12 to 19 are considered overweight, 15.5 percent are classified as obese and the prevalence of obesity within this age group has more than doubled over the past 25 More...

Sports

Sharks golf team on the prowl this weekend

National Golf League encourages fan involvement

The late Rodney Dangerfield would've loved to play a round of golf with the Channel Islands Sharks. More...

Their bark was loud, their bats vicious

GET DIRTY- The Moorpark Mud Dogs, already district All-Star champions, won the U-10 title at Santa Barbara's Elings Park. More...

Sharpe on the mend with Visalia Oaks

As a minor league infielder with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, former Moorpark High graduate Blake Sharpe is learning that patience and baseball often go hand in hand. More...

Family

What are we teachin our kids?

I'm a little curious as to why we teach our kids certain things. For example, why do we tell our children that a cow can jump over the moon? More...

On The Town

"The Bourne Ultimatum"

Directed by: Paul Greengrass Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney, Joan Allen MPAA r ating: PG13 (for intense action violence) Running time: 112 minutes Best suited for: More...

All that jazz, art in Camarillo this weekend

Organizers of the 2007 Camarillo Art and Jazz Festival, set for this weekend, Aug. 10 through 12, have announced the headline entertainment for the three-day event that takes place in venues throughout Camarillo. More...

Rancho Simi presents free concerts, movies

•Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will present a free "Family Night" from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11 at Rancho Simi Community Park Pool. Activities include music, swimming, food and games. More...

Editorials

CC and Rs deserve to be enforced

Like it or not, we can't turn back the clock on everything. Rules and regulations that govern our homes and condominiums, for example, are here to stay. More...

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Important that everyone share the road

Any time there's an accident in which a pedestrian or a bicyclist is hit by a motor vehicle, Acorn readers are quick to debate who's at fault and complain that the rules of the road aren't being followed. It's always an emotional topic. More...

Residents will sound off in city's new survey

The city of Moorpark is taking a scientific approach to determine what its residents really want- and more important, what they'd be willing to help pay for. More...

Condo swap put on hold

Conversions depend on new laws

Owners of apartment buildings in Moorpark won't be permitted to sell off units to individual homebuyers until new laws are set. More...

Community

Get ready to write really good short fiction

If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work this summer in the Moorpark Acorn's newest contest, "Fiction in a Nutshell." Entries already are rolling in. More...

Chambers to host Mega Mixer at Reagan Library

Blending business and pleasure is as "American as apple pie" for two local organizations that promote and assist the business communities in Simi Valley and Moorpark. More...

Deputies trained to handle mentally ill people in crisis

'The idea is to reduce the need for use of force.' - Joyce Wilde psychologist

Because authorities never know when a situation they're responding to might involve someone with a mental disorder, police officers and sheriff 's deputies who are able to assess and assist such individuals at the scene are invaluable. More...

Schools

CLU awards degrees

The following Moorpark residents received degrees at the 2007 commencement ceremonies at California Lutheran University. Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude: Haley Hawthorne, Megan Bellomo. Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude: Grant Volk. More...

Honor roll

California Lutheran University has named the following Moorpark residents to the 2007 spring semester dean's list. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average in their classes. More...

Moorpark College welcomes freshmen

Orientation is Aug. 16

Moorpark College has invited approximately 4,500 freshmen to a Freshman Orientation/Social on Thurs., Aug. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the campus. More...

Police Blotter

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A 47-year-old man was arrested for indecent exposure in the grass area of Chaparral Middle School on Poindexter Avenue Aug. 6. The culprit was intoxicated at the time. More...

Faith

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"Life is short, but there is al ways time for courtesy." - Ralph Waldo Emerson It's your call! More...

United Methodists solicit funds for disaster relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is asking for financial donations to replenish its U.S. disaster relief fund after record-breaking rains, fires and winds have drained the account during the spring and summer. More...

Jewish Genealogical Society will meet in Thousand Oaks

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will hold a general meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

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FRI., AUG. 10 Birdie Sings Musical comedy "Bye Bye Birdie" opens 8 p.m., High Street Arts Center, 45. E. High Street, Moorpark. Through Sept. 16. 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. More...

Letters

No need to litter

IKEA has it right. I just went to IKEA. They have a great idea for cutting down on the number of shopping bags filling our landfills and cutting their costs for purchasing those bags. They no longer give free bags. More...

Real Estate

The Ovdat 'Action' Team

Syd Leibovitch, broker/ president of Rodeo Realty, welcomed the "Ovdat Team" to the Rodeo Realty Westlake office. More...

Ocean Views From The Rooftop Deck

This Silver Strand cottage has ocean views from the rooftop deck. This home has it all and shows like new. There's a vaulted ceiling in the family room and a fireplace. More...

You Can Have It All

You can have it all with this home in a Westlake Village gated community. There are 5-bedrooms plus office, gym and fabulous kitchen, approximately 4,655 square feet. More...