October 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

East County city leaders discuss open spaces

When officials representing Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Simi Valley met at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Oct. More...

Health & Wellness

Car accidents, everyday falls can lead to brain injury

Experts say that many of us are just a tumble away from a traumatic brain injury. According to national figures, 1.4 million Americans a year incur a brain injury and more than 5. More...

A 'bad cat' may really mean a sick kitty

According to the new cat behavior survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of cat owners are not familiar with important bladder health issues that may affect their companions. More...

To good health

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers IN SHAPE- Sports Performance Institute owner Ty Twine cuts the ribbon for his new athletic training center at 5240 Bonsai St. in Moorpark with Debi Aquino and Chamber of Commerce members on Wednesday. More...

Sports

He's the consummate teammate

Ryan Murry catches footballs, passes the praise

Ryan Murry tries not to take any credit for his success. "It's the offensive line blocking and the quarterback throwing," the unassuming Murry said. "All I do is run routes." That's hardly all he does. More...

Tennis teams battling for postseason spots

Officially, there are eight high school girls' tennis teams competing in the Marmonte League. But realistically, it's Calabasas High and everyone else. More...

Marmonte golfers back in the swing of things

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers BACKSPIN- Madison McBride of Moorpark High hits a chip shot at Simi Hills Golf Course during the first of four Marmonte League girls' golf tournaments. More...

Family

Best friends win opportunity to buy affordable homes

Families waited with anticipation as city officials conducted an affordable housing lottery to determine the order by which 23 eligible low-income home buyers will be processed. More...

Moorpark College presents faculty dance concert

The Dance Department at Moorpark College presents its fall dance concert, "Random Thoughts," a showcase of original works by faculty choreographers, guest artists and select stu dents at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Oct. 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. More...

Mountain Meadows shows off school garden

Mountain Meadows Elementary School will host a Community Garden Party/Work Day from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 27 at the campus, 4200 Mountain Meadow Drive, Moorpark. The public is invited. During California School Garden Week, Oct. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., OCT. 19 Swing It Big band dance at Pierce College, Woodland Hills. Woody James and his orchestra play 1920s-'40s swing music 8 to 10 p.m. Warm-up dance lesson 7 to 8 p.m. General admission $10. Seniors, Pierce students, staff $8. More...

Letters

Why don't council members get it?

I congratulate the Moorpark City Council for rejecting eminent domain, but it seems some city leaders still don't get it. Before the vote on Sept. More...

Missing ingredient to stop grafitti

I read with much interest the Moorpark Acorn article about a task force being formed to combat graffiti. A missing ingredient to ultimate success in this effort, I feel, was some young school students as part of the effort. More...

Support children's health insurance

The president's veto of federal legislation to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Plans is an historic setback for millions of children and families who need medical insurance. More...

Parents object to school schedule

A group of middle school parents plans to speak in opposition to the new middle school schedule next Tuesday at the Moorpark Unified School District board meeting. More...

Career Day makes a strong comeback

Presenters come to Moorpark High School's annual Career Day to talk about their work and provide insight to students exploring career options. More...

Community

City police help in gang sweep

The Moorpark Police Department assisted the Ventura County Sheriff's Fillmore Gang Unit in a multi-agency probation/parole gang sweep on Oct. 12. More...

City wants ideas for skate park

Parks and Recreation Department leaders are seeking the input of local skateboard aficionados for the city's first planned skate park. To get ideas from future park users, the city has scheduled a design workshop from 10 a.m. More...

Local roads get upgrades

In the coming months, two city streets are scheduled to be resurfaced in an innovative new green road construction effort that is expected to take thousands of used tires out of the waste stream. More...

Business

Mid-State Bank changes name

Mid-State Bank & Trust has officially changed its name to Rabobank, N.A. Mid-State has been operating as a division of Rabobank, N.A. More...

Schools

School to enhance curriculum with grant

Walnut Canyon Elementary School, an arts and technology school in Moorpark, has received a Magnet Schools of America Awards Program grant. More...

High school homecoming

Moorpark High School will kick off Homecoming 2007 with a rally at 10 a.m. Fri., Oct. 26 at the school, which includes a preview of the half-time show. The homecoming football game against the Calabasas Coyotes will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

On Oct. 13, someone stole money from the tip jar and a money satchel in a business in the 100 block of High Street. The front door of a business was broken into on Oct. 13 in the 5100 block of Maureen Lane. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

That's my story and it's stickin' to me!

Have you ever had an acquaintance tell you the same story about some trauma drama going on in their life every time you were around them? More...

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...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

"Michael Clayton"

Directed by: Tony Gilroy Starring: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack MPAA rating: R (for adult language) Running time: 118 minutes Best suited for: drama and legal drama fans Least suited for: More...

Event to feature art, music

Oil paintings on display

Glabman Furniture will host "A Symphony of Art, Music and Design" from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8 at 982 S. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 10, Westlake Village. More...

Monster meets his maker in 'Victor'

Play Review

What if man had the power to create life from inanimate forms? Should he? More...

Editorials

Where are the kids when school starts late?

Next week a group of parents unhappy with changes in the school schedule will meet with the Moorpark school board. More...

Political Cartoon

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Real Estate

The Large Family Room In This Lovely Home Has A Fireplace And Wet Bar, As Well As French Doors

This Morrison Sutton home in Oak Park is a 705 plan that has 4 bedrooms plus a loft that could be used as a fifth bedroom. There are 3.5 bathrooms. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom can be accessed from the backyard. More...

Diane Torrence

Veteran real estate agent Diane Torrence has joined the staff Prudential California Realty's Fillmore office according to broker/owner Bob Majorino. Torrence brings a varied skill set to her clientele. More...

There Are Ample Bedrooms In This Home

This home in a 24-hour guard-gated enclave in Westlake Village Country Club Estates has more than 8,800 square feet. There are ample bedrooms, a large kitchen and family room. More...