October 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Contact lenses: more choice, greater comfort, better vision

Over the past two years, there have been significant changes in contact lenses thanks to new technology. The new silicone materials which are now available allow much longer comfortable wearing time. More...

Healthy beverage choices for families

Eating dinner together as a family can have beneficial effects on the health and wellbeing of the whole family. But when sitting down to the table, don't just focus on what's on the plate- what is in the glass matters, too. More...

Moorpark dentist will buy back candy

Dr. Yossi Bar-Zion and the staff of Bar-Zion Orthodontics will buy back Halloween candy from 10 a.m. to noon Thurs., Nov. 1 at the office in the Mission Bell Plaza, 553 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. More...

Schools

Students learn the importance of living clean and sober

Students throughout Moorpark have been celebrating National Red Ribbon Week with special events reminding them of the importance of a drug-free lifestyle. The program, which takes place annually from Oct. More...

Old school buses updated with new technology

The big yellow school buses that many generations of parents and grandparents are accustomed to have changed dramatically over the past few years, and that's good. More...

Moorpark student named CLU Presidential Scholar

Jeremy Detgen, a business major from Moorpark, was one of 20 students named as a Presidential Scholar at the start of the 200708 academic year at California Lutheran University. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

A bicycle was stolen on Oct. 21 from a porch in the 600 block of Spring Road. An attempted murder took place on Oct. More...

Faith

Moorpark Prez hosts inspirational speaker for men's dinner

Moorpark Presbyterian Church invites local men to a dinner and a talk by an inspirational speaker at 6:15 p.m. Fri., Nov. 2 in the church Fellowship Hall, 13950 Peach Hill Road. 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 Latter-day Saints, 15351 Benwood Drive, (805) 523-7057. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

Directed by: Andrew Dominik Starring: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard Rating: R (for violence, adult language) Running time: 161 minutes Best suited for: Brad Pitt and western genre fans Least suited for: More...

John Wesley rides again

Actor Roger Nelson will present "The Man from Aldersgate," an award-winning dramatic portrayal of the life of John Wesley at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 at the United Methodist Church of Simi Valley, 2394 Erringer Road. More...

Camarillo theater's 'Grease' is electrifying

Play Review

"Grease" at Camarillo Community Theatre is the one that you want to see for sheer entertain ment value. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., OCT. 26 Order Enchiladas Orders needed for Soroptimist International of Camarillo annual Enchilada Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Nov. 3 at Chile Peppers, 601 Mobil Ave., Camarillo. $25 per dozen beef, chicken or cheese enchiladas. More...

Columns

Growing up along with Moorpark

We've lived in Moorpark for a little over 21 years now. My wife and I moved here when it was just the two of us, and now we have two kids who have grown up here. Well, they've grown up as much as they can, at this point. More...

Editorials

How to help wildfire victims

Southern California is on fire. Sadly, there's very little exaggeration in that statement. More...

Political Cartoon

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Voters turn down taxes for more services, facilities

A voter opinion survey conducted by Godbe Research last month revealed that local residents are not ready to pay more taxes to maintain services and public facilities in Moorpark. More...

Train crashes into truck

SEBASTIAN RAMERIZ/Special to the Acorn SLAMMED- An Amtrack train struck a semi-truck parked on the tracks near Highway 118 in Moorpark at 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday. The truck driver fled the scene. No one aboard the train was injured. More...

Community

Train smashes truck on tracks

A northbound Amtrak train sideswiped a large truck that was parked next to the tracks west of Grimes Canyon Road Tuesday evening. The accident, which occurred at 9:25 p.m. didn't cause any injuries. More...

City to collect electronic waste

The city of Moorpark will host its first free electronic waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17. The event will take place behind the Police Services Center at 627 Fitch Ave. More...

Reducing the effects of smoky air

Old-fashioned common sense is the best way for residents to minimize the affects of the smoky, ashfilled air caused by the wildfires raging across Ventura County and throughout much of Southern California, according to local health experts More...

Business

Investor buys Parklane

Sperry Van Ness, one of the nation's largest commercial real estate brokerage firms, has completed the sale of Parklane Retail Center,a 9,725-square-foot shopping center, to a Thousand Oaksbased investor for $3.7 million. More...

Pet services for fire victims

Kristi Brunig, owner and operator of Critter Sitters Pet Sitting Services, is volunteering her services to local residents, veterinarians, temporary shelters and others in need of assistance during fire conditions. More...

Salon gives cuts for cancer fund

Soodi's Salon will help raise funds for the American Cancer Society from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 at 537 E. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. More...

Sports

Moorpark boys' water polo team controls its fate

Tuesday's match against TOHS at Maverick's Gym could decide playoff berth

Although the Moorpark High boys' water polo team lost 15-2 to Agoura High on Wednesday, minutes after the game was over the team wasn't dwelling on the loss. More...

Triple-header highlights MHS homecoming

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers THREE GAMES, ONE DAY- Moorpark High running back Austin Edmonson, center, speeds away from Agoura's D.J. More...

Press Box Battle

Baseball blues

Where have you gone, Rob Deer? I don't know about you, but I sure miss watching Deer, who still has an online fan club, play professional baseball. I also miss Pete Incaviglia and Steve Balboni, too. More...

Family

Drug free is the way to be

GOOD CLEAN FUN- The students at Peach Hill Elementary School wear their favorite team jerseys for Red Ribbon Week, five days dedicated to substance abuse prevention. More...

The fun of discovery

BLOW A BIG BUBBLE- Brian Xiao, 6, of Newbury Park, experiments with bubble makers at Discovery Day for Kids at the Moorpark College Child Development Center last Saturday. More...

Here's to a good, long life

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers MANY HAPPY RETURNS- Lorene Foster can't resist tasting the birthday cake at her 99th birthday party on Saturday in Moorpark. More...

Letters

Find a new time for the teachers

As a parent of a middle school child that starts late on Friday, I share a lot of the concerns that many of the parents share. I am lucky not to be working at this time and can supervise my student. More...

Naturalized American speaks

I came to this country in 1968 from a former communist country. I hope you can understand my message. I became a citizen and learned the language of this greatest, not perfect, country on earth. More...

Thanks for repairs

Yippee! They fixed the bump in the Southbound 23 Freeway by the Los Angeles exit. Thank you so much. We all really appreciate it. Judy Waters Moorpark More...

Real Estate

Located In A Family Friendly Neighborhood

Presented by the Ovdat Team of Bev, Saul and Tami, this Agoura Hills home, with 4bedrooms and 3-baths, is in a familyfriendly neighborhood. More...

Highly Upgraded Home

This 1-story house is reduced $100,000 for fast sale, with an unbelievable price per square foot in Sutton Valley. It has been recently customized and expanded to over 4,300 square foot, as per appraiser. More...