December 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Some residents owed unclaimed refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 14 Moorpark taxpayers who are due refund checks that total more than $7,980 after those checks were returned as undeliverable. More...

Health & Wellness

Handle the holidays with Alzheimer's

Traditional outings and gettogethers weigh heavily on those whose aging parents are beginning to show signs of dementia and becoming increasingly confused. More...

Schools

The Peanuts gang is here

GOOD GRIEF!- Mountain Meadows Elementary School drama students put on the musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" on Wednesday. Fellow students and parents were treated to three performances of the play. More...

Students play sounds of season

WINTER MUSIC- Chaparral Middle School eighth graders in the Symphonic Band perform solos during the band/orchestra's recent winter concert. From left is Addison Koneval, Nicholas Baltaxe and Brittany Stelmar. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

ON SANTA'S 'NAUGHTY' LIST- - You can try all you want to convince a squirrel that it's better to give than receive and he'll still steal from the birds. Michelle Thiesen of Newbury Park caught this thief committing larceny at her bird feeder. More...

Faith

Santa's helper raises funds with sleigh rides

Dressed in a Santa suit, Mitch Mitchell hops into his makeshift "sleigh" to treat kids of all ages to open-air rides along the streets of Greenville, S.C. More...

On The Town

KCLU to air holiday radio show

The High Street Broadcast's radio Christmas special will be presented Christmas Eve at 9 p.m. Mon., Dec. 24 on KCLUF.M. radio, 88.3. More...

Moorpark's Teaching Zoo offers special events

America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host two events this holiday season. The zoo is on the campus of Moorpark College at 7075 Campus Drive. •The annual Presents for Primates is Sat. and Sun., Dec. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., DEC. 21 Carolers To Entertain Agoura Newcomers Club hosts holiday luncheon with buffet lunch. Entertainment with Victorian carolers. RSVP (818) 889-2084. More...

Editorials

It must be Christmas

Almost anytime you drive, the traffic looks like rush hour, the shopping mall parking lots are packed and the stores are crowded. It must be Christmas. More...

Cartoon

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A lot can happen when you say "hi"

The other day at work, we were talking about "magical" words. I have no idea how these things get started, but they do. More...

Mayor and council at odds over future of arts center

Costs of operation are higher than expected

Part 1 of two Redevelopment funds paid out to subsidize the High Street Arts Center operations could be put to better use elsewhere, said Mayor Patrick Hunter, who serves on the city's Finance Committee. More...

Breakfast with Santa

FOR THE KIDDIES- Santa watches a magician create holiday magic at the Kiwanis Club's annual Breakfast With Santa, which makes Christmas a little more special for children, at the Moorpark Boys & Girls Club on Saturday morning. More...

Parvin to work on county commission

The Ventura Local Agency Formation recently appointed Moorpark City Councilmember Janice Parvin as a regular member of the LAFCO commission. Beginning Jan. 1 she will serve a term from 2008 through 2012. More...

Community

Early deadlines

The Acorn newspapers have early deadlines for the next two editions because of Christmas and New Year's Day. Real estate ads must be reserved by 11 a.m. today, Dec. 21, for the Dec. 28 edition. More...

House okays mountain park study

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation last week that will approve and fund a Rim of the Valley corridor study to determine the impact of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. More...

Be prepare for mudslides

The danger from a wildfire doesn't end when the fire is extinguished, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. More...

Sports

Shorthanded Musketeers continue to battle

Wrestling team searching for first league win

Sometimes you can't judge a team by its record. The standings say the Moorpark High wrestling team is 03 in the Marmonte League, including a 51-24 loss to Agoura High Wednesday. More...

Barry picks Wyoming

Moorpark High senior quarterback Adam Barry has committed to the University of Wyoming. Barry was a three-year starter for the Musketeers and helped lead MHS to a pair of CIFSouthern Section championship game appearances. More...

All-Marmonte teams online

To see a list of all the Moorpark High athletes who made the All-Marmonte League teams for the fall season, visit the sports section at www.moorparkacorn.com. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

A car parked in the 15100 block of Happy Camp Road was burglarized on Dec. 17. Sometime between Dec. 14 and 17, in the 5100 block of Maureen Lane, storm drain lids were stolen from a business parking lot. On Dec. More...

Family

'Extravaganza' displays Christmas spirit

Show Review

The second annual Moorpark College Holiday Extravaganza not only presented a fine evening of Christmas cheer but also served as a showcase for the highly talented students. More...

Acorn Soundoff

What is your favorite holiday activity?

GENEVIÈVE JAMES Teacher "I'm from the South, so I like to make pralines." More...

Letters

NBC lets down its fans

For weeks now, we Moorpark College nursing students have been collaborating with NBC to have us attend their taping of a new revamped show. The agreement was that they would send two buses to the school on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. More...

The nature of the foundation

This statement is intended to clarify the separate nature of the High Street Theater Foundation and the High Street Arts Center. More...

A salute to city employees

As the holidays fall upon us, we often look at all of the people we are thankful for. We usually start with those closest to us, family. From there, we branch out to our friends, neighbors and then coworkers. More...