February 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

We're moving our office

The Moorpark Acorn has outgrown its office space and will temporarily relocate to the Camarillo office. Effective immediately, the temporary office address is 1203 Flynn Road, Suite 140, Camarillo, CA 93012. More...

Health & Wellness

Many women optimistic about aging

When a recent survey asked women how they felt about aging, a significant number said that the best was yet to come. More...

Schools

For the record

Last week's photo of the string orchestra of Arroyo West Elementary School was incorrectly headlined with the name of Mesa Verde Middle School. More...

Teacher of the Year nominations open

Teachers' Insurance Plan has opened nominations for the California 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year Award of $1,000 to the winner and $500 to that teacher's school. More...

Walnut Canyon presents 'Cinderella'

Walnut Canyon School in Moorpark is producing Disney's musical "Cinderella" at 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 29 at Memorial Auditorium, 280 Casey Road, Moorpark. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

On Feb. 3, customers walked out of a restaurant in the 14700 block of Princeton Avenue without paying. A known suspect entered the Vons store in the 4200 block of Tierra Rejada Road on Feb. 5 and removed items without paying. More...

Faith

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...

Called to the Torah

Emily Angelo will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Sat., Feb. 23 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. She is a seventh grade honors student at Chaparral Middle School and the daughter of Abby and Greg Angelo of Moorpark. More...

On The Town

'On Golden Pond' examines family relationships

Play Review

Watching "On Golden Pond" at the High Street Arts Center is like spending a summer in a lakeside cottage: time plods along at a leisurely pace, there're some entertaining moments and nothing much happens. More...

Fine art entries sought for annual festival

The annual Moorpark Arts Festival is taking entries for the 2008 fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., May 4 at the Moorpark Civic Center, Moorpark City Library, High Street Arts Center and several businesses along High Street. More...

TV shows, movies new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the lat est movies, television shows, documentaries and music pro grams now available for purchase online and at retail stores. More...

Editorials

Valentine's Day game plan

Here's a good starting point for this year's Valentine's Day: Men, get a clue. Women, lighten up. After eons of trying you'd think that husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend would get it right. More...

Real Estate

Peaceful Backyard With Views

This home is approximately 2,828 square feet, and has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, as well as plush neutral carpet, upgraded tile flooring, smooth ceilings, recessed lighting, crown molding, and newer solid core interior doors and base b More...

Jeb Adams

Re/Max Olson and Associates congratulates Jeb Adams for his December production totaling over $1.7 million in sales. More...

Irina Shoket, Carole DeLaCruz

Irina Shoket and Carole De La Cruz from Re/Max Olson and Assiciates have been congratulated for their De cember sales production totaling over $1.9 million. More...

School officials weigh options to offset funding losses

Anticipating a $3-million budget shortage and possible layoffs during the 2008-09 school year, Moorpark Unified School District officials resolved on Tuesday to explore options to cover unfunded needs. More...

Mayor suggests broader use of arts center

Patrick Hunter has seen enough. Now, he wants to see some change. The mayor, disheartened that the High Street Arts Center is costing the city about $11,666 per month just to stay open, More...

Deep sea delicious

GOOD EATS- R. J. Bondy fries up a batch of golden brown fish during the annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry. More...

Community

Gang members allegedly terrorize victims at billiards hall

Four gang members or associates were recently arrested for attempted carjacking, attempted kidnapping, attempted robbery, felony vandalism and street terrorism during an incident in the parking lot of Moorpark Billiards, 476 W. More...

FEMA shrinks city flood plain

FEMA recently approved an appeal filed by Moorpark regarding the expansion of flood plains within the city. More...

Nonprofit organizations request grant funds from city

Amount of available money down from last year

Representatives from seven organizations that provide assistance to Moorpark residents came to request a portion of the 2008 Community Development Block Grant Funds at a City Council meeting last week. More...

Sports

Tall task for Musketeers

Apparently, somebody thinks the Moorpark High girls' basketball team doesn't have much of a shot in the CIF-Southern Section Division IAA postseason. The Musketeers don't agree. More...

MHS girls' soccer team heading to Pasadena

In Division II girls' soccer, MHS will look for an upset on the road Saturday when they face Pasadena High, the No. 1 seed from the Pacific League. More...

Pepperdine's Hunter named preseason All-American

Former Moorpark High standout Brett Hunter added another impressive accomplishment to his resume when he was named to Baseball America's 2008 Preseason All-America first-team last Friday. More...

Family

The Peanuts gang sings and plays at Camarillo theater

Play Review

Pack up the kids and head to Camarillo Community Theatre for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a charming, sweet family musical. More...

Teens sample careers at job shadow event

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers EMERGENCY RUN- Thousand Oaks High School students from left, Jamie Nickolaisen, 15; Jamie Guerrero, 15; and Katelynn Llanos, 16, find out what it feels like to work in an ambulance during the seventh annual Job Shadow Da More...

Calendar

Datebook

Fri., Feb. 15 Neil Simon Play Moorpark College Theater Department presents comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" by Neil Simon, 8 p.m., Main Stage Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road. 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 21, 22, 23. 2 p.m. Sun., Feb. More...

Letters

Questions for Gallegly

U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly professes in the Feb. 1 Moorpark Acorn to be concerned about illegal immigration. But if he is, why doesn't he work for repeal of the North America Free Trade Agreement? More...

A poem for Valentine's Day

'Bout Valentine's Day Readers, I love you- And the rest of mankind I sure as heck do . . . Plus monkeys, cats, fish Even polecats (phew!)- Rattlers, polar bears, fleas E'en germs which cause flu . . . More...

Valentines Special Section

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2008!!

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

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