February 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Aging may increase risk of eye disease

Treatment can slow down loss of vision

An estimated 13 million to 15 million Americans show evidence of age-related macular degeneration, a progressive eye condition that can destroy "straightahead" vision, according to Dr. Marty Schneider, therapeutic optometrist. More...

Business

Moorpark company provides management accounting

Randal Wheeler, president and CEO of Pathfinder Metrics in Moorpark, has been credited by the Institute of Management Accountants with establishing the first-ever certified management accounting firm. More...

Area business specializes in centerpieces

Just Centerpieces provides unique centerpieces for any budget and special event, including bar and bat mitzvahs, Halloween parties, bridal showers, baby showers, proms, company picnics, and more. More...

Sports

Musketeers marching on

Girls' soccer team advances to Division II quarterfinals

After eight years, Moorpark High soccer fans finally had a reason to celebrate. More...

Marmonte wrestlers advance to Masters Meet

The CIF Masters Meet is today and Saturday at Wilmer Carter High in Rialto, and many area wrestlers have qualified for the prestigious event. Royal High, which easily won the Marmonte League title, will send six of its grapplers to Masters. More...

Skydiving's popularity soars to new heights

Things are looking up for the skydiving industry. According to the U.S. Parachute Association, 2007 made history as the year skydiving took a dramatic turn upward as one of the most popular adrenaline sports in the nation. More...

Faith

Churches purchase 'eco-palms' for Palm Sunday

More than 300 million palm fronds are harvested each year for consumption in the United States, mostly for Palm Sunday worship and floral displays for churchrelated events, according to Lutheran World Relief. 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...

Vineyard Community Church relocates

Vineyard Community Church has moved to 4823 Mira Sol Drive, Moorpark. Services will be Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Child care and Children's Church are available. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., FEB. 22 World Wide Dancing West Valley Folk Dancers teach international folk dances, 7:15 to 10 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7236 Jordan Ave. More...

Editorials

Loneliness: a treatable condition

A barista at a popular Moorpark coffee shop recently served a customer and his little boy. The dad ordered coffee for himself and a small hot chocolate for his 7year-old. More...

Political Cartoon

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The Real McCoy

That was quite a primary

I don't know about you, but I thought the primary on Feb. 5 was pretty exciting. I know it was one of the biggest turnouts in years. More...

Expanded use considered for arts center

After two hours of public testimony from a crowd of about 100 people who came to convey support and concerns about the High Street Arts Center, members of the Moorpark Redevelopment Agency voted Wednesday to continue to honor a threeyear commitmen More...

Two seniors hit while crossing the same downtown intersection

In separate incidents eight days apart, first a Moorpark woman and then her husband were struck in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Moorpark Avenue and Third Street in downtown Moorpark. More...

Community

Living in a world of yesterday

Society for Creative Anachronism celebrates the Middle Ages

A small group of local women in medieval attire gathered with their horses in a corral north of Camarillo on a recent Sunday to perfect their jousting skills in preparation for the Estrella War. More...

District starts program to assist underachieving students

Focus on pupils with low academic scores

Ten freshmen with low academic scores are receiving special attention in a pilot program at Moorpark High School that began about three weeks ago. More...

Lunar eclipse speeds the waning of the moon

BIG BLUE PEARL- Wednesday's lunar eclipse took place between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the eastern sky. Clouds blowing over the moon gave an eerie effect. This is the last full lunar eclipse until 2010. JANN HENDRY Acorn Newspapers More...

Schools

Superintendent's Perspective

Schools facing budget cuts

Our nation and our state are going through tough economic times. More...

Vision for the future

FINAL PLANS- An artist's rendition of the new 45,000-square-foot Moorpark College Academic Center, which will include 33 new classrooms and 29 faculty offices once it is completed next year. The $32.8-million building will have three levels. More...

State funds offered for midand low-income college students

The California Student Aid Commission recently announced the launch of the 2008 Cal Grant Campaign which offers mid- and low-income California students free cash for college and career training. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

On Feb. 19 a known suspect shoplifted items from a store in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue. A door-to-door salesman was found operating in the 700 block of Pecan Avenue on Feb. 18 with no city business permit or identification. More...

Family

The Movie Nut

80th Academy Awards Remember "Four Weddings and a Funeral"? More...

On The Town

College presents original poetry, songs, monologs

"Singles Only" is an evening of original solo performances of singer/songwriters, monologists and poets at 7:30 p.m. Wed. More...

Letters

Stop the bullying in schools

After hearing and reading about Lawrence King and his family, my heart aches for them after this senseless tragedy. More...

Real Estate

On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac

Located on a quiet cul de sac, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath contemporary townhome has an open floorplan, high ceilings, upper case windows, recessed lighting and upgraded light fixtures. More...

Keli Dahl

Prudential California Realty's Broker/owner Bob Majorino extends his congratulations to agent Keli Dahl, who has been awarded the elite Accredited Buyer Representation designation. More...