March 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fighting cocks found at Moorpark residence

A Moorpark couple was cited on March 18 for allegedly possessing fighting gamecocks. More...

Health & Wellness

Carelessness can cause eye injuries

Most work, home accidents are avoidable

More than 2,000 injuries occur each day in the workplace, according to Prevent Blindness America. More...

Facts on colorectal cancer

Regular screenings are recommended

"Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the U.S.," said Dr. James Yoo, assistant professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. More...

Hospital foundation seeks nominations

Award to honor outstanding woman

The Simi Valley Hospital Foundation is taking nominations for the Woman of the Year award. More...

Schools

College speech and debate team wins state title

The Moorpark College forensics team won its fifth straight state championship with a narrow victory margin of 3.75 points over longtime rival Orange Coast College at a recent competition in Concord, Calif. More...

Students learn with hands-on activities

Students at Campus Canyon School are participating in a variety of hands-on activities through the Service Learning Enrichment Program. More...

'Middle School Musical' hits the stage

DANCING FEVER- Above, Todd Brooks, Kennedy Brooks, Brianna Marquez, Cristina Marquez and Catalina Friz lead a routine with parents and students dancing to a song from "High School Musical" during Chaparral Middle School's annual talent show on March More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LOOKING FOR A FRIEND- Jackson is a 4-year-old male Labrador retriever. Jackson is happy and friendly. He doesn't jump and he knows basic commands. Jackson can be adopted at the Camarillo Animal Shelter; ask for ID A437206. More...

Pet owners urged to have their animals spayed or neutered

The Humane Society of Ventura County recently released statistics regarding the number of dogs and cats who were spayed or neutered at the shelter's clinic in 2007. More...

Squirrel of the Month

WINTER WONDERLAND- Kraig Lujan of Somis snapped this photo of a squirrel while on a family vacation in Green Valley Lake, Calif., in the San Bernardino Mountains in January. More...

On The Town

The MOVIE Nut

Director Guy Ritchie made Jason Statham a star in 2000's nouveau gangster classic "Snatch"- Statham's not quite a household name in America, but certainly a staple figure celebrated by heist and crime genre fans. More...

Festival of Jewish films will screen in Ventura

Temple Beth Torah's fifth annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival will open at 7 p.m. Thurs., April 3. More...

Annual music festival in Simi Valley will be singin' the blues for charity

The third annual Write4Hope Blues Festival is scheduled for Sat., April 26 at Oak Park in Simi Valley. More...

Real Estate

This Spacious Home Opens Behind Double Front Doors To A Marble Mosaic Design Inlaid Over Ceramic Tile Flooring

This property has a more than 0.5acre lot and an upgraded residence with nearly 2,800 square feet. More...

This New Custom Home Features Granite Counter Tops and Custom Cabinets

This new custom construction is in the hills above Ventu Park. More...

County inspects gas pumps for accuracy

With the price of gas weighing heavily on the minds of Moorpark residents, consumers are paying more attention to the figures that roll by on the pump's digital display when they fuel up at one of the eight service stations in town. More...

Boys & Girls Club hosts annual auction tomorrow

The 21st annual dinner and auction benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark will be tomorrow, Sat., March 29 in the Air Force One Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Police chief to leave Moorpark for new position

Moorpark Police Chief Jeff Matson was recently promoted to commander of the Technical Services Bureau for the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. More...

Community

City seeks solution for Lassen traffic

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com

City officials encountered a roadblock of opposition when they considered closing a popular shortcut used by drivers to get in and out of the Mission Bell Plaza shopping center north of Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Police search for thieves along the train tracks

SEBASTIAN RAMIREZ/Special to the Acorn MANHUNT- A retail store at the 100 block of Poindexter was robbed at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses described two men wearing blue shirts and blue pants that left on foot, heading toward High Street. More...

Two city video stores robbed

Four people were recently arrested on suspicion of robbing both the Hollywood Video and Blockbuster Video stores in Moorpark. More...

Business

Workshops available for residents seeking jobs

The East County Job and Career Center, 980 Enchanted Way in Simi Valley, will host several Career Shops in April. For more information on any of the workshops, call the center at (805) 955-2282. • Power of VOS from 9 a.m. to noon Tues. More...

Women's fitness center opens in Simi

Contours Express of Simi Valley has opened a new location at 2311 Tapo St. Contours Express is a specialized women's circuit training gym with machines designed for women. More...

Sports

Dewey does damage

Moorpark first baseman Dewey Grattan developing into a feared slugger

There was nobody more disappointed in Dewey Grattan's first year on the Moorpark High varsity baseball team than Grattan himself. More...

The Acorn's 2008 National League West showdown

Sportswriters Thomas Gase and Stephen Dorman debate who will win MLB's toughest division

Not since the days of Billy the Kid and "Doc" Holliday has the West been this wild. More...

Faith

First Jewish house of worship established in city

GOD'S WORK- Rabbi Shimon Heidingsfeld, left, and Mendy Levin, read from the Megilla (book of Esther) last Thursday at a Community Purim celebration at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center in Moorpark. More...

Family

Active Adult Center thanks volunteers

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers JUST FOR YOU- Alyssa Dersahagian, 15, a member of the Moorpark Teen Council, serves dessert at the recent "Volunteers are the Cream of the Crop" 2007 Volunteer Recognition Dinner held at the Moorpark Active Adult Center. More...

Lions Club provides funds for Academic Decathletes

The Simi-Moorpark Lions Club recently donated $500 to the Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon Team to help with expenses as the team travels to the upcoming U.S. Championship Tournament. More...

Workshop to assist seniors in filing 2007 tax returns

Residents need to file a 2007 income tax return to receive the tax rebate recently enacted by Congress as part of the stimulus package. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., MARCH 28 Bella Vita Westlake Bella Vita Social Club meets for dinner, 6 p.m., parish hall, St. Jude's Catholic Church, 32032 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Italian pasta dinner served. More...