April 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Play that funky music

JOE BINOYA/Acorn Newspapers JAZZED- Moorpark High School tenor sax player Cody Gallo follows the music sheet as he takes a solo during Moorpark High School Evening of Jazz Spring Concert held at Moorpark High School last Friday night. More...

Health & Wellness

Ovarian cancer survivor strives to help other women

Annie Barney didn't think too much about the abdominal discomfort she experienced a few months after the birth of her baby daughter in 2003. She figured the constipation and bloating symptoms were normal. More...

Techniques to help baby sleep better

How can one spot the parents of small babies? By the circles around their eyes from sleepless nights and fussy infants. Every parent knows the feeling of desperation when their baby just won't get to sleep or stay asleep. More...

Sports

Press Box Prattle

The Marmonte League baseball schedule reached its midway point last week, so, like I've done in past seasons, now seems like the appropriate time to name a first-half All-Star squad. More...

Moorpark Rotary Relays track meet today at MHS

The ninth annual Moorpark Rotary Relays will take place this afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. at Moorpark High. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SHAGGY DOG STORY- Wesley is a 3-year-old grey-and-white Schnauzer. He is mellow, friendly, trusting and very gentle. He also shows signs of being house trained. Wesley can be adopted at the Camarillo Animal Shelter. More...

Ecologist to lecture on wildlife

The Moorpark College Biology Department's Gary Ogden Memorial Lecture and The Year of the Environment will present a free lecture open to the public, "Carnivores on the Fringe" from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

On The Town

"Smart People"

Directed by: Noam Murro Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes MPAA rating: R (adult language) Running time: 133 minutes Best suited for: More...

Letters

Biology professor corrects article

I am writing about a concern I had when reading your column titled "New hallucinogenic finds its way into area neighborhoods." I am a biology professor and have biochemistry background. More...

Breanna gives health update

It's me Breanna, with another update. Not much has happened since my brain surgery in January. However, lately I've been experiencing mild and some major headaches, along with feeling nauseous almost everyday. More...

Real Estate

Armando Gomez

Armando Gomez was recognized by broker/ owner Bob Majorino and the management of Prudential California Realty at the company's February awards banquet for achieving Quality Service Certified Platinum. More...

Recently Remodeled

This one-story home has an open floor plan and was recently remodeled with new carpet, flooring in kitchen, baths and laundry room, scraped ceilings, counter tops in kitchen redone and more. More...

A Spacious Home In Sunset Hills

This spacious home in Sunset Hills includes 2 bedrooms downstairs w/ full bath, a living room with a fireplace that opens to balcony. More...

City mulls over site for new post office

Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service gathered around Assistant City Manager Hugh Riley Wednesday afternoon to look at a vacant lot that may be used for a new post office building. More...

Moorpark suspect wanted in stabbing

The suspect wanted for the stabbing of Camarillo resident Gregory Allan Ruiz, 19, was recently named as Gilbert Joseph Gutierrez, 47, of Moorpark. Ruiz was stabbed on April 6 in the 100 block of Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. More...

Local woman pleads guilty to elder abuse

Toni Radys, 54, of Moorpark, has pled guilty to insurance fraud, grand theft, mental abuse and financial elder abuse with special allegation of a loss more than $150,000. Radys committed the crimes against her mother. More...

Mother deserves your praise on mom's special day

Mother's Day is May 11 and The Moorpark Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Community

Shoplifters arrested

Authorities have arrested four Santa Paula men who were allegedly involved in a recent theft at the Target store in Moorpark. The suspects stole more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from the department store last Sunday, said Sgt. More...

Council approves fee to offset costs of storm water inspection

The City Council, Wednesday, voted to establish a storm-water disposal inspection fee that will affect 132 businesses in Moorpark as of July 2008. More...

College students will march on capital to protest budget cuts

Sean Colletti, a secondyear English major at California State University Channel Islands, said he's been guilty of not acting on his convictions. More...

Schools

Admission Update

Every year we hear about record numbers of students applying to college, and the latest round of statistics is sure to raise anxiety levels once again. More...

Applications open for Military Leadership Academy

Freedom Alliance has opened the application period for the Military Leadership Academy. The academy educates, motivates and inspires student leaders, and has graduated more than 700 high school students since its inception in 2001. More...

Arts scholarship names finalists

Award sponsored by Richard Carpenter

The Alliance for the Arts, the official fundraising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, has announced the nine student finalists who will perform at the second annual Richard Carpenter Scholarship competition on Sat., May 10 at the Co More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

In the 600 block of Palomar Avenue sometime between March 20 and April 4 an unknown suspect obtained credit using someone else's identity. More...

Faith

Moorpark Chabad to host Passover Seder

Residents of Moorpark and surrounding areas are invited to an authentic public Passover Seder at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Sat., April 19 at Chabad Jewish Center of Camarillo, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Ste. 112 in Camarillo. More...

Family

Royalty to reign

Young ladies to compete for crown

The Miss Moorpark pageant will begin at 2 p.m., and Miss Teen Moorpark will begin at 6 p.m., tomorrow, Sat., April 19 at the Moorpark High School Per forming Arts Center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., APRIL 18 An Earnest Production The Camarillo Community Theatre presents classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest " by Oscar Wilde, tonight through May 18, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. 2 p.m. More...

Editorials

Living within our means

Financial experts continue their debate over whether the country is in a recession or just a slow down, but everyone agrees that prices, credit card debt, home foreclosures and job pink slips are on the rise, while personal savings and home More...

Cartoon

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We all have our special needs

When my son was playing baseball, there were a few less than humorous columns that I wanted to write about coaches and parents and the baseball program. More...