May 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Three residents die in car crash

Three Moorpark residents were killed last weekend when their car crashed into an Oxnard auto parts store. A Ford Taurus driven by 37yearold Celestino Hernandez Lara hit the Oxnard building in the 1000 block of E. Fifth St. at about 2:20 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Here's looking at you, kid

When my son was about 3 years old, he developed an interest in baseball and began trying to hit an old beach ball we kept in the garage with an oversized plastic bat. More...

New counseling office opens in Moorpark

Moorpark Counseling announces the opening of a new office at 165 High St., Ste. 102, Moorpark. Moorpark Counseling is a group of therapists who offer a professional yet relaxing atmosphere. More...

A quick quiz: do you know the facts about your bones?

Mindy Hermann, a registered dietitian and a nutrition writer for women's, health and fitness magazines, tells how her mother took a tumble down a flight of stairs. More...

Schools

Space Station Flory takes off with imagination

LAUNCH INTO LEARNING- Left, Skylar Goodwin, a Flory Academy Of Science & Technology fourth grader, tries to draw by looking at her paper through a mirror and wearing big gloves. More...

Military academy accepting applications

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...

Admission update No. 2

Admit rates at many University of California campuses reached record lows this year, but the numbers at private institutions have also been dramatic. More...

Pets

Success stories

All of these animals from the Camarillo Animal Shelter have been placed into new homes through exposure in the Acorn Newspapers. A huge 'thank you' to the pet lovers who saved these wonderful creatures. More...

Pet of the Week

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers BASHFUL- Callie is a 7-year-old domestic shorthair kitty. She is declawed in the front and must live indoors. She is sweet but a little shy about unfamiliar places. More...

Program finds homes for pets when owners die

All too often, when a pet is predeceased by its owner, the animal can end up in a shelter instead of with a member of the owner's family. More...

Family

Saving costs too much

I recently put $50 worth of gasoline in my car. I don't have a monster truck or a Hummer or an SUV. And I don't have two gas tanks in my car or some huge vessel that holds enough gas to last four months. More...

National Parks Service offers hiking, safety tips for outdoors

The National Park Service recommends the following tips while hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area: •Carry plenty of water and drink it. Bring at least one quart for short walks. More...

Get feet moving to 'defeat' ALS

Walk to Defeat ALS, an effort to raise funds benefiting research and patient care services for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, will take place Sun., May 4 at Plaza Park in Ventura. More...

Calendar

High definition stars at Blum Studio

Conejo Valley resident Eric Blum is owner and executive producer at Eric Blum Productions, a full-service production and post-production company that has been in business for more than 25 years creating produc tions for corporate and More...

Datebook

Fri., MAY 2 LIFE Animal Rescue hosts "A Pawsitively Purrfect Night at the Casino" fundraiser, 7 to 11 p.m., Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Real Estate

This Home Remodeled And Features Slab Granite And Designer Tile

This one-story cottage has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace between the living room and the den. The home has been remodeled and features slab granite and designer tile. More...

New faces to lead schools

The Board of Education of the Moorpark Unified School District unanimously accepted the superintendent's recommendation to appoint three new elementary principals to replace Del Carbine at Mountain Meadows, Pam Hill at Flory and Jeanne Ric More...

Hot weather sparks early fire warning

In the wake of two early heat waves and a sizeable fire in the Angeles National Forest, fire officials predict a tough fire season ahead. More...

Team receives competition assistance

COMMUNITY SUPPORT- Justine Levan, left, captain of the Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon Team, receives a donation from Carlie Kaufmann, president of the Kiwanis Club of Moorpark. The team won the state championship last month. More...

Community

County seeks to streamline permit process

As Ventura County officials seek to reduce delays and costs associated with the granting of discretionary land use permits, property owners say they want the rules to be clearer before they apply for them. More...

Ventura County superintendent leaves for job in Santa Clara

The Ventura County Office of Education will see a different face at the top for the first time in 15 years. Dr. More...

Restaurant receives license

The Moorpark Planning Commission voted to grant a conditional use permit that will allow a new restaurant on the northwest part of High Street to sell alcoholic beverages. More...

Business

Six steps for success

Theodore Carl Soderberg, author of the novel "Uncharted Waters," offers six tips for a successful life. •Identify what you want and when you want it. "Figuring out your dream can be the hardest part," said Soderberg. More...

Martial arts school chauffeurs students to class

The Transported After School Martial Arts Program is the only one of its kind in the Moorpark Area. More...

Sports

Coach's hunch paying big dividends for Moorpark's Dyce

Hamstring injury can't hold junior track star down for too long

Moorpark High junior Max Dyce was going to be a great sprinter, whether he liked it or not. More...

Top county athletes compete in Moorpark

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers GREAT DAY TO RACE- Rachel Burns, right, of Moorpark High and Julia Maddox of St. Bonaventure compete in the 300-meter hurdle event at the Ventura County Championships last Friday at MHS. More...

State football championships staying in L.A.

The Home Depot Center in Carson will remain the host site for the 2008 and 2009 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games, CIF Executive Director Marie M. Ishida has announced. All five games will be played over two days, Fri. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Mail thefts were reported on April 15 in the 4200 block of Granadilla Drive and in the 13000 block of Williams Ranch Road. A home in the 4200 block of Hilburn Court was burglarized sometime between April 19 and 22. More...

Faith

You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself

As I departed the airplane and approached the terminal in Cusco, Peru, the faint echo of music wafted through the air. When I entered the terminal, something I never would have expected happened. My eyes welled up with tears. More...

Church presents 'Narnia' play

Spotlight Art Academy, a new youth performing arts ministry of Calvary Community Church, will present the new musical "Narnia" at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 17 and 2 p.m. More...

On The Town

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader MPAA rating: R (for graphic nudity, sexual content, adult language and situations) Running time: 112 minutes Best suited for: More...

Musicians perform in Ventura

Now in its 14th season, the Ventura Music Festival will host Ventura native Nicole Cabell, the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, for a command performance at 8 p.m. Sat., May 10, Ventura High School auditorium, 2 N. More...

Can popular music drive youths to drugs, drinking?

No matter the generation, parents and adults have always been known to complain about the popular music being listened to by children and teens. More...

Letters

Son finishes his Eagle Scout project

My son Andy just completed his Eagle Project. He didn't join Boy Scouts until he was in eighth grade and so was a bit behind some of the other boys his age. But he managed to catch up and was awarded the Life award just under six months ago. More...

Editorials

Water is needed for fire protection

Our front page story, "Hot weather sparks early fire warning," discusses important points on how ev eryone can work to insure the safety of homes and property in what may be a summer with recordbreaking temperatures. More...

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Nothing comes easy anymore

As many of you may know, last Saturday was the Moorpark High School Senior Prom. This is a big event in a senior's life. More...