June 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jorgensen, Gallegly winners in 24th District

Marta Jorgensen, a teacher from Solvang, pulled a surprise victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the 24th Congressional District. Longtime incumbent Elton Gallegly was an easy winner on the Republican side. More...

Health & Wellness

Bikers lead caravan to fight diabetes

Moorpark residents Paul and Brenda Haugen invite motorcycle enthusiasts to join them for a day trip to Orange County on Sun. More...

MADD to train new volunteers

The Los Angeles-Ventura counties affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host an orientation and training for volunteers from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., June 21 at the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Road, Los Angeles. More...

Married doctors open practice in family care

A husband and wife medical team recently opened a family practice in Moorpark to serve the needs of local residents. More...

Sports

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk drops by Skatelab

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers HOT WHEELS- Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, right, autographs a skateboard for a fan last Saturday at Skatelab in Simi Valley. More...

Moorpark girls' team scores big on the pitch

RISE TO THE TOP- The Moorpark Soccer Club girls' U-9 team finished in first place in its division at the CVU Tournament of Champions during Memorial Day weekend. Moorpark beat the SAS Kickers of Simi Valley, 4-3, in overtime to win the title. More...

Four for the Month

It's June. Soon you'll be beachside, or poolside, or lakeside, or in Riverside- somewhere where you'll need something to read. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Someone living in the 4300 block of Timberdale Road reported continually receiving annoying phone calls from September last year to the present. Credit cards were stolen and used between Jan. More...

Faith

Mirror, Mirror . . .

The tendency to judge others seems to find a home in most of us, and at those times when we encounter an individual whom we see as objectionable- in appearance or personality, or both- our first reaction may be to want to get away from that pers More...

Israel's 60th birthday feted

A Mega Celebration of Israel's 60th birthday is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., June 22 at the American Jewish University, BrandeisBardin campus, 1101 Peppertree Lane, Simi Valley. The event is open to the community. More...

Teens reach out to assist the homeless with a fashion show

At first glance, they appear to have little in common: students modeling the latest fashions and, just a few miles away, dozens of homeless men and women walking the streets. More...

On The Town

Radio theater earn awards for two programs

Every Now and Then Theatre's 2006 Christmas radio adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story" has won an International Communicator Gold Award of Excellence. More...

"Roman de Gare"

Directed by: Claude Lelouch Starring: Dominique Pinon, Fanny Ardant, Audrey Dana Rated: R (for brief adult language, brief sexual references) Running time: 103 minutes Best suited for: suspense fans Least suited for: More...

Editorials

Teens don't need to drink to celebrate graduation

When Paul Westphal, a former USC and NBA player, was head coach of men's basketball at Pepperdine University, he once said there weren't many rules for his team in Malibu, but the first and most important rule was, "Don't be stupid. More...

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For the record

The notice for the Boy Scout Monopoly Tournament in last week's edition omitted the date. The tourney will take place on Sat., June 28 at St. Paschal Babylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks. Registration opens at 8 a.m. More...

College, city settle suit over traffic

Moorpark officials and Ventura County Community College District leaders agreed to settle a dispute associated with costs of traffic improvements needed to mitigate impacts of the growing Moorpark College student population. More...

Los Angeles Avenue may add two lanes

The state Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the city of Moorpark recently hosted a meeting to share details about a road-widening project intended to alleviate traffic congestion on Los Angeles Avenue in downtown Moorpark. More...

Citizens vote in primary

EVERY VOTE COUNTS- Ellen Liedtke of Moorpark turns in her vote on June 3 at the Moorpark Community Center. Results affecting Moorpark residents include Ferial Masry beating David Hare for the Democratic nomination in 37th Assembly District. More...

Community

Residents may apply for affordable housing

The city of Moorpark will host three workshops in English and Spanish to inform potential firsttime homebuyers about affordable housing opportunities available in the city. Interested buyers must attend one of these meetings. More...

Taking steps to abolish cancer

JOE BINOYA/Acorn Newspapers FIND A CURE- Cancer survivors Evelyn Malachi, left, Beverly Reinhart, Robin Cosek, and Anna Moore of Moorpark participate in the Moorpark Relay For Life American Heroes walk held at the Moorpark High School track Saturd More...

State voter registration increases

The number of registered voters in California exceeds 16 million for the first time in more than three years, according to the secretary of state's latest Report of Registration released recently. The state now has 16. More...

Schools

Peach Hill Academy lauded for change

Peach Hill Academy surpassed the expectations of local school leaders when, within a twoyear period, it transformed itself from being a school at risk of failing state standards into an exemplary site. More...

Brainfuse keeps students sharp

Some parents are concerned because of the lack of summer school this year. Moorpark City Library has a computer program for students who are failing behind in school or who want to keep up their academic skills over vacation break. More...

Small school graduates have big dreams

"The class of 2008 is well prepared for a future that none of us can really imagine," said Ellen Smith, superintendent of the Moorpark Unified School District at The High School at Moorpark College graduation ceremony honoring 37 students who More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEET LITTLE THING- Little Frida Kahlo is a black brindle-colored Boston Terrier/Beagle mix. She was never picked up by her owner and now needs a new home. She is friendly and energetic without being too wild. She likes other dogs and children. More...

Clinic gives insider look at thoroughbreds

The public is invited to a free Conformation Clinic hosted by Thoroughbred Owners of California beginning promptly at 10 a.m. Sat., June 21 in the Backstretch Owner-Trainer Lounge, Hollywood Park, 1050 S. Prairie, Inglewood. More...

Park district requires leashes for all dogs

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District reminds residents that dogs must be on a leash at all times on district properties. More...

Family

Youths learn safe swimming in free summer class

A "Kids Learning to Swim" program will teach about 130 Moorpark children the skills they need to join their friends in the pool. More...

Neighborhood blood drive

The Moorpark United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun., June 8 at the church, 261 Flory Ave. Donors will receive free cholesterol testing and a free Dominos pizza. Donors should bring photo ID and donor card. More...

School encourages creativity

ARTIST AT WORK- Matiana Gajda, 6, left, reacts to her 8yearold sister Samantha's bead art during the Arroyo West Elementary School Art Festival on campus Tuesday. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., JUNE 6 GOP Women Event Reservations due for Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated special event "A Tale of Two Futures: McCain and the Democrats on National Security and the Economy," Wed., June 11, Westlake Village Inn, More...

Letters

Somis residents impolite to guests

I grew up in apartments where people lived very close to one another, and had to tolerate the most personal noises and movements. More...

Glad to reconnect to former teacher

I was astounded to see in the May 29 Moorpark Acorn a bagpiper named Wally Boggess on the cover. It said he is a Moorpark resident who played his pipes at the Memorial Day ceremony in Westlake Village. More...

Real Estate

The Galley Kitchen In This Westlake Home Has Been Remodeled

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in Westlake Village minutes from shopping. The living and dining rooms have two dual-paned sliding glass doors to the enclosed patio, neutral carpet and designer paint. More...

Shirley Richards

Working as an individual, broker associate Shirley Richards is the top sales associate for her Coldwell Banker office for 2007 closed sales. More...