July 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Immigrant support group accomplishes goals

As they prepare to close a chapter of their Moorpark story, three Club Michoacano officeholders who are now in their 60s reminisced over what drew them to Moorpark and how their lives have evolved in the four decades since they came. More...

Health & Wellness

How older adults can remain active

From teenagers to grandparents, almost everybody wants to get more exercise. But most advice on how to accomplish this lifestyle change isn't targeted to older adults. More...

Avoid errors with medication

Knowing more about the medications you take could save your life. More...

Health center to hold open house

OakView at University Village will host an open house for the public on Thurs., July 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 3557 Campus Drive in Thousand Oaks near California Lutheran University. More...

Schools

Actors learn teamwork along with their lines

Workshop to present 'Disney's Cinderella Kids'

With backpacks and homework out of the picture, local youngsters now have an opportunity to enjoy an artbased learning experience. More...

Tone up at fitness boot camp

Core Fitness Boot Camp offers a complete fitness and nutrition program. According to camp directors, the six-week program has helped people lose weight, fat, inches and improve their overall health. More...

Police Blotter

Blotter

Two people were arrested on June 26 in the 4300 block of Amberwick Lane for drugrelated offenses. Two minors sitting in a car on June 28 in the 4500 block of Tierra Rejada Road were found in possession of an open can of beer. More...

Faith

Public is invited to class at Adventist church

The Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will present an adult education series, "Foundations for Faith," beginning today, 7 p.m. Fri., July 11 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

LDS singles to meet

Single adults of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are invited to a regional conference at 7 p.m. Sun., July 27 at the Thousand Oaks Stake Center, 1600 Erbes Road. More...

Family

Fastest driver in the west

TRUCKIN'- Moorpark resident Ariana Rivera, 7, steers her mini-tractor at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark on Saturday. More...

Summer safety for pets

During the hot summer months, be sure to follow these health and safety tips for pets. •Never leave a pet in the car, even for short periods of time and with the windows open. More...

Nominees sought for theater award

The third annual High Street Theater Foundation Champion of the Arts award brunch is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 15 at the Secret Garden Restaurant in Moorpark. The foundation is seeking nominations for an individual to honor. More...

Editorials

Stop local heroin before it kills

A number of heroin busts have taken place recently in the Moorpark area, but the problem isn't new. Buzz about heroin is common in local coffee shops and hang-outs for teens. More...

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. More...

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New bill would help ease housing foreclosures

In a move to counteract the effects of the mortgage crisis on communities throughout the nation, the League of California Cities is urging the state's congressional delegation to support the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HR 3221). More...

School advocates seek to extend bond measure

A committee of about a dozen Moorpark residents and school leaders got together last week to organize their strategy for a proposed bond measure extension that will benefit local students. More...

Community

Pick up a pen for story contest

If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work this summer in the Moorpark Acorn contest, "Fiction in a Nutshell." In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to moorpark@theacorn.com or send i More...

City provides places to cool off during high temperatures

As temperatures continue to soar, local residents are invited to visit the Active Adult Center and the library, both at the Civic Center in downtown Moorpark, for air-conditioned comfort at no cost. More...

How to beat the heat

Tips for beating the heat and helping others during a heat wave: •Drink water or sports drinks often (do not wait until you are thirsty), and avoid drinking alcohol. More...

Business

SCORE helps guide new businesses

The Ventura County chapter of SCORE, small business counselors, is experiencing increased demand this year as more residents are seeking counseling to start their own business. More...

LoanSmart offers variety of services

LoanSmart Inc. is now processing FHA loans, which have not been available to homebuyers in California for the last 10 years because of their low dollar limits. More...

Sports

Moorpark 10- and 11-year-olds ride Moses' right arm to victory

All-Stars win District 13 title

For the first three games of the District 13 10- and 11-year-old All-Star tournament at Fiore Field in Thousand Oaks, Moorpark Little League whipped its opponents with an offense that averaged 16.6 runs per contest. More...

Georgia has the Junior Olympics on her mind

Georgia Burnette-McGrath, 10, of Moorpark won a bronze medal in the bantam girls' shot put at the 2008 USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Charlotte, N.C. More...

Moorpark Express wins local tournament

TOP TEAM- The Moorpark Soccer Club Express U-9 girls' team won its division at the first annual Johnny Lopez Memorial Cup held at Arroyo Vista Park. More...

On The Town

"Hancock"

Directed by: Peter Berg Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan Rated: PG-13 (adult language, some intense violence) Running time: 92 minutes Best suited for: superhero fans tired of the same ol', More...

Local radio shows win OMNI awards

Every Now and Then Theatre's 2007 Christmas radio adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story" has won an International OMNI Silver Award for radio entertainment. More...

Calendar

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FRI., JULY 11 Meet Assemblywoman Assemblywoman Audra Strickland meets with Camarillo residents, 9 to 10 a.m., Marie Callender's, 185 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo. All invited, bring questions on staterelated issues. More...