July 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

8th graders must pass algebra

Under a new policy approved by the state board of education last week, every California eighthgrader will be tested in algebra. More...

Millhouse to seek new term in November

Moorpark Councilmember Keith Millhouse announced his intention to seek a third term on the city council in the Nov. 4 election. The filing period for two open seats on the council be gan Monday and will end Fri., Aug. 8. More...

Health & Wellness

Free carotid artery testing offered

Ventura County residents age 60 and up may receive free carotid artery testing on Fri., Aug. 1 and 29 by appointment only at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. More...

Schools

Keep kids learning during vacation

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell has offered his top 10 suggestions to help parents keep their children active and productive during summer vacation. More...

Leadership academy accepting applications

The Ventura County Leadership Academy is accepting applications for participation in Class XIV for the 200809 program year. Participation is open to anyone living or working in Ventura County. More...

Pets

The eyes are the windows to the soul

CUDDLY KITTY- Romeo is a male, four month-old domestic short hair kitten. He is playful, cuddly and loves to give kisses. Romeo can be adopted at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, ask for ID A444469. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

The following took place within incorporated areas of Moorpark: On June 30 burglars entered someone's storage area and stole property. The incident took place in the 4500 block of Tierra Rejada Road. More...

Faith

Nigeria work camp announced for February 2009

A special call has been issued for skilled carpenters and plumbers for the 2009 annual Nigeria work camp, jointly sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN- the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), and M More...

Church to hold Vacation Bible School

Moorpark United Methodist Church is conducting a Vacation Bible School program on Wednesday evenings, according to congregant Maryann Johnson. More...

On The Town

"Journey to the Center of the Earth (3-D)"

Directed by: Eric Brevig Cast: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem Rated: PG (for some intense action moments) Running time: 92 minutes Best suited for: the arcade/ video game set Least suited for: More...

Pirates invade Ventura Harbor Village

Arrhh, mateys. Keep a weather eye out fer pirates invadin' Ventura Harbor Village from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 19 and 20 on Spinnaker Drive off of Harbor Boulevard in Ventura for the third annual Pirate Days. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., JULY 18 Fruity Fun 41st annual Kiwanis Citrus Festival, Harding Park, 1300 E. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula. 5 to 11 p.m. today; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. More...

Editorials

Parents need to talk to teens about dangers of house parties

The tragic murder of 20-year-old Jose Luis Castro at a party in Camarillo Sun., July 13 was the second time in the past two months in which a young man was stabbed and killed by uninvited guests trying to crash a house party. More...

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For the record

Regarding our story in the July 11 issue of the Moorpark Acorn suggesting residents of Moorpark use cooling centers available during the extreme heat, an incorrect Sunday opening time was printed for the Moorpark City Library. More...

Jury gives Metrolink killer life without parole

A jury that convicted Juan Manuel Alvarez of the firstdegree murders of 11 people who perished in a fiery Metrolink crash in January 2005 recommended earlier this week that he be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility More...

Highlands residents rally for lower fee assessment

Moorpark Highlands homeowners, disappointed they won't soon have a new neighborhood school, want the $15.8-million in special assessments they're supposed to pay for the school site put "back into the pot" to reduce their future fees. More...

Third-time candidate Mikos to run again

Councilmember Roseann Mikos, who was elected to the Moorpark City Council eight years ago, said she is seeking another term to complete the work that she's begun. More...

Community

Breath alcohol program credited to forensic lab

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department Forensic Sciences Laboratory has be come the first lab worldwide to achieve accreditation for its Breath Alcohol Calibrations through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/ Laborato More...

Nervous moments outside bank

PAPER TRAIL- Indymac Bank customers wait in line to complete banking transactions at the Indymac Bank on Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo on Tuesday. Some customers waited several hours on Monday and returned on Tuesday to enter the bank. More...

It's wise to check your Social Security statement

The Social Security statement is an important document that can help workers plan for their retirement. The statement includes a message from the commissioner and a record of earnings each year. More...

Sports

Moorpark T-ball team rises to the top

BEST OF THE BEST- The Moorpark U-7 All-Star team won the Lawrence King Memorial Tournament in Port Hueneme. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Sarah Hernandez, Ryan Bozick, Joshua Schultze, Chris Russell-Diehr and Garrett Stanley. More...

Four for the Month

There will be no fancy intro for July's version of Four for the Month, only a foursome of books we've deemed acceptable for your reading pleasure. So let's get right to it. "In Search of Captain Zero" Author: Allan C. More...

MHS hires four new varsity coaches

With the fall semester quickly approaching, Moorpark High athletic director Rob Dearborn announced the hiring of four new varsity coaches for the upcoming school year. More...

Family

Energize kids with model building

Want to help children develop their fine motor skills and educate their minds? It's easy- just put them into the threedimensional world of modeling, where their imaginations can take flight. More...

Citrus Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival opens

The inaugural Citrus Classic Balloon Festival will take place July 25 to 26 at the Santa Paula Airport, 830 E. Santa Maria St., Santa Paula. Times are 5 to 10 p.m. Fri., July 25 and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., July 26. More...

Wife not a fan of my habit

My wife hates my fan. It's a little white two-speed oscillating fan that helps keep me cool at night while I sleep. My little fan also saves energy by giving the air conditioner a rest, yet my wife can't stand the thing. More...

Letters

Breanna makes a request

The first thing I want to share is the excitement of my high school graduation ceremony with my class of 2008. More...

Stimulate this

Recently I received a letter that I've been anticipating all year: the one from the IRS telling me about my economic stimulus check. Everyone around me was getting their letter and some were even getting their checks. More...

Full Moon

I'm glad I'm not A lunatic - Could never be My brain's too quick… It being made Of Hummer wings - Jets, bullets, bolts Such zoomey things… Hope, friends, you, More...

Real Estate

Located In The Parklane Gated Commmunity In Simi Valley

This house is located in the Parklane Gated Community in the west end of Simi Valley. The complex features a pool, spa, basketball courts, playground, walking paths and more. More...

Jean Norman

Jean Norman of Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office has earned the California Association of Realtors Graduate Realtor Institute, which is recognized by many real estate industry professionals to be the most advanced and compr More...