August 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Now there's plenty to eat at the pantry

THANKS, MOORPARK— Above, Patricia Calderon, Catholic Charities client resource coordinator, stands in front of shelves at the local food pantry that have begun to fill up after donations came in from residents during the past week. More...

Health & Wellness

Health department sets standards for nonprofit groups selling food

To prevent food poisoning at local outdoor events, Ventura County has increased inspections of vendors who sell refreshments at fundraisers hosted by nonprofit groups. More...

Simi Valley Hospital opens new unit for babies

The Simi Valley Hospital has opened a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which provides specialized care for babies born prematurely or with special medical needs. More...

Help keep children's teeth cavity-free

Wouldn't it be great to never experience the pleasure associated with having a cavity filled? The numbness, the sound of the drill whaling away in your head, and the horrible tastes that we dentists seem to have readily available? More...

Sports

Moorpark High's Edmonson reaches new heights

It wasn't long ago when Moorpark High junior running back Austin Edmonson felt embarrassed about his height. There was nothing the 5foot7 Edmonson wished for more often than a growth spurt. More...

Hockey players raise money

HOOTERIFFIC— Late in July, the inaugural "Hockey for Hooters" fundraiser tournament took place at Moorpark College Hockey Fields. The players raised $1,500 toward the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. More...

Pets

Tips to scrub-a-dub dog

More and more, pets are a part of the family and enjoy many of the comforts of home. More...

Pet of the Week

CURLY AND CUTE— Black, curly-haired and playful, 4-year-old Amanda is looking for a new home. The Australian Shepherd mix loves toys, playing fetch and having her tummy rubbed. She is housebroken and would be great with kids. More...

Learn first aid for pets

The American Red Cross of Ventura County provides an opportunity for dog lovers to make sure they are able to deal with an emergency situation by offering a Dog First Aid Class from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Family

Practical ways to prevent home fires

People at the highest risk of death in home structure fires are the very young and the very old, according to the Characteristics of Home Fire Victims report released this month by the National Fire Protection Association. More...

Moorpark resident wins hybrid in raffle

Family says the new car comes at the right time

Moorpark residents Dean and Joan Kolkey recently won a new Toyota Prius hybrid car at a raffle hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Westlake Village. The timing couldn't be better. More...

Seniors can see Dodgers play

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will sponsor a trip for seniors to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies on Thurs., Aug. 21 at Dodger Stadium. The game starts at 12:10 p.m. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., AUG. 15 Amateur Astronomy Ventura County Astronomical Society meets 7:30 p.m., multipurpose room, Mesa Union School, 3091 Mesa School Road, Somis. Denis Svechkarev discusses amateur astronomy in Kharkov, Ukraine. More...

Letters

Requests courtesy from dog owners

I totally agree with the Aug. 8 letter regarding the dog walkers in my area in Mountain Meadows. It's disgusting to see the little black bags thrown down on the sidewalks as well as other areas along my morning walk. More...

Real Estate

Las Virgenes School District Three Springs Colonade Home

Located within the Las Virgenes School District this Three Springs Colonade home has lush landscaping, new wood front doors with cut glass inserts, a three car garage with new wood doors, and new exterior light fixtures. More...

Sabrina Simpson and Vita Schneider

Vita Schneider and Sabrina Simpson have been welcomed by Broker/owner Bob Majorino and Manager Dave Ward to the Moorpark office of Prudential California Realty. More...

Candidates join race for school board

Two new candidates have joined the race for three open seats on the Moorpark Unified School District board. Donna Lacour and Natalie Panossian will face two incumbents and two other contenders in the November election. More...

40-year resident runs for council seat

Jose Magdaleno, who has lived in Moorpark for more than 40 years, added his name to the roster of candidates running for a position on the City Council. Two incumbents and two challengers will vie for two open seats. More...

Transportation task force selects Millhouse

Richard Dixon, president of the Southern California Association of Governments, announced recently that Moorpark City Councilmember Keith Millhouse was selected to serve as vice chair of the High Speed Rail Regional (Maglev) Task Force. More...

Community

Moorpark soldier trains for Iraq in the Mojave Desert

Role-playing exercises prepare Army personnel for overseas fighting

A soldier with ties to Moorpark will soon serve in Iraq. But to see him, one would think he is already there. More...

Democrats host guest speaker

The Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 20 at the Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. More...

Vendors sought for boutique

Holy Cross Catholic Church will host its 24th annual Christmas Boutique from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 1 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. More...

Business

House extends eligibility verification for employees

The House of Representatives recently voted to extend an employment eligibility verification program that U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (RThousand Oaks) initiated 12 years ago. The bill passed 407-2. More...

Schools

Flory students ride high at county fair's Academic Rodeo

SUMMER STUDIES PAY OFF— Two teams of students from Flory Academy of Sciences & Technology took home top prizes at the Academic Rodeo contest at the Ventura County Fair on Aug. 3. More...

College adopts year-long theme, 'Year of Democracy'

For the 2008-09 academic year, Moorpark College has adopted the theme of Year of Democracy. More...

Infosession on bachelor's degrees

The University of La Verne at Moorpark College has scheduled an information session for prospective students from 6 to 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 27 in room 118, Fountain Hall, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Three vehicles were stolen from a garage sometime between July 26 and Aug. 2 at 150 Majestic Court. Stated value of the vehicles was $1 million. On July 28 a man was arrested on battery charges on East Quail Summit Road. More...

Truck, car collide near Aggen Road

A Honda Civic and a big rig hit head on in an accident on Highway 118 east of Aggen Road at about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. More...

Suspect tries to elude police inside store

Michael Esparza, 21, of Fillmore, was arrested recently for a no bail violation of parole warrant and felony spousal abuse charges against his girlfriend. On Aug. 9 at about 7:35 p.m. More...

Faith

Trust the process

"A great canyon began as a tiny cleft. A great master was born a small babe; be happy in your place, growth is inevitable. More...

Hadassah hosts high tea

The Simi Valley/Moorpark Hadassah group, L'Dor Vador, will host a royal high tea from noon to 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at the Gilded Rose Manor, 17114 Devonshire St., Northridge. The tea is the group's annual fundraiser. More...

On The Town

High Street Arts Center announces new season

As the High Street Arts Center embarks on a third season of productions under the auspices of the city, theater manager L.J. More...

Play Review

Artist strives for a dream in 'Little Women'

Actor's Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of "Little Women: the Musical," directed by David Ralphe with musical director Gary Poirot, interprets Louisa May Alcott's bestselling novel as a feminist manifesto. More...

The Movie Nut

"Pineapple Express" Think of this one as "Harold and Kumar Go to New Jack City." Loveable stoners meet brutal drug dealers with unexpected results. More...

Editorials

Acorn readers help stock the pantry

Americans are facing tough economic times. Politicians may not define it as a recession, but the nation is undoubtedly suffering its worst economy in decades. More...

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Guest opinion

Back to school: a superintendent's perspective

On the eve of the 200809 backtoschool season, a time when students and families begin to prepare with excitement, and sometimes trepidation, for the fast-paced school year ahead, California's fiscal questions remain unanswered. More...