August 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Seen a good movie lately?

SHOWTIME— From left, Barbara Hagan and Gail Cooper, both of Moorpark, along with Kimber Riggs of Newbury Park hang out before a showing of the movie "War Games" Saturday evening at Arroyo Vista Park. More...

Health & Wellness

How to tell when it's time for seniors to stop driving

When is it time to restrict a senior's driving or ask him or her to surrender the car keys completely? It's a touchy subject for baby boomers and their aging parents. More...

Don't forget this lecture on memory

Dr. Lorne S. Label will speak on the latest brain research, the types of cognitive decline and how to prevent memory loss for older adults at 10:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 12 at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Avenue. More...

ALS support group to meet

An ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 in the community room at the Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Schools

Increased traffic expected at Moorpark High next week

Students and parents who plan to drive to Moorpark High School next week should be prepared to deal with lots of traffic and plenty of law enforcement, said Principal Kirk Miyashiro at a school board meeting Tuesday. More...

Let's get ready for schooltime

GETTING TO KNOW YOU— Lemor Giladi of First 5 leads circle time with a group of incoming kindergarteners on Saturday at the Berylwood Family Resource Center in Simi Valley during the Moorpark/ Simi Valley Neighborhood for Learning Fir More...

Mantooth named county school superintendent

Stan Mantooth is the new Ventura County superintendent of schools. The county board of education appointed Mantooth on Aug. 16. He takes office Sept. 1. "I'm looking forward to it. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SOFT KITTY— Fluffy little Luna is a beautiful, curious girl who would love a new home. She is a grey, tan and white calico longhair with big green eyes. She is only 1 year old and likes children and other animals. More...

Top 10 list of common pet wounds

Veterinary Pet Insurance recently mined its claims data to find the most common pet wounds in 2007. Claims for lacerations and bites topped the list. More...

Faith

Bike repairs mend a broken community

A tangle of bikes in various stages of readiness await their turn as volunteers apply chain grease, adjust rear hub shifting, tighten spokes and examine brake pads and cables. More...

Church concert

Lighthouse Bible Church will have its final free outdoor concert for the year at 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 7 at 4910 Cochran St., Simi Valley. The event will begin with dinner, followed by the concert. For more information, call (805) 584-8222. More...

Family

Exchange students from overseas need homes

International high school exchange students are coming to study in the Moorpark area during the 2008-09 school year. More...

Waste a wish

It all started in 1982 when I was 6 years old. I got into trouble and had to take a halfhour timeout. I remember thinking a half-hour meant an hour and a half, figuring that "half" was in addition to the hour. More...

Rotary helps children learn to swim

WATER AWARENESS More...

Letters

Pflaumer surgery goes well

As you all know, I went into UCLA for brain surgery and am forever grateful to Dr. Lazareff and his team for doing an amazing job, and giving me a new opportunity on life once again. By 7 p.m. More...

Just read 'bout the Olympics

Don't watch these games I warn you— If you've great Empathy… Tho you may not A thing do— You'll still ex Hausted be: That swimmer near Ly killed me— The one who Won, and won! More...

What's in a name?

Re: Hockey for Hooters. Seriously? No one could come up with a more respectful name for a breast cancer fundraiser than that. Thank goodness they weren't fundraising for prostate cancer. Melanie Reiter Moorpark More...

Real Estate

Time Is Running Out For Some Money Saving Opportunities

Time is running out to take advantage of some home buying programs from Shea Homes. More...

Candidates count the costs of campaigning

With the exception of Janice Parvin, who is running unopposed for mayor, Moorpark City Council and school board candidates will have more competition for the jobs than in previous years. More...

No new school building planned for Highlands residential development

About 100 residents attended a school board meeting last Tuesday to share their concerns about the pending purchase of a 22-acre vacant school site in the Moorpark Highlands. More...

Deputies make arrests in knifepoint robbery

Two young men and a male juvenile were arrested recently on charges of robbery and participation in a criminal street gang. According to police reports, at about 11:25 p.m. Aug. More...

Community

The fashionable bride

THAT SPECIAL DAY— Moorpark resident Heather Garcia models a wedding gown from David's Bridal during a fashion show at the Bridal Premiere at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village on Sunday. More...

Resident to run in charity race

Mother raises funds for son's disease

Beth Kilgore of Moorpark will run in the Disneyland Half Marathon on Aug. More...

Reunion for shipmates

Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS Columbus from 1944 through the present are invited to attend a reunion from Oct. 1 to 4 at the Holiday Inn North in Dayton, Ohio. For more information, e-mail Allen R. More...

Business

Herner Provides Education on Planning for College

Jason Herner, president of National College Planners, specializes in helping families navigate the process of college planning. More...

Loan Solutions Works with Clients to Overcome Current Market Problems

The collapse of the subprime sector of the mortgage industry has been brutal for homeowners as well as lenders. More...

Elegant Touch a Skincare Haven

An Elegant Touch Skincare Salon, one of Camarillo's longest established skincare salons, has relocated to 501 Mobile Avenue. More...

Sports

Picking up the pace

Marmonte League preview: Girls' cross country

Slowly but surely, the gap is closing. More...

Fall sports preview schedule

During the next few weeks, the Acorn will feature Marmonte League previews for all high school fall season sports. Here's the schedule: • Aug. 22 — Girls' cross country • Aug. More...

Moorpark College football team sends eight to Division I

Raiders join new conference

Moorpark College, coming off another Western State Conference football championship and an American Bowl title, has had eight of its players join Division I universities. More...

Police Blotter

Vandal mars grass in city park

Authorities arrested a 21year-old Moorpark man who drove his vehicle onto the grass and playfields at Miller Park at about 5 a.m. last Saturday. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

The following took place within incorporated areas of Moorpark: A refrigerator was stolen from another person sometime between Aug. 1 and 6 on Clavele Avenue. A residential burglary took place sometime between Aug. More...

On The Town

Art exhibit to open in Ventura museum

The Museum of Ventura County artists invitational exhibit, "Between Heaven and Earth: Entre Cielo y Tierra," will open with a free public reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 31 at the museum, 89 S. California St., Ventura. More...

Blues band, flamenco artist to perform at Simi Town Center

The Simi Valley Town Center will present two consecutive nights of free music concerts. Both shows are outdoors and free to the public. •The Southern California R&B and blues band Reno Jones will play at 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. More...

Auditions announced for youth theater

Curtain Call Youth Theatre announces its Fall 2008 Season schedule. Auditions for the teen musical "Les Mis: School Edition," will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Sat., Aug. 23. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 21 Bonsai Trees Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets 7:30 p.m., Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Preparation for Gardens of the World show. Time: 7:30 PM Phone: 805.495. More...

Editorials

No free ride for students

Vacations are over, kids are almost back in school and it'll be Halloween before you know it, then Thanksgiving. Wasn't it just graduation? More...

Political Cartoon

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Guest opinion

City dedicated to graffiti clean up

It is estimated that Americans spend $12 billion dollars a year combating the scourge of criminal graffiti. More...