October 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

A clarification regarding Acorn

The Acorn Newspapers and their publisher, Golden Rule Publishing, Inc., are in no way affiliated with ACORN (Association of Community Organi zations for Reform Now), which has been involved in recent controversy regarding the upcoming presid More...

Mikos details the issues

Councilmember Roseanne Mikos has published commentaries on DARE, eminent domain, and the theater. See www .roseann-mikos.org for details. Q: In hard financial times, what are your top funding priorities? More...

Barker answers school issues

Greg Barker teaches social science and also coaches at Thousand Oaks High School. He moved to Moorpark with his family in 1986. His son and daughter both graduated from Moorpark High School. Q: What is your opinion on Measure S? More...

Health & Wellness

American Cancer Society may shut doors of local office

Services would be available only in Ventura

East County cancer patients and survivors may soon have to travel farther to take advantage of American Cancer Society resources. More...

Jason's winners

RUN FOR THE CAUSE— From left, Alek,15; Mitchell, 17, and Sherri and Ron Squires of Agoura Hills show off their medals in the inaugural Jason's Race 5K and Mad Dash benefit run for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Westlake Village on Sunda More...

Sports

Halfway home

Football season reaches its midway point

Moorpark High's football team is getting hot at just the right time. With a dominating 45-14 win at home against Simi Valley last Friday, the Musketeers won their third straight game and improved to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in the Marmonte League. More...

Good day, L.A.

I woke up at 7 on Saturday morning and looked out the sliding glass window. A stiff onshore wind had already chopped up the ocean surface, and after an epic week of waves, this day wasn't looking too promising. More...

Senior tennis team in national playoffs

STILL HAVE GAME—The Moorpark Gladiators, a senior tennis squad that practices at Moorpark Tennis Club, won a sectional tournament at Lakewood and advanced to this weekend's USTA National Playoffs at Indian Wells. More...

Faith

Event presents alternatives to violence

The Ventura County Interfaith Community will sponsor a Victory Over Violence exhibit at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 22 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Tootsie Roll drive set

Council No. 9969 of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Cross Catholic Church of Moorpark, will conduct its annual Tootsie Roll Drive tomorrow and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19. More...

Pastor shares Scotland trip

The Rev. Dave Wilkinson, senior pastor of Moorpark Presbyterian Church, will present a slide show titled "A Canterbury Tale: Roots of Christianity in England and Scotland" at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

On The Town

"Flash of Genius"

"Flash of Genius" is a film that might not have garnered much interest a decade ago, when corporate America quietly went about its business of doing business. So long as the shareholders were happy, few questions were asked. More...

A ghost in need is a spook indeed

RISKY BUSINESS—The fear is all for fun at Confetti, The Halloween Store, back for another season with a huge supply of props, costumes, wigs, masks and accessories. The owner says all products are safe and fun. More...

Watercolor painter at art club

The Simi Valley Art Association will host Rich Kenny, landscape watercolorist, at 7 p.m. tonight, Fri., Oct. 17 at the Community Room of the Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. The meeting is open to the public. More...

Editorials

Not every Acorn is the same

Some people apparently think that because our name is the Acorn we're the same folks who've been involved in registering people to vote. More...

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For the record

The story "Exchange student needs host home" Oct. 10 came from an unauthorized source and was published in error. We regret any confusion. More...

School improvements hinge on Measure S

Many Moorpark voters say they have reservations about the $39.5-million bond Measure S proposed by Moorpark Unified School District because it doesn't clearly explain how the bond will be repaid over time. More...

District wants to drop purchase of Highland lot

Moorpark school leaders have approached Pardee Homes Inc. More...

Q & A with City Council candidates Milhouse faces flashpoints

Keith Millhouse, a lawyer who owns a practice in Westlake Village, will be seeking a third term on the City Council in November. The race includes two incumbents and two challengers. More...

Q & A with school board candidates Teacher Lacour speaks out

Donna Lacour is a teacher with more than 20 years of experience working with students, parents and administrators in Los Angeles Unified School District. More...

Community

Calleguas candidates face drought issue

On Election Day, three Thousand Oaks residents will compete for one seat on the Calleguas Municipal Water District Board of Directors, Division 2, one of whom is longtime incumbent Jeffrey Borenstein, a certified public accountant. More...

Country Days awards given

Following are the Moorpark Country Days Parade participant award winners. •Moorpark Girls Softball won the Grand Sweepstakes (overall winner). •Wells Fargo Stagecoach received the Mammoth Cup for best equestrian unit. More...

Poker tournament postponed

Due to the uncertain economy and sluggish registration, the second annual Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament has been post poned. It was originally scheduled for Sun., Nov. More...

Schools

Horse spa offers kids' riding lessons

Goodenough Farms Horse Spa offers riding lessons for children from 3 to 5 p.m. after school at Castle Rock Ranch, intersection of Tierra Rejada and Highway 23, Moorpark. More...

Host homes sought for intercultural exchange program

Sharing daily life with a teenager from another country and culture is a rich and rewarding experience, and it's a wonderful way to bring more understanding into the world. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BIG EYES— Muffin is a 6-month-old white Siamese cat. He is shy and cuddly. If you would like to adopt Muffin, ask for animal ID No. G5141 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Humane Society seeks donations for rescued horses

The Humane Society of Ventura County is asking the community for assistance in the care of 13 severely neglected horses that were rescued by Animal Control officers and humane officers from a local ranch on Sept. 25. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

A thief stole checks from a resident of Penrose Avenue and used them between June 18 and July 18. Between Aug. 6 and Oct. 6 someone stole $2,409 from his employer in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue. The man was arrested. Between Aug. More...

Watch for arsonists

At this particularly volatile time of year for wildfires, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department reminds the public to be vigilant in looking for suspicious activity related to arson. More...

Family

Moorpark sparks a political activist

Traveling from Moorpark to Berkeley in two and a half hours on a high-speed train is something Nathisha Kalpage would like to be able to do. More...

Meat dinners

Weekly recipe

Vons has fresh 80 percent ground beef for $2.79 per pound and boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.97 per pound. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., OCT. 17 Crafts At Church Simi Valley United Methodist Women host annual craft boutique, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. More...

Letters

City Council did the right thing

Last week I wrote about Councilmembers Van Dam, Millhouse and Parvin and their desire to change city code to allow them to appoint someone to the City Council without a vote of the people. More...

Pushing politics

As my children were enjoying Homecoming during my daughter's last year at Moorpark High School and all the wonderful things that brings, they arrived at their cars to find hate literature on every windshield. More...

AYSO needs to let these girls play

For the past eight years my kids have played soccer here in Moorpark through AYSO. Every one of those years my wife and I have participated as a coach, team parent or team sponsor and it has been a wonderful experience. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

HUMANITARIANS—Moorpark resident Joe Markling, right, with Dave Phillips, president of Children's Hunger Fund, visit Lima, Peru to distribute food and sweaters to needy residents through Mercy Networks. More...

Real Estate

Manors Collection at Woodridge in Thousand Oaks

This home in the Manors Collection at Woodridge in Thousand Oaks has five bedrooms and four and one half bathrooms. More...