October 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Costumed and creative

COLORFUL CLOTHES— Dressed as the Little Mermaid, 5-year-old Victoria Gentry of Moorpark concentrates as she paints a pumpkin at the 18th annual Halloween Party held last Saturday at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center. More...

Health & Wellness

Boomers stamp out foot arthritis

As they approach retirement, many members of the "Me Generation" aren't ready to slow down, even if their bodies are. More...

Drug study seeks candidates

Joseph Rodd of AVI Clinical Research seeks participants for a new investigational drug research study now underway in the Agoura Hills. More...

Fight fat with a diet of fruits, vegetables

The typical Western diet of fried foods, salty snacks and meat accounts for about 30 percent of heart attack risk across the world, according to a study of dietary patterns in 52 countries reported in Circulation: More...

Sports

First Point Mugu Surf Contest a perfect 10

Navy opens its beach to the public; surfers score a scintillating south swell

For many it was an eyeopener, the opportunity to visit the notsosecret but difficulttoaccess beach at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. More...

Musketeers alone atop Marmonte League standings

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers INCREDIBLE EFFORT—Moorpark High junior quarterback Brody Rohach, left, looks for a receiver during last weekend's 20-17 victory at Thousand Oaks while getting pass protection from Tyler Peterson, center, Nath More...

All in the family

Rohach twins excel in multiple sports for MHS

In more ways than one, Moorpark High juniors Lauren and Brody Rohach are mirror images of each other. The 16-year-old twins (Lauren is 20 seconds older) both have faces that look strikingly alike. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Five minors walked into a store in the 4200 block of Tierra Rejada Road on Oct. 4 and stole beer. One of the minors involved, a known suspect, was identified and placed under arrest. More...

Faith

No body has it better!

"Acceptance is the act of embrac ing what life presents to you with a good attitude. Our bodies are among the most willing and wise teachers of this lesson. More...

Synagogue moves into new site

Congregation B'nai Emet will move to a new location and celebrate with a Torah march at 11:30 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2, starting at the congregation's old site at 4645 Industrial St., Ste. 2C, Simi Valley. More...

On The Town

Student actors sink their teeth into 'Bat Boy' musical

Play Review

Artists gain inspiration from many sources, but "Bat Boy: The Musical" at Moorpark College is the first play created from the sensational headlines of a tabloid newspaper, More...

"Pride and Glory"

Back in 1973 there was Sidney Lumet's formidable "Serpico." Al Pacino played a New York cop who refused to go on the take, even though the entire department around him appeared to be looting society. More...

Arts center conjures up old-fashioned love story

Play Review

Modern-day witches don't ride broomsticks, wear pointy black hats or stir strange brews in castiron cauldrons. More...

Columns

Guide to Halloween '08

Maybe you're a youthful trickor-treater seeking insight on how to collect large quantities of candy this Halloween. Maybe you're a concerned mother hoping to ensure that your little Halloween candy hunters are safe. More...

Editorials

The family that votes together stays together- maybe

Somewhere in Moorpark—who knows, it might be down the street from you —is a family whose two children have grown up and are now registered to vote. More...

Keeping the roads safe in Moorpark

Guest opinion

Moorpark enjoys some of the lowest crime rates in Ventura County, a testimony to its residents and business leaders. Unfortunately, Moorpark has a number of traffic challenges. More...

Cartoon

   More...

Residents voice their issues to county supervisors

The Moorpark Council chambers were filled to the capacity Tuesday as county supervisors met in Moorpark for the first time. The evening's agenda contained numerous items pertaining to the East County region. More...

Officials say the county is healthy

Thanks to forethought and planning, Ventura County is in sound fiscal health, two county officials told business and city leaders at the State of the County address at Camarillo's Sterling Hills Golf Club on Oct. 24. More...

Honoring veterans

Moorpark veterans will host two events on Veterans Day, Tues., Nov. 11 to honor those who serve our country in the armed forces. More...

For the record

The article "Candidates share views" of Oct. 24 wrongly stated that Robert Freeman did not return phone calls to take part in a Q&A interview with the Moorpark Acorn . More...

Community

Men attacked in store parking lot

Two Moorpark residents were arrested last Tuesday for allegedly beating two men in the parking of the Target store on Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark. Moorpark police arrived at the store in response to a call regard ing a battery at 6:30 p.m. More...

Career Day seeks participants

Moorpark High School is seeking local professionals, employers and business owners to serve as presenters for Career Day X 2008, on Thurs., Nov. 20 at the school, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. More...

Turn back clocks this weekend

You'll get an extra hour on Sunday to spend with family and friends, or to read, or to study the ballot propositions because daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2. More...

Schools

Volunteer teens assist local American Red Cross

Through the Youth Services Program, the American Red Cross of Ventura County leads a team of more than 300 young volunteers who do good works in their local communities. More...

Band boosters' best beverages

UTE VAN DAM/Special to the Acorn DRINK UP!—From left, Brittany Stelmar, Ariel Kubit, Braden Kubit, Shayne Donart-Williams, and Nicole Johnson have a refreshing time as they sell freshly-squeezed lemonade, iced tea and Arnold Palmers as a fund More...

Halloween stories staged

A free play reading will take place at 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 2 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. The event is especially targeted at students. More...

Pets

Keep food hounds fit throughout the holidays

Anyone can overdo it during the holidays, including the family dog. But while gaining a few pounds isn't good for people, it's even worse for the four-footed friends. More...

Pet of the Week

LOOKING FOR LOVE—Baron, 1, a black and tan German shepherd dog, is a stray. He is friendly and playful. Baron can be adopted at the Camarillo Animal Shelter inside the Camarillo Airport. To take Barton home, ask for ID No. A453468. More...

Squirrel of the Month

IN THE FAMILY WAY?—Cathy and Tom Smith of Calabasas have been hiding peanuts in the bark of their Eucalyptus tree so "Susie" can find a meal. More...

Family

Stuffed hamburgers, Panko chicken

Weekly recipe

This week's special, Oct. 29 to Nov. 4: Vons has fresh 80 percent ground beef for $2.49 per pound, Smithfield bacon for buy one get one free, and boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.97 per pound. More...

Library to host moon viewing through large telescope

Awardwinning amateur astronomer Steven Overholt will share his 30-inch telescope, the Starship, with interested stargazers of all ages from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Even pets dress up for Halloween

KITTY COSTUME More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., OCT. 31 City of Moorpark Presents Mayor's Forum at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Mayor Patrick Hunter speaks, hosts questionandanswer time. Light refreshments served. Free. Phone: 805.517. More...

EERIE EVENTS!

Thousand Oaks • California Lutheran University hosts third annual CLU Hallow yard by Soiland Humanities Center on campus, 60 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Light sculptures, fire dancers, live music, costume parade, horror movie sculptures. More...

Letters

Girls' softball is a winner

Country Days congratulations go out to Moorpark Girls Softball for their double win at this year's event. More...

Who stole the campaign signs?

To the intolerant, cowardly individual that stole the Yes on 8 signs from Willow Hills Drive at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, Oct. 25. Isn't it interesting that most shameful deeds are done under the veil of darkness when evil lurks. More...

Knights say thanks

The Holy Cross Council No. 9969 Knights of Columbus of Moorpark would like to thank all the citizens of Moorpark who supported our annual Tootsie Roll Drive the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

HARDY HIKERS—Moorpark High School students Brian Cowan, left, and Chris Hagan take a break to catch up on the news atop Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. More...

Real Estate

Master Bedroom Features A Private Patio

This house has three bedrooms, two baths and approximately 1,770 square feet. The home has recently painted interior and exterior, new carpet, upgraded light fixtures and smooth ceilings. The living room has a fireplace. More...

Julie Nolan

Julie Nolan won the award for Top Listing Agent from Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office in June 2008. Nolan has been a resident of the Conejo Valley since 1984. More...