December 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Melodrama returns to local theater

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN—Chester Smartpants (J.C. More...

Health & Wellness

Women's health center moves into new facilities

Local business leaders and residents joined Moorpark's first and only practicing ob/gyn to celebrate the grand opening of Moorpark Women's Health and the launch of his Trillium Med Spa, Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center at the Renaissance More...

Flu shots a healthy idea

Getting a vaccination early in the flu season can help protect the community against the potentially dangerous effects of the flu. Roughly 5 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. More...

Schools

It's time for the PTA

Mountain Meadows Elementary School recently hosted a "Stamp Your Passport for Success" PTA membership drive and surpassed the goal with 395 memberships. More...

Foundation accepting scholarship application

The Ventura County Community Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships which will be awarded to Ventura County students in 2009. The deadline to submit applications is January. More...

Zoo will host winter event

America's Teaching Zoo is hosting the inaugural Arctic Lights event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 20 and 21 at the zoo on the campus of Moorpark College, 7075 Campus road. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sometime between Dec. 1 and 2 thieves broke through the front door of a business on Commerce Avenue and stole office supplies and several computers. Threatening phone calls were made on Dec. 2 to a person living on Old Butterfield Road. More...

Faith

Moorpark Chabad will light public menorah

Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Center will host the inaugural public menorah kindling ceremony to celebrate Hanukkah at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 at the Moorpark Town Center, Los Angeles and Moorpark avenues. The public is invited. More...

Christmas at St. Pat's

A readers' theater presentation, "Christmas in Prose and Poem: a Celebration of the Nativity in Readings and Rhymes" will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 in Hager Hall at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

On The Town

Mountie saves the day in 'The Plight Before Christmas'

Play Revie

Are you harassed by holiday shopping? Despairing over decorations? Confounded by cooking? More...

Bluegrass concert in Simi

The Pickin' in the Valley bluegrass concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 14 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. More...

Letters

A poem: Thursday, January the First

This day's brought Two thousand nine? Amazement utter Folks, is mine . . . It seems like Only yesterday— That marbles in the Dirt I played! Where's those dec ades? Tell me, do— I want one back, no Make that two . . . More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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Saving money can save your health

Most of us are tightening our belts during the holiday season because of the recession. Changing lunchtime habits can help. More...

Real Estate

Four Bedroom, Three Bathroom House Backs To Open Space

This four bedroom, three bathroom house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and backs to open space. More...

Ruby Zavala

Agent Ruby Zavala was welcomed to Prudential California Realty's Channel Islands/Oxnard office by Broker/owner Bob Majorino, Senior Branch Manager Jim Chutuk and Associate Branch Manager Rick Cobos. More...

Patty Cappuccino

Patty Cappuccino was awarded Top Producer in July 2008 for Prudential California Realty's Moorpark office. Cappuccino is one of the top real estate agents in the area. More...

Moorpark fires spur state to file lawsuits

The state of California is suing Southern California Edison and two local corporations in an attempt to recover the $7.4 million spent to fight and extinguish the Shekell and Happy Camp fires in Moorpark two years ago. More...

School board members sets goals for year

Two incumbents and one new school board member were sworn into office on Tuesday at Moorpark Unified School District headquarters. More...

Supervisor meets with Home Acres residents

Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy and leaders of several local public agencies met with residents of Home Acres last week to discuss matters affecting the 255 families who live in the unincorporated area west of the city of Moorpark. More...

Community

CHP collects toys for kids

The toys gathered by the California Highway Patrol office in Moorpark during their annual holiday CHiPS FOR KIDS toy drive will be donated to organizations helping local families this holiday season. More...

Thieves steal money meant for orphans

Thieves have been stealing donation boxes belonging to The Orphan Foundation, a nonprofit group formed by Newbury Park residents Joe and Tatiana DiDonato to help orphans from the U.S. More...

Lowe's, Home Depot must pay fines

The Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit of the Ventura County District Attorney's office has filed and settled a civil action against Lowe's and Home Depot. More...

Sports

Where's the love?

Marmonte girls' soccer teams now in Division I, but none were ranked in preseason poll

The Marmonte League gets no respect—at least when it comes to girls' soccer. More...

Wrestlers get intense

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers TAKEDOWN—Moorpark High's Ty McManus grimaces while bringing down Timothy Stone of Newbury Park during last weekend's 27th annual NPHS Wrestling Invitational. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers CUTE—Whereisshe is a 1-year-old male Chinchilla. He can be adopted from the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. Ask for ID No. A456843. Visit www.vcar.us or call (805) 388-4341. More...

Help feed Fido for the holidays

The third annual Season of Suppers campaign is a pet food drive to help homebound, needy seniors feed their companion animals. Residents may bring pet food and monetary donations to Banfield, The Pet Hospital locations at 2685 W. More...

Family

Contest celebrates California coastline

The California Coastal Commission invites all students in kindergarten through grade 12 to enter the 2009 California Coastal Art and Poetry Contest. All entries must have a state coastal or marine theme. More...

Winter water wonderland

HARBOR LIGHTS—The annual Fantasea Parade of Lights and Fireworks will take place at 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 19 and 20 in Ventura Harbor Village. Spectators on shore can view boats decorated with lights. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., DEC. 12 Village Voices Chorale Presents "That Holiday Feeling" concert at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre today and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Traditional, contemporary holiday favorites. Gloria Hilliard, director. More...

Columns

Ask the DMV

Do you have questions about general driving related require ments, such as registration or insurance? Are you unclear about the laws and restrictions related to driving? More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

TRUE LOVE—Russell Blades of the Underwood Family Farms management team honeymoons in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, with his wife, Tiffany. More...