December 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Hanukkah jumps off

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers HOLY ROLLING—Michael Clark of the Team Soil BMX stunt riders soars over Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvin and guests at a menorah lighting event last Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah, at the local Ralphs shoppin More...

Health & Wellness

Red Cross receives special honor

The Best Supporting Volunteer Program award was given recently to the American Red Cross of Ventura County for its commitment to preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters. More...

College graduates 24 nurses

Twentyfour Moorpark College students have completed the associate degree nursing program and are eligible to take the registered nursing board examination. The graduation reception and ceremony took place Dec. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. More...

Tips to keep relationships healthy

Many couples live in a "wired" world, juggling lengthy to-do lists, busy schedules and the daily demands of children while trying to manage it all through cellphones, personal digital assistants and other electronic devices. More...

Sports

On the rebound

Struggling girls' programs such as Agoura and Calabasas are now contenders in Marmonte League

Girls' basketball action this season in the Marmonte League is a lot like the famous Bob Dylan song—"The Times They Are AChangin'. More...

Steady Singh able to conquer soggy Sherwood golf course

Longtime PGA Tour star Vijay Singh knows all the tricks of the trade, which is why on Christmas morning, you can bet he was out knocking it around somewhere on the links. "It's the best time to hit balls," the 45-year-old said. More...

Grace Brethren's finest earn All-Frontier honors

For the past four months the Acorn has been covering many Grace Brethren athletes during the fall season. Some of those athletes were honored when the All-Frontier League lists were recently announced. More...

Family

Winter delight

PLAY DAY—Simi Valley resident Leif Rudling, 5, romps in the snow last Saturday at the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo's inagural Arctic Lights program. More...

Recipe of the week

Ham and bean soup

8 cups water 1 pound dried Great Northern beans 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce Leftover holiday ham bone, with ham meat attached 1 large onion, More...

Calendar

Datebook

SAT., DEC. 27 Conejo Valley Archers Shoot 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tapo Canyon Park, 4651 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. Rain or shine. All equipment, instructors provided. All ages. $3 for four hours shooting. Phone: 805.530. More...

Letters

Your Turn To Speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. More...

Columns

Ask The DMV

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

Editorials

A holiday tale

As banks and investors around the world continue to declare billions of dollars in losses in an alleged fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff, here's an historical note about the method that the 70-year-old Wall Street shyster allege More...

Cartoon

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Plans for downtown skate park catch air

The Moorpark City Council last week approved plans to construct a 14,000-square-foot in-ground skate park at Poindexter Park in downtown Moorpark. More...

Birthday party brawl leads to charges of attempted murder

Three males were arrested in downtown Moorpark on Sat., Dec. 20 in connection with a stabbing that occured around 9 p.m. that evening. Two have been charged with attempted murder. More...

Pair of grocery stores set to open in Moorpark in '09

Moorpark shoppers will have more grocery choices in 2009 as two new grocers will open their doors. More...

Community

More light, less crime

Outdoor lighting can help prevent crime. Placing a spotlight or floodlight at the edge of a flower bed pointing toward the house will illuminate the side of the house facing the light. More...

Save money with end of year tax tips from the IRS

Choices made now could make a difference come April 15

The Internal Revenue Service offers tax tips for year's end that could result in a bigger refund or less taxes once tax time comes next year. Consider charitable contri butions. More...

Block grant money available for community projects

The city of Moorpark is accepting applications for the fiscal year 200910 Community Development Block Grant. The city anticipates receiving approximately $189,000 through the Ventura County's Urban County Entitlement Program. More...

Schools

High school club promotes good deeds among students

Teens help out the community with service, donations

Moorpark High School juniors Taylor Williams and Alicia Carter established the Pay It Forward Club in 2008 to help others by doing unsolicited good deeds while earning required community service hours for graduation. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

A man was arrested on Dec. 12 for battering his 11-year old son, leaving visible injuries. A records check revealed an outstanding warrant on the father, and he was taken into custody. The incident took place on Moorpark Avenue. More...

Faith

Jewish community celebrates start of Hanukkah

TRADITIONAL FUN—Chaya Mushka Gurary, 5, picks out the crayons she wants to use to color a drawing of a menorah during the community menorah lighting on Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah, at the Ralphs shopping center in Moorpark. More...

The Art of Being

"Life is a blackboard upon which we consciously or uncon sciously write those messages which govern us. We hold the chalk and the eraser in our hand but are ignorant of this fact. More...

Houses of Worship

Assembly of God/Lighthouse Christian Fellowship , the Rev. Randy Sugarman. 4823 Mira Sol Drive, Moorpark, (805) 529-1730. Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Community Center, Rabbi Shimy Heidingsfeld, 11958 Honeybrook Court, (805)807-8684. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

Most film critics have lists. The films we love and the films we don't. To those of us weaned on science fiction, our lists are sacrosanct. More...

See floats up close after Rose Parade

Post Parade is a half-mile square park where the Rose Parade floats are exhibited for visitors to view upclose after the parade at Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards in Pasadena. More...

New Year's Eve comedy shows in Simi

J.R.'s Comedy Club will host two comedy shows inside Yankee Doodles on New Year's Eve, Wed., Dec. 31, at 2830 Tapo St., Simi Valley. East Coast New Year will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and West Coast New Year will be from 8:30 p.m. More...

Real Estate

Joice Corridori

Joice Corridori, Manager, Sotheby's International Realty, Ventura County Brokerage, is pleased to welcome Ronit Zoldan to the Westlake Village office. More...

Bill Schuldt

Bill Schuldt took the honor for Top Selling Agent from Prudential California Realty's Moorpark office in July 2008. More...

Producer Awards

Tony DeFranco took the honor of Top Producer of the third quarter, from Sotheby's International Realty, Ventura County Brokerage. More...