January 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Connecting

Relational security I recently received a call from the director of a local charity appealing for money very early in the year as more and more people are in need of their services. Families are losing primary breadwinners to company layoffs. More...

Business

Moorpark Chamber honors business leaders at annual dinner

Officials anticipates upturn in city's economic future

"The recession stops here in Moorpark." So proclaimed Patrick Ellis, president of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce at the group's annual installation and awards dinner at the Moorpark Country Club last week. More...

Sports

Donovan a late bloomer for MHS

Moorpark High senior Jimmy Donovan always loved basketball. He just needed a push in the right direction in order to start playing the sport. More...

10 questions with Royal's Gene Uebelhardt

Gene Uebelhardt as head coach of the Simi Valley High football team? It nearly happened many years back, but more on that later. More...

Acorn showdown: Who's going to win Super Bowl XLIII?

Sideburn-sporting scribes Eliav Appelbaum and Thomas Gase debate the victor of Sunday's big game

Appelbaum Outlook: The Arizona Cardinals will win Super Bowl XLIII. That might look crazy in print, but it's not nearly as blasphemous as seeing "Chicago Cubs" and "winning" and "World Series" in the same sentence. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Someone entered a property in the 100 block of Poindexter on Jan. 13 and stole items from a storage container. On Jan. 14 knife-wielding thieves demanded money from an ice cream vendor on Bard Street. More...

Family

Dancers welcome the Chinese New Year

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers YEAR OF THE OX—A member of the Camarillo Kung Fu and Lion Dance Association greets the audience last Saturday during a performance of lion dancing at the Chinese New Year Festival at Constitution Park. More...

Fireplace safety

During cool weather, many families look forward to the warmth and ambience of crackling fires in their home fireplace. But before lighting a fire, there are some tips to consider: Get the fireplace ready. More...

Calendar

Datebook

SAT., JAN. 31 Annual Rummage Sale Hosted by Thousand Oaks High School Baseball Boosters, 7 a.m. to noon, in front of the TOHS Performing Arts Building, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Clothing, furniture, household items. More...

Editorials

Schools face a grim future

Recently, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave one of the shortest State of the State Addresses in California history. More...

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Your turn to speak

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

Dayworkers displaced from busy street corner

Authorities have stepped up policing time at the Tipsy Fox shopping center on the southwest corner of Spring Road and High Street this past week in response to the concerns of a business owner who wants limits set on day laborer activity at the sit More...

Businessman announces council candidacy

Longtime Moorpark resident and business owner David Bagwell announced this week that he will run for the City Council seat vacated last year by Mayor Janice Parvin. More...

Community

Businessman convicted of tax evasion

Giancarlo Pertile, former owner and operator of Art Marble Design Inc. of Moorpark, was recently convicted in U.S. DistricCourt in Los Angeles of five counts of tax evasion for 1998 through 2002. More...

City tightens laws on drinking alcohol in public

Problems associated with the consumption of alcohol in public places prompted the City Council's vote last week to close several loopholes in the municipal code. More...

Former public guardian sentenced

Juanita Ann Canley, aka Juanita Browne, 47, has been placed on five years of felony probation and ordered to serve 270 days in the Ventura County Jail. More...

Schools

Book lovers welcomed at Friends of Library

Friends of the Moorpark Library is seeking new members to help expand several programs that benefit Moorpark's youngest readers. More...

Judges needed for science fair

Professionals in the sciences are needed to volunteer as judges for the 55th annual Ventura County Science Fair, March 24 to 26 at Seaside Park in Ventura. More...

Learn to sail at UCLA

UCLA Extension will present Sailing I: Practice and Theory, an internationally certified introductory course. The classroom sessions will meet 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mon., Feb. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers LIVELY—Kichi, a female 2-year-old tan and white Akita mix, is good with kids and dogs. A home inspection is required if you adopt her. To adopt Kichi, ask for ID No. More...

See the birds

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society announces its birding trips. •Tom Halpin will lead a trip to Camino Real Park on Sat., Feb. 7 to look for Canada warblers, wormeating warblers and Williamson sapsuckers. More...

Faith

Jewish teens will tie-dye

Dessert, smoothies served at event

Chabad of Moorpark will host its second Jewish teen event called "tie-dye craze" at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 2 at the Chabad Jewish Center, 11958 Honeybrook Court, Moorpark. All Jewish teens ages 13 to 18 are invited. More...

On The Town

Four-Star Theater Awards presented to local winners

Five community theaters in Ventura County celebrated their work for 2008 season at the FourStar Theater Awards ceremony on Jan. 18 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. More...

The Movie Nut

NP " Frost/Nixon" is an exceptional film about an unexceptional (as the crow flies) historical footnote in our recent past. 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...

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

The man who repaired Bear My wife changed our plans, canceling my casual get-together with some friends and setting a more important get-together of her own. I was available to watch our 5-year-old son that Saturday evening after all. More...

Real Estate

Mediterranean Home

This contemporary Mediterranean house in Westlake Village has 5 bed rooms, 6 bath and an entertaining floor plan, located on a quiet cul-de-sac. More...

Don't Let Cold Weather Stall Home Improvement Projects

Cold, harsh winter weather has arrived. Home improvement projects may not be at the top of your todo list, but this is a great time of year to consider potential exterior enhancements. More...