February 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Groups vie for Community Development Block Grants

Representatives from seven nonprofit groups have solicited the Moorpark City Council for a share of the 2009 Community Development Block Grants that will be distributed next month. Moorpark receives CDBG funds from the U.S. More...

Health & Wellness

Good oral health starts early

The National Children's Dental Health Month turns 60 this year.Since 1949 the American Dental Association has dedicated February to raise awareness among families and policymakers of the critical importance of oral health and specifically chi More...

Hospital hosts cancer program

The Simi Valley Senior Center and the Simi Valley Hospital will offer an education program on colorectal cancer at noon on Tues., Feb. 17 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Dr. More...

Schools

Volunteers receive awards from PTA

Several school advocates were honored at the annual Moorpark Council Parent Teacher Association Honorary Service Award ceremony Feb 4. The Council PTA provides mentoring and leadership to school parent teacher associations. More...

Plays, poems ask 'What's The Point?'

Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department presents "What's the Point?" at the campus Performing Arts Center Studio Theater (PA 100) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 through 28. More...

CSUCI honors list

The following Moorpark students were named to the honors list for the fall 2008 semester at California State University Channel Islands. These undergraduates have completed 12 or more units with a 3.75 or higher grade point average. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers GOOD DOG—Trio is a 14-year-old female Golden Retriever mix. Trio's owner recently died and now the pet needs a new home. She is in good health and housebroken. More...

Faith

Film explores Islam religion

"Farewell Israel," a documentary film portraying the threat of fundamentalist Islam to the Western world, will be shown at 1 p.m. Sun., Feb. 22 at Congregation B'nai Emet, 9 W. Bonita St., Simi Valley. More...

Speaker to reflect on Martin Luther's writing

The Rev. Kapp Johnson will examine one of Martin Luther's works in a lecture titled, "Liberty for Whom, Freedom for What? Reflections on Luther's 'Freedom of a Christian' in a Post-Christian World" at 4 p.m. Thurs., Feb. More...

Mah jongg tourney

The Sisterhood of Temple Ner Ami will sponsor a mah jongg tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 22 at the temple, 4098 Calle Tesoro, Ste. D, Camarillo. Proceeds will benefit educational and temple programs. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

Here's what I learned from seeing "He's Just Not That Into You." 1. If you're a guy: ouch. Chances are you're conceited, shallow, self-absorbed and totally driven by random sexual urges. More...

'The Producers' coming to Simi Valley

The Tony Award-winning musical "The Producers" by Mel Brooks will open 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 21 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. More...

Four artists display work at college

The Art Gallery at Moorpark College is showing SWEETNESS, a four-person exhibition through March 5. A gallery talk and reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18. More...

Editorials

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The best role model is you, the parent

Now we know. Michael Phelps and Alex Rodriguez are not heroes. They're just fallible human beings who happen to be athletic superstars. That's all. Kids who put sports action heroes on a pedestal set themselves up for a fall. More...

Valentines Special Section

Love Stories.

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

Twenty-seven years ago I was working at a record store. I did not know it at the time but the manager was stealing funds. Another man, tall, goodlooking, wearing a blue plaid shirt, was helping to do the annual inventory. More...

Strong-arm robberies on the rise in Moorpark

Last year Moorpark recorded a 27 percent year-over-year spike in strong-arm holdups involving victims forced to give up cellphones, wallets and other personal items, but local police apprehended suspects in all 22 cases. More...

Arts commissioners appointed

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Five local residents were appointed by the City Council last week to serve on the reinvigorated Moorpark Arts Commission. More...

Walnut Canyon celebrates DARE grads

JODI BAGWELL/Special to the Acorn NO DRUGS FOR US—Walnut Canyon Elementary Schools holds a graduation celebration for fifth-grade students who completed the DARE program recently. More...

Community

Affordable housing workshops scheduled

The city of Moorpark will host three affordable housing workshops in English and Spanish to inform potential first-time home buyers about affordable housing opportunities available in the city. More...

New chair tapped for sanitation district

Dennis Gillette, mayor pro tem of Thousand Oaks, has been named 2009 chair of the board for the Ventura Regional Sanitation District. Gillette has served on the board since 2000. More...

Democratic Club meeting will SOAR

The Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18 at the Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. More...

Sports

Marmonte grapplers deliver payback at league finals

Love them or hate them, Royal High's wrestling squad proved once again why they are the cream of the crop in the Marmonte League. More...

Northern Area's football proposal draws heavy criticism

Northern Area representatives in charge of putting together high school sports leagues for the 2010 through 2014 seasons voted 3123 in favor of forming a four-team private-school league for football only on Tuesday in Santa Barbara. More...

Youth wrestling tryouts underway

Devil Pup youth wrestling tryouts are ongoing in Moorpark through Feb. 26. Tryouts are open to all boys ages 10 through 18. The cost to join is $285 for the first wrestler and $150 for a second wrestler. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sometime between Dec 19 and Jan. 23 thieves stole someone's checks, making out some to "cash," others to themselves. The victim lives on Spring Road. Between Jan. More...

Family

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Valen-crime's Day Since my wife and I have a 5-year-old, the two of us will not be having Valentine's Day dinner alone. And since misery loves company, we invited another family with the same predicament to join us. More...

Teens check out careers in shadow program

JOB SKILLS—Moorpark High School student Cory Olivas participates in the school-sponsored Job Shadow Day by tagging along with Jennifer Barneby, engineering managewith Bagwell Construction of Moorpark recently. More...

Students can apply for McDonald's scholarships

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, in partnership with the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California, will award $304,000 in scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors who demonstr More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., FEB. 13 Westlake Village Encore Club Meets at Westlake Yacht club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Jim Woodard, resident storyteller at Reagan Library, tells humorous little-known stories about U.S. presidents. More...

Letters

Good job, decathletes

Congratulations to our Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon Team. They started out strong and won first place in the Ventura County competition on Monday. More...

A poem for Valentine's Day

To the God of That Deep and Tender Feeling of Affection Dig you, Cupid Head to feet— Your hot arrows Can't be beat . . . Shoot me, buddy In the breast— With great romance Have me blest . . . (Ow! More...

Real Estate

Single Story Property In The Heart Of Thousand Oaks

Here is a single story property in the heart of Thousand Oaks with more than half an acre complete with an oversized barn currently used to house two horses, a corral and stalls. More...

Stacy Richardson

Stacy Richardson is one of Conejo Valley's premier agents, and has been a top producer at Dilbeck Realtors for the last 17 years. She was honored as the No. More...