March 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire victims thankful for community support

Managing life in the aftermath of a fire isn't easy, but support from the community helps a lot, said a local teacher whose house sustained significant damage in a blaze last week. More...

Health & Wellness

Concert will benefit cystic fibrosis study

A benefit concert in memory of artist/musician Daniel Krause will be at 6:30 p.m. Sat., April 4 at Moorpark United Methodist Church, 261 Flory Ave. Young Hearts Collective, an art company, and record label Shelsmusic will host the event. More...

Affording medical care

Doctors Jeffrey Allan and Ava Patel will speak at a free seminar titled "Surviving Medical Expenses in Tough Economic Times," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tues., March 24 at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. More...

Seniors stay full of pep by keeping busy

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers HAPPY AND HEALTHY—Volunteers Tony and Marie Bellasalma enjoy dinner and socializing with friends last Thursday at the Moorpark Active Adult Senior Volunteer Recognition EventMore than 60 volunteers were treated More...

Schools

Local student turns graffiti to art

Instead of spray-painting walls, local graffiti artist Heriberto Morales, 17, draws colorful letters and bold background illustrations of metropolitan life on canvas. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

A person stole metal materials from a business in the 10900 block of West Los Angeles Avenue sometime between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28. More...

Car part thefts on the rise

Thieves have been stealing catalytic converters from vehicles parked in Moorpark and Simi Valley in recent weeks. More...

Family

Leader of the sack

THEY'RE OFF!—Josh Sternlight, 7, a first-grade student at Conejo Open School, moves ahead in the sack race with Moorpark College students Samantha Levitt, left; Jill Van Kempen, second from left, and Molly Andrews d More...

Time for bidding

Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark will host the 22nd annual dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Sat., March 28 at Air Force One Pavilion, Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. This year's theme is "A Night of a Thousand Wishes. More...

Students learn about preferred professions

Students at the High School at Moorpark College put their senior projects on display March 4 at an exhibit that showcased what each upperclassman had learned about an occupation of their choice. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., MAR. 20 34th Annual Medieval Market Seventh-grade social science teachers and students present Medieval Market 11 a.m. to noon, at north campus basketball courts, A.E. Wright Middle School, 4029 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. More...

Letters

Local shop wants to help teachers

My name is Maryam Bolourian. My partner Mimi and I have been working in Moorpark for 18 years now, and we have owned Bogart hair design for 10 years. More...

Not proud of the protesters

Last Friday I was driving and came to the corner of Los Angeles and Moorpark avenues. More...

Editorial Submission Policy

The Moorpark Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. "Letters to the Editor" should be no longer than 300 words, although the Moorpark Acorn reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to this policy. More...

Real Estate

Steve Young

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor with Century 21 for 30 years. More...

Candidate No. 7 enters council race

Jose Magdaleno added his name to the roster of candidates who will run for the seat vacated by Mayor Janice Parvin in December 2008. Interim Councilmember Gary Lowenberg fills the seat until the election on May 19. More...

Amazing animals amuse audience

LEAVE IT TO BEAVER—Right, Hudson the beaver gnaws on a carrot during the Teaching Zoo's Spring Spectacular "Parrots of the Caribbean" show last Sunday at Moorpark College. More...

Community

Takin' it to the streets

PINK FRIDAY—Protesters gather on Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark last Friday to rally support in fighting education cuts in local schools. JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers More...

Muvico's financial woes bypass new Thousand Oaks theater

Muvico Thousand Oaks LLC is separate from the Floridabased Muvico Theaters company in litigation over financial problems and possible evictions, according to Muvico CEO Jeff Whalen. More...

House passes bill to honor Reagan's 100th birthday

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill 371-19 to honor President Ronald Reagan on the 100th anniversary of his birth. More...

Business

Business runs in the family

Seven years ago Robert Perez was working as a paralegal at a law firm when his grandmother died. Though grief-stricken, Perez and his sister had to deal with making the arrangements for the funeral. More...

Sports

Teams hunting TOHS

Marmonte League spring preview: Boys' tennis

There isn't much doubt that the Thousand Oaks High boys' tennis team is the favorite to win the Marmonte League title. How TOHS goes about accomplishing that feat, however, remains a bit of a mystery. More...

Netters know title chase is wide open

Marmonte League spring preview: Boys' volleyball

Fans of boys' volleyball in the Marmonte League should take a magic marker, find a calendar and circle May 6. More...

Faith

Scholar to discuss history of modern Israel

The Temple Etz Chaim Men's Club will sponsor a ScholarinResidence Weekend: The History of Modern Israel from Fri. to Sun., March 20 to 22 at the synagogue, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The scholar-in-residence will be Dr. More...

Women to try yoga

The Jewish Womens' Circle of the Moorpark Chabad will host J-Yoga at 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 24 at the Sehati home, 12334 Palmer Drive. More...

Grief, caregiver support groups open to all

The Jewish community of the Conejo Valley is offering two support groups for those in need. Professional facilitators will lead weekly meetings at local synagogues for support, guidance, compassion and community. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Race to Witch Mountain"

First of all, this film is incomprehensibly unbelievable to the sophisticated sci-fi palate. It's 90 minutes of pseudo space alien baddies, "Trekkie" spoofery and deafening car crashes as we breathlessly "Race to More...

City forms community arts foundation

The Moorpark City Council is taking applications for appointment to the inaugural board of the Moorpark Community Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit public benefit corporation. The board will consist of five directors. More...

Turn back time at Renaissance Faire

The 20th annual Ojai Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 4 and 5 at Lake Casitas in Ojai. More...

Editorials

Brain power brings home the gold

What is their secret? For the second year in a row our Academic Decathlon team has brought home the championship title for our town and Moorpark High School. More...

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