April 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City officials respond to federal pot ruling

Local bans on cannabis clubs will likely stay

Now that the discrepancy between federal and state medical marijuana laws has been resolved, cities throughout California are reexamining their stance on whether to allow local cannabis clubs permission to operate. More...

Egg-cellent family program

The city of Moorpark will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 11 at the Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Children will be separated into age groups for the hunts. More...

Health & Wellness

Relay for Life to host golf tourney

The second annual Agoura Relay For Life Golf Tournament will be on Mon, April 20 at Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway, Simi Valley. More...

Alzheimer's event

The Alzheimer's Association will conduct a panel discussion from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., April 18 at the Simi Valley United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road. More...

Keep kids safe in the car

When taking an infant or toddler for a Sunday drive this spring, be sure the child's safety seat is properly installed. More...

Schools

Rotary honors decathletes

STATE CHAMPIONS—The Moorpark Rotary Club hosts a luncheon at Café Firenze for the Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon Team in honor of the students' recent state victory. The team will compete in the U.S. More...

High schoolers can learn about college admissions

Moorpark High School will host the 10th annual College Fair and Workshops from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., April 23 in the new school gym, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. The event is free and open to all students and parents from any high school or college. More...

Moorpark College hosts Job & Career Expo

The annual Moorpark College Job & Career Expo will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues., April 21 in the campus quad, 7075 Cam pus Road. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

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Pet Expo opens next weekend

The 20th annual America's Family Pet Expo will take place April 17 through 19 at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. More...

Family

Easter vengeance

I won't be participating in the family Easter Egg Hunt and Barbecue Eggstravaganza this year. I won't participate because, every year, the group elects me to barbecue the food, and I'm sick of doing it. More...

Oldies band plays in Simi

Ronny and the Classics will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., April 10 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. More...

Lincoln storyteller comes to college

Jim Woodard, storyteller from Ventura, will present a program of little known historical stories at the annual Multicultural Day event at noon Wed, April 15 in the Fountain Hall building at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. More...

Dining & Entertainment

All aboard the Fillmore & Western

Themed train rides offered for children, adults

The Fillmore & Western Railway presents a number of train rides in April. All trips depart from and return to the Fillmore station. For more information and reservations, call (805) 524-2546 or (800) 773-8724, or visit www.fwry.com. More...

"Knowing"

There's this little concept in theater known as "Act III." In a performance, in a play or a film, it's usually the concluding act, the complete picture, the end game, the grand finale. More...

Letters

City Council vs. Pardee Homes

This letter is in response to the City Council meeting on April 1 in regards to the Community Facilities District Reduction. The city has done a horrible job negotiating on behalf of their Highlands residents. More...

Digs the Sheriff's Blotter

I was talking to a customer today at the Haircut Place who was talking about the Moorpark Acorn . She said she loves that you print the crime blotter. I agree, that's the section I always, always read. More...

Bagwell is No. 1 on his list

I am very happy to see that David Bagwell is running to serve the City Council in Moorpark. David is the kind of person our community needs to help lead it into the future. More...

Councilmember Lowenberg dies from brain aneurysm

Moorpark Councilmember Gary Lowenberg, 53, died last Wednesday following the rup ure of a brain aneurysm a few days earlier. Lowenberg will be remembered for his integrity, his intel lect and his generosity, said family and friends. More...

Developer benefits, home owners might lose school

An ad hoc committee proposed a deal last week that would allow a developer to build homes on a piece of land that nearby residents had hoped would one day be the site of a school campus. More...

Power lines still in limbo

Southern California Edison's 3.5-mile power line project slated to run through the Tierra Rejada Valley has raised the ire of the Center for Biological Diversity, which is calling the power company's proposed route the most environmen More...

Easter ham with glazed baby carrots

Recipe of the wee

For the week of April 8 to 14, Vons has Farmer John shank half or whole hams for 77 cents per pound and two-pound bags of baby peeled carrots for $2.50 per bag. Easter ham with glazed baby carrots 1 (8 to 10 lb. More...

Community

Residents can drop off trash for free

Free landfill day for Moorpark residents will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 19 at the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center, 2801 Madera Road, north of the 118 Freeway. More...

Rotary Club selects Officer of the Year 2009

Dep. Erik Roe has been selected as the 2009 Moorpark Station Officer of the Year. The award is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Moorpark. More...

Teens learn safe driving in program

The California Highway Patrol will offer a free Start Smart traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., April 16 at the Moorpark Area CHP office in the Moorpark Police Services Center on Spring Street. More...

Business

Doctor opens city's first urgent care clinic

Dr. Paul Morin, a Moorpark resident for six years, opened Park Lane Family Practice and Urgent Care last month to serve local residents needing immediate treatment for nonlifethreatening injuries. More...

Sports

Golfers zeroing in on Westlake

Marmonte League spring outlook: Boys' golf

During the past month the Acorn has run Marmonte League overviews for numerous high school spring sports. In the majority of those stories, the race for the league title has been described as extremely close. Boys' golf is different. More...

Marmonte invites Oaks Christian for all sports

The Marmonte League has formally invited Oaks Christian to join its ranks for all high school sports beginning during the 2010-11 season. More...

Moorpark's Monreal makes the cut

Moorpark resident Mark Monreal had quite a day at Rustic Canyon Golf Course on March 19. First, he registered a holeinone on the eighth hole. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

From Nov. 27 through March 27 an unknown person called someone living in the 300 block of South Moorpark Avenue and made obscene statements to her. More...

Faith

Power in your problems

"Happiness requires prob lems." —H. L. More...

Easter service at Hollywood Bowl on Sunday

The 88th annual Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service will take place from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Sun., April 12 in Hollywood. The theme is "Peace on Earth." Six multidenominational clergy will lead the service. 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...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., APRIL 10 Dance Jam Ventura 7 to 10 p.m. at Ventura NIA Center, 2343 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. Freestyle dancing with or without partner. DJ provides music. Family friendly. No drugs, smoking, alcohol. More...

Happy Easter - Events on: Saturday, April 11

CALABASAS—EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 9 a.m. to noon at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St. Egg hunts every 15 minutes. Carnival games, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, arts and crafts, food, Easter Bunny. For all ages. More...

Editorials

Gary Lowenberg 1956 — 2009

Husband, father, businessman, community friend and Moorpark City Councilmember Gary Lowenberg passed away this week. He fell victim to a brain aneurism and was only 53. More...

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Real Estate

Two Luxury Single-story Homesites

Two luxury single-story homesites are available in the new phase-released Saturday at Montecito, a neighborhood of new luxury homes in Rancho Conejo Village, Thousand Oaks' premier private, gated community, according to the developer, S&S More...

Julia Otero

Julia Otero won the award for Top Listing agent from Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office for December 2008. More...