May 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Local hospitals on swine flu alert

County health officials confirmed Wednesday that two Oxnard boys were diagnosed with the swine flu. Their ages were not released. One reported death in the U.S. More...

Benefit gala is May 8 in Wood Ranch

The Designs of Hope gala fundraiser for Our Community House of Hope will be at 6:30 p.m. Fri., May 8 at Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway, Simi Valley. More...

Ten tips for eliminating household asthma triggers

One common asthma myth is that asthma triggers are found mostly outdoors. In fact, asthma triggers can be found everywhere—outdoors, at work and inside the home. Asthma affects more than 20 million Americans. More...

Schools

Skilled trades a viable career option for youths

Tradespeople have potential to earn up to $90,000 annually

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2014 the U.S. will need 100,000 workers to fill job openings in the skilled trades, such as plumbing, heating, ventilation, airconditioning and refrigeration. More...

Grammy winner in jazz fest

The Westlake High School Instrumental Music Department hosts the annual Jazz Festival starting at 9 a.m. Sat., May 9 at the school, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Scholarships available for summer musical theater camp

The High Street Arts Center, in association with Gypsy Productions, presents the 2009 Summer Musical Theater Camp, which will culminate in four performances of the musicals "Once Upon a Mattress" for children and "Big" for teens. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers CURLY AND CUTE—Curly Joe, a 2-year-old male "cockapoo" (cocker spaniel/poodle mix), is friendly, sweet and fun-loving— and he's not a barker. If you'd like to adopt him, ask for No. More...

Pet adoption event in Simi will benefit Humane Society

The Humane Society of Ventura County will host a fundraiser and pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., May 3 at the First Street Arena between Nonchalant Drive and Challenger Park in Simi Valley. More...

Faith

Jewish women to discuss Darfur empowment project

The Women of Congregation B'nai Emet will host Jewish World Watch for an update on the solar cooker project at 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 12 at the synagogue, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Chabad teens on target

The Moorpark Chabad iTeens Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs., May 7 at Chabad Center, 11958 Honeybrook Court, Moorpark. All Jewish teens are invited for food, games and socializing. More...

Calvary hosts film

The movie "Facing Extinction: Christians of Iraq" will be screened from 7 to 8 p.m. Fri., May 15 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Earth"

"Earth" is Disneynature's feature-length film version of the BBC's remarkable 2006 "Planet Earth" series that spawned a stellar 11-disc DVD set. More...

Play retells America's past with a twist

The High Street Arts Center will present the comedy "The Complete History of America, Abridged" by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor from May 15 through June 14 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...

Council seeks members for arts board

The Moorpark City Council requests interested persons submit an application for appointment to the board of the Moorpark Community Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit public benefit corporation. More...

Editorials

Aca Deca team makes it cool to be smart—again

Congratulations to Moorpark High School's academic decathlon team for winning another national championship. More...

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College forum examines May 19 ballot

A forum examining the propositions on the May 19 ballot brought students and other community members out to Moorpark College Tuesday morning. More...

Millhouse says Metrolink is safer since Chatsworth crash

Nearly nine months after the Metrolink crash that left 25 dead, Moorpark City Councilmember Keith Millhouse reported that the rail system has undergone several groundbreaking safety enhancements. On Sept. More...

Community

Caltrans, city discuss widening of Los Angeles Avenue

Representatives of Caltrans came to City Hall last week to answer questions about a proposed road-widening project geared to ease traffic flow on Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Deadline to request mail-in ballot

The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot is Tues., May 12. All completed ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. Election Day, Tues., May 19. Postmarks do not count. More...

Relay for Life inspires community generosity

TRADITION—Members of the Moorpark High School Pay It Forward Club, above, cheer as they begin the 24-hour walk at the 2009 Moorpark Relay For Life at the school last weekend. More...

Business

Ribbon is cut on new project for Moorpark

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers PROGRESS—City Councilmember Roseann Mikos, left, discusses the future of the Patriot Commerce Center with Mike Tingus, president of Lee & Associates, the real estate services company representing the property owner, More...

Auto equipment dealer to make TV appearance

Gary Henthorn, owner of the Moorpark-based company Dannmar Equipment, recently partnered with former NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace and the West Coast Customs team of Corona, Calif. More...

Sports

Circle of trust

Moorpark boys4x100 relay team believes in its ability to finish first

The Moorpark High boys' 4x100 relay team was either auditioning for "Saturday Night Live" or trying out for the Los Angeles Dodgers. More...

Madness pleased with spring break result

SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT—The Madness U-11 baseball team took second place at a spring break tournament in Agoura Hills. Madness has players from Moorpark and Simi Valley on its roster. More...

County track meet today at Moorpark High

The Ventura County Championships take place this afternoon at Moorpark High, with action slated to begin at 2:30. Adult tickets are $5. Seniors and kids 6 to 12 are $3. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Someone stole merchandise from the 7-Eleven store in the 500 block of Los Angeles Avenue on April 18. A person sustained severe injuries in a fight on Williams Ranch on April 18. Also, property was stolen from the victim. More...

Family

Moorpark loves the arts

Photos by JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers CREATIVE CITY—Artist Matt Oppenheimer, above, creates sidewalk chalk art of a face popping up from the ground in the Moorpark Civic Center parking lot at the Moorpark Arts Festival last Sunday. More...

Playhouse puts new spin on old child's tale

Pinki's Playhouse will present "Little Red Riding Hood Meets Goldilocks" in two shows.In this children's play with music and comedy, awardwinning Pinki the Clown as Goldilocks and her friends will learn about friendship, safety and s More...

Bike Rodeo rides into local park

A free Bike Rodeo for children ages 6 to 12 will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 9 at Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., MAY 1 Thousand Oaks-WLV Chamber Of Commerce Networking breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m. at Los Robles Greens banquet center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Moorpark alreadhas a great bookstore

In regards to last week's editorial cartoon—Moorpark is a town with a large amount of vacant retail space, but we are not a town without a bookstore. We have a thriving, expanding, amazing bookstore. More...

Bagwell a member of the status quo

I share the concerns of Lisa Houston in the letter "Has some concerns about Bagwell" ( Acorn , April 24). While David Bagwell himself is not the problem, the bigger problem is that a very few are controlling Moorpark. More...

Candidate knows his finances

In these trying financial times it's clear to me that what we need on the City Council is a successful businessman who understands financial matters. That's why my wife and I are voting for David Bagwell. More...

Real Estate

Julio Gomez

Julio Gomez won the award for Top Listing agent from Prudential California Realty's Oxnard/ Channel Islands office for January 2009. More...

Tove LaRussa

Tove LaRussa of Prudential Thousand Oaks office has been named to the prestigious Honor Society for 2008 by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services Inc., a Prudential Financial Inc. company. More...