September 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mountain lion kills family dog

During the early morning hours of Sept. 2, a resident in the 11500 block of Chestnut Ridge Street in Moorpark discovered that the family dog had been attacked and killed. More...

Health & Wellness

Driving with a cast is dangerous

Is it safe to drive while wearing a cast? A University of Wisconsin foot-and-ankle specialist who just completed a study of the question says the answer is clearly no.   More...

Hospital to provide free prostate cancer screenings

Simi Valley Hospital will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 13 at the hospital’s Aspen Surgery Center, 2750 N. Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Talk on diabetes

John Dingilian, MD, family practice medicine physician on staff at Simi Valley Hospital, will speak on “Taking the Mystery Out of Diabetes” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. More...

Schools

Sessions offer information on military academies

Two Academy Information Nights are scheduled this month for young adults interested in attending one of America’s military academies.   More...

Website dedicated to STAR testing

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell recently launched a new website to give parents and teachers a better understanding of the state’s California Standards Tests (STAR testing) that measure how well the C More...

Celebrated photographer, Moorpark College alumnus will share life’s work

Photographer and Moorpark College alumnus Dan Winters will present a talk on his career at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 25 at the Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark.   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BRIGHT EYES—Rosie, a 5-year-old female domestic shorthair cat, was surrendered by her owner. Rosie is an indooronly cat. If you would like to adopt Rosie, ask for animal ID No. More...

Donations sought for badly injured pup

Tiny Loving Canines Inc., a nonprofit animal rescue group, is seeking donations to assist with medical expenses for Cody, a young mini Australian shepherd who was critically injured recently in a hit-and-run accident.   More...

Ride over to T.O. for Day of the Horse

The fifth annual Day of the Horse will start at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 12 at the Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. More...

Faith

Talk will explain Christian Science beliefs

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Camarillo will host a free talk titled “Just what is Christian Science?” at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 17 at the Camarillo Library community room, 4101 Las Posas Road.   More...

Mens’ conference features L.A. teaching pastor

The Valiant Men Ministries of StoneBridge Community Church in Simi Valley will host the third annual No Man Left Behind Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Chabad offers High Holiday services

Chabad of Moorpark will offer services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur free of charge at its center, 11958 Honeybrook Court, Moorpark.   Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept. 18 and ends at nightfall on Sept. 20. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., SEPT. 11 Sept. 11 Concert   More...

Letters

City projects will leave downtown a traffic mess

This is in response to the editorial titled “Let city planners not NIMBYs decide what’s best for Moorpark” (Moorpark Acorn , Aug. 28) More...

Speak your piece

Share your thoughts on issues affecting Moorpark by sending a Letter to the Editor to the address in the box to the left or via email to moorpark@theacorn. Please limit 400 words.   More...

Editorials

Vacationing with the Acorn

A longstanding tradition at the Acorn newspapers is coming to a climax again, and your participation is invited.   The deadline for submissions to the “Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation” 2009 photo contest is Mon., Sept. 14. More...

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Contact your area representatives

City Council *All council members can be contacted by calling (805) 5176200 ext. More...

Remembering the fallen

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers THE COST OF WAR—Howard Hill, a member of Moorpark High School class of 1968, came to the replica Vietnam Wall at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlak More...

Simi seeking city’s permission to annex Reagan Library land

Plan would remove eight properties from Tierra Rejada Valley greenbelt

Officials from Moorpark last week deferred voting on a request by the city of Simi Valley to annex 229 acres within the Tierra Rejada greenbelt.The delay gives Moorpark more time to consider the proposal. More...

Community

Utilities commission to host public hearing on proposed power line

Six-mile line to run from Moorpark to Newbury Park

The California Public Utilities Commission will host a public hearing on Southern California Edison’s proposed construction of the MoorparkNewbury 66 kV subtransmission line at 1:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Learn about affordable housing in Moorpark

Workshops explain how to qualify

The city of Moorpark will host a series of workshops in English and Spanish to inform potential firsttime home buyers about affordable housing available in the city. Interested buyers must attend one of these meetings even if they have previousl More...

Area realtors join forces

The Conejo Valley Association of Realtors and the Simi Valley–Moorpark Association of Realtors have voted to merge the two organizations into a single corporation.   A vote on Aug. More...

Business

How to know when a spouse is eligible for Social Security

Commentary

Wonder whether you may qualify to apply for spouse’s benefits? More...

Photo studio sets up shop on High Street

Just Shoot Me Photography Studio recently opened its doors on High Street in Moorpark.   The boutique-style portrait studio offers several different backdrops and package options for photo seekers. More...

Sports

Chargers in the crosshairs

Marmonte League outlook: Boys’ water polo

Coaches agree on two things: Parity will rule in the Marmonte League, and Agoura High is the team to beat. More...

Picchini puts the ‘foot’ in football

Senior one of county’s elite place kickers

Stephen Picchini played cornerback for one game—his very first in high school.   At football practice the following week, Picchini broke his left wrist.   Picchini couldn’t tackle, hit or roam the secondary.   More...

State’s top-ranked team coming to MHS

Following last weekend’s thrilling 2827 overtime victory against Eastlake, the Moorpark High football team faces another stiff challenge as Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks travels to MHS on Saturday at 7 p.m.   Notre Dame is No. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 20   Vandals caused $200 in damage spray painting a wall at Chaparral Middle School in the 200 block of Poindexter Avenue.   Aug. More...

Family

Party like the Germans at Oktoberfest

Two-day festival is at Moorpark’s Underwood Farms

The Newbury Park Rotary Club will present its 23rd annual Oktoberfest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 26 and 27 at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Authors asked to write new works for short story contest

Submissions due by Oct. 1

The Ventura County Writers Club is sponsoring its 10th annual Short Story Contest with a grand prize of $500, secondplace prize of $250, and thirdplace prize of $125.    More...

Wine and cheese event will benefit area hospice

State Sen. Tony Strickland and Assemblywoman Audra Strickland will host a wine and cheese charity fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 17 at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, 2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley.   More...

“All About Steve”

If one can overcome the notion of a strikingly blonde, miniskirted Sandra Bullock being a man-craving emotional piranha, then one might assume the premise of “All About Steve” has half a chance of working.   More...

Columns

Kid talks a lot

PICARELLA HOUSEHOLD—My son started talking when he was about 2 years old, and now, at age 6, he continues to talk and talk and talk—even in his sleep—because, he said, God made him that way. More...