October 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gang members linked to May stabbing in Moorpark

Nearly five months after a brutal stabbing, two Simi Valley gang members have been arrested and held for the attempted murder of a rival gang member in Moorpark.   Turk Rangel, 18, and James Hodgkins, 19, were arrested Sept. More...

Health & Wellness

Center hosts wellness speaker series

Topics include stress, sleep, nutrition

Local residents can learn strategies to instill health and wellbeing in their lives from California Health & Longevity Institute experts during a complimentary wellness speaker series at 7 p.m. More...

Website offers stats on teen drinking

We Don’t Serve Teens, a national program targeting underage drinking, now has a website, www.DontServeTeens.gov, summarizing the available information on teen drinking and the legal drinking age. More...

Expo provides help for hearing loss

The Hearing Loss Association of America Simi Valley Chapter will host Hearing Expo 2009, an educational seminar on hearing needs on Thurs., Oct. 8 in the multipurpose room, Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi.   More...

Faith

Seek To Serve

Seek To Serve “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” —Albert Schweitzer More...

Family

My 6-year-old son wants E.T. to come home

MY SON: Hey, Daddy, why doesn’t E.T. come back to Earth?   ME: Because E.T. is from a movie.   MY SON: But Santa Claus is from a movie, and he comes back to our house every Christmas.   ME: Well, E.T. More...

New playgroup in town

Looking to keep an energetic child busy?   The Moorpark Infant and Toddler Group, which is organized online through www.meetup .com, is a playgroup for parents, grandparents and nannies who care for young children during the day. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., OCT. 2   More...

Datebook

FRI., SEPT. 25 Redondo Beach   More...

Editorials

Vote online to decide the winners of ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

We have the greatest readers in the world. That’s why we’re asking you to decide the winners of this year’s “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” photo contest. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Report outlines impacts of landfill expansion

Document released last week will be basis for county’s decision

The long-awaited draft environmental impact report for Waste Management’s proposed expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center was released last week. More...

Community expresses gratitude to firefighters

No homes lost in 17,500-acre blaze

Once last week’s Guiberson fire was under control, life quickly returned to normal for most people affected by it, but the army of firefighters assigned to Moorpark to extinguish the 17,500-acre blaze didn’t rest until it was f More...

Pick the winner in this year’s Take Your Acorn on Vacation contest

Go online to place your vote!

Acorn readers are invited to visit www.theacorn.com and cast a vote for the winners of this year’s Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest. More...

Community

Martial arts studio proposed for downtown

Despite concerns over parking, Moorpark planning commissioners last week endorsed a preliminary request to open a fitness center and martial arts studio at 690 Walnut St. More...

Teachers’ union frustrated with required use of plastic overlays in K-2 classrooms

Covers allow district to reuse normally disposal workbooks

Reusable plastic covers placed over paper work sheets can save money for cash-strapped schools, but the local teachers’ union says the plastic writing surfaces are messy for students and difficult for teachers to manage.   More...

Antique tractors are truckin’ at Underwood Farms festival

The Antique Tractor Weekend, in conjunction with the 12th annual Fall Harvest Festival, will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 10 and 11 at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark.   More...

Business

Event offers training for career as notary public

Course will also assist current notaries with retesting

Residents may earn a second income by becoming a notary public in a special one-day course offered at the Conejo Valley Adult School, 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

October classes for job seekers

The East County Job and Career Center at 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley presents the following classes free to job seekers.   Registration is required by calling (805) 955-2282.   •Computer Basics for Job Seekers, 9 a.m. More...

Moorpark-based studio wins six national awards

Jeff and Kim Johnson of Home Video Studio Moorpark recently won six awards at the ninth annual Home Video Studio National Convention at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

NP It appears that you and I and everyone we know are, once again, in peril. At least that’s what Hollywood’s telling us. More...

Marching bands will perform

The second Sounds of the Conejo Marching Band Celebration will take place Sat., Oct. 10 at the Thousand Oaks High School football stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road.   Gates open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Musical shares the story of Texas’ famous ‘Chicken Ranch’

THEY AIM TO PLEASE—Susan Grozier as Miss Mona, left in front, and Carolyn Freeman Champ as Jewel belt out a rousing production number backed by Mona’s Girls in the musical “Th More...

Letters

Credit to Gallegly: He stands by what he believes in

I want to stand in support of Elton Gallegly’s continued representation of Simi Valley in the House of Representatives.   I am an independent voter and have voted for individuals from all parties locally and nationally. More...