October 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Death on tracks ruled a suicide

An unidentified man was killed Monday after being struck by a train traveling through the Moorpark Station. More...

Senior Summit coming to Cal State Channel Islands

The second Ventura County Senior Summit will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at California State University Channel Islands. More...

Health & Wellness

More men are serving as caregivers

In a role traditionally taken on by women, a growing number of men are becoming primary caregivers for their wives or elderly parents. More...

New oncology center opens

The physicians and staff of Tri-Valley Oncology Hematology will host a ribbon cutting and open house for its new facility at noon Thurs., Oct. 29 at 2045 Royal Avenue, Ste. 208, Simi Valley.   Refreshments will be served. More...

ALS support group to meet

A support group for individuals with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at the Westlake Village Library community room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Schools

‘Can you see what I’m saying?’

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION—Storyteller Michael Katz uses fourth-grade student Samantha Gajda to demonstrate how to incorporate body language into a conversation du More...

Moorpark conservationist nominated for top prize

Jana Johnson, PhD, is one of 29 animal conservationists nominated to receive the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. More...

Learn the creepy facts on Dracula

UCLA Extension will present a special seminar on “Dracula and His World” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 in Haines Hall, Room A18 on the UCLA campus in Westwood, Los Angeles. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers HEART STEALER—Peter is a 16-week-old brown tabby domestic shorthair kitten. Peter is curious, social, easy going, loving and gets along with dogs. More...

Dress up dogs for Howl-O-Ween

The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset will host its inaugural Howl-OWeen Pooch Parade from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31, at the Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. More...

Pet of the Week

SPUNKY—Cal, a 3-year-old male brown and white Chihuahua mix, needs a home. Cal has lots of energy and is fun to play with. More...

Faith

Held hostage by resentment

“You can’t have a harmonious relationship and hold on to your resentment, too. More...

Look for the Knights

Donors receive Tootsie Rolls

The Moorpark Knights of Columbus, with the cooperation of other community organizations, will sponsor the annual Tootsie Roll drive to benefit people with intellectual disabilities on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 and 18.   More...

Unitarians will have live auction

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a live auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 at 3331 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, in the Songbird Office Park. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., OCT. 16   Senior Center Fall   More...

Letters

Intersection near college is beautiful, not blight

Charles Blaugrund invites discussion on how our city “is representing ourself on a daily visual and aural level” (letters, Moorpark Acorn , Oct. 9).   May the discussion begin. More...

Cemetery grateful for support of war memorial

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the hundreds of community members, elected officials, Scouts and businesses, including the Moorpark Acorn , that joined us in bringing the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Experience to Wes More...

Let it out in a letter

Share your thoughts with the community by sending a Letter to the Editor to the Moorpark Acorn. Please send all letters to the address on this page or via e-mail to moorpark@theacorn.com. More...

Editorials

Help rub out the problem of graffiti

Graffiti is a national problem, although it’s worse in Southern California because of gangs and gang wannabes.   Graffiti is troublesome for Moorpark, just like it is for adjacent cities. No town is immune. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Safety steps appear to be working on rural 118

No fatalities in three years on two-lane highway

Since the Highway 118 Safety Taskforce was formed about three years ago, there have been no fatal accidents on the rural stretch of road between Camarillo and Moorpark. More...

Felony charge against accused Moorpark kennel owner is reduced

A Ventura County Superior Court judge reduced one of the charges against a Moorpark dog breeder accused of stealing a puppy. A felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor at a preliminary court hearing last week.   More...

Lack of funds puts brakes on residential road improvement

Without new revenue, many street improvements needed in Moorpark won’t be made anytime soon, city officials said, during a meeting last week. More...

Community

Pantry collecting costumes to donate to kids for Halloween

The Moorpark Catholic Charities Food Pantry is seeking donations of new or gently used costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Items may be dropped off at the pantry at 609 Fitch Ave. by Oct. 27. More...

Moorpark professor runs for Congress

Marie Panec has announced her intention to run for United States Congress, representing the 24th Congressional Districtwhich includes mosof Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. More...

Democratic club will discuss unions

The Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club will have a discussion on the effectiveness of unions at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 21 at the Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road.   A question and answer period will follow. More...

Business

Army program helps wounded veterans find jobs

Finding a job can be difficult. But for thousands of wounded soldiers with life-altering injuries from the war, the challenge is even greater. More...

Check out cool cars at the mall

“Cool Cars and Classic Rides Twilight” will rev up from 4 to 8 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 7 at Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, in the west end parking lot near Spark Woodfire Grill and Corner Bakery. More...

Sports

Moorpark, Newbury ready to rumble

Football team faces a stiff test at NPHS

The Panthers are banged up with nicks and bruises, the flu and colds, aches and pains. More...

Moorpark, Westlake on a collision course

Marmonte League midseason football report

Imagine the Steel Curtain going head-to-head with the Greatest Show on Turf.   Or picture the Mongols doing battle with the Romans on a 100yard strip of FieldTurf in the Conejo Valley, circa 2009.   More...

10 tough dudes

These 10 athletes have made a strong case for Marmonte League Most Valuable Player honors through the season’s first half:   More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 4   Vandals caused less than $400 in damages to property at Moorpark High School.   Sept. 15   A man with an outstanding warrant was arrested for possessing 16.5 grams of marijuana on Esther Avenue. More...

Family

I don’t wanna hold your baby

Your baby might be real cute, but I don’t wanna hold it. It’s not personal.   When I got a new car, I didn’t ask people if they wanted to drive it. When I got my wife, I didn’t ask people if they wanted to date her. More...

Collecting change for a cure

PENNIES ADD UP—Arroyo West Elementary School students Jake Peoples, Victoria Stec, Josh Schultze and Andrew Heathcote (not pictured) collect $820 in change to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Found More...

H1N1 vaccine available for children

Flu shots offered for Ventura County residents

The H1N1 vaccine is available in Ventura County in the form of the live attenuated influenza vaccine, the H1N1 FluMist. The other H1N1 vaccine, the injectable form, is expected soon. At least one physician in the county has begun immunizing. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Capitalism: A Love Story”

I know, I know. You’ve read the title and your mind’s made up. You either hate Michael Moore or you love him. More...

Drama students present Thornton Wilder classic

Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department will present its Fall 2009 Main Stage production of Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” from Oct. 22 through Nov. More...

Grissini

The Italian food gods have smiled down on Agoura Hills. They’ve sent us Giuseppe Bellisario and Nick Andrisiano, coowners of Grissini Ristorante Italiano. More...

Columns

Green Scene

An important key to reducing outdoor water consumption is to modify your watering practices and irrigation system to optimize water usage.   More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation 2009 Photo Contest

  CHEESE HEADS—Moorpark residents Denny Busse, Eddie Busse and Steve Whitelaw go to Green Bay, Wisc. to see the Packers play the Texans last NFL season. The game time temperature was a balmy 17 degrees.  More...