October 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Chaparral principal selected as district’s new head of finances

Nicks enters amid fiscal storm

Moorpark Unified School District has appointed a local middle school principal to replace the district’s chief of finances. The announcement was made last week at a school board meeting. More...

Health & Wellness

Local resident wins SOAR 5K at Underwood

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers FLEET OF FOOT—Chris Coleman of Moorpark, fourth from right in all-white shirt, eventually made his way through the pack to finish in first place at a 5K race at Unde More...

Free Clinic to offer flu shots

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley will host its annual Make A Difference Day, where residents can receive free flu shots, health screenings and information about the clinic’s services, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. More...

Benefit needs volunteers

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Holiday Homes Tour set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. More...

Schools

Good students, bad essays

The University of California application is online, and many students are already working on their personal statements. More...

Presenters needed for Career Day

Moorpark High School’s college career center is seeking volunteers to speak to students on Career Day.   More...

Sports

Musketeers chasing postseason berth

But they’ll have to make it without their top player

Everything was going great for the Moorpark High girls’ tennis team. More...

Shocker: OCHS, St. Bonnie to join Marmonte for football

The latest twist in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Area releaguing saga had the shock value of a murder mystery climax.   Southern Section leagues voted Thursday in Long Beach to put Oaks Christian and St. More...

Family

Students make National Merit Scholar list

SYLVIE BELMOND/Acorn Newspapers EXCEPTIONAL PUPILS—On Oct. More...

Berlin Wall conference Nov. 6

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Reagan Library will host a one-day conference on Fri., Nov. 6 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.   More...

School presents its curriculum

Beacon Hill Classical Academy will present an information night for the parents of prospective students at 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 27 at the First Baptist Church of Camarillo, 1601 Temple Ave.   More...

Calendar

HALLOWEEN HIGHLIGHTS

OCTOBER 23RD - 30TH

REIGN OF TERROR HAUNTED HOUSE 7 to 11 p.m. Oct 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at Janss Marketplace, Hilcrest Drive and Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 30 percent larger event. Al proceeds benefit Conejo Recreation and Park District youth charities. More...

Datebook

FRI., OCT. 23   More...

Letters

Graffiti cartoon painted unfair picture of police

I’d like to express my concern about the way the Moorpark Police Department was depicted in the political cartoon in the Oct. 16 edition of the Moorpark Acorn .   More...

Finding new place for diesel station would help traffic

Regarding the City Council meeting addressing the diesel station proposal: Although there were many good questions that evening regarding the proposal to relocate a diesel station next to the Virginia Colony neighborhood, one of the best More...

Family makes plea for thieves to return their laptop

My family and I moved to Moorpark 13 years ago because of the beautiful area, great schools and down-home atmosphere. We wanted to start our family here because it was a great place to raise kids, and the community was safe. More...

Shocker: Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure to join Marmonte for football

LONG BEACH—The latest twist in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Area releaguing saga carried the shock value of a murder mystery climax. Southern Section leagues voted to put Oaks Christian and St. More...

Engineers file lawsuit to remove cameras from trains

Metrolink’s new safety measure opposed by union

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has filed state and federal lawsuits to remove recently installed video surveillance systems from Metrolink trains. More...

Organizers say 2009 Civil War reenactment will be grandest yet

Battle plans are being drawn for the ninth annual “The Blue and The Gray” Civil War reenactment organized by the Rotary Club of Moorpark.   The fighting will take place Sat. and Sun., Nov. More...

District agrees to do away with plastic overlays, for now

Following a brief wrangle with the teachers union, Moorpark school leaders reversed a mandate to have students in kindergarten, first, and second grade use plastic covers on paper worksheets, which would have saved money for the cash-strap More...

Community

Science seminars coming to T.O.

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology is presenting its second season of talks, “Science Everyone Can Understand,” at Baxter BioSciences in Thousand Oaks.   On Nov. 19, Erik Pounders of the U.S. More...

Show us your best Halloween

Halloween is just over a week away and many people in the area have worked their fingers to the bone trying to decorate their homes. More...

For family of murdered man, fear and pain persist

Even with killer sentenced, victim’s kin worry about retribution

Martha never drives near the intersection of Ashland Avenue and Third Street in Simi Valley. In fact, she avoids the city altogether if she can. So do her kids, her brothers and her mother. More...

Business

Job fair for vets is next weekend

The State of California “Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet” Job and Resource Fair will bring together veterans seeking jobs and employers with job openings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

Cemetery taps new manager

Tamara Eacker has been named the new general manager of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory in Westlake Village. Eacker has 20 years of experience with Dignity Memorial. More...

Grill reopens under different name

Lemmo’s Grill, formerly Sunset Grill, has opened its doors at 4227 Tierra Rejada Road, Ste. A, Moorpark. A family-owned restaurant, Lemmo’s Grill is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 3 to 10 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers FUZZY FACE—Andy is a 3-year-old cockapoo. Andy is shy but gentle and appears to be house trained. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 5   Items valued at more than $400 were stolen from a car parked in the 700 block of Poindexter Avenue.   Someone stole mail from a box outside the post office on Los Angeles Avenue.   Sept. More...

Faith

Can prayer heal the economy?

“Prayer: God’s Stimulus Plan,” is the topic of a free talk hosted by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Simi Valley at 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. More...

Moms’ boutique

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will host a Children’s Boo-tique from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31 in the church’s Fireside Room, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. More...

Holocaust play

The one-woman show “Corrie ten Boom Remembers,” will be at 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

When Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated “Where the Wild Things Are” in 1963, it was more a simple paean to imagination and to family bonding than a covert psychoanalysis.   More...

Dancers showcased in Simi Valley

Opens tomorrow

Dance Fusion will be presented at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 24 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. More...

It’s a ‘Miracle’

TALE OF PERSEVERANCE—Marilyn Zaslow, left, plays Annie Sullivan and Jessica Stone plays Helen Keller in the High Street Arts Center's production of the classic true-life story "The Miracle Worke More...

Editorials

Metrolink surveillance cameras needed to keep eye on employees

Without the checks and balances of labor unions, the history of America’s workforce would be a woeful tale of abuse and neglect. More...

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