December 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Police break up cockfighting ring

Eight arrests were made last week in connection with an ongoing cockfighting investigation in Ventura County. More...

Health & Wellness

Nonprofit groups can apply for funds for emergency services

Money aimed at helping expand food and shelter programs

Ventura County agencies may apply for funds to provide for emergency needs through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, a federal program administered by the U.S.  More...

Red Cross shares its 12 days of holiday safety

The American Red Cross of Ventura County has 12 days of health and safety tips to make the holiday season safe, happy and bright.   More...

Five common myths about bone health

Young people may want to be “bad to the bone.” As they age, they need to make sure their bones don’t go bad.   More...

Business

Acorn Newspapers publisher Jim Rule was named winner of the 2009 Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Penland Award, an annual honor given to residents for their service to the community. More...

Inmates at county jail will use new phone provider for outside calls

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Detention Services Division has changed to a new provider for inmate phone services. The new company, Global Tel-Link, has completed installing the new phone system.   More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Dec. 4   Two juveniles willfully set a fire near a wooded area on Millerton Avenue.   Dec. More...

Faith

Christmas of the Heart

“Because of Christmas we feel the fellowship of kindred spirits, of something deeper than the gift that’s been given, and we know instinctively that beyond the frenzy of it all, a hopeful quiet lies ahead, gift-wrapped in More...

Church-sponsored forum will discuss air quality

Two representatives from the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District will discuss the film “Air: The Search for One Clean Breath” at a presentation from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Fri., Jan. More...

Houses of Worship

Assembly of God/Lighthouse Christian Fellowship , the Rev. Randy Sugarman, 4823 Mira Sol Drive, (805) 529-1730. Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Community Center, Rabbi Shimy Heidingsfeld, 11958 Honeybrook Court, (805) 807-8684. More...

Dining & Entertainment

High Street Arts Center performers, crew honored by their peers

The recipients of the 2009 Four Star awards have been announced. The awards are sponsored by the Elite Theatre Company, Ojai Arts Center Theater, High Street Arts Center, Santa Paula Theater Center and Camarillo Community Theatre. More...

New business makes Delicious Edibles

Delicious Edibles, a webbased business, has its kitchen at the Secret Garden restaurant in Moorpark. It’s owned by Debbie and David Pelaez of Moorpark,who have more than 15 years combined experience in the baking business. More...

Bellini Osteria opens in Westlake Village

Bellini Osteria bar and lounge is now open at 951 S. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 102, Westlake Village.   Bellini Osteria features classic and contemporary Italian cuisine. More...

Editorials

Executive positions in Ventura County should require the right qualifications

There’s good news and bad news from Ventura County. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

For the Record

In a story published Dec. 18, a sentence could have been interpreted to imply that the levee protecting about 420 homes in Villa Del Arroyo is substandard and doesn’t meet FEMA guidelines.  More...

New law aims to curb landscaping water waste

Irrigation systems will have to meet standards

The Moorpark City Council approved an ordinance last week that limits outdoor water use at all new developments in Moorpark. More...

A place to go when nature calls

Restrooms will be built at Glenwood Park

The city of Moorpark will construct a restroom facility at Glenwood Park—a move the City Council hopes will bring more people to the recreation area near the center of town.   More...

City provides land, loan for future mixed-use development

A long-awaited commercial development on High Street is expected to create about 50 jobs and generate an estimated $500,000 in revenue for Moorpark once it’s completed in 2012. More...

Community

Criminal unsuccessful at robbery attempts

Deputies responded to a reported brandishing of a weapon that occurred at about 6:14 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 13 in the parking lot at 51 Majestic Court in Moorpark.   More...

Mayor selected to serve on board of League of Cities

Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvin will serve on the board of directors of the League of California Cities for the next two years, representing cities in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.   More...

Teacher demonstrates the value of hard work

Students in Jose Ocegueda’s economics class at Community High School learn the value of money using custom-made currency: Jose dollars. More...

Schools

Keeping children engaged during winter break

Visit the library or keep a journal

While children enjoy their school break and time off from classes, parents should put together a winter break plan to keep kids mentally engaged while out of the classroom, said Eileen Huntington, cofounder of Huntington Learning Cent More...

Training offered for educational surrogates

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area will offer special education surrogate parent training from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 12 at Ventura County SELPA, Santa Paula Room, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo.   More...

Sports

Marmonte honors fall’s finest athletes

The Marmonte League announced its All-League selections for 2009 fall sports season.   First- and second-team athletes are listed below.   Football   The awards continue to stack up for Nick Isham and the Warriors. More...

Muckdogs chomp on baseball championship

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?—The Moorpark Muckdogs, a U-10 travel baseball team, went undefeated in three games to win the Thanksgiving Wingfest Tournament in Simi Valley. More...

Soccer squad shines on a soggy pitch

FINE JOB—The Real SoCal U-11 girls outlasted heavy rains in San Juan Capistrano to upset two favored powerhouses and capture the Coast Soccer League Cup title. More...

Family

New school choir enjoys debut performance

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers The Mustang Choir program at Mountain Meadows Elementary School hasn’t been around for long, but its members are already singing a sweet tune. More...

Party treats

Recipe of the week

Bleu cheese appetizer 12 ounces good bleu cheese 4 gloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup good olive oil 4 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 tbsp. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., DEC. 25 Community Holiday Dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Sponsored by Temple Adat Elohim. Nonsectarian holiday meal with trimmings. Free, all welcome. More...

Letters

We’re paying more for less—and other observations

I’m just a regular guy with a family, kids, mortgage. More...

Woman witnessed acts of bravery at crash site

I read the article “Mother of young car accident victim was on way to volunteer in Moorpark (Moorpark Acorn , Dec. 4),” and it reduced me to tears. More...

More criticism of the new Moorpark Post Office

I have read several letters to the editor in the newspaper regarding the new Moorpark Post Office. I concur with their evaluations.   When utilizing the previous post office, I had written to the paper about the problems there. More...