January 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Low-cost loans would spur energy conservation

Pilot program includes Moorpark

Moorpark officials say the city will participate in a pilot program called CaliforniaFIRST that could help local property owners obtain low-cost loans for energy and water conservation improvements. More...

Health & Wellness

The truth about getting laser treatment for fungal nails

Laser treatment of fungal nails. You have seen the ads. Now let me fill in the back story and give you some honest information.   The story starts with the father of a child with cystic fibrosis. More...

Smokers can start the new year cigarette-free

The Ventura County Public Health, Tobacco Education and Prevention Program will host weekly stop smoking classes from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 at Vintage Crest Senior Apartments, 4700 Park Lane, Moorpark.   More...

Identifying the red flags of diabetes

Though the symptoms of diabetes—frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased fatigue and blurry vision—are easy to recognize, many people tend to see them merely as signs of aging, said Michael Newman, president of Always Best C More...

Business

Fitness trainer offers 12-week course to help women change their lives

Program begins next week

Shana Daniels will offer her 12-week Body Life Makeover Challenge class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Wed., Jan. 13 at SoulBody Yoga, 6591 Collins, Ste. E-9, Moorpark. More...

Brides can plan their special day at Premiere

The Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits and fashion shows, will take place Sun., Jan. 10 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.   Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Training orientation

Women’s Economic Ventures presents free self-employment training orientations and classes. More...

Sports

Musketeers have championship swagger

Talented girls’ soccer squad is determined to do big things this season

The Musketeers got their rest.   Now they’re ready to rampage through the Marmonte League— and hopefully continue the blitzkrieg into the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. More...

Top Grace Brethren athletes honored by Frontier League

Several Grace Brethren High football and girls’ volleyball athletes were honored by the Frontier League as all-league selections. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 26, someone stole avocados and lemons from trees on a farm in the 11000 block of Los Angeles Avenue.   Someone used bolt cutters to break into mobile trailers on Shekell Road and steal items. More...

Family

Community Briefs

Library grants are no mystery   Sisters in Crime, an international support group for mystery writers, is offering the “We Love Libraries” lottery. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to libraries each month throughout 2010. More...

Dining & Entertainment

My favorite movies of the decade: A personal perspective Part I

Without a doubt, this was the decade of movie magic and fantasy. One has to recognize the man behind the curtain as the real wizard generating Hollywood’s awesome splendor. That man, of course, is film technology.   More...

Pulitzer Prize-winner ‘Rent’ opens in Simi Valley

Jonathon Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Rent” will be presented from Jan. 9 through Feb. 14 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave.   Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...

Artwork for sale at L.A. show

The 15th annual Los Angeles Art Show will take place Jan. 20 to 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. More...

Editorials

High school sports offer the best game in town

There are few things in life better than a good seat at a major sporting event. Whether the seat is courtside, right behind home plate or on the 50-yard line, fans appreciate being in the middle of the action.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Chamber prez picked to lead

Moorpark resident Patrick Ellis has been named president of the Ventura County Federated Chambers of Commerce, a group that monitors business activity throughout the region. More...

Young cowboy at home on the range

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Community

Cold case DNA

The Ventura County district attorney’s office will receive $570,000 over two years to investigate and prosecute cold cases involving DNA in the county. More...

More support coming for Kaiden Evans

A man’s $10,000 donation to help a 4-year-old Moorpark girl in her fight with cancer has inspired two friends to take up the cause. More...

Active Adult Programs

The Moorpark Active Adult Center presents the following activities for seniors. Events require a reservation and will meet at 799 Moorpark Ave. unless otherwise noted. Programs are free unless a donation is requested. More...

Schools

Filmmaker needs funds to finish documentary

Movie tells the story of the academic decathlon

Local academic decathlon teams, including Moorpark High School’s national championshipwinning squad, will be featured in the upcoming documentary “Brain Games: The Amazing Story of Academic Decathlon.”   More...

The beat goes on for Arroyo West pupils

FUTURE RINGOS?—After a morning listening to Moorpark High School band students play for them, Arroyo West Elementary School second-graders Jovani Morales, Brandon Madrigal and Paris Heath More...

Prospective students can test for La Reina

Private school is taking applications for fall classes

La Reina High School will conduct an entrance placement test from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 30 at the school, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   Applicants should arrive by 7:45 a.m.    Applications are due by Jan. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SNUGGLY—Chachis is a 6-year-old female Norfolk Terrier mix dog who was surrendered by her owner. She is sweet and cuddly. More...

Squirrel of the Month

LUNCH IS A STRETCH— Tim and Karen Bolyard of Moorpark sent in this funny photo of a squirrel going the extra mile to nab a few seeds from the family’s backyard bird feeder. More...

Faith

Slow and steady wins race

“The heights by great men reached and kept   Were not attained by sudden flight,   But they, while their compan ions slept,   Were toiling upward in the night.”   —Henry Wadsworth   Long More...

St. Demetrios Church celebrates Epiphany

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual Epiphany and Blessing of the Waters Ceremony at noon on Sun., Jan. 10 at the Ventura Harbor. More...

Bunco party will benefit stem cell research

Simi Valley/Moorpark’s Hadassah Group, L’Dor Vador, will raise money for stem cell research at the third annual bunco party on Sun., Jan. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Top 10 list left out important fact on flood map issue

Your top 10 list for 2009 should give us a good feeling about our community. I am sure there will be some comments about the topics and the order, and I thought the firefighting efforts should have been closer to No. 1.   More...

Old post office offered more bang for the buck

My turn to blast the creation of the new post office. I echo the past complaints about the design. More...

Something bugging you?

Get it off your chest by sending a Letter to the Editor to the address in the box to the left or via e-mail to moorpark@theacorn.com. Limit 400 words.   More...