February 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City needs new tenant for human services center

County health agency backed out

The Moorpark City Council voted recently to spend an additional $100,000 to update design plans for the highly anticipated Ruben Castro Human Services Center. More...

Health & Wellness

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...

Mental health classes are available

Recovery Innovations of California offers an ongoing recovery curriculum at the Ventura County Behavioral Health clinics in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura. More...

Program on healthy heart

The Health, Happiness You group (H2U) of Los Robles Hospital invites the public to its free monthly meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 11 at the East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village.   More...

Schools

Cash for college available to disabled

The California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc. board of trustees will offer scholarships for the academic year 2010-11 to students with disabilities.   The program will offer 20 to 30 scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 each. More...

Resident gets degree

Jenna Marie Miller of Moorpark received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major, Spanish and journalism, at the winter commencement ceremonies of Iowa State University. More...

Moorpark High alumni return for baseball game

Event will include home run derby

Moorpark High School will host its 2010 Alumni Baseball Game at the school’s varsity field Sat., Feb. 20.   A warm up baseball game between the junior varsity and freshmen teams will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

RARE BEAUTY—Squirrel of the Month has been running for many years, but this is the first time that we’ve featured a white squirrel. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Jan. 9   Police arrested an 18-year-old man walking on Los Angeles Avenue with a can of spray paint. The young man was on probation when the arrest occurred.   Jan. More...

Faith

Teens experience ‘the simple life’ during Guatemala mission trip

Conversation takes the place of television, iPods, the Internet

I have been fortunate to work closely with nearly a thousand preteens and teens in my 13 years as a cantor. Most of these wonderful kids have lived in relative affluence. More...

Church youths raise funds for Souper Bowl

The youth from St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Simi Valley will be participating in the nationwide fundraiser Souper Bowl Sunday. More...

New priest welcomed

The Rev. Haroutioun Tachejian is the new parish priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County.   Tachejian was ordained in 1992 and has been the pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Seville, France, and St. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Arts foundation selects two new members

Members of the Moorpark Arts Foundation met twice in January to select additional volunteers and to discuss an upcoming benefit that will take place in Los Angeles.   More...

“Crazy Heart”

Hollywood loves an addicted, over-the-hill any body—former wrestlers and actors, teachers, astronauts or down-and-out singers well past their prime. More...

‘Pandora’s Box’ opens

Moorpark College Theatre Arts presents “Pandora’s Box,” a collection of original short plays, monologues, poems, music and dance written, acted, directed and designed by college students and faculty in the Studio Theatre, Pe More...

Editorials

Engineer turned fall guy

The findings of the National Transportation Safety Board in the case of the Sept. 12, 2008 Metrolink train crash are disappointing but, sadly, not surprising.   More...

Cartoon

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Contact your area representatives

City Council *Council members can be contacted by calling (805) 517-6200 ext. More...

Commonwealth no longer involved in proposed studio

Project renamed Moorpark West Studios

Two film industry veterans and a local land owner who were working together to bring a large movie studio to Moorpark have parted ways, but the project is still going forward, sources told the Acorn this week. More...

GOP throws support behind Strickland for supervisor

The Ventura County Republican Central Committee went public last week with its support of Assemblymember Audra Strickland’s plans to go after Linda Parks’ seat on the Board of Supervisors. More...

Tell us how you fell in love

The Moorpark Acorn has extended our deadline to submit personal love notes for our Feb. 12 issue until 10 p.m. Sun., Feb. More...

Community

Tip from parks employees leads to graffit arrest at community center

Four juveniles were arrested Jan. 26 for allegedly spray painting graffiti at Arroyo Vista Community Park.   At about 2 p.m. More...

Supervisor hosting forum to discuss water rate hikes

Meeting is Tuesday in Moorpark

In response to the recent increase in water rates, Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy will host a water rate forum for the residents in Waterworks Districts Nos. 1 and 19, Moorpark and Somis, at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. More...

Moorpark resident, school employee arrested on child porn charges

Investigators arrested a 27year-old Moorpark resident on Monday for possession and distribution of child pornography. More...

Business

Realtors toast newly-formed association

As 2009 ended, the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors and the Simi Valley–Moorpark Association of Realtors joined together to form Conejo Simi Moorpark Association.   More...

Test drive a car and raise $20 for Moorpark High

Simi Valley Ford is hosting a Drive One 4 UR School event Mon., Feb. More...

Ambassadors will meet at Chamber office

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting of the Ambassadors Committee at noon Tues., Feb. 9 at the Chamber office, 18 E. High St., Moorpark. More...

Sports

Playing through the pain

Fractured wrist doesn’t slow down Moorpark’s team captain

Stacey Fujikuni is one tough, dedicated player.   The senior captain for the Moorpark High girls’ soccer team fractured her left wrist during a Jan. 13 match at Agoura. More...

Miami nice: The Acorn’s Super Bowl XLIV Showdown

Sportswriters Eliav Appelbaum and Stephen Dorman debate the outcome of this year’s big game The world is about to change. More...

MHS football players have a lot to smile about on national signing day

LEAVING A LEGACY—Six Moorpark High senior football players signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. More...

Family

Library to celebrate Reagan’s birthday

The Reagan Library will host a special celebration in honor of the former president’s 99th birthday at 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 6 at the Reagan memorial site on the library grounds, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.   More...

Kids learn about safety at Red Cross event

The American Red Cross of Ventura County invites children ages 7 to 12 to learn about safety education during Safe Kid’s Day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thurs., Feb. More...

Boy Scouts serve up Italian dinner

Boy Scout Troop 611 is sponsoring the eight annual authentic Italian pasta dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 6 at the Cosgrove Center at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., FEB. 5   Inaugural Casino   More...

Letters

Acorn failed to mention city’s Biz of the Year

At the Chamber of Commerce installation dinner held Fri., Jan. 22, the Dugout Sports Grill at 754 Los Angeles Ave. in Moorpark received the award for best business. More...

Article on calorie counting needs more explaining

I am writing in response to the Jan. 29 article in the Moorpark Acorn by Stephanie Bertholdo, “Calorie content information offers restaurant diners informed choices.”   More...

Got a beef?

Please e-mail your Letters to the Editor to moorpark@theacorn.com, or write to Moorpark Acorn , 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108 Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Please limit them to 400 words. Anonymous letters will not be printed.   More...