March 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

WIC provides healthy foods for families

Public Health Week is April 5 through 11. The Ventura County Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program is contributing to that effort by offering a new line-up of healthy foods to eligible families.   More...

3-D movies are a headache to some viewers

From “Avatar” to “Alice in Wonderland,” 3-D films are taking moviegoers by storm, but the 3D excitement has turned into an alarming wakeup call for some viewers.   More...

Doctor gives talk on Vitamin D

Sarfraz J. Zaidi, MD, endocrinologist on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will discusses the power of Vitamin D at a free community health education lecture from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

Schools

Community helpers lend a hand at library

HOT TOPIC—Capt. Charlie Sullenberger from Fire Station No. 42 on High Street, entertains youngsters in the Moorpark City Library's Thursday storytime group last week. More...

Getting down to business

I often hear high school students say they want to major in business so that they can get a job after college. But a business degree isn’t the only path to the business world. More...

Sailing the high seas

Program in Oxnard teaches basics of seamanship

A class on sailing skills and seamanship will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 20 and 21 at the U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Center, 4202 Victoria Ave., Oxnard. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BARNYARD PET—Go-Tee is a young brown male goat. He is very cute and sweet. A home inspection is required for adoption. If you would like to adopt Go-Tee ask for ID No. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

March 4 A 20-year-old woman was arrested on Gabbert Road for violating health and safety codes. Police cited a 60-year-old man who was walking on the railroad tracks in the 400 block of High Street. March 5 More...

Family

GIVING NATURE A HELPING HAND

Environmentally conscious citizens help plant trees in honor of Arbor Day

NEW GROWTH—Above, Simi Valley residents Dajun Xu and his son Charlie, 7, use teamwork to plant a tree March 10 at the city of Moorpark’s Arbor Day celebration at Monte Vista Nature More...

Calling all ham operators

The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will be conducting an amateur radio license training program from 7 to 8:45 p.m. for eight Fridays starting April 2 at the East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Time for spring fun at Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms will have Easter activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 3 and 4 at the farm, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. More...

Letters

Editorial sorely misinformed

In your March 12 editorial, the Moorpark Acorn has accused teachers and their professional association (Moorpark Educators Assocation) of inappropriately using students in protest marches.   Is this directed at just Moorpark teachers? More...

County law is attack on freedom

Bravo to our Supervisor Peter Foy for taking a principled stand against the latest attack on our Constitution (“Places of assembly forbidden in open space,” Moorpark Acorn , March 12). More...

No new taxes in this economy

Apparently the Moorpark Unified School District Board of Education and the community development director for Moorpark haven’t noticed people are financially strapped. Both want to raise taxes and fees.   More...

A little touch of the green

SPECIAL TRIBUTE—Right, Jacqueline Collins of Moorpark plucks out the banjo part to “Whiskey in the Jar,” a song she learned for her brother, during the Knights of Columbus’ St. More...

Moorpark remains ‘safe’ city, but tensions heighten with recession

2009 crime statistics released

Overall crime in Moorpark decreased by 11 percent in 2009 from the previous year, but according to a report at this week’s City Council meeting, assaults went on the increase due to more domestic violence and robberies.   More...

Community

School board member running for supervisor

Peter Foy’s once-clear path to another four years on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors met a hurdle last week with the introduction of a serious challenger. More...

Post office hosts passport fair

The Moorpark Post Office will have a passport event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 27 at the post office, 100 W. High St.   More...

Tony Strickland running for State Controller

Assemblyman ran for same seat in 2006

State Sen. Tony Strickland (RThousand Oaks) last Saturday announced his candidacy for State Controller.   More...

Business

Tips for tax season

Guest commentary

It’s always better to get a jumpstart on tax planning and preparation early in the year, but never too late to take advantage of some these last minute tax saving tips before the filing deadline of April 15 quickly approaches.   More...

Harley dealer hosts womenonly event

Simi Valley Harley-Davidson in Moorpark will host a free, women-only Garage Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sat., March 27 at the dealership, 6190 Condor Drive, Moorpark. More...

Sports

MHS volleyball team’s turnaround predicated on attitude, intensity

Five coaches in five years. Players skipping practice. Blowouts occurring regularly.   All that’s changing for the Moorpark High boys’ volleyball team. More...

Swish sounds sweet for county All-Stars

NOTHING BUT NET—The Ventura County Youth Basketball Conference just completed its winter season and has announced the league’s sixth-grade All-Star team. More...

Marmonte League honors winter season’s top athletes

Moorpark’s Martinez named offensive MVP in girls’ soccer; Yasmen claims boys’ goalkeeper award

The Marmonte League has announced its all-league selections for the winter sports season. More...

Faith

Churches open doors for Holy Week, Easter

•Faith Christian Church will have a Good Friday candlelight service at 7 p.m. Fri., April 2 at the church, 1925 Royal Ave., Simi Valley.   For more information, go to www.FaithChristianSV.org or call (805) 581-0938. More...

Chabad hosts two Sedars for Passover

Residents of Moorpark and surrounding areas are invited to attend an authentic, traditional Passover Seder at 7:15 p.m. Mon., March 29 or 8 p.m. Tues., March 30 at the Chabad Jewish Center, 11958 Honeybrook Court, Moorpark.   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

The Acorn Epicurean

Simi Valley Town Center is the happening place on Friday afternoons since the opening of the Simi Valley Farmers Market. More...

Submit art for festival

The annual Moorpark Arts Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 25 at the Moorpark Civic Center, Moorpark City Library, High Street Arts Center and several businesses along High Street.   More...

School band concert features Grammy winner

Grammy award-winning saxophonist and jazz artist Bob Mintzer and the USC Thorton Jazz Orchestra, directed by Mintzer, will perform with the Moorpark High School Jazz A and B bands at 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Artifacts aren’t for the taking

The foothills and mountains of Moorpark offer a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. More...

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