June 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

MUSD hopes to refine Internet policies after recent arrest

Following the arrest of a Moorpark High School employee who allegedly used MySpace to lure a student into his home, school leaders are contemplating new strategies to control online communications between students and educators.   More...

Health & Wellness

Students receive scholarships to study health

FUTURE LEADERS—The Doctors Involved in Social Contributions Foundation, which is dedicated to helping youth participate in sports and helping instill the ideals of an active lifestyle, p More...

The right foods for men’s good health

Much has been said about how important it is for women to eat certain foods containing specific nutrients. Are there foods men should eat for better health?  More...

Summertime is ‘fracture season’

Keep a close eye on kids when they’re in the playground

In some parts of the country, people say there are really only two seasons: winter and construction. Add a third: “fracture season,” say experts in children’s health at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. More...

Schools

MHS seniors take their big walk

CAP AND GOWN— Above, more than 500 seniors file into Musketeer Stadium during the procession at the start of the 89th annual Moorpark High School graduation ceremony on June 10. More...

Rodeo queen ropes in her diploma

When K’Lynn Jackson was introduced to high school rodeos four years ago, she embraced the sport with ardor. It kept her motivated and gave her something to look forward to every weekend. More...

Senior standouts: Moorpark High

Editor’s note: Senior standouts are compiled from questionnaires filled out by the students themselves.   Jose Diaz, son of Emilio and Patricia Diaz, plans to study to become a priest.   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

THE EYES HAVE IT—Evie is a 1-year-old, grey, domestic shorthair cat. She is very friendly, affectionate, curious and well adjusted. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 1 Thieves stole two video games valued at $130 from the Target store in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue. June 3 A man reached over the counter and stole cash from an open register at a store in the 500 block of Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Family

Local kids have drawn the faces of their dads for the Moorpark Acorn

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Vintage road bikes on display in Santa Paula

An exhibit of vintage Honda motorcycles will be shown from June 20 to Sept. 26 at the California Oil Museum in downtown Santa Paula.   More...

Demos offered in handweaving, spinning

The Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to education and promotion of fiber arts, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Letters

MUSD should better distribute students

I appreciate Sylvie Belmond’s article dated June 11 regarding Moorpark Unified School District’s API scores and her discussion of the declining Arroyo West Elementary’s test scores.   More...

Moorpark Police did a great job

On Fri., June 11 three burglary suspects were arrested by responding sheriff’s officers.   The suspects had attempted a residential burglary in the vicinity of Christian Barrett Drive and Hatfield Court. More...

MoveOn.org shirt got her in trouble at the polls

So when I went to the polls to cast my vote on Tuesday, I was told that next time I would not be allowed in to vote because any type of campaigning I was doing near the poll site was prohibited. More...

Students locked down on last day of school

Nearby manhunt causes concern at elementary

The kids of Peach Hill Academy in Moorpark had a last day of school to remember this year, for reasons they could never have anticipated. More...

Legislators want plastic bags stuffed

California state legislators have taken the first step toward banning the distribution of plastic bags, an idea already implemented by several cities in the state. More...

Community

Moorpark dad an advocate for children with disabilities

Father’s Day feature

“The Angels are good and the Dodgers are bad,” taunted 12- year-old Alex Sanchez. His father, Adrian, a lifelong Dodgers fan, smiled, but shook his head in disagreement. More...

Library looking for volunteers

The Moorpark Friends of the Library is seeking volunteers to assist with the summer movie program.   A total of four to eight people are needed, with one or two working each week from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the library. More...

Active adults have birthday party

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will host a “Happy-Go- Lucky” June birthday party at 11:45 a.m. Wed., June 30 at the Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark.   More...

Business

Can California be fixed?

Guest opinion

We are all aware of the major challenges California has faced over the last decade. Last month, we called water the No. 1 crisis facing the state, due to the extreme consequences of not fixing the problem.   More...

Send us your business briefs

If you have business news to announce, such as an award, a promotion, a new location or other information, please write to us at the address on page 4 or send an e-mail to moorpark@theacorn.com.   More...

Chamber welcomes summer

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce will present these events. For more information, call the Chamber office at (805) 529-0322   •The Chamber will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Tues., June 22 at the Chamber office, 18 E. High St. More...

Sports

Back on his feet

Following a wicked car crash, MHS’ Christian Ramos rebounded with a strong senior season

Christian Ramos sat shotgun, munching on his Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr.   The next moment, Ramos was being pulled out of a burning car. More...

Moorpark native in College World Series

The city of Moorpark will be represented at this year’s College World Series. More...

Dads more than willing to step up to the plate for sons, daughters

Father’s Day salute

Fathers can be found in neighborhood parks, playing catch with their sons and daughters.   They’re on the sidelines coaching. They’re in the stands or behind the dugout videotaping games. They’re cheering, always. More...

Faith

The three most important words

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”   — David Viscott   More...

Women’s club meets in Camarillo

The Camarillo Christian Women’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Fri., July 2 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. More...

Churches host vacation Bible schools

Give the kids something to do this summer

•Faith Lutheran Church in Moorpark will host the “Planet Zoom” Vacation Bible School for children from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon. to Fri., June 21 to 25 at the church, 123 Park Lane. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Deserted island turns deadly in mystery classic

Play review

Agatha Christie’s classic mystery “And Then There Were None” (also called “Ten Little Indians”), presented by Sleuth and Gothic Productions at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, is not so much a “whodunit” b More...

Camarillo goes Greek for festival

The 32nd annual Ventura County Greek Festival will be Fri. to Sun., June 25 to 27 at the Camarillo Airport. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. More...

Editorials

‘Draw Dad’ a Father’s Day tradition

If men are the new women, it sure doesn’t show.   Guys, especially dads, haven’t really changed that much over the years. True, men might be more in touch with their feminine side—we’ve got Oprah, Dr. More...

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Contact your area representatives

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