July 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Council wants more time to decide on drinking game ban

The Moorpark City Council wants more time to consider an ordinance that would ban drinking games at local venues that sell alcohol.   The council appeared poised to act on the ordinance— first proposed by Capt. More...

Health & Wellness

Home prep can reduce wildfire damage

The right landscaping can protect property

Learning about the reality of wildfire danger can help citizens save their home and those they love.   More...

Red Cross names new region CEO

Clifford Ira Numark, the director of donor recruitment at the American Red Cross Southern California Blood Services Region since 2003, has been named CEO of the region.   Numark replaces Charles E. More...

Hospital hosts Vitamin D lecture

Simi Valley Hospital will offer a free community lecture on “Vitamin D: The New Miracle Drug?” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wed., July 21 in Room 106 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Schools

Parents can teach children how to manage their money

The whole family can take part in financial decisions

Parents are as often as not charged with the task of teaching their children how to handle money responsibly. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

MAIN SQUEEZE— This ball python was found as a stray and is now available for adoption. The python is about 2 foot long and is comfortable being handled. More...

Reptile owners show off their pets

PETCO will sponsor an inaugural Reptile Rally from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., July 17 at stores in Camarillo, 177 W. Ventura Blvd.; Moorpark, 742 Los Angeles Ave., Ste. A; and Westlake Village, 3835 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste F.   More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 23   An unknown suspect committed battery with serious bodily injury at an undisclosed location on Harry Street.   June 24   More...

Family

Fun at Fireworks Extravaganza

  BIG BOOM—From left, Moorpark residents Austin Reeder, Aldo Barbagiovanni and Cassidy Karlsson relax on the grass as they watch the fireworks at the city’s Independence Day celebration last Saturday.  More...

Vendors wanted for Camarillo air show next month

The 2010 Wings Over Camarillo Airshow for all aviation enthusiasts and their families will be on Aug. 21 to 22 at the Camarillo airport. More...

Volleyball leagues forming

VolleyPop and the Real Volleyball League are bringing beach volleyball training and league play to local youth.   Real Volleyball beach training session one will run from July 12 through Aug. 3. Session two will be Aug. 9 through 28. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., JULY 9   Starry Starry Nights   More...

Letters

Moorpark deserves ‘grown-up’ theater

L.J. Stevens will be a hard act to follow. From start to finish, L.J.’s tenure is bookended by the richly entertaining “Barnum” and the uplifting human drama of “Driving Miss Daisy.”   More...

Arroyo West more than keeps up with state standards

In response to Mr. Cook’s letter to the editor, “MUSD should better distribute students” (Moorpark Acorn, June 18), there are a couple of points of clarification I would like to make. More...

Editorials

Have a safe and enjoyable vacation

Planning a family vacation?   Whether your trip this summer takes you to Disneyland or Denmark, there are certain precautions you need to take to enjoy a safe and fun vacation. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Highlands housing project approved

But not enough students to warrant a school

Most are in agreement that a neighborhood school in the Moorpark Highlands is a fine idea. Parents support it. So does the Moorpark City Council. Pardee Homes even set aside a 22-acre parcel in the area for that very purpose. More...

Two school board members up for reelection, one will run

Spend just a few minutes with Ron LaGuardia and two things are clear:   He loves his adopted hometown of Moorpark, and he loves the field of education.   More...

Community

Feedback sought on Simi landfill expansion

Changes in facility design and air quality analysis require more input

Residents will soon get a chance to comment on the proposed expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill again due to changes in its environmental impact report (EIR). More...

Search for new head of High Street Arts Center moves forward

The city of Moorpark may know as soon as today who it wants to bring aboard as the new general manager of the High Street Arts Center. More...

4 juveniles charged for costly graffiti vandalism

Youth are reponsible for $50,000 in damage

Moorpark police detectives last month concluded a lengthy investigation culminating in the arrest of four male juvenile suspects, ages 15 to 17, who were responsible for 27 acts of graffiti vandalism throughout Moorpark during the past 1 and a half More...

Business

Local leaders talk shop at summer mixer

BARBECUE AND BUSINESS—Linda McCarthy of Business Network International, center, talks to Commander James Carpenter of The American Legion Moorpark Post 502 and Tedi Tate of The Caballine Allianc More...

Sports

Dodger, MLB legends playing charity softball game at Pepperdine

The Family Fun Festival presented by Natural Balance Pet Foods and PETCO takes place Saturday at Pepperdine University in Malibu.   More...

Banner tournament for local girls

BEST IN THE WEST—The Moorpark Girls Softball U-12 Gold All-Star softball team won the Western ‘B’ District tournament title at Newbury Park with a 5-0 record. More...

Moorpark teams continue to excel at Little League tourneys

Moorpark Little League All- Star baseball teams are all alive in their respective District 13 double-elimination tournaments.   The Moorpark 9- and 10-yearolds play Conejo Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m. More...

Faith

Get a bigger bucket

“The well of Providence is deep. More...

Methodists to have a ‘Galactic Blast’

Moorpark United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 at the church, 261 Flory Ave., Moorpark. More...

Multicultural storyteller performs

Singer, songwriter and musician Merlin Snider and multicultural storyteller Michael D. McCarty will perform at 8 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

I guess if an adolescent William Shakespeare had been weaned on “Dark Shadows” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” yeah, he might have penned “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”— presumably leaving out the geeky high sch More...

Classic love story opens at Hillcrest Center

William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet,” will be presented by Classics in the Park for a limited four-show run at 8 p.m. More...

Shakespeare goes retro at college

Moorpark College Theatre Arts will present its summer 2010 production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona” in the studio (black box) theater of the campus Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Drive, Moo More...