July 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Chef Fabio returns to Cafe Firenze

It’s official: Chef Fabio Viviani announced Monday that he is again at the helm of Cafe Firenze, the Italian eatery on Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Health & Wellness

For better health, get out of the office and into the sun

Attention, desk jockeys: ditching the cubicle and computer screen this summer can be good for your health. More...

Seniors benefit from the right exercise

Low-impact activities can lessen joint discomfort

Do you avoid exercise for fear your aging joints may be prone to stress during the twists, turns and pounding of many sports? More...

Free seminar in Westlake Village to discuss breast cancer treatment

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will offer a free seminar for people affected by breast cancer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., July 29 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Schools

School districts respond to grand jury report on health pensions

Initial reactions are varied among area education officials in the wake of a recently unveiled Ventura County grand jury report that examines healthcare benefits among the county’s 22 school districts.   More...

Girl Scouts promote science careers

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast recently announced that Shari Bridges, chief advancement officer, has been appointed to Girl Scouts of the USA’s Council Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Team to develop nation More...

Charter school in Westlake Village nears capacity as deadline looms

Academy focuses on independent study students

River Oaks Academy, the new charter school for independent study students set to open September in Westlake Village, is nearing capacity. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

READY FOR PLAYTIME—Justin, a 1-year-old domestic tabby, wants to come home to keep you company this summer. He is very playful and talkative and likes a good scratch on the ears. More...

Tips for RV owners traveling with pets

Nearly 4 million RV owners in the U.S. hit the road with their pets every year, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Bringing a pet on vacation can be fun and stress-free by following these four tips.   More...

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Moorpark Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page.   We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. More...

Faith

What you think of me

“The second agreement: Don’t take anything personally. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”   —Don Miguel Ruiz   More...

Seminar to discuss wills, living trusts

A workshop titled “Providing a legacy of dignity, stewardship and faithfulness: Making the difficult decisions count” will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., July 18 at the United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave., Simi Valley.   More...

Synagogue plans special events

Congregation B’nai Emet will host its Sabbath service on the patio, which overlooks the city, on Fri., July 16 at 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley.   Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 7 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Predators”

“Predator” (1987) was one of those sci-fianomalies—a cheap sci-fi-slash-monster flick starring then-B-list icon Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’d scored big-time three years earlier with his sci-fieffort “Terminator.” More...

Summer theater presents ‘Winter’s Tale’

The 14th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present “The Winter’s Tale” for the first time at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from July 23 through Aug. More...

Families can spend a fun day in the tropics at T.O. music festival

Luau buffet features hula dancers, Hawaiian foods

Caribbean, reggae, surf and island music and entertainment will be presented at the second annual Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. More...

Editorials

Drivers and cyclists must share the road

Any time a vehicle and a bicycle infringe on each other’s space, both driver and rider are quick to debate who’s at fault and why the other person didn’t follow the rules of the road. It’s always an emotional topic.   More...

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Contact your area representatives

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

Survey results offer look into city’s retail footprint

Incentives will be offered to lure businesses to Moorpark

Moorpark redevelopment leaders now have data to draw upon in their efforts to keep local dollars cycling back through the community. More...

Voters face mixed bag in November

Besides choosing a U.S. senator, a governor and various state and local representatives, Californians will go to the polls this November to vote on 10 new ballot measures. More...

Incumbents seek reelection to council seats

The three Moorpark City Council members up for reelection are wasting no time signaling their intentions to retain their seats in November’s general election. More...

Community

Change abound in ag industry

A nonprofit group representing the county’s farmers said in a report published last month that the agricultural industry in Ventura County is changing.   More...

Car, home safety tips as temperatures rise outside

Don’t leave windows open, doors cracked, police warn

With a recent increase in vehicle burglaries, local police departments remind citizens to lock their vehicles and to not leave valuable property within the view of passing pedestrians. More...

Grade to be rebuilt for much less than planned

A bid to rebuild a difficult stretch of road in Thousand Oaks has been approved, and the city is getting a bargain price. More...

Business

Questions about Social Security answered

Commentary

Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It helps older Americans, workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies.   More...

Tax notices on their way

The Ventura County assessor’s office will mail Notifications of Assessment in July to real property owners in the county. All owners will be able to review their taxable values before the tax collector issues tax bills in October.   More...

Send us your business brief

If you have business news to announce regarding your operation, such as an award, a promotion or a new location, please write to us at the Moorpark Acorn, Attention: Business Briefs, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. More...

Sports

More magic at Moorpark Little League

Road to Williamsport still open for 11/12 team

On the same day Major League Baseball’s finest clashed in the All-Star Game, local stars from Moorpark and Conejo Valley collided on the diamond. More...

Sunset no match for 10/11 squad

In Moorpark, there’s the Magic of Menzel. Austin Menzel, that is. More...

Midwest League rich with area baseball talent

Area baseball players may have misunderstood the mantra, “Go West, young man.”   Many are heading to the Midwest—specifically, the Midwest League. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

June 27   Officers charged a 27-year-old female with the theft of less than $400 worth of merchandise at the Kohl’s department store in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Family

Knights of Columbus raise funds with golf tourney

Hole-in-one prize is a new 2010 Cadillac SRX

The Moorpark Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council No. 9969 will sponsor its 14th annual charity golf tournament on Sun., Aug. 15 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. More...

Serving in Uniform

•Army Pfc. Zachary J. Reeder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Reeder is the son of Rosalind Reeder of Moorpark. More...

Birthday luncheon

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will host the July birthday luncheon with stuffed bell peppers, salad bar, mixed vegetables and dessert at 11:45 a.m. Wed., July 28 at the adult center, 799 Moorpark Ave. More...

Letters

Think before you plant palm trees

An alert about palm trees: When a residential home plants a palm tree in the yard, the potential for rats to nest becomes a huge, undesirable, dangerous threat.   The express “multiply like rats” is a true fact. More...

Field lab politics are the problem

In a recent letter, Marie Mason is quite happy with the way things are at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Workgroup and is opposed to the formation of an alternate community group for the site.   More...

Columns

How to be honest

A friend told me how one of his coworkers was the most dishonest, angry, aggravating, unfair individual he’d ever met. When the two were together, however, you’d think they were best friends. More...

Other Side of 50

How old is “old”? One adage says it’s 10 years older than whatever age you are. That may be true, but one thing for certain is we’re all getting older. More...