August 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Challengers emerge for school board

Four candidates will appear on the November ballot in the quest to win one of two open seats on the Moorpark Unified School District Board of Education. More...

Health & Wellness

Safe campfires key to enjoying outdoors

While a campfire can be one of the more enjoyable aspects of camping, it can also be one of the more dangerous elements. Any campfire not tended to properly can turn into a wildfire. More than 600 homes are burned by wildfires each year in the U.S. More...

•Don’t let vacations turn fit to flab

Vacationers don’t have to take time off from feeling fit. An enjoyable vacation can easily be an active one. More...

Proper shoes can help keep kids in shape

According to the Centers for Disease Control, America’s children need to get moving. More...

Schools

We’ve got spirit, yes we do!

GO TEAM!—The Moorpark Saints Cheerleaders get in some practice before the start of the season last Tuesday evening at Poindexter Park. More...

Survey shows teachers have profound impact

Next to immediate family, teachers have the most impact on people’s lives as they grow up. That’s one of the key findings of a recent national survey of Americans’ attitudes toward teachers. More...

Shop smart for supplies

While every school year is different, one thing that remains the same is the desire to save on school supplies. Parents are looking to save on more than just dollars and cents. They want to save on time and stress, too. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PUPPY LOVE—Zoey is a 7-month-old German shepard mix. Zoey is friendly, energetic and loves to play. Because she is still a puppy, Zoey will probably need some training. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

July 26   A 19-year-old male and a 20- year-old male were cited in the 15100 block of Happy Camp Canyon Road for possession of an open container of alcohol. More...

Family

Books, balloons . . . and cupcakes, too

BOOKWORMS— Above, Moorpark resident Brie Perez, 3, gets a free Dora the Explorer book Aug. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What’s new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores.   More...

The sun will come up for ‘Annie’ auditions

All roles are open for children, adult actors

Actor’s Repertory Theatre of Simi will have auditions for its upcoming production of “Annie,” playing from Oct. 30 through Dec. 12 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Columns

Quaking aspens

Q: I was camping in Utah last year when the aspen trees were just turning colors. Some groups of trees were yellow and others were still green, and it was a beautiful sight. More...

3 candidates in hunt for open City Council seats

Pending verification of signatures by the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder, three candidates will appear on the November ballot in a race for one of the two open seats on the Moorpark City Council.   More...

Castro Center takes next step in becoming reality

A long-discussed human services center in downtown Moorpark is now another step closer to reality following Tuesday’s 5-0 vote by the Moorpark City Council to put the project out to bid.   More...

School painter becomes spell bound

STRAIGHT TO DETENTION—While out for a walk with her dog earlier this week, Moorpark resident Nancy Havle spotted misspellings on the freshly painted parking lot at Mountain Meadows School on Mau More...

Community

‘Fiction in a Nutshell’ deadline looming

The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity.   If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work and take part in next month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. More...

Carpenter wraps up ‘rewarding’ career

At age 12, Dennis Carpenter chose his lifelong career after an older cousin on the Port Hueneme police force fueled his imagination with colorful stories of patrol duty. More...

City takes home awards from insurance authority

The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, a statewide municipal self-insurance pool of 121 public agencies, presented the city of Moorpark with the Best Overall Performance award in two out of six categories on July 21. More...

Business

Vespa to offer scooter riding class

Vespa Thousand Oaks, a scooter and motorcycle dealer in the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall, will be hosting an introductory scooter riding class with Rick Becker of 13ike Camp on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 14 and 15 at the store, 3602 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Restaurant to offer $1 specials

Zzyzx Cafe will celebrate its one-year anniversary by offering a special menu of items for $1 each on Thurs., Aug. 19. More...

Sports

Standing tall

Gridiron impact report: Moorpark offense

The Musketeers will feature new faces in new places on offense this season.   Except at one position.   Senior left tackle Curtis Arndt is the only returning offensive starter on Moorpark High’s football team. More...

Mavericks are top guns

FLYIN’ HIGH—The Moorpark Mavericks U-7 baseball team won the Moorpark Mid-Summer Classic. More...

Skateboarder establishes world record

Gage Boyle, a 12-year-old skateboarder from Simi Valley, established a Guinness World Record during X Games 16 in Los Angeles. More...

Faith

The ‘yes’ factor

“I have not failed 1,000 times. More...

Fundraiser to support Habitat

The Faith and Service Coalition will have its annual Golf Tournament and Dinner to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County on Sat., Sept. 4.   The tournament will be at Camarillo Springs Golf Course at 7 a.m. 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...

Letters

Resident ‘scared’ by state of country

It seems to me the last couple of decades the world as I knew it when I grew up has changed drastically. I read the Acorn and Daily News regularly. More...

Gloomy outlook impossible to avoid

We’re doomed.   Not as a species; nothing as catastrophic as that. As a people, however, I’m convinced more every day that we are doomed. More...

Editorials

Candidates few and far between in local elections this year

We have a policy here at The Acorn Newspapers: We don’t endorse candidates for public office.   Most candidates are well-qualified; some are not. More...

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