September 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Donation carries emotional connection

Moorpark Police get K-9 officer

John Hesson tears up at the memory of his late wife, Renee.   The Camarillo woman lost her longtime battle with cancer Dec. 28, 2009, leaving behind her husband of 43 years and their two grown sons. More...

Health & Wellness

Expert recommends the best fruits

Berries, kiwi, oranges all offer boost

An apple a day just doesn’t cut it anymore, and too many apples could make a person fat.   That’s the advice of Iva Young, a nutritional expert who warns that the wrong kinds of fruits can actually do more harm than good. More...

Massages benefit cancer research

Massage Envy Simi Valley will host Massage for the Cure on Tues., Sept. 14.   At this one-day event, $15 from every massage will go to the local affiliates of Susan G. More...

Simi hospital suspends transitional care

Simi Valley Hospital recently announced that it will suspend its Transitional Care Center services. The intake of new admissions has already stopped.   More...

Schools

Councilman apologizes for CSBA director’s salary

half-million-dollar salary being paid to the top executive of the California School Boards Association, one local school district has decided to continue its membership in the association. More...

FBLA members kick off year

BIG BUSINESS—The Moorpark High School Chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), the largest club on campus with more than 200 members, recently hosted its first meeting of the new sc More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL GIRL—Sam is a playful, 5-month-old female calico domestic cat. If you would like to adopt Sam, ask for animal ID number A503294 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 27   A female, 47, was arrested in the 800 block of East Los Angeles Avenue and charged with theft for taking items from the Target department store. More...

Faith

Good Shepherd’s growth leads to new church home

Lutheran church takes over property on Arneill Road

When members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Camarillo called the Rev. Jim Johnson four years ago to help expand their 40-member congregation, it appeared as if they had found just the right man for the job. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“The American”

“The American” is an arthouse film about a somber hit man hiding in the Italian countryside. It’s very much like what 2008’s “In Bruges” wanted to be, before it turned into a bloodbath.   More...

Hawaiian music festival is seeking musicians

Composer and music arranger Ed Lojeski and Los Angeles area conductors Bill Benson (orchestra) and Donna Young (youth choirs) are collaborating to produce a music festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 30 through July 5, 2011, to commemorate the 70 More...

Chorus hosts concert, dinner

The Pacific Sound Chorus will present its fall concert at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 4351 Foothill Road, Ventura. More...

Letters

Who will track the taxpayers’ money?

Regarding Moorpark’s Civic Center upgrade proposal mentioned in the Moorpark Acorn Sept. 3 issue: I recognize it may be worthwhile to do some updates and upgrades.   More...

Admin. costs eating up too much funds

Regarding Greg Barker’s letter “Board wants task force for parcel tax” (Sept. 3):   Mr. More...

Coach says teams are always varied

I am writing in response to Mostafa Karam’s letter regarding the city of Moorpark’s basketball program. Two of my sons have played in the league for the last three seasons, and I’ve been a coach for the last two seasons.   More...

Vacation Photos

Vote online for best vacation photos

The annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest is just around the corner, and you can vote on this year’s winner by taking part in our online poll starting Fri., Sept. 17. More...

Field lab cleanup takes ‘significant steps forward’

Negotiations took a turn for the better last week in the more than 30-year battle to rid the Santa Susana Field Laboratory of its chemical and radiological contamination.   More...

Input sought on power line project

Southern California Edison’s suggested changes to its proposed 3.5-mile power line project through the Tierra Rejada Valley represent a good news/bad news scenario for nearby residents and other concerned parties.   More...

Weekend checkpoint yields 3 DUI arrests

A Labor Day weekend DUI checkpoint in Moorpark resulted in three arrests.   The checkpoint—a joint operation between the Moorpark Police and the Moorpark office of the California Highway Patrol— took place from 9 p.m. More...

Community

Norwegian Grade closure postponed

The uncertainty of union contract negotiations has delayed the start of repairs on the Norwegian Grade.   The start date was supposed to have been Tues., Sept. 7. More...

Unlicensed contractors to be tried for misdemeanors

A Camarillo man and 10 others must face misdemeanor charges in Ventura County Superior Court next month for contracting without a state license.   More...

Man arrested after 2 sexual assaults

A Moorpark man was arrested last week after allegedly sexually assaulting two women.   Elmer Pineda, 18, is accused of assaulting a 45-yearold woman as she walked home around 8 p.m. Sept. 3. More...

Business

Business leaders to discuss green initiatives at CLU event

Four leaders in the business community will discuss green business initiatives at the first event in the California Lutheran University 2010-11 Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series. More...

Contractors association offers advice at Conejo Valley Home Show

The Ventura County Contractors Association will staff a booth and provide advice to homeowners on how to hire the best professionals for their remodeling or home improvement jobs at the Conejo Valley Home Show on Sat. and Sun., Sept. More...

Sports

Mavericks do it again

REPEAT WINNERS—The Moorpark Maverick’s 7U baseball won the 10-team Simi Valley End of Summer Classic tournament on Aug. 6 to 8. More...

Girls win third championship of the year

TOP PLAYERS—Moorpark Express girls 11W capture the Ventura County Premier Cup. More...

No one scores against this team

TOUGH CHAMPS—CVU Blue U16 boys soccer team wins the Moorpark Soccer Club Johnny Lopez Memorial Cup. The team gave away no goals all weekend. More...

Family

A family enjoys a day at the park during the holiday weekend

FUN IN THE SAND—Above, Trevor Nevitt, 15 months, watches as his brother, Kenny, 4, pours sand into his bucket while they play with their dad at Tierra Rejada Park in Moorpark last Monday. More...

Ventura County SELPA will host autism services panel

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will host an Autism Services Panel from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Wed., Sept. 22 at Tri-Counties Regional Center, 2401 Gonzales Road, Oxnard. More...

Scandinavians host festival

The Scandinavian Autumn Fest and Marknad Celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19 at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills.   More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., SEPT. 10   Seashore Porcelain Artists Meets in Camarillo EV Free Church, 2315 Ventura Blvd. Susan Hertzberg discusses “Designing Small Treasures.” Guests welcome. Phone: 805.649.9318 Contact: Ingrid Time: 9:30 a.m. More...

Columns

Library 93021

According to a 2008 American Library Association poll, 68 percent of Americans have a library card. Moorpark City Library is trying to reach this goal with our residents. More...

Editorials

Finding peace in violence

It’s been nine years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. More...

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