September 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote for the best vacation photo online

The annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest is upon us and you can vote on this year’s winner by taking part in our online poll.   Visit www.theacorn.com and follow the prompts to the Take Your Acorn on Vacation contest. More...

Health & Wellness

Health literacy a hot-button issue

Researchers hoping to facilitate understanding

Studies show that nearly half of all Americans have difficulty understanding health information. More...

Residents can drop off unused, expired medicine at Moorpark Patrol Station

Sheriff’s patrol stations in Moorpark, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks will take part in National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25. More...

Bikers will raise funds for MS

A variety of routes are available

The Southern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will have its annual Bike MS Ride on Oct. 16 and 17 starting at San Buenaventura Park in Ventura.   More...

Schools

Another application season begins

College application season has officially begun, and there are some developments that could impact your college choices.   More...

Concert at Cal Lutheran celebrates Moon Festival

A Chinese Moon Festival Celebration Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks.   Doors will open at 7 p.m.   More...

Students raise funds with car wash

The students of Community High School in Moorpark are hosting a car wash to raise funds for the school from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 25 in the Chuy’s parking lot, 13816 Princeton Ave., Moorpark.   Donations will be accepted.   More...

Pets

Another satisfied customer

  GO FETCH—Chloe, a 2-year-old maltese, collects the last week’s edition of the Moorpark Acorn for her owner, Moorpark resident Kylie Joseph.   More...

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL GIRL—Sophie is a sweet 2-year-old female white and black rabbit. She loves to be outside and needs love. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 7   A 25-year-old male was cited for driving on a suspended license.   A male, 25, was arrested on Marquette Street on an outstanding warrant.   Sept. More...

Family

With ordinary oven mitt, vocalist cooks up fun

Show tomorrow to benefit Simi Hospital

Not many folks have an oven mitt for a friend.   Deborah Ellen does.   Ellen and her puppet pal are part of an interactive show the youthful 41-year-old created two years ago. More...

Scouts have fun

Discover Girl Scouts Family Fun and Registration Day will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 at Conejo Community Park, Dover and Hendrix avenues, Thousand Oaks. More...

Police urge bike riders to wear helmets

Rewards given for obeying law

The Moorpark Police Department and Moorpark Noontime Rotary are sponsoring a Bicycle Helmet and Safety Program, Operation Skid Lid.   During the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. More...

Letters

‘Mojo’ hangs up the microphone

Something was missing at Moorpark High School’s first home football game this last Thursday evening—a voice that any Moorpark High alumnus from the past 42 years would recognize instantly.   More...

There’s no excuse: clean up after pups

For the past couple of days I have had the pleasure of taking my dog, Princess, out for a walk, our destination the new Campus Canyon dog park.   Let me say I was amazed how nice, clean and well thought out this project was. More...

Editorials

$200 million just isn’t enough

A bill was introduced last week that would increase the amount of money that could potentially be paid out to victims of the Sept. 12, 2008, Metrolink train crash.   Federal law currently dictates the amount be limited to $200 million. More...

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Contact your area representatives

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

Moorpark Country Days kicks off

As president of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, it’s only natural Patrick Ellis would be a big believer in truth in advertising. More...

Gallegly proposes payout increase

U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly has joined the victims of the Sept. 12, 2008 Metrolink train crash who say a $200-million liability cap for railroad accidents isn’t enough.   More...

Landfill could be annexed into Simi

With about six months to go before county decides whether to approve the proposed expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill, the City Council is asking: what’s in it for us? More...

Community

Acorn Newspapers partner with online coupon provider for ‘amazing’ discounts

How’d you like to get 90 percent off on your family’s next night out?   Sound impossible? Too good to be true? More...

Pursuit results in Moorpark man’s arrest

A 40-year-old Moorpark man was arrested in Simi Valley on Sept. 21 after a slow-speed vehicle pursuit through the center of town. More...

Doing right by the environment: Residents make the effort to recycle

GREEN SCENE—Top, employees of CJ Seto, Irish Calica, left, and Russ Herriman, unload an old television set Sept. More...

Business

Rabobank makes appointments to regional advisory council

Three local business executives have been appointed to the Rabobank Regional President’s Advisory Council for Ventura County. Rick Principe, Dean Maulhardt and Gary Stenshol join the 11- member advisory board.   More...

Contract awarded for Gillette ranch visitor center

The Thousand Oaks-based National Park Service has awarded a $1.45-million contract, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to Color-Ad Signs and Exhibits and its design firm Krister Olmon Inc. 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, 1203 Flynn Road, Ste. 140, Camarillo, CA 93012. More...

Sports

Danica in the fast lane

Wolf takes the lead for Moorpark

Danica Wolf doesn’t hunt alone.   Wolf has her pack, and she leads the Moorpark High girls’ cross country team with her work ethic and gritty determination. More...

These players are as good as gold

WE HAVE A WINNER—The Ventura County Fusion Gold girls’ soccer team competed at the 32nd annual North Huntington Beach Invitational Cup and took first place in the U-19 Gold Division. More...

Soccer squad dominates Simi event

POWER ON THE PITCH—The Conejo Valley United boys’ U-14 soccer club won the Simi Valley Labor Day Invitational. More...

Faith

St. Julie Billiart welcomes new pastor

Luncheon will follow installation Mass

St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church will install its new pastor, the Rev. Paul Hruby, at the 11 a.m. Mass Sun., Sept. 26 at the church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.   Bishop Thomas Curry will preside at the installation. More...

Bishop will bless pets at St. Francis church

The annual Blessing of the Animals service will take place at 10:15 a.m. Sun., Oct. 3 on the patio of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley.   The community is welcome to bring pets, including horses. 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...

Dining & Entertainment

Arts center opens new season with ‘Evita’

Play won seven Tony Awards on Broadway

The High Street Arts Center will present the musical “Evita” from Oct. 8 to Nov. 14 at the center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.   Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. More...

Musical Theatre Guild stages rarely-seen show

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents Musical Theatre Guild’s musical “70, Girls, 70” at 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 in the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.   More...

Shakespeare comedy has Cole Porter music

The California Shakespeare Company will present the comedy “Twelfth Night,” set in the 1940s with songs by Cole Porter, Oct. 1 through 24 at the Four Friends Hall, 1408 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Disaster preparedness for those with dementia

If you’re age 60 or above, you’ve probably experienced more than one disaster. More...