November 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Waste Management stops talking with Simi

Company accuses council member of misconduct in landfill battle

As of last week, the lines of communication between the city of Simi Valley and Waste Management have been cut—at least temporarily— and the multibillion-dollar waste hauler says Councilmember Barbra Williamson is to blame.   More...

Health & Wellness

New robot performs surgery on prostate cancer

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center recently announced that urologists Kyle Himsl, MD, and James Pero, MD, successfully performed the first robotic-assisted prostatectomy in Ventura County using the newest version of the da Vinci Si Surgical Syst More...

Caregivers needed

Caregivers: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly in Camarillo is looking for volunteers to match with local seniors for weekly visits and assistance such as providing transportation, helping with household chores, or offering a helping hand for two to f More...

Advice on coping with grief during the upcoming holidays

Relationships don’t end when someone dies, but they do change.   In the following years, special occasions and holidays are often a bittersweet mix of grief and joyous memories. Winter holidays can be especially difficult.   More...

Schools

Cal State students face more than 15 percent hike in tuition fees

Donna Seltzer and Noheli Viramontes are among thousands of university students who will be working harder for a college degree that just became more expensive. More...

Basketball Day at MHS

Basketball Day will be Sat., Nov. 27 at Moorpark High School. All the boys’ and girls’ teams from the school as well as youth teams will be scrimmaging.   Graduates are needed to play in the alumni games that day.   More...

Moorpark College presents musical events

•The Moorpark College Wind Ensemble welcomes its new conductor, Brendan McMullin, in his debut concert at 4 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 5 at the Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road. More...

Police Blotter

Blotter

Nov. 12   On the 118 Freeway at Collins Avenue, a 29-year-old man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher.   Nov. 13   More...

Family

A holiday ‘Miracle’ on High Street

Opening night has champagne gala

The High Street Arts Center presents its family holiday play, “Miracle on 34th Street,” from Dec. 3 through 19 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.   Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.   More...

Boutique benefits Lutheran church

Ascension Lutheran Church and School will host a holiday boutique from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 9 and 10 at the church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

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Leave the Grinch in Whoville

Today is Black Friday and bargain hunters across Moorpark will be out in droves in pursuit of the best holiday deals, searching for a new high-definition television or the must-have toy of the season. More...

City ready to finalize FEMA pitch

Residents hope to see revisions to flood maps

A final analysis of Moorpark’s flood zone will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for review by the end of November, city officials told the Moorpark Acorn this week.   More...

HELLO EVERYBODY—

HELLO EVERYBODY—Former President George W. More...

Norwegian Grade back in operation

The Norwegian grade is scheduled to reopen to vehicle traffic today, barring inclement weather earlier in the week, city officials said. More...

Community

Supervisor: State of Ventura County a mix of good, bad news

Although hampered by the recession and the state’s ongoing budget cuts, Ventura County was able to provide much of its health, welfare and public safety services to more than 836,000 residents. More...

Bush again holds court at Reagan Library

Former president promoting recently published memoir

The air of anticipation was palpable in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s Air Force One Pavilion last week, as hundreds of visitors and local officials waited for George W. Bush to appear.   More...

Youth delegates get a say as part of YMCA program

Bill Night paves way to conference in Sacramento

Austin Vitale knows well the workings of a democracy.   When he was in the seventh grade, he joined the model United Nations program with the Conejo Valley YMCA.   By 10th grade, he was a member of the model legislature.   More...

Business

Metrolink purchases new railcars

At recent special-called meeting, the Metrolink Board of Directors voted unanimously to purchase 20 additional state-of-theart, safety-enhanced Hyundai Rotem railcars equipped with collision absorption technology for a million dollars under market v More...

Social Security offers Extra Help for Medicare drug plans

When you think of November, you may imagine such things as Veterans Day, turkey dinners, family gatherings or the start of the holiday shopping season.   More...

Moorpark Chamber briefs

• The Moorpark Chamber office will be closed today, Fri., Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday and again on Mon., Nov. 29 for some refurbishing.   On Monday the office staff can still be contacted by phone or email.   More...

Sports

Marmonte’s fabulous 5 alive and well in Northern Division playoffs

How does a team neutralize Thousand Oaks High senior Richard Mullaney?   Can anyone dig in and slow down Westlake’s freight train rushing attack? More...

This is can’t-miss football

Commentary

Ventura County hit the jackpot in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section pigskin playoffs.   Of the eight teams remaining in the CIF-SS Northern Division bracket, five are from the Marmonte League. More...

Faith

Chabad to celebrate Hanukkah in Moorpark

The Chabad of Moorpark will offer several events in December.   •The third annual Grand Hanukkah Celebration will be at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at Tuscany Square, 140 Los Angeles Ave. (by Walgreens), Moorpark. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Horn of plenty

Turkey—braised, brined, basted or tofu? Potatoes—sweet, mashed or mashed sweet potatoes? Cranberries—jellied, whole, canned or fresh? Dessert— pie, of course, but which one: apple, pumpkin, pecan, maybe cheesecake?   More...

Holiday train rides with Fillmore & Western Railway

The Fillmore & Western Railway presents these train trips in December. All trips depart and return to the station in Fillmore.   For reservations, call (805) 524-2546 or (800) 773-8724 or go to www .fwry.com.   More...

Drumroll, please

Registration for Dynamic Marching Percussion Ensemble, a Ventura County independent drumline, will be at 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St., Simi Valley. More...