December 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Shop ‘till you drop

BIG BUYS, GREAT SAVINGS— Moorpark resident Jose Villa is helped by his wife Maria and daughters Kimberly, 6, and Erika, 9, as they load up the merchandise they bought on Black Friday. More...

Health & Wellness

T.O. clinic provides free mammograms, tests

The Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks has received a $22,000 grant from Alcoa Fastening Systems Newbury Park operations. More...

Therapy dog brings joy to children, infirmed

Sophie is a pooch with a mission. Her owner, Sandy Pedeflous has a mission too.   Sophie is a yellow Labrador retriever on the small side for her pedigree. More...

Schools

Art show spotlights students

Jamie Danielson won’t graduate until May, but today the 34- year-old art student at California State University Channel Islands will get her first real-world opportunity to display her art in a public gallery.   More...

Conservatory orchestra performs

The Colburn Orchestra will perform under the direction of music director and conductor Yehuda Gilad in the third program of its season at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.   More...

Simi Mock Trial team has fundraiser

The third annual Mock Trial and Forensic Team Comedy Show and Soup Fundraiser will be Fri., Dec. 11 at Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St.   Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for dinner, with the show at 7 p.m. with comedian Jerry Corley. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BROWN-EYED GIRL—Manchita is a 5-year-old Chihuahua who needs a family with a backyard! She loves being an outdoor dog and playing in the grass. She is good with children and very sweet. More...

Faith

Variety show showcases talent

StoneBridge Community Church will host a Christmas variety show at 7 p.m. today, Fri., Dec. 3 at the church, 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley.   The program will have dancing, singing, acting and music. Refreshments will be served.   More...

Women enjoy desserts, gifts

Simi Valley/Moorpark’s Hadassah group, L’Dor Vador, will host its fourth annual Dessert Potluck and White Elephant party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12 at the Ziegler Center at Mt. Sinai Park in Simi Valley.   The event is free. More...

Vespers with jazz music

Jazz vespers will be presented at 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Vespers is an evening service of prayers and scripture.   The Rev. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., DEC. 3   Camarillo Old Town   More...

Letters

Residents step up during food drive

As they do every year at this time, the citizens of Moorpark demonstrated their tremendous generosity and concern for their neighbors by contributing a record amount of food and cash to our local Food Bank.   More...

Moorpark needs funeral home

I have been meaning to write a letter of concern for sometime now regarding the lack of funeral facilities here in Moorpark. The sad death on Tuesday of one of our loved busboys has brought the matter to a head.   More...

Contact your area representatives

Board of Supervisors District 4: Peter Foy (Serving Moorpark, Simi Valley, Somis, Las Posas Valley, Santa Susana Knolls, Box Canyon, Chatsworth Peak, Home Acres, Sinaloa Lake, and Tierra Rejada Valley) 980 Enchanted Way., Ste. More...

Editorials

Commission knows its purpose

Back in the early 1990s, tennis star Andre Agassi gained notoriety not just for his powerful groundstrokes, but an advertising campaign for Canon with the tagline, “Image is everything.”   Fortunately for Moorpark residents, the ci More...

Editorial Submission Policy

The Moorpark Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. "Letters to the Editor" cannot be longer than 400 words. The Moorpark Acorn usually doesn’t print letters which appear in daily newspapers. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Tattoo shop coming to Moorpark

Commissioners vote 5-0 to approve permit

In the end, it proved to be an easy decision for Moorpark’s Planning Commission.   In considering an application by the proposed owners of Clear Vision Tattoo to open up shop in the city limits, the five-member commission decided Nov. More...

City Council speaks out against water rate hike

Sometimes, the only thing the Moorpark City Council can do on behalf of its residents is offer a symbolic gesture.   That was the case Wednesday night regarding a recently unveiled proposal by Ventura County Waterworks District No. More...

Arrests made in string of robberies

Suspects also accused in kidnapping, carjacking

Two men were arrested in Newbury Park on Wednesday night in connection with a series of armed robberies in eastern Ventura County, sheriff’s officials said this week.   More...

Community

Lifeline 4 Paws rescues injured animals

Foundation pays for medical care

The Hogan Family Foundation’s Lifeline 4 Paws animal rescue support program recently celebrated a milestone in its six-year history, working with animal rescue groups to help save its 1,000th dog.   More...

Youth club celebrates 25 years

Dinner to honor contributors

The Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark will host a 25th anniversary Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 10 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. More...

Santa makes home visits

Kris Kringle can sing, read stories

The Moorpark Parks and Recreation Department is hosting home visits from Santa for Moorpark residents only. Santa can sing carols, read stories, take photos and deliver gifts upon request.   More...

Business

JGirl holiday sale

JGirl lingerie and cosmetics is offering 20 percent off an entire purchase order through the holiday season. More...

Women’s networking group installs new officers

WINS (Women’s Information Network of Simi Valley) recently installed the new officers for 2011 at a luncheon.   More...

Sports

Vikings sink Moorpark’s season

SO LONG—Moorpark High’s Cheldon West, left, darts through the Valencia defense during last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Northern Division quarterfinal game at MHS. More...

Marmonte League winter preview: Boys’ basketball

Musketeers shooting for consistency

Basketball is a winter wonderland.   Just in time for the Festival of Lights, local hoops teams light up scoreboards like Hanukkah menorahs. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Nov. 10 In the 300 block of Moorpark Avenue, a 19-year-old man was arrested for violation of probation. An 18-year-old man was arrested for violation of probation on Park Lane. Nov. 11 More...

Family

Simi Community Christmas features creches, choirs

‘Messiah’ sing-along presented Dec. 4

The annual Simi Community Christmas will run from 5 to 9 p.m. daily through Sat., Dec. 4 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 408 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley.   Admission is free and open to the public. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What’s New On DVD?

The Pacific (HBO)—Here is the epic 10-part miniseries that follows World War II through the perspective of three marines battling from Guadalcanal to Okinawa and Iwo Jima. More...

Vicki Lawrence showcase at Civic Arts Plaza

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents “Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show” at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.   More...

The Movie Nut

I guess if you can believe Russell Crowe as the kind of guy who doesn’t know which end of a gun to hold, “The Next Three Days” might work well for you.  More...

Columns

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Working it out I’ve hit a dead end in this maze called life. I’m broke and it’s my fault. I work on a job-by-job basis— freelance. I’ve worked really hard and many years to get where I am. More...

The Other Side of 50

Expect penalties if not enrolled in Medicare at 65 Many people consider April 15 the date to remember. We have to be on our toes at tax time because a late return could result in a penalty. More...

Ask the DMV

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? More...