February 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Audit of overtime hours leads to arrest of ex-CHP officer

A former California Highway Patrol officer from Simi Valley was arrested last week on charges of grand theft.  Following an investigation conducted by the CHP and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, a fel More...

Health & Wellness

Cops have new tool in fight against DUIs

Ventura County just got even tougher on drunk drivers.  Law enforcement agencies throughout the county—already known for its stiff DUI penalties— received new high-tech gadgets this month designed to better detect alcohol levels in p More...

Program to enforce train track laws in Moorpark

In an effort to increase awareness and prevent accidents related to railroad crossings in Moorpark, local police will conduct a special enforcement campaign called “Operation Life Saver” later this month.  More...

Business

County’s economic outlook slowly improving

By John Loesing newstip@theacorn.com   While the local economy will continue to build on the improvements that began last year, any chance of bringing the recession to a full stop depends on the creation of more jobs, forecasters said at the 201 More...

Chamber networking breakfast

The Moorpark Chamber Networking Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Fri., Feb, 18 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive.  Reservations are due by Wed., Feb. 16. More...

Sports

MHS wrestlers muscle up at Marmonte finals

There was little drama during the Marmonte League wrestling finals last weekend at Simi Valley High.  Nine of 14 champions won by pin, and several other matches were decisively secured.  The day, however, marked a changing of the guard with More...

League principals call an audible, will split Marmonte football teams into 2 divisions

The Marmonte League football upheaval continues.  Principals from the 10 Marmonte high schools voted 6-4 in favor of splitting the league into two football-only divisions for the 2012 season.  According to the Tuesday morning vote, the West More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Jan. 23   In the 300 block of West Los Angeles Avenue, a man, 60, was arrested and charged with sexual battery.  Jan. 25   A man, 22, was arrested and charged with theft in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue.  Jan. 28   More...

Family

New city librarian is optimistic about the future

Increase in visitors, borrowing

Heather J. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What the Dickens! ‘Oliver!’ hits the right notes at Camarillo Community Theatre

Play review

Who would have thought poverty could be so much fun? More...

Artists invited to submit work for upcoming Moorpark Arts Festival

The annual Moorpark Arts Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 17 at the Moorpark Civic Center, Moorpark City Library, Chamber of Commerce, High Street Arts Center and along High Street.  More...

Valentines Special Section

Love Stories

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

I remember my first date with my husband. We met at a coffee shop in North Hollywood. I was so nervous, as I had only met him briefly once before. After a wonderful time together chatting, he walked me to my car. More...

Hundreds of homes removed from FEMA flood map

More than 700 residential structures will be removed from Moorpark’s flood plain following the announcement this week by city officials that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the city’s request for flood map revision More...

Law will require certification for massage therapists

The Moorpark City Council will vote on a proposed ordinance next week that would require all massage practitioners in the city to be certified by the California Massage Therapy Council.   More...

Homeless count first step in addressing problem

Every day M.T. More...

Community

Library celebrates Reagan’s 100th

On the centennial of its namesake’s birth, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was the site of a party celebrating a man who could unite and inspire a nation with just his smile.   More...

Barrios promoted to commander

As a captain, Barrios oversaw major crimes division

Sheriff Geoff Dean recently announced the promotion of Capt. Rick Barrios to the rank of sheriff ’s commander effective Feb. 6.  Barrios has been employed with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for 31 years.  More...

An Evolution in Makeup

Classified Cosmetics, a Camarillo-based company, has launched its new aerosol makeup line nationwide at Wal-Mart.  “We are overthe moon excited,” said Yolanda Halston, founder and CEO of the company. More...

Schools

Campus Canyon moves to K-8 grades

Campus Canyon Elementary School will begin a transition into a K-8 college preparatory magnet academy in September.  The reconfiguration of the school on Monroe Avenue, which currently serves grades kindergarten through five, is part of a $3-mil More...

Alumni sought for high school reunion

The Camarillo High School Class of 1971 will host its 40th reunion July 29 through 31 at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura.  For more information, go to www.achs1971.com. For reservations, call (805) 246-7289 or e-mail achs1971@gmail.com.   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WHISKERS—Daisy is a 3- year-old female shorthair cat. Her front paws are declawed. If you would like to adopt Daisy, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Coming home

“Nothing can bring peace but the revelation of the individual to himself, and a recognition of his direct relationship to the Universe.”  — Dr. More...

Knights roll the dice for casino fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus, Father McDonagh Assembly 2557, will host the third annual Casino Night from 5:30 to 10:30 Sat., Feb. 26 at the St. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., FEB. 11  Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club   More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Bad move by Veolia to ban media

Representatives from Veolia Transportation as well as U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) deserve kudos for organizing Monday’s meeting with victims of the 2008 Metrolink train crash and their families.  More...

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy.  The Moorpark Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thou More...