July 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Man and his best friend

‘SHAKE’—Moorpark resident Allan Flores shakes paws with his 9-month-old dog Kilo while relaxing at the Moorpark Dog Park on July 12. More...

Health & Wellness

Bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

First infected bird in county collected in Moorpark

On June 22, the Moorpark Vector Control Division received confirmation from the State Department of Public Health that a dead wild bird collected by Vector Control staff on June 14 tested positive for West Nile Virus.  The bird was collected fro More...

Countywide forum covers brain injury challenges

Inaugural conference takes place June 23 in Camarillo

The Brain Injury Center of Ventura County invites people with a brain injury and their families to attend a special forum to help set the organization’s direction for the future. More...

Business

Honorees help build a strong workforce

Moorpark redevelopment manager recognized

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County announced the recipients of the 2011 WIB Awards at its June 23 meeting at the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 770 in Camarillo.  The annual awards are given to individuals, employers and More...

Women Realtors join forces into one group

Women’s Council of Realtors has announced the merger of the Conejo Valley and the Simi Moorpark chapters. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

ROYAL—Prince is a male silver rabbit about 6 months old. He is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Prince, ask for animal ID No. A526435 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 28  A 48- year- old woman was arrested for a civil warrant on Nelson Road. She was cited and released.  June 30  About $200 worth of vandalism was reported from the 6000 block of Trevino Drive.  July 1  More...

Faith

Church rooted in the Bible

Pastor Theo Green III believes that spreading God’s love can be done in any capacity.  Whether he’s sharing the Lord’s gospel through sermons, giving food to the needy, tending to the sick or providing spiritual counseling to c More...

Dining & Entertainment

Fine fare fundraising at Taste of Camarillo

Oenophiles and foodies alike can enjoy a summer afternoon indulging in delectable tastings while supporting local charities at the 24th annual Taste of Camarillo Wine and Food Festival.  More...

Calendar

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., JULY 15  Food Truck Fundraiser 5 to 8 p.m. at Sumac school playground, 6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Benefits Sumac L-STEM Academy enrichment programs. $5 donation per family allows access to LA food trucks. More...

Editorials

We’re with the cities

Late last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will require more than 400 redevelopment agencies across the state to disband unless their respective cities agree to pay millions in future fees.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Law requires homes to have carbon monoxide detectors

Public safety

A new law went into effect on July 1, requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in all single-family California homes with an attached garage, fireplace or fossil fuel-burning heater or appliance.  Nationwide, carbon monoxide po More...

‘$200 million isn’t enough’

Lawmakers call on company to give more for victims of Metrolink crash

This week, a cadre of Congress members called for “fair and full compensation” for the more than 100 victims of the 2008 Metrolink crash, saying $200 million is not enough.  More...

Landfill decision may be made soon

A final decision on the proposed expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill may be just days away—at least, that’s what local officials hope.  The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear the issue at 1:30 p.m. More...

Moorpark to battle for redevelopment dollars

Redevelopment agencies in California, including Moorpark’s, will not go down without a fight, despite the passage of a budget bill that abolishes 425 agencies across the state.   More...

City to support housing agency

Nonprofit assists veterans, needy families and special needs groups in county

Despite rough economic times, the city of Moorpark will help support a newly created nonprofit corporation that aims to provide housing for low-income families, military veterans and other special needs groups in Ventura County.  More...

Community

Music teacher pulls strings at Moorpark schools

When Cheryl Marvin found that her son Alex’s elementary school, Arroyo West Active Learning Academy, had a band but no strings section, she decided to take matters into her own hands.  “My son played the cello and I thought, let&rsqu More...

United Way ‘stuffs the bus’

United Way of Ventura County will launched its second annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign, which is part of its Day of Action, Tues., June 21 the Moorpark City Library, 699 Moorpark Ave.  More...

MHS student qualifies for world’s largest rodeo

Tyler Forsberg and Kimmy Ferrante have earned positions on the California High School Rodeo National Team and will be traveling to Gillette, Wyo., from July 17 to 23 to compete in the 63rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo.  More...

Schools

Breaking down cultural barriers

Moorpark families host foreign exchange students

From her home halfway around the world, Teresa Revuelta used to watch American movies and wonder what life was really like in the United States. The 16-year-old from Madrid, Spain, once visited New York with her family. More...

Sports

Moorpark slugs its way to 10/11 district crown

Little League squad scores 62 runs in three games

Think of the greatest offenses in the history of sports.  The 2007 New England Patriots. The 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. The 1983 Edmonton Oilers. More...

Softball All-Stars punch ticket to nationals

It wasn’t easy, but the Moorpark Girls Softball under-10 Gold All-Star team qualified for the Western National Tournament in Clovis next month.  Moorpark finished eighth in its division at last weekend’s California Western B Division More...

Family

Pairing food, wine, seniors

One reason I am happy to write this particular column is that I love good food, good wine . . . and seniors. My professional life revolves around boomers and seniors, but I’ve Acorn_been Layout 7/6/agelarge:From a foodie since I 1was a kid. More...

Family fun at annual Egyptian Festival

Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church will host the fourth annual Egyptian Festival at the church, 1122 Appleton Road, Simi Valley. More...

Letters

Says new district maps good for city

The July 8 article “ New legislative maps cause a flap” needs clarification.  It quotes the following from Mayor Parvin’s letter to the Citizen’s Redistricting Commission: “The City of Moorpark would like to go on r More...