October 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Simi city planners grant ER expansion

Hospital to build three-story addition to facility

Last month, local residents voiced their support of Simi Valley Hospital’s proposed expansion of its emergency department. Last week, city planners followed suit, saying the community is sorely in need of the added space and services.  More...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Thousand Oaks Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will start at 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 29 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

Lymphedema support group meets in WLV

Speech pathologists are guest speakers

A Lymphedema Support Group will meet on from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. More...

Business

Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Insomnia

The needles calm the nervous system and circulate energy

It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of adults suffer from insomnia.  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 Moorpark Acorn, Attention: Business Briefs, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. More...

Sports

New York state of mind

Moorpark resident gains induction into University of Rochester Hall of Fame

Tom Murray joked that the man cave has turned into a man shelf.  Once upon a time, Murray had an entire room dedicated to his sports memorabilia.  Along came a desk, and a few keepsakes were brushed aside.  These days there’s jus More...

Pets

Pets dress up for Howl-OWeen

Contests, expo follow parade

The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset will host the third annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Dogs get scrubbed behind their ears

A Simi Valley Girl Scout troop will host a free dog wash from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30 at Big Al’s Pet Food Warehouse, 999 E. More...

Pet of the Week

ROYALTY—Duchess, an 8-year-old white tailless Manx shorthair, would be the perfect lap warmer for winter. She has a strong personality and is a great cuddler. More...

Family

Student actors tackle holy writ in ‘The Bible (abridged)’

Play Review

The California Lutheran University Theatre Arts Department presented holy hilarity last weekend with “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged).” Last Sunday afternoon the overflow crowd crammed into the tiny Black Box Theater enthus More...

Ghosts come out for a spook

The annual Ghost Tour will take place Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at Strathearn Historical Park, 137 Strathearn Park, Simi Valley.  Tours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 21 Conejo Valley Republican More...

Letters

Please, slow down in town

On Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m., a utility worker witnessed a dark blue Jeep traveling very fast up our street, Pecan Avenue. More...

Is frustrated by poor planning

This letter is in regard to the Oct. More...

Bill aims to curb library outsourcing

Union-backed law signed by governor

Moorpark and Camarillo libraries are now among several in California that must meet stringent new requirements in order to continue operation.  On Oct. 8, Gov. More...

An all-star rookie season

Moorpark volunteer honored by American Red Cross Ventura County

About a year into being drafted by the U.S. More...

Community

Lewis to retire as Simi’s top cop

After five years at his post, Police Chief Mike Lewis, Simi Valley’s top cop, is retiring.  Lewis made the announcement this month. His last day is Dec. 2.  More...

A creative outlet

21-year-old artist manages new art gallery

Danielle Rabano sees something in Ventura County that many professionals in the mainstream art world do not.  The 21- year- old believes there’s a young, vibrant community of creative types in the region, who, like her, are just waiting to More...

A century of sufferage

ALL IN FAVOR—Members of the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in California during the club’s regular meeting earlier More...

Schools

Hall of Fame pro gives pep talk

HE’S A HIT—Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson gives the keynote speech at the Boys & Girl Club of Moorpark’s “It Just Takes One” breakfast, a fund More...

College foundation’s website ‘lights up’ holiday fundraiser

The Moorpark College Foundation announces the launch and initial success of a new online outreach program for its inaugural Holiday Lights at Moorpark College festival and fundraiser in December.  Since the launch Sept. More...

College completes new EATM complex

State-of-the-art facility ready for spring semester

Students with the Exotic Animal Training and Management program at Moorpark College will begin using their new, $8-million facility beginning in January, according to college officials.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 3  Personal property was reported stolen in the 200 block of Science Drive.  Oct. 4  On Harry Street at Second Street, a 21-year-old man on probation was arrested and charged with driving without a license.  More...

Faith

Steve Jobs: Official guide on the road less traveled

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. More...

Synagogue helps adults to read Hebrew

Rabbi Michele Paskow of Congregation B’nai Emet will teach a “Read Hebrew Review” on from 11 a.m. to noon Sun., Nov. 6.  The rabbi will also teach a four-session Level II Hebrew class on Sundays from 11 a.m. More...

Family fun at church’s Fall Fest

Big prizes offered in raffle

St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church presents Fall Fest 2011 this weekend at the church, 155 E. Janss Road Thousand Oaks.  Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 21 and noon to 10 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Stone Ground Baking Company

Professional European-style baking is a craft held in high esteem and steeped in tradition. Eight years of schooling, including a three-year apprenticeship, is required before a candidate earns the title of master baker.  More...

‘Luma’ illuminates audiences

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “ Luma” at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Ojai fest focuses on filmmakers

The Ojai Film Festival will welcome award-winning filmmakers and actors with ongoing screenings and filmmaker panels this weekend, Oct. 20 through 23, at the Ojai Arts Center, 113 S. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Law should have been shelved

Regrettably, Assembly Bill 438 has been passed.  Pushed by the powerful Service Employees International Union, the bill now makes it more difficult for cities to outsource the management of public libraries to private companies.  More...

Contact your area representatives

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