December 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New education law sure to spark debate

Teachers will be required to highlight achievements of gay, lesbian community

Local school districts are starting to pay attention to a new state law that requires certain textbooks to highlight the achievements of the gay and lesbian population in California and the United States.  More...

Health & Wellness

Panel sheds light on prescription drugs

Painkillers becoming the new gateway to stronger thrills

It’s long been a worry of parents whether their son or daughter would get drunk at a party or be pressured into trying weed. More...

Helping make wishes come true

Besides making golf more accessible to the community, the owners of Tierra Rejada Golf Club are hoping they can share the game’s positive values with society through a new outreach program.  The privately- owned golf club in Moorpark annou More...

Hospital performs endoscopic ultrasound

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Ventura County to perform the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedure. More...

Schools

At the library

The Moorpark City Library will present the following teen events in December at the library, 600 Moorpark Road.  All teen events are for grades six to 12. More...

Racers, on your mark!

ZOOM, ZOOM—From left, Anders Sanchez, 8; Juan Dominguez, 8; Arturo Aguilar, 11; and Christopher Zapian, 11, play Mario Kart on the Wii gaming system during Kids Gaming, a free weekly event with More...

Foundation to award $1.2 million in scholarships

New funds are available this year for Ventura County students

The Ventura County Community Foundation invites Ventura County students to apply for scholarships totaling $1.2 million for the 2012-2013 school year.  VCCF will award $370,000 more in scholarships in this cycle than it did last year.  The More...

Pets

Pets of the week

PERFECT PRESENT—Motley is a Bengal mix brown tabbly male cat about 2 years old. He is good with kids and cats. His owners had to surrender him because they were moving. If you would like to adopt Motley, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

Runners head towards the finish line in an effort to end polio at Rotary event

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Chamber hosts boutique

The inaugural Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Holiday Boutique will take concurrently with the arrival of the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express train from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. More...

YMCA hosts holiday camps

YMCAs in eastern Ventura County will host holiday winter camps. The camps coincide with winter breaks for the schools.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., DEC. 9 Dudley House Victorian Holiday Boutique 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at Dudley House, Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue, Ventura. Flea market on Sunday. Crafts, antiques. Phone: 805.642.3345. Jingle Jam More...

Editorials

Acorn Editorial Submission Policy

The Moorpark Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” cannot be longer than 350 words. The Moorpark Acorn usually doesn’t print letters which appear in daily newspapers. 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...

Do we need rabbit assassins?

Does Moorpark have a rabbit problem? More...

City curbs number of theater’s comp tickets

The Moorpark City Council unanimously adopted a new policy this week regulating the High Street Arts Center’s ability to donate or discount theater tickets for various groups and organizations.  More...

Having a good slime

FEELING BLUE—Chris Kelley, principal of Mountain Meadows 21st Century Learning Academy, gets slimed Dec. More...

Council names new apartment complex

A $ 9.6- million affordable housing project slated for downtown Moorpark will be called Charles Street Terrace.  The 20-unit apartment complex, located on a city-owned, 0.9-acre lot on Charles Street near Magnolia Park, is a joint venture betwee More...

Community

Active adult programs

The Moorpark Active Adult Center presents the following activities for seniors at 799 Moorpark Ave. For more information or to RSVP, call (805) 517-6261.  •December birthdays will be celebrated at 11:45 a.m. Wed., Dec. 14.  More...

History, holiday fun at Simi’s Strathearn Park

A free family holiday event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 11 at Strathearn Historical Park and Museum, at 137 Strathearn Place, behind the Target store on Madera. More...

For love of the game

Raised by a single mother in a household with little money to pay for luxuries, Brett Hardison knows what it’s like to be a passionate kid with limited opportunities. More...

Business

Business venture tastes sweet

LIQUID REFRESHMENT—Zach Ruhr, 10, left, and 8-year-old Daniel Harris set up for customers at their lemonade stand, DZ’s Lemonade, in front of Peach Hill Park Nov. 27. More...

Sports

Marmonte League girls’ basketball preview

It’s a winter wonderland of high school hoops

Basketball is back in the Marmonte League, and multiple new voices can be heard from the sidelines.  Four Marmonte first- year head coaches lead their respective high school girls’ basketball squads: Agoura’s Katelyn Harrison, Joe He More...

Singer shines at wrestling meet

Moorpark High senior Andrew Singer was named Most Valuable Upper Weight Wrestler at the Newbury Park Invitational.  Singer won the 220-pound division.  MHS’ Matt Thompson was second in the 285-pound weight class. More...

Ornellas picks R.I.T.

Quincey Ornellas, a former member of the Moorpark High girls’ soccer squad, has verbally committed to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.  Ornellas is a starting forward for the Real So Cal travel team.   More...

Police Blotter

Blotter

Nov. 23 A 35- year- old man was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license from a prior DUI conviction. The man was cited and released.   More...

Faith

Finding Christmas

Moorpark High School choral group to participate in variety show at church

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth choir, 14-year-old Anna Rockwood has participated in Christmas shows for several years. More...

Hanukkah musical debuts

Temple Adat Elohim presents “Benjamin and Judah: A Chanukah Musical” by the temple’s cantor, David Shukiar, at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Show times are 7 p.m. More...

Come see the nativity

Faith Lutheran Church will present the 10th annual “Come to the Manger” event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Everything people are saying about “Hugo” is true: visually amazing, a must-see in 3-D and, of course, a must-see on the big screen. Going in, though, I wondered if that’s all the movie would be: eye candy.  More...

Having a merry time with the ‘King’

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Opera company spreads holiday cheer

Singers present traditional carols, ‘Messiah’ selections

The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present “A Holiday Night at the Opera” from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...