December 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison

A 20-year-old gang member from Moorpark was sentenced last week to 19 years and eight months in prison for the Sept. More...

Health & Wellness

New car seat law takes e*ect Jan. 1

The California Office of Traffic Safety reminds parents, caregivers and drivers to take note of a new law aimed at saving more lives and preventing more injuries of children across the state.  Beginning Jan. More...

Is tech-crazy world hurting our vision?

A world full of personal computers, hand-held video games, smartphones and e-readers is increasing the risk of eye-related problems in many Americans.  Children and teenagers are now spending 7.5 hours a day consuming electronic media, according More...

Simi Valley Hospital ER treats minor injuries faster

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that injuries from holiday decorating activities are on the rise. In 2010, more than 13,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for holidayrelated injuries, an increase of 30 percent since 2007.  More...

Schools

Having a good time at the library

FRIENDLY COMPETITION— Cassandra Gonzales, 11, left, finds the right picture from among a jumble of doodles on the Pictureka! More...

What freshmen should be doing

The anxiety around college admission may peak during senior year, but for many families it begins much earlier.  If you start planning for college early, there’s no need to panic. More...

Scholarship honors U.S. Army medic

Aspiring paramedics can apply for $10,000 financial aid

The Michael A. DiRaimondo Foundation is seeking applicants for a $10,000 scholarship to aspiring paramedics  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriffs Blotter

Dec. 14  A 36- year- old man was arrested on Second Street at Spring Road and charged with driving on a suspended license from a prior DUI conviction, driving without insurance, and driving while using a handheld telephone. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Calendar

SAT., DEC. 31   More...

Mercato Italiano

If you’re planning to get together with loved ones for a little holiday cheer on a Saturday night, Mercato Italiano at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village is a celebration destination worth considering.  More...

‘All My Sons’ opening in T.O.

Panic! Productions continues its inaugural season with Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “All My Sons,” Jan. 6 through 22 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Editorials

Where does the time go?

“The days are long, but the years are short.”  — Author unknown   Indeed, as most of us will attest, a year goes by in the blink of an eye. More...

Political Cartoon

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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...

City’s economy gets a boost

Engine company Turbonetics to return to Moorpark and open a facility

A major supplier of engine components and performance turbochargers will relocate its manufacturing operations to Moorpark early next year, bringing 40 employees and at least 15 new jobs to the city.  Turbonetics, Inc. More...

Man arrested for allegedly making lewd comments

A Moorpark man who allegedly made lewd comments and obscene gestures to young girls on their way to school was arrested last Friday following a two-week police investigation, officials said.  Andres Lazaro Bautista, 49, faces misdemeanor charges More...

Putting on the moves at skate park

QUICK FEET—Landon Oroz, 11, of Moorpark, whips his scooter beneath his feet while practicing a trick jump at the Moorpark Skate Park on Dec. 24. More...

Community

Tall ships call for all hands on deck

The official tall ship of Washington state and her companion vessel will stage four cannon battles at Channel Islands Harbor.  From Jan. More...

For a better life

Agency provides free referrals for families in need of assisted living

Last week a Simi Valley woman placed her husband of 36 years in a small assisted-living facility in Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Realtor association names new o*cers

WELCOME ABOARD— The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors held its third annual awards luncheon and installation of its 2012 officers and board of directors, shown above, at the Reagan L More...

Small businesses are not immune to embezzlement

There are many risks a small business owner thinks of when opening up shop.  Embezzlement usually isn’t one of them.  Although embezzlement happens at companies of all sizes, nearly half of all fraud happens at small businesses and no More...

Ring in the new you

Shana Daniels will present “New You for the New Year,” a life makeover challenge for women, on Wednesday evenings Jan. 11 through March 28 at Soul Body Yoga in Moorpark. More...

Sports

Do the right thing

Moorpark family assists student-athlete in need

Derrick “Deejay” Brown had nowhere to go.  The Brooklyn, N.Y., native survived an unfathomable hell, and now he didn’t even have a place to live or food to eat.  Richard Endres, the Thousand Oaks High varsity boys’ b More...

Good times, great results for local tennis team

COURT KINGS—After winning the United States Tennis Association’s Ventura County section championship with a 14-1 record, the men’s team from Arroyo Vista in Moorpark, the Arroyo Vis More...

Marmonte League boys’ soccer overview

New year, new hopes, new goals

The Marmonte League for high school boys’ soccer is deep and dangerous.  Every team has aspirations to advance to the postseason, but only the top four squads in the eight-school league are guaranteed a spot in the big dance.  Royal i More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! More...

‘Screwtape Letters’ tells story of spiritual warfare

Three performances of the national tour of “The Screwtape Letters,” a theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, will be presented at 4 and 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 14 and 3 p.m. More...

Columns

She says thank you

Thank you so much to the person who found my wallet stuffed with Christmas cash and returned it to the Albertsons supermarket in Moorpark, where I had just completed my shopping.  It renewed my belief in humanity. More...

Detective gives advice on home protection

Some 40,000 “non-violent” felons have been released from state prisons. More...

She loves bunnies

All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.  — Cecil Frances Alexander  More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

How to submit: Email your vacation photo as a .jpg attachment only to vacation@theacorn.com. Include name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene. More...