January 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The Other Side of 50

Ever wonder what those hundred year-olds featured on the Smuckers’ segment of “The Today Show” may have done right? More...

Simi Valley hospital names new leadership team

Several new officers of the Simi Valley Hospital medical staff began their roles on Jan.1. They are incoming chief of staff Alberto Odio, MD; vice chief of staff George Dichter, MD; and secretary/treasurer Alfred Yu, MD.  More...

Business

Amgen announces change at the top

Amgen’s top executive, Kevin Sharer, will retire this year, handing over reins of the Thousand Oaks-based biotech company to President Robert Bradway  Sharer , 63, will step down as CEO on May 23 and as board of directors chair by the end More...

Sports

Marmonte League girls’ water polo overview

Teams swimming upstream to catch Agoura

Every new year signals a time for change—except when it comes to who will dominate girls’ water polo in the Marmonte League.  Agoura High is expected to rule the pool again.  Ranked No. More...

Pets

UP CLOSE—

Johnny, a yearold tabby cat, was surrendered by his owners because they were unable to care for him. He is curious, friendly and great with other animals. If you would like to adopt Johnny, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Blessing of the waters

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will present its annual Epiphany Celebration and Blessing of the Waters Ceremony at noon Sun., Jan. 9 at dockside outside the Greek at the Harbor Restaurant, Ventura Harbor,1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ste. 101.  More...

The Art of Being

“Spirituality is not about being perfect but about aspiring to a life of heart-filled integrity. It is a journey and not a destination. More...

Letters

Not the New Year’s Eve she expected

As the New Year began, I was pleasantly surprised by the calm at my home, particularly since I did not hear the sounds of the illegal gunfire. That did not last long.  More...

Wants money out of politics

Imagine if our government was actually “by the people, for the people.” Wouldn’t that be way better than large corporations and rich fat cats paying millions in campaign contributions to “own” a politician?  More...

Calls school calendar ‘archaic’

As a graduate of Moorpark High School, I am happy to say that MHS has academically prepared me for college. However, I must say that the Moorpark Unified School District’s calendar is archaic.  More...

Redevelopment dollars headed to Sacramento

Decision leaves cities wondering what to do next

Moorpark city officials have a tough road ahead of them in regard to funding affordable housing and renovating local blight, following the California Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold the state’s elimination of redevelopment ag More...

Unemployment numbers improve, still not great

California and Ventura County unemployment rates have improved in the past year but still remain a far cry from where they were before the nation’s economy imploded in late 2008.  More...

New laws for 2012

With the start of 2012, hundreds of new state laws are taking effect.  They include laws that toughen punishment for elder abuse, allow illegal immigrants to receive state college scholarships, move the presidential election primary from Februar More...

Community

Art, one chip at a time

John Fisher believes that creating a sculpture is as much about the journey as about the finished piece of art.  The artist from Northern California, who will begin carving Moorpark’s newest piece of public art at the Ruben Castro Human Se More...

Cellphone safety for children

Don’t give personal information to strangers

During this year’s holiday gift giving, many parents gave their children cellular telephones. Most new phones fall under a smartphone category, which means they are capable of performing many tasks other than just making telephone call.  More...

Teens compete in TV-based tournament

Teens ages 10 to 15 who like to complete fun challenges in less than a minute can compete in a double-elimination tournament based on the television show “Minute To Win It” at 1 p.m. More...

Schools

Foundation distributes much-needed scholarships

Endowment provides a perpetual source of funds for finanacial aid

The Ventura County Community Foundation will award more than $1.2 million in scholarships to local students for the 2012-13 school year, about $370,000 more than in 2011.  One of the largest distributors of scholarships in the region, VCCF manag More...

SELPA offers special education workshops

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will present these programs at CESC, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, and pre-registration is required.  For more information or registration, call (805) 437-1560 or go to www.venturacount More...

Speaker to discuss health, fitness

Moorpark Unified School District will sponsor a community wide learning opportunity call The Let’s Move, Moorpark! Project, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 25 at the Performing Arts Center, Moorpark High School, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road.  More...

Police Blotter

Sherriff's Blotter

Dec. 21 Under $400 in gang-related graffiti damage was reported in the 4200 block of Tierra Rejada Road.   More...

Family

Cops team up with Santa

Deputies reach out with donations to local families

Police officers across the county played Santa last month during the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s 30th annual “Share-iffs” Christmas Food and Toy Drive.  Deputies, staff, volunteers and community members from she More...

Dining & Entertainment

Arts center to rock its locks in ‘Hairspray’

The High Street Arts Center is traveling to 1962 Baltimore and the set of the “Corny Collins Show” with the Tony Awardwinning musical “Hairspray” Jan. 6 through Feb. 12 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.  More...

FRI., JAN. 6

‘Hairspray’ 8 p.m. at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Musical runs through Jan. 12. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Opening night champagne gala at Secret Garden restaurant after show. More...

SAT., JAN. 7

T.O. Baseball Rummage Sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Fundraiser for TOHS baseball. Contact: Sandy Causey. Phone: 805. 493.4195. Electronic Waste  More...

Editorials

What is your biggest wish for 2012?

BOB PETERSON “A really good vacation and a Democratic president.” More...

We’ve been violated

The California Supreme Court’s ruling last week in regard to redevelopment agencies was a worst-case scenario for the cities.  More...

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...