February 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The third place

I have a neighbor who heads to the beach when life becomes too stressful.  When the strain of caring for her 95-year-old mother or the overwhelming demands at work become too much to handle, watching and listening to the waves, feeling the sand More...

Matters of the heart

Los Robles Hospital to host talk on coronary health

In recognition of Heart Month, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present the free seminar, “Heart Disease: Prevention, Treatments and Management,” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Prepare for joint replacement

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will host two joint replacement classes to prepare anyone getting total knee or hip replacement surgery.  Home preparation, exercises and information about rehabilitation will be discussed.  On More...

Schools

In it to win it in Moorpark

FACE-OFF—Above, Shane Peterson, 13, of Moorpark tries to slide a chocolate-chip cookie from his forehead into his mouth without using his hands during the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center’s More...

State fellowships available for aspiring public servants

Positions pay monthly stipend of $1,972

College graduates who are interested in public service can apply for the renowned Capital Fellows Program.  The programs provide college graduates an opportunity to work in high levels of government as employees of Sacramento State.  Qualif More...

Dean’s list

Ashley Millhouse, a resident of Moorpark, was among the more than 1,800 students from Wake Forest University who made the fall dean’s list.  Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a small liberal arts college in Winston Salem, NC. More...

Pets

Professional pet lovers

Moorpark women operate local animal-sitting service

Sometimes, Kathleen Driscoll, the founder of a Moorpark-based pet-sitting service, finds herself being walked by her clients, instead of the other way around.  But for the good- natured head of 805PetSit.com, getting dragged through a muddy hors More...

BIG BABY—

Jared is an unusual little rabbit for his huge brown eyes and relatively short ears. This 5-year-old bunny has been at the shelter since September! More...

Family

Moorpark author nominated for award

Sally Carpenter of Moorpark has received a nomination for an Eureka! Award for the best first mystery novel for her book, “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper,” published in 2011 by Oak Tree Press/Dark Oak Mysteries.  More...

Gambling on a good cause

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Program salutes seniors for community service

Nomination deadline is March 15

The Home Instead Senior Care office is sponsoring the Salute to Senior Service program to honor senior volunteers for the contributions they make to their communities.  The program features a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in e More...

Dining & Entertainment

Library reflects on century of service

Anniversary celebrations will take place each month

The original Moorpark library opened in 1912, in a small room of a multipurpose clubhouse on Charles Street.  With a collection consisting of about 60 books—many of which belonged to the farming families who lived in the old, rural town&md More...

Letters

What foreigners think of the president

I read with interest Pat Bauman’s Jan. 24 letter on President Obama and the comment “ I wonder what people in other countries think of us?”  Obviously Bauman doesn’t get out much.  More...

Says council is wishy-washy on water rates

I read with great interest in the latest issue of the Moorpark Acorn how the now yearly rate increase of our water rates was once again upon us. 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...

Deputies shoot, kill man armed with machete

Police say man claimed he had a loaded gun

Moorpark police shot and killed a 47-year-old man who rushed detectives while wielding a machete last Friday, authorities said. More...

Minor injuries reported in car crash

A 28-year-old man suffered minor injuries last week after he was pulled from a burning vehicle on State Route 118 near Grimes Canyon Road in Moorpark, according to the California Highway Patrol.  More...

Group wants animal shelter to run a no-kill facility

More than 100 pet rescue advocates rallied at the Camarillo Animal Shelter last week, calling for the county shelter to embrace the no-kill philosophy and quit using euthanasia as a means for population control.  More...

Community

Animals available for adoption

The Camarillo Animal Shelter at 600 Aviation Drive is open to the public every day but Tuesday.  To adopt a shelter pet visit the Ventura County Animal Services website at www.vcas.us to view the animals. More...

Literacy agency celebrates anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Laubach Literacy of Ventura County becoming a nonprofit organization. Laubach Literacy will celebrate the milestone with an Adult English Learner Achievement Award event in October.  More...

Police suspect driver was drunk in crash

A traffic accident on the 23 Freeway last month resulted in a DUI arrest.  On Jan. 24, while driving north on the 23 just past Olsen Road, a Caltrans dump truck was rear-ended in the No. 3 lane by a 2006 Dodge.  More...

Business

Super Bowl carries economy extra yard

County businesses see a sales boost thanks to big game

For Gemma Farah, the Super Bowl is not just a televised sporting event, it’s a full-blown party. Each year, about 70 to 80 friends and family members from all over the country gather at Farah’s Westlake Village home to watch the big game. More...

Sports

Musketeers trying to avoid the ‘what-if ’ game

Boys’ soccer squad needs a late-season push

Staring adversity in the face, the Moorpark High boys’ soccer team is a matador about to go toe-to-snout with a raging bull.  With three regular- season matches remaining, the Musketeers are scrapping for their playoff lives, hoping not to More...

Marmonte wrestling *nals Saturday at MHS

The Marmonte League’s top wrestlers will battle for superiority Saturday at Moorpark High.  Early action is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. More...

Hoosier dandy: Giants or Pats on Super Sunday?

Archenemies Stephen Dorman and Eliav Appelbaum debate the winner of Super Bowl XLVI

What kind of sicko pulls for the New England Patriots to win anything, much less a Lombardi Trophy?  Popped - col lar pr epp ies l ike Sully Appelbaum, that’s who.  Seriously, son, that ridiculous photo could easily pass as your senio More...

Police Blotter

Blotter

Jan. 15 An 18- year- old man was arrested and charged with participating in an illegal speed contest, following too closely and driving without a valid license on Princeton Avenue at Condor Drive. The man was cited and released. More...

Faith

The power of giving with no strings attached

“Through giving generously, you are entitled to expect that life will fill your desires. You alone can create that expectancy by your willingness to release the good you hold, in order to receive a greater good. More...

Peacemaking program

Unity of the Oaks Church invites the community to two workshops that will focus on peacemaking strategies for dealing with conflicts that arise in everyday life from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4 and 11 at the church, 1414 E. More...

Help for job seekers

A career transition workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 3 All That Jazz! 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Fundraiser for Thousand Oaks High School band boosters. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, no-host bar. More...

Columns

The root of the problem

Almost everyone heard reports of the thousands of trees that fell down during the strong winds in November and December.  Most of the damage this time happened to the east of the Conejo Valley, but it seems like every year a storm comes through More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Family, friends and football

It’s Friday—just a couple of days before the big game. Where you plan to watch the super match-up and with whom is just as important as the game itself, is it not?  More...