March 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Final field set for congressional race

Six candidates make up the fi- nal field for the newly drawn 26th Congressional District, following last Friday’s filing deadline. More...

Chamber chief bids adieu

Patrick Ellis, president/CEO of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, is resigning his post to take an offer in Riverside County.  Ellis, who became Chamber president in December 2007, will take over as president/CEO of the Murrieta Chamber of Comme More...

Health & Wellness

Recognize the signs of heart failure

It’s possible for a person to be suffering from one of the most common and often misdiagnosed heart conditions and not know it.  According to the Heart Failure Society of America, 5-million Americans are affected by heart failure and many More...

The Other Side Of 50

California caregivers stressed, in poor health

Compared to caregivers in the rest of the United States, those in California have higher levels of stress and poorer health.  To many of us who work with family caregivers in multiple states, those facts seemed obvious, but we now have data to s More...

Schools

District physical education program is A+

Moorpark Unified is getting recognized for its PEP.  On March 20, Moorpark school district coordinators for the Carol M. More...

We have a dream

Essay winners write about MLK

Iota Phi, the Moorpark chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, recently sponsored its inaugural essay contest for third, fourth and fifth grade students in the Moorpark Unified School District.  The students wrote on the topic “How has Martin Luther More...

Improve your child’s reading skills

Parents want their children to do the best they can at school. And reading every day is one of the most effective ways to become a lifelong reader and learner.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Feb. 28  In Thousand Oaks, a 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with committing identity theft in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark. More...

Family

Environmentally speaking

Tropical birds at home in SoCal

On a mild and clear winter day some two or three years ago, I set out on a hike with a friend in Malibu’s renowned Escondido Falls trail, just off Pacific Coast Highway near Point Dume.  A well-traveled trail, Escondido Falls did not prese More...

Rock out, Moorpark!

HIGH-ENERGY SHOW—Bassist Emily McCrite and drummer Trevor Visser, both 13, with their band Skick play original songs for Moorpark residents during the band jam at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Ce More...

Calendar

Country music for birthday party

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will celebrate March birthdays with a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Wed., March 28 at the center, 799 Moorpark Ave. More...

Welcoming for Jef Gorell

Last year California Assemblymember and reservist Jeff Gorell was called back to active duty with the U.S. Navy for a oneyear deployment to Afghanistan. He has completed this second tour of Afghanistan with the Marines at Camp Leatherneck.  More...

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years

On March 12 Girl Scouts celebrated their 100th anniversary.  More...

Editorials

The first Girl Scout

Girl Scouts celebrated its 100th anniversary earlier this week. The girl-centered organization with a reported 3.2 million members in the U.S. More...

Council votes to fund redevelopment projects

Money will go toward economic development and afordable housing

In the wake of the abolishment of redevelopment agencies across the state, Moorpark city officials will dip into city funds in order to continue local economic development and affordable housing efforts.  More...

Cost of city’s fireworks show heads skyward

Visitors to the city’s July 3 Fireworks Extravaganza will have to pay $4 for admission this year, after the Moorpark City Council approved a $1 ticket price increase last week. More...

Raising money for a mission

GOOD CAUSE—Above, Anne-Marie Warner, the prayer director at the Fountain Foursquare Church in Moorpark, accepts a donation from Moorpark resident More...

Community

Motorcyclist dies in collision

A Chatsworth man died last week when the motorcycle he was driving collided head-on with a vehicle in Simi Valley.  According to a police report, the collision occurred at about 6 p.m. More...

Dialysis center to open in Moorpark

A Fortune 500 company specializing in kidney care is slated to open a 15,921-square-foot clinic at the Patriot Commerce Center in Moorpark later this year.  Denver-based DaVita Inc., which provides dialysis services and related care at more than More...

Next generation of service

Moorpark Rotarians support new Interact Club at high school

Moorpark High School juniors Krishna Vaghasia, Shelly Chicasawa, Nicole Jaeckel and Jackie Hartono were hoping to get better involved with the community this school year.  The four friends went to a club fair in the fall to survey their extracur More...

Sports

Meet animal stars at college zoo’s Spring Spectacular

The 22nd annual Spring Spectacular event will take place three weekends at the five-acre America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road.  The event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24, 25 and 31, and April 1, 7 and 8.  More...

Southern Section’s playo proposal draws criticism from football coaches

The road to a CIF-Southern Section football championship just took a major detour for Marmonte League schools.  Late last week, the CIF-SS released its two-year proposed playoff groupings for all high school varsity sports.  Among the bigge More...

MHS netters battle through tough times

Moorpark High’s new boys’ volleyball coach knows there will be growing pains.  The Musketeers lost nine seniors from last year’s roster to graduation.  First-year head coach Jesse Webster’s task is to help rebuild th More...

Faith

The Art Of Being

“By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.” — Albert Schweitzer  Reverence thyself first   More...

Tour Israel with Simi Valley synagogue

Community Passover Seder on April 7

Congregation B’nai Emet will present these events at the synagogue, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley.  For more information or to RSVP for the Seder, call (805) 581-3723 or go to the website www.congregationbnaiemet.org.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Acorn Epicurean

If you’re looking for a wee bit of Irish hospitality, a perfectly poured Guinness beer and plenty of corned beef, cabbage and Irish stew this St. More...

Simi Valley gets the blues

Michael John’s seventh annual Simi Valley Blues Festival will take place at on Sat., April 28 at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, 2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley, Saturday. More...

Letters

Lutheran pastor clarifies quote on faith, God’s grace

I wanted to thank the Moorpark Acorn for running such a wonderful article March 9 on our church.  Darleen Principe did a marvelous job and I really appreciate it! Our church was thrilled!  More...

Says genetically altered food is harmful to body

When I first learned about genetically modified foods, I was dismayed to find out that many genetically modified plants have had antibiotic resistant marker genes inserted into them.  More...

Dem voter will back Pollock’s choice for Congress

David Pollock showed class and wisdom when he withdrew from the 26th District Congressional race. He was the best candidate.  The party did not back him, and that is unfortunate for all of us. More...