April 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Alzheimer’s Association names new director

Rosemary Flores-Gordon has been hired as the area director for the Alzheimer’s Association Ventura County Regional Office. More...

Summit addresses senior health, well-being

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors and the Ventura County Health Care Agency have partnered to organize the third countywide Senior Summit on Sat., April 21 at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo.  The conference will focus on integratin More...

Health Briefs

Get educated about diabetes   Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will have free diabetes classes at these locations and times:  More...

Sports

3 contenders emerge in pennant chase

Marmonte League softball midseason report

Life on the softball diamond is getting interesting in the Marmonte League.  There are three undisputed big dogs at the top of the food chain—Simi Valley, Moorpark, and Royal, with the Pioneers entering Thursday’s action as the leagu More...

Musketeers leave foes green with envy

Spring after spring, the Musketeers have attempted to penetrate the Marmonte League’s upper strata, to no avail.  The Moorpark High boys’ golf team had never been a serious contender in the Marmonte—until now.  “This More...

Faith

Raising his voice for the Lord

New preacher leads Camarillo Church of Christ

It may be more than Alan Beard’s a cappella singing that has doubled the congregation at Camarillo Church of Christ.  The energetic preacher also has an innate ability to connect the teachings of the Bible to daily life, said the church&rs More...

Service remembers Holocaust victims

Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries will honor the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Out of Africa

The women of the community are invited to the annual United Methodist Women’s Spring Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., April 28 in Dickerson Hall, United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks 1000 E. Janss Road.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

Music festival to showcase young talent

Auctions for talent show on April 29

The 22nd annual Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise’s Cajun & Blues Music Festival will present a talent show featuring children ages 17 and under.  The festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend on May 26 and 27 at Rancho Santa Susana More...

College theater razzles, dazzles in ‘Chicago’

Play review

“Chicago,” the hit Broadway musical that satirizes corruption and celebrity in the 1920s, has been one of the more enduring hits in theater history. More...

Children’s choir seeks singers

The Master Chorale Children’s Choir is taking registrations for the 2012- 2013 session.  The Children’s Choir is a first-place award-winning group of 80 students who sing with the Master Chorale and also present their own concerts.&n More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

You and the race for Congress

Six candidates make up the final field for the newly drawn  26th U.S. Congressional District, which includes Westlake Village, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Camarillo. More...

Health opinion

How does the health reform law impact Medicare?

We hear a lot of back and forth these days about the Affordable Care Act— aka the federal health reform law—but not much about how it affects people with Medicare.  When you sort through all the rhetoric, one thing is clear: The two- More...

Moorpark woman, 90, hit by truck and killed

Cause of fatal accident still under investigation

Moorpark police are investigating whether an elderly woman, who died in the hospital Monday morning, fell in front of an oncoming truck during a medical emergency or was struck by the vehicle while walking near Campus Park.  Choko Takegami Jauss More...

Give Mom her moment

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 13, and the Moorpark Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves.  More...

Community

Healing Haiti through arts

Actor Rainn Wilson speaks about volunteer mission that uses drama and visuals to empower Haitian girls

Rainn Wilson swung his arms and stomped his feet like a monkey, while chanting lines of gibberish on the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center stage last week.  More...

State agency trying to locate missing hard drives containing personal info

The personal information of more than 800,000 children and adults may be compromised after several computer hard drives containing the data went missing from the California Department of Child Support Services earlier this month.  More...

Contests challenge teens to shine

Alliance calls on songwriters to pen lyrics about environmental sustainability

The Ventura County Community Foundation is staging two contests as a way for youths to donate their time and talent to local charitable causes.  The “Give Big Give Back Challenge” is open to Ventura County students in grades seven th More...

Schools

School board approves incentive to entice about 90 teachers to retire

Moorpark Unified School District officials, in an effort to reward senior faculty members for their service and save the district around $ 100,000 in payroll over the next five years, are encouraging about 90 teachers to retire early with a special i More...

A classical performance for Walnut Canyon

WITH FEELING—Above, Andrew Janss, a professional cellist and former Thousand Oaks resident, presents a special concert for the students at Walnut Canyon School in Moorpark on April 11. More...

Y celebrates healthy kids

Free activities for the whole family

YMCA Healthy Kids Day will take place on Sat., April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  The free annual event brings attention to healthy lifestyle choices for children and families. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 5  A residential burglary was reported on Cherry Grove Street. About 30 bottles of beer were stolen out of the victim’s refrigerator in the garage.  April 6  More...

Family

A stunning string of music

PITCH PERFECT—Above, Mesa Verde Middle School violinists play during the Moorpark District Strings Concert on April 11 at Moorpark High School. More...

The universal language of sculpture

Moorpark Arts Festival to feature Camarillo artist

As a child in Beijing, China, BiJian Fan would play with his friends by folding figures with origami paper.  The 50-year-old artist, who now lives in Camarillo, said he learned the traditional craft of paper folding from his grandmother.  More...

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 20

Moorpark Chamber Networking Breakfast  7:30 a.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Door prizes. $15 members with RSVP. $20 without RSVP and for nonmembers. Contact: Abigail Sichmeller. Phone: 805.529.0322. More...

SAT., APRIL 21

Garage Sale  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Parkway Drive, between Charter Oak and Brookhill drives, Camarillo. All proceeds benefit MOMS Club of Camarillo West. Phone: 805.419.3419. Web: http:// momsclubcamarillowest.yolsasite.com. More...

SUN., APRIL 22

Outdoor Vintage Flea Market  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Rain or shine. Vintage, antiques, collectibles, up-cycled art vendors. $2 admission, free parking. More...