April 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

Health & Wellness

New building for a new generation

MEDICAL TRAINING—  Above, Moorpark  College Radiologic  Technology Program director Lupe Aldana, center, gives a tour of the new Moorpark College Health Science  Center building, at right, after its ofcial dedication on Apri More...

Briefs

Women talk about health, well being   Vibrant Woman, a free women’s conference, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., May 5 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Sports

Rockin’ some heavy metal

. Moorpark quartet launching long balls left and right

These Musketeers are the Queens of Crush.  Lexi Curt, Maddie Fleming, Amanda Lorenz and Nicole Pufahl are softball sluggers at Moorpark High who’ve been playing home run derby all season.  The quartet mashed 20 of the Musketeers&rsquo More...

Moorpark golf course going prime time

On Sunday at 11 a.m., Tierra Rejada Golf Club’s The Players Course will be featured in a PGA of America television special hosted by Gary McCord.  The show is scheduled to air on CBS Sports prior to coverage of the final round of the Zuric More...

Faith

Comforting the imprisoned

. Sherif ’s chaplain ministers to county inmates

“I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.”  More...

Prayer breakfast open to all faiths

Bob Brooks, retired Ventura County sheriff, will be the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 13th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 3 at the Gilbert Sports Center at California Lutheran University in Thou More...

Family

Solve a mystery with thomas the Tank Engine

The Fillmore & Western Railway Co. will offer a mystery train geared toward kids this weekend. Day Out with Thomas: Mystery On The Rails Tour 2012 will be on Fri., Sat. More...

Canines move, groove

DOGS STRUT THEIR STUFF—Above, Salinas resident Robert Michalski speeds through the agility course beside his dog, Wings, during the Dog Agility Racing Team regional competition at Arroyo Vista Community Park in Moorpark on April 22.  More...

Letters

Relay team creating tribute book

The Moorpark Relay for Life team named Random Acts of Kindness is creating a tribute book that will include photos and short tributes of loved ones we love and want to honor—in celebration of our survivors, in memory of the people we have lost More...

Council eases restrictions on day laborers

. City code deemed unconstitutional

Day laborers and other individuals in Moorpark will soon be legally allowed to solicit work, business or money in the public right-of-way, following a City Council vote to delete a current law from the city’s municipal code.  More...

Moorpark unifies fees to rent sportsfields

All nonprofit youth sports organizations with a use agreement in Moorpark will begin paying the same hourly fee to play or practice on public fields, regardless of how they recruit their players, according to a new city policy. More...

Full slate of candidates expected at Acorn-CLU debate

The Acorn Newspapers—in partnership with California Lutheran University and Time Warner Cable— will host a candidates’ forum at 7 p.m. Mon., May 7 inside CLU’s Lundring center (next to Gilbert gym) for the 26th U.S. More...

Community

Foundation tips hat to mayor

. Simi Chamber CEO also honored during hospital fundraiser

Simi Valley Hospital Foundation’s Hats Off to Women event tipped its proverbial hat to two local leading ladies whose work and service make a difference in their communities.  More...

New supply store comes with a cause

. ReStore proceeds beneft Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County has a new project in town, but it’s not houses.  The nonprofit affordablehome builder is opening a ReStore in Simi Valley.  The 18,000-square-foot discount home improvement store is in Mountain G More...

Schools

Moorpark kids get a healthy dose of fun

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Sex ed for special needs children

The Special Needs Parent Advocacy Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Fri., May 4 in Westlake Village. More...

Senior citizens provide scholarships

Fifteen Moorpark College students this year will receive $1,000 scholarships apiece from the nonprofit Moorpark Senior Citizens Inc., which established identical $15,000 scholarships to the college foundation and to the Moorpark Unified School Distri More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

March 30  A 24-year-old man was arrested in Grimes Canyon and charged with robbery and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.  April 7  More...

Two vie for county bench seat

Bradley Bjelke says if he’s elected to serve as a judge on the Ventura County Superior Court he will update technology and case management operations and breathe new life into the court.  More...

On The Town

Malone shines as Cabrillo’s comedienne

PLAY REVIEW Once Upon a Mattress

There’s a lot to be said for the Marian Paroos, Nellie Forbushes, and Maria Von Trapps of Broadway. You know, the lovely leading ladies who imbue a Broadway musical with romance, beauty and a melodious singing voice.  More...

Film puts modern spin on Shakespeare

As part of the 2012 Moorpark Arts Festival tomorrow, the High Street Arts Center will present a free screening of the awardwinning documentary “Shakespeare High,” produced by Kevin Spacey, at noon Sat., April 28 at the theater, 45 E. More...

Homage to Vienna

The Moorpark College Symphony Orchestra will present orchestra compositions written by famous composer —including Beethoven and Mozart—from Vienna, a cultural capital of Europe during the Hapsburg era, at 8 p.m. Sat., May 5 and 2 p.m. More...

Editorials

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Don’t lie around in May

To all the couch potatoes, smartphone junkies and computer-screen starers: There’s no excuse to stay home in May in Moorpark.  The weather? Can’t be. More...

Sobering facts about teens and alcohol

. Education and prevention should start at a young age

Communities play an important role in preventing underage drinking.  “Nearly 17 percent of young adults in California suffer from alcohol dependence or abuse,” said Michael S. Cunningham, acting director of the California   More...