May 4, 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

A workout for the whole family

MOVE YOUR FEET— Above, from left: Lupita Montes (7), Victoria Gentry (9), Savannah Gentry (4), and Yesenia Montes and Mackenzie Adam (both 5), exercise while dancing at the Moorpark Unified Sch More...

Volunteer with county Alzheimer’s Association

The Ventura County Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association seeks office volunteers to answer telephones; screen and direct calls and take messages; greet and assist families who come to the office; perform data entry, filing or faxing; o More...

Schools

Joining forces for the children

Nonprofit and preschool raise $7,000 to benefit families

It’s been almost 12 years since Keri and Mark Hatch lost their 6-month-old son, but little Dylan Gregory’s memory continues to live on through dozens of the community’s children.  Dylan was the Moorpark couple’s first-bor More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 14  An impounded trailer previously reported stolen was recovered on High Street at Walnut Canyon Road.  April 16  A man, 34, was arrested on Yale Avenue and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance.  More...

Family

Masters of the chessboard

CHECKMATE—More than 85 elementary school students from across Moorpark competed in thefifth annual Spring Chess Championship at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology on April 13. More...

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Grand Poobah

I can never say no.  I was helping my wife glue paper rainbow cutouts onto a page in one of her scrapbooks when my fatherin law called and asked me to check my email. I couldn’t say no.  More...

LA Lightning game to benefit school athletes

The Los Angeles Lightning will strike at Moorpark High School in a special fundraiser for the Musketeers’ athletic program.  Tip-off for the pro basketball game against the Gary Splash is set for 7 p.m. Sat., May 19.  More...

Columns

The Other Side of 50

Four movements to watch

Attending the Aging in America conference every year is my way of sharpening the saw. This was my fifth year attending this event, and I am amazed at how I always learn something new.  More...

On The Trail

Rattlesnake awareness tips  It’s rattlesnake season once again and time to make note of what you should and should not be worried about when encountering one of these slithery companions.  More...

Money pours into congressional race

26TH DISTRICT Campaignffnance reporting shows Strickland out front

With just over a month left until the June 5 primary election, the six candidates for Ventura County’s 26th U.S. More...

Nine youths arrested in home burglary

Authorities expect to make more arrests in connection with a Moorpark burglary that led to the apprehension of nine juveniles last week.  At about 2 p.m. More...

Community

Protect SUVs from thieves

High resale value makes third-row seats a target

Residents should be aware of recent thefts of the third row seats being taken from SUVs in both residential areas and public parking lots.  The third row seats have become frequent targets of theft as they have a high value on the resale market. More...

CVS must pay millions for improper disposal of waste

Ventura County to receive part of the $13.75 million settlement from nationwide chain

CVS was ordered to pay millions to settle allegations of improperly storing, handling and disposing of hazardous and pharmaceutical waste products in stores across the state.  The alleged violations occurred during a seven-year period at hundred More...

Event strives to outpace cancer

Moorpark’s 12th annual Relay For Life is this weekend

Moorpark resident Natalie Barbera was on her way to Northridge this week to help set up hospice care for her fatherin law. More...

Sports

Just warming up

High school elite use V.C. meet as a springboard to postseason success

The Ventura County Track and Field Championships had a little bit of everything.  Broken records. Personalbest times. Thrilling comebacks. More...

Top marks

The following high school student-athletes won Invitational events during last week’s Ventura County Track and Field Championships:  GIRLS   More...

Faith

The Art Of Being

“The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension between opposites.”  —C.G. Jung  Grow deep and stand tall   More...

Fundraiser bets on success

Parish hosts casino games, poker tourney

The Men’s Club of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church will host a Conejo Poker Challenge and Casino Night fundraiser on Sat., May19 in the parish hall, 155 E. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

“The Five-Year Engagement”

This movie requires at least three “leaps of logic.” First: Only in the movies do guys like Jason Segel end up with women who look like Emily Blunt. More...

Vote for fave at art show

Simi Valley Art Association Inc. will present the annual People’s Choice Award Show, an event for all SVAA painters, digital artists and photographers, at the Simi Valley Town Center Art Gallery on Sat. More...

Who’s a happy hound?

BIG SOFTY—Moorpark resident Katrina Van Tassell, 3, meets Ventura County Sheriff ’s Department Search and Rescue volunteer Bob Massey and his bloodhound, Fausto, during the second annual More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Take advantage of ticket amnesty

At some point in their motoring lives, most drivers will experience the gut-wrenching feeling of looking into their rearview mirror to find the red and blue lights of a police car signaling them to pull over.  For some, it happens more than once More...