June 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Food pantry founders sought for recognition

Ruben Castro’s daughter is searching for the original group of volunteers who donated their time and service to the Moorpark Food Pantry alongside her father in the 1970s and ’80s.  More...

Health & Wellness

The Other Side Of 50

Hepatitis C testing recommended for boomers   A few weeks ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a draft recommendation that all baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) take a one-time blood test to detect hepatitis C, More...

Surgery center receives accreditation

West Coast Vascular has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  Accreditation means that West Coast Vascular has met nationally-recognized standards for the provision of quality health care as set by More...

The facts about health screenings

Munria Husain, MD, family physician on staff at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, will discuss preventative health screenings for those age 60 and up at a free seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Rugby gals pummel and punish

Ashley Palmer doesn’t make excuses.  She’s hobbling on a highankle sprain at Woodside Park in Camarillo for a Tuesday night practice with the Ventura County Rugby Club.  Palmer’s dressed in street clothes, but she’s More...

Acorn reporter promoted to sports editor

A familiar name will lead the Acorn Newspapers’ sports department.  Eliav Appelbaum, 30, has been promoted from sportswriter to sports editor. More...

Southern Section honors spring sports standouts

The CIF-Southern Section announced the top studentathletes from baseball, softball and boys’ volleyball this spring.  Here is a list of the area standouts honored by the section:  Baseball  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 1 In the 600 block of Spring Street, a 49-year-old woman was arrested and charged with violation of a court order. She was cited and released. June 4 More...

On The Town

A berry happy Father’s Day

TASTE TESTER—Sherman Oaks residents Parisa and Brent Fischer, along with their 3-year-old son, Eriston, traveled to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark for a taste of fresh blackberries picked r More...

Comedy makes ‘much ado’ about romance

The 16th annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will open the 2012 season with “Much Ado About Nothing” in Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks.  Directed by CLU alumnus Kevin P. More...

Beer festival expands venue

The Moorpark Morning Rotary Club will present the third annual Moorpark Beer Tasting Festival at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Letters

He supports Zink

I am pro-choice, I support gay marriage and I am open minded to man’s contributions to climate, but there is such a thing as being too liberal; thus I was thrilled to see that challenger, Todd Zink, defeated Fran Pavely in the primary for the s More...

Calleguas officials: rising water rates to stabilize

End of drought, improvements to pipeline system sited as reasons why rising costs will subside

Water rates in Moorpark have been shooting upward like a broken sprinkler for the last six years, but officials are saying water bill increases will be more moderate and more predictable from this point forward. More...

County’s homeless count on rise

Moorpark one of the few cities to buck trend

While some say the country is pulling out of the recession, it’s clear from the latest Homeless Count that relief has not come to all in Ventura County.  The total tallied countywide this year was 1,936 adults and children,representinga3pe More...

She’s in the swim of things

WATER READY—Addison Armstrong, 5, of Moorpark, gets help from swimming instructor Allison Carroll before taking part in a class at Daland Swim School in Thousand Oaks on June 14. More...

Community

Two men arrested for heroin sales Animal hospital hosts benefit

Dog wash-athon to raise funds for family of accident victim

Two Simi Valley residents were arrested last week in connection with heroin sales in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.  On June 12, after a two-month investigation, narcotics detectives from the sheriff’s East County Street Team arrested Chad More...

Kings alumni tee off to fight cystic fibrosis

Golf classic will have dinner, auctions and cocktails

Los Angeles Kings legends Dave Taylor and Jim Fox will return to Moorpark on Monday to host the 24th annual Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic.  Oak Park resident Larry Zide, who lost his 4-year-old daughter Julie to the genetically inherited disease More...

At The Library

The Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Road offers these free programs in July.  Children  For preschool through grade five.  Dream Big! Summer Reading Club sign-ups continue through July 30. The following events will be at 2 p.m. More...

Schools

Moorpark kids learn the fun of fishing

L.A. Rod & Reel Club invites 12 children to join annual*shing trip

A dozen kids from Moorpark’s Boys & Girls Club will try for their first big catch this summer, after being selected this month to attend the nonprofit Los Angeles Rod & Reel Club Foundation’s 63rd annual Kids’ Fishing Trip. More...

Foster parents are needed

A Foster Parenting Informational Meeting Tuesday will discuss the rewards of foster parenting from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Teacher asks the tough questions

Grace Brethren Bible instructor challenges students to find faith

Figuring out what you believe is a challenging process.  Just ask Grace Brethren High School senior Bible teacher Jack Gibson.  “When you’re a child, you usually follow your parents’ faith,” said Gibson, who began te More...

Pets

Pet Of The Week

CUDDLE BUNNY—Jeanette, a 1-year-old chocolate-andtan bunny,was brought to the shelter when her family lost their home. She is very friendly and will even climb on your lap for cuddles. More...

Faith

The Art Of Being

“A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.’”  — Douglas Adams  Learning from mistakes   More...

Services at the synagogue

Congregation B’nai Emet will hold Shabbat services tonight, Fri., June 22 on the synagogue patio, overlooking Simi Valley, at 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley.  A pot-luck vegetarian dinner begins at 7 p.m. More...

VBS in Simi

Lighthouse Bible Church will host a free Vacation Bible School for all ages from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JUNE 22  Family Movie Night  6:30 p.m. at parish center, St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road. PG-13*lm. Drinks, food, snacks for sale. Bring chairs, blankets. Free. Phone: 805.480.1814. Web: www.stjulieschurch.org. More...

Editorials

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Opa! It’s a good time

The Greek word “philoxenia” may be difficult to pronounce, but its translation is quite simple: love to strangers.  It’s the perfect word to describe the Greek heritage, said the Rev. More...