August 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Congressional race one of the most expensive in U.S.

In one of the most expensive current races for a seat on the House of Representatives, the campaign war chests in Ventura County’s 26th U.S. More...

Health & Wellness

Hospice leader to begin a new chapter

Director to continue volunteering after stepping down from post

Maria Prescott knows firsthand the pain of losing a loved one.  In 1969, after three weeks of active duty in Vietnam, her older brother, Isaac Edward Heath, was mortally wounded while on a reconnaissance mission with his National Guard unit. More...

Summertime splash

WILD WATER—Mike Streif of Moorpark plays with his kids—Ethan, 8, and Savanah, 7—during the Conejo Recreation and Park District-sponsored family fun day at California Lutheran Univer More...

Get involved

The California Central Coast Chapter of Walk to End Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers to become team captains, make calls, distribute posters, work in the office or help on walk days: Sat., Sept. 15 at Channel Islands Harbor and Sat., Sept. More...

Schools

A do-it-yourself pizza party

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers LITTLE CHEFS—Above, Pizza N More owner Krish Abtin, right, shows Moorpark campers Amelia Stomp, 9, left, and Courtney Johnson, 8, how to make their own personal pizz More...

Teachers get schooled at literacy workshop

In the constantly evolving field of education, teachers must often play the role of student.  “It’s really important to stay abreast of everything,” said Mary Nicks, a special education teacher at Flory Academy of Sciences and More...

Acorn Bits

Honor roll

•Moorpark resident Ashley Whitelaw made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. More...

Faith

Living out and teaching the Golden Rule

COMMENTARY Doing unto others

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”  — Leviticus 19:18   These words are what we try to teach our children. More...

On The Town

The race is on to rule the airwaves

Play review ‘The Farnsworth Invention’

Turn off the boob tube and head to the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse for “The Farnsworth Invention,” a play about the invention of television that’s more entertaining than a reality show. More...

Columns

The Other Side Of 50

Seniors struggle financially   Today’s news stories speak volumes: Seniors struggle to make ends meet. More elderly people find they can’t afford not to work. Baby boomers are compelled to support parents.  More...

Homes proposed for school lot

No date set for start of construction

A 22-acre lot in the Moorpark Highlands that was originally set aside for a neighborhood school is still sitting vacant, more than two years after the City Council approved a proposal to build 133 singlefamily homes on the property instead.  More...

Challenger enters race

ELECTION Moorpark City Council

A new challenger has stepped into the ring for the race to City Council.  Commercial real estate broker Ken Simons, a six-year resident of Moorpark, officially submitted paperwork last Friday to place his name on the November ballot.  More...

Party polls may dictate funding from D.C.

The election for Ventura County’s 26th U.S. More...

Community

Solider personifies bravery under fire

Medal of Honor recipient speaks about lives saved and lost

Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta has been described as both humble and heroic, and at a recent speaking engagement at the Reagan Library, he showed why.  Even with the medal clasped around his neck, Giunta insisted the award—the n More...

Club hits a hole in one with golf tourney

Dayna and Mike Lemmo, owners of Lemmo’s Grill in Moorpark, donated $7,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark during a brief presentation ceremony at the local eatery on Aug. 3.  More...

Lottery funds help little in school budget crisis

District receives $198 per student from games

When state lawmakers proposed creating the California Lottery in 1984, they did so with the stated intention of generating supplemental funding for public education.  More...

Business

Restaurant Serves Up Fiery Asian Fare

Within Ventura County there exist a multitude of Chinese restaurants of varying quality. More...

Sports

Returning to the field

Olympian will suit up for U.S. field hockey team

Brian Spencer made a lot of enemies during his field hockey glory days.  When the Moorpark man was playing for the United States national field hockey team, he even managed to anger the king of Malaysia.  On the king’s birthday, Spenc More...

Pets

Pet Of The Week

GOOD GIRL—Autumn is a 2-year-old female brown and black German shepherd. She is a little shy but walks well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Autumn, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

July 14  Police arrested a 37-year-old man and charged him with being under the influence of a controlled substance and displaying false registration tabs on his vehicle on Arroyo Drive.  July 20  On Mallory Court, a 19-year-old man wa More...

Family

Key band member rocks out

MAKING MUSIC—Above, keyboardist Ben Babylon performs with The Ben Babylon Band during Arroyopalooza, an all-day outdoor concert at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center in Moorpark on Aug. 4. More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., AUG. 11  Channel Islands Maritime Museum Parking Lot Sale  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in parking lot at South Victoria Avenue and Channel Islands Boulevard, Channel Islands Harbor. More...