September 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote for vacation pics

Voting is open for the 2012 Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest.  Cast votes online by visiting www.theacorn.com and clicking on the photo contest button. Voting ends Oct. More...

Health & Wellness

New facility for Simi Valley Hospital

FIRST SHOVELFUL—From left, Simi Valley Hospital physicians Dr. Irma Harriman and Dr. Kant Tucker; Kim Milstien, president and CEO; Dr. More...

Start the day with a nutritious breakfast

As children return to school, it's important to start their day with a nutritious breakfast.  According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground with better conce More...

Safe riding tips aboard the school bus

According to the U.S. More...

Sports

Moorpark goes green on links

girls’ golf report Marmonte League

High school girls’ golf has hit the fairways—and the competition is heating up.  Thousand Oaks, arguably the deepest team in Ventura County, will try to continue dominating the Marmonte League.  Westlake is in the mix for a Marm More...

Moorpark football hits road

The Moorpark High football keeps on trucking.  The Musketeers are a perfect 3-0 entering today’s 3 p.m. road game at Palos Verdes (0-3).  Moorpark survived a close call at home against Newbury Park last weekend. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 15  A 22-year-old man who works as a pharmacy technician was arrested in the 600 block of Spring Road and charged with providing a controlled substance without a prescription.  Sept. 4  More...

Family

Victory is a lasting memory

BIG DREAMS—The Thrashers, made up of boys from Moorpark and the Conejo Valley, won the U-11 Big League Dreams Labor Day tournament Sept. 1 to 3 in West Covina. More...

‘Yankees’ strikes out

Simi production based on 1994 Broadway revival

Anyone remember New Coke, the marketing campaign for Coca-Cola that famously fizzled back in 1985? The same thing happened in 1994 when Broadway revived the classic 1955 hit musical “Damn Yankees.”  More...

A unique type of art

SQUASH SCULPTURE—Westlake resident Leni Field shows her friend Camille King of Camarillo the bird’s head she shaped from pieces of gourds and painted in brilliant colors during a gourd ar More...

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 21

Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated   More...

SAT., SEPT. 22

Recycling Day  8 to 11 a.m. at Thousand Oaks High School tennis court parking lot off Avenida de Las Flores. Plastic bottles and aluminum cans accepted. Fundraiser for TOHS girls’ water polo team.  Car Wash Fundraiser   More...

SUN., SEPT. 23

Topanga Vintage Market  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Outdoor market of 150 vendors. Collectibles, antiques, vintage. $2 admission. Children under 12 free. Leave pets at home. More...

Letters

Treat flag with respect

During the recent observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I noticed many more U.S. flags being displayed. More...

Says letter shows ‘bias and bigotry’

This is my first, and hopefully last, letter to the editor, but Lisa Padilla again shows her own bias and bigotry towards all things Republican and Christian with her Sept. More...

Has words for Obama

Day by day I watch the news concerning our country’s problems with creating jobs for Americans. We don’t need to create jobs. More...

Future city employees most affected by state pension reform

Retirement age for cops and firefighters pushed to 57 for maximum benefits

Complying with California’s new pension reform law will be a relatively simple task for Moorpark, since the city is not planning to hire any new employees in the near future, city officials said this week.  On Sept. 12, Gov. More...

Shooting investigation leads to 10 arrests

Ten Moorpark residents were arrested last week after police served multiple search warrants as part of an ongoing investigation into two gang-related shootings that occurred in the city in August.  More...

Brownley accuses Strickland of illegal contributions

ELECTION 2012

Democratic congressional candidate Julia Brownley filed a formal complaint last week with the Federal Elections Commission alleging her Republican opponent, Tony Strickland, accepted $5,000 in illegal contributions after the donation deadline for the More...

Community

Which way is up?

FEELING WOBBLY—Brooke Yasman, 16, attempts to walk a straight line while wearing a pair of goggles meant to simulate the vision of a drunk driver during the State Farm Insurance Celebrate My Dr More...

November ballot looms large for schools

MUSD board will discuss which proposition to officially endorse

Moorpark Unified School Board members haven’t officially endorsed either of the two bills on the November ballot intended to help fund California’s public schools.  More...

Nonprofit offers youth a ‘stepping stone’ to adulthood

Casa Pacifica opens housing program

Allison Bravo doesn’t know who her parents are.  Now 19, Bravo has spent her life alternating between living in a group home and staying with a foster family that was not a good match. More...

Business

Contractor cleans up after fence scam

Guardian Fence completes work promised by con man

The Simi Valley-based fence contractor who was victimized in a recent identity theft scam is now trying to make things right with his customers, despite not being liable for fraudulent work bids valued at more than $12,000.  More...

Schools

A bronze victory for varsity team

TOURNEY TIME—The Moorpark High School varsity water polo team took third place in its division, winning three of four games in the Conejo Classic Tournament Sept. 7 and 8. More...

Admissions open at CSUCI

Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo is offering admission for the fall 2013 semester to first-time freshmen, transfer students and graduate students.  Applications will be accepted from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. More...

Pinecrest flourishes despite down economy

Moorpark private school begins its 12th year

The down economy continues to impact enrollment at Moorpark’s Pinecrest School as it has at other private schools throughout the state. Pinecrest began its year Sept. More...

Pets

Pets of the week

WHERE’S FRED?— Barney is a 3-year-old brown boxer. He is friendly with people and knows basic commands. If you would like to adopt Barney, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Sweet wishes for the High Holiday season

Chabad of Moorpark to host Yom Kippur services

With the sounding of the ram’s horn and prayers for a “sweet” new year, the Jewish community rang in the Hebrew year 5773 during Rosh Hashanah last Sunday night.  The two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah began this year at sundown More...

Art of being

“You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. More...

Worship, seminar to release God’s healing

Conejo Valley Healing Rooms will present a two-day Worship and Healing Weekend Fri. and Sat., Oct. 5 and 6 at Lighthouse Church, 3353 Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park.  More...

On The Town

Acorn Epicurean

I was recently inspired to broaden my culinary horizons after visiting Upaush Masala Indian Food and Grocery in Simi Valley.  Owner Manish Sharma came to the United States 20 years ago from New Delhi. More...

Talent contest for teens

Local celebrity Sade Champagne and the Thousand Oaks Teen Center will host the second annual Ventura County 2012 Vocal Superstar Competition, an amateur singing contest that raises funds for BrittiCares International, a nonprofit organization dedicat More...

Movie Nut

Finance is a discipline of dollars and decimal points, of big numbers and small details. More...

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Vacation memories

It’s inevitable. School is back in session and autumn is almost here. But if you’re already longing for another vacation, don’t worry. More...