October 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County poised for a comeback

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

There’s the old adage that if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour, it will change.  More...

Health & Wellness

Moorpark on the move

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Red Cross thanks local volunteers

Moorpark man named Volunteer of the Year

Arlene Reynolds went to Galveston, Texas in 2006 with the American Red Cross of Ventura County. She helped manage a kitchen in the coastal city that fed more than 100 people who were forced from their homes during Hurricane Isaac.  More...

Schools

The tools and technology of public safety

CAN I KEEP IT?—Above, Ethan Butler, 3, of Simi Valley tries out the large big rig that hauls the Ventura County Fire Department’s bulldozer during the third annual Public Safety weekend a More...

Wildlife and wine at zoo

Fundraiser supports college animal program

The Moorpark College Foundation and America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host the Rendezvous at the Zoo fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

Local athletes flip over National Gymnastics Day

Simi Valley mayor presents proclamation to Platinum Gymnastics

Platinum Gymnastics joined other gymnastics clubs across the country on Sept. 22 to celebrate National Gymnastics Day, which also honored the successes of Team USA at the 2012 Olympic games in London. More...

Family

Dance honors Mexican heritage

FLASH OF COLOR—Dancers from Ballet Folklorico Mestizo of Oxnard College perform Sept. More...

Used book sale at street fair

Fill a bag for $4

The Moorpark Friends of the Library will have a used book sale at $4 a bag from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at the Moorpark Country Days street fair on High Street.  Friends members pay $3 per bag. More...

Family legacy

PROUD MOMENT—Right, members of the Castro family celebrate during the official dedication and open house for the The Ruben Castro Human Services Center in Moorpark on Sept. 29.  More...

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 5

Ventura Harvest Festival Arts/Crafts Show   More...

SAT., OCT. 6

Garage Sale  7 a.m. to noon at St. Peter Claver Preschool, 5649 Pittman St., Simi Valley. Contact: Jennifer. Phone: 805.390. 4688.  Walk To End Poverty   More...

SUN., OCT. 7

Spirit Team Car Wash  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. $5 per vehicle. Fundraiser for school cheerleaders.  American Handwriting Analysis Foundation   More...

Columns

What Fred and Ricky can teach us about careers

Last week I was watching a rerun of “I Love Lucy” and got to thinking: What if we fastforwarded Ricky and Fred into today’s marketplace to see how their career choices would have turned out?  And what if we did the same exercis More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Don’t raise a bully

Parents across the country live in fear of their child being bullied at school. But how many take the time to think about whether or not their kid is the one doing the bullying?  More...

Country Days to rock morning, noon and night

Beer Tasting Festival on tap for 6 p.m.

The Moorpark Library will be the center of attention this Saturday when the city celebrates “100 Years of Reading” at the annual Moorpark Country Days festival. More...

School board backs Prop. 30 on ballot

ELECTION 2012

While Moorpark school board officials agree that both tax measures on the November ballot addressing education funding would be beneficial to the district, the board voted last week to stand behind only one—Gov. Jerry Brown’s Prop. 30. More...

Community

Meet Moorpark’s newest fire captains

Three men honored at promotional ceremony

In the split second before Ventura County firefighter Jason Hansen and his crew started trying to revive a young boy who’d gone into full cardiac arrest one Christmas Eve, he imagined what it would be like to be in the parents’ shoes.&nbs More...

City commissions seek applicants

The Moorpark City Council requests interested persons to submit an application for consideration for an appointment to the Moorpark Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission to fill five positions each for a twoyear ter More...

Poetry reading is razor-sharp

A program on the Razor Babes poetry and writing community will be presented from 2 to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Business

Mastering the art of style

Katsu Hair salon celebrates five years in Moorpark

When Katsuhisa Noridomi saw the 1975 American film “Shampoo” for the first time, his life was forever changed. More...

Sports

Dynamic duo is close on, off volleyball court

Hoelker and Jackson help Musketeers win four offirst six Marmonte matches

Olivia Hoelker vacations at Lake Mohave in Laughlin, Nev., every summer with her family.  Hoelker, an opposite hitter for the Moorpark High girls’ volleyball team, asked some teammates to go to the lake two years ago.  Three teammates More...

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Follow the Acorn on Twitter

Find Acorn sports reporters Gilberto  Manzano and Eliav Appelbaum on Twitter  @TheAcornSports   More...

Faith

Synagogue prepares for Sukkot celebration

Congregation B’nai Emet will celebrate the fall harvest holiday of Sukkot from 9 a.m. to noon Sun., Oct. 7 at 9 W. More...

Pet blessings

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will have a Blessing of the Animals service in honor of St. Francis feast day at 10:15 a.m. Sun., Oct. 7 on the patio behind the church at 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley.  The community is invited. More...

Prayers for the candidates

All churches invited in lifting up the nation to God

Different faiths may disagree about some things. But when it comes to the wellbeing of the nation, each one hopes for the best.  In the spirit of unity, Moorpark’s Fountain Foursquare Church launched on Sept. More...

On The Town

Acoustic music lovers

The following Songmakers song circles will meet in October.  Instrumentalists, singers and singer-songwriters of all levels of ability are invited to participate in an acoustic song circle. Listeners are welcome.  All events are free. More...

History’s ‘assassins’ transcend time, space

Play review ‘Assassins’

John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald: “Move your little finger and you can change the world.”  That sentence sums up Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins,” a sneeringly cynical musical that groups nine historical preside More...

Movie nut

There is real intelligence in “Looper.” As a science fiction thriller it relies less on fantastic effects and more on smart storytelling. And there’s not an alien in sight. More...

Letters

The power of working together

While attending the grand opening of the Ruben Castro Human Services Center that included the opening of the new Moorpark Pantry Plus, I couldn’t help but think of the story “Stone Soup.” It is a story about how a hungry stranger ca More...

His record is ‘embarrassing’

Tony Strickland has a truly embarrassing record when it comes to women’s health issues. And even worse, he just doesn’t seem to understand how damaging his extreme ideology is for women. More...

High-speed train derails

The high-speed rail that has been proposed is said to connect Los Angeles with San Francisco and improve the way we travel. However, there is a costly side to it. More...