January 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A special week for Moorpark eateries

If you’ve been thinking a long time about trying that restaurant around the corner but just haven’t had the chance yet, now might be your perfect opportunity.  In conjunction with Visit California and the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce More...

Health & Wellness

Flu virus making a big comeback

Vaccinations can reduce severity of symptoms

Experts predict residents will be reaching for cold medicine and chicken soup in the coming weeks as health workers brace for a harsher- than- usual flu season that has swept across the U.S. and made its way to Ventura County. More...

Seminar offers tips on how to keep the mind sharp

Scientists have learned a lot about memory and why some kinds of memory problems are serious but others are not. Although there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing memory loss or dementia, memory tricks can be helpful.  More...

Hormones are matters of the heart

After a study of hormone replacement therapy as a treatment for heart disease was published, the treatment became controversial.  In response, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will host a free community lecture from 10 a.m. More...

Schools

MHS track teams chase the groundhog

Community invited to inaugural road race

Moorpark runners are taking to the streets this Groundhog Day, during Moorpark High School’s inaugural 5K road race. The event, which benefits the high school’s award-winning cross country and track teams, takes place Saturday, Feb. More...

Scholarships needed for MHS students

The Moorpark High School College Career Center is looking for organizations or individuals who would like to dedicate or sponsor a scholarship for a loved one or a business.  Scholarships can be in any monetary amount. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

CUDDLY KITTEN—Fanny is a 5-month- old spayed female who was found as a stray and is now looking for a home. She is a true lap cat, very friendly and also gets along well with other cats. More...

Shelters offer half-price cat adoptions

The Ventura County Animal Services’ Animal Shelters in Simi Valley and Camarillo are having a special half-price cat adoption event this weekend, Fri. through Sun., Jan. 18 to 20.  During the event, cats can be adopted for $60. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“If you’re reading this . . . congratulations, you’re alive. More...

Panel to discuss religious discrimination

The next event in the “Something to Chew on” series sponsored by the Place Adventist Fellowship and Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will be a panel on religious discrimination since 9/11 at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

Anne Frank’s stepsister to speak

After surviving Auschwitz, she works for global peace

Eva Schloss, stepsister of author Anne Frank, will share her experiences with her childhood friend and the publishing of Frank’s diary at 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 21 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

On The Town

Tall ships ahoy at Oxnard harbor

Adventure and battle sails open for reservations

The topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain and the brig Lady Washington have returned to Channel Islands Harbor to offer family-oriented tall ship sailing excursions and cannon battles at the marina, 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard. More...

Pasta for dinner

Boy Scout Troop 611 will sponsor its 11th annual Authentic Italian Pasta Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Calendar

FRI., JAN. 18  Teen Game Night   More...

County’s cops, teachers partner for safer schools

Like other school districts across the country, the Ventura County Office of Education increased its awareness about campus violence following the 1999 assault at Columbine High School in Colorado.  More...

Send us your love notes

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart.  This Valentine’s Day, the Moorpark Acorn invites you to share with readers the moment you knew you were in love.  More...

Community

Meeting to discussfield lab cleanup

The Department of Toxic Substances Control will hold a public meeting regarding the effort to clean up the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.  The Provisional Radiological Look-Up Table Community Meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. More...

Cities want a piece of Prop. 30 pie

Cities throughout the state that contract with law enforcement agencies for police services, including five contract cities in Ventura County—Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks among them— would have missed out on additional funding fo More...

Making college affordable again

The cost of a public university education in California has almost doubled over the last five years, and hoping to protect students from more costly tuition hikes in the months ahead, state Republicans have introduced legislation to freeze tuition at More...

Business

Seminars help small businesses to thrive

SCORE will host free seminars, “How to Survive in Today’s Business Economy” and “Social Networking for Your Business,” from 6 to 9 p.m., Wed., Jan. 23 at the Grand Vista Hotel, 999 E. Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. More...

Sports

Musketeer girls’ soccer team rebounds on pitch

Savannah George didn’t anticipate a turnaround season for her Moorpark High girls’ soccer team.  George, a senior forward, had a reason to be concerned after the Musketeers endured two straight disappointing seasons.  More...

PLAYER TO WATCH

The senior is a rock at center midfield. More...

Team makes splash in San Diego

MAKING WAVES—The South Coast Water Polo U-16 boys’ team won gold at the San Diego Pacific Winter Classic. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Dec. 12  Grand theft and vandalism were reported in the 15100 block of Tierra Rejada Road.   Jan. 3  On Hitch Boulevard, a car trailer and other personal property were reported stolen.   Jan. 4  More...

Family

Rock step to MHS for Big Band Swing Night

Whether you prefer the lindy hop, the boogie-woogie, East Coast or West Coast swing, Moorpark High School is inviting you to show off your favorite dance moves at tonight’s second annual Big Band Swing Night.  The community event, featurin More...

Watch the whales swim by during excursions

Island Packers is offering half-day, non-landing narrated whale watching excursions from both Ventura and Channel Islands harbors in Oxnard.  Every year, an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 Pacific Gray Whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel More...

Kicking cancer

Kickball event benefits blood cancer research

A Simi Valley-based nonprofi t is planning a family fun event to help kick cancer. The Slice of Lime Foundation will host a charity kickball event with local World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) team CA Mercury on Sun., Jan. More...

Letters

Pantry had a lot of help

On behalf of the Moorpark Food Pantry, and in particular on behalf of the more than 400 families we serve, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all the organizations and individuals who collaborated with us to ma More...

Not a fan of politicians

Yesterday was New Year’s Eve. I watched the news on and off during the day. The politicians in Washington, D. C., were involved in another soap opera day at the Capitol. More...

Columns

The Other Side of 50

Favorite life-enhancing gadgets for boomers

You know that stage of life between being a young, healthy, vibrant 20-something and needing medication reminders and Lifeline pendants?  I think many of my friends and I are there.  More...