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Health & Wellness

Stay right where you are, germs

Inventor’s door handle reduces the spread of microorganisms

While sitting down to a meal at one of his favorite Camarillo restaurants more than three years ago, local inventor John Buck had a revelation that door handles carry many of the germs that make people sick. More...

Simi hospital celebrates healthy hearts

Flash mob tonight kicks off awareness month

February is American Heart Month so Simi Valley Hospital will offer the following free activities in Simi Valley to raise awareness about heart health and heart disease. Feb. More...

Business

Pet store owners continue to grapple with puppy mill issue

The customer cuddling a snow-white Maltese puppy had many questions to ask during her recent visit to Love’s Pets store in Agoura Hills. More...

Sports

Moorpark’s Pitta ready for Super Bowl

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta recently reconnected with old friends from the neighborhood.  Now the local football star is getting ready to play in the Super Bowl.  More...

Crescent City clash: 49ers or Ravens on Sunday?

Rookie Gilberto Manzano and veteran Eliav Appelbaum debate the winner of Super Bowl XLVII

So this is an Acorn sports Showdown? This can’t be too hard. I just need to reference a few old movies that no one under 30 has ever heard of, make jokes that only Jeff Ross fans would appreciate and take a goofy mug shot. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Jan. 17  In the 200 block of West Los Angeles Avenue, a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with petty theft. He was cited and released.   A woman, 44, was arrested on Flory Avenue and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. More...

Faith

Author examines relationships and faith

‘Sacred Intersections’

Oak Park resident Steve Adams has published a warm and introspective faith-based work, “Sacred Intersections: Enjoying and enhancing the stories around us.”  Published by ThreeFiveSix Press and available online, the 112-page work is More...

Church lights up at anniversary services

Discovery Church in Simi Valley celebrates 10 years

For many, this coming Sunday is all about football. But for Discovery Church, the day is super for another reason. On Feb. 3, the nondenominational Christian church will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. More...

That’s a wrap

Men can learn use of tefillin

Temple Etz Chaim will host the “World Wide Wrap” at 8 a.m. Sun., Feb. 3 at 1080 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

How to improve the bus system

This letter is in regard to the Jan. 25 article “City wants to partner with large companies, colleges to increase bus use.”  More...

Breaking News - 2/7/2013 2:10 PM

LAPD officer’s shooting spree included Moorpark victim

Keith Lawrence a star athlete at MPHS

    A statewide manhunt was launched Thursday morning for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing a Moorpark High School graduate and his fiancée last week in Irvine, Calif.    Keith Lawrence, 27, had More...

War on drugs starts at home

Parents asked to talk openly with teens about dangers of abuse

Drug abuse prevention begins at home, experts said during a community drug forum at Moorpark High School last week. On Jan. More...

Love notes due by noon

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

Animal shelter opens foster program to public

Purpose is to lower the euthanasia rate

To help save more animals, the county shelter has opened up its foster program to the public. More...

Parents can’t stay silent about drugs

There’s an ancient Japanese image that shows three monkeys sitting side by side. The first monkey covers its ears; the second monkey covers its mouth, while the third covers its eyes. More...

Warm welcome for returning soldiers

Foundation seeks volunteers for inaugural salsa festival

On June 10, 2011, Army Specialist Robert Ruvalcaba came home to Moorpark after completing his first tour of duty in Afghanistan. All he expected on his monthlong leave was to rest, relax and spend some quality time with his family and friends. More...

Schools

MHS seeking more scholarships

Grants in any amount can help students attend college

All four of Diana Prickett’s children went to college without having to take out a single student loan. More...

Education funds available for transfer students

The Assistance League of Ventura County is seeking applicants for six $2,500 scholarships for the 2013 school year.  Students who are residents of Ventura County, have a two-year degree, and are transferring from a community college to a four-ye More...

Teens can try out for spring baseball

Simi Valley league welcomes players from Moorpark

Simi Valley Spring Baseball registration and tryouts for players 13 to 15 years old will be taken in person from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 9 and 10 at the Babe Ruth Complex on Royal Avenue between Sequoia and Tapo Canyon roads in Simi Valley. More...

Pets

A healthy pet is a happy pet

Just as people can become tense and stressed out by daily life, so too can a dog or cat. More...

Pet of the Week

BOW WOW—Altair, a playful, 1-year-old German shepherd/pitbull mix, would be the perfect companion for an active person. He would make a great running partner or agility dog! More...

Family

Reality parties give a strong shot of truth

Parents get a glimpse into teen party scene

Drugs. Sex. Booze. They’re all commonplace at your average high school “rager,” say members of Straight Up Ventura County. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

This is a thin story with too many loose threads, partially developed characters and potentially interesting ideas abandoned too soon.  What should have been a tight thriller turns into a movie that follows as crooked a path as the politician wh More...

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 1  Ed Schevick’s Science Lab  4 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Interactive presentation with science gadgets for school-age children. Free. Phone: 818.865.9230.  All That Jazz!   More...