March 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

UCLA opens second Conejo Valley offce

Specialty services offered

Conejo Valley residents now have twice as much access to UCLA Health’s physicians, programs and services with the opening of a medical practice in Thousand Oaks. More...

Free health talks to address Chinese medicine, breast cancer

UCLA Health’s new Conejo Valley offices in Westlake and Thousand Oaks are partnering with Remedy Skin + Body to present a Distinguished Speaker Series featuring UCLA physicians.  The free monthly health talks will take place from 5:30 to More...

Los Robles Hospital names new chief of staff

Ramesh Vaidya Nathan, M.D. recently became the 25th physician to serve as chief of staff in the 45-year history of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Cool Classics

SCHOOL SHOW—At left, Walnut Canyon School student Robbie Perez of Moorpark gets the audience to clap along with his rendition of Michael Jackson’s “ Beat It” during the school’s talent show last week. More...

Education workshop helps parents, caregivers deal with difficult children

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area in collaboration with the Autism Society Ventura County will present a workshop to provide parents and caregivers with an overview of the concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Int More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LOOKING FOR LUCK—Milo, a mellow and sweet year-old German shepherd, is hoping that some leftover St. Patrick’s Day luck comes his way. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

March 11   In the 200 block of Los Angeles Avenue, an 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with petty theft. He was cited and released.  March 12   A residential burglary was reported on Ternez Drive.  March 15   More...

Family

The Other Side of 50

Hospitalizing a parent: 10 things to consider   Part one of a two-part series  The phone rings. Your 80-year-old mother has fallen. They suspect she has broken her hip. An ambulance is on its way.  More...

Much to do at the zoo

CAREFUL AIM— Above, America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College student Kyle Ford helps 5- yearold Brianna Bergstrom of Newbury Park use a giant slingshot to send a water balloonflying over the zoo fence toward giant painted targets during More...

Ways to inspire bookworms

A GOOD READ—At left, Donova Bavtista, 5, reads to Keynee, a golden doodle, and Linda Antczak, a volunteer with Love on a Leash, during Flory Academy’s Literacy Night on March 20. More...

Letters

Disagrees with her ‘facts’

This letter is in regard to the March 21 letter “Do you really need to fire 100 rounds in 30 seconds?”  Graven’s incorrect interpretation of the Second Amendment aside, her arguments against guns are simply false.  More...

Current guncontrol laws are tough enough

I have read several letters in the Acorn on the topic of gun control. One gentleman could not understand why we need so many guns. He then compared our problem with countries like Canada and Australia. More...

Council votes to change approval process for developments

Move may not bode well for housing project proposed for 3,800 acres north of Moorpark College

Less than a month after a Los Angeles-based developer unveiled its plan to build a large-scale residential development behind Moorpark College, city officials decided to change the approval process, potentially making it possible for them to reject c More...

City grants conditional use permit for RV storage lot

Former code enforcement agent says city turned a blind eye for years

After operating nearly 20 years without the proper permit, Moorpark’s sole recreational vehicle storage facility is now authorized to continue its business until at least 2018. More...

Community

Seeing the big picture

Those who cry foul over Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently released proposal on how to distribute school funding—a plan laid out in his 2013-14 budget making its way through Sacramento—are missing the big picture.  More...

City moves forward with new website

A new city website is in the works, and officials hope to have it ready for public use by the end of the year.  Next Wednesday, the Moorpark City Council will give its final approval on a business agreement with CivicPlus, a web design company t More...

Sheriff’s deputy, CHP officer honored for going above and beyond

For the past 26 years, Rotary club has presented awards to city’s law enforcement agencies

While introducing one of her officers at the Moorpark Rotary Club’s annual law enforcement awards luncheon last week, Lt. April Baxter joked that she’d soon be asking the mayor to expand her evidence room. More...

Business

Foundation gives grants to local nonprofits

The Harriet H. More...

Scholarships available to public works majors

The Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works Association is offering scholarships for high school students entering college or university in an engineering or public works-related major from any high school within the chapter’s membe More...

Career assistance for job seekers

The East County Job and Career Center at 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, offers these workshops that are free to job seekers. All classes run from 9 a.m. to noon.  More...

Sports

Freshman breaking Musketeer swim records

Roger Kriegl sets fastest times in boys’ 500 freestyle, 200 IM for Moorpark

Allie Fogleman had a breakout freshman season for the Moorpark High girls’ swim team last spring. This season, the Musketeer boys’ squad has a freshman sensation. Roger Kriegl is already rewriting the Moorpark record book. More...

Quakes rumble to tournament title

QUAKES ARE A HIT ON DIAMOND—The Moorpark Quakes won the 2013 U-8 Division Baseball Championship at the Heaters MLK Weekend Tournament in Simi Valley. More...

Faith

Easter service welcomes the sunrise

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park will host the 46th annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. More...

Breakfast at Trinity

The Senior High Youth Group at Trinity Lutheran Church will serve an Easter breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 9 a.m. Sun., March 31 in the parish hall, 2949 Alamo St., Simi Valley.  Tickets are $6 at the door. A family of immediate members is $20. More...

Catholic school offers full-day kindergarten

St. Rose of Lima School at 1325 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, recently announced the introduction of a full-day accredited kindergarten program for the 2013-14 school year.  More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

This is the behind-the-scenes story of the decision that gave the Japanese the will to rebuild their devastated country after World War II. It’s a true tale of two very different cultures.  More...

Strawberry fest wants tasty recipes

Grand prize is a four-night cruise

The 30th annual California Strawberry Festival is taking submissions for the Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest to find the tastiest non-baking strawberry dish. More...

Family fun on the farm

Underwood Family Farms will host a Spring Break Special from Mon. More...