April 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

City faces $1-million budget shortfall

Costs up, revenue down

Because of rising costs and slow-growing revenues, Moorpark is facing a $1-million budget shortfall in fiscal year 2013-14, according to city officials.  While presenting a budget snapshot during the April 3 City Council meeting, Moorpark Financ More...

Health & Wellness

Alzheimer’s cafes provide social outlet

The Alzheimer’s Association Ventura County Regional Office offers families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia opportunities to socialize and get support during any one of five monthly Alzheimer’s cafes in Ventura Cou More...

County health care agency names new director

Rigoberto Vargas, 44, has been promoted to Public Health Director for the Ventura County Health Care Agency.  More...

Free shots for families in T.O.

Westminster Free Clinic and the Thousand Oaks Rotary will provide free immunizations for families from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., April 17 at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. More...

Sports

Veteran, rookie lead Musketeers

Senior Dearborn, freshman Magnani propel Moorpark girls’ track andfield

The Moorpark High girls’ track and field team is in good hands this season, with standouts Hannah Dearborn and Michelle Magnani leading the charge.  Dearborn, a senior, is the Musketeers’ top sprinter. More...

Moorpark baseball ready for Royal

The Moorpark High baseball team plays at home against Royal at 3:30 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

March 28  In the 100 block of West Los Angeles Avenue, a man, 24, was arrested and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.  March 29  More...

Family

Music to their ears

Seniors join ensemble for love of the classics, new friendships

The group of musicians sat in a circle and played Vivaldi’s “ Spring” on string instruments. Their bows moved in synchroni city, but to Dianne Rammon’s professionally trained ear, something didn’t sound quite right. More...

Benefit dinner goes to the dogs

DOUBLETROUBLE—Above, Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies Patrick Hayes, left, and Ken Rushing, right, watch as their police dogs Gango and Aco attack Daniel Inglis during a demonstrat More...

Celebrate nature during Earth Day

Multiple activities ofered countywide on April 20

The community is invited to any and all of the following Earth Day/Arbor Day events. Admission is free.  For more information, contact the individual event.  Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 12  Westlake Village Encore Club  9:30 a.m. to noon at Westlake Village Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. White elephant sale, refreshments. Guests welcome.  Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club   More...

Police target alleged taggers

Authorities say suspected teens had evidence of graffiti in their homes

Two more alleged graffiti vandals, both juveniles, have been arrested in connection with a recent tagging crime spree in Moorpark. More...

Housing development proposal may skip review process, go straight to public hearing

The City Council now has until May 15 to decide whether a developer’s pre-application to build a large-scale residential neighborhood behind Moorpark College will skip committee review and go straight into a public hearing. More...

Community

Longtime Rotarian wears many hats

Hats Off for Women event recognizes Linda Plaks today

When Linda Plaks was elected the first female president of the Moorpark Rotary Club in 1994, a few male members decided to leave the club. But she didn’t take it personally. More...

‘Inherit the Wind’ opens tonight at theater

Performances run weekends through May 12

The High Street Arts Center will present “Inherit the Wind,” America’s greatest courtroom drama, from Fri., April 12 through May 12 at 45 E. High St., Moorpark.  Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. More...

Foodies delight at Wine and Moonlight event

Kiwanis fundraiser is April 21

The Moorpark Kiwanis Club’s signature fundraising event, Wine and Moonlight, is shaping up to be their biggest and best yet. More...

Schools

Teen Council members have a say

City seeks applicants for one-year term

Interested teenagers may submit a Teen Council application for consideration for appointment to the Moorpark Teen Council for a one-year term ending June 30, 2014.  More...

Social justice conference at CSUCI

Cal State Channel Islands will host its fifth annual Conference for Social Justice in Education from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

SELPA to host parent workshops in April

Programs cover autism, crisis intervention

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area will present the following two events for parents.  Registration is required. More...

Faith

Raising 6 million coins for Holocaust survivors

The community is invited to contribute funds

Tzedakah.  It’s a Hebrew term for charity, but the word has a deeper meaning, connected to the ideas of justice and righteousness.  A person gives because it is their duty. It is the right thing to do.  More...

Brunch features pop culture historian

Temple Etz Chaim Men’s Club will host a Sunday Brunch at 9:30 a.m. April 14 at the temple, 1080 E. More...

Bible reading program launched

In an effort to encourage daily Bible reading among residents, NewHeart Foursquare Church is presenting The Story, a 30-week Bible study curriculum for children, teens and adults at 9:30 a.m. More...

On The Town

Shakespeare’s prince comes of age

PLAY REVIEW ‘Henry IV Parts 1 and 2’

“Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown” laments the aging king of England in Moorpark College’s epic production of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV Parts 1 and 2,” playing in repertory through this weekend. More...

Bushels of free concerts at strawberry festival

Organizers have announced the entertainment lineup for the 30th anniversary California Strawberry Festival May 18 and 19. Each will have concert performances on two festival stages at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Show Mom you love her

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 12, and the Moorpark Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves.  More...

FYI, distracted driving can be deadly

Face it, you multitask.  Because you feel you must.  From home to work and back—and with all the errands and commitments in between—life often feels like it’s spinning a million miles a minute. More...