July 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Academic decathlon team back in action

Community donates funding

Moorpark High School teacher Jennifer Silva said competing on the school’s Academic Decathlon team as a student in the late 1990s was challenging but rewarding. More...

Health & Wellness

Health screenings can save lives

As the percentage of the older population increases, health care providers want to stop disease before it starts.  A recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that U.S. More...

Free talks on health issues

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will host two presentations of interest to seniors, both taking place at 1 p.m. Tues., July 16 in separate rooms at the center, 799 Moorpark Ave.  House Call: Signs of a Stroke. More...

Summer is more fun with safety first

There’s almost nothing better for good health than getting some exercise under the summer sky. But it’s also important to consider summertime safety and take steps to avoid accidents.  Start is with recreational equipment. More...

Sports

Ruggers will be ruggers

Idea for local rugby club proves to be a big hit

Shawn Love wanted to continue playing rugby after college, and the only way to do that was by forming a club team. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 5  A man, 47, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance at Moorpark and Los Angeles avenues.   June 24  Nearly $1,000 in cash, credit cards and ID cards were stolen from a purse on Ashbrook Lane. More...

Faith

Local pastor traveling cross-country on foot

Jim Buckley may be wearing out the soles of his shoes, but his spiritual soul is stronger than ever. More...

On The Town

Theater books star-studded acts

The highly anticipated return of singer Chris Isaak and the only Southern California appearance of country star Clint Black are among more than 250 performances slated for the upcoming season at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  The Kavli The More...

‘Hamlet ‘ to be at festival

Twelve years after playing Hamlet on the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival stage, Brett Elliot will bring the Bard’s tragedy back as director of “Hamlet,” which concludes the festival’s 17th season. Shows are 8 p.m. More...

Calendar

FRI., JULY 12  West Valley Folk Dancers  7: 15 p. m. at Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. Learn and perform international folk dances. Wear soft shoes. $4 admission. Phone: 818.348.6133.  SAT., JULY 13   More...

Deputies given thumbs up

Reports show residents happy with police service

The results are in, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Offi ce has earned high marks on a 10-question, citizen-feedback survey issued in March. More...

No DUI arrests made at checkpoint

No drunk drivers were arrested during a DUI checkpoint on Saturday night in Moorpark.  The Moorpark Police Department held the checkpoint on Los Angeles Avenue near Spring Road from about 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. More...

Community

Parole offcers key to realignment

Part two of a two-part series   Besides filling Ventura County’s two jails with state prisoners and pushing the system to near capacity, realignment has also heaped a greater workload on the county’s 202 probation officers.  More...

While on vacation, don’t forget a photo of you and your Acorn

Summer’s here and that means the annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest isn’t far off. Soon you can vote for the winning picture by taking part in our special online poll.  More...

Beloved resident active in community

Schwabauer, 85, helped shape city

Charles Schwabauer, a past president of Moorpark Noon Rotary Club, opened each meeting with a prayer, an invocation that often included pleas for precipitation. More...

Schools

Stephenson takes helm at Chaparral

Plans to oversee pilot program to bring iPads into classrooms

Middle school is often a crossroads for youngsters trying to discover who they are and what path they want to take in life. More...

Honor roll

Eric Bodjanac of Moorpark received a Master of Health Science in pathologist’s assistant from Quinnipiac University last spring. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LAP BUNNY—Ziggy is a 1-year-old white and gray rabbit. He is good with kids and other animals. More...

Family

Social host ordinance discourages teen parties

Homeowners arefined $2,500 for minors drinking at gatherings

Sgt. John Reilly has seen his fair share of teenage debauchery. Four years ago, after neighbors complained of loud music, he and several other deputies arrived at a Moorpark home to find nearly 60 high school students, many of whom were drunk. More...

A trip for the taste buds

A WORLD OF FLAVORS— Above, Quintt Landis, 12, of Moorpark tries Vegemite, a yeast extract popular in Australia, on a piece of bread at Weird Eats, an event at the Moorpark City Library on June 25. More...

Letters

Help support sweet fundraiser

My name is Nicolle Lloyd, and my children and I are having a lemonade stand this Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

She’s not a good neighbor

I agree with Laureen Hart’s June 28 letter to the editor regarding the dog poop in Moorpark. I walk every day in the Buttercreek area and find poop on sidewalks and on people’s lawns, including my own. More...

Chemicals are bad for humans

After World War II, BigAg and the chemical industries convinced farmers, the public and our government that we could not produce sufficient food without toxic herbicides and, since the 1990s, GMOs (genetically modified organisms).  This has led More...