July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Walnut Acres Park one step closer to fruition

City officials are slowly solidifying plans to turn a 15,000-squarefoot plot of land at 161 Second St. into a place for children and adults to enjoy the great outdoors.  More...

Health & Wellness

Steps to maximizing healthcare insurance

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who recently obtained health coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance , here are some steps to take to make the most More...

Group hosts guest speaker

The Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group will meet from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Thurs., Aug. More...

Weekend run to raise money for cancer research

Theinaugural805Dash4ACure5K/10Kfunrunwilltakeplace Sat., Aug. More...

Schools

The martial arts family that kicks together, stays together

Free workshop July 31 to introduce sport to all ages

For Jason Flame, the owner of Tang Soo Do University in Moorpark, martial arts is a family sport that fosters mental, physical and emotional strength. “We like to say that a family that kicks together, sticks together,” Flame said. More...

Daughter of fallen firefighter receives college funding

Moorpark resident Megan Rankin, 18, has been selected to receive an ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship. More...

Briefs

Republican group ofiers scholarship   The California Federation of Republican Women is offering a scholarship in honor of President Ronald Reagan.  The annual scholarship of $2,000 is offered to an undergraduate registered Republican woman More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LITTLE DOLL—Jenny is a 10-year-old brown Chihuahua. She is friendly and likes other dogs. More...

Faith

Pastor launches culturally diverse church

Includes Italian, Romanian, Filipino, Peruvian members

The Rev. Ed Paul Cuenco had a vision last fall that he would create a multicultural church in Simi Valley. More...

The Art of Being

The Ripple Effect of You  Do you see your life and what you do with it as “purposeful”? More...

Screening of film ‘God’s Not Dead’

Padre Serra Catholic Church will show the movie “God’s Not Dead” at 6:45 p.m. Tues., Aug. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 25  Oxnard Salsa Festival   More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Summertime fun   Now that summer is here in full force, many of us have dragged out our swimsuits, dusted off the folding beach chairs and spruced up our walking, hiking, running, tennis, dancing and playing shoes so we can dive into this glorio More...

City preps in case of disaster

450-page plan gives city offcials detailed instructions

Disaster can strike when one least expects it. That’s why the City of Moorpark— in conjunction with other cities throughout Ventura County— is taking steps to ensure it is prepared for a wide array of natural and man-made disasters. More...

Authorities weigh in on cellphone ruling

Law enforcement must now obtain warrants to search phones

Cellphones and smartphones do far more than simply make and receive phone calls. More...

Community

Alleged drug dealer arrested

Simi Valley Police Department narcotics detectives received information about a man who was distributing heroin to customers in Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley.  Detectives conducted a traffic stop on Brandon Harrison, 26, of Simi Valley More...

Popular Moorpark Acorn contest returns, write on!

The dog days of summer are here, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces?  The Moorpark Acorn’s seventh annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is here, and you’re invited to take pa More...

Internet addiction can be costly when traveling abroad

When you travel, do you need to stay connected? In this era of ubiquitous Internet access, that’s a question many of us face.  Yes, I’d like to have constant access to the web. More...

Business

The right moves can save money on taxes

The year is half over and savvy people are making financial moves that will improve their 2014 tax picture. The following tips can help.  More...

Forbes editor to speak at Libertarian benefit

John Tamny, political economy editor at Forbes, will be guest speaker at the Libertarian Party of Ventura County’s summer fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

New senior vice president at First Bank

Karen Brown of Moorpark has joined First Bank as a senior vice president/team leader in the Commercial Lending Group in Woodland Hills.  Brown, who has more than 32 years of commercial banking and finance experience both as a portfolio and lendi More...

Sports

Going green

MHS grad spent four years roaming footballfield with Dartmouth College

A.J. Dettorre couldn’t stop smiling while recollecting his football memories at Moorpark High and Dartmouth College. Dettorre talked about how the Big Green team defeated Princeton to close the 2013 season. He then paused. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

July 5  A man, 51, was cited for stealing nearly $90 worth of corn in the 3000 block of Sunset Valley Road.   July 8  A 23- year- old woman was cited for possessing a controlled substance in the 15000 block of Arroyo Drive. More...

Family

Family Men

Fetching torpedoes  It’s summertime and my 11-year-old son wants to do nothing but three things—swim, swim and after that swim some more.  He’s part human. More...

Fundraiser for Cabrillo theater

Lazertag Extreme will host a special fundraising event for the Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

On The Town

Sondheim musical reffects on love, relationships

Last Friday evening, Broadway’s lights were dimmed for one of its most legendary stars, Elaine Stritch, who died July 17 at the age of 89.  Less than 24 hours later, the Moorpark College theater department presented “Company,” More...

Letters

Local restaurant gets red-flagged

I was walking by Carli’s Restaurant on High Street just across from the fire station Sunday evening and I noticed a crowd of people having dinner. There was loud music playing and some of the people were dancing, having a good time.  More...