February 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Groundhog Day races a step in right direction

The Moorpark High School track and field and cross country programs depend on fundraising, and Saturday’s Groundhog Day 5K and one-mile fun run brought out over 600 supporters and raised much-needed money for the two sports.  More...

Health & Wellness

Hospitals name Milstien new CEO

Ventura County Health Care Agency Director Barry Fisher recently announced the appointment of Kimberley S. More...

Closer look at glaucoma

Glaucoma, a disease that affects people in their late 40s and older, is defined as increased pressure inside the eye that damages the fibers of optic nerves, culminating in visual field defects.  More...

Healthy brains

A talk on brain health will be at 1 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 19 at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave.  People can take steps to help keep their brain healthier as they age. More...

Sports

Perez keeps pinning and winning on mat

A Marmonte wrestling champ in 2014, tenacious junior gears up for postseason run

Moorpark High junior Noah Perez knows karate.  He didn’t just participate in a few classes. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

THE PERFECT VALENTINE—Stella is a female tabby about 2 years old. She likes to play and is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Stella, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Jan. 28  Someone broke into Maria’s Family Restaurant after hours and stole cash and other items at 104 High St.   Jan. More...

Family

Life in the Single Lane

Live, learn, love and laugh

Maybe because Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year, my thoughts keep turning to love-related matters. Gee, I wonder if it could even be some kind of a premonition or something? she asks, hopefully.  More...

Call goes out for artists

Youths can design county fair poster

The Ventura County Fair is having a poster contest for Ventura County youth in grades five through 12. More...

Program on personality traits

The Moorpark Chabad Jewish Center will host an informative workshop titled “Personality Unlocked: The Secret of Human Behavioral Patterns” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sun., Feb. More...

Letters

Spread the word about helpline

On Wed., Feb. More...

Why trust Big Pharma?

There’s no such thing as perfect knowledge.  The arrogance of the medical establishment is astonishing. Immunization has become a sacred religion with anyone questioning the current recommendations being vilified and worse.  More...

Future of retail? Smaller shops

Goodbye, retail space—hello, cyberspace

The exodus of big-box stores from Moorpark is not unique to the city. U.S. consumers are changing how and where they spend their money, turning to the Internet and away from traditional shopping centers and malls. More...

City, school district renew pool talks

Financing at heart of matter

Moorpark’s first public swimming pool might become a reality if the City Council and the Moorpark Unified School District can agree on how to share the $4 million cost. More...

Community

Writing article draws teens together

Story records a family’s struggle with cancer

When Jenny Grace Oslund learned of the medical challenges faced by the sister of a classmate, she decided to use the power of the press and write an article for the Moorpark Acorn to raise awareness of the family’s struggle. More...

Civil War re-enactors encamp in Simi

Strathearn Historical Park and Museum will host a weekend Civil War Encampment on Sat. and Sun., Feb. 21 and 22 at 137 Strathearn Place, the street behind Target off Madera Road, Simi Valley.  Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. More...

Adult sports leagues get ready to rumble

Registration is open for the City of Moorpark’s Adult Sports Leagues.  Signups for the soccer and softball leagues will run through Fri., Feb. 20.  Registration for basketball is open through March 13.  More...

Business

Haggen buy-out rebrands some Vons, Albertsons stores

Moorpark Vons not changing name

It’s official. Nine Albertsons and Vons supermarkets in Ventura County and Westlake Village are out. And Haggen is in.  More...

Schools

Catching On

Kendama craze sweeps county

A new toy fad is sweeping through Ventura County schools and has created what is called the “kendama craze.”  A kendama is a traditional Japanese toy and looks like an old-fashioned ball-and-cup game. More...

Learning to spot a bully in our own family

Tips to help kids develop empathy

Bullying is a frequent topic in schools and homes. Most parents worry that their child could be a victim of a bully at some point.  Very few parents even consider that it could be their child who is the bully.   More...

Field trip

READY TO PLAY—Above, Students from Campus Canyon Elementary School in Moorpark head out to Moorpark College to play field hockey on Feb. 6. More...

Faith

Scouts make dinner guests feel at home

GREAT SERVICE—Above, Boy Scouts Nicholas Sweet, 11, and his 12-year-old brother, Ben, both of Troop 611 sell raffle tickets during the 13th annual Authentic Italian Pasta Dinner at Holy Cross C More...

On The Town

Beloved characters come to life in musical

Play runs through March 5 in Moorpark

Last fall, a new film version of the 1977 Broadway musical “Annie” made its debut, and for those who thought the reimagining of the show was an abomination (including this reporter), High Street Arts Center’s new production can be c More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 13  Encore Club  9:30 a.m. at Westlake Village Yacht Club. Valentine’s Day program with the Forever Young Singers. Contact: Lynn Jones. Phone: 818. 707.7822.  Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club   More...

Editorials

Share the love with those who need it most

Love is all you need. Or is it?  The longstanding holiday of love and romance is upon us once again. And according to the National Retail Federation, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach a record $18.9 billion in the U.S. More...

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Full Story

Police: Bike lanes for cyclists only

Jogging and walking in bicycle lanes when sidewalks are available is against California Vehicle Code law.  Violations of this law can result in a citation.  California Vehicle Code states no pedestrian shall proceed along a bicycle path or More...