May 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials say 'thanks' to Teen Council

SYLVIE BELMOND/Acorn Newspapers JOB WELL DONE- Members of the 2007-2008 Moorpark Teen Council were recognized for their work on behalf of teenagers in Moorpark at the City Council meeting last week. More...

Health & Wellness

Ventura hospital in healthy shape, executive says

Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, a nonprofit hospital, is in the black and has its sights set on building a new $200million facility in six years, Chief Executive Officer Gary Wilde said recently. More...

Eat well with food guide

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released the 2008 California Food Guide, a nutrition resource designed to promote healthy eating habits and physical activity for Californians. More...

Business

Ventura County businesswomen honored for their enterprise

The National Association of Women's Business Owners held its annual awards event to recognize seven Ventura County businesswomen on May 16 at the Moorpark Country Club. More...

Office park is funded

A loan package for the Patriot Commerce Center valued at approximately $60 million closed recently. More...

Sports

Taking flight

As sport's popularity builds, skate legends converge for book signing at Skatelab

This Saturday at Skatelab in Simi Valley, author Sean Mortimer will be signing copies of his new book, "Stalefish: Skateboard Culture from the Rejects Who Made It." He's bringing along a few famous friends, too. More...

Locals get one last chance to shine at state meet

A handful of local track and field stars competed last Friday at Cerritos College in the CIF Masters meet. Thanks to several strong performances, many will return to the same venue today and Saturday in pursuit of a state championship. More...

Simi softball, baseball teams make CIF-SS title games

Not to be outdone by the school's undefeated softball squad, the Simi Valley High baseball team has advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division I championship game tonight at Dodger Stadium against Long Beach Wilson. More...

Family

College hosts summer camp for computer game designers

The Moorpark College Multimedia Program presents the Summer 2008 Game Design Camp, which offers college credit classes that will help students to develop foundation skills, nurture their artistry and master the tools and techniques used in vide More...

Author speaks on sexism faced by women pastors in ministry

Sarah Sentilles has heard the horror stories of female ministers, and now she's sharing their tales. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., MAY 30 Students Perform Moorpark High School Jazz Grand Finale Concert, 7 p.m., campus Performing Arts Center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Blvd., Moorpark. All three school jazz bands perform. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students. More...

Letters

Deficit doesn't support funding

My understanding is that the funds available for expenditure by the Moorpark Redevelopment Agency are capital funds. If my understanding is incorrect, please drop this letter in the wastebasket, because then it becomes nonsensical. More...

Wants more play coverage

As a new resident of Moorpark and a theatre patron, I poured through the May 16 edition of the Moorpark Acorn , looking for a write-up on a play premiering that same day at the High Street Arts Center. More...

Real Estate

This Home Opens To A Marble Mosaic Design Inlaid Over Ceramic Tile Flooring

This property sits on a nearly 1/2 acre lot and has been upgraded with nearly 2800 square feet. More...

Design okayed for Human Services Center

The City Council recently approved a design for two buildings that will house several agencies able to serve Moorpark residents during times of need. More...

Schools slash employees

Budget shortages will compel school trustees to eliminate 11 teaching positions, do away with school bus service for high school students, and cut library personnel by 50 percent. More...

Dad will dig your drawing

Sun., June 15 is Father's Day and the Moorpark Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old dad. More...

Community

How to dispose of worn flags

The community is invited to participate in a dedication ceremony for the newly installed, publicly accessible U.S. flag drop box at 1 p.m. More...

Taxpayers warned of two e-mail scams

Franchise Tax Board warns taxpayers of two scams involving FTB and identity theft. "Taxpayers should protect their personal information and treat any unsolicited e-mails with caution," said state controller and FTB chair John Chiang. More...

New filing requirements for tax-exempt organizations

The Internal Revenue Service reminds small tax-exempt organizations of their new annual electronic filing requirement. More...

Schools

Deputy is positive presence on campus

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CLU student teachers learn at Flory

A pilot program that puts student teachers from California Lutheran University to work in the classroom with professional educators at Flory Academy in downtown Moorpark has been a success, according to district and university leaders at a M More...

Taxpayers will only support one bond measure at a time

According to a survey that polled 400 voters in Moorpark, 59 percent of residents would support a proposal to extend the existing Bond Measure R that was passed in 2002, but they are not likely to endorse a new parcel tax on the same More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

On May 3, in the area of Fruitvale Avenue north of Broadway, a man was found in possession of marijuana, breaking the terms of his probation. He was cited and released. More...

Faith

Volunteers needed to assist at Lutheran Youth Gathering

Organizers of the 2009 Youth Gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are enlisting the help of 800 young adults to be "servant companions" from July 20 to 26. More...

Guest speaker to discuss humor

Simi Valley's Hadassah group, L'Dor Vador, and Congregation B'nai Emet Sisterhood will host critically acclaimed speaker Roberta Gold, who will speak on "The Power of Laughter" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 22 at the Ziegler Center at Mt. More...

On The Town

Have a cow, man

UTTERLY ENTERTAINING- Curtain Call Youth Theatre's spring production of "Into The Woods Jr." wanders through classic fairy tales with a contemporary attitude. More...

College hosts auditions for dancers

The Moorpark College Dance Department is seeking high school students and other members of the community who wish to be a part of "Dancing Under the Stars," an evening of original works by faculty, students and community-based choreogr More...

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBoeuf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone Rated: PG13 (for brief violence, spooky images) Running time: 125 minutes Best suited for: More...

Editorials

A surprising number of young people make mistakes near graduation time

It's hard to believe that seniors in high school, young people who've made good decisions all along, are suddenly susceptible to bad choices in the weeks just before they graduate. It's sad but true. More...

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Take yourself out to the ball game but don't bring your camera

The Real McCoy

Last year, as well as the year before, I wrote my last column forever about high school baseball. Here is this year's last column forever about high school baseball. More...