March 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Guest commentary

Medicare pays for preventative care

Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in America. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease. More...

Prevent sickness with essential vitamins

While every aspect of one’s health can’t be controlled, everyone can help protect themselves against many common ailments and diseases simply by getting the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals. More...

A day of ‘magic’ for those affected by cancer

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura invites adults and children with cancer, cancer survivors and their families to the eighth annual “Daniel’s Day of Magic” from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Moorpark softball preview

Legitimate title contenders

Moorpark High’s softball team made its final cuts Monday. It’s the toughest day of the year for head coach Meaghan Stotts. The anguish. The tears. The broken hearts. More...

MHS wrestler makes state

Moorpark High junior grappler Richie Vaillancourt qualified for the CIF Boys Wrestling State Championships. Vaillancourt finished eighth in the 120-pound weight class during last weekend’s Masters meet. More...

Pets

SLEEK—

Snapper is a male American Staffordshire Terrier about 4 years old. He is very easy going, loves human interaction and ear scratches. If you would like to adopt Snapper, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

Make a home for a foster child

The Human Services Agency of Ventura County will host a foster parenting informational meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., March 17 at 855 Partridge Drive, Ventura. More than 600 children in Ventura County need foster homes. More...

ArtWalk seeks entries

ArtWalk ’12 is accepting applications through March 30. ArtWalk is a fine arts and designer crafts outdoor exhibition presented by the Conejo Valley Art Museum on June 2 and 3 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Library 93021

Moorpark Girl Scouts are sponsoring a fashion show and luncheon on Sat., March 24 with proceeds benefiting the Moorpark Friends of the Library. The fashion show, which begins at 11 a.m. More...

Letters

Says thanks to restaurant

On behalf of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ventura County (CASA), I would like to thank Cafe Firenze for recently hosting our first Chef’s Table fundraiser. More...

Wants Moorpark’s football leagues to merge

I would like to help clear the air on youth football in Moorpark and a few misperceptions. I have been associated with both of Moorpark’s recreational football teams—the Packers for five years and the Saints for six years. More...

Editorials

There’s no business like show business

Residents have long been aware of the many talented folks who call Moorpark home. More...

Deputyinvolved shooting under investigation

Sergeant was off duty at the time

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident last week during which an off- duty sergeant fired shots at a vehicle occupied by suspected thieves. Sgt. More...

Firefighter named city’s best

Captain cites Calderon’s work ethic and character

Becoming a firefighter has been an exciting and “neverending journey” for Fernando Calderon. The 31-year-old Simi Valley resident, a paramedic/firefighter at Moorpark Station No. More...

Community

Sweet taste of Italy

Tuscan-born Carrara brothers open Italian pastry shop in Moorpark

In Italy, a kindness is often repaid or a guest welcomed with a box of sweets from the “pasticceria” on the corner. More...

The stars shine brightly at college

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will host a public star party at 8 p.m. Sat., March 17 at Moorpark College’s Charles Temple Observatory, 7075 Campus Road. More...

County firefighters honor year’s best

The Ventura County Fire Department honored its Firefighters of the Year at the annual awards ceremony on Feb. 16 at the Los Robles Country Club in Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

All that jazz

MUSIC MEN—Moorpark High School seniors Hunter Van Dam and Garret Reynolds were selected to participate in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Honor Jazz Band. More...

CSUCI honors

Labor and civil rights leader Henry L. Lacayo and designer and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Cal State Channel Islands during its commencement ceremony Sat., May 19. More...

Plenty of fun at Y’s spring camps

The local branches of the YMCA will present weeklong spring camps in Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Agoura Hills to coincide with times when school is not in session. More...

Faith

Boy Scouts usher in Sunday morning

GIVING TO OTHERS— Ronald Colbin, 12, with Boy Scout Troop 604, serves as an usher to collect the morning offering during a worship service on Boy Scout Sunday at Moorpark Presbyterian Church on More...

Purim festival in Moorpark

The Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Center will host the fifth annual Purim Party at 6:30 p.m. Wed., March 7 at the center, 4225 Tierra Rejada Road, in the Vons shopping center. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The LAB Brewing Company

The LAB Brewing Company in Agoura Hills is a place of experimentation, observation and discovery. It is also a lively bar and restaurant with more than 30 handpicked microbrews on tap, eclectic fresh American cuisine and live music on the weekends. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Benefit Concert 7 p.m. at StoneBridge Community Church, 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Singers, dancers, instrumentalists play international, cross-cultural music. Proceeds go to Playing for Change Foundation. $5 admission. More...

Columns

Editorial Submission Policy

The Moorpark Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” cannot be longer than 350 words. The Moorpark Acorn usually doesn’t print letters which appear in daily newspapers. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story