May 12, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Towin’ the line at the Apricot Fest

25 YARDS . . . 24 . . . 23-Dep. Matt Volpe leads his team from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department during the inaugural Ventura County Fire Truck pull at the Apricot Festival on Saturday in Moorpark. More...

Health & Wellness

Dialogue with doctor can help late-life depression

Disturbances in normal eating and sleeping routines are warning signs of depression in older adults, according to Dr. Nitin Nanda, medical director at St. More...

Business

Cardservice settles civil suit with county

The company has agreed to pay $900,000 in civil penalties and $399,999 in investigative costs, attorney fees and filing fees to Ventura County. More...

Women in Construction honors students

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) recently honored students who participated in two contests the group sponsored. More...

Sports

Pony Baseball VIP program plants seeds for special needs kids

An Agoura-based youth baseball organization is helping children with special needs and is growing significantly each year. Organizers hope to spread the concept statewide, with assistance from a well-established children More...

Sports Quiz

1. What did Cincinnati Red Eric Davis do in nine consecutive at-bats to set a major league record in 1987? More...

Faith

Students invited to participate in summer music arts program

Students entering grades one through eight in the fall are invited to apply for a summer musical arts program, "Pizazz 2004," sponsored by United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd. More...

Grace Brethren’s innovative kindergarten program recognized

Grace Brethren Elementary School in Simi Valley has been recognized for its "Exemplary School Program" by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). More...

On The Town

Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire a real ‘pip’

"All the world

merely players." More...

College to present year-end dance programs, awards

A series of dance programs next week at Moorpark College will represent the final dance events for the semester for the college. All programs will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Benefit will salute Tom Jones

Moorpark High School educator and entertainer Raymond Michael will perform his "Salute to Tom Jones" backed by a seven-piece professional band at 6 p.m. More...

Editorials

Too many taxes?

The great thing about income taxes . . . More...

On the subject of standards

We More...

Quotes to chew on

"As you may have heard, the U.S. is putting together a constitution for Iraq. Why don More...

Countrywide to close Moorpark center

The fourth largest employer in Moorpark will pull out of town this fall. Countrywide Home Loans is expected to move about a third of its employees from the Moorpark center as early as August, said Vice President Rick Simon, a company spokesman. More...

Chamber names new chairman

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce has named chairman-elect Scott Mosher as its new chairman of the board of directors. President and CEO Virginia Hayward made the announcement last week. More...

Family fun, but no fruit, at Apricot Festival

Teens turned out in solid numbers for the opening of the Moorpark Apricot Festival at Arroyo Vista Park. The Battle of the Bands saw two local victories last Friday night. More...

Community

Chamber to host awards luncheon

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Top 10 Community Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., May 20 at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark. More...

Simi landfill offers free services this Sunday

Moorpark residents may capitalize on a free landfill day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., May 16 at the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center, 2801 Madera Road, Simi Valley. More...

Memories flood back as Scout leaders bid troop farewell

Christa Gehricke was honored in a Girl Scout ceremony at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks last Friday. The Moorpark High School senior was the recipient of the Gold Award, the female equivalent of Eagle Scout. More...

Schools

Local seventh-grader helps with library for Kenyan children

The Moorpark-based Baraka Foundation is spearheading the drive to construct the Baraka Library to help the children of Makobe, Kenya. More...

Dr. Allan Jacobs will speak at Moorpark College commencement

Moorpark College President Eva Conrad has selected retiring Ventura County Community College District Trustee Dr. Allan Jacobs to speak at the 37th annual Moorpark College commencement at 5 p.m. Thurs., May 20 on the Campus Center Quad. More...

CLU’s provost to be first woman president of Minnesota college

Dr. Pamela Jolicoeur, Provost and Dean of the Faculty at California Lutheran University, is leaving the school to become president of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. She will be the college More...

Police Blotter

May 8. Between noon and 4 p.m., a thief entered a residence in the 13600 block of Deering Lane. A checkbook with checks was reported stolen. May 6. At 5:35 p.m. More...