May 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbent proud of county's financial standing

Mikels pleased with her work

Judy Mikels said she is running for reelection June 6 because she wants to continue working on projects she's been involved with for years and see them completed. More...

Dantona wants smart growth, more housing

Jim Dantona said he's running for a seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors to represent Simi Valley, Moorpark and surrounding areas because he supports smart growth and local control. More...

Health & Wellness

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging seeks advisory council members

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on its advisory council. The advisory council is the principal advocate body for More...

Precautions to avoid West Nile virus

Mosquito season is here and officials are warning the public to take precautions to avoid the deadly West Nile virus. West Nile can cause encephalitis-an inflammation of the brain-and even death. More...

Free dental clinic opens

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley officially opened the first free dental clinic in East Ventura County on May 19. The clinic is at 1725 Deodora St. in Simi Valley. More...

Schools

District supplies help for home schooling

The homeschool program offered by the Moorpark Unified School District offers an alternative to students who need a flexible schedule and a more individualized curriculum. More...

Final school bell

VETERAN EDUCATOR- Carolyn Long-Williams, left, is recognized for 35 years of service as a teacher by Mindy Yaras, Moorpark Unified School District board president. The school board, last week, honored Long-Williams for a job well done. More...

Treasured memory

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers SELF PORTRAIT- Jennifer Onyeagbako, 20, of Moorpark has no need to hire an expensive photographer, as she takes her own picture with a cellphone camera. More...

On The Town

Memorial Day observances

The public is invited to attend one or both Memorial Day observances scheduled for Mon., May 29 in Moorpark to honor and remember residents who gave their lives while in service to the country. More...

Rotarians bring music fest to Simi Valley

This year's Cajun Creole Music Festival promises to be the biggest and best in its 17-year history, according to Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise organizers. More...

Gypsies in a Trunk bring new fairy tale play to local parks

"The Hare and the Tortoise" races to a nearby park in June as the Gypsies in a Trunk continue the 12th season of free Fairytales in the Park. More...

Columns

The Hills Are Alive Have you looked up from your gardening lately to see what is happening on the hillsides that surround us? More...

"The Da Vinci Code"

Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Paul Bettany More...

Real Estate

Michael and Arleen Delgado

The award for top lister and top sales from Prudential California Realty's Oxnard/Channel Islands office for March went to award-winning husband and wife team, Michael More...

Sherwood's Meadow Development

This house is a pristine single-story within Sherwood's gated Meadows development, recently updated with new paint, More...

Estate Property With Craftmans-Style Home

This estate property features Craftmans style home, hardwood floors, entertainers bar, oversized kitchen, pool/spa, fruit trees, views, land and more. More...

City to inspect rental housing

Program will target overcrowded residences

The Moorpark City Council voted unanimously to implement a landlord permit and rental inspection program that could affect up to 2,100 homes in the city. More...

Company fined for employee's death

The Ventura County employer of a Moorpark man killed while working on a local ranch plans to appeal civil fines for safety violations amounting to more than $5,000. More...

In a mellow groove

DUELING INSTRUMENTS- Moorpark resident Jim Rolfe jams on acoustic guitar during the 46th annual Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch on Sunday. More...

Conservative challenger supports public safety

Peter Foy, a 22-year resident of Simi Valley, is running against incumbent Judy Mikels to represent Simi Valley, Moorpark and surrounding areas on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. More...

Community

Wrong way driver dies in head-on collision

'We need to slow down,' says CHP

Daniel Paul Elenes, 33, who was heading the wrong way on the 23 Freeway, was killed early Wednesday morning when his car swerved into the path of a big rig truck. The accident oc More...

Brush clearance a hot topic this season

In April the Ventura County Fire Department sent out 14,000 Hazard Reduction Notices to property owners in the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. More...

Seat belt enforcement heavy through June

Drivers and passengers on the state's streets and freeways who don't bother to pull their seat belts on and buckle them have a particularly good chance of getting caught and fined this month. More...

Business

How to make job interviews a success

Whether you are a first time job seeker or an old hand looking for a career change, the prospect of a job interview can be intimidating-especially since it can be the single most critical component in securing a job. More...

Sports

Dingman delivers for the Raiders

Freshman third baseman Nick Dingman of the Moorpark College Raiders has been named to the AllWestern State Conference North Division baseball first team. More...

Playoff races heating up at Moorpark Little League

VYING FOR A SPOT IN THE PLAYOFFS- Michael Mandic, 11, delivers the pitch to the plate. The Moorpark Little League playoffs are only two weeks away and the Angels are currently in second place. More...

Future looks bright for Musketeer softball team

It was a tough loss, but Moorpark softball head coach Meaghan Stotts called it a learning experience that'll enhance her team's chances of success in the future. More...

Calendar

FRI., MAY 26 Theater in Camarillo Camarillo Community Theatre in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre directed by Jeff Wallach presents musical "The Lion, The Witch, The Wardrobe" at 8 p.m. tonight and Sat., May 27 with a 2 p.m. More...

Letters

Big praise for small school

Thank you for the lovely article about the High School at Moorpark College. As co-president of the Parent Student Staff Association (PSSA) there, I would like to clarify a common misconception about this fine school. More...

Strickland's comments crossed the border

I am writing in regard to Assemblymember Audra Strickland's remarks regarding illegal immigrants. Without a doubt, Mrs. Strickland's remarks are blatantly racist. More...

Editorials

The $96,000 question

A friend's recent discussion with an area real estate broker went something like this: More...

The cost to own a car

When you take into account your license, registration, gas, taxes, maintenance and more, owning a car can be a more expensive proposition than you might have first thought. More...

Words from Ronald Reagan on Memorial Day

President Ronald Reagan's June 6, 1984 speech in front of the U.S. Ranger Monument in Normandy commemorating the Rangers' charge up Pointe du Hoc: More...