June 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Bring ideas for park upgrades to workshop

The city of Moorpark would like help from the public in planning the future amenities in Poindexter Park at a workshop scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., June 3 at the Moorpark Community Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. More...

LIGHTER THAN AIR- Moorpark resident Graeme Jackson, 7, defies gravity temporarily on a bungee cord ride at the recent field hockey tournament at Moorpark College. More...

Health & Wellness

Former Miss Moorpark seeks bone marrow donors

A former Miss Moorpark, Hilary Gushwa, 23, is sponsoring a bone marrow drive in Newbury Park later this month. More...

Treat the blind right

Blindness affects one in every 30 Americans, meaning that chances are you're going to encounter someone who has impaired vision. Not everyone knows the proper way to behave around people with impaired vision. More...

Clinical tips to avoid burning out

Recently, my husband's response to my question about his day included the phrase "circling the drain." For those of you unfamiliar with this technical term, it means "burned out." As the school year nears an end, many of us are scrambling More...

Schools

High School at Moorpark College graduates seniors

As the sun began to set late last Thursday, teachers, students and faculty gathered with anticipation at Fountain Plaza at Moorpark College. More...

Schools seek to prepare students for marketplace

Moorpark students will continue to have an advantage on the competition if school officials have their way. More...

Moorpark College Commencement

Nearly 400 students attended the Moorpark College Commencement on May 18 on the Campus Center Quad. The Commencement speaker was Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten. More...

Faith

Chabad of Simi Valley celebrates new facility, Ten Commandments

The Chabad of Simi Valley will host a Shavuot kosher ice cream party for Jewish children 6 p.m., tonight, Fri., June 2 at 4464 Alamo St., Simi Valley. The event is free. More...

Bikers for Christ sponsor benefit run

Bikers for Christ Ventura County will host the third annual Motorcycle Run Fundraiser on Sat., June 17. Bikers need to show up at 8 a.m. at Motorcycles 101, 227 S. California St., Ventura, to leave at 9 a.m. sharp. More...

Called to the Torah

Natalie Small was confirmed at the Center for Early Jewish Education (CEJE) in Thousand Oaks on Sat., May 20. More...

Calendar

FRI., JUNE 2 Village Voices Sing Village Voices Chorale will present a concert, "Rhythm of Life," a musical journey of classical, Broadway and contemporary songs, at 8 p.m. More...

Letters

Subject: Finally, the truth may be told

I have waited three years to write this article. I had to wait until my son's high school baseball career was over to avoid charges of being nothing more than a sycophantic dad trying to further my son's playing chances. More...

Editorials

Safety first for our children: teach them about predators

Smart kids are safe kids. If you want to protect your children, you must have straight conversations with them concerning the darker side of human nature. More...

Not all students like Grad Night plans

Some members of the class of 2006 at Moorpark High School are less than thrilled because they won't have the opportunity to celebrate a rite of passage at Disneyland. More...

Buyers can hear about affordable housing

The city of Moorpark will host five workshops to inform potential first-time homebuyers about affordable housing opportunities available in the city. Interested buyers must attend one of these meetings. More...

Moorpark man arrested for kidnapping, molestation

Moorpark resident Shawn Shelton, 39, was arrested last week in Las Vegas for allegedly luring a 14-year-old boy into his vehicle and sexually assaulting him. More...

Community

Area landfill, recycling center describes future plans

Michael E. Smith, vice president and general manager of the Ventura Market Area for Waste Management, recently issued the following statement regarding the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center expansion plans: More...

Summer bus an affordable alternative to go to beach

The Moorpark Beach Bus to Zuma Beach will run every Tuesday and Thursday from June 20 through Aug. 29. The cost is $1 each way for the general public and 50 cents each way for seniors and disabled people. More...

Got a cat? It's time to get a license

Moorpark resident Sally Carpenter was surprised to learn that her furry buddy, Snuggles, needs a license to live here. More...

Business

Workshop to help entrepreneurs

The Ventura County Small Business Development Center will host a workshop, "Help! I Want to Start a Small Business" in English and in Spanish at several Ventura County locations. Cost is $15. More...

New shop in Thousand Oaks for horse fanatics

A new gallery that caters to horse lovers has opened. HorseN-Around features equestrian art, sculpture, fine jewelry, gourmet gift baskets, T-shirts, purses, home dcor and more, selected to please those who ride or just admire horses. More...

Rehire war veterans

One of the best ways to honor America's returning war veterans and uphold the law may be to give these veterans their jobs back. More...

Sports

Celebrities to play in Rotary Golf Tourney

The Moorpark Rotary Celebrity Golf tournament will tee off Mon., June 19 at the Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. A known Hollywood or sports figure will play with every foursome. More...

Cal Cup draws hundreds of field hockey players to Moorpark

Sitting under a canopy cover on the sidelines of the field hockey turf field at Moorpark College, Tom Harris, founder 35 years ago of the California Cup, visited with tournament organizers and fellow enthusiasts of the sport Monday afterno More...

On The Town

Seniors invited to participate in photography contest

Residents are invited to send entries to the annual senior photography contest in the following categories: nature/landscape, animals/ pets, candid kids, Moorpark moments and around the world. More...

The positives of pet licenses

Pet licensing provides these benefits: +Licensed cats and dogs are held much longer at animal shelters (10 days) than unlicensed animals, which are held for four days before being made available for adoption or destroyed. More...

When you're in town, make time to see 'Urinetown'

Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi will present its Ventura County premiere of the Tony award-winning musical comedy "Urinetown" from June 3 through 9 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley. More...

Columns

The question: Can motorcyclists share lanes with other vehicles on the freeway, and if so, can they still drive the freeway speed limit? More...

Real Estate

The Barker Team

Todd C. Olson and Keith Myers of Re/Max Olson and Associates of Westlake Village, congratulated Jill Barker, director relocation and corporate services, and More...

Close To Marina

This house is in the heart of Hollywood Beach and you can walk to ocean, marina, restaurants and shopping. There are 4-bedrooms, 3.5baths, gourmet kitchen, and wine refrigerator. There's no need to drive More...

Judi Ross

Michael Schaller and Chuck Leko, broker/owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, congratulate Judi Ross for More...