June 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Council votes to create municipal library

Despite some reluctance from the public, city officials voted four to one to break away from the Ventura County Library District, at a meeting Wednesday. More...

Health & Wellness

Blood donations needed for summer

Maintaining an ample and steady supply of blood is difficult in summer. Summer holidays such as the Fourth of July put an added stress on the local blood supply due to increased usage. More...

Beware of dirty ice

You may think that all ice is the same, but if you have contaminated ice, you and your family could be risking your health. More...

Summer beach safety tips

There's nothing better than a day at the beach. The sun, the surf . . .what could be more fun? More...

Schools

Simi Valley Educational Foundation awards five scholarships

Each year, the Simi Valley Education Foundation grants scholarships to five students so they can attend college, technical or vocational schools. One student is chosen from each of the four local high schools and one from Moorpark College. More...

Flory raises funds for K-9s

The fifth-grade class at Flory Academy in Moorpark recently raised funds to purchase protective vests for two new police dogs that work with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. More...

Police Blotter

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District building on Grimes Canyon Road was spraypainted with graffiti at 7:20 p.m. June 4. Damage was estimated at less than $400. More...

Family

Get your imagination running at the library

EASY READERS- Star Soto plays a biker and sword fighter from the story, "Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude," written by Kevin O'Malley to kick-off the "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales" Summer Reading Program at the Moorpark Library last Tuesday. More...

On The Town

Rock legend uncorks wine collection

Andi Sherwin was overjoyed because Mick Fleetwood, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac, was sitting a few feet away from her at Gelson's Market in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks recently. More...

Fortnightly club enjoys fun and music

THAT'S AMORE-Entertainer Ralph Mauriello sings Italian tunes in both English and Italian at the installation meeting of the Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club last week. Club members Jackie Thomas and Judy Sneed enjoy the serendade. More...

Seniors to sizzle at summer social

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will present the annual Sizzlin' Summer Social for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fri., June 30 at 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. More...

Editorials

Who knew apricots could be so much fun?

Four days after Independence Day brings an opportunity for Moorpark citizens to enjoy themselves as a community. The Moorpark Apricot Festival-scheduled this year from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

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Gravel mine managers seek to expand operations

Three of the four managers of gravel mines along Grimes Canyon Road north of Moorpark want to increase operations, and the prospect of more heavy, loaded More...

City approves truck bypass on High Street

The city council has voted to allow trucks loaded with fill dirt to use historic High Street in downtown Moorpark for a temporary bypass to their destination. More...

CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE

- Grant Saginaw, representing the Sac, Fox and Iowa nations, leads the grand entry dance during Redbird's 2006 Children of Many Colors Native American Indian Intertribal Powwow at Moorpark College last Saturday. More...

Community

Off-duty deputy badly injured in car wreck

An off-duty Ventura County deputy who works out of the Moorpark station was badly injured in a traffic accident last Sunday. More...

Memorial tonight for veterinarian

Luis Cruz, DVM, the new director of the American Veterinary Hospital in Simi Valley, announced there will be a simple memorial gathering to honor the memory of John H. Anderson, DVM, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Truck crashes, catches fire on 118 Freeway

Part of the 118 Freeway was closed to traffic the morning of June 16 due to a truck-tractor collision that spilled 150 gallons of diesel fuelAt 12:17 a.m., Miguel Lopez Vargas, 26, of Oceanside, was driving a 1996 Freightliner three-axle t More...

Business

Networking group meets on Wednesday

Local business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to the MVP Pros Networking Group which meets every Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Denny's Restaurant at 832 Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. More...

Businesswoman of the year

Sharon Simpson, owner/ chef of Sayrelyn's Culinary Classics, was voted "Emerging Businesswoman of the Year" by the National Association of Woman Business Owners at their luncheon on Fri., May 19 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Vall More...

Sports

Moorpark softball players have a blast at All-Star tournament in Simi

51 youth teams in action last weekend This past weekend, Simi Valley hosted the 3rd annual Amanda McPherson Memorial All-Star Tournament, which included 51 teams, chants that rivaled those of World Cup fans and enough spirits shining to h More...

Curling takes off in the Conejo

The Easy Street Arena in Simi Valley has something rarer than vegetarians at a meat locker-it has a summer curling league. It's the only summer curling league in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. More...

Jacobs earns top Marmonte tennis honors

Spring season All-League teams announced Baseball More...

Calendar

FRI., JUNE 23 Surf's Up in Westlake The hottest surf sounds since the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean will be heard at 7 p.m. More...

Letters

The truth about global warming

Dave Workman's review points out some of the problems with Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" ( More...

Keep Moorpark a 'small town'

After reading the June 16 article, "Home Depot proposes Moorpark retail center," I was in shock.I am one of those residents Councilmember Clint Harper calls "out of our cottonpicking minds."I did understand we would eventually have retail s More...

Columns

"The Lake House"

D i r e c t e d b y : Alejandro Agresti S t a More...

Real Estate

A Custom French Provincial Home

This custom French provincial house has 3bedrooms, 3-baths and views, and is at the end of a private gated driveway. Inside is gourmet kitchen with granite counters and Viking range. More...

Jeb Adams

Jeb Adams of Re/Max Olson and Associates Inc., North Ranch office, has been commended by broker/owner Todd C. Olson and President Keith Myers for his sales production in April totaling over $2.4 million. More...

Enjoy Lake And Main Channel Views

There are lake and main channel views. This beautiful 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath house has a library, den and loft, along with newer wood kitchen cabinets, tile and wood floord and inside laundry. The lake is just steps away. More...