July 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Nursery expanding into Tierra Rejada Valley

Motorists who use rural Moorpark Road as it runs south of Tierra Rejada Road may have noticed large earthmovers grading an area near Sunset Valley and Read roads. More...

Health & Wellness

Cities, agencies support senior nutrition program

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging recently announced its intention to renew contracts with its Senior Nutrition Program service provider partners for fiscal year 2006-07, which began July 1 and will continue through June 30, 2007. More...

Survey shows seniors may be happier than youth

Television, movies and popular music may tell us otherwise, but a new study suggests that older people may be happier than younger ones. More...

Is your child on drugs?

Several signs may indicate drug involvement, said Patt Saso, author of "Parenting Your Teens with TLC." +Decline in school performance: drop in grades, inability to follow through and has excuses for poor performance, absenteeism, resentm More...

Schools

Moorpark High actors to perform in musical

Several Moorpark High School students and graduates will be performing in the Thousand Oaks Young Artists Ensemble's musical "City of Angels" from July 21 through 30 at the Countrywide Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Pets

Safety tips for drivers taking their pets on the road

America's vacation season is in full swing and many dogs and cats are joining their owners for family vacations and weekend getaways.Although summer heat and driving can be a dangerous combination for household pets, it does not have to be if dri More...

Police Blotter

On July 5 at 5 p.m. a male was arrested on Los Angeles Avenue for being an unlicensed driver with an expired registration. More...

Moorpark man shoots self after police pursuit

Moorpark resident Daniel Mucciacito is in serious condition but he's expected to survive his self-inflicted gun wounds, authorities said. More...

County deputies to start using Tasers this summer

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department will implement the use of Taser devices by its deputies in August, first at the Fillmore and Moorpark patrol stations and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility. More...

Faith

Having fun while learning about faith

CRAFTY KIDS- From left, Will Dewey, 8; Graeme Jackson, 7; and Molly Ormsby, 7, of Moorpark, work on their craft projects at the recent Vacation Bible School at Moorpark Presbyterian Church. More...

On The Town

Observe the solar system at CSUN planetarium

Summer offers plenty of opportunities for stargazers to explore the evening skies at the Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge. More...

The musical con is on in Thousand Oaks

"The Music Man" arrives with all its wonderful songs, con man shenanigans and demure librarian-as-love-interest when Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the show from July 28 to Aug. More...

Local musician to direct band concert

Julie Judd, director of bands at Chaparral Middle School in Moorpark, will conduct the Camarillo Community Band at an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Thurs., July 27 in Constitution Park, next to city hall in Camarillo. More...

Editorials

Don't call and drive: cellphones distract motorists

It's dangerous to use a cellphone while driving. That's why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has voiced support for SB-1613, a California bill that would outlaw the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving. More...

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The luck of the draw

ANTICIPATION- Dara, Teresa and Xotchil Velasquez, 5, learn that they are selection No. 23 in a housing lottery at Wednesday night's Moorpark City Council Meeting. More...

Home Depot proposal draws crowd

Although the formal hearing was postponed due to a technicality, residents filled the council chambers wearing stickers that opposed the proposed Home Depot store slated for a property behind the Moorpark Marketplace. More...

Little Leaguers earn back-to-back titles

TERRIFIC TEAM- The Moorpark Little League All-Star team won its second consecutive District 13 championship Monday against Conejo East. Please see story on page 14. More...

Community

Contact Your Area Representatives

Board of Supervisors District 4: Judy Mikels (Serving Moorpark, Simi Valley, Somis, Las Posas Valley, Santa Susana Knolls, Box Canyon, Chatsworth Peak, Home Acres, Sinaloa Lake, and Tierra Rejada Valley) 3855-F Alamo St., Simi Valley, CA 93063 Ph More...

Channel Islands excursions are fun and close to home

From pristine beaches and lakes, rugged islands and attractive museums, Ventura County has much to offer for a quick getaway without jet lag. More...

Moorpark Rotary receives regional honor

The Rotary Club of Moorpark has been named the Best Midsize Club in Rotary District 5240. More...

Business

New Latin restaurant, nightclub opens in Simi Valley

Ron Tavakoli recently announced that he has signed a 15year lease in the Simi Valley Shopping Center to house his new Latin-fusion restaurant and nightclub concept, Limon Latin Grill. More...

Sports

Moorpark Little League All-Stars win District 13 title

Section tournament begins today at Arroyo Grande

In the end, Bill Moellering couldn't save his beard, but that's not such a bad thing. More...

Home runs and heroes, first elimination game had it all

Needing a win to stay alive in the District 13 Little League Tournament against Moorpark Saturday, Conejo East had its backs against the wall. Luckily for the Conejo team, they had James Street on their side. More...

It's been a long time since Royal High head coach Gene Uebelhardt started at running back for the 1971 NAIA Division II national championship winning Cal Lutheran football team, yet the memories continue to grow sweeter by the day. More...

Calendar

FRI., JULY 21 Stunning Night Skies Award-winning photographer Wally Pacholka will discuss "Images of Our Night Skies Over National Parks" at the 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters

New library inspires ideas

I noted with interest some comments made regarding our local library in the "Library transition underway" article by Sylvie Belmond on page 1, and the editorial "Got your library card?" on page 4. More...

Columns

"The Devil Wears Prada"

D i r e c t e d b y : David Frankel S t a r r More...

A magic day A magician can pull a rabbit out of a hat, he can cut a woman in half, and he can even make a grown man disappear-I've seen it. But I can't say I More...

Real Estate

Re-Done Cul-De-Sac Home With Granite Custom Kitchen

This 5-bedroom (one down), 3-bath house is on a cul-de-sac near Russell Park and Westlake Hills Elementary School. More...

Mark Tyoran

Mark Tyoran of Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., North Ranch office in Westlake Village, has been More...

Stylish Trends and Ideas to Spruce up Your Kitchen and Bath

Adding some style to a kitchen or bath can be as effortless as swapping the cabinet knobs or as complex as gutting the whole room and starting from scratch. More...