April 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council approves Magnolia Park plans

Downtown residents will no longer have to cross busy Moorpark Avenue to spend time in their neighborhood park because Magnolia Park is shaping up into a reality. More...

Health & Wellness

Devices assist those who cannot speak for themselves

Most people view speechsynthesizing software that reads written words aloud as a novelty that comes with certain computer programs. But for children and adults who cannot speak for themselves, this technology is a godsend. More...

Local senior center to host program on Parkinson's

The California Neuroscience Institute of St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, will present a Parkinson's Disease Seminar from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sat., April 28 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. The program begins at 1 p.m. More...

Dental checkups required for all new schoolchildren

The California Dental Association has launched a statewide outreach campaign to educate parents, children, teachers and others about the new legislation requiring children to have a dental checkup by May 31 of their first year in public school More...

Business

Last minute tax tips

Taxes can take a chunk out of your investment returns, yet many investors don't give much thought to taxes when they make investment decisions. More...

Sports

50 years of local Little League play

WINNING SLUGGERS- Moorpark Little League recently celebrated its California District 13 Championship with a gathering at Miller Park that also honored Moorpark pioneer Bart Miller, who established the city's Little League program 50 years ago. More...

Bednar steps down

Boys' basketball coach hangs up his whistle after 18 years with Moorpark

After guiding the Moorpark High boys' basketball team to a 265-222 record over the past 18 years, head coach Tim Bednar decided last week that he had seen enough. More...

Moorpark College's Hanley named scholar athlete

The Commission on Athletics Awards Committee has announced that Moorpark College's Mary Hanley is the female recipient of the 2006 Pepsi Scholar Athlete Award. More...

Faith

Mount Sinai Memorial Park to honor survivors, victims, liberators in Holocaust Rememberance Day

Survivors of the Holocaust and liberators who freed them will be the special guests at a communitywide Yom Ha'Shoah event scheduled for 10 a.m. Sun., April 15 at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Classic Biblical movies now on DVD

Actors give strong performances in dramatic roles

A growing number of families are discovering that films of biblical tales are not only exciting, they're fun to experience together. More...

We all live downstream

"Some believe all that their parents, tutors and kindred be lieve. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates be cause they are born heirs to them."- - Alan W. More...

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 6 Traditional Dances West Valley Folk Dancers teach international folk dances, 7:15 to 10 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. For all ages, skill levels. More...

Editorials

Moorpark crime wave must be stopped

After taking a moment to review the information on this week's Sheriff's Blotter, one might get the feeling that Moorpark is losing the fight against crime. More...

Political Cartoon

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Guest opinion

Proposed new rules for stormwater drainoff could restrict housing growth

The Greater Los Angeles/ Ventura County Chapter of the Building Industry Association is made up of approximately 500 member companies involved in every aspect of building and pro viding homes in Ventura County and a majority of Los More...

Citizens watch over local school spending practices

To see firsthand how Measure R bond funds are being spent, members of the Moorpark Unified School District Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee took a school bus trip last week. More...

Construction to begin on 118 Freeway

The California Department of Transportation announced that construction is expected to begin this month to widen the eastbound portion of the 118 Freeway from Tapo Street to Kuehner Drive. More...

Families share the learning experience

TOGETHER TIME- Maria Valencia helps her son, David, a third grader at Arroyo West Elementary School, to create a book while her 3-month-old daughter, Diana, watches. More...

Community

Moorpark Rotary grants funds to numerous local nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Moorpark distributed $100,000 to 40 different groups last week. More...

Presidential candidate debate scheduled for Reagan Library

Nine Republican presidential candidates will participate in a debate on Thurs., May 3 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Unexpected emergency

OVERWHELMING RESPONSE- Fifteen fire department trucks responded when a fire was reported at a two-story single family home on 13600 Deering Lane at approximately 7 p.m. Sun., April 1. The possible source of the fire was an outside trash can. More...

Schools

Moorpark students 'toy' around in a national competition

Two teams of Moorpark students were recently selected to advance to the TOYchallenge 2007 Nationals at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park on April 21 and 22. More...

Celebrating Chavez

HONORING AN ACTIVIST- A Moorpark High School student sings "De Colores," a traditional anthem of Spanish farm workers, during the Spanish 3 Honors class play on Thursday in honor of Caesar Chavez Day. More...

Moorpark High School recognized for helping students aspire to college

Moorpark High School was recently recognized by the Advancement Via Individual Determination Center in San Diego. More...

Police Blotter

On March 13 a 32-year-old man was arrested on Londongrove Street for collecting rubbish without a license. A 27-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a fight she had with her boyfriend March 16. More...

Family

Egg hunter

My 3-year-old son wasn't much of an egg hunter last Easter, but this year he's a monster. More...

On The Town

"The Last Mimzy"

I have just seen the future of children's science fiction- a future quite different from the CGIladen visual extravagance and bonecrunching comicbook superheroes of late- and this future is intoxicatingly exciting. More...

Poets who may pen a lyric or rhyme can enter a contest if it's in on time

The Moorpark Arts Festival is sponsoring an inaugural Poetry Contest. Poems will be displayed in an anthology at the festival Sun., May 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winners may be asked to read their winning entries at the festival. More...

Sign up soon for Moorpark Relay for Life

Participants in the 2007 Relay For Life may sign up at Ralphs, Vons or Albertsons in Moorpark from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 14. Moorpark Relay For Life will be from 10 a.m. Sat., June 2 through 10 a.m. More...

Vacation Photos

Take your Moorpark Acorn on vacation

PETITS ENFANTS- David and Anna Jaffe of Moorpark are on the Pont Mirabeau in Paris, France to see the sights including, in the background, the Eiffel Tower and a smaller version of the original Statue of Liberty, which the people of France gave to More...

Real Estate

Prudential California Realty Agents Attend First Ad Expo

On Thurs., March 29, about 150 Prudential California Realty agents gathered at the North Ranch Community Center for their first annual Advertising Expo. More...

Hot New Alternative Heating Option: Multi-Fuel Stoves

If environmental, cost and convenience concerns put the damper on your love affair with your wood burning stove, take heart. More...