July 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

New lenses may improve vision

Multifocals allow reading without glasses

As the baby boomer generation grows older, many are starting to experience weakening vision. But a fairly new lens paired with an established procedure is helping to restore clear vision. Dr. More...

Free seminar for seniors

A free presentation for seniors, "Strategies for Life Transitions," will take place at 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1 at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. More...

UCLA hospital ranks high

UCLA Medical Center ranks as one of the top three American hospitals and the best hospital in the western United States for the 18th consecutive year, according to a U.S. More...

Schools

Common applications

We're just a few weeks into summer, but many high school seniors are already working on college applications. More...

Local teacher to witness Florida shuttle launch

NASA has invited Linda Anderson, a teacher at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology, to the launch of space shuttle Endeavor on Tues., Aug. 7 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

On July 20 thieves stole realtor signs in an undisclosed area of Moorpark. Between July 20 and 21 in the 1900 block of Walnut Canyon Road someone burglarized a construction container in a secured construction area. More...

Faith

Somis radio host guides listeners on spiritual quests

When calling into the Somisbased Internet radio show "Divine Journeys," listener Ben Weir didn't know what to expect. More...

Native ceremonies connect with earth, Spirit

About 70 people enjoyed an experimental evening of peace and power, blending American Indian practices with mindful exercises led by Dennis Merritt Jones, director of OneSpirit Center for Conscious Living in Simi Valley, and Mike Willis, an More...

Church hosts music concert

Outdoor show is free to the public

Faith Lutheran Church will host a free outdoor music concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., July 29 at the church, 123 Park Lane, Moorpark. The public is invited. More...

Letters

Do the headlines tell the truth?

To read or not to read? That is the question. Newspapers provide vital information to residents of all cities. They also need to make money in order to continue as a profitable business. I have no issue with that. More...

Concerned with city landscaping

I am aware that the city of Moorpark recently has been, within the last three months, doing work on Tierra Rejada at Los Angeles Avenue and then along L.A. Avenue. More...

Executive Order infringes on rights

Here's a link to an Executive Order released by George W. Bush on July 17 that gives him the right to confiscate your property if you actively oppose the war in Iraq: www.whitehouse.gov/ news/releases/2007/07/ 20070717-3.html. More...

Editorials

Pretty soon, the lobbyists will need lobbyists

It's a sign of the times that the Ventura County Board of Education is spending over a quartermillion dollars on lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Lobbyists for public schools- can you imagine that? More...

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Real Estate

This Single-Story Home Has Been Remodeled And Upgraded

This singlestory 3bedroom, 2-bathroom home with nearly 1,600 square feet has been remodeled and upgraded throughout. More...

The Ovdat "Action Team"

The Ovdat "Action Team" of RE/MAX OTB Estates was commended as the top team for the month for June at the Agoura/Oak Park office. The also received the Platinum Award companywide. More...

This Newer Agoura Home Has A Travertine Entry, High Ceilings And A Curving Staircase

This newer Agoura home has about 3,150 square feet with a travertine entry,curving staircase, high ceilings, plenty of windows including upper case French windows, and recessed lighting. More...

Celebrating traditional culture

RAISING AWARENESS- Robert Silent Thunder of Whittier displays the majesty of American Indian culture during a dance at the annual Children of Many Colors Powwow held at Moorpark College last weekend. More...

County officials vote to reduce greenhouse gasses

By voting on Tuesday to develop a 2007 Climate Change Action Plan, Ventura County Supervisors are trying to set a good example for local residents. More...

Community

Council plans to build 'green'

New city hall designed to save energy, money

As they encourage developers to build energy-efficient structures, city leaders said they're also "putting their money where their mouth is." At a City Council meeting last week, Moorpark officials committed to construct a "green" civic More...

Fire department hosts meetings on action plan

The Ventura County Fire Department will conduct several community meetings to inform the public and answer questions on the "Ventura County Wildfire Action Plan: Evacuate Early or Stay and Defend. More...

Hydrogen cars start hitting the road

The answer to our fuel problem is all around us: hydrogen, contained in the water that covers more than 70 percent of earth's surface. More...

Business

What increases business value?

When I talk about "business value drivers," I am referring to those things that increase or decrease the value of a business. Managing your value drivers will improve the income you get from your business. More...

The Gas Company wins in customer relations

Southern California Gas Company was recently ranked highest for customer satisfaction among natural gas utilities in the western United States and also scored highest nationwide in the latest J.D. Power and Associates study. More...

Sports

America's pastime

HEAVY HITTER- The ball flies off the bat of Blake Chiaramonte, of Moorpark, as he hits one of five home runs in the home run competition at the third annual CytRx Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease All Star Tournament held in Thousand Oaks last weeke More...

A call to arms

Marmonte League quarterbacks muscling for starting roles

With the professional sports world embroiled in off-field drama, let's turn our attention to the local high school football scene, where quarterback battles are heating up from Calabasas to Simi Valley. More...

Family

Our summer vacation

So, my family went to New York for our summer vacation. It was my first time there. We took the red-eye flight on a Friday night. Figured that'd be the best way to travel with our 3year-old son, who doesn't like to sit more than a minute. More...

Ways to prepare children for summer camp

With nearly 10,000 camps in the United States (about 60 percent are sleep-away camps), if a child can imagine it, there is a camp for it. More...

On The Town

Youth strings group plays

Just Friends Strings Ensemble will play from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Aug 11 at the Simi Valley Borders bookstore, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road. More...

Internet helps indie musician advance his fulfilling career

Singer/songwriter James Hurley, 50, never gave up on his dream of making a living doing what he loves. More...

Live on stage

SONG AND DANCE- Gypsy Productions cast member Shannon Smith, of Moorpark, performs as Mrs. Darbus during a scene from "High School Musical" at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark last Wednesday. More...

Vacation Photos

Take your Moorpark Acorn on vacation

THE FORCE IS WITH THEM- A Stormtrooper protects the Flitsches of Moorpark at the recent Star Wars convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In the photo are Katherine, 9; Carolyn, 7; and mother Tracey. More...