January 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus crash sends six students to hospital

Six schoolchildren were transported to two local hospitals for precautionary examinations Wednesday morning after a car collided with a school bus headed to Chaparral Middle School. The accident occurred at about 8:15 a.m. More...

Voters register for election

The 2008 California presidential primary is less than a month away, but there's still time to register to vote. The registration deadline is Tues., Jan. 22. More...

Health & Wellness

New Year's resolutions for better mental health

If you belong to a gym, you've undoubtedly noticed that it's overflowing with new members- people full of New Year's resolution energy. But within the next few months, many of those gym members will have disappeared. More...

Free wheel chairs for Medicare patients

Medicare recipients may be eligible to receive a power wheelchair or scooter paid for with the assistance of Medicare, if they suffer from such conditions as respiratory disorders, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and have a mobilit More...

Sports

Moorpark boys' soccer team struggling to get wins

Musketeers enter tonight's action just 1-10 overall

Moorpark High head boys' soccer coach Juan Barron shook up his starting lineup Wednesday night against Calabasas High. Unfortunately for the Musketeers, it still wasn't a winning combination. More...

Tips for shooting low in '08

Golf advice from a pro

There is a lot of free advice in the golf community, but much of it is misleading and conflicting. Some tips are considered "mustdos" that will guarantee results for all golfers. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Between May 14 and Aug. 7, 2007 an employee allegedly embezzled funds from her place of employment in the 400 block of Los Angeles Avenue. A report was filed on Dec. 9. Between Oct. 4 and Jan. More...

Family

Written work read aloud

Poets and Writers present "The Read," a literary/performance event, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 16 at Moorpark College Library, third floor, 7075 Campus Park Road. More...

Science fun at Flory Academy

Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology presents the annual Science Extravaganza from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17 at 240 Flory Ave., Moorpark. Handson science experiments will be given. More...

Bridal show presents vendors, fashions

The Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits and fashion shows, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sun., Jan. 13 at the annual Hyatt Westlake Plaza bridal show. Exhibit hours are from 11 a.m. More...

Letters

In response to Shields' letter

Reading the letter to the editor from Darby Shields, president of the High Street Theatre Foundation, reminded me of listening to a child who has told a fanciful story so many times that they actually begin to believe it. More...

American Legion tips their hat

The Moorpark American Legion Auxiliary wants to thank the paper for all its support. More...

Yes, Moorpark needs the theater

Yes, Mr. Mayor, the city needs to continue funding the High Street Arts Center. More...

Real Estate

Beautiful Home Located In Wood Ranch Offers Breathtaking Views

Located in the Vineyard tract of Long Canyon in Wood Ranch, the model 3 has breathtaking views. Just minutes from Woodranch Country Club, this estate home features an entrance and courtyard with three river rock/stone, More...

The Best Mortgage Moves In A Slowing Housing Market

Given the recent changes in the mortgage and housing markets, many current and potential homeowners are asking themselves the question of what to do next in regards to their home financing situation. More...

Rain damages Boys & Girls Club facility

High winds coupled with three consecutive winter storms made conditions ripe for trouble at the Boys & Girls Club gym on Casey Road last weekend. More...

Mirror image

WET WALK- Thousand Oaks residents, from left, Bryan Lawrence, Jason Stich and Cameron White, cruise the campus at Moorpark College on Saturday. More...

Community

Metrolink offers EZ pass

All Metrolink train tickets and passes include the Los Angeles County EZ Transit Pass feature and are valid as a local boarding on participating transit systems in Los Angeles County, including DASH, Commuter Express and Metro buses and trai More...

Minimum wage raised in state

On Jan. 1 the minimum wage in California increased from $7.50 to $8 per hour. This change will affect nearly 1.5 million state residents. More...

Dantona drops out of Senate race

Just a month before the state primary, Jim Dantona is withdrawing from the race to represent Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in the California Senate. More...

Schools

Thinking about transferring?

As college students come home for the holiday break, some of them will be convinced they don't want to go back. Freshmen who have had a difficult time adjusting to college may decide they are at the wrong school. More...

Winter Concert brings out warm smiles

MUSIC IN THEIR HEARTS- From left to right are Katie White, Stephanie Kuzmonovic and Amanda Sanchez, musicians in the intermediate band at Mesa Verde Middle School. They performed at the Winter Concert held in the school's auditorium recently. More...

Faith

Moorpark Presbyterian Church expands facility for service

Both faith and growth are apparent at Moorpark Presbyterian Church. Home to the one of the largest Protestant congregations in town, the church is currently building a new sanctuary. More...

On The Town

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Hel ena Bonham-Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen Rating: R (for graphic, gratu itous bloodshed) Running time: 118 minutes Best suited for: More...

Calendar

Datebook

SAT., JAN. 12 AAUW Luncheon Simi Valley Branch of University Women hosts Interbranch Council luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Can't party like no tomorrow after so many yesterdays

Well, we made it through another year. I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday even thought on Christmas the weather outside was frightful, but this year there were no fires and that was delightful. 2007 is now a memory. More...

Editorials

Please register and vote in the Feb. 5 primary election

Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, you know that Californians will be going to the polls on Tues., Feb. 5 to vote in the state's first meaningful presidential primary election in decades. More...

Political Cartoon

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A patron's suggestions for arts center

Guest opinion

The theater on High Street used to be a cash cow. Audiences from Simi, Thousand Oaks and beyond the Conejo Valley were drawn to it as the Magnificent Moorpark Melodrama. More...