August 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

District puts brakes on school bus service

'A plan should have been devised between the city and district prior to canceling the high school transportation.' —Councilperson Mark Van Dam

To offset a shrinking budget and high fuel costs, the Moorpark Unified School District will discontinue bus service for students at Moorpark and Community high schools during the 2008-09 school year. More...

Schools

School board member off the ballot

Mindy Yaras, who has served on Moorpark Unified School District's board since 1999, will not run for another term in November. "Retiring was a hard decision to make," she said. More...

Students earn CLU degrees

A total of 139 students completed their master's or doctoral degrees at California Lutheran University in May. The university offers six graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education. More...

Faith

Children collect funds for Habitat donation

Church program teaches giving

Children who attended Vacation Bible School at Moorpark Presbyterian Church last month quickly put the lessons they learned into action. More...

Called to the Torah

Brent Sehati was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on June 7 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Brent will be an eighthgrade student at Chaparral Middle School. He is the son of Azita and Farid Sehati of Moorpark. More...

Family

What kind of bait did he use?

FISH STORY— Moorpark resident Daniel Kodama, 13, catches this 262-pound blue marlin while fishing during four days in July out of Playa del Sol in Baja, California. More...

College creates community choir

Auditions open to residents

The Moorpark College Master Chorale, a new community choir starting this fall, will hold auditions open to the public from Aug. 19 to 26 on the campus, 7075 Campus Road. Those selected as choir members will enroll in MUS M60D, a two-unit course. More...

Rotary starts up gameplay convention

Local video game enthusiasts won't have far to travel to spend time next month with others who enjoy their favorite hobby. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., AUG. 8 High Street Arts Center presents musical "The Fantasticks," 8 p.m., 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Runs through Sept. 14. Fridays, Saturdays 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. $8 to $15, group discounts available. More...

Real Estate

Shea Homes Five-Star Dream Prize Giveaway

Shea Homes, America's 5-Star homebuilder, is celebrating its 5Star Value by giving home shoppers the chance to win one of five 5Star Dream Prizes at Destination, Meridian and Market Street at RiverPark in Oxnard. More...

FBI arrests Moorpark gold trader

A Moorpark man whose wife was fatally stabbed last week in Century City was arrested Aug. More...

CPA to run for council seat

Moorpark resident Robert Freeman will run for one of two available seats on the Moorpark City Council in November. The newcomer will compete against incumbents Keith Millhouse and Roseann Mikos. More...

Health & Wellness

Early detection, treatment can help manage cataracts

August is Cataract Awareness Month, and doctors encourage the community to be aware of the symptoms of cataracts. "A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye," said Dr. More...

Chaplain to discuss end-of-life decisions

The Simi Valley Hospital's Health Education Program will present a discussion on endoflife decision making from 1 to 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 13 at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. More...

Red Cross to offer team training

The Red Cross is offering training for volunteers to serve on the Disaster Action Team from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16 at the Moorpark Police Services Center, 610 Spring Road. More...

Sports

Musketeers expecting big things from senior libero

McIntosh sets the table for Moorpark's heavy hitters

If there is one player who can dig the Moorpark High girls' volleyball team out of a hole, it's senior libero Teale McIntosh. More...

Youngsters learn Jiu-Jitsu techniques at Moorpark opening

BIRD'S-EYE VIEW— Thirteen-year-old George Gelinas, top, of Newbury Park and Graham Jackson, 9, of Moorpark get some pointers as they mix it up during the grand opening of the Master Carlos Gracie Jr. More...

Grass volleyball tournament Saturday at Moorpark College

Moorpark College is hosting its 2008 Summer Doubles Grass Volleyball Tournament beginning early Saturday morning. Divisions include Girls' High School, Boys' High School, Coed Open, Women's Open and Men's Open. More...

Kids Rule

Little squirt makes some big fun

TAKE THAT!— Simi Valley resident Kyle Hamilton, 6, cools off in a water gun fight Saturday at the annual family picnic sponsored by Cardservice Int., a Moorpark company that processes credit cards, and held outside the company building on Con More...

On The Town

City hosts showtime outdoors

Moorpark's 25th anniversary celebration will continue this month with an outdoor film event featuring the classic movie "WarGames" at Arroyo Vista Park on Sat., Aug. 16. Admission is free. "It should be a great night. More...

The Movie Nut

It's been tough. Life after "Sex and the City" and "Mamma Mia!" For weeks now, my wife has been walking around the house humming "Dancing Queen." It hits me about 2 in the morning. More...

Local band pays tribute to AC/DC

Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band with members who live in Simi Valley and Moorpark, headlines tonight's 11 p.m. show at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. More...