February 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local man dies in car crash

Moorpark resident Marcelino Lopez Garcia, 62, died in a car collision at the intersection of Las Posas and Lewis roads in Camarillo at about 8:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 30. More...

Health & Wellness

Hospital administrator honored for outstanding service

Robin Millar, administrative director of rehabilitation therapies at Simi Valley Hospital, will receive the Healthcare Professional of the Year Award from the Ventura County Medi cal Resource Foundation. More...

Control that winter cough

During the winter, coldrelated cough is increasingly common as respiratory germs spread easily. Avoiding the spread of germs is the first step to staying healthy. More...

Nar-Anon to meet in Simi

Simi Nar-Anon Family Group, a support group for families and friends of drug addicts, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 7 at Simi Valley United Methodist Church, room 10, 2394 Erringer Road. More...

Schools

School board president seeks solutions to budget crunch

Thomas works with city

Shrinking budgets aren't shelving Bruce Thomas' hopes of maintaining programs and amenities for the students of Moorpark. More...

Decathletes test their mettle

Moorpark students will compete in the Ventura County Academic Decathlon competition at Pacifica High School in Oxnard tomorrow, Feb. 7. More...

College Corner

Application update It's official. The University of California received a record number of applications for fall 2009. Almost 127,000 students applied for admission, an increase of nearly 5 percent over last year. More...

Pets

Preventative care is important for dogs

Keeping a dog healthy means taking good care of him or her before problems arise, much as one should do with human members of the family. Good veterinary care for a dog includes preventative care, according to Dr. More...

Pet of the Week

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers CUTE—Neo is a 2-year-old guinea pig. Neo is curious but mellow, is used to being handled and is great with kids. If you would like to adopt Neo, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

Veteran director guides 'Disney's Cinderella Kids'

Rehearsals have begun for The Steve Robertson Youth Theater Workshop's production of "Disney's Cinderella Kids" with the participation of 28 Moorpark youth. More...

Sea Cadets open to new members

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps has openings for a young people ages 11 to 17 to join the crew of Langley Division. The corps is composed of young people who have an interest in seamanship, the military or other seagoing careers. More...

Fireside concert

A fireside concert will be held at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 13 at Borchard Community Center, 190 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The concert will feature performances by Richard Berman, Gemini, The Cowboy Balladeers and Chris Cairns Bluegrass Band. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., FEB. 6 Conejo Valley Newcomers Club Monthly coffee at Corner Bakery, 111 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. For residents of Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Oak Park, Camarillo. Phone: 805.677. More...

Letters

Document grants citizens' rights

We have a unique opportunity to see perhaps the most important document in the history of freedom. The Magna Carta is on display at the Reagan Library through June 20 ("Magna Carta brings history to life," Jan. 16). More...

Giving thanks for what we have

It may be early for Thanksgiving, but it's never too late. We may wonder, when voting in a national election, if our contribution matters. But locally, especially in smaller towns, what we do carries a lot of weight. More...

Real Estate

Prudential California

Prudential California Realty's Moorpark office congratulated Patty Cappuccino as Top Listing agent in August and September, Top Selling agent in August, and Top Producer in September and October. She can be reached at (805) 390-5291. More...

Day laborers negotiate truce with liquor store owner

A Moorpark businessman reached a handshake agreement this week with a group of day laborers over how long they would operate in front of his business and how they would conduct themselves while there. More...

Veteran actor brings his charm to Moorpark

Silver screen legend Robert Wagner is coming to town to promote his bestselling book, "Pieces of My Heart." The memoir recounts both joyous and tragic events in Wagner's life—from his younger days watching Clark Gable and More...

Community

Volunteers count the homeless

Nearly 2,000 in Ventura County have no residence

` When Camarillo volunteers Sue Spies and Joe Riggio found an elderly homeless man filling a cart with recyclables, they offered him a blanket, jacket and socks, and the man gladly accepted. More...

Seniors get help with heating costs

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will be making appointments for the Gas Assistance Fund on Feb. 11, 20, 23, and March 3. The fund assists seniors in paying for their gas heating bill. Funds are limited. More...

Organizers prepare for 25th annual Relay for Life

Moorpark cancer survivors, caregivers and volunteers who met at city hall last week were ready to grab the baton and run with their plans for their annual spring relay to fight the disease. At the kickoff event on Jan. More...

Sports

Local teams are tops in tournaments

MAD ABOUT THE BOYS—The Madness 11-U baseball team from Moorpark takes runner-up in a Martin Luther King Jr. tournament in Ventura over the three-day weekend. More...

Four for the Month

Well, professional football is all but wrapped up for another year. The Pro Bowl doesn't really count, does it? There are many options to help fill the pigskin void. More...

MHS climbing Marmonte standings

Boys' soccer squad eyeing postseason

Moorpark High boys' soccer head coach Juan Barron is enjoying his job once again. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Someone used another person's credit card to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The incident took place on Dec. 13 on Westport Street. On Jan. 18 a cellphone was stolen from a home on Wicks Road. More...

Faith

Jewish women mark Earth Day

The Women of Congregation B'nai Emet will host a Tu BiSh'vat Seder to celebrate Jewish Earth Day at 7 p.m Tues., Feb. 10 at the synagogue, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Women from the community are invited. More...

Church plans dinner, dance

The Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County will host its second annual dinner dance at 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 28 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes) is a successful middleaged attorney living in Berlin in the mid-'90s. More...

UCLA Extension offers day trips in architecture

UCLA Extension will present the following one-day seminars and on-site study tours. More...

Neil Simon classic opens at arts center

The High Street Arts Center will present Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" at 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 6 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. The show runs through March 8. Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Editorials

Life in the fast lane

Almost everyone who drives a car or truck has been pulled over by a cop at least once. Traffic tickets are an everyday occurrence and even if you're a good driver you can have a lapse in concentration that leads to getting stopped. More...

Cartoon

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Valentines Special Section

Remember falling in love?

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. Do you recall the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid's arrow find its mark? More...