June 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Public safety departments battle large-scale budget cuts

State could siphon $8 million from county firefighters

Although demand for services is growing, the Ventura County Fire Department will lose money if state budget cuts strip cash from local coffers. More...

Health & Wellness

County needs mental health court, grand jury says

Jail is not the best place for people who have a serious mental illness and have committed nonviolent crimes, according to a Ventura County grand jury report released June 15. More...

New director will beef up food bank shelves with more protein

Last month FOOD Share, Ventura County's regional food bank, named Chris DeVan, 27, its director of food sourcing and purchasing, putting him in charge of finding new sources of food, especially protein. More...

Sports

An endless summer for Conejo Oaks

They've given up summer freedom in the name of baseball, and they wouldn't have it any other way. More...

Moorpark girls star on the pitch

IMPRESSIVE—The Moorpark Soccer Club girls' U-10 team was a finalist at the CVU Tournament of Champions. More...

Quarterback Blechen commits to Utah

Moorpark High quarterback Brian Blechen has made a verbal commitment to the University of Utah, which finished last season ranked No. 2 in the country in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll. More...

Faith

The miracle of you

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern. More...

Hadassah hosts bunco bash

Simi Valley/Moorpark's Hadassah group, L'Dor Vador, will host the second annual Bunco Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 28 at a private residence near the 118 Freeway at Kuehner Drive in Simi Valley. No experience is necessary. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., JUNE 26 Newcomers Club Meets at Corner Bakery, corner Thousand Oaks and Westlake boulevards next to Bed Bath & Beyond, Westlake Village. New members welcome. Phone: 818.874.9357 Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Letters

Film industry vet has concerns about Commonwealth

I have worked in the motion picture industry for over 23 years, and when I first learned that Commonwealth Studios was planning on sprouting up in our beautiful backyard I thought, "Great! More...

City should keep supporting HSAC

Much has been recently written about the High Street Arts Center. As a fiscal conservative, I'm well aware of monitoring government spending. However, not everything the government supports has to turn a profit. More...

Family offering reward for return of stolen dragon

This is a very exciting time. I am a lifelong Moorpark resident and just graduated from The High School @ Moorpark College in May. My parent's 25th anniversary is later this year. More...

Real Estate

Chris McClintock

Dilbeck Realtors has announced the association of Chris McClintock with their Westlake Village office. Under her title of manager of agent development, her focus will be on helping every agent to achieve their potential. More...

Opening Of Alternative Realty Group

Chuck Leko and Norman Brust have an nounced the opening of their new real estate com pany, Alternative Realty Group. More...

Article

Prudential California Realty's Westlake/North Ranch office has presented top honors for February and March. Terry Holland was named top listing agent and top producer in February and March. More...

Rock tossed onto freeway leaves man hospitalized

Three vehicles struck within one hour shortly after midnight June 18

Local authorities are on the lookout for whoever is responsible for throwing rocks at three cars on the 118 Freeway after midnight on Thurs., June 18 and causing serious injury to one of the three drivers. More...

MUSD adopts grim budget for 2009-10

Programs cancelled, class sizes to increase

School leaders this week reluctantly canceled optional programs and agreed to increase class size to maintain core programs and balance the district's 2009-2010 budget. More...

Sheriff says he's retiring after 36 years on the force

Sheriff Bob Brooks said last week he will not seek reelection next year. "I have been honored to serve with the Ventura County Sheriff 's Department for 36 years, 11 of them as your sheriff," Brooks said. More...

Community

Get help paying a power bill

The Electricity Assistance Fund is available for a limited time at the Moorpark Active Adult Center. Income guides apply, and the applicant must be a Southern California Edison residential customer. More...

Don't be fooled by foreclosure fraud

The Ventura County district attorney's office has issued a consumer protection advisory to county residents who may be facing foreclosure due to their inability to make timely payments on their home loans. More...

Scammers targeting beach vacationers

The Moorpark Community Services/Crime Prevention Unit is warning vacationers about scammers targeting people at beach campground areas. More...

Schools

10-year-old saves friend using Heimlich maneuver

Zane Pope doesn't speak much when he's on the spot, but the 10yearold springs into action when it's needed. More...

Sign up for youth summer theater workshop

The High Street Theater Foundation is sponsoring the Steve Robertson Youth Summer Theater Workshop, a six-week program for Moorpark youth who are interested in the performing arts. Rehearsals are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Moorpark student named arts scholar

Moorpark High School student Paul Patterson has been named an Arts Scholar for the California School for the Arts (Cal Arts) summer InnerSpark program. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

A man was arrested June 8 for allegedly hitting his wife. The incident occurred on Grand Isle Drive. On June 7 someone stole property from a car parked in the first block of Majestic Court. More...

Family

I hate dancing

I'm in the sixth grade. It's a birthday party. Someone put together a bad '80s music mix tape that blasts through a HiFi stereo system. She comes to me with the sweetest smile, one that's loaded down with innocence. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Exceptional singing sells this grisly classic

Play review

Revenge is a dish best served piping hot and spicy—inside a meat pie—in Camarillo Community Theatre's current production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Stephen Sondheim provide More...

Kingsmen will present tragedy of 'Macbeth'

Since 13 is the unluckiest of numbers, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will kick off its 13th season with what is considered the Bard's most superstitious play, "Macbeth." The play has a long history of disastrous events associated with produc More...

New ice cream shop in town

John Wen and his wife have opened a Carvel Ice Cream and Bakery Store in the Walgreens shopping center at 144 W. Los Angeles Ave., Ste. 112, Moorpark. Wen has been running Carvel Ice Cream stores for more than 15 years. More...

Editorials

Keep a positive attitude about public schools in Moorpark

Parents of children in Moorpark Unified School District are concerned about the future of public education in our city, but there's no reason for panic. The school district is in good hands. More...

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