October 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Car show transforms High Street into automobile museum

HOT ROD HEAVEN— At left, scores of car lovers make their rounds during the 30th annual Roam and Relics Car Show on High Street last Sunday. More...

Health & Wellness

See clearly this Halloween

Halloween. A time for tricks and treats and things that go bump in the night. But according to Dr. James B. Mayer, optometrist, Halloween can also be a time of sight-related hazards. More...

Safety tips for trick or treaters

Just because Halloween celebrates scary things doesn’t mean children want any safety scares of their own. More...

Get the facts on swine flu

The Simi Valley Senior Center will host a talk the H1N1 virus (swine flu) at 1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 18 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi.   More...

Schools

Insurance broker urges school officials to seek competitive bids

District missing opportunity to save big bucks, broker says

A Camarillo resident who owns a private insurance company asked Moorpark school leaders to seek competitive bids for insurance coverage next year to save district funds.   More...

Peach Hill students to honor veterans Nov. 10

Peach Hill Academy will host a Veterans Day program from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 10 at the school, 13400 Christian Barrett, Moorpark.   The children in grades K-5 will sing patriotic songs and honor the veterans. More...

Magnificent manager

ONE OF A KIND— Nelly Scordamaglia, right, office manager at Walnut Canyon School, poses for a photo with Teresa Williams, Moorpark Unified School District assistant superintendent, at a board meeting earlier this month. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FUZZY WUZZY— Virginia, a female Bichon Frise mix dog is almost one-year-old. She is very gentle. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 14   Thieves stole an ATM from a neighborhood market in the 300 block of Moorpark Avenue.   A 47-year-old man was yelling obscenities at someone’s house on Luther Circle.   Oct. More...

Oxycontin the target of Simi heist

Police are looking for two men who used force to rob a Simi Valley pharmacy of a powerful narcotic that is often used illicitly.   On Oct. 26 at 9:44 a.m. More...

Family

Recipe of the week

Homemade chicken soup: the age-old cure

Nothing is better for the upcoming cold and flu season than homemade chicken soup.   This week, Oct. 28 through Nov. More...

Stories that are sure to scare

A staged reading of three horror classics will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 31 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. More...

County pageant is accepting applications

Scholarships go to the winners

The Miss Ventura County and Miss Ventura County’s Outstanding Teen pageants are accepting applications for the 2010 pageant scheduled for Jan. 23 at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. More...

Calendar

Datebook

SUN., NOV. 1   Many Mansions’ Bowls of Hope Project   More...

Editorials

Fear OCHS and St. Bonnie? Not us

While some fans of high school athletics are whining about parochial schools St. More...

Photo

Full Story

For the Record

• Last week’s article about new Chaparral Middle School Principal Ruby Delery incorrectly stated that Delery was a physiology teacher at Chaminade High School and that one of her three nieces was named Berry. More...

New FEMA boundaries have some flooded with anger

Properties added to floodplain must pay more for insurance

About 1,200 Moorpark residents and business owners were told last week that their properties are in a hazardous floodplain and they will be forced to pay a lot more for flood insurance if they don’t buy a policy soon.   More...

K-9 back to work after medical scare

Police dog inadvertently sniffed crystal meth

A police dog that was hospitalized earlier this week after inadvertently sniffing some drugs has been given a clean bill of health and is back to work.   “He’s doing just fine,” said Capt. More...

Community

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep Sunday

Daylight-saving time ends this weekend at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 1. Clocks should be turned back to 1 a.m. as the country returns to standard time.   The time change is easier in the autumn because clocks “fall back” an hour. More...

New parkway to connect neighborhoods north of Moorpark

Moorpark residents who live north of downtown are one step closer to driving on a four-lane regional road that will allow them to avoid congestion on Los Angeles Avenue.   More...

Supervisor will speak before property rights group

Ventura County residents may hear Supervisor Peter Foy speak at a meeting hosted by the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 5 at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Frightened by retirement planning?

Guest commentary

Flesh out your financial skeleton   As Halloween hovers on the horizon, the most frightening prospect for some adults has nothing to do with ghosts or goblins. More...

Moorpark businesses team up with high school to fund student handbook

Writing supplement restored after budget cuts

Local companies pitch in to help Moorpark High School publish its annual Student Writer’s Handbook.   In 2004, the school’s English department developed and published the first edition of the writer’s handbook. More...

Job center offers training classes

The East County Job and Career Center at 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, presents the following career shops. Classes are free to job seekers but space is limited.   Prior registration required by calling (805) 955-2282 to enroll. More...

Sports

Most Marmonte League officials unhappy with CIF releaguing process

The Marmonte League is set for the next four years.   Or is it?   More...

Moorpark Express powers into soccer final

TOP TEAM— The Moorpark Express U-11 White soccer team made the finals in its division at the Thousand Oaks Classic. More...

Rugby club quickly gains popularity

Roster features players from throughout county

Michael Sueoka and Shawn Love have been friends since the first grade, and they played football together at Thousand Oaks High.   The longtime friends went off to college. Options for tackle football were limited. More...

Faith

Holy Cross to open boutique

Holy Cross Catholic Church will host the 25th annual holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8 in the parish Activity Center, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. More...

Methodists will focus on family

The Moorpark United Methodist Church will conduct a series of workshops on family spirituality from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Wed., Nov. 4 at the church, at the intersection of Third Street and Flory Avenue in Moorpark.    More...

Chabad teens get crafty with wallets

The Moorpark Chabad’s iTeens Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 5 at the Moorpark Jewish Center 11958 Honeybrook Court.   Jewish teenagers will play games and make their own wallets out of duct tape. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Pulitzer-winning play packs powerhouse punch

Play review

If you see only one play this year, make it “The Skin of Our Teeth” by the Moorpark College Theater Arts Department. More...

Letters

Union is wrong to fight surveillance

I was riding in the first car on Metrolink 113, just minutes behind train 111. It is discouraging that the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has taken actions to remove video surveillance systems from Metrolink trains. More...

Cameras may have prevented tragedy

As a survivor of the Metrolink train crash in September of 2008, I take considerable issue with the train union’s attempt to have the surveillance cameras removed. More...

Keep gas station away from Arroyo

I am responding to last week’s misguided letter from Pamela Castro suggesting the proposed diesel station be located next to our mobile home park alongside the Arroyo Simi Wildlife Preserve.   More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

WORTH THE RIDE—Steve, Michelle, Jeffrey and Kristina Yows of Moorpark end up at Thousand Island Lake in the Mammoth high country after an eight-hour round-trip on horseback. More...