August 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Moorpark officer’s selfless thinking stops suicide attempt

For Brandon Mumme, part of the thrill of being a California Highway Patrol officer is that he never knows what challenges a new day will bring. More...

Health & Wellness

Bicycle riders practice safety tips

Cyclists must obey the same traffic laws as motorists

“Sharing the road with bicyclists is very important, especially when commuting on busy city streets,” said Ken Bower, vice president and general manager for AlliedBarton Security Services, a provider of trained security personnel. More...

Course helps those affected by mental illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness Ventura County is offering a free 11-week course from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. The first class has already met.   More...

Free smoking cessation classes are now available

Ventura County Public Health will sponsor free stopsmoking classes and provide free nicotine replacement therapy products to anyone who lives or works in Ventura County.   Following are the scheduled classes, which run for eight weeks. More...

Schools

Musketeer marching band makes sweet summertime music

PARENTAL PREVIEW—Top, the Moorpark High School Marching Band performs a sneak preview performance of its 2010 field show, “Namaste,” for families and friends at the high school last More...

Moorpark band boosters collect electronic waste

The Moorpark High School Band and Color Guard Boosters will host an electronic waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes

FOLLOW ALONG—Meg Thackoorie, youth services librarian at the Moorpark City Library, leads children in the song “B-I-N-G-O” last Friday at Flory Academy during Kindergarten Roundup, a More...

Pets

Vaccinations are available for dogs, cats

Moorpark Animal Control will offer a low cost rabies and pet licensing clinic from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Sept. 7 at the Moorpark Fire Station 42, 295 High St. More...

Pet of the Week

LOVE BUNNY— Fringe, a 3-month-old domestic rabbit, would love to be your lap bunny. He likes being held and having his tummy rubbed. More...

Doodles romp in Malibu

The ninth annual Southern California Doodle Romp and Picnic will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11 at a private home in Malibu.   All labradoodle and goldendoodle owners and lovers are invited to bring their dogs. More...

Faith

United Church of Christ embraces ‘Lets Move!’

The United Church of Christ has announced its support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to engage parents, families, schools and communities in eradicating childhood obesity and ensuring access to affordab More...

Chabad celebrates High Holy Days

Chabad of the Conejo will offer High Holiday Services at the following eight locations in the Conejo Valley: Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village, Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, and at Chabad Centers in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks More...

Rosh Hashana at B’nai Emet

Congregation B’nai Emet will host Rosh Hashana services at 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 8 and 10 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 9 at Mount Sinai Chapel, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., AUG. 27   Church Rummage Sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Sponsored by Episcopal Church Women. Clothes, household items for sale. More...

Letters

Bush supporters should take blame

Regarding Kathleen Blakeney’s Aug. 20 letter, “What did ‘change’ actually mean?” I have this to say.   More...

Parcel tax not the solution for schools

The Moorpark Unified School District learns from polling that the necessary two-thirds of voters do not approve of providing additional funds via a parcel tax.   More...

Tree planting was a ‘brilliant’ idea

The idea for trees to be planted in the sidewalk along Spring Road was blindingly brilliant!   How the bicyclists and skateboarders must benefit by them— especially at night. More...

$200-million cap set for Metrolink lawsuits

A $200-million pot was established Wednesday to pay the more than 100 lawsuits that have been filed in the aftermath of the 2008 Metrolink train crash in Chatsworth. More...

Deputies take on tough treks for local charities

Capt. Randy Pentis has seen many people suffer in his years with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. It’s especially frustrating for the father of three to stand by helpless when a child is sick with a serious illness. More...

Community

MUSD scores big with two grants

Even on her Lake Tahoe vacation this summer, Marilyn Green couldn’t escape her job.   However, the two phone calls she took—one on the trip up, the other on the way back—were more than welcome.   More...

Barker tackles final hurdle in Eagle quest

Scout organizes tree-planting project to earn coveted award

Kevin Barker may have an advantage over his Moorpark High School football teammates during the two-a-day preseason workouts that started last week. More...

Wedding bells

NUPTIALS—Julie Chang, a former Moorpark Unified School District teacher, got married Aug. 14 at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colo. She married San Francisco attorney Hans Lee. More...

Business

Borders bookstore writes its last chapter

Thousand Oaks retailer to close at end of the year

Conejo Valley residents looking to buy their next good read will have to go elsewhere come Jan. 31 of next year, when the Borders lease in Thousand Oaks expires. More...

Social Security recipients gain from direct deposit

These days, almost everyone gets their benefit payment by direct deposit. Whether you receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, you can depend on your payment arriving in your account on time, every time.   More...

Career center offers job workshops

Programs aid those seeking employment

The East County Job and Career Center at 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, offers several one-day workshops that are free for job seekers.   Classes begin Tues., Sept. 7. More...

Sports

Back in the swing of things

Marmonte League fall preview: Girls’ golf

Though Danielle Kang, the former Westlake High girls’ golf standout who won the U.S. More...

Ruthian performance from Moorpark slugger

GET OUT OF HERE— On Aug. 8, 7-year-old Chase Kriger of the Moorpark Mavericks hit six home runs over the course of four games at the Simi Valley Baseball League Tournament. More...

Flying on fiberglass

AWASH IN WHITEWASH—Surfer Antoinde Allain attempts to land a massive floater early Sunday morning during the third annual Point Mugu Surf Contest. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 10   An unknown suspect committed robbery by stealing a pizza by means of intimidation in the 100 block of Flory Road.   Aug. More...

Family

Extreme yard makeover

GOOD FENCES, GOOD NEIGHBORS—Moorpark High School Pay It Forward Club members Jacqueline Cohen, 17, left; Alyssa Viggiano, 17; and Moorpark Morning Rotary Club member Terri Hilliard Olson lace ne More...

Janns Marketplace screens outdoor family flicks

Janss Marketplace presents Movies under the Stars with free films and popcorn on Wednesdays at the shopping center, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Sometimes, when you get tired of roller-coaster movies, along comes a sunset movie that will do just fine. Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a backwoods hermit living in Tennessee. Nobody likes him much and he returns the favor. More...

Camarillo festival seeking artists

The Camarillo Art and Jazz Festival is looking for artists for the 2010 art walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 on Ventura Boulevard in Camarillo Old Town. More...

Columns

The handy, dandy cattail

Two mornings ago I lay on the bank of Triunfo Creek as the sun was just rising and long, green, slender leaves grew tall above me. The sunlight silhouetted the leaves, and their green radiated as if shining from the inside. More...

Editorials

Let kids walk to school

Classes opened in Moorpark Unified School District this week, proving again that time flies. More...

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