November 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Parvin sings Moorpark’s praises during State of the City address

Janice Parvin didn’t have to spend time this fall campaigning to keep her seat as mayor of Moorpark. More...

Health & Wellness

Research Medicare options at age 65

Signing up can be confusing for new enrollees

For many adults, turning 65 marks the beginning of a rewarding and active new time in life. Some may focus on travel and recreation or spending more time with family and friends. More...

County launches Veteran Court

Ventura Superior Court recently held the first session of its new Veterans Court in the Ventura Government Center. More...

Protect children from classroom germs

Germs at school are nothing to sneeze at. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to the common cold and flu. More...

Sports

At county championships, fun starts before the gun

Ojai course brings out the best in area runners

The candy corn could wait. The Bigfoot costume couldn’t.   A festive atmosphere permeated the Ventura County Cross Country Championships at Lake Casitas in Ojai last weekend. More...

Lake Casitas top-10 race results

Boys’ teams 1) Camarillo (43) 2) Westlake (84) 3) Thousand Oaks (104) 4) Newbury Park (125) 5) Royal (150) 6) Ventura (191) 7) Buena (224) 8) Simi Valley (248) 9) Oak Park (256) 10) Nordhoff (256) 13) Moorpark (322) Top Moorpark boys 34) Daniel More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BLACK BEAUTY—Flash, a pure black medium hair female with big yellow eyes, will win you over with one swish of her fluffy tail. She is friendly, smart and loves to cuddle. More...

Faith

Founder of Homeboy Industries speaks about gang intervention in Newbury Park

Program has helped thousands of young people get out of L.A. gangs

Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, the nation’s largest gang intervention program, will speak at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Toy donations accepted for Christmas Shoppe

Program provides holiday gifts for those in need

ACTION Foundation, a community based outreach group, will be sponsoring the seventh annual Community Christmas Shoppe benefiting Ventura County families in need. More...

Event ministers to recovering addicts

FIRE (Friends in Recovery Extended) will host an event on Sat., Nov. 6 at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 2816 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley.   More than 150 people attended the first FIRE event in 2003.   More...

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Datebook

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Letters

Golf tourney benefits clinic

There’s always time for fun, and that’s just what 118 golfers, business representatives and 45 tournament volunteers had, all working together in a spirit of cooperation and goodwill for their neighbors.   Where? More...

‘Rent’ earns rave review

I am writing to commend Moorpark College on its recent production of “Rent.”   More...

Columns

Six essential rules for an encore career

Are you looking for a career that combines income and purpose? More...

Library 93021

Have you ever seen a UFO? If so, you are not alone. In fact, more UFOs are seen in California than anywhere else in the country. With more than 5,000 cases, California is the leading producer of UFO reports in the United States.   More...

Dangerous datura?

A plant hangs drying near my stovetop; I am careful that none of the potentially poisonous seeds fall into my cooking. More...

Pollock, Van Dam keep seats

On a night when political incumbents found themselves in perilous positions across the country, the two known quantities entered in the race for Moorpark City Council seats ultimately had nothing to fear.   More...

Perfect pumpkin

PAINTING A MASTERPIECE—Dressed in his bright green muscle costume, Daniel “The Hulk” Rodriguez Jr., 3, happily glops paint all over his pumpkin at the 20th annual Moorpark Trick or T More...

Community

Gorell secures Assembly seat

Republican won’t let Afghanistan deployment slow his efforts

Despite the recent announcement that he’ll be deployed to Afghanistan for half of his two-year term, Republican Jeff Gorell defeated Democrat Ferial Masry for the State Assembly’s 37th District seat with 58 percent of the votes on Nov. More...

Set clocks back this weekend

Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 7, so be sure to follow the old saw, “Spring forward, fall back,” and set your clocks back one hour before going to bed. More...

MUSD supports school finance changes

The Moorpark Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution last week supporting a lawsuit challenging California’s school finance system.   More...

Schools

How many applications and when to submit them?

One question I hear every week is “How many colleges should I apply to?”   I wish I could give families a definite answer, but there’s not one right number. More...

Observe the law when passing a stopped school bus

Motorists must wait when red lights are flashing

School has been in session for a couple of months now, but drivers still ask, “When is a motorist supposed to stop for a school bus that is displaying flashing red lights?”   More...

CLU will highlight international experiences

California Lutheran University will mark International Education Week from Nov. 15 through 19 at the campus in Thousand Oaks.   CLU has 385 international students from 56 countries. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 21   A 19-year-old woman was arrested and charged with driving with a fictitious California driver’s license. More...

Driver faces felony charges after Moorpark accident

On Oct. 27 at about 10:34 a.m., Moorpark deputies arrested Thousand Oaks resident Vito Omid Riazi, 19, for felony charges related to driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing injury, and possession of narcotics.   More...

Family

Sending warm comfort overseas

SEWN WITH LOVE—The women of the Tuesday night Newbury Park Bunco Club knit and sew more than 100 scarves for Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit, all-volunteer corporation that assembles and ships More...

Protect children’s safety on the Internet

Parents should warn kids about downloads

Even if parents don’t allow their children to use the Internet or join social networks, most can and will get access elsewhere, including school.   So what do parents need to know to protect their children’s online safety?   More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Waiting for Superman”

According to “Waiting for Superman,” our children are royally !$@&#ed. And, walking out of the theater, one is inclined to agree with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim.   More...

Motorcycle run benefits holiday toy drive

Ride concludes with festivities at Camarillo park

Kids to Kids will host its 10th annual Toy Run on Sun., Nov. 14. Registration will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Simi Valley Harley Davidson, 6190 Condor Drive, Moorpark. More...

Camarillo Community Theatre’s ‘Footloose’ features great dancing

The concept of the musical “Footloose” is nothing new. Teen rebel comes to a backward town, turns it upside down with his hedonistic ways, offending the local preacher in the process. More...

Editorials

All’s quiet on the local front

Ho hum.   While Election Day provided plenty of sizzle throughout other Ventura County communities—and not just because of the unseasonably warm temperatures—there wasn’t much buzz in Moorpark on Tuesday. More...

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