February 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Library throwing party for Reagan’s centennial

New galleries open to public Monday

Former President Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 years old Feb. 6.  The life and legacy of the 40th U.S. president will be honored in a yearlong celebration beginning this weekend at the Reagan Library.  More...

Health & Wellness

New treatments offer rapid release from muscle pain, spasms

Millions of adults suffer from muscle spasms each year. For some, those spasms can be a chronic occurrence affecting their ability to sleep, exercise and maintain a daily level of comfort.  More...

Programs help patients cope with cancer

Anthony Montella, DDS, will present a program on dental care and cancer treatment from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. More...

Seminar to discuss Social Security for seniors

Senior Concerns will present a free program for the public on Social Security, including enrollment and survivor benefits, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 8 at Senior Concern’s Adult Day Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Business

Unhappy at work? Experts offer advice to get workers back on track

Unknown to most economic reports this past year, optimism has made its way into some financial forecasts as 2010 gives way to 2011.  More...

Sports

Thompson’s time has come

Moorpark grappler gears up for league finals

Success doesn’t drive Ryan Thompson. More...

Texas tussle: Packers or Steelers, who wins Super Bowl XLV?

Sportswriters Eliav Appelbaum and Stephen Dorman debate Sunday’s big game

So it’s down to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Somebody gouge me in the gizzard with a spork.  I’m not going to pick Green Bay to win. I won’t give the Packers the satisfaction. More...

Three Musketeers sign on the dotted line

DECISION DAY—A trio of Moorpark High soccer players signed their college National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. More...

Faith

Coming home

“Nothing can bring peace but the revelation of the individual to himself, and a recognition of his direct relationship to the Universe.”  — Dr. More...

Jade Buddha statue on display in Ventura

An exhibition of the Jade Buddha statue and Holy Relics for Universal Peace will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 through 27 at the An Lac Mission, 901 S. Saticoy Ave., Ventura. Admission is free.  The opening ceremony will be at 1 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Chef bakes birthday cake for Reagan

Pastry chef David Laufer from Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village will create a celebration cake in honor of the late President Ronald Reagan’s centennial birthday Sun., Feb. 6. More...

Art show features landscapes

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents “The Landscape Show” through March 28 in The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  An artists’ reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Classic musical opens tonight at arts center

The High Street Arts Center presents the musical “ Les Miserables School Edition,” based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Feb. 4 through March 6 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Do youth sports cost too much?

Participating in youth sports is one of the best ways for a child to learn the benefits and rewards of team spirit, hard work and perseverance. More...

State must end business exodus

Guest opinion

We’re back for a new legislative session and with it an evergrowing list of tasks to accomplish.  We ended 2010 on a low point, with a rising unemployment rate and a looming budget deficit.  Now is the time to buckle down and get Cal More...

City gets educated about water rates

The way Janice Parvin sees it, knowledge is power.  Moorpark’s mayor still isn’t pleased about the ever-escalating water rates in the city, the latest blow coming Jan. More...

Landfill EIR now complete

The Ventura County Planning Division has finished the final draft environmental impact report for the proposed expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill, which is now expected to go before the planning commission for review in March.  Originally the More...

Snug as three bugs

SAFETY FIRST— Simi Valley resident Janice Blackwell buckles in her little ones, from left, Noah, 3; Cambria, 2; and Scarlett, 3, in a final test at a free car seat inspection and fitting Mon., More...

Community

Chamber installs new board

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce officially installed its 2011 board of directors during its annual awards dinner Fri., Jan. More...

Pageant looking for a few good men

Contest raises funds for annual Muskie Awards

With the second annual Mr. More...

Bullish about books

BIBLIOPHILES—The Kiwanis Club of Moorpark joins the library staff at Campus Canyon Elementary School on Jan. 29 to sort, repair and catalog books. More...

Schools

CSUCI prepares high school students for college academics

Teens can boost their math, English skills with special courses

As part of an effort to create an academically college-ready population, California State University Channel Islands has implemented a number of programs to help new students get ready academically by the time they start classes their freshman year.& More...

Charter school students construct set for play

New ACE Charter High School and Camarillo Community Theatre, both located inside the Camarillo Airport, are collaborating on a construction project for the upcoming production of the musical “Oliver!”  The single set piece portrays s More...

Moorpark student selected for Navy officer program

Russell Friedl of Moorpark has been selected for the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer program.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE—Sunny is a 9-month-old female pit bull. She is sweet and wants a good home. If you would like to adopt Sunny, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Jan. 17  A 23-year-old man was arrested at an undisclosed location in Moorpark and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of an ingestion device.  Jan. More...

Sentencing set in porn case

A Moorpark man who pleaded guilty in December to possession of child pornography will be sentenced March 3, authorities said this week.  Jason Eugene Caplan, 28, was arrested at his home in the 4500 block of Ashtree Street last February.  More...

Family

And the winner is . . .

TOP TEEN— Moorpark resident Olivia Sichmeller, 13, is crowned Miss Ventura County Outstanding Teen during the Miss Ventura Santa Barbara County Scholarship Pageant at the High Street Theater on More...

Counting down the days to ‘Math Matters!’

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will host Super Science Sunday: Math Matters! on Sun., Feb. 27 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Entrance times are 1 and 3 p.m. for identical sessions.  More...

Auditions open for original family musical

Auditions for a new family musical, “Son of the Big Bad Wolf,” will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Feb. 19 and 20 at Simi Valley United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer St.  More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., FEB. 4  Rotary Club Of Westlake Village Sunrise   More...

Letters

Debate is what makes us great

In response to your letter of Jan. 28, Mr. Lilly, open and honest debate is what makes this country great! It is why we can read letters like yours and Mr. Wheeler’s. More...

Columns

Messy olives

Q: Ann from Oak Park writes that she has a large olive tree in her front yard that in the last few years did not produce many olives. More...

The stoical Mr. Stumptail

One Sunday while sweeping I came upon a lizard freshly nailed by a neighbor’s hubbahubba hotrod. Western fence lizards are low riders to begin with but this one was seriously scraping asphalt.  More...