March 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Parvin named Woman of the Year

Nomination represents 37th State Assembly District

Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvin was honored at the state Capitol on Monday as the 37th Assembly District’s 2011 Woman of the Year.  Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) nominated Parvin for the annual award, which began in 1987 as a way to c More...

Health & Wellness

Hospital foundation celebrates women

Fundraiser includes luncheon, fashion show

Simi Valley Hospital Foundation’s Hats Off to Women annual fundraiser, celebrating the many hats that women wear, will be presented by the First Ladies of the foundation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Walk to benefit kidney health

The Nephcure Walk will be Sun., April 10 at Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Registration and pre-walk activities are at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. More...

Hospice begins volunteer training program

The nonprofit Hospice of the Conejo will present its spring community volunteer training program from 1 to 4 p.m. on eight Thursdays starting March 31 at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Schools

ACT or SAT: Which test should you take?

While the SAT and ACT are both used for college admission, they are very different tests. More...

Free training for volunteer ESL tutors

Laubach Literacy of Ventura County will offer free workshops to train volunteers as English as Second Language tutors of adults over two weekends, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 9 and from 9 a.m. More...

Sink into a good book

READING FUN—Above, Kellan Kloss, 5; Ilona Kloss, 5; and Maria Ruiz, 7, listen to poems read by Jane Jones during Carnival of Reading Night at Walnut Canyon School in Moorpark on March 16. More...

Pets

Animal rescue gets grants for vaccines

S.A.F.E. More...

Pet of the Week

HE’S MAGICAL—Merlin is a 3-year-old male rabbit. If you would like to adopt Merlin, ask for animal ID No. A518279 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Shelter half-price adoption fee

Promotion to run April 2, 3

Spring time is birthing time for animals, which means more abandoned puppies, kittens and bunnies find their way to the Ventura County Animal Shelter. More...

Family

The earth shakes, the seas rise

My 7-year-old son has been in lots of trouble lately. Discipline doesn’t help.  I dropped a 30-pound box of garage junk from a high shelf into my eyeball. More...

Class teaches safe boating skills

A course on boating skills and seamanship will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. More...

Gymnastics center to host benefit for Japan

Students will perform tumbling skills to raise money

The students enrolled at Fun and Fit Imagymnation Gymnastics Center in Simi Valley will host a benefit tumble-athon during classes the week of April 3 at the center, 4685 Industrial St, Suite 3G, Simi Valley.  More...

Columns

Ask the DMV

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

SACRED SITE—Jodi Spitzer of Moorpark, Fran Levy and Jill Renee Groff visit the Western Wall, the only remaining part of the ancient Jewish temple, in Jerusalem, Israel. More...

Water rates rising

Hike coming May 1

Moorpark property owners may be required to pay 12 percent more per unit of running water beginning this May, after the City Council agreed last week to support a county recommendation to boost rates.  More...

Holiday recounts heroics of Jewish queen

HAPPY PURIM— Above, 6-year-old Moorpark resident Maiha Mor twirls a “grogger,” or noisemaker, when the name of Haman, the antagonist in the Book of Esther, is mentioned during the f More...

Community

Six arrested for DUI on St. Pat’s Day

Avoid the 14 anti-DUI police patrols operating in Ventura County arrested six drivers suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day.  More...

Police host ID Theft Fraud Prevention Day

The Camarillo Police Department’s Community Resource Unit will host an Identity Theft- Fraud Prevention Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 2 at the Camarillo Police Department, 3701 E. Las Posas Road.  More...

Council agrees to help finance legal fund to battle state

The Moorpark City Council voted unanimously last Wednesday to contribute $400 to the California Redevelopment Association (CRA) and the League of California Cities (LCC) to help finance a lawsuit against the abolishment of 425 redevelopment agencies More...

Business

New police, fire training center to open

$34 million to build the facility

Construction is nearly complete on the $34-million police and fire training center in Camarillo, and it should be open by next month, officials said this week.  The training center sits on a 9-acre parcel at Las Posas and Pleasant Valley roads a More...

Rotarians help Mesa Verde

MUCH NEEDED—Mesa Verde Middle School physical education teacher Deonna Armijo accepts a donation from Walt Johnson, president of the Moorpark Rotary Club, for the school’s track program d More...

Sports

Hillcrest Christian grad a real hit at Moorpark College

Jansen is one of California’s premier volleyball talents

Erik Jansen is just like any other teenager.  Then he steps on a volleyball court and transforms into a superstar.  A sophomore opposite for the Moorpark College men’s volleyball team, Jansen is among state leaders in kills and hittin More...

Still plenty of time to gear up for Soap Box Derby

The world is a scary place.  Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Wars. Charlie Sheen.  That’s why the fifth annual Triunfo YMCA Soap Box Derby in Westlake Village is a welcome respite from the planet’s trials and tribulations.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

March 3  An 18-year-old man was arrested on Laurel Glen Drive and charged with misdemeanor battery. He was cited and released.  March 7   More...

Faith

Life is a stream

“There is a stream of Life running into every organ and function of your being. This stream is always there. It never stops for a second. More...

Church hosts piano quintet

The Westlake Village Music Society, a community outreach program sponsored by Music Ministry at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, will present the Ventura Piano Quintet (Plus Two) in a spring concert at 3 p.m. More...

Christian women invited to meeting

Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet at 9 a.m. Tues., April 5 at the home of a member, 4346 E. Springfield St., Simi Valley.  All Christian women are invited. Ray Brooks will give a presentation.  For more information, call (805) 303-3735. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Sinister deeds afoot in ‘Macbeth’

Play review

California Shakespeare Company is staging an intimate yet powerful production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. More...

The Movie Nut

Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a divorced, hard-living, hard-drinking L.A. defense attorney notoriously capable of getting the wrong kind of people out of prison. More...

Touring company presents Thai dance performance

A Thai dance and drama troupe will perform from 3 to 4: 20 p. m. More...

Editorials

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Don’t get caught off guard

Taking a look around Moorpark earlier this week after the torrential downpour that soaked the county, it was comforting to see the city had weathered the storm with little damage.  More...