July 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local attorney arrested on embezzlement charges

After a more than six-month-long investigation, the Simi Valley Police Department arrested attorney Russell Takasugi, the former law associate of Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber, last week. More...

Health & Wellness

When there’s no one left to call

Foundation starts hotline for victims of bullying

When James Cosper died from AIDS in 2010, his niece, Christine Cortez, wanted to honor a man who never felt accepted.  Cosper grew up in Ventura in the 1970s and was persecuted for being gay, Cortez said. More...

Business

Hooper Camera keeps business in focus

For more than 60 years, Hooper Camera has been serving the photo enthusiast in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys. More...

Moorpark beauty salon is right in style

A new salon opens on Historic High Street in Moorpark. More...

Acupuncture treats a variety of ailments

Dr. Kyung H. More...

Sports

No more Player hatin’

Tierra Rejada’s Players Course brings golfers closer to the pin

Golf has evolved. More...

Little League All-Stars compete with pride, passion

Moorpark the place to be for 11/12 tourney

Major League Baseball will play its annual Midsummer Classic next week in Arizona.  Local baseball fans, however, can get their fill of All-Star action before the big boys take the diamond at Bank One Ballpark, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.& More...

Classic victory for Moorpark ballclub

CLEAN SWEEP—The Moorpark U-7 baseball team won the Earl Stone Classic in late June at Conejo Valley Little League. More...

Family

Sharing a laugh on the Fourth of July

HAVING FUN—Cousins Ella Brady, left, and Julianne Guy, both 5 and of Moorpark, giggle while attending the Janss Marketplace Fourth of July fireworks show in Thousand Oaks. More...

A tale of two couples

Bill and Marjorie were married more than 30 years when Marjorie decided to return to school for an M.Div. degree. Bill was a successful business owner who presided over a company that had been in his family for some generations. More...

Moorpark Rebels win the gold

  RUNNIN’ REBS—The Moorpark Rebels, a U-12 travel team, took first place in the 2011 James David Street Classic baseball tournament in Thousand Oaks over Memorial Day weekend. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 8  Summerfest All Breed  More...

Columns

Summertime brings movies, gaming, book clubs, crafts at the library

The Moorpark City Library will present the following free programs in July at the library, 699 Moorpark Ave., except where noted.  For more information, call (805) 517-6370 or go online to www.moorparklibrary.org.  •The Moorpark Friend More...

Senior moving simplified

Adele’s vision loss from glaucoma was forcing her, at age 78, to leave her home in Maine.  She planned to move to Simi, into a retirement community close to her son Bill.  Though she had some fears, Adele knew she could enjoy life mor More...

Vacation Photos

Take your Moorpark Acorn on vacation

IN THE HOLY LAND—A group from Moorpark Presbyterian Church stops by The Treasury in Petra, Jordan, during a tour of Israel and Jordan. More...

New legislative maps cause a flap

Moorpark, Simi only cities in county not included in new congressional district

The City of Moorpark has formally opposed a plan to place the city in a congressional district separate from most of Ventura County.  The California Citizens Redistricting Commission, a 14-member independent board, is redrawing district maps in More...

Moorpark murder trial set for October

Police say 2008 stabbing in Home Acres was gang related

A jury trial is set to begin in October for an alleged gang member suspected in the 2008 stabbing death of a Camarillo teen.  Isaac Gil, 21, also of Camarillo, plead not guilty to felony charges of murder and street terrorism during an informati More...

Community

Check out car show

The Seabee Days car show will take place Sat., July 23 in the parking lot next to Dukes Place at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, with check-in for vehicles from 8 a.m. More...

405 closure next weekend

Some are calling it “carmageddon” because of the dire consequences in store.  A 53-hour closure of the 405 Freeway between the 101 and 10 freeways in Los Angeles for the Mulholland Bridge demolition is planned for Sat. More...

Country Days plans historical theme

Public can share ideas at July 21 meeting

Moorpark will celebrate milestones in local and American history this fall at the annual Moorpark Country Days festival.  More...

Schools

Academic decathlon team on film

Documentary follows Moorpark High competitors

Local academic decathlon teams, including the Moorpark High School’s 2008 and 2009 national championship teams, will be featured in the upcoming documentary “Brain Games: The Amazing Story of Academic Decathlon.”  More...

Newbury Park High School Class of ‘71 will reminisce

The Newbury Park High School Class of 1971 will host a 40-year reunion from 4 to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. More...

YMCA taking signups for childcare

Southeast Ventura County YMCA branches serving the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Santa Rosa Valley, Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura are registering students for childcare programs at school and childcare sites for the 2011- 12 school ye More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEETIE—Captain is a 2-year-old brown brindle pitbull. He is a big sweetie, mellow, easy going and excellent on a leash. He has been neutered. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 21  On Los Angeles Avenue, a 31- year- old man was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license and driving without an ignition interlock device as required by the terms of a prior DUI conviction.  More...

Faith

Churches address HIV, AIDS issues

The HIV pandemic has been on the world stage for three decades now. More...

Synagogue welcomes guests to events

•Congregation B’nai Emet will host a Meet and Mingle Barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Sun., July 24 at the synagogue, 9 W. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

“The horror. The horror.”­— Mr. Kurtz, “The Heart of Darkness,” by Joseph Conrad   “Madness, madness, madness.”— Col. Nicholson (Alec Guinness), “The Bridge Over the River Kwai”   More...

Award-winning chorus offers singing lessons

The award-winning Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus will offer six vocal lessons in fourpart a capella harmony for women who love to sing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., July 19 to Aug. 23 at St. More...

Filmmakers and fans unite at the movies

The 2011 Ventura Film Festival runs July 9-18

More than 250 films will be featured in the 2011 Ventura Film Festival from July 9 through 18. More than 100 filmmakers will present question/answer sessions at their films. More than $120,000 in prize award value will be given away.  More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Beat the heat with a good book

When the rest of the country thinks about Southern California summers, they picture endless days of surfing, beach volleyball, sun bathing and barbecues.  More...

Answers to questions about Social Security

Commentary

Q: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, who is eligible for the benefits?  A: Social Security survivors’ benefits can be paid to the following.  Widows or widowers: full benefits at full retirement age, o More...