July 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fast response limits fire’s spread along 118 Freeway

A fast-moving fire scorched 78 acres off the 118 Freeway last Friday near Collins Drive.  Hundreds of firefighters responded to fight the flames and prevent the fire from becoming even larger. More...

Health & Wellness

Area Red Cross appoints officer to lead awareness efforts

The American Red Cross, Central Coast Region, has appointed Jill Muchow Rode as its chief development officer to lead the organization’s fundraising and emergency preparedness awareness efforts across the Central Coast region, including Ventura More...

Lederer chosen for Los Robles board

Jill Lederer, president and CEO of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to the board of trustees for Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. Her term begins immediately and will run for three years.  More...

Doctor to discuss prolapse problems

Sherry Thomas, MD, urogynecologist, on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, as she discusses the latest procedures in treating pelvic, uterine, rectal and vaginal prolapse in a free seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Barry’s bat is blazin’

Former Musketeer quarterback hits his stride on the diamond

Sometimes things have a way of working out when they don’t work out.  Adam Barry is living proof of that Yogism.  Barry’s athletic career hasn’t taken a smooth path, but he’s been gracious each step of the way, throu More...

Sectional sweep for Little League All-Stars

The Moorpark Little League 10- and 11-year-old All-Star team has mashed its way to another tournament championship.  Moorpark defeated Goleta Valley 8-6 Tuesday afternoon in the Section 1 title game at Nipomo.  More...

Moorpark magnificent at tourney

COUNTY CHAMPS—The 11- and 12-year-old All-Star squad from Moorpark Little League won its division championship at the NVBC Tournament. More...

Family

Protect family from mosquitoes

With summer bringing about more outdoor activities, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division advises the public to take precautions against mosquito bites.  Some mosquito species can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus and St. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Restaurateur invites residents to lift a pint

Pub brings Irish flavor to High Street

Micheál “Mehaul” O’Leary knows all about the American dream.  The Dublin, Ireland native landed on U.S. soil 24 years ago with nothing but $700 in his pocket and a parching thirst for success.  More...

“Larry Crowne”

Tom Hanks, the quintessentially likable actor, has directed “Larry Crowne,” a marshmallow-light, feather-heavy, shamelessly traditional romantic comedy that might border on the mundane if not for Hanks, Julia Roberts (playing Roberts) and More...

Dance concert

Moorpark College dance students will present “ Undressed,” their third summer dance concert that is entirely student produced, choreographed, and designed at 7 p.m. Thurs. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

DUI checkpoints are a sober reminder to abide by the law

Nobody wants drunk drivers on the road, but is everybody willing to make sacrifices to keep them away?  Drivers are occasionally asked to endure the DUI checkpoint—an inconvenience for the innocent, a nightmare for the guilty.  More...

Contact your area representatives

City Council* All council members can becontacted by calling (805) 517-6200 ext. 222Mayor Janice ParvinE-mail: jparvin@ci.moorpark.ca.usCouncilmember Roseann MikosE- mail: rmikos@ ci. More...

Supervisors finally say yes to landfill expansion

Surcharge on out-of-county trash seals the deal for WM

Waste Management got the expansion it wanted—for a price of $200 million.  It was a long time coming, but on Tuesday, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Cent More...

City Council approves new library trustees

Five-person board earns kudos for qualifications

A new, community- based board of trustees will soon begin overseeing the operations of the Moorpark City Library.  On July 6 the Moorpark City Council appointed five community members, out of seven applicants, for the volunteer positions on the More...

Community

Attorney pleads not guilty in fraud case

Local attorney Russell Takasugi has pleaded not guilty on all charges filed against him in a 34-count complaint.  Takasugi, son of the late Nao Takasugi, a former state Assemblyman and Oxnard mayor, is accused of embezzling more than $500,000 fr More...

The race is on

GET SET, GO!—Simi Valley resident Sara Omar, 3, trys to keep up with Moorpark resident Haya Abdallah, 4½, while playing at College View Park in Moorpark last Sunday. More...

Veterinarian office burglarized

Town Veterinary Medical Center at 245 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, was burglarized on July 16. More...

Schools

Moorpark woman follows mom’s Scouting steps

Kitty Lewis has spent more than 15 years working for an organization that was a large part of her childhood.  “I was a Brownie and a Junior and a Cadette,” said Lewis, now the service unit manager for the Moorpark Girl Scouts. More...

Businesses show college support

The Moorpark College Foundation has announced that so far 17 businesses from throughout East Ventura County have agreed to participate in the inaugural “Christmas in July” promotion Sat., July 23.  The event is a kick-off for the fou More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BEAGLEMANIA—Katie is a 5-year-old tricolor beagle. She is a very happy dog who does well with children and other dogs. She is respectful and will not jump all over you. She loves belly rubs. More...

Faith

Simi Valley spiritual director, author to lead workshop

Author and teacher Dennis Merritt Jones will speak on “The Art of Uncertainty” at the 10 a.m. Sunday Celebration service on July 31 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Suites V and W, Westlake Village.  More...

For singers of sacred music

The Seraphim Ensemble will have auditions from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., July 23 and 30 in the sanctuary of St. More...

Sale for early Christmas shoppers

The Helping Hands Ministry of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church will host a “Christmas in July Sale” this weekend in the parish hall, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  The times and dates are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Music teacher deserves praise

I read with interest and appreciation the recent article about the parent volunteer/music teacher Cheryl Marvin and the Moorpark music teachers, Julie Judd and Samantha Blake.  More...

Columns

Charitable cupcakes

St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley added a cupcake contest to the list of festivities at its annual Summer Festival and Carnival, which took place earlier this month. More...

The Girl, the date, the dilemma

It’d been a year since my son, now 8 years old, met The Girl. The Girl’s a year younger. More...