August 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

They’re having a block party

ENGINEERS—Jeremy Yang, 7, left, and Kieran Buxton, 5, work on a Lego creation during a Lego robot building class at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center in Moorpark on Aug. 5. More...

Health & Wellness

Summertime injuries are preventable

The joys of summer have inspired songs, poetry and fond childhood memories. More...

Schools

Foster children leave troubles on shore for a day at sea

Danielle munched on a potato chip and smiled as she talked about her day. More...

Gifts expand CLU graduate programs

$150,000 will go to Project ACT in Moorpark Unified schools

California Lutheran University’s graduate schools recently received $200,000 in gifts to expand a teaching program and launch an accounting lecture series.  More...

CSUCI taking transfer students for spring

California State University Channel Islands is enrolling new transfer students for spring term.  The university expects to admit more than 400 transfer applicants for the spring semester, bringing total campus enrollment to more than 4,000 stude More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LITTLE LADY—7-month-old pitbull Miranda is already perfectly trained and very small for her breed. She is excellent with other dogs and has great manners. More...

Faith

Baptist church seeks renewal

Community invited to hear guest speaker Dr. Paul Hall on Sept. 18

Moorpark First Baptist Church sits at the corner of Walnut and Charles streets with its stained-glass windows and century-old steeple, reminding all of what Moorpark used to be.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

Angelic dining raises arts funds

Chef’s Table event at Café Firenze provides theater tickets for children

Members of the Angels of the Alliance got in touch with their inner gourmet on Sunday at a $100-a-plate Chef’s Table dinner party benefiting Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s children’s programming.  Held at chef Fabio Viviani&r More...

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

First, a confession. I never was a “ Planet of the Apes” fan. Sorry, Charlton. More...

Horror! Auditions open for ‘Little Shop’

The High Street Arts Center will have auditions for the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” by appointment starting at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 22 to Wed., Aug. 24 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.  Tami Moore Keaton is directing. More...

Columns

What’s your life story telling you?

After 50-plus years, many of us have stories to tell of achievements, losses, relationships and careers. More...

Judge calls Metrolink crash settlement a ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Railroad company pays out $200 million

How does one put a price on the loss of a loved one? More...

Victims: payment not enough

It’s been nearly three years since Metrolink train 111 collided head-on with a freight train in Chatsworth, and traumatized crash survivor Aurora Prieto can no longer remember stepping onto the train.  More...

Rabid bats still in Moorpark

A rabid bat was found in Moorpark on Tuesday, despite the recent quarantine of a home where a man and his dog were bitten by the sick animals last month, city officials said.  Ventura County health officials issued an emergency order for Moorpar More...

Community

Libertarians to meet

The Libertarian Party of Ventura County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17 at Mimi’s Restaurant, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  The party’s annual tri-tip barbecue will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. More...

Rattlesnakes are still a danger through autumn

Summer’s on the wane, but local rattlesnake wranglers advise residents not to let down their guard just yet.  The poisonous reptiles are still active and will be slithering around homes and gardens at least until the end of October. More...

Voters can opt for electronic sample ballot

Due to a new state law, registered voters can voluntarily “opt out” of receiving their sample ballot booklet in paper form by mail and instead receive the information online. More...

Sports

Trench warfare

Gridiron impact report: Moorpark defensive line

There’s nothing elegant about playing defensive line in a threeman front.  In this alignment, currently being utilized at Moorpark High, the role of a nose tackle or defensive end is often that of a space-eater.  More...

Moorpark feeling Aftershock’s aftermath

SHAKE IT UP—The Moorpark Aftershock U-6 baseball club won its division at the Beat The Heat Classic in Encino. More...

MHS hoops team finishes strong

The Moorpark High girls’ basketball team completed a solid summer season by winning the Providence Tournament at Burbank.  Led by first-year head coach Keith Case, the Musketeers won their final seven games.  Incoming senior Arianna H More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

July 25  Less than $400 in damage from gang-related graffiti vandalism was reported on Whitney Avenue.   July 26  More...

Family

Adopted pets make happy homes

Families take in shelter animals during competition kick-off

Camarillo resident Linda Leigh has a new addition to her family— he’s a four-legged redhead who loves play.  The orange tabby kitten was one of more than 50 animals adopted Aug. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 12  Moorpark MOPS  More...

Letters

Doesn’t want economic royalists to ruin America

Our Founding Fathers forged a country that would work for all the people, not just the wealthy and privileged who acquired a fortune built on the work of others. More...

Atheist embarrassed by other atheists

I have been following the petty and ridiculous protest being made of a poster in the Simi Valley City Hall that includes the phrases “God Bless America” and “God Bless You.” I am an atheist. More...

Believes liberals fear Tea Party

This letter is in regard to John Kidder’s Aug. More...

Editorials

The magic of live theater

Step inside High Street Arts Center on the evening of an opening performance and the air is almost electric with the buzz of an audience eager for the magic of a live show and the performers ready to take the stage.  It’s what makes live t More...

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