September 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Forecast predicts market rebound by 2014

Young families will drive demand

The last four years have taken Ventura County’s housing market down a bleak road, but some economic experts believe the long-awaited recovery is on the horizon. More...

Health & Wellness

Simi Valley welcomes proposed ER expansion

Simi Valley Hospital has started the approval process for a proposed expansion of its emergency department and, so far, residents appear to be behind the project 100 percent.  More...

Schools

Students seek a challenge

Tamas Gyalay is an all-American teenager. More...

Cavaliers ride over competition

BIG WINNERS— T h e Moorpark Cavaliers, a travel baseball team for boys ages 11 and 12, won the championship trophy in the Labor Day tournament at Santa Barbara’s Elings Park. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

AT PEACE—Serenity is about a year old. She loves to cuddle. She’s good with dogs and other animals. If you would like to adopt Serenity, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

Kiwanis appoint new leader

MADAME PRESIDENT—Newly appointed Moorpark Kiwanis Club President Kim Simons, front row second from left, meets fellow Kiwanis Club members outside Lemmo’s Grill in Moorpark on Sept. 25. More...

Get in touch with family roots

The Ventura County Genealogical Society will present its annual seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Golf for charity

The Simi Valley Hospital Foundation will present the 16th annual golf classic Thurs., Oct. 27 at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark.  Registration and putting contest start at 8 a.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘Gondoliers’ musically entrancing

Play review

The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company continues its stellar series of comic operettas this season with “The Gondoliers,” a spirited, melodious offering that is as charming as it is musically entrancing.  More...

Letters

A tasty fundraiser

The Moorpark High School instrumental music students, color guard and boosters will be making and serving fresh lemonade every weekend in October during Underwood Family Farm’s 14th annual Fall Harvest Festival. More...

Letter opener

Letters to the Editor should be no longer than 350 words and should include the sender’s name, phone number and address. More...

MUSD offcials announce $4.3-million surplus

Most teachers who received a pink slip earlier this year from the Moorpark Unified School District were hired back in time for the 2011-12 school year, after the district ended its fiscal year with a $7.9-million surplus. More...

Resignation sparks parents’ outcry

Coach asked to leave in middle of water polo season

Just days after the sudden resignation of their head coach, about 60 high school water polo players, parents and other supporters echoed sentiments of dismay in an overflowing boardroom at the Moorpark Unified School District offices Tuesday night.&n More...

Vacation contest pics online

Online voting is now open for the winners of the 2011 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest.  From Tucson to Timbuktu, our vacationers have seen it all, and have the pictures to prove it. More...

Community

Walk for cystic fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the Great Strides Walk-athon Sun. Oct. 23 at Simi Valley City Hall, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road.  The event will begin at 9 a.m. with registration. More...

MHS seniors give student body a voice

The Moorpark school board has a difficult job.  Not only do the five board trustees oversee the district’s policies and financial state, they also have to make tough decisions while ensuring students’ needs are being met.  More...

City leaders question regional transit plan

The Ventura County Transportation Commission is considering a plan to consolidate public transit services across the region, but Moorpark officials are unsure whether the new system would have a positive effect on the city.  More...

Sports

Musketeers looking to zap Chargers

Football Friday

The Agoura High football team is looking for something—anything— to turn its season around.  Maybe Al Pacino can give the Chargers his “six inches in front of your face” speech from “Any Given Sunday.”  P More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 9  In the 300 block of High Street, a 28-year-old man and a 24-yearold woman were arrested and each charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. More...

Faith

Christian comedy benefits ailing actor

A seasoned actor, Don Barnett is used to center stage. But this time he’s taking a seat as friends and fellow thespians put on a benefit performance in his honor.  More...

Great expectations

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.”  — Earl Nightingale   More...

Pets go to church on Sunday

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will host the annual Blessing of the Animals at 10:15 a.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Calendar

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FRI., SEPT. 30  Used Book Sale 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. Saturday at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Children’s books, paperbacks 50 cents. Hardbacks $1. Proceeds fund library programs. Contact: Geri Trail. More...

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Ride into downtown for Country Days

Who doesn’t love a hometown festival?  Tomorrow, Moorpark residents will be treated to the Moorpark Country Days on historic High Street. More...