November 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops warn of scam at gas station pumps

Crooks siphon o personal information when motoristsll up

The Moorpark Police Department and all six of the city’s gas stations are partnering up to prevent credit card skimming at the pump, officials said this week.  More...

Health & Wellness

Family violence program at risk

A critical Interface response team loses funding

Two out of every five women in California will experience physical violence from an intimate partner during their lifetime, according to the California Women’s Health Survey.  For some women, it’s a push or a shove that just happens More...

Business

Engage Recovery Treats Teens’ Substance Abuse At Home

Engage Recovery is treating substance abuse issues while keeping teens home with their families and in their local schools.  The prevalence of teen drug and alcohol use in the Conejo Valley is shocking. More...

Overcome Addiction With Acupuncture

The beauty of acupuncture is that it has proven effective in providing significant relief for withdrawal symptoms of addiction without side effects. More...

Sports

Road to redemption

Musketeers get another shot at Valencia

The Musketeers are like a Big Ten team.  They don’t do anything fancy on offense, but their tough, clobbering defense relishes grinding foes into pixie dust.  That hardnosed style of football keeps Moorpark High in striking distance a More...

Area’s top cross country runners will push the pace at Southern Section finals

Sarah Baxter is running wild again. Sports Illustrated has taken notice.  A sophomore superstar for the Simi Valley High girls’ cross country team, Baxter is featured in the magazine’s Nov. More...

Faith

Full of grace

Grace Harvest founders followed God’s call from Australia to the United States

Duncan Filmer farmed cotton in the Australian Outback before he was called to God.  While on a personal search for spirituality nearly four decades ago, Filmer was intrigued when the American evangelist Billy Graham visited Australia on an evang More...

Dining & Entertainment

Let CP’s ‘Gypsy’ entertain you

Play review

“Gypsy,” the musical based on the life of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, has often been called “the perfect Broadway show.” Critics have likened it to “King Lear” and “Death of a Salesman” in its depict More...

Editorials

Don’t get taken at the pumps

Ask any cop and they’ll tell you the best way to protect yourself when you’re out and about is to simply be aware of your surroundings.  Nowadays, however, staying safe doesn’t just mean watching out for shady characters loiter More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Supervisors to vote on golf range’s lights

Tom Barber is tired of people making a big fuss about his lights.  “We feel like we’ve bent over backward to accommodate their issues,” said Barber, owner and managing partner of the Tom Barber Golf Center in the Tierra Rejada More...

Police make sex offender sweep

Thousand Oaks police made one arrest earlier this month in a compliance check of sex offenders in eastern Ventura County. More...

Veterans receive their due

PROUD CITIZEN—At left, Jason Henderson, 8, center, sings patriotic songs for local veterans, below, during Peach Hill Academy’s annual Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 10. More...

Community

Burglary suspect

Michael Cahill, 46, of Simi Valley, was arrested on Nov. 12 on charges of stealing from the Cell Phones Unlimited store at 1902 Hubbard St., Simi Valley.  More...

Older adults can speak their mind

Moorpark residents interested in serving on the Advisory Council for the Area Agency on Aging can submit an application to be considered by the City Council, which will appoint someone to fill a vacancy. More...

Team inspiration

A REAL FIGHTER—Austin Muñoz, 16, is a Moorpark High School football player who has been sidelined this season with brain tumors that were discovered earlier this year. More...

Schools

Individualized education

Home-schoolers thrive with one-on-one attention

When her daughter Caitlyn completed fifth grade at Flory Academy two years ago, Janine Lauchner was concerned about what was to come in middle school.  The preteen years—a time of so many physical and emotional developmental changes— More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HOP TO IT—DJ has a great personality and good manners. He is white with tan-tipped fur, which makes him look like he’s been dipped in cinnamon. More...

Family

BLUE

Rotary Club’s annual Civil War reenactment on Nov. 12-13 is right on target

VERSUS G R AY   More...

Inside look at law enforcement

COP TALK—Above, Ventura County Sheriff’s Dep. Chris Starks, right, speaks to a tour group during the Moorpark Police Services Center Open House on Nov. 9. More...

LGBT support available

Groups meet in T.O., Camarillo

LGBT support groups meet periodically in Ventura County. All groups are free and meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  The Parents of LGBT group and youth group meet on Tuesdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. More...

Letters

Girl Scouts say thanks

Girl Scout Troops 60428 and 60105 of Moorpark would like to thank Barbara Goodrich of Hartley Botanica for letting us use their beautiful garden for our Girl Scout Harvest Festival.  More...

Economy built on consumerism

This letter is in regard to Chris Madrigal’s Nov. 11 letter “Take any job.” What is sad today is that too many people believe the same callous views as Mr. More...

Gently-used dresses requested

The Moorpark Youth Activities Committee is currently in the process of collecting donations of gently-used holiday and Christmas dresses for our fifth annual Holiday Princess Dress Drive.  Each year, for the past five years, MYAC has provided th More...