March 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Parks makes it official, files as an independent

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks reregistered last week as an independent candidate, a move that shakes the partisan politics already at play in the race for the newly drawn 26th Congressional District. More...

Health & Wellness

Safety in the home: Protect children from furniture tip-overs

It doesn’t take long for a curious toddler to climb onto a dresser drawer or a bookcase, sometimes with tragic consequences.  More...

Facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, California leads the nation as the state most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More...

Business

Simi Valley Hospital CEO steps down

Darwin Remboldt said an abrupt goodbye to Simi Valley Hospital this week, stepping down as its president and CEO on Monday.  “After considerable thought and prayer, I decided to retire now due to personal and family health reasons. More...

Transportation plan on road to completion

Problems with bus system at center of talks

How can county public transportation attract more riders?  That was the question Darren Kettle, executive officer of the Ventura County Transportation Commission, asked a small audience of East County residents at California Lutheran University More...

Employment skills workshops are free

The East County Job and Career Center at 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, will present several one-day workshops beginning this month.  The classes are free for job seekers. More...

Sports

Moorpark baseball preview

MHS digs in

While discussing the Marmonte League baseball landscape, Agoura High head coach Mike Cordero referenced Moorpark.  MHS is a team that plays the game the right way, Cordero said.  If an up-and-coming Agoura squad emulates the Musketeers, the More...

Youth sports rock in Moorpark

THEY’RE A HIT—The Thrashers youth baseball team wins the 10-U Santa Susana President’s Day tournament in February. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Feb. 20  On Shasta Avenue at Los Angeles Avenue, a 53-year-old man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher.   Feb. More...

Family

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Coming soon

I’m sometimes accused of trying to give my kid everything he wants.  I know that’s a bad idea. As much as I want to make him happy, I don’t want him growing up thinking life will treat him the way I do. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

“The Lorax”

Directed by: Chris Renaudand Kyle BaldaStarring: voices of Zac Efron,Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito,Ed Helms, Betty WhiteMPAA rating: PG for briefmild languageRunning time: 94 minutes More...

‘Chicago’ has razzle, dazzle

Moorpark College theater arts, music and dance departments announce the spring 2012 production of the classic Broadway musical hit “Chicago,” opening Thurs., March 29 in the Main Stage theater, Moorpark College performing arts center, 707 More...

Get well read at book event

The Ventura County Writers Club will sponsor Well Red, an evening of local authors reading and selling their latest releases, from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., March 30 at the Ojai Women’s Club, 411 E. More...

Sheriff’s office pays $660K to settle crash dispute

Decision ends two-year legal battle of man wrongly accused in accident

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office agreed to pay Nicholas Sarrocco of Moorpark $ 660,000 as part of a legal settlement, following a two-year dispute involving a car crash between the private citizen and an onduty deputy. More...

Rotary delivers big for charities, schools

At the beginning of the 2011- 12 school year, the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark opened the doors of its new site to the students of Arroyo West Elementary School.  More...

Community

Residents warned of telephone scam

Con allows criminals to charge others for collect calls

The Ventura County district attorney’s office is advising the public to be aware of a telephone scam where the victim is deceived into dialing the star symbol and two numbers—*72—before dialing the full number. More...

Therapy through horsemanship

Equestrian program serves individuals with special needs

When 14-year-old Miranda Berenstein goes horseback riding, she often rides without the stirrups. More...

Little Layla is a leap day baby

UNIQUE BIRTHDAY—Moorpark residents Corinne Chavez and Donovan Weir welcome their newborn daughter, Layla Weir, at Simi Valley Hospital on March 1. More...

Schools

Kids say ‘aloha’ to the adventure of reading

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Club for young volunteers

The Moorpark Interact Club, the high school student chapter of the Rotary Clubs of Moorpark, has its inaugural installation of members on March 6 at Moorpark City Hall. More...

Student scholarship

BRAVO— Lindsey Footitt, a senior at Moorpark High School, receives a $ 500 scholarship from Oxnardbased manufacturer BIRNS Inc. during a recent ceremony at the company’s headquarters. More...

Pets

Pet shop has a special purpose

Simi shop started its mission at Moorpark Petco

The Pets Hope pet shop at Simi Valley Town Center celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday with much enthusiasm on the part of the humans who run it as well as the dogs that fill it.  More...

Pet Of The Week

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Faith

Lutherans live out their ‘vocations’

In October 1985, a dedicated group of 22 Lutherans gathered at a private home on Sir George Court for the first worship service of the Moorpark Lutheran Church.  The late Rev. More...

Zionists share story of Anne Frank

The Simi Valley/Moorpark/Conejo Hadassah group, L’Dor Vador, will host Martha Miller, an author and dramatist, as she performs her one-woman show about Anne Frank from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 18 at Zeigler Center Mt. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MARCH 9 Senior Center Spring Arts And Crafts Fair More...

Letters

Pollock supporter

The newly created 26th Congressional District represents an immense opportunity for Ventura County. We have the opportunity to gain a more unified and representative voice in congress than we have endured seemingly forever, especially us Democrats. More...

Editorials

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When we lose trust

One of the uglier chapters in the history of local law enforcement came to a close earlier this year when a settlement was reached between Nicholas Sarrocco and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.  More...

Gas co. warns of phony inspectors

Southern California Gas Co. More...