May 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Some happy, some not with return of swallows

When the swallows come back to Moorpark, many who live near the Arroyo Simi corridor can expect to receive swarms of chirping houseguests.  More...

Health & Wellness

Construction begins at Simi hospital

New cardiac catheterization lab is first in Ventura County

As part of its ongoing efforts to bring new services and improved facilities to the community, Simi Valley Hospital has begun construction on a cardiac catheterization lab—Simi’s first—and a new GI lab.  A groundbreaking ceremo More...

See the new da Vinci surgical robot

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will display its latest piece of surgical equipment, the da Vinci Robot, for the public to try from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 19 in the center court of Simi Valley Town Center.  More...

Health Chats discusses women’s issues

The field of urogynecology is dedicated to the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse.  The word prolapse means to “fall or slip out of place” and that’s what can happen to some of the More...

Schools

College Corner

Looking beyond your comfort zone

I was at Hendrix College, having lunch with a student who was enthusiastically describing the interviews she was conducting for a research project in anthropology.  She had a rough transition to college, spending her first few months hiding in h More...

CLU honors Moorpark alumnus

Ernie Sandlin of Moorpark recently received the William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award, which is given to members of the California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association who have shown exemplary service. More...

Now that’s a finale

TALENTED—Above, The Moorpark High School Jazz Band A performs a final piece to close out the Moorpark Invitational Jazz Festival, an all-day regional event featuring high school orchestras, big bands and combos from across Southern California on May More...

Faith

Faith Briefs

Moorpark Prez welcomes local songwriter   Local musician Mark Bailey will share his latest “song stories” with the community at a free concert at 7 p.m. Sat., May 12 at the Moorpark Presbyterian Church,13950 Peach Hill Road.  More...

On The Town

Colorful creations from the kiln

WORKS OF ART—Thousand Oaks resident Dawn Kuznkowski shops at the Moorpark College Student Ceramics Sale on April 3. More than 40 students participated in the event. More...

New name for theater foundation

Annual arts brunch to honor local pageant organizers

The High Street Theater Foundation has changed its name to The Performing Arts Association of Moorpark.  PAAM will host the sixth annual Champion of the Arts Brunch Sat., Oct. 20 at the Secret Garden Restaurant on High Street in Moorpark.  More...

‘Noah’s Ark’ docks in T. O.

Ballet features professional dancers

Pacific Festival Ballet will celebrate its 18th season with an encore, extended presentation of the company’s original theatrical dance epic “Noah’s Ark.”  Performances will be at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 19 and 2 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Democracy in action

Monday’s debate among the candidates running for Congress in California’s 26th District was a direct hit for democracy.  More...

Medicare coverage for hospice care

Guest opinion Hospice care

Coping with a terminal illness can be very difficult, both for the patient and their loved ones. More...

Ballot measure would give city new avenue to create affordable housing

State law requires city to meet housing goals, but budget cuts slash financing

Months after the official dissolution of Moorpark’s Redevelopment Agency, city officials are now looking for new ways to keep up with state requirements and provide more affordable housing in the community.  More...

Two Dems challenge Gorell for seat

44th district California State Assembly

Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Westlake Village) will face two challengers in the race for the new 44th District.  More...

Community

Cruise on over for big trucks

Families are invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Moorpark City Library at the Big Truck, Big Read event from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

And the winners are...

Annual Community Awards event honors Moorpark’s best

More than 100 of the city’s community leaders, organizations and businesses were recognized last week during the ninth annual Moorpark Community Awards.  But only 10 received top honors during the awards luncheon at Moorpark Country Club o More...

Giving in the spirit of Mother’s Day

Moorpark Food Pantry and Westlake real estate agency partner to give 100 moms a special gift

Millions of moms across America will probably receive a thoughtful card, a bouquet of flowers, a box of candy or a warm hug this Mother’s Day.  But right here in Moorpark, 100 moms this week received a very different kind of gift, one that More...

Business

Entrepreneur shares a cup of wisdom

With a multimillion-dollar company, two healthy children and an inspirational book in the works, Zhena Muzyka seems to have it all.  “It feels amazing to have come this far,” said Muzyka, the founder of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.  More...

Sports

Musketeers back-to-back on the track

The Moorpark High boys’ track and field team has secured back-to-back Marmonte League titles.  Last year the Musketeers shared the league crown with Thousand Oaks. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

March 30  In the 11700 block of Mountain Trail Street, a 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with grand theft and being under the influence of a controlled substance.  April 15  Graffiti vandalism was reported on Cedar Springs Str More...

Family

A walk to celebrate survival

ONE STEP AT A TIME—Above, Elly Bigley, center, and Kim Dunn, both of Moorpark, walk hand-in-hand while carrying a flag during the survivors’ lap of the Relay For Life walk-athon at Moorpa More...

Briefs

Wine fundraiser   The Kiwanis Wine and Moonlight event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

there’s music in the air at Cajun and blues festival over Memorial Day weekend

The 23rd annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival will rock over Memorial Day weekend, Sat. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MAY 11  Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club 9:45 a.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Guest speaker Judy Bernstein, author of “They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky.” $20 for luncheon. RSVP. More...