May 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline nears for voter registration

The deadline to register to vote in the June 5 presidential primary election is Mon., May 21. More...

Health & Wellness

Robotic surgery available at Los Robles Hospital

 Los Robles Hospital is one approximately 20 medical facilities in the country to offer robotic-assisted surgeries.  Los Robles’ surgeon Shawn Steen is among the first surgeons in California and the first in Ventura County to perform More...

Diabetic runner finds health and love

Pete Chavez celebrated his 43rd birthday by running the Orange County Marathon on May 6. It’s been a life-changing year for the Camarillo resident, who 12 months ago couldn’t even run a quarter-mile, let alone 26.2. More...

Business

Newbury Park’s WellPoint to lay off 93 employees

Remaining employees will be moved to other offices

WellPoint is preparing to lay off 92 employees in one of its two Newbury Park offices next month.  Seventy-three layoffs effective June 4 will eliminate positions in the customer care and medical review departments at the health insurance compan More...

Schools

Mountain Meadow’s proud prize winners

FUNNY FAIR—Above, Mountain Meadows Elementary School fffth-grader Sophia Perez, left, and her mom, Norma Perez, share a laugh over the prize turtle balloon they won during the school’s ca More...

Mesa Verde bands excel at Disney festival

FIRST PLACE—Students from Mesa Verde Middle School participated in the Music in the Parks Disneyland Festival at the amusement park in Anaheim last month. More...

College foundation awards $120,000 in scholarships

The Moorpark College Foundation recently awarded $120,000 in scholarships this school year to 168 students. More...

Pets

Pet Of The Week

PERFECT PLAYMATE—Abby is a fluffy, huggable 2-year-old longhair German shepherd mix. She is mellow and friendly, good with children and loves to play outdoors. More...

Faith

Fountain’s love flows far and wide

Local church will take 10 members on a mission trip to Kenya in June

Moorpark’s Fountain Foursquare Church is getting ready to embark on a mission to bring God’s love halfway around the world to Migori, Kenya.  Five adults and five teens from the congregation will take the 10,000-mile journey to the A More...

Chabad to read 10 Commandments

The Chabad Jewish Center of Moorpark will host a Ten Commandments reading service with an original Torah scroll at 11 a.m. More...

Letters

Supports Parks for Congress

Linda Parks is the most independent political figure that I have ever known.  Those phony ads to depict her as a crony of the conservatives only reflect on the moral decay of the liberals who are afraid of the independents who represent the majo More...

Parks not right for the job

Linda Parks might be good for the community, but for California? More...

A vote for Brownley

Even with a slight majority of Democrats in the 26th U.S. Congressional District and four Democratic candidates on the June 5 primary ballot, Ventura County could end up without a Democrat on the November election ballot. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Rethinking college in today’s world

We’ve heard this statement before, but now, because of the high jobless rate facing college graduates, it’s truer than ever: Not all young people should be pressed to attend college. More...

Sex offenders target of compliance sweep

Two arrests made during East County home visits

Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department are still confirming the whereabouts of 21 registered sex offenders in the East County, following a random registration compliance sweep conducted last month.  More...

3 charged in wrench beating

Two people were treated for their injuries in the hospital last week after they were allegedly held down and beaten with a wrench.  The victims, whose identities have not been released, were involved in a fight over a noise complaint in the 500 More...

Prepare now for wildffres

The Ventura County Fire Department reminds residents that now is the time to prepare for wildfires before the hot, dry, windy weather starts.  Residents who live near natural vegetation are asked to clear brush back 100 feet from structures. More...

Community

University opens new campus entrance

California State University Channel Islands has a new welcome mat.  University officials hosted a ribbon-cutting on May 11 to open University Drive, a threequarter mile four- lane road that extends from Lewis Road to Santa Barbara Avenue at the More...

Migrant student has her say

Teen winsffrst place in state speech and debate tournament

Magaly Rodriguez has strong opinions on a wide variety of issues: school uniforms, communism, whether parents should be held responsible for their children’s actions, and even the sale of human organs.  More...

It’s going to be a ‘berry’ exciting weekend

Strawberry festival May 19 and 20

The 29th annual California Strawberry Festival will take place Sat. and Sun., May 19 and 20 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days.  More...

Sports

Destination: Dodger Stadium

Baseball teams face significant challenges in postseason

From this day forth, it takes four victories to get to Dodger Stadium.  The road toward Chavez Ravine, however, remains littered with land mines and live arms.  How tough are the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 high school baseball playoffs More...

Musketeers take third at golf tourney

PRIDE OF MOORPARK—The Moorpark High boys’ golf squad finished in third place overall at the CIF-Southern Section Northern Team Divisional at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai on May 7. More...

Lim shoots 72 at Las Posas

Thomas Lim of Moorpark High continued his torrid pace during the CIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional boys’ golf tournament at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo on Monday.  The junior star tied for fifth by shooting a 1-over More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 4  A 21-year-old man was arrested on Broadview Drive and charged with possession of stolen property.  May 1  In the 11700 block of Tierra Rejada Road, a 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with being under the influence of a More...

On The Town

What’s New On DVD?

Summer is blockbuster movie time. With possible free hours on your hands it’s also a good time to pick up a DVD of one of the following new releases.  More...

Calendar

Briefs

Veterans project heals through storytelling   Veterans History Project: Healing Through Story is an event to thank and honor U.S. More...

Briefs

SCORE to host business expo   SCORE Ventura County, a resource partner for the Small Business Administration, will host its second free Marketing and Money Business Expo for new, existing and future entrepreneurs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Briefs

High Street strikes up the band   The High Street Arts Center will present Meredith Wilson’s classic musical “The Music Man” May 25 through July 1 at the theater at 45 E. High St., Moorpark.  Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...

Columns

The Nature Of Things

The exotic in our midst Lured by a sound that reminds me of the exotic, of the tropics, I begin walking toward the cattails by Malibu Creek. More...

The Other Side Of 50

More than a thrift store   We live in expensive times.  As prices go up and up and up, even the normal discount stores are starting to feel a little pricey. More...