July 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The Other Side Of 50

Dealing with ‘no’   I often tell people that I’ve been blessed with great parents, not just because they are fine examples of human beings but because of their willingness to embrace change as they age.  More...

New name for organization

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura has officially changed its name to Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara.  The cancer support organization remains a locally governed and funded nonprofit organization; all money raised loca More...

New clinic to open in Thousand Oaks

Walk-in office will offer primary and urgent care

The former home of Borders bookstore is about to begin its next chapter. Ventura County Health Care Agency’s newest facility is slated to open Aug. 27 near The Oaks mall at 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., the former site of the chain bookstore. More...

Schools

New charity league is for the boys

Young men donate their time and talents to public service

Growing from small conversations among mothers to an organization of 109 members, 13 philanthropies and about 2,000 hours of community service, the Boys Team Charity-Conejo Valley League has become wellestablished in its first year.  “The More...

Pets

Pet Of The Week

HE’S THE BOSS—Simon is a 2-yearold male, shorthair brown-and-white Chihuahua. He is good with other dogs his size but doesn’t like dogs that try to dominate him. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 20  An 18-year-old man was arrested on Harry Street and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  Someone forged checks to fraudulent More...

Family

Girl Scouts get a crazy science lesson

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU—Above, Moorpark resident Denae Driskill, 11, participates in the Wacky Science and Sports event hosted by the Moorpark Girl Scout Troop 60428 at Tierra Rejada Park on More...

On The Town

Chris Cain on the blues

Singer-songwriter kicks off Ventura County Blues Society concert series

Blues fans took heart a year ago when the Ventura County Blues Society was formed. The group is dedicated to supporting America’s music and people who are in need with funds generated by the society’s events.  More...

Ready . . . set . . . curl!

ICE CAPERS—Above, Newbury Park resident Nathan Inouye, left, and Moorpark resident Ryan Blanck sweep the ice in front of a curling stone to help it reach its target, the “house,” at the end of the rink during the Simi Valley Curling More...

T.O. Philharmonic spotlights young musicians

The nonprofit Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will showcase six young musicians in its upcoming Opus 34 concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 6 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The concert will be repeated at 2:30 p.m. More...

Letters

A pair of letters in support of Strickland

With families in Ventura County struggling under a perpetually faltering economy, trustworthy representation in Washington has become more essential than ever in order to turn our economy around and create jobs which will move our country forward and More...

Columns

On The Trail

Rediscovering a sublime Simi pastime   An appointment at a veterinary clinic brought me to Simi Valley after a nearly 20-year absence, and a four-hour wait to reclaim my new pup from minor surgery brought me back to the pleasures of the Arroyo S More...

Supreme Court ruling impacts county

Healthcare reform upheld by nation’s high court

Ventura County healthcare officials estimate another 50,000 county residents will become eligible for state-sponsored health care coverage following last week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act o More...

East County Courthouse will remain open, for now

Last month was supposed to be the end of the run for the East County Courthouse.  But due to the efforts of city, county and court officials, the slated-to-be-closed Simi Valley courthouse has received a reprieve, allowing time to finalize a mul More...

Community

Native American tribes gather for annual powwow

Event features music, vendors, culture

The nonprofit association Redbird will host the annual Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow Fri. through Sun., July 20 to 22 on the athletic field at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. More...

Live fire exercises in city

The Ventura County Fire Department will be conducting live-fire training exercises in Moorpark starting on Mon, July 9 and continuing intermittently until Tues., July 24. More...

Surf ’s up for contest

Online registration is open for the fifth annual Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu Surf Contest on Sat. and Sun., Aug. More...

Business

Waste Management uses cleaner vehicles

Waste Management GI Industries is operating cleaner with the addition of 23 new compressed natural gas (CNG) waste collection vehicles to its fleet in Ventura County.  More...

O*ce expansion is a picnic

Company to move into business park

Timothy Foutz with NAI Capital’s Encino office represented the buyer, Cosaro and Tagliati Trusts, in the purchase of a 21,505-square-foot industrial property at 5245 Maureen Lane, Moorpark, from the seller, F&B Industrial Investments and LL More...

Sports

Moorpark gears up for big fall season

MUSKETEER FOOTBALL REPORT

Moorpark High’s football team started its offseason workouts in January.  The Musketeers have picked up the intensity at summer practices, which began last week.  With the varsity football field under construction, Moorpark has shifte More...

Lorenz is frosh of year

High softball was named the Cal-Hi Sports freshman of the year. More...

MHS hires soccer coaches

varsity soccer coaches. Mike Alexander will guide the girls’ soccer team. A Moorpark College assistant, Alexander spent three years as an MHS assistant in the past. More...

Faith

The Art Of Being

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and wellpreserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! More...

Temple welcomes new rabbi

Spiritual leader for more than 200 families

Temple Ner Ami of Camarillo has named Rabbi Lisa Bock to serve as the organization’s new spiritual leader. More...

St. Paschal tees up

The St. More...

Calendar

FRI., JULY 6

Vintage British Bikes Exhibit  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, July 6 through Sept. 30 at California Oil Museum, 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. Annual show of classic British motorcycles from private collections. More...

SAT., JULY 7

AAUW Coffee and Chat  9 a.m. at Side Street Cafe, 652 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. New or prospective members welcome. Contact: Narda. Phone: 805.493.2138. Email: pfargot@verizon.net.  Brandon’s Buddies   More...

SUN., JULY 8

Native American Art Lecture And Exhibit  10 a.m. to noon at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, at Lynn Road and Via Goleta, Newbury Park. Airbrush artist Steven Garcia of Mescalero Yaqui and Tongva heritage discusses his work. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Feel like an Olympic athlete this summer

Forget New Year’s. Summer is a far better time to make a commitment to get in shape and make healthier choices. Need inspiration? That’s easy. More...

Answers to common Social Security questions

For more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call (800) 772-1213 (TTY inquires 800-325-0778).  Q: I’m getting married this month and plan to change my name. More...