September 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Showdown over modified foods

Prop. 37 would require labels on foods with GMOs

A dozen people stood at the corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards on Aug. More...

Pediatric cancer group solicits funds

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is a local organization that provides support for families with children suffering from cancer on the Central Coast. From Sept. More...

Business

City offers e-waste collection, shredding

Free event for residents, businesses is Sept. 15

Businesses and residents can take advantage of the City of Moorpark Free Electronic Waste, Household Battery and Fluorescent Light Collection Event on Sat., Sept. More...

Pets

Pet Of The Week

BIG-EARED BUDDY—Tim, a yearling Himalayan/white rabbit, comes from champions! More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 24  On Christian Barrett Drive at Spring Road, a 36-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. After authorities searched the car, a small amount of methamphetamine was found.  More...

Faith

T.O. resident named assistant bishop

The Right Rev. Donald M. Ashman was consecrated on Aug. 15 as suffragan (assistant) bishop of the Diocese of the Western States of the Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK) in services at St. Peter’s Pro-Cathedral in Oakland.  More...

Simi synagogue celebrates High Holy Days

Congregation B’nai Emet will host High Holy Days services in the chapel at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 6150 Mount Sinai, Simi Valley.  Rabbi Michele Paskow and Cantor Michael Russ with the synagogue choir will lead the services.  Rosh More...

Church choirs open to singers of all ages

The music ministry at Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks is open to all who wish to express their talents through song.  Emmanuel offers choirs for all ages: the Angel Choir, for children in kindergarten and first grade; Newsong More...

Calendar

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FRI., SEPT. 7  Rummage Sale  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Phone: 805.526.5141. Email: stfrancischurch@roadrunner.com. More...

Letters

Browney upfront on the issues

“Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, the last fish has been caught, will we realize that we can’t eat money.”  —Cree prophecy  More...

Not a ‘cookiecutter’ candidate

For a while now people have been complaining about partisanship in Washington, a lack of compromise, and how nothing seems to get done.  Americans awarded Congress a 10 percent approval rating, according to Gallop, in August of this year. More...

GOP waging war on women

With the Republican Party’s re-escalation of the war on women, it should make the choice for our next representative much easier.  More...

County wants to ensure pets are licensed

Animal services representatives are canvassing communities throughout Ventura County to make sure pet owners comply with state and local licensing and rabies vaccination requirements.  “Our main objective here at animal services is rabies More...

Bicyclist killed in collision

Kenneth Gutherie, 52, of Moorpark was struck and killed by a car while riding a bicycle southbound on Moorpark Avenue on Aug. More...

Community

Gun sales continue to rise in county, state

Chris Biller has sold guns from his Simi Valley shop, Greta’s Guns, for the past 19 years. More...

UCLA grad student fights to save local bobcats

Rat poison, ingested secondhand, threatens already dwindling population

A doctorate student at UCLA is asking Ventura County homeowners to think twice before using rat poison.  Laurel Serieys is in the midst of a six-year research project that’s revealing how the toxic substance is affecting the area’s a More...

Committee aims to keep food pantry stable

Volunteer group will solicit corporations for support

FOOD Share, the nearly 30- year- old Ventura County nonprofit food bank, has an- nounced the formation of a business resource committee, a six-member group dedicated to ensuring that the food bank is financially stable.  Randy Hinton, chairman o More...

Sports

Musketeers attempt to rebound with new coach

GIRLS’ TENNIS REPORT Marmonte League

Nobody needs a crystal ball to figure out what high school girls’ tennis teams will dominate the Marmonte League this fall.  Thousand Oaks and Westlake are expected to duke it out for the Marmonte crown. More...

This team is all about Victory

WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER—Team Victory, a U-13 baseball team made up of players from Moorpark and Simi Valley, won the King of the Diamond Tournament in Rowland Heights. More...

Hopping through the alphabet

LEAP AND LEARN—Addison Armstrong, 5, shows off her kindergarten-ready language skills. More...

Family

Book signing to benefit veterans

New work covers Second Indo-China War

VFW Post 10049 Simi Valley will host a book review and signing from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at the VFW Historical Exhibit at the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Town Center Way, Ste. More...

Ripe pickings at Underwood Farms

FIELD WORK—Patty Hopp of Moorpark picks Roma tomatoes at Underwood Farms on Sept. 1. More...

On The Town

Hitchhiking for laughs

LAUGH OUT LOUD—Travis Rush and Ailsa Chibnall perform in an spontaneous skit called“Hitchhiker” during a Night of Improv Comedy with Improv-a-Sutra at the High Street Arts Center on More...

Bavarian beer at fall Oktoberfest

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Sunrise will present the 26th annual Oktoberfest on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 22 and 23 at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive.  Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. More...

Yucks-a-plenty at comedy fest

The 2012 Ventura Comedy Festival will offer 27 shows from Sept. More...

Editorials

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Student success starts at home

The sound of parents’ shouts of joy reverberating off the valley walls can mean only one thing: School is back in session.  More than 6,800 students returned to class last week in the Moorpark Unified School District after what we hope was More...