September 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Waiting for change

Cities slow to tackle bus improvements Part 1 of a two-part series

Brad Denemark is among the shrinking number of Ventura County residents who take the bus to work.  Four days a week, the 52-yearold model train enthusiast catches two rides—one on a VISTA bus and the other on a coach operated by Thousand O More...

Health & Wellness

Connecting

It’s a balancing act

An elderly couple were reminiscing about their days as collectors of antiques. Her face lit up as she recalled the time they’d separated at a large national show in order to cover maximum ground.  More...

Help for food addiction

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating.  The program is based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Everyone is welcome at meetings, incl More...

Alcohol use during pregnancy harms child

More than 2,000 children are born every year in Ventura County after exposure to alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances during pregnancy.  More...

Schools

College Corner

Going to college in Canada

American students who want an international experience without having to travel far or become fluent in a foreign language are finding exciting college opportunities in Canada, which welcomed more than 10,000 U.S. students in 2011.  More...

Valley schools duke it out

The Battle of the Valleys Tournament between Conejo Valley high schools and the San Fernando Valley varsity and junior varsity teams will take place Sat. and Sun., Sept. 15 and 16 at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Games start at 8:30 a.m. More...

Public invited to comment on new standards

The public is invited to comment on the new Career Technical Education (CTE) Model Curriculum Standards proposed by the California Department of Education.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Aug. 30  An 18- year- old man was arrested in Simi Valley and charged with committing street terrorism and attempted murder on Sarah Street in Moorpark.  Aug. 31  More...

Family

Family Men

Good listener

“Daddy, you’re home!” says my 9-year-old son with a hug before I can get in the house.  “Tell Daddy what kind of day you had,” says my wife with a kiss before I can shut the door.  “I had a bad day, Daddy More...

Taking flight

UP IN THE AIR—Melissa Ingemunson of Moorpark helps her 3-year-old son, Lincoln, fly a kite at Poindexter Park in Moorpark on Sept. 9. More...

Pucker up for the cup

KISSING STANLEY—Jeff Yaller of Moorpark, at right, and his son, Joey, kiss the Stanley Cup while it was on display at Iceoplex Simi Valley on Sept. 5. More...

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 14

Westlake Village Encore Club  9:30 a.m. to noon at Westlake Village Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Martha Miller gives program on Anne Frank, “Hiding and Writing.” Guests welcome. More...

SAT., SEPT. 15

Yard Sale And Bake Sale  7 a.m. to noon at Maple Elementary School parking lot, 3501 Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. PFA fundraiser.  Arroyo Cleanup   More...

SUN., SEPT. 16

Scandinavian Autumn Fest  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. Meatball contest, Swedish foods, crafted gifts, zip line, dancing, Swedish field games, kids’ play structure, bingo, folk dancing, swimming. More...

Columns

The other Side Of 50

Planning: the cure for life’s uncertainties

It should come as no surprise that the rate of change in our world is accelerating. Or maybe it is a surprise? More...

High Street project remains stalled

After three years of sitting in limbo due to economic uncertainty, a proposed project to build a mixed-use commercial center on High Street may be going back to the drawing board, leaving city offi cials stuck in yet another waiting game.  More...

Fence scam lands man behind bars

A Thousand Oaks man, who posed as an employee of a Simi Valley contractor in order to receive thousands of dollars in payments, will face up to three years and eight months in county jail when he is sentenced next month for committing identity theft More...

Community

Hit and run victim seeks witnesses

A Moorpark man is seeking the public’s help in gathering witnesses to an alleged hit-andrun collision that occurred at the intersection of Los Angeles Avenue and Moorpark Road last month.  More...

Moorpark is taking out the trash

Arroyo cleanup is part of statewide Coastal Cleanup Day

It’s time to talk trash.  Moorpark may be 22 miles from the Pacific Ocean, but that doesn’t mean the city’s trash won’t find its way to the coast, especially by way of the Arroyo Simi creek.  More...

Foundation funds veteran services throughout county

Dinner fundraiser to honor Judge White

Ronald Greenwood didn’t know he suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder until he was 60. More...

Business

Woman charged with embezzling from Moorpark employer

Suspect told police she needed money to free her boyfriend from jail

A Newbury Park woman who allegedly embezzled at least $550,000 in the past year from her former Moorpark employer is facing 20 felony counts of forgery and a special allegation of aggravated white-collar crime, according to the Ventura County Distric More...

Sports

Musketeers shoot for strong season in pool

BOYS’ WATER POLO REPORT Marmonte League

Same story. Different year.  Not much is expected to change for high school boys’ water polo teams in the Marmonte League.  Agoura and Royal will continue to battle for league supremacy. More...

MHS football to battle Newbury

The Moorpark High football team (2-0) will play host to Newbury Park (2-1) tonight at 7 p.m.  Last weekend, Moorpark defeated Frontier of Bakersfield 17-7. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

WAYNE’S WORLD—Garth is a 4-month-old domestic mediumhair cat. If you would like to adopt Garth, ask for animal ID No. A557378 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Greek Orthodox parish to break ground in Camarillo

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Seminary honorees

St. John’s Seminary will honor five Catholic leaders at its fifth annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Sun., Sept. 30 at the school in Camarillo.  More...

On The Town

Shakespeare’s comedy is twice the fun

PLAY REVIEW ‘The Comedy of Errors’

The Classics in the Park company moves indoors in this charming production of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Bryan Adams in solo show

Tickets are on sale for the Bryan Adams Bare Bones Tour, a solo acoustic concert scheduled for Sat., Oct. 13 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Art is always in fashion

Proverbs CoffeeHouse will kick off an art exhibit titled “It’s FASHIONable” with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 on Peace Lutheran Church campus, 71 Loma Drive, Camarillo. More...

Letters

Food and the free market

This letter is in regard to the Sept. More...

Says food studies aren’t accurate

In response to the article, “ Showdown over modified foods” on Sept. 7, Tom Helscher, a spokesperson for Monsanto Inc., claims that all GMO products grown by American farmers have been thoroughly reviewed by the U.S. More...

Not a fan of Chick-fil-A

Hundreds of people lined up at Chick-fil-A and camped out to be the first 100 people to get hardening of the arteries and obesity for life. That’s awesome! And with that they were able to stand with a homophobic owner of a company.  More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

If it’s too good to be true . . .

Luellen Leyva, a 59-year-old Newbury Park woman, was arrested Sept. 4 for reportedly embezzling $550,000 from the Moorpark promotional marketing company where she’s worked as a bookkeeper since 2005. The story is on page 24. More...