October 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The Other Side of 50

What I learned from my shingles scare

Have you met anyone who’s had shingles? More...

Business

T.O. kick starts freeway expansion project

City Council votes to advances $17.7 million

Long-standing plans to expand the congested 101/23 freeway interchange could get underway next September if Thousand Oaks’ latest effort to find funding for the project proves successful, city officials said last week. More...

Schools

College Corner

The importance of being nice

Being nice may not help win presidential elections but it can go a long way in the college admission process.  Niceness is rarely mentioned when people talk about college admission, and it’s probably not going to be a factor at huge public More...

MHS Color Guard steps out strong

IN FORMATION— Rebecca Johnson of the Moorpark High School Color Guard performs with the marching band during the fifth annual Sounds of the Conejo band competition at Thousand Oaks High School More...

Spooktacular fun at Trick or Treat Village

Families are invited to attend Moorpark’s Trick or Treat Village for a spooktacular afternoon filled with freaky fun from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark.  More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“God picks up the reed-flute world and blows.  Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain.  Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated, and let your note be clear.  More...

CLU honors Lutheran pastor at convocation

California Lutheran University will hold its annual Founders Day Convocation at 10:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. More...

On The Town

A private observes Army life in comedy

. Moorpark College students present Neil Simon play

PLAY REVIEW  ‘Biloxi Blues’   A young man faces the world outside of his Yonkers hometown in “Biloxi Blues,” now playing at Moorpark College, the second in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical trilogy that began More...

Concert presents music of France

Emmanuel Church will host the Elation Arts Series with a Musique de France presentation at 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 19  Clean Up Comedy  7:30 to 9 p.m. at Newbury Park First Christian Church, 801 Knollwood Drive. Family-friendly improv comedy based on audience suggestions. $5. Phone: 805.410.3130. Email: info@cleanupcomedy.com. More...

MUSD boosts its test scores

Peach Hill posts biggest increase with 23-point jump

Despite looming state budget cuts, Moorpark Unifi ed School District continued its upward trend in the annual California standardized tests last year. More...

Brownley and team ‘take action’

26th District

Democratic congressional candidate Julia Brownley stepped into the doorway of the EXIT Realty office in Thousand Oaks on Saturday morning and was greeted with an explosion of applause.  About 60 volunteers had been gathering fliers and going ove More...

Community

Navigating the election minefield

As the Nov. 6 election approaches, the fog surrounding the 11 state ballot measures intensifies. Whom to believe and whom not to believe in the fight surrounding the initiatives is hard to know.  More...

Little bird delivers a big surprise

Moorpark KinderCare teacher wins $10,000 award

Dozens of little peeps and chirps echoed through the room during a special reading of “The Good News Bird” at Moorpark KinderCare last Thursday. More...

Active Adult Programs

The Moorpark Active Adult Center presents the following activities for seniors. Events require a reservation and will meet at 799 Moorpark Ave. unless otherwise noted. More...

Sports

Musketeer girls’ golfers get giddy on greens

Moorpark High’s girls’ golf players knew they’d have a long day on the links at Simi Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.  For most Musketeers, the Marmonte League tournament marked the first time they participated in a grueling 18-ho More...

MHS football prepares for Highlanders

The Musketeers are in a groove.  Moorpark High’s football team improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Marmonte League West standings after devouring Agoura 42-7 last weekend for homecoming.  The Musketeers’ ferocious defense hel More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WITH KETCHUP—French Fry is a 5-year-old black and white domestic shorthair cat. He is sweet, polite, mellow and extremely affectionate. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff Blotter

Oct. 1  Petty theft and identity theft were reported in the 600 block of Los Angeles Avenue.   Oct. 4  More...

Family

The world of Dr. Seuss comes alive

Musical plays through Nov. 18

Play review ‘Seussical the Musical’ More...

Equestrians get in the spirit of Halloween

The Whip’r Snapper Driving Society of Southern California will present its Halloween Hustle driving show on Sun., Oct. 28 at the Conejo Creek Equestrian Center, 1350 Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Howl-O-Ween puts pooches on parade

The fourth annual Howl-OWeen Pooch Parade and Pet Expo will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Letters

Teacher backs Prop. 30

As a Moorpark resident and English teacher in Simi Valley, I feel compelled to speak regarding the propositions that will affect public education. In regard to Propositions 30 and 38, both propositions bring money to schools, but Prop. More...

Letters continue for GOP hopeful

Nothing annoys me more than having a mailbox full of propaganda. But this week I came across a flyer from the Julia Brownley campaign that absolutely infuriated me. More...