November 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County ’s jobless rate declines

Lowest since 2008

Ventura County’s unemployment rate in October was the lowest it’s been since 2008, but much of the decline might be due to migration out of the area rather than job growth. More...

Health & Wellness

Warning signs of Alzheimer’s

This holiday season become educated about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a condition that robs people of their memory and thinking skills and is ultimately f More...

How to handle holiday blues

Those who have recently lost a loved one are vulnerable

Marriage and family therapist Carole Wadsworth said that after her father died two years ago it felt like no one in the family wanted to speak his name at the dinner table during the holiday season. More...

Business

Business puts apps to the test

A local businessman is testing mobile applications for online viewers who want to know more about what each app can do.  Gary Brook, owner of Questphere, a software engineering company in Agoura Hills that develops mobile phone apps, decided con More...

Sports

Oaks Christian, St. Bonnie could soon be out of Marmonte

. CIF-SS recommends moving football powers to Parochial Area in releaguing cycle

The releaguing madness that has captivated Ventura County high school sports teams and their fans has taken another twist.  Earlier this week, the CIFSouthern Section recommended removing Oaks Christian and St. More...

Wildcats win softball tournament

HEAR THE WILDCATS ROAR—The U-10 Wildcats winter softball team won the Moorpark Girls Softball tournament earlier this month. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Nov. 14  A man, 22, was arrested at Simi Valley Hospital after he allegedly committed a residential burglary on Diablo Avenue in Moorpark and resisted arrest.   Nov. More...

Family

Family Men

Over overthinking

I even overthought the title of this story.  More...

On The Town

Spend breakfast with Santa

Children can make a craft and have a photo taken

Kris Kringle will be making a visit to the annual Breakfast With Santa event on Sat., Dec. 22 at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. The event will give children a photo opportunity with Santa Claus. More...

‘Le Miz’ arrives with adult actors

Arts center to present blockbuster musical in June

The tragic tale of Jean Valjean is returning to High Street Arts Center next June. More...

Light up the holidays at Moorpark College

The second annual Holiday Lights at Moorpark College will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. More...

Moorpark shooting reportedly tied to Mexican Mafia

Grand jury indictment puts 27 behind bars

In what authorities are calling the largest criminal grand jury indictment in Ventura County history, 27 people, including members of the Mexican Mafia, will soon face charges that include conspiracy to commit crimes, narcotics trafficking, home inva More...

These beetles are not a hit with local oak trees

Holiday firewood a favorite means of transport for the pesky bug

As winter temperatures drop and fireplaces are stoked for the holidays, area residents are being asked to buy their firewood only from reputable dealers. Why? More...

Community

Boy Scout scandal has county connections

Of nearly 5,000 documented cases of suspected sexual abuse that occurred within the Boy Scouts of America organization over the last seven decades, at least five occurred in eastern Ventura County and neighboring Agoura Hills.  More...

‘Tis the season to be safe

What is it about the holidays that can bring out the worst in people? For a time of year typically associated with good tidings and joy, the last six weeks of the calendar are, in fact, some of the busiest for local law enforcement.&nb More...

Chabad invites all to festivities

. Hanukkah begins next weekend   The menorah has long been an important symbol of Judaism, especially during Hanukkah.  More...

Schools

Program helps adults returning to school

Students can transfer to Moopark College

Moorpark College and the Conejo Valley Adult School recently received a second $12,000 grant from SAGE and Corwin in support of the year-old Bridge Program, which offers classes to adults who want to return to college or the workforce but require add More...

Getting ready for soccer season

CHANGE OF SPORTS—Crews at Moorpark High School remove the football goal post to open up the Celd for the soccer season on Nov. 20. More...

Ways to protect children against cyberbullies

Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEET—Truffle is a female brown Chihuahua mix, about 2 years old. She is very sweet, not overbearing or too demanding of attention. More...

Faith

Market offers a different way to give

Instead of giving clothes, electronics or other items to her family and friends for Christmas, Alicia Johnson buys cows, goats, beehives or water wells.  More...

Temple to celebrate Hanukkah

Congregation B’nai Emet’s next Family Shabbat service will be at 7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 7 at the 9 W. Bonita, Simi Valley.  Rabbi Michele Paskow will lead the service with Sabbath prayers and a special Hanukkah story. More...

Church welcomes Advent season

Moorpark Presbyterian Church offers the following events for the Advent and Christmas seasons at 13950 Peach Hill Road. All are welcome.  Sun., Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. Parents can make an Advent wreath with their children. More...

Columns

The Other Side of 50

Seniors drive food-shopping growth

Visiting my parents in New Hampshire this week, I spent a lot of time in the grocery store. As a matter of fact, we shopped for groceries every single day.  More...