January 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

State healthcare shift affects 20,000 children countywide

Local enrollees will transition to Medi-Cal in August

The parents of more than 20,000 Ventura County children received notices in the mail last month reminding them that their Healthy Families medical insurance will soon be transitioning into the state’s Medi-Cal program. More...

The Other Side of 50

Bridging the elder communication gap

Each time I think of my mother in-law, Mary, in her assisted living facility, I feel sad.  While today she is in a safe, nurturing environment and is surrounded by people she now calls her friends, I wish the journey we traveled to get her there More...

How Medicare works with other insurers

GUEST COMMENTARY | Medicare

You may have wondered how Medicare works with other insurance coverage, such as a group health plan from a former employer or union. More...

Sports

Musketeers grapple against daunting odds

If high school wrestling featured seven weight classes instead of 14, Moorpark would be the team to beat in the Marmonte League.  Unfortunately for the Musketeers, they only have seven varsity starters.  Moorpark is having a down season due More...

WRESTLER TO WATCH

Richie Vaillancourt is shooting for his fourth straight Marmonte League individual title in the 120-pound weight class.  The four- year varsity standout is also gunning for his second consecutive state meet appearance.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Jan. 7  A trailer reported stolen from the 4200 block of Hitch Boulevard was recovered and returned.   Jan. 8  On High Street at Spring Road, a man, 18, was arrested and charged with violation of probation. He was cited and released. More...

Family

Going for the point

DOUBLE THE FUN—Moorpark teens Natalie Drizos and Garrett Sonstegard dive to return a serve in a table tennis game during the Moorpark Teen Council’s game night at the Arroyo Vista Recreat More...

On The Town

A colorful show of strength, magic

New Shanghai Circus appears tonight in T.O.

A ballerina stands en pointe atop a fellow dancer’s head. A contortionist bends his body in half while balancing himself with one hand on chairs stacked high. An acrobat somersaults in the air amid music, colors and lights. More...

Calendar

SAT., JAN. 26  Master Gardener Event   More...

Council nixes plan to put cellphone tower in welcome sign

Verizon would have paid for marker on city land

A major cellphone service provider wants to install a new cell tower in Moorpark, but it’s not likely to be hidden in a new city welcome sign, officials decided last week. More...

MHS gets into the swing

JUMP AND BOOGIE—Above, Moorpark High School students Jackson Hannah and Gwendolyn Orgel, both 17, twirl on the dance floor during the MHS jazz program’s second annual Swing Night fundraiser on Jan. 18. More...

Community

Council gives a clean bill of health to medical building plans

A new, two-story medical office building is coming to the east end of Moorpark.  On Jan. More...

City wants to partner with large companies, colleges to increase bus use

City officials want to increase public transit ridership in Moorpark by collaborating with large employers and the county’s community colleges.  More...

Campus Canyon enriches young minds

Learning program aims to motivate students with fun

Equipped with a black marker and a little bit of imagination, Shanda Lee drew little eyes on her students’ hands last Friday. More...

Business

City Council appoints new commissioners

Newcomers join Parks and Recreation, Arts commissions

All five of Moorpark’s current planning commissioners will have two more years to serve the city, after they were reappointed last week to the dais for another term. More...

Schools

Program on working with at-risk youth

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will host a program titled “Ventura County Children’s System of Care-Agency 101” from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. More...

At The Library

The Moorpark City Library, at 699 Moorpark Road, will present these free programs in February.  The library will be closed on Mon,, Feb. More...

Reagan Foundation taking scholarship applications

Submission deadline is March 4

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is offering the 14th year of the Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program which rewards deserving seniors graduating from Ventura County high schools who have demonstrated leadership, character, commun More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

EXOTIC—Two pythons—Wally, 8, and Vixen, 5—are friendly and get along well with each other. If you would like to adopt either or both the snakes, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Westlake woman shares family’s Holocaust story at Camarillo temple

Indy Rebhun and her husband, Jeff Specter, took a trip to Poland last spring to see an apartment. It was in Tarnow, a city of about 110,000 near the Carpathian foothills in southeast Poland. More...

Synagogue hosts fun event for pre-teens

Middle school students are invited to a kosher dinner, games and the Havdalah ceremony to end the Sabbath from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. More...

Columns

Family Men

Eye love you   Living with boys will drive you crazy. My wife knows— she’s got our 9-year-old son, our 3-year-old male beagle and, last but certainly not least, me.  We don’t try to make her crazy.  More...