May 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Rewards are big for ditching cigs

Quitting smoking improves overall health

People who stop smoking will reap an abundance of benefits: healthier-looking skin, improved ability to smell and taste, healthier lungs, whiter teeth, fewer colds, increased stamina for sports and recreation, 50 percent decrease in heart disease ris More...

Free health classes offered

•Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will • offer free diabetes classes to introduce Type 2 diabetes and the development of an individual plan of care that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring.  New More...

Reality parties disclose teen drinking

To expose parents to the truths about underage drinking, binge drinking and drug culture, Straight Up Ventura County is hosting a Reality Party for parents from 3 to 8 p.m. Sat., June 1 in Simi Valley. Tours start every half-hour.  More...

Sports

Athletes advance to Masters meet

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD

There’s one more stop before the high school state track and field championships  Numerous student-athletes from Ventura County will attempt to punch their tickets to the state meet at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos Coll More...

Musketeers stopped cold

HOT HOT HEAT—Sean Barry, seen here pitching a two-hitter for the Moorpark High baseball team against Agoura earlier this season, and the Musketeers lost in the second round of the CIFSouthern S More...

Kings for a day

. Acorn editor savors sights and sounds of playoff hockey

There’s no snow in L.A.  There’s not much of a winter here either, and definitely no arctic chill from a Lake Manitoba gale rattling the bones of a solitary ice fisherman.  But there is a hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 26  A man, 37, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in an apartment in the 100 block of East Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Family

Family Men

The great flag debate

My son is no dummy.  So I have no problem attempting to explain complex things to him, like the largescale electronic structure theory and the manner in which it can provide potential energy surfaces and force fields for simulating complex chemi More...

Pouring a taste of California

Wine club has found success with customers nationwide

It was 1988 and Bruce Boring, co-owner of a Los Angeles-based printing company, wanted out of his high-stress job. The father of two, who’d made his career in the printing business, was unhappy, and he didn’t know what do to next. More...

Letters

Finding unity in disaster

Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones in the Oklahoma tornado. It has been gut-wrenching to watch the first responders bringing out the bodies of those children.  More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Shopping for a mate

As we continue to explore what it means to be single in this day and age, it occurs to me that some folks may still be in the early stages of learning the nuances of traversing life as a solo person.  To me, there’s generally more to it th More...

Project to preserve city’s history

Federal grant to fund digital archive

Although it was seven years ago, longtime Moorpark resident Mary Schwabauer vividly remembers sifting through the charred remains of hundreds of historical documents and photographs kept in a shed that had been damaged during the Happy Camp fire of 2 More...

American Legion to host Memorial Day ceremonies

The American Legion Moorpark Post 502 will host two Memorial Day ceremonies on Mon., May 27.  More...

Community

City Council okays church permits

Plans to build the Kim Clement Center, a Christian evangelical church in Moorpark, are moving forward at city hall.  The Moorpark City Council unanimously approved permits on Wed., May 15 for commercial planned development and conditional use, t More...

Cities may partner to improve bus service in East County

Agreement seeks to provide regional connections

Simi Valley has signed on to a proposed agreement that would band together the four East County cities in the effort to improve local public transportation, particularly interconnectivity throughout Ventura County. More...

War heroes are a dying breed

D-Day. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Guadalcanal. The Battle of the Bulge.  With details too horrific and ramifications too monumental to ignore, these epic World War II battles will live on in American lore for generations to come. More...

Schools

Ready for the next stage

Principal fell in love with her life’s calling

Even as she was earning her degree in elementary education at the University of Maine in the early ’70s, Pat Birckhead still wasn’t certain teaching was for her. More...

Grads prepare for a new adventure

graduation 2013

High School at Moorpark College The 2013 class from the High School at Moorpark College graduated May 22. Those who received their diplomas included the following standout students. Alex Carroll More...

Exhibit highlights Lincoln rarities

The Reagan Library will present a special exhibit, A. Lincoln: From Railsplitter to Rushmore, from June 1 through Sept. 30 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SHY BUT SWEET— Abbey is a brown and white female Australian cattle dog. She is about 2 years old. She is shy at first but warms up quickly. She is good with kids and other animals. More...

Faith

Day of action benefits seniors in mobile homes

On the first morning of June, local church members will visit 250 mobile home units at the Rancho Adolfo Estates in Camarillo to serve the senior citizens who live in the neighborhood.  The parishioners will repair trailers, landscape gardens an More...

BRIEFS

Seminary welcomes alumni to picnic   St. John’s Seminary will host an alumni picnic for graduates from both the seminary and the former St. John’s Seminary College on Memorial Day, Mon., May 27 at its Camarillo campus.  More...

On The Town

Wine festival has aged well

Event raises money for Casa Pacifica

Take one part university campus, add 85 food booths, mix in 150 wineries and breweries, measure out a healthy dash of live music, include a first-class silent auction and pair with 4,000 fun- loving guests. More...

Parody show has fun with erotic ‘50 Shades’ series

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” from July 16 through 21 in the Cabaret Lounge inside the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Chorus welcomes new female singers

The award-winning ChannelAire Chorus invites women of all ages who love singing to learn four-part a cappella harmony and to attend upcoming rehearsals.  After learning patriotic songs the women will sing with the chorus in the July 4 Patriotic More...