June 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Report lauds college’s nursing program

GRAND JURY

Moorpark College   After an investigation that lasted nearly a year, the Ventura County grand jury in May commended Moorpark College’s registered nursing program for offering a high-quality education.  More...

Health & Wellness

Frozen berries linked to hepatitis

The California Department of Public Health has warned consumers not to eat Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend of frozen berries sold through Costco stores, and possibly other retail outlets, as they have been linked to a multistate outbreak of More...

Healthy feet have good color

COMMENTARY  Podiatry  The color of feet   “The two colors we do not like to see are white and black” I sometimes say to my surgery patients when they ask what to look for after surgery. More...

Schools

School celebrates silver anniversary

25 YEARS YOUNG— Above, Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy third-grade teacher Nancy Cooper leads students in the 25th anniversary song during the celebration of the Moorpark school’s silver anniversary on June 10. More...

There’s a bit of magic in each note

Boy pens musical for his Walnut Canyon classmates to perform

Noah Godard was in the throes of creative consternation as he sat at the piano trying to figure out how to introduce a barbershop quartet into his play “Houdini: The Musical.” In one of the scenes, young Houdini enters a bookshop to buy a More...

Get in the swim for summer

Parents of children age 6 months and older can sign up their kids for swim lessons at YMCAs in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills and Simi Valley. Two- week sessions begin Mon., June 17, with new sessions taki ng place throughout the summer. More...

Family

Family Men

Happy Father’s Dismay   The world is against me.  My son is approaching his teenage years—he’ll be 10 next month—and his friends are pushing me out of the center of his universe.  It’s not fair—10 ye More...

Getting silly with science

HAVING FUN—Above, firstgrader Kenny Nevitt, left, clowns around with his brother Trevor Nevitt, 4, during a dry ice demonstration at the World Famous Spider Show, put on by Creative Science Education, during the Arroyo West Active Learning Acad More...

Step into the past at Strathearn Park

Families can see demos of old-time farming activities

Scavenger hunts for kids, musical performances by a barbershop quartet plus a one-man band, and living history reenactments will be some of the familyoriented activities for History Day at the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum on Sat., June 15 fr More...

Letters

Keep dogs on leash

I am writing regarding unrestrained dogs in public parks here in Moorpark. I have been a homeowner in the Mountain Meadows neighborhood for more than nine years and it has become impossible to walk my dogs in my own neighborhood park.  More...

We’re all humans

This letter is in regard to the June 7 letter “Says letter writer is blowing smoke.”  Human rights belong to everyone, which is why I was so disturbed during and after the Springs fire when those working the fields were “ordere More...

Club says thank you

The Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club would like to thank all of our community friends and guests who supported the recent “Let Your Heart Fly” fundraiser benefit for Interface Children and Family Services.  More...

Burglars target fumigated homes

Police are warning residents that burglars are targeting homes and businesses undergoing fumigation. More...

City Council backs bill on fracking

Law winding its way through Sacramento

The city is taking steps to protect its groundwater. The Moorpark City Council voted unanimously to support Sen. More...

Community

Woman arrested for post box theft

Rebekah Ramirez, 27, a transient, was arrested on June 6 in Camarillo on suspicion of burglarizing an outdoor mailbox at the Moorpark Post Office, 100 W. More...

Beach bus back in business

The Moorpark Summer Beach Bus provides two trips to Zuma Beach in Malibu in the morning and two trips back to Moorpark in the afternoon, Tuesday through Thursday, from June 18 through Aug. 15.  More...

Head of the class

Moorpark native excels in Air Force training program

Moorpark resident Mary Kelly felt an enormous sense of pride as her son, William Smith, thanked his fellow graduates, his family and his wife, Christy, for their support during the Thomas N. More...

Business

Moorpark librarian hired to oversee Simi Valley Library

Moorpark City Library Director Heather Cousin has been chosen to head the Simi Valley Library, which will reopen to the public July 1 after a two-week closure.  Cousin, who accepted the position May 30, was appointed by Library Systems and Servi More...

Sports

Bonding with baseball

father’s day

This Father’s Day, Scott and Brad Fullerton will be separated by hundreds of miles . . . More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

READY AND WAITING—Layla is a 3-year-old tabby. She is sweet and friendly and would love to cuddle on your lap. She has been at the shelter for two months and is looking for a good home. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF BLOTTER

May 3  A woman, 23, was arrested for knowingly cashing a fraudulent check on Moorpark Avenue.   May 9  Packages were stolen from a doorstep on Elkton Court.   May 26  More...

Faith

Events at the synagogue

Shabbat Under the Stars on June 28

Cyndi Silverman, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, will be the guest speaker at the Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Fri., June 21 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. Bonita St., Simi Valley. More...

Volunteer answers call to feed the hungry

Lord’s Table program serves hot meals weekly

Deacon Derrel Craig, a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark, said volunteers like Hilda Rezak are very rare. “Hilda is like a little angel,” he said. More...

On The Town

Director choreographs comedy

‘Forum’ runs through June 16

When I met Joshua Finkel, director of Panic! More...

Live country music on stage

The second annual Oak- HeartCountry Music Festival will run from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 15 at Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

The Acorn Epicurean

Camarillo International Supermarket and Restaurant   More...

Editorials

Let’s show Dad some real love

Society makes it simple when it comes to showing love for Mom. More...