June 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School offcials await state’s final budget

MOORPARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT The Moorpark Unified School District’s new budget has the markings of a healing economy. More...

Health & Wellness

Battle of the Badges draws blood

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Talk for Medicare beneficiaries

The Durable Medical Equipment Program is changing to the new Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics and Orthotics Supplies Competitive Bidding Program beginning July 1.  The Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services will give presentations to medi More...

Business

Eco-friendly ways to cool home

COMMENTARY Environment

Summer is here in Ventura County and you’re probably dreading the increased air conditioning bills that come along with hotter weather. More...

Sports

Strider track stars find groove

The Moorpark Striders just keep going and going and going.  The Striders youth track and field club is still running strong after 40 seasons.  Six athletes on the Striders will compete in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Ch More...

Soccer club springs into action

CLINCH THE CUP—The Moorpark Soccer Club Boys U-10 team won a championship at the Simi Valley Spring Cup. More...

Pets

Petof the Week

SOMETHING DIFFERENT— This albino corn snake is about 3- feet long and available for adoption. The snake was found as a stray in June and would make a great pet for any snake fan. More...

Family

A weekend in Greece

YUM!—Left, Cooper Rosato, 2, of Moorpark takes a bite of a gyro during the 35th annual Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo on June 22. More...

Family Men

Fire!  Bad things happen. And people always say, “ It could be worse.”  Those are terrible words of encouragement. More...

On The Town

Musical is powerful, moving

PLAY REVIEW ‘Les Miserables’

When High Street Arts Center producer Ken Rayzor heard that Music Theatre International was lifting the moratorium on non-Equity productions of “Les Miserables,” he took on the hit musical that, for the first time in 27 years, was being o More...

‘Dream’ auditions

Camarillo Skyway Playhouse will hold auditions for the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat. More...

Canlendar

SAT., JUNE 29  Spaw Day  Noon to 4 p.m. at Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, between Verizon and Sliders. Doggy bath, pawdicures, hair bows and bandanas for small donation. Sponsored by Tiny Loving Canines dog rescue. More...

Council gives okay to balanced $51.8-million budget

City approves funding for full-time campus cop

Following a period of highprofi le school-related shootings nationwide, the Moorpark City Council is willing to dip into city savings to help pay for a full-time deputy at Moorpark High School. More...

Rocket’s red glare

KAPOW!—Moorpark’s Third of July Fireworks Extravaganza will ignite the night sky at Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Gates open at 3:45 p.m. More...

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Community

Council moves forward on new park

Project part of downtown revitalization

The Walnut Acres neighborhood will soon have a new park. The Moorpark City Council approved a conceptual design for a neighborhood park at 161 Second St. during its regular meeting June 19. The property was purchased in 2011 for about $520,000. More...

Pedestrian alert

The Moorpark Police Department reminds residents that jogging and walking in bicycle lanes when sidewalks are available is against California Vehicle Code law.  With the warmer days ahead, many people will be heading to the roadways and sidewalk More...

Campus cop is a wise investment

It’s no secret small cities such as Moorpark, much like any small business nowadays, needs to make every dollar count.  Last week, the council passed a $51.8-million budget. (See story page 1.)  More...

Schools

Tech-savvy administrator plugs in

Moorpark resident Mike Winters spends his off time from his busy job as a school administrator researching new technology.  “For me, technology is a tool that I can use to make my life more efficient,” the 46-yearold said in an email More...

Radical rug time

PAGE TURNER—At left, camp counselor Jennifer Konish reads “The Lima Bean Monster” to kids during storytime at Camp Moorpark on June 25. Above, Wyatt Decker, 6, snacks on broccoli as he listens to the story. More...

Ventura County offers public works internship

In an effort to introduce students to the different facets of public works and nurture interest in civil engineering, Ventura County offers a student internship program with the ultimate goal of students transitioning into professional public works c More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 1  About $50,000 in jewelry was stolen from a home on Gunsmoke Road.   June 9  Two appliances worth about $3,500 were stolen from a home on Palmer Drive.   June 12  More...

Faith

Employees lend a helping hand

Verizon FiOS SoCal and local communities support nonprofits. More...

Spiritual center holds ordination

The Order of Ordination will be conferred onto Linda Fisher in a New Thought celebration from at 4 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 30, 2013 at The Center for Spiritual Living Westlake Village, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village.  More...

Discussion on Buddhism

The Center for Spiritual Living will host a “Buddhist Boot Camp” discussion about feelings versus emotions at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Government is wasting money

Aside all of the old and recent scandals about the Obama administration, I just thought I’d let you know some monies our government has wasted the last few years. More...

Pick up dog poop

I have beena resident of Moorpark for 25 years. More...

Columns

The Other Side of 50

Home safe home   My husband and I are in the planning stages of renovating our living quarters, including the downstairs bath, kitchen and living room.  More...

Life in the Single Lane

Lost in translation   The other day I ran into one of my single neighbors, who happily announced that she’d recently found herself a boyfriend. My first thought was “Yay! At least someone was able to find a companion.”  More...