September 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Say good night with these tips

Many Americans struggle to get enough sleep. More...

Class discusses joint replacement

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will host two joint replacement classes in preparation for total knee or hip replacement surgery.  More...

Schools

Students take Chinese, Arabic to compete in job market

The class of California State University Channel Islands students sampled small slivers of mooncake last Thursday during a celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival, a time of lunar worship and moon watching.  The traditional Chinese pastry, whic More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LITTLE CHARMER—Blue-eyed Siamese sweetheart Harper wants to be someone’s cuddle buddy. She is a real lap cat, as well as smart and curious. To adopt Harper, ask for ID No. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

When I am rushing through my life, consumed with everything I have to attend to, it becomes likely that I will miss what is available to me. More...

Synagogue offers trip to Autry exhibit

Congregation B’nai Emet of Simi Valley is offering a community trip to the Autry Museum for the “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” exhibit on Sun., Oct. More...

Gospel singers perform at fest

The County Jesus Fest/Festival de Jesus will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Letters

Syria must answer for war crimes

This letter is in regard to the Sept. 13 letter “Bombing is not the answer.”  In his letter, Thomas Scott Nelson failed to mention what appears to be known, rather than stating what might be. More...

Dress codes are needed

This letter is in regard to the Sept. 20 article “Middle schools’ dress code meant to minimize distractions.”  When I found it, it really caught my eye because my middle school felt the exact same way. More...

Probation offcers seek pay raises

Contract with county expired in June

Despite having to work with more hardened and high-risk convicts than ever before, Ventura County’s 200 probation officers are receiving up to 21 percent less in total pay and benefits than their counterparts in comparable counties, according t More...

It’s scientifically silly

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Community

What’s really at the core of successful students

In a few weeks, Gov. More...

Chaparral students rock out

CHATTING—Above, from left, sixth-grader Morgan Brockert, 11, and seventh- graders Sophia Kooster and Corrina Edwards, both 12, rock and visit during Chaparral Middle School’s annual Music Department rock-athon fundraiser on Sept. More...

Community event needs volunteers

The City of Moorpark is seeking volunteers for its annual Trick or Treat Village on Halloween night, Thurs., Oct. More...

Sports

Musketeers battle in rugged league

Rackets are out in full force for high school girls’ tennis teams in the Marmonte League. One month into the season, Westlake proved its mettle on the court. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 13  A $400 GPS device was stolen from a locked vehicle on Westport Street.   A bicycle was stolen on Fireside Lane.   At First Street and Moorpark Avenue, a 44-yerar-old man was arrested for public intoxication.   Sept. More...

Family

Students say ‘no’ to bullying

STORY WITH A MESSAGE— Above, storyteller Jim Cogan uses funny voices, exaggerated faces and wild gestures to keep the students at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology engaged during an assembly on Sept. 24. More...

On The Town

Skyway Playhouse presents stripped-down musical

If you’re planning on seeing Camarillo Skyway Playhouse’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” be forewarned: This is unlike any other production of the sho More...

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 27  Simi Valley Republican Women   More...

Columns

Life in the Single lane

Back to the future   I’m one lucky (and grateful) gal: I just got back from spending a few weeks in Europe, and my trip was all the more fabulous and special because I went with one of my favorite people on earth—my mom.  More...

On the Trail

The vulture and the snake   Citizens of the wild provide all manner of lessons to unsuspecting dogs and their humans. More...

Flying Squirrel

Fall travel   If you’ve been outside in the past month, you know one thing: It’s hot. Africa hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot (hat tip to “Biloxi Blues” playwright Neil Simon).  More...