October 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Car chase ends with crash, woman’s arrest

Driver, reportedly DUI, tried to flee on foot

An Oxnard woman was arrested on multiple felony charges after she led police on a car chase through Moorpark before she crashed a reportedly stolen car she was driving and then tried to run away on foot from deputies last Thursday.  More...

Health & Wellness

Other Side of 50

Child rearing doesn’t end for some seniors   Dori has been taking care of her two children by herself since she was 18.  She anticipated that many of the financial challenges, the emotional ups and downs, and the constant juggling act More...

Parents organize fundraiser

Run raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome

To commemorate the life of their infant son, Jason, who died from sudden infant death syndrome in 2007 when he was 4 months old, Katie and Andy Lutz created Jason’s Race, an annual benefit to raise funds and awareness about the syndrome. More...

Program on new healthcare law

Covered California explained

The healthcare environment will change in 2014, with all Californians required to have health insurance and new opportunities for coverage opening up for those who do not have insurance. More...

Sports

Musketeers ready for second half of season

Tyler Puccio is 6 feet, 3 inches and 270 pounds of tenacious, relentless, nasty football player.  Now imagine Puccio waving pompoms.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FLASH DRIVE—Flash is a 10-year-old white male cat. He is good with kids, animals and is housebroken. Flash in an indoor cat and should be kept inside. More...

Family

Consider campus safety when deciding

Schools required to report crime rates

High school seniors will begin applying to colleges next month. And, of course, academic reputation, sports programs and campus life are taken into consideration when teens and their families decide where to apply. More...

Pumpkin drop is a smash hit

BOMBS AWAY!—At right, families look to the skies and prepare their candy bags as two pumpkins stuffed with candy are dropped from a crane during Friends of the Farm Public Safety Weekend at the Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival in Mo More...

Food, games, raffe at carnival

Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy’s PTSA will host a carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

On The Town

Show examines modern love

The world was a different place when the musical “La Cage aux Folles” hit Broadway in 1983. It made its debut in the middle of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic, when homophobic sentiments were high. More...

Agoura Hills’ new prime place to dine

Agoura Hills’ most scenic restaurant venue has also been its most challenging.  More...

The screaming starts tonight in T.O.

The annual Reign of Terror Haunted House will open today, Fri., Oct. 4 for 12 bone-chilling nights at Janss Marketplace, above Gold’s Gym near Sears, at Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

No shops sell smokes in sting

None of retailers approached by an underage decoy sold tobacco products to the teen during a sting operation by the Moorpark Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail on Oct. More...

Man arrested for summertime vandalism

A four-month investigation led to the Oct. 3 arrest of Victor Cruz Jr. in connection with a string of graffiti vandalisms reported throughout Moorpark during the summer months, said Moorpark police. More...

U.S. Rep. Brownley hosts mobile office hours

Are you frustrated, confused or disappointed by the federal government shutdown? Now’s your chance to meet with U.S. More...

Time for Country Days

Get ready: Moorpark is having a party.  The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce and the City of Moorpark will host the 30th annual Moorpark Country Days parade and street fair tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Community

Bank robberies on the decline

Ventura County may be part of a larger region in California that has the dubious distinction of being called the “bank robbery capital of the world,” but those who walk into local banks should take comfort in the fact that there’s b More...

Time Warner pulls the plug on KEYT news channel

Station general manager said no reason given

Loyal KEYT News Channel 3 viewers in eastern Ventura County got a shock last week when they turned on their televisions and discovered the local ABC affiliate was no longer available. More...

Newspapers, why we still love ’em

Beginning Sunday, publications across the country will celebrate the 73rd annual National Newspaper Week. More...

Schools

Way to grow, girls!

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS—Girl Scout Daisy Troop 60829 and Elizabeth Brown, principal at Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy, celebrate the troop’s completion of planting aflower bed at the More...

Moorpark College event will be wild time

Fundraiser supports scholarships, teaching zoo

Local animal lovers will soon have the opportunity to interact with some of Earth’s exotic creatures while supporting a good cause at America’s Teaching Zoo, home to Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management program. More...

District plans how to spend $1.4M in state funds

Some money to go to staff training

The Moorpark Unif ied School District has begun earmarking state funds to implement the Common Core State Standards, new learning goals intended to develop students’ critical thinking and writing skills The board of education unanimously approv More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 19  In the 3000 block of Sunset Valley Road, fruits and vegetables were stolen from a stand.   A man, 29, was arrested for driving recklessly on the southbound Moorpark Road north of Los Angeles Avenue.   Sept 20  More...

Faith

Fun and games at St. Jude carnival

HAVING A GOOD TIME—At top, 5-year-old Greg DeGroote, left, and his mom, Samantha, of Westlake Village play the Kentucky Derby carnival game at the Country Time Faire and Carnival at St. Jude Catholic Church in Westlake Village on Sept. 21. More...

New fall classes at Conejo Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy is starting its fall semester with learning opportunities offered to the community at large. More...

Briefs

Food pantry seeks donations   Thanksgiving is around the corner and Catholic Charities in Moorpark will be counted on to help feed the many local families with limited or no income.  Moorpark Pantry Plus continuously relies on the generosit More...

Obituaries

NELSON ROSS HOLMAN

A PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR, passed away on Monday, September 23. He was 93 years old. He is survived by his three children, Ron, Yolanda and Melinda, and his cat Goldie. More...

Letters

Says Acorn scored a touchdown

I just wanted to drop a note to applaud your sports staff. A couple of weeks ago Eliav Appelbaum and his team put together a fantastic football preview section that was very comprehensive and informative. More...

Family says thank you

My family and I would like to express our deep appreciation to the police, emergency personnel and all of the others who helped our daughter and her children following the accident on Spring and Tierra Rejada roads on Sept. More...

Teacher takes umbrage with comments about school

This letter is in regard to the Sept. More...