October 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

City halts developer’s application

Residents opposed to a housing development project near Gabbert Road breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Moorpark City Council denied developer James Rasmussen’s request to submit an application to amend the city’s general plan.& More...

Health & Wellness

The Other Sied of 50

Boomer Bootcamp gives tools for our future   How do we manage the impact aging boomers will have on society? How do we care for our aging parents? More...

Migraines are treatable

Bad dental bite may cause headaches

According to M.A.G.N.U.M., a national migraine association dedicated to improving the quality of life of migraine and headpain sufferers, an estimated 60 percent of women and 70 percent of men with migraines have never been diagnosed. More...

Seniors can receive advice, health screenings at summit

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors and Health Care Agency will present the fourth Ventura County Senior Summit from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Schools

An acquired taste

Community college students sound off on food program

Moorpark College student Rick Canter often drives off campus during his lunch break to avoid eating a pre-packaged wrap or sandwich from the school’s row of vending machines. More...

CLU hosts symposium on the arts

Comedian is keynote speaker

California Lutheran University will host the Arts and Learning Symposium: Conversations, Connections, Critical Thinking from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

School feted for excellence

Century Martial Arts has recognized Tang Soo Do University in Moorpark with the Mark of Excellence Award, the highest honor bestowed by the company to a select group of businesses each year.  The Mark of Excellence Award was earned by the high l More...

Family

Family Men

Trick or too many treats   Wives want to control what we husbands eat because they can’t consume everything like we do.  Maybe I’m making a harsh generalization. More...

Their act is up in the air

TALL TOSS—At left, Chris Grabher, left, and Jasper Patterson of the Jumbo Shrimp Circus perform a juggling duel for guests at the eighth annual Wild West Weekend on Oct. 19 in Moorpark. More...

Simi theater casting for pop opera

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is casting “bare: a pop opera,” a contemporary rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere Jr.  The opera follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality and religion at More...

Letters

A buzz kill at beer festival

For the past two years, my husband and I have attended the Moorpark Beer Festival. He drinks the beer; I am the designated driver. More...

Rebuttal to ‘hypocrisy ’ letter

This letter is in regard to the Oct. 18 letter “Teacher says hypocrisy ‘shocking.’” More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Flying to NYC   Living in Southern California, most of us know our local airports inside and out. More...

Pantry salutes volunteers

A CELEBRATION—Above, from left, Mia Martinez, Kathy Martinez, Emily Martinez and Martha De Santiago of the Inlakech Cultural Arts Center dance for the dinner guests during the inaugural Moorpark Pantry Plus benefit and awards dinner at Moorpark Count More...

County approves mine’s revised permit

Facility allowed to expand, but with restrictions

There was no clear-cut winner Tuesday night when the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a revised conditional use permit for Grimes Rock Inc., a mining facility on Grimes Canyon Road in unincorporated Ventura County. More...

Community

New billing plan for Edison customers

Changes to affect businesses

Starting in 2014, all businesses served by Southern California Edison will transition to a socalled time-of-use billing plan. Under the new plan, when electricity is used will be just as important as how much is used. More...

Ex-sheriff goes for the gold

Apparently, $283,000 doesn’t go as far as it used to.  How else to explain former Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks’ lawsuit against the county seeking a supplemental $75,000 pension benefit?  When Brooks retired in January 2011 More...

Evening benefits American heroes

Wounded Warrior Project supports disabled veterans

Debbie Douglas prayed silently by her son Levi’s hospital bed two years ago as he writhed in pain. More...

Business

Putting on the brakes

Nissan dealership in T.O. closes

Nissan of Thousand Oaks shuttered its showroom earlier this month after more than four decades in the city. Silver Star Automotive Group, which took over the Nissan dealership from Al Piano in 1992, closed the doors of the local franchise Oct. More...

Sports

Hess plays key role for MHS water polo

Moorpark senior captain helps revive hometown program

Keaton Hess wouldn’t allow his Moorpark High teammates to sulk after a hard-fought water polo loss at Royal on Tuesday. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WOOF!—Lennox is a miniature poodle. He was found as a stray in September and is looking for a good home. Lennox is friendly, energetic and likes to run around. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 7  Between Oct. 7 and 9, two back flow valves were stolen from a building in the 700 block of Science Drive.   Oct. 9  Between Oct. 9 and 10, a vehicle was stolen on James Wade Avenue.   More...

Faith

The Art of Being

Will meet you in the field   The above quote by Rumi is one of my favorite because it points to a place in our minds and hearts we can all meet if we are willing to go beyond categorically pigeonholing each other as right and wrong.  More...

Synagogue turns 35

This year, Congregation B’nai Emet in Simi Valley celebrates its 35th anniversary and also honors the rabbi, cantor and educator for 21, 26 and 25 years of service, respectively.  More...

Simi Valley church offers contemporary service

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will offer a contemporary service at 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

On The Town

Romance takes dark turn in production

“Prelude to a Kiss,” Moorpark College Theatre Arts’ current production, shows that a fairy-tale wedding may take some dark detours before ending with “happily ever after.”  More...

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 25  Harvest Festival   More...

A view from the front

Play brings soldiers’ letters to life

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present the Griffin Theatre Company’s theatrical production of “Letters Home” at the Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

DESERT VIEW— Elizabeth Harripersad Jenna of Chapparal Harripersad Middle of Mountain School, Abigail Meadows and their Elementary way to the top School, of the and Grand friends Canyon. make More...