November 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

ACS to embark on landmark study

East County residents sought for cancer prevention project

When the results of the American Cancer Society’s first Cancer Prevention Study came out in 1964, the nation learned for the first time about the link between cigarette smoke and lung cancer. More...

Free diabetes classes

Livingston Visiting Nurse Association will present the following free diabetes classes to introduce information regarding diet, medication, exercise, blood sugar monitoring, new developments and common problems.  No registration is needed.  More...

Downtown blood drive

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Mon., Nov. More...

Schools

Students’ poetry recitation contest is a war of words

WITH STYLE—Students from the High School at Moorpark College took part in the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest on Nov. 8. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

I LOVE LUCY AND RICKY— Ricky and Lucy, a bonded pair of brown and white rabbits, are friendly and like to be petted. They have been at the shelter since August and would love to find a home. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 9  On McFadden Avenue, a man was arrested for removing his electronic ankle monitor.   Oct. 24  Sunglasses and hearing aids worth approximately $7,250 were stolen from a vehicle on Mira Sol Drive.   Oct. 31  More...

Faith

Churches, synagogue host jointThanksgiving service

The members of Congregation B’nai Emet, St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church and Simi Valley United Methodist Church will join together in prayer and song for a nondenominational Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 26 at St. More...

The Art of Being

Finding your authentic voice  As a mentor, I recently presented a teleseminar for writers on the subject of finding their authentic voice and how to bring it into their creative writing process.  More...

Janss Marketplace hosts Hanukkah celebrations

The public is invited to two free events to celebrate and learn about Jewish holiday customs at the Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.  The first of the Hanukkah Family Festivals, hosted by the Thousand Oaks C More...

On The Town

A tasty enterprise

Eatery uses fresh ingredients

Tastebuds become tantalized upon entering Simi Valley’s Old School Sandwiches and Salads, where the delicious aroma of fresh food sizzling on a hot grill awaits hungry customers. More...

‘The Messiah’

Los Robles Master Chorale will present George Frideric Handel’s oratorio, “The Messiah,” at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. More...

Local dancers to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ in T.O.

Moorpark Civic Ballet will present two performances of “The Nutcracker” at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. p.m. Sat., Dec. More...

Council takes stand on sale of rat poison

Commonly used anticoagulants inadvertently killing large carnivores

Sharon Noel was shocked when she saw a mange-covered bobcat walk through her Moorpark neighborhood. “It looked so sick and debilitated,” said Noel, who spotted the bobcat in June 2012. More...

Community

Father, son busted on drug charges

Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff Office’s narcotics unit arrested Moorpark residents William Hagen, 59, and his son, James Hagen, 29, for possessing drugs for sale Nov. More...

Cops talk sex, drugs and booze

Technology poses a danger to teens as well

For generations, teens have faced many of the same risks: partying, drugs, alcohol and sex. In the age of smartphones and social media, though, those hazards now have long-reaching consequences. More...

City Council votes for the wildlife

The Moorpark City Council did well last week with its vote to approve a resolution opposing the sale, purchase and use of anticoagulant rodenticides within the city in order to protect local wildlife (see story page 1).  More...

Business

Economist predicts sluggish holiday season

November is here. More...

Sports

...And the crowd goes wild

Student cheering sections get bigger, bolder, louder

Not many high schools can match the frenzy of Thousand Oaks High’s student section, the Green Hole. Led by Lancers in full-body green leotards, the Green Hole has drowned out opposing fans for more than a decade. More...

Close, but no cigar

Moorpark High’s football team won’t be competing in the postseason for the first time since the 2000 season.  The Musketeers finished with an overall record of 7-3, going 3-2 in the Marmonte League. More...

Musketeers fall in first round

Moorpark High’s girls’ volleyball team snuck into the postseason, but was bounced in the first round on Tuesday.  The Musketeers lost at Chino Hills 26-24, 25-11, 25-22 to open the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A tournament.  More...

Family

Christmas display lights up the street

Broadview Drive or North Pole Road? You’re invited to drive by and judge.  More...

New chair named for college foundation board

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Garage sale helps African schools

The students of the Act for Africa club of Moorpark High School will have a garage sale to benefit students in Africa from 8 a.m. to noon Sun., Nov. 16 at 13160 View Mesa St., Moorpark. More...

Letters

A litany of grievances

I feel disgusted, lied to, used, tricked, cheated, played, robbed and manipulated for the last five years by President Obama. The following list is just a few examples:  More...

Sticking up for dentists

This letter is in regard to the Nov. 1 cartoon on page 4.  Victimhood seems to be the direction our society is heading as depicted in the cartoon maligning dentists as being mean, cruel and money grubbing.  More...

Appreciates Brooks letter

This letter is in regard to the Nov. 1 letter “‘Poor’ Bob Brooks.”  Three cheers to Henri Mondschein for accurately and eloquently describing the plight of former Sheriff Bob Brooks in his letter.  More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

The feast of the fussy: part deux   “I dun’t yike it, Yaya,” complained the smelly toddler, scrunching his nose in disgust while checking his iPhone for email.  More...

Flying Squirrel

A passport to the world   With the holiday season quickly approaching, I’m going to give you a gift idea that, until now, might not have occurred to you.  This year, give the gift of travel. Give someone a passport.  More...