November 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Congressional race for the 26th taking shape

. Gorell to challenge Brownley

U.S. Rep. More...

Health & Wellness

School district wants to help employees getfit with wellness program

Coughs, sniffles, pink eye and fevers—it’s all in a day’s work for most teachers. More...

Winter sports leagues open for all ages

Residents can play basketball, soccer and volleyball

Registration for City of Moorpark Adult Sports Leagues is open through Dec. 20 or until leagues fill. Leagues are for basketball, soccer or volleyball. Only complete teams can register. More...

Sports

Runners prepare for state meet

Moorpark captain Picchini will run in Fresno on Saturday

Cross country isn’t like any other sport. More...

Musketeer softball star snags scholarship

PRIDE OF MOORPARK—Erika Hansen, a rightfielder for the Moorpark High softball team, celebrates signing a Bradley University scholarship with her family. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Nov. 11  A 33-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and without a valid license at Spring Road and Los Angeles Avenue.   Nov. More...

Family

Start the day right at Breakfast with Santa

Includes crafts, photo ops

Children can eat Breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec. 21 at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. The event will have two seatings, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Families should allow two hours for the program. More...

Toys requested for festival

The second annual community Christmas festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Dec. More...

Black Friday pet adoptions

The Animal Regulation Volunteer Auxillary Charity Group for Ventura County Animal Services will host an after Thanksgiving Black Friday pet adoption event today, Fri., Nov. 29 at both adoption centers: 670 W. More...

Columns

On the Trail

How the hiker got her groove back   Being a “sufferer” of seasonal affective disorder sounds embarrassing to admit, although I am one of the “afflicted.”  There are poor souls with far graver conditions requiring dra More...

Driver escapes police following high-speed chase

Police are searching for the driver of a car that led two deputies on a brief high-speed chase on the 118 Highway in Moorpark earlier this afternoon. According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy tried to pull over a car  on th More...

The wedding can wait

Couple use savings to help family recover from devastating homefire

Charlie O’Connell and Nicole Budnic are no strangers to life-ordeath situations. The young couple met six years ago while working as emergency medical technicians—a job that required them to stay cool under pressure. More...

Community

City Council votes to move forward with park trail

Plan is to connect Arroyo Vista Community Park with high school, major roads

The Moorpark City Council wants to give joggers, walkers and bicyclists more opportunities to stretch their legs, which is why the City Council approved an agreement with the Santa Barbara based firm of Penfield & Smith Engineers to design a trai More...

Take care when you share

’Tis the season for giving and sharing.  But is it possible to overshare during the holidays?  Think about that any time during the next five weeks when you sit down with your computer, tablet or smartphone and broadcast to the world More...

Moorpark ranks No. 7 on Safest Cities list

SafeWise, a business consortium of home security providers, recently announced its list of the “50 Safest Cities in California.”  Using the most recent FBI crime data and other ranking factors such as “ unique safety initiative More...

Business

City Council approves art installation

Design will beautify Arroyo Vista Recreation Center

The city will use the lion’s share of its public art fund to beautify the area around the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center on Tierra Rejada Road. More...

Panel discussion to address pros, cons of fracking

The League of Women Voters Ventura County and California Lutheran University will present a free panel discussion on fracking practices in Ventura County from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Dec. 7 in Overton Hall at CLU in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

TWICE THE FUN—Donny and Danny Boy are each about 1 to 2 years old and have become very close. More...

Faith

Rabbi shares the history of Hanukkah celebration

The story of Hanukkah began almost 2,100 years ago, when most of the Middle East was under the influence of the Greeks.  The Greeks spread their culture throughout the area. They developed architecture and art. More...

BRIEFS

Food, blanket donations needed   During the holiday season, Catholic Charities in Moorpark will be once again help feed many needy families who live on limited or no income.  Donations of food and blankets are requested during this busy tim More...

On The Town

Actors shine in Christmas classic

Play has themes of sacrifice, community spirit

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ More...

Calendar

FRI., NOV. 29  Dudley House Holiday Boutique   More...