December 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Eight days of celebration

ILLUMINATION—Rabbi Shimy Heidingsfeld lights an outdoor menorah during the Chabad of Moorpark’s Hanukkah Festival at Mountain Meadows Park in Moorpark on Dec. 3. More...

Health & Wellness

Help is available to cure astigmatism

Most readers will be familiar with the term astigmatism. For those who are unaware of this medical term, I will give a brief description.  More...

Gift-wrapping for a cause

The fifth annual UCAAN (United Cancer Advocacy Action Network)GiftWrap4aCause storefront is at 173-D between Radio Shack and Karma Indian Cuisine at the Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive at Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  The store is open daily More...

Joint surgery

Livingston Visiting Nurse Association will present free joint replacement classes for anyone preparing for total knee or hip replacement surgery. More...

Schools

Moorpark Band Boosters

‘THAT’S THE ONE’—Elizabeth Stomp of Moorpark shows her 2-year- old son, Angelo, which Christmas tree they picked at the seventh annual Moorpark Band Boosters Christmas tree fu More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FRISKY FELLA—This 6-month-old boy really puts the “play” in playful. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 1  Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 25, tools valued at $1,300 were stolen from a garage on Buena Vista Street.   Oct. More...

Family

Band kicks back for birthday guests

BLUEGRASS MUSIC—Above, from left, John Foster, Lyndell Poole and Joe Hunsinger of the Old Country Grass Band play for guests at the Moorpark Active Adult Center at the November birthday luncheon on Nov. 27. More...

Santa seeks toy donations

More gifts needed for kids’ breakfast event

Kiwanis Club of Moorpark is in need of toy donations for the 300 underprivileged children who will be served at the Breakfast with Santa event on Sat., Dec 14. The goal has not been met. More...

Bringing food to those without on Thanksgiving

SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER—The Knights of Columbus Council 9969 of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark held its annual food drive on Nov. 23 and 24. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., DEC. 6 MOPS Christmas Boutique 9 a.m. to noon at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. 30 vendors sell jewelry, decor, personalized items, clothing. Free admission. Proceeds go to Mothers of Preschoolers. More...

Breaking News - 12/10/2013 11:31 AM

Fire fighters stamping out hot spots

50 acres scorched, cause unknown

Ventura County fire fighters will be at work the rest of the day stamping out hot spots left behind by a brush fire that scorched about 50 acres of brush near Happy Camp Canyon Road, just east of Rustic Canyon Golf Course.  More...

Council turned off by power plant

Facility proposed next to substation

The Moorpark City Council recognizes it may not have much leverage if Southern California Edison moves forward with plans to build a new power plant on the eastern edge of the city, but council members want Edison and state utilities officials to kno More...

Run to help make city’s pocketbook healthier

Race needed to qualify for $400K grant

It’s a fact: Americans are getting fatter. More...

Community

Police say: Stop for school buses

Three weeks ago, a young Moorpark girl darted across four lanes of traffic to greet her mother after stepping off a school bus on Spring Road.  “Luckily, the cars (behind the bus) were stopped,” said Senior Dep. More...

Ready, set, shop

Pardon us if we haven’t fully embraced this year’s holiday shopping season. The changes being foisted upon us seem manipulative. Where does it all end?  More...

New brochure gives tips onflood protection

The Ventura County Fire Department has published a new brochure titled “Ready, Set, Go!—Flood Preparation,” which outlines three steps to protect homes and families from flooding and mud and debris flows.  More...

Business

Step up and place your bets

Tavern patrons can wager on horse races

Local horse-racing enthusiasts who can’t make it out to Hollywood Park or Santa Anita can now place their bets to win, place or show at the Mermaid Tavern in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Musketeers ready to pass, dribble, shoot to the top

High school girls’ basketball teams in the Marmonte League reached new heights in 2012-13.  Newbury Park went 14-0 in league action. Agoura captured a CIF-Southern Section championship, and Calabasas advanced to a section finale.  More...

A memorable jaunt at state

Moorpark’s Picchini takes 16th place in Division 2 boys’ race; Simi Valley girls capture state title while WHS boys snag second

This was a state meet to remember. Local high school runners and teams made indelible impressions at the CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno last weekend. More...

Faith

Church provides gifts to needy families

Shop expands to include kids with disabilities

For the past 10 years, Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs (ACTION) has brightened the holidays for low- income families across Ventura County by providing toys for children through its Community Christmas Shoppe campaign. More...

Reaching new heights

HIGH FLYER—Kris Fox of Team Soil soars in the air during a BMX stunt show during Chabad of Moorpark’s Hanukkah Festival at Mountain Meadows Park in Moorpark on Dec. 3. More...

On The Town

Knights set out on hilarious quest

The Conejo Players Theatre gave its opening night audience the full Monty ( Python, that is), in “Spamalot,” an uproarious attack on sanity that is one of the funniest and most expertly presented shows in recent memory.  More...

Letters

What is Gorell’s stance on ACA?

Jeff Gorell is officially running to replace Democrat Julia Brownley in the 26th Congressional District. More...

Custodians of our schools

I am an employee of the Moorpark Unified School Dis- trict, and I would like to address the article you wrote in the Nov. More...