February 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal court ruling to ease carry-conceal restrictions

A three-judge panel on the Ninth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that gun owners no longer need to provide a reason why they want to carry concealed weapons in public.  More...

Health & Wellness

Speakers say toxins from radiation leaks in Simi still affect public health

It’s been more than 50 years since radiation leaks occurred at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills of Simi Valley, but efforts to clean up the site and stop further toxins from leaching into the soil are far from over.  More...

Simi hospital hosts educational programs

Simi Valley Hospital will offer the following free presentations.  Simi Valley interventional cardiologist Thanh Nguyen, DO, will lead a session on heart health to help families lead a healthy lifestyle from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. More...

Business

Residents can receive assistance with tax filing

Low- to moderate-income workers who had a household income of $52,000 or less in 2013 can receive free tax preparation and income tax filing through April 12 at one of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout Ventura County. More...

Offcials to oversee fairgrounds

The board of directors of the 31st District Agricultural Association, better known as the Ventura County Fairgrounds, has elected Leah Lacayo as president and director Bonnie Weigel to the office of vice president.  Lacayo is serving her second More...

Sports

Grapplers’ delight

There’s no easy road to a Marmonte League high school wrestling championship.  Grapplers shed blood, sweat and tears during the league finals at Moorpark High last weekend.  Ben Haronian of Calabasas and Rogan Wells of Thousand Oaks c More...

Mavericks snag title on diamond

BASEBALL STARS—The Moorpark Mavericks U-11 baseball team defeated the Sherman Oaks Bulldogs 9-3 for the AAA Bracket Championship at the Xtreme Diamond Sports MLK State Winter Championships in S More...

Playoff update

The Moorpark High girls’ basketball team opens its postseason on the road against Grand Terrace at 7 p. m. More...

Family

Discussion on how to keep teeth healthy

Los Robles Hospital hosts free Health Chat

Jane Lee, DDS, will discuss the latest dental treatments and procedures for better oral health care at a Health Chats event from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 27. More...

Family Men

Renting ‘Rambo’   My friends in fourth grade had already seen “Rambo” and it’d been out on VHS for only a few days. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 21  ‘Comic Book Artist’  7 p.m. today and Saturday in the black box theater, Santa Susana High School, 3570 Cochran St., Simi Valley. $10 general admission, $25 forfive people who buy tickets together. More...

SPECIAL REPORT | Employment

Disabled youths learn early about importance of the workplace

Students start their learning young, and that includes children with disabilities who find out quicker than most about the importance of long-range goals.  Luckily, there is support.  More...

School board denies charter petitions

The Moorpark Unified School District’s board of education unanimously denied the petitions of two charter schools during its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. More...

Community

Water bond dangerously expensive

The never-ending drought has created a sense of urgency about the state’s water delivery system.  Supplies from the Sierra snowpack in the north (what’s left of it) flow through the State Water Project, a series of pumps, pipes and a More...

Superintendent ready for recess

To Teresa Williams, change— in its many forms—can be a good thing.  Williams, the Moorpark Unifi ed School District’s superintendent since 2011, praised the district for its progressive approach to education.  The 61-year- More...

BRIEFS

Talent show seeks acts   The City of Moorpark will host the fifth annual Moorpark Has Talent show at 7 p.m. Fri., March 21 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.  Auditions will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Schools

Engineering group awards scholarships to Moorpark College students

John Ploense enjoys learning the science behind the world’s natural wonders—a process he calls “untangling the rainbow.”  “You look at something like a rainbow and figure out how it works,” Ploense said. More...

Honor roll •

Moorpark resident Catherine Owens was among more than 1,000 students who made the President’s List in the fall 2013 semester at the Pratt Institute in New York City. Erin Donley of Moorpark has earned placement on More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

A TRUE GEM—Didn’tfind your true love on Valentine’s Day? Here at Ventura County Animal Services we believe in second chances. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Feb. 6  A man, 56, was arrested on Park Lane for violating a restraining order from his wife.   A 37- year- old woman and 35-year-old man were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance on Sierra Avenue.   Feb. More...

Faith

Catholic school to remain all-girls

To our friends and family in the Conejo Valley, this past year, La Reina High School commissioned a study, primarily to evaluate the school’s business operations and secondarily to assess enrollment models, including a co-institutional enrollme More...

On The Town

The Acorn Epicurean

Burgerwerkz:  A hidden gem  Going to Burgerwerkz in Westlake Village is like setting out on a hunt for buried treasure: When you finally find it, you know it was worth the quest.  More...

Movie Nut

This is a tale of the enduring power of love, of a white-winged horse, and of a little red-haired girl.  More...

Letters

Tax poll doesn’t represent city

This is in regard to the Feb. 14 article “City may put sales tax hike on ballot.” I was disturbed to read that someone considers 473 voters as an actual representation for said proposed tax hike. More...