May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Doctors offers advice on heart disease, intemacy and diets

Q: I’m 55 and have been a couch potato most of my life. My husband recently had a heart attack, with a long recovery after surgery. I want to exercise with him, but I worry about having a heart attack myself. What should I do before I start? More...

Business

Foundation CEO announces his departure

Leader has grown charity’s assets by $100M

To Hugh Ralston, a return on investment isn’t necessarily a number he can point to on a ledger. More...

Sports

Hail ‘The Queen’

It’s OK to admire Erika Hansen, a star rightfielder for Moorpark’s softball team

Erika Hansen made a regal entrance at practice. Moorpark High softball players shouted “The Queen is here!” as Hansen glided down the ramp that led to the field. Hansen couldn’t help but flash a humble smile. More...

Local football stars get ready to begin NFL careers

Football players with local ties are ready to make a splash in the NFL.  Cassius Marsh, an Oaks Christian High graduate who starred at UCLA, was drafted 108th overall in the fourth round by the Seattle Seahawks last weekend. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 26  Two saws valued at a total of $500 were stolen in the first block of High Street. More...

Faith

Local church leaders discuss heavenly question

Clergy say Bible is the authority on life and death

The box office success of the motion picture “Heaven is for Real,” has Christians nationwide talking about what happens after we die. More...

Restoring a worn life takes work

I remember the day my fatherin law brought it. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MAY 16  Carnival and Auction  2 to 6 p.m. at Camarillo Heights Elementary School, 35 Catalina Drive, Camarillo. Games, prizes, food, music, face painting. Photo andfingerprinting for kids. Free admission.  Family Fun Night   More...

Columns

The Other Side of 50

At a recent senior services visioning meeting for the City of Thousand Oaks, our table group came up with our future vision: “ A community that provides easy-to-navigate and ongoing support of quality of life throughout the aging process.&rdquo More...

Flying Squirrel

Jet lag

The average U.S. worker in a private company receives 10 to 12 days of paid vacation every year. So that time better count, right?  But what happens if you’re flying long distances to your destination, say to Hawaii or Mexico? Or Europe? More...

Demolition Countdown

NASA still determining how to clean up soil, groundwater under structures

As part of the ongoing cleanup effort at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, NASA announced May 1 that it plans to demolish several buildings on its portion of the site. More...

Council may take a swing at golf tax

Local golfers are being forewarned they may soon have to pay more green to use the greens in Moorpark.  The City of Moorpark is considering a 10 percent golf tax to help balance the city’s budget.  More...

Community

Simi Valley Hospital leads in patient safety among Ventura County medical centers

Rankings compiled by Consumer Reports

Simi Valley Hospital has been ranked as the safest hospital in Ventura County by a ratings survey published in the March 2014 issue of Consumer Reports, the largest independent product testing organization in the world. More...

Longer hours for clerk’s offce

Hours have been expanded for the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder East County satellite offi ce in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  The clerk and recorder’s office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

In praise of the political process

No matter where one stands on the political spectrum, open minds can learn from both the left and the right. More...

Schools

Making a difference in the world

She comes from post with county office of education

Marcia Hamilton said leaving a safe and stable job in the insurance industry 19 years ago wasn’t a risky move. In fact, it was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. “I wanted to work with children,” Hamilton said. More...

Moorpark High singers close out school year with concert

The Vocal Arts program at Moorpark High School will present its Finale Hits of the Decade Concert at 7 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SUPER SENIOR—Rutherford is a 15-year-old orange and white tabby. He is good with other pets and people. More...

Family

Fashion for a good cause

IN VOGUE—At top, Lynn Underwood strikes a pose during the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club’s annual fashion show. Center, Helen Moore takes a stroll down the catwalk at the afternoon event.  More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

“Suspense is like a woman,” Alfred Hitchcock said. More...

Cajun, blues music for the holiday weekend

Festival proceeds to benefit local nonprofits

Influenced by his father, who was part of the Louisiana blues music scene, Nathan Williams Jr. grew up listening to zydeco— a fusion of blues, Cajun and rhythm and blues music. In 2002, when he was only 14, Williams Jr. More...

ACORNBITS

Tickets are available online or at the gate for $22 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Children under the age of 7 get in for free. Tickets can be purchased at www.simicajun.org or www.cajunbluesblog.com.   More...