July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet seeks reelection in the fall; LaGuardia to leave

Those who would like to serve their local schools will soon have the opportunity to vie for one of two open seats on the Moorpark Unified School District board of education. More...

Health & Wellness

Cinnamon—a tasty means to good health

Ceylon cinnamon, a spice derived from the bark of a tree native to Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) has a rich recorded history.  In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses to make a holy anointing oil using cinnamon, cassia and olive oil. More...

Schools

Hop on the bus for a day at Zuma Beach

Picks up, drops off riders in five locations in Moorpark

The Moorpark Summer Beach Bus provides two round trips to Zuma Beach in Malibu on Tuesday through Thursday through Aug. 14. The cost is $5 round trip for adults and students ages 6 to 61 and $2 for seniors age 62 and up. More...

Class on how to write grants

The nonprofit Grants To You will offer a grant writing and research class on Wednesdays from July 30 through Aug. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Kids’ auditions for ‘Hamlet’

Conejo Valley Shakespeare Society Youth Company is casting actors ages 12 through 18 for the 11th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”  Performances will be Sat. and Sun., Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 27  Between June 27 and 30, two pieces of copper piping were stolen from the front of a business in the 5000 block of Tech Circle.   A man, 45, was arrested for public intoxication in the first block of Moorpark Avenue. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

Life: a wild ride on a universal roller coaster   How do you think your life is progressing? Is it moving on an ascending line or does it have curves and bends in it?  More...

Learning how to love as Jesus loves

Consider the story   She’s the one who takes up the center of the grocery store aisle shuffling with her shopping cart and going nowhere fast. More...

On The Town

Experience an age-old love story

Egyptian queen meets Roman general in Bard’s tragedy

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present “Antony and Cleopatra” at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 18 through Aug. 3 in Kingsmen Park on Regals Way at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Says editorial was misinformed

This letter is in regard to the July 4 editorial, “Like it or not, pension proposal deserves place on ballot.”  More...

Boeing disputes Boeing?

This letter is in regard to the July 4 article “Boeing disputes findings of field lab contamination study.” You would think that the massive PR team for multibillion dollar Boeing could do better than just assert “it is incorrect&rd More...

Agency to refinance $14.2M in bonds

City wants to reduce interest rates

Although the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Moorpark, created in the 1950s to fund affordable-housing projects and renovate blighted areas, was abolished by the state two years ago, it left behind some unfinished business. More...

City seeks third round of bids for park

Council may reconsider special license requirements

Perhaps the third time’s a charm. The City of Moorpark will likely find out within the next few months when it receives its third round of bids for the construction of Walnut Acres Park at 161 Second St. More...

Challenger is a graduate, former employee of MUSD

Andy Cantwell said his experience as a student in the Moorpark Unified School District helped shape the person he is today. The 28-year-old attended Mountain Meadows, Arroyo West, Chaparral Middle School and Moorpark High School. More...

Community

Callegues asks customers to reduce water use

Calleguas Municipal Water District is asking its 630,000 customers in southern Ventura County to use less water or possibly face mandatory cutbacks.  As the statewide drought persists, Calleguas’ board of directors on July 2 signed a resol More...

Bicyclists and motorists can live in peace

Bicycling— inspired by the Amgen races and the sport’s promise of healthy benefits—is more popular than ever on local streets and mountain roads.  But as roads become more crowded, man-versus-machine encounters invariably occur More...

Shop owner expands his horizons

Event showcased healthy food section

Hakim Barakat moved to this country from Jordan 30 years ago to pursue the American Dream. “It was always my dream to come to the United States,” the 51-year-old said. “I came here to go to school and to have a better life.” More...

Sports

Ready to start

The list of local players in the NFL continues to grow.  Cassius Marsh, Jeff Mathews, Kevin Graf, Chris Coyle and Brenden Daley were picked up by NFL teams in May and will report to their respective training camps later this month.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BLACK MAGIC—Hermione and Harrie are a bonded pair of female black rabbits. The 1-year-old sisters are playful and use the litter box. A bonded pair must be adopted together. More...

Briefs

Celebrate with music and lunch   Active adults will celebrate July birthdays at 11: 45 a. m. More...

Family

Sharing their story to help others

5K tomorrow will raise funds for MADD

It’s been nearly two years since a drunk driver plowed into Jessika Unterberger’s Jeep on a summer afternoon in July 2012, but the Oxnard resident still feels uneasy when she slips behind the wheel of a car. More...

Day at the harbor to hook you in

Dress up like a pirate for prizes

Grab yer doubloons and set sail to Ventura “Aarghbor” Village for the ninth annual Pirate Days Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 19 and 20 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 11  Westlake Village TGIF Movie Night   More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Who will be our first bachelor or bachelorette?   Calling all single men and women over 40 who want to make a love connection: The hunt continues for candidates for BB&B.  More...