March 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring in their step

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Police arrest man teen says tried to lure her into car

Girl was walking to Moorpark High

A 45-year-old Moorpark man was arrested March 5 for allegedly trying to lure a Moorpark High School student into his car on Feb. 27.  Moorpark detectives had been investigating the Feb. 27 incident, which took place around 7:20 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Prevention and screenings are best ways to avoid cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancerrelated deaths. More...

Tiny device treats glaucoma and prevents blindness

iStent for Glaucoma  Glaucoma is a disease that is caused by pressure buildup behind the eye. If not treated properly, it can cause blurry vision or worse, blindness. Glaucoma affects more than 2.2 million people in the U.S.  More...

Weekend retreat in Simi Valley for those with brain injury

The third annual Brain Injury Retreat will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., March 28 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Schools

Computer art challenges creative Moorpark teens

Aly Moacanin is an artist who wants to learn how to use technology to express herself creatively.  The 12-year-old Mesa Verde Middle School student found a way to do just that at the Moorpark City Library last week.  She joined 17 other stu More...

College Corner

Making the right curriculum choices

As high school students choose their courses for the next school year, I’m hearing a lot of questions about the importance of AP and honors courses.  There is not one right number of AP courses to take to get into college, and the best cur More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Feb. 23  A man, 33, was arrested in the 400 block of Second Street for DUI after he was stopped for driving at night without headlights. More...

Family

It’s time to discover a day of activities, fun

Annual program raises funds for preschool at Moorpark College

Discovery Day at the Moorpark Child Development Center tomorrow, Sat., March 14, promises a day of learning and fun for Moorpark youngsters and little ones across Ventura County.  The event is a fundraiser for the preschool at Moorpark College, More...

Family time a BREEZE

OUTDOOR FUN— Below, the Garcia family of Moorpark, from left, Jorge Garcia Jr., 13; sister Jennifer, 10; Dad Jorge, and youngest sister Natalie, 7, take advantage of the windy but beautiful wea More...

AIDS Walk in Ventura

The Diversity Collective will present 2015 AIDS Walk Ventura on Sat., March 28 at Plaza Park between E. Santa Clara, S. Fir and S. Chestnut streets and E. More...

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FRI., MARCH 13  Encore Club  9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Lois Jackson, fitness specialist, demonstrates exercises for better balance. Contact: Lynn Jones. Phone: 818.707. 7822. More...

Letters

Biz club in need of funds

On behalf of the Moorpark High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, we would like to express our gratitude for last week’s article featuring our organization.  In the wake of our recent success at the Gold Coast Section Le More...

MHS soccer has a strong showing this season

As a parent of one of the players on the Moorpark High School girls’ varsity soccer program,   I wanted to take a minute to reflect what the team’s recent success in CIF meant to us as a whole.  More...

Editorials

Oil train discussion cuts directly through Moorpark

Thanks to new technology and greater safety precautions, train accidents have been on the decline since the 1970s—down from 12,000 incidents in 1972 to 2,087 in 2013, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.  More...

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Breaking News - 3/16/2015 12:15 PM

Woman escapes train collision

A woman was uninjured late Monday morning when she lost control of her car on Los Angeles Avenue and rolled it onto a train track and into the path of a slow-moving Amtrak train, said California Highway Patrol Officer Byron Decker.It’s unknown at thi More...

Second car in two weeks to drive off Grimes Canyon Road

Driver suffers major injuries

Moorpark police are investigating the cause of an accident late Sunday afternoon on Grimes Canyon Road in Grimes Canyon. More...

Moorpark man killed in crash was DUI, report shows

A 28-year-old Moorpark man who died in a motorcycle accident on the Norwegian Grade in November had a blood alcohol level of 0.11, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office.  More...

Thieves allegedly steal booze, lead deputies on high-speed chase

Moorpark police have arrested two suspects who reportedly stole liquor and fled from deputies in a pursuit that began at the Vons supermarket in the 4000 block of Tierra Rejada Road Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Community

Change batteries in the spring and fall

Now a good time to check that smoke alarms are working

The Ventura County Fire Department reminds residents to check their smoke alarm batteries.  Studies have shown 40 percent of fire fatalities occur in homes without functioning smoke alarms. More...

Tickets on sale for CASA fundraiser

Tickets are available for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ventura County’s second annual gala “Notes From a Child’s Heart” scheduled for 6 p.m. More...

Woman survives drop over cliff

A 48-year-old Santa Paula woman survived a suicide attempt in which she drove her SUV over a 50-foot cliff along Grimes Canyon around 10:30 a.m. More...

Business

Business mentor to give keynote speech at awards event

The Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host Allison Maslan, CEO of Allison Maslan International, a global business mentoring company, as the keynote speaker for the 16th annual BRAVO awards luncheon on 11 More...

Sports

A season to remember

Undeterred by sluggish start, girls’ soccer squad wins 10 straight, reaches Division 4 title game

Moorpark High’s girls’ soccer team made the city proud.  The Musketeers battled through a tough preseason schedule, steamrolled Coastal Canyon League foes and captured the inaugural league title.  More...

Moorpark Maniacs seize soccer championship

PITCH PERFECT—The AYSO Moorpark Maniacs U-10 girls’ soccer team won the 2014-15 Extra Section 10 Championship in Bakersfield. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

SOULFUL LOOK—Savanna is a brown and tabby female about one year old. She is very sweet and playful but loves to cuddle too. More...

Faith

Fried fish for the faithful

   HEAPING HELPING—Left, Antonio Beltran, 9, of Moorpark gets a roll to go with his dinner during the annual Lenten Fish Fry at Holy Cross Catholic Church on March 6. More...

Synagogue hosts potluck, book club

Congregation B’nai Emet will join with hundreds of communities across North America in celebrating the Sabbath on Fri., March 13 at the synagogue, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. . More...

On The Town

Broadway show explores a trailblazing rock legend

“The day the music died,” as Don McLean famously wrote in his 1972 hit “American Pie,” took place on Feb. More...

Lovers spat, flirt in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Moorpark College Theatre Arts ia presenting William Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” March 13 through 22 on the main stage of the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road.  Show ti More...

Gilbert & Sullivan plays honors true love

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “Iolanthe” premiered in 1882 in London’s Savoy Theatre, the first of their plays to debut there. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Rewarding travel, Part 2

In my last column, I asked what was in your wallet. The point was to begin a discussion about how travel rewards credit card programs can help you stretch your travel dollar further and make your vacation dreams more of a reality.  More...