May 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The OTHER Side of 50

Busy in retirement

I’ve heard it more than once: “I’m retired, but I’m busier now than I ever was.”  More...

A family connection

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS—Team Geppino’s Sicilian Kitchen participated in the Aut2Run 5K and 10K charity event at California State University Channel Islands on April 19. More...

Schools

University seeks to increase the number of Latinas earning doctorates

A first-generation college student, Cal State Channel Islands assistant professor Selenne Banuelos never imagined her childhood fascination with the big-bang theory would lead to a successful career in mathematics.  More...

Briefs

Families get fit The Moorpark Unified School District will host the fourth Family Fitness Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 8 at Mesa Verde Middle School, 1400 Peach Hill Road. The event kicks off with a Family Fun Run at 5 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

NICE DOG—Paka is a 3-year-old brown Staffordshire bull terrier. She is friendly, loves attention and knows basic commands. Paka loves food but takes treats gently. More...

Faith

Remembering 1.5 million deaths

April 24, 2015—The day when Armenians around the world, including this author, solemnly commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  More...

On The Town

The Acorn Epicurean

Hot and cold drinks and food in a cool atmosphere

On your next trip to work, you might want to stop by Caffé Connections in Simi Valley for a cup of your favorite brew or a tasty breakfast or lunch treat.  More...

Ante up for charity poker tournament

The St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club will host its 10th annual charity Texas Hold’em Tournament and Casino Night on Sat., May 16 at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. More...

Columns

On the Trail

That old devil wind

A wind devil came whirling out of a neighbor’s driveway one warm afternoon recently.  The day had been gusty earlier but by then had grown becalmed. More...

Editorials

It’s a no-brainer: Take the Common Core test

Student and parent fear over the new Common Core standards and testing is baffling.  The new test in the spring of each year must be taken by students in third through eighth grades and by high school juniors.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

There were factual errors in the April 24 article “Arts pilot program takes flight at schools.”  The curtain didn’t rise on the ox sculpture made of trash. More...

‘Swatting’ call leads to lockdowns at schools

Police lifted the lockdowns at Moorpark High School and two other campuses—Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy and Walnut Canyon School—nearly 4 hours after the three were closed Monday morning following a fake threat left on a voic More...

HOOKED?

When video games spin out of control

Everything seemed perfectly normal with Ami and Michael Marchlik’s four young sons. More...

Community

Despite traffic concerns, city considers more housing

Home construction is expected to increase by this time next year in Moorpark as city leaders prepare for the first spike in population since the mortgage crisis of 2008.  Mayor Janice Parvin said the city is planning for the next wave of housing More...

Moorpark’s homeless population remains invisible

The number of homeless in Ventura County declined for the third straight year, according to results from the 2015 Ventura County Homeless Count.  The tally of homeless people countywide is 1,417—down from 1,449 last year.  More...

Moorpark man charged in stabbing

Suspect fought with police, ambulance crew

A Moorpark man has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing attack of his uncle in the 100 block of First Street. The incident occurred at a family gathering around 10 p.m. Mon., April 20.  More...

Business

Camarillo Airport receives funds for needed repairs

Tarmac, taxi lanes to be resurfaced

The Federal Aviation Administration announced April 16 the Camarillo Airport will receive a $310,500 grant from the FAA Airport Improvement Program to resurface Durley Avenue and a quarter of the facility’s taxi lanes and tarmac.   More...

Soroptimists offer grants

Soroptimist International of the Conejo is accepting requests for service awards grants from nonprofi t organizations with projects or programs that fit the Soroptimist mission of “improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading More...

Sports

LAX to the max

Several programs having breakout seasons

Girls’ high school lacrosse teams in Acorn country are gearing up for postseason action.  More...

Police Blotter

April 16  Someone opened a garage door and stole a child’s bicycle in the 12000 block of Alderglen Street. More...

Family

Retreat offers relief for cancer patients

It was 2002 and Steven Crouch simply wanted to feel normal again, even if it meant for just a little while.  A father of two with one on the way, the then-36-year-old was battling testicular cancer. More...

New nature center invites visitors to explore

HOMEMADE CRAFT—Tanya Hydinger of Moorpark helps her 4-year-old son, Hunter, make a bird feeder out of a pine cone during the grand opening celebration for the outdoor nature center at Camarillo More...

Letters

Media jumping on Republican ‘dirt wagon’

When Bill Clinton was president, and the economy and mood in the country was much better than it is today, the Republican opposition was constantly trying to discredit the Clintons. More...

SSFL monument would be a boon

Save Open Space/Santa Monica Mountains supports the Santa Susana Field Lab National Monument movement.  The time is ripe for SSFL to receive national monument status. More...

Killing is never legal, per God

Legalize assisted suicide? The answer is simple.   Do we really want to pass a Senate bill to legalize assisted suicide?  How much longer do we want to make abortion legal? More...