May 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Obesity linked to many health problems

More than 65 million adults and 10 million children suffer from obesity, considered one of the leading causes of life-threatening diseases. More...

Business

Nonprofit to release report on quality of life in Ventura County

The Ventura County Civic Alliance’s 2015 State of the Region Report will discribe 16 new measures that provide a current picture of the quality of life in Ventura County.  The new report will be released on Cal Lutheran University’s More...

Surgeon joins Simi Valley practice

Dr. Karen Quirk, a vascular surgeon, has joined the Coastal Vascular Center. The center has offices in Camarillo and Oxnard, and will open a new office in May at 2950 Sycamore Drive, Ste. More...

Sports

Legends are born

Move over, Marion Jones.  The track legend’s 100- and 200-meter Ventura County Track and Field Championship records came crashing down on May 1 at Moorpark High.  More...

Musketeers make their move on links

Consistency is key for Moorpark High’s boys’ golf team.  “I don’t have that one guy that can shoot low 70s,” head coach Dave Chapman said, “but I have a bunch of kids that shoot between 78 and 83, so it’ More...

Pets

Pet of the week

SWEET AND LOVING — Boy Boy is a 4-year-old gray and white tabby. He is sweet, loveable and looking for a caring family to take him in. If you would like to adopt Boy Boy, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.” —John Locke  Words are labels that too often get in the way   More...

Church to build a house for missions

A Small House Build for Mission Trip will take place from 9 a.m. More...

Parish to serve wine, food

Silent auction has resort package, art

The 10th annual Taste of St. Francis food and wine festival will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

On The Town

Outdoor entertainment, vendors in Simi

The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Simi Valley Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Temptation drives ‘The Graduate’

Show runs from May 8 through 30

Conejo Players Theatre will present “The Graduate” from May 8 through 30 at the theater, 351 S. More...

Tickets on sale for Ron White show

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon, returns to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza with his new stand-up show, “Nutcracker” at 8 p. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Unlocking new kind of care

A few weeks ago my dad landed in the hospital.  Mom drove him to the emergency room because his blood pressure was fluctuating wildly. To be accurate, this blood pressure condition has been going on for some time now. More...

Flying Squirrel

Money abroad

While watching a recent episode of ’60s throwback-favorite “Mad Men,” I saw something that took me way, way back—traveler’s checks.  Watching series character Sally Draper affix her signature to a book of American E More...

Husband headed to court on charges he set his wife on fire

Mother of three, still recovering from burns, out of hospital

A Ventura County Superior Court judge ruled the Moorpark man accused of setting his wife on fire in January will stand trial for attempted murder. More...

Tweet leads police to lock down high school

Second false alarm in past week

Moorpark High School was locked down briefly for the second time in a week when police were alerted to a suspicious Twitter message.  The tweet was discovered by an intelligence-gathering operation at the Ventura County sheriff’s dispatch More...

Community

Time to cut back weeds

The Ventura County Fire Department has mailed more than 15,000 weed-abatement notices to property owners with parcels that border, or are near, natural vegetation.  These parcels are in what the fire service calls the Wildland Urban Interface, a More...

Mother’s Day holds new meaning for cancer survivor

Woman is in remission

Mother’s Day is very special to Cindy Pratt.  Two years ago, as Mother’s Day weekend approached, the 41-year-old Moorpark resident was awaiting news of a breast tumor biopsy.  She had a young daughter, Danielle, and was living w More...

Newly-promoted assistant fire chief recalls first days on the job

Francis is a 35-year veteran firefighter

Steve Francis’ career as a firefighter nearly ended before it began.  It was 1980 and Francis, a Moorpark College graduate, was living in his parents’ Simi Valley home, looking for a career.  He was 20 at the time and had signed More...

Schools

Ventura County Science Fair names the winning entries

The winners of the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair were announced at an April 2 awards ceremony at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo. More...

Moorpark College to hold auditions for musical comedy ‘Promises, Promises’

Incoming freshmen invited to try out for summer show

The Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department will hold auditions for its upcoming summer production of the musical comedy “Promises, Promises.”  Preliminary musical auditions will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Mon. More...

Awards honor innovation in local education

The VC Innovates 2015 Award Luncheon took place on May 7 at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo.  The event honored this year’s most innovative students, educators, business partners, mentors and community leaders.  More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 14  A man, 20, was arrested for giving a false name to police during questioning in the 200 block of Flory Avenue. More...

Family

Family Men

Dance, kid, dance!

My 11-year-old sixth-grader has become very serious—he’s dead set on getting a six-pack.  One night during dinner he said, “Relationships with girls are complicated these days. More...

Conejo Valley Days offers family fun

The 59th edition of Conejo Valley Days, the annual westernthemed carnival and fair, is underway through Sunday at Conejo Creek Park South, the 23 Freeway and Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Hours are: 5 p.m. More...

Jazz concert pay tribute to former band member

A LIFE HONORED—At left, photos of Rohith Gopal were shown during a concert by the Moorpark College Jazz B Band on May 2. More...

Calendar

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FRI., MAY 8  Encore Club  9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club. Family therapist Matt Healy tells how to enjoy the later years better. Contact: Lynn Jones. Phone: 818.707. 7822.  Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club   More...

Letters

Lift the cap, save Social Security

How can we expand Social Security so that the present recipients and future retirees will benefit?  More...

Build aqueducts

You have surely noticed all the efforts to save water. That is as it should be. But have you noticed no one is talking about increasing the supply of water?  More than 100 years ago, a fellow called Mulholland brought water to L.A. More...

Common Core

I am appalled by your puerile expression in the May 1 editorial regarding Common Core testing.  By attempting to persuade people to accede to the unacceptable, you willingly endeavor to abrogate and demean the freedom of students and parents to More...

Editorials

New type of prank is no laughing matter

Childhood pranks have always been annoying but have typically been harmless.  Covering a front lawn in toilet paper, making prank calls or playing ding-dong ditch are long-standing tricks children commonly play around the neighborhood. More...

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