June 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Steps in a healthy direction

Jose Hernandez hit a low point in his life when the end of a bad relationship caused him to withdraw and not want to see other people.  It was 2006 and the Chatsworth resident had become angry and then depressed as he tried to push his feelings More...

New program to benefit those affected by brain injury

The Life After Brain Injury nonprofit will join Santa Barbara based Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center, which will receive state funding starting July 1 for at least three years.  More...

Diabetes support group to meet

Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley is a support group for women with type 1 diabetes seeking to connect with others who are living with the disease.  Members meet to discuss their successes and challenges in living More...

Schools

School lunches to cost more next year

Price raise due to federal health mandate

The cost for students to dine at Moorpark schools will be a bit higher this coming school year.  The Moorpark Unified School District Board of Education approved a price hike in breakfast and lunch at secondary schools and breakfast at elementar More...

Moorpark residents graduate from CLU

The following Moorpark students completed the requirements for graduate degrees at California Lutheran University during the fall term.  The students are listed with their degree.  Ying-Wen Chen, Master of Science in computer science.  More...

At The Library

The Moorpark City Library at 600 Moorpark Ave. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

June 11  A 22-year-old man was arrested on Flory Avenue for driving without a license, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident on Park Lane, north of Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Faith

Spreading joy and passion part of a Christian’s faith journey

After a recent conversation with a fellow Christian, I hung up the phone realizing one important thing: Joy is only contagious if we can somehow manage to maintain it when we’re around those who clearly aren’t joyful. More...

On The Town

Enjoy the fruit of county’s wineries

Showcase for local vintners

One does not need to travel far to experience fine wine when wineries within the county cater to novices, connoisseurs and everyone in between, according to one local winemaker.  “There are so many more people who could know more about wha More...

Upcoming auditions for ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

High Street Arts Center will host auditions for the musical “Annie Get Your Gun” at 7 p.m. Sun. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JUNE 26 St. Rose Of Lima Parish Carnival More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Travel checklist

Your vacation should be relaxing. More...

Editorials

Time for change, in $10s, of course

The U.S. Department of the Treasury said last week it plans to redesign the $10 bill by 2020. Typically, such an announcement by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Program to help seniors, disabled get around

Deal will make it easier to get from one city to the next in East Ventura County

Starting Aug. 3, a new service will offer seniors van rides between the cities of Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley, unincorporated areas and other places in the East County.  More...

Council sells lot for 24-unit affordable housing complex

Next step is approval for state funding

There’s good news for renters who can’t afford the high rents of apartments in Moorpark.  Thanks to a June 17 decision by the Moorpark City Council to sell a vacant lot near downtown to the Area Housing Authority of Ventura County, t More...

Community

Third of July fireworks ready to go

The City of Moorpark will present the annual Fireworks Extravaganza from 4 to 9:30 p.m. More...

Fertile frogs find home in mountains

At least a handful of rare frogs have survived their first year in the Santa Monica Mountains, due to an effort by the National Park Service to expand the range of the California red-legged frog in Southern California.  More...

Up close and personal with animals

KID AND CRITTERS—Dan Miller of Simi Valley watches as his grandson, Caden Ojeda, 1, of Moorpark feeds the goats at the Moments in History event at Strathearn Historical Park in Simi Valley on J More...

Business

Chamber highlights Cactus Patch restaurant

Residents encouraged to shop locally

Pancakes, bacon and eggs, and biscuits smothered in gravy  Breakfast meals at the Cactus Patch Restaurant on east High Street have filled the stomachs of customers since 1970.  More...

Sports

Passing grade

When does football season start?  The answer: before summer even begins.  Local players and teams showed off their skills during the Conejo Classic 7-on-7 football passing tournament on June 20, a day before summer officially kicked off, at More...

Moorpark All-Stars rule the diamond

WILD WEST—The Moorpark Girls Softball U-8 All-Star team outscored opponents 47-0 to win its second straight Western District championship. Moorpark has gone 29-1 in six tournaments this year. More...

Pets

Coyote encounters are bolder and more frequent

A strong coyote presence has returned to my rural Agoura community after a long absence. More...

OL ELLOW SEEKS LOVING HOME—Buddy is a 10-year-old domestic longhair cat. He is super sweet, a little shy and good with dogs. If you would like to adopt Buddy, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

United Way invites residents to hop aboard campaign

Students in need of school supplies

Community members can donate backpacks, notebooks, rulers and other school supplies to children from low-income families through United Way of Ventura County’s Stuff the Bus initiative.  The United Way’s drive to collect school neces More...

Information night for YMCA sleep-away camp

Camp Sequoia Lake to run Aug. 1 to 8

An information and rally night for the Conejo Valley YMCA’s Sequoia Lake resident camp will be held at 6:30 p.m. Fri., July 17 at the Y, 4031 N. More...

Workshop on building home greywater irrigation system

The Ventura County Building and Safety Division and Calleguas Municipal Water District will host a free workshop to teach homeowners how to use wastewater from clothes washers to irrigate shrubs, flowers and trees in their yards.  More...

Letters

Drought stirs strong emotions

I was born in Ajmer in northern India. Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli mountain range and sits on the borders of the Thar Desert; consequently, there’s minimal rainfall.  More...

Letter

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Turf rebate taking forever

In the latter half of 2014, my wife and I applied and were approved for the So Cal Water Smart program to replace our backyard lawn with artificial turf.  We were approved for a rebate of $5,900. More...