August 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Drought’s effect on West Nile uncertain

Even as the drought continues to plague California and the ground thirsts for water, mosquitoes can be found thriving in stagnant puddles, fountains and water left in buckets.  Many believe dry weather decreases the potential for West Nile cases More...

Health & Wellness

The OTHER Side of 50

Going mainstream

My 40-something-year-old friend received a call from her husband while she was at work.  “Your yoga pants arrived,” he said, referring to a package that came that day in the mail.  “I didn’t order any yoga pants,&rdq More...

Golfing for dollars a benefit to Simi Valley Hospital

The Simi Valley Hospital Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic on Wed., Aug. 26 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive.  Proceeds from the event will help fund emergency services and the hospital expansion project. More...

Business

Public Utilities Commission sets public meeting on cable deal

Frontier promising no rate hike from Verizon takeover

If federal and state regulators approve a $10.5-billion buyout deal, millions of Verizon broadband and FiOS customers in Ventura County and across California should experience a seamless transition to Frontier Communications next year, a senior Front More...

Lamia Financial names vice president

Juan C. Ros of Simi Valley has been named vice president for financial planning and philanthropy for Lamia Financial Group Inc.  Ros, who holds the certified financial planner designation, joined the Thousand Oaks-based firm in 2012.  More...

Pets

Pet of the week

BIG YELLOW EYES—JoJo is a male black-and-white domestic shorthair cat about 7 years old. To adopt JoJo, ask for animal ID No. A625492 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Reagan Library to host Vatican exhibit

Display to include a document signed by Michelangelo

The Reagan Library will be the exclusive West Coast destination of “Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art,” a special exhibit that will run March 6 through Aug. More...

Jehovah’s Witnesses host Long Beach convention

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite the community to the 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” convention Fri., Aug. 7, 14 and 21 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. More...

Obituaries

Ventura County Fair in full swing

The Ventura County Fair runs daily through Sun., Aug. 16 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Gates open at 11 a.m. More...

On The Town

OMG! Youth musical is, like, so cool

Show runs through Sunday

Productions of “ Legally Blonde,” the hyperactive musical based on the hit 2001 motion picture, are getting to be an annual affair with school and youth groups in Ventura County. And no wonder. More...

Letters

Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered

If the takers keep taking, will the makers keep making?  In 1978, then Gov. Jerry Brown (yes, the same one running the asylum now) signed into law the Ralph C. Gills Act. More...

Bible’s guidelines on sex are simple

Regarding the article titled “Finding acceptance, peace with self took her nearly 35 years” in the Moorpark Acorn July 17:  More...

Editorials

Savor the sweetness of summer while you can

Somewhere in a warehouse not far from here is a collection of costumes, masks and other spooky decorations just waiting to fill those temporary Halloween stores that somehow populate every empty storefront across town before autumn has even begun. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

City water usage dips slightly in June

But state goal still not being met

Moorpark residents used less water in June than in May but narrowly missed a new statemandated conservation goal to lower its usage from 2013 levels, putting the district that supplies water to roughly 38,700 local customers at risk of being fined by More...

Former nursery being changed to organic farm

‘It’s going to be a great jewel for the valley,’ owner says

From a distance, the dump trucks hauling loads of topsoil along a dirt road in a vacant field off Moorpark Road look like toy trucks, and the dull-orange graders moving methodically along a nearby ridge resemble busy ants.  More...

County takes long look at short term rentals

For Oxnard resident Kathy Guerrero, living next door to a short-term vacation rental home this summer has been like living next to a 24/7 nightclub. More...

Community

Little library lost, then found

When kids borrow a book, they leave one behind

Every morning, Rebecca Greding’s five children rush outdoors to see what’s new inside their homemade library.  More...

Bookworms in action

TEAMWORK—Members of the Moorpark Kiwanis Club help the Friends of the Library at the summer book sale on Aug. 1 by sorting and transporting materials and cleaning up after the event. More...

Registration open for adult leagues

The City of Moorpark’s Adult Sports Leagues are holding open registration through Sept. More...

Schools

One-man band takes his children’s show on the road

Simi Valley resident plays 20 instruments

The son of a minister who played the piano and flute and sang for his congregations, Craig Newton’s love for music began as a child.  Newton started taking private piano lessons at the age of 5. More...

Sports

Summer of slam

Powerful offense boosts Conejo Oaks baseball team to its best season in several years

The Conejo Oaks’ batting lineup supplied offensive fireworks this summer.  “We had a great team this season compared to last year,” said Jack Kruger, the former Oaks Christian High catcher. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

July 22  On Blanchard Road, an unknown person entered a home and stole property worth less than $950.  July 23  More...

Family

Friday fun at the library

LOTS OF ACTIVITIES—At far left, Elyse Geralde, 13, of Moorpark calls out the card for Music Bingo while Emilia Einstein, 5, of Moorpark and librarian Meg Thackoorie play along during the librar More...

Family Men

‘Dizzy’land

Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are those words you wouldn’t exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider strenuous activity to be dizzying?  My family and I were game, so we planned a trip to Disneyland. We took our running shoes.  More...

Tee off for charity

The 9969 Foundation in Moorpark will host its 19th annual Charity Golf Tournament Sun., Aug. 16 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive.  Registration begins at 11 a.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 7  MOPS Of Moorpark Play Date  9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mountain Meadows Park, 4350 Mountain Meadows   More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Sixty hours in California

I often write about relaxing ways to vacation—places where you can kick back, perhaps near a pool or beach, with a good book and a tropical drink in hand.  For many of us, our hectic lives require us to take time to unplug and recharge.&nb More...