October 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tis the Season for Sneezing

Drought has extended allergy season

Allergy season in Southern California usually begins in March, peaks in April and is mostly over by May. More...

Health & Wellness

Neck and back pain is treatable

One of the most common medical issues affecting millions of Americans of all ages and walks of life is neck and back pain. More...

Free mammograms

The Conejo Free Clinic has received a $100,000 grant from the Baxter International Foundation to fund mammograms and advanced breast cancer diagnostics at no charge for underserved Ventura County women.  More...

Simi hospital offers new surgery to help those with spinal issues

Comprehensive spine services are available at Simi Valley Hospital. More...

Sports

Let’s get ready to rumble

Musketeers football team plays host to Highlanders at 7 tonight

Tonight’s forecast calls for continuous thunder.  Moorpark and Royal clash at 7 tonight in the Musketeers’ homecoming game. More...

Musketeers starting to rack up victories

Moorpark High’s girls’ tennis seniors finally beat Royal.  Jamie Gavino, a senior who flip-flops between doubles and singles play, said she couldn’t contain her excitement after the Musketeers’ 12-6 victory over the Highl More...

Soccer stars zap foes at tournament

THE CHAMPS—The Moorpark United Football Club U-12 girls’soccer team won the championship at the Ventura County Fusion Club Soccer Tournament. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Sept. 7 More than $950 in copper wiring was stolen from a generator at the Target store in the 800 block of E. Los Angeles Avenue.  Sept. More...

Faith

Pope Francis meets both the powerful and the poor in U.S. visit

Local priests give their reaction to papal visit

Pope Francis kept his security team on its toes last week when he took pause to step out of his open-sided popemobile to interact with the public during his historic trip to the United States.  More...

A first-hand report of seeing the pope

What kind of maniac waits in line for six hours to catch a glimpse of a man as he drives by and waves from a golf cart? More...

Obituaries

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Lieberman

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Lieberman, who was larger than life in stature, personality, tenacity and love for his family, passed comfortably and peacefully in the early morning hours of September 10, 2015, after a 6-year battle with ALS.   More...

On The Town

Blue Angels hit a high note at air show

More than 75,000 attend Pt. Mugu event

Flying wingtip to wingtip, a signature maneuver for the pilots of the U.S. More...

Editorials

Choppy waters ahead for regional, state economy

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting recently released its 2015 third-quarter report, and while California remains on a roll, doing better than the rest of the nation, the state’s economic growth is de More...

Political Cartoon

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ENDS OF THE EARTH—

James Yuen traveled to Antarctica earlier this year and captured thisfirst-place Acorn on Vacation photograph while visiting Cuverville Island, home of one of the largest colonies of Gentoo penguins More...

Former hoops star accused of stealing from cars

A former varsity basketball player who spent time at four different area high schools was arrested this week after police say he was caught stealing from vehicles in Thousan Oaks. More...

Community

Haggen to pull stakes in California

Hundreds will be without jobs at holidays

Haggen’s short-lived foray into the Southwest is officially over. All nine stores in Ventura County and Westlake Village will soon be closed for good.  More...

Contact Your Area Representatives

Board of Supervisors District 4: Peter Foy (Serving Moorpark, Simi Valley, Somis, Las Posas Valley, Santa Susana Knolls, Box Canyon, Chatsworth Peak, Home Acres, Sinaloa Lake and Tierra Rejada Valley) 980 Encha More...

Lending out her love of books

Carol Becker loves reading and wants to share her enthusiasm for books with anyone and everyone. More...

Business

Help wanted

Dallas-based Studio Movie Grill will soon open its first location in Southern California on Oct. 22 at the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way.  The theater is hiring team members and looking to fill a number of hourly positions. More...

Schools

Kids rock around the clock for school

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Student leaders strive to make classmates feel at home

Council aims to boost spirit week and bring together juniors and seniors

Crystal Sandoval’s goal as Associated Student Government president at the High School at Moorpark College is to make students feel like they’re part of a family.  The 16-year-old senior transferred a year ago from Simi Valley High Sc More...

Volunteers needed to help run county academic contests

Volunteers are needed for various academic events in Ventura County.  On average, more than 400 volunteer judges are needed to support the 2,500 students that annually participate in Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Science Fair an More...

Pets

Mother Nature’s ruthless rules play out in the backyard

Raptor birds

Having grown up watching wildlife documentaries, I believed I’d become somewhat inured to the way things work in the wild. To feed her cubs, a beautiful lioness will savagely slaughter an equally beautiful zebra. More...

ALL DRESSED AND READY TO GO HOME—

Janga is a 5-year-old white boxer/pit bull mix. She is very sweet and loving and is looking for caring family to take her home. If you would like to adopt Janga, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

It’s no ordinary golf tournament

Includes concert with Alice Cooper

Most golfers would call a hole-in-one their dream shot.  But for those taking part in the Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational Golf Tournament, the goal isn’t attaining the best golf score; it’s raising money for St. More...

Take your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation 2015 Contest Winners

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Calendar

Calendar

FRI., OCT. 2  Ventura Harvest Festival   More...

Letters

Child safety is No. 1 priority

Thank you for Joel Council’s timely commentary (Sept. 18) on keeping kids safe to and from school.  More...

Looking for quality over quantity of laws

I appreciate the recent commentary by Jacqui Irwin regarding her background and insights into our State Assembly and the legislative process.  More...