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Health & Wellness

Health officals confirm Simi Valley resident died from West Nile

A Simi Valley resident has died from complications of West Nile virus, the first confirmed fatality in Ventura County linked to the incurable disease, the county’s chief health official said recently.  A second person, also from Simi Valle More...

The Other Side of 50

Waiting for a call back   Bless the Silent Generation. They’re some of the kindest, most patient people. But how is that patience faring in today’s complex healthcare environment?  More...

Is it true that kids these days don’t show respect?

Parents urged to set good example for children

You’ve probably heard and maybe even said, “Young people have no respect!”  They spend all day on their smartphones, use swear words and seem to have no consideration for others.  More...

Schools

Arroyo West students celebrate healthy choices

School marks Red Ribbon Week

A flurry of fourth-grade students dressed in red swarmed the playground Tuesday, racing each other to the line where PTA parents were painting red ribbons on the children’s faces.  More...

CLU lecturer to give recital

California Lutheran University faculty member Eric Kinsley will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Sports

Quarterback renaissance

Local football players thrive in era of the pass

The Dark Ages lasted for a thousand years.  Progress sputtered to a halt. Ideas, invention and intellectual curiosity tumbled into hibernation like the Chicago Bears’ clinically and spiritually depressed offense. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriffs Blotter

Oct. 5 In the 100 block of Millard Street, $6,700 was stolen from a home.  Oct. 8 Personal identification information was stolen from someone in the 15000 block of Campus Park Drive.   More...

Family

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

They’re not even from Venus anymore   “No more telling girls you like them,” I told my 12-year-old son, who’s now a junior high school student and very much into the opposite sex. More...

On The Town

Play depicts the ups, downs of relationships

Nine couples work to resolve romantic problems

Love is the theme of John Cariani’s multi-segmented play “Almost, Maine,” which is on stage through Oct. 25 at Moorpark College’s Performing Arts Center.  More...

Actor fulfills dream in comic operetta

David Gilchrist plays pompous British Navy ruler

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “HMS Pinafore” made its debut recently at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, and for all intents and purposes it was just another in a long line of highly entertaining shows staged by the venera More...

The Beatles meet the Bard

Cool Britannia presents a surprise concert, “Shakespeare and the Beatles,” a mashup of 38 Shakespeare scenes paired with Beatles music, at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 and 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Editorials

Jobs are coming back, but who can afford to live here?

The Chicken Littles who want to take a sky-is-falling approach to the state’s September jobs report should take a deep breath and relax, says one of the region’s top economists.  The report shows California’s unemployment rate More...

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Halloween Fest fun

Families are invited for dinner and a movie at the second annual Halloween Fest ‘n Film from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Moorpark man accused of sex crime says girl lied about her age

Prosecutor contends man knew she was a minor

A preliminary hearing date has not yet been set for a Moorpark man accused of sexually assaulting a minor he met while working as a school custodian.  Enrique Paul Flores, 39, was in court Oct. 15 for an early disposition conference.  More...

New program intended to keep adopted pets from being returned

Anonymous donor gave $100K to support plan

When the Ventura County Animal Shelter switched to a nokill policy in January 2014, the facility officially went from being a temporary holding facility to a full-service “animal care resource center,” director Tara Diller said.  &ld More...

Community

Martial arts studio wants to kick fundraiser into high gear

Charity event to raise money for Moorpark food bank

November is a little more than a week away, and with it comes thoughts of Thanksgiving when families and friends gather around the dinner table to share a special meal.  But for some Moorpark families, it’s difficult to find the money to p More...

East County Clerk and Recorder’s office extends hours

The Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is expanding its service time from three days a week to four with the addition of Monday hours at its satellite location in Thousand Oaks.  Beginning Nov. More...

A night of good, clean fun

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Business

Over 225 hired for new theater

Studio Movie Grill, a firstrun, in-theater dining concept, has opened the doors of a new theater, SMG Simi Valley, in the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way.  Grand opening special ticket pricing is $9 for adults, $7 for matinees More...

Teens invited to learn about aviation careers

Ventura County High School Aviation Career Day will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Moorpark College Foundation selects new executive director

Organizer has helped to produce over 2,500 fundraising events worldwide

Westlake Village resident David Mirisch has been named executive director of the Moorpark College Foundation.  Mirisch, who moved to the Conejo Valley from the Palm Springs area last year, has helped produce over 2,500 fundraising events for org More...

Pets

A CANINE JEDI—

Luke is a 3-year-old black and white Staffordshire bull terrier. Luke is very mellow and independent. He’s eager to please and may know a few commands. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow! More...

Synagogue to host guest speaker

Simon Ebrahimi will be the guest speaker at Congregation B’nai Emet’s Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 23 at 9 W. More...

Pastor turns to Gospel of Matthew to lift his heavy burdens

Verse promises rest for the weary

It takes a lot of energy to lead a church, juggle a busy family and handle all the other daily responsibilities of life, but the Rev. More...

Calendar

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FRI., OCT. 23  Senior Center Arts And Crafts Fair   More...

Letters

Actor bids farewell to play

On Oct. 18, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center ended its run of “Fiddler on the Roof.”  It was over. More...

Time for action, not more studies

I am writing about the recent articles on the Santa Susana Field Lab (Rocketdyne) and specifically the community’s concern about the petition by a former SSFL official asking the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to conduct anoth More...