November 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving deadline

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, the deadline has passed for all submissions related to real estate.  All editorial items, including community announcements and letters to the editor, are due today, Fri., Nov. More...

Defense attorney says case against sex offender may be dropped

Defendant remains free on bail

A preliminary hearing date was set for the Moorpark man accused of sexually assaulting a minor.  Appearing before Ventura County Superior Court Judge David Hirsch for an early disposition conference Nov. More...

Health & Wellness

Speaker discusses prevalence of cancer in Ventura Country

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Ventura County, ranking above heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer in California and the United States, according to Erin Slack, epidemiologist at Ventura County Public Health.  More...

Business

Big changes for Baxter International

Company gone from T.O., but spinoff remains

Baxter International, a Fortune 500 company with a long history in Thousand Oaks, received an overhaul this summer, splitting into two separate entities, each handling different aspects of the healthcare industry.  More...

County film commission launches website

Site helps film makers scout locations

The film industry is expanding its role in Ventura County’s economy, contributing over $35 million in 2014 and showing growth for 2015. More...

Sports

Fast and furious

Nevaeh Walla is fastest freshman cross country runner in Ventura County

It’s déjà vu all over again for the Moorpark High girls’ cross country team.  Three years ago, Michelle Magnani turned heads as a talented newcomer.  Nevaeh Walla is the latest freshman sensation.  More...

Soccer team secures championships

UNITED IN VICTORY—The Moorpark United Football Club U-11 girls’ soccer team won the Camarillo Cup and went 4-0 at the Moorpark Tune-up Tournament. More...

Family

An Evening of Sights, Sounds

Full Story

Good cause grows behind facial hair

Family Man

I don’t think I’m capable of taking a compliment.  “What is that thing on your face?” people said right away.  My wife and 12-year-old son told me they liked the mustache I was growing for Movember.  More...

Bowl a strike for Moorpark College scholarships

Inaugural fundraiser will be Sat., Dec. 12

The inaugural Moorpark Foundation Bowling Tournament, Bowling for Bucks, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 12 at Harley’s Simi Bowl. More...

On The Town

Musical’s cast hits all the right notes

Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” was a show that signaled a cataclysmic change in musical theater in the early 1970s. More...

Delay granted in murder case

No plea deal offered to defendant

A Ventura County Superior Court judge granted a defense attorney’s request to delay the trial for the Moorpark man accused of trying to murder his wife early this year by setting her on fire.  More...

Questions remain about potential health risks

Despite numerous cancer cases among residents living near the Santa Susana Field Lab, determining a definitive link proves to be difficult

Part three of a three-part series  Contamination left over from decades of nuclear testing at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory has been pegged by many as the source of cancers and other health issues in the area, but not all are convinced there More...

Community

Schools receive $11,000 donation

The Moorpark Education Foundation raised $21,000 during its second annual Food Truck Meetup in August, doubling the amount the fundraiser raised last year.  The foundation, created in 2003, raises money for Moorpark Unified School District to be More...

In tune with each other

Father and son both college musicians

Willy Profitt said some of his fondest childhood memories were watching his dad, Doug, play guitar for their family.  “I remember when I was like probably 10 or 11, he would play songs and I thought, ‘Wow, those are awesome!’&r More...

Watch for ‘delivery service’ scam

Residents should be aware of the latest credit card scam occurring across the country.  Victims receive a call from a “courier service” asking if they are going to be home so a package that requires a signature can be delivered.  More...

Schools

Peach Hill Students Show Their Patriotism

Reagan scholarships available

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE have launched the fifth annual 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program.  The annual program selects up to 20 recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for an additional three yea More...

2016 science fair seeks entries from students

Seventeen-year-old, Katherine Flitsch loves school and she wants to share the love.  She recently founded the Science Competition Incubator Club at Moorpark High School. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

Nov. 2 Approximately $500 worth of merchandise was shoplifted from Kohl’s in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue.  Nov. More...

Faith

Get saturated in God’s word through regular study

Roots of Faith

Once upon a time, an official of the royal court of the Ethiopian queen was riding in his chariot and reading a scroll, a passage from the prophet Isaiah. More...

Chabad hosts inspiring talk

The Moorpark Chabad Jewish Center will host a lecture titled “The Courage of Faith, The Power of Hope” by Devorie Kreiman from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sun., Nov. More...

Obituaries

Willie Vernetta Garrett

We celebrate the life of Willie Vernetta Garrett, who passed on November 10, 2015.  She is survived by her son, Patrick Garrett; twin daughters, Carol Garrett Sherby and Jeanette Garrett McDermott; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildr More...

Calendar

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FRI., NOV. 20  Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club  6 p.m. at St. Jude social hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Thanksgiving turkey dinner served. The Lake Lindero Middle School jazz group performs. RSVP required. More...

Letters

Play review was all washed up

OK, let’s have a show of hands: How many think Cary Ginell’s review of “The Lovely Boat” was way too harsh? Ahha. Just as I thought—they agree with me.  I found a lot to laugh about in this fun satire. More...

Irwin has ‘failed her oath’

During the last few months, Jacqui Irwin has promoted herself as a scientist.  I would question her statement that she is a scientist by trade. More...

Move cougars, don’t study them

This letter is in regard to the recent death of a local mountain lion that died from rodenticide poising. It was a lingering, suffering death. More...