April 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

What to expect during your first Medicare doctor’s visit

Have you recently enrolled in Medicare or will you in the near future? If so, let me be the first to say welcome. What should your first step be as a new Medicare beneficiary? More...

Learn about medicinal plants in walk

A strong turnout for the National Park Service medicinal plant walks in February have prompted another round for May.  Jim Adams, Ph.D., professor of the USC School of Pharmacy, will again lead walks Sat., May 7 at the Santa Monica Mountains Int More...

Playing it safe for people, pets around rattlesnakes

On the Trail

I’m a humanist; I’d rather kill a man than a snake.  —Edward Abbey, being ironic, in “Desert Solitaire.”  Warming temperatures signal greater activity by reptiles, including lizards, rattlesnakes and nonvenomou More...

Sports

Child’s play

Oak Park boys’ tennis head coach suspended, team forfeits win due to illegal substitutions

Oak Park High’s boys’ tennis team forfeited a league match and head coach Carl Joyce was suspended for two weeks after the Eagles suited up elementary school students in varsity games.  More...

ROPE-A-DOPE—

Moorpark High defensive end Bakari Cook, above, leads the tug of war during the Ventura County Hogs Tournament last summer. More...

Musketeers will play college football

Two Moorpark High football players will continue playing the sport in college.  Tyler Reihs, a senior running back, committed to the U.S. More...

Family

At the Library

The Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Ave. will present these free programs in May.  Call (805) 517-6370 or visit moorparklibrary.org for details.  Patrons can get free eBooks with a library card through the the library website.  More...

Firefighters battle 2 smallfires

HOT SPOT—Ventura County firefighter Nick Derby puts out a small brushfire burning in a ditch along Tierra Rejada and Sunset Valley roads April 23 in Moorpark. More...

Conejo Valley Days hosts country night

Conejo Valley Days will present a night of country and country rock music and dance with headliner Ry Bradley and his band at 7 p.m. Fri., May 13 on the Golden Horseshoe stage at Conejo Creek Park South, Janss Road/23 Freeway exit, T.O.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 29  Dog Agility Regional Championships  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through May 1 at soccerfields, Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. 300 dogs from across the nation compete in agility contests. More...

Letters

Teacher disagrees with Barker

In his letter “Relocating CHS right thing to do,” Mr. Barker presented an inaccurate picture of past and current conditions at Community High School.  Mr. More...

Support those battling Alzheimer ’s

I was among the hundreds from across the country who recently gathered in Washington, D.C. More...

Editorials

City, school district float the idea of a public pool

The city and the school district have hashed out a plan to bring a pool to Moorpark. More...

Political Cartoon

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Rack'em Up

Billiards league popular countywide

The days of smoky pool halls where grifters with cool sounding names like Fast Eddie and Minnesota Fats hustled greenhorns for chump change are long gone.  These days, some of the best pool players in Ventura County are amateurs who regularly sq More...

Community

Attorney makes bid for Senate seat

Janice Reznik one of six in local Senate race

The second in a series of stories profiling contenders in the June California primary election. More...

Gala to salute deputy

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation will host its “Salute the Stars” gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., April 30 at the Hyatt Regency, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.  More...

An eye for fashion

Artist uses photos of crystals for patterns

Carol Roullard’s love for art and fashion is crystal clear.  Earlier this month, the 63-year-old Moorpark resident launched Crystal Art Outfitters, an online shop that sells women’s yoga pants, scarves and kimonos, well as smartphone More...

Business

End of the road for Costume Alley

But owner not hanging it up

Costume Alley, a costume shop in Westlake Village, is closing after two decades of dressing up the Conejo Valley in unique and often hilarious outfits.  But this is not the end of the clothing line for energetic store owner Linda Bredemann.  More...

Schools

Three Moorpark schools capture the California Gold Ribbon Award

Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy, Arroyo West Active Learning Academy and Peach Hill Academy were among 779 elementary schools to win the 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, state education officials recently announced.  More...

Get VIP treatment at show

The Moorpark College Symphony and Choir along with the Moorpark College Foundation will host VIP Night from 6 to 7:15 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

April 13 Merchandise was stolen from Ralphs grocery store at 101 Los Angeles Avenue.  April 14 A man, 27, was arrested at Spring Road and Los Angeles Avenue for violating his probation. More...

Faith

Mount Cross church celebrates 50 years

Arlene Proctor fondly recalls the days when she, her husband and their two young daughters attended Mount Cross Lutheran Church services in what was a movie theater at the time on Mobil Avenue in Camarillo.  More...

United in prayer

Deacon Pat Coulter of Holy Cros Catholi Church in Moorpark is the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 17th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May  Cal Lutheran University’s Gilbert Sports Center, 6 More...

On The Town

Dancers Step Out of the Shadows

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Musical is hilarious high-energy show

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” an uproarious send-up of 1920s musical comedies now being staged by Cal Lutheran University’s creative arts division, is also a delight for vintage vinyl collectors.  More...

Kathy Griffin lights up T.O. stage

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award winning comedian Kathy Griffin brings her brand of pull- no punches comedy to the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., May 6 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2011 T.O. Blvd. More...