June 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Business

Ventura County Credit Union launches foundation to fund charities

Year-end goal is to raise $150,000

Ventura County Credit Union, a community-chartered financial institution with over 70,000 members, announced the launch of its new Foundation of Ventura County Credit Union. More...

Schools

A warm homecoming and a brother honored

Robert Hughes may be 10 years older than his brother Dillon, but the two have always been close.  The siblings, now 28 and 18 respectively, hope to be law enforcement partners someday. More...

Sports

Ram fans

L.A. invites hundreds of high school football coaches to Oxnard practice

Hundreds of high school football coaches, including dozens of locals, descended upon the Los Angeles Rams Residence Inn River Ridge training facility last weekend in Oxnard. More...

Roggin shares the ball

NBC sports legend will spend Father’s Day with his family

Fred Roggin scooped up the basketball and started dribbling. During a recent one-on-one game in Calabasas with his son Jack, Roggin engaged in the timeless art of trash-talking. “I’ll school you,” he said to the teen. More...

Goff ready to snap, crackle, pop

COMMENTARY /// Los Angeles Rams

Jared Goff plopped down on the grass in front of a hydraulic lift and leaned against a giant blue pad. The Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback sighed and bit into a Rice Krispies Treat. Will he snap, crackle and pop with the Rams? More...

On The Town

Shenanigans galore in spry, clever comedy at Hillcrest center

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Figaro’

The question one asks after witnessing the rollicking rollercoaster comedy “Figaro”: What took them so long to come up with the play? More...

Musical is magical fun for all

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Wiz’

With the success of last December’s live NBC production of “The Wiz,” interest in the 1975 “urban” version of “The Wizard of Oz” has been rekindled. More...

‘Henry V’ to open Shakespeare festival

Performances run June 24 through July 10 in T.O.

To celebrate the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival’s 20th season and the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s death, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will kick off the summer with a play that was one of the most popular with its audiences. More...

Editorials

Editorial

History shows Dad is loved just as much as Mom

Fits and starts. That’s perhaps the best way to describe how Father’s Day began. The holiday—recognized worldwide, albeit on different days— will be celebrated in the U.S. on Sunday. More...

Political Cartoon

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For the record

OFF THE TOP—In last week’s play review of“The Addams Family”at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark, the photograph used was from Santa Susana High School’s production of the same play. More...

Moorpark school leaders lay out new budget

Some residents voice frustration with district officials, board

It’s been less than smooth sailing this year for Moorpark Unified School District leaders who were forced to dip into their reserves to contend with $1.2 million in unanticipated food and special educationrelated costs in January. More...

Millhouse to step down from Metrolink board

Council member cites stress in aftermath of train crash

Nearly eight years have gone by, but Keith Millhouse said the images of the 2008 Metrolink train crash site in Chatsworth are still fresh in his mind. The investigation triggered nightmares from which he’s awoken in a cold sweat, he said.  More...

Community

Exhibit for Nancy Reagan

Condolence notes, photos on display

A memorial exhibit on the passing of former first lady Nancy Reagan can be viewed at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Grand jury investigates county jails

What did the Ventura County grand jury discover during its annual inspection of detention facilities? More...

Moorpark commuters share their stories on the road

Drivers talk about what they do to pass the time, avoid traffic

It’s quiet in the pre-dawn hours when Rocio Rodriguez Garcia locks the front door of her Moorpark home and gets into her 2010 Chevy Aveo. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

June 6 A 29-year-old woman and two men, ages 22 and 46, were arrested in the 4000 block of Brindisi Place for drug use and possession.  A woman, 20, was arrested in the 4000 block of Lantern Lane on a warrant for violating her probation.   More...

Faith

Holocaust survivor shares story of hope, forgiveness

A flick of a pencil. That’s how close Celina Biniaz of Camarillo came to death. She was 13 years old when she and her mother were sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, where Biniaz came face to face with Dr. More...

Family

Remembering dad ‘The Answer Man’ on Father’s Day

My father had a favorite chair in our living room that he’d wedged so far into one corner that when he activated its rocker mechanism it banged loudly against the wall. More...

Paying it forward

SPREADING THE WEALTH—The Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club presented the Camarillo-based Interface Children and Family Services with a $6,000 check to benefit the Emergency Youth Rescue Shelter during the club’s recent meeting at th More...

Happy Father's Day

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Letters

MUSD leaders doing a good job

I worked with LAUSD for 38 years in several different capacities. More...

Ode to Memorial Day

Memorial Day for remembering vets of our U.S.A.  Each Linda-Sue, each Albert- Ray-who died in war  Aye, now and ay with salutes steel-stiff hip, hip, hooray!  J.R. Rolly Moorpark   More...

Columns

Milestone occasions deserve gifts with meaning

Other Side of 50

Last week my sister asked me for a gift idea for a friend who was turning 50. As I began to brainstorm with her, my thoughts turned to how a person might feel on the occasion of a milestone birthday, whether it be 50, 60, 70, 80 or beyond. More...