August 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Support for flood memorial

Ventura County added its support last week for a congressional representative’s proposal to build a national monument at the site of the 1928 St. More...

Health & Wellness

Autism center to open in T.O.

Grand opening is Sept. 29

Why does she cry? How does she feel when she’s alone at night? Is she aware of how different she is? Communicating with someone who doesn’t speak can be difficult. It isn’t always easy to understand their nonverbal cues. More...

Business

Battle lines drawn over transit tax

MEASURE AA Notable names emerge on both sides of the debate

Nobody says Ventura County’s freeways aren’t crowded or that roads don’t need to be maintained, but now that a countywide sales tax that includes provisions to help with these issues is on the ballot, sides are forming about whether More...

Schools

Hearts of champions

Water polo team wins gold at nationals despite not having a pool in town

The boys of the Sharks Water Polo team didn’t need to travel to Rio to strike gold this summer. More...

Photovoltaics program returns to Moorpark College

The Photovoltaics program will relaunch at Moorpark College this fall.  Photovoltaics, the process of converting solar power into electricity, is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HAPPY GIRL—Elsie is a female gray and white pit bull mix, about 4 years old. She loves to play with toys. If you would like to adopt Elsie, ask for animal ID  No. A627202 at the Camarillo  Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation  Drive. More...

Family

Consider putting that vacation on layaway

Flying Squirrel

Where are you traveling next summer? Yes, summer 2017. As in a year from now. Most people don’t make plans that far in advance. They may have just finished this year’s big trip and don’t want to think about another so soon. More...

Spreading their wings

NATURE SHOW—Above, a blue crane takes flight during an animal presentation at America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College on Aug. 5. At right, Richard Macauley of Moorpark displays Gumdrop, a laughing kookaburra. More...

Sign-ups open for YMCA school programs

YMCA branches serving the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley and Moorpark are registering students in kindergarten through fifth grade for before- and after-school child care programs.  Conejo Valley YMCA will provide child care at Peach Hill Academy an More...

Calendar

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FRI., AUG. 12 Document Shredding 1 to 4 p.m. in front parking lot of Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, 40 W. Cochran St. Charge: $5 per 12-by-15-inch box. Contact: Chamber. Phone: 805.526. 3900. Movie In The Park More...

Columns

Sole-searching for comfortable footwear

Other Side of 50

My cocker spaniel, Rolo, has gradually lost most of his eyesight. When I’m in the kitchen, he stares intently at my feet because his vision is so poor. If I walk toward the refrigerator or the pantry he knows there might be a treat for him. More...

Editorials

Do the math on big back-to-school spending

Editorial

Summer may not feel like it’s over, but there’s no denying mornings of sleeping in, afternoons at the beach and evenings staying up late will come to an end before we know it. Moorpark Unified School District classes begin Aug. 17. More...

It’s time to prepare kids to return to class

commentary /// Back to school

A TV ad for school supplies shows parents dancing and jumping for joy as the narrator declares, “They’re going back!”  Yes, it’s time for Moorpark students to return to school. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Breaking News - 8/12/2016 2:57 PM

CHP officer hits pedestrian in T.O. crosswalk

A 66-year-old Thousand Oaks woman was struck by a California Highway Patrol car while crossing a street in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday morning. More...

Falling for the fair

COMMENTARY /// Ventura County Fair Trace Adkins performs tonight, rodeo this weekend

The Ventura County Fair is back and in full swing, with pygmy goats, piggy racing and pigging out—oh yeah, there are rides, music, art and agriculture exhibits as well. More...

Community

Golf tourney fundraiser moves out of Moorpark

Models, rock stars, a concert and a tequila bar sounds like the recipe for a wild weekend in Las Vegas. More...

National flag run pays tribute to the armed forces

Dozens of motorcyclists escorted an American flag down Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley last month to its next stop at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Moorpark as part of the Nation of Patriots’ eighth annual flag tour. More...

BRIEFS

Enegren Brewing toasts 5 years Enegren Brewing Company will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a free, family-friendly beer, food and live music event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 at the brewery’s facility, 444 Zachary St, Ste. More...

Sports

Musketeers’ Daland seals legacy in pool

Moorpark water polo, swim star is back on dry land, but coaching is close to her heart

One of the most prolific athletes in Moorpark High girls’ water polo history is taking a “dry period.” More...

Toast the Oaks

College wood-bat team savors one of its best summers

It wasn’t a long, hot summer for the Conejo Oaks. They enjoyed their day in the sun. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 29  Someone made criminal threats to a victim and her family in the 300 block of Roberts Avenue.  Shoplifters stole merchandise from Kohl’s, 872 Los Angeles Ave.  Aug. More...

Faith

A tale of two priests at Holy Cross

A changing of the guard is underway at two Catholic churches. Monsignor Paul Albee was welcomed as the new pastor of St. More...

A heavenly sale

St. Julies’ Helping Hands Ministry will host the annual Indoor Parking Lot Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Aug. 14 in the air-conditioned parish hall, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

On The Town

Mariachi opera es bueno

Backed by a popular local mariachi and staged before audiences sprinkled with farm workers and their extended families, Miguel Orozco’s production of “El Bracero,” a mariachi opera, played to a sold-out audience and two standing-roo More...

Cast of ‘Peter Pan’ prequel shines on Simi Valley stage

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Ever wonder how Peter Pan got to Neverland? James W. Barrie’s beloved 1904 novel, “Peter and Wendy,” immortalized the ageless Pan, who famously battled pirates, befriended Wendy, and refused to grow up. More...

Letters

Calling all 805 supporters

The California Public Utilities Commission has recently informed the public that they have scheduled a group of three public hearings and will strongly consider an area code overlay or split of the 805 area code next year. More...

Truck traffic getting worse

Take notice Moorpark residents, we have an outstanding young man living right in Moorpark. He is a young man in the Boy Scouts. His name in Dylan Masson. More...

Close L.A. Avenue to trucks

I am happy to see recent letters to the editor highlighting the plight of Moorpark residents as it pertains to the travels and travails along Los Angeles Avenue. More...