July 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hearing delayed for pickax attacker

A pretrial conference for a 27-year-old Santa Paula man accused of attacking a Moorpark woman with a pickax was postponed this week.  More...

Health & Wellness

How Medicare goes hand-in-hand with other insurance payers

COMMENTARY /// Senior health

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running. More...

Urologist provides state-of-the-art treatments

For over 20 years, Dr. Gary Bellman, founder of the Southern California Urology Institute, has treated Southern Californians suffering from myriad urological disorders. More...

Business

Snuffing out fires with less water

For more than 30 years, Ventura County Fire Capt. Richard Sauer has been told that using a lot of water to extinguish a fire is the only way to go. More...

Sports

Ring ’em up

BASEBALL Locals carve careers in Major League Baseball, other pro circuits

Jett Bandy remembers where it all started.  Bandy, a 2008 Thousand Oaks High graduate, said clashes against talented local players prepared him for his future in Major League Baseball.  More...

Liu wins Wimbledon title

The world must pay attention to Claire Liu.  Liu, the 17-year-old tennis wunderkind from Thousand Oaks, captured the Wimbledon junior singles tournament last weekend. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

THE SHADOW KNOWS—Shadow is a domestic shorthair cat about 12 years old. He is kind, likes affection and is good with older children. If you would like to adopt Shadow ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Obon Festival remembers ancestors

Dressed in a colorful yukata, Helen Takanabe, a member of the Oxnard Buddhist Temple, makes her way to the dance circle. More...

On The Town

Sushi joint is fun, fresh, fabulous

Acorn Epicurean

There’s really no secret to the continued success of the Fune Sushi Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in Simi Valley. More...

Paint and persistence: a love story

The Movie Nut

She was small in stature, mousy in appearance. Juvenile arthritis forever limited her movement but never dampened her spirit. Maud Lewis (Hawkins) lived a determined life. More...

Columns

Does it come down to kissing frogs?

Single Files

You might be familiar with an old saying often stitched on lacy pillows or etched on plaques: “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince.” More...

South L.A. gang suspected in series of local burglaries

Group targeted homes in Moorpark, T.O., sheriff says

Using online real estate database Zillow to scout their targets, members of a South Los Angeles gang committed as many as 20 home burglaries in Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Moorpark in Ventura County as well as other areas of the Southland in the pas More...

Cap-and-trade bill succeeds without Irwin’s help

Assembly member misses Monday’s vote

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s (D-Camarillo) decision to attend a long-standing family engagement rather than vote on a major climate-change policy made news in the state Capitol this week. More...

Community

Good vibrations with Summer of Love

In the summer of 1967, nearly 100,000 people including artists, activists, writers and musicians from across the country, converged on San Francisco, igniting a cultural revolution. The season became known as the Summer of Love.  More...

Simi Valley girl draws winning poster

The 2017 Ventura County Fair recently announced the winners of the 2017 poster contest. The contest was open to county youth in grades five through 12.  This year’s theme is “Rooted in Tradition.”  More...

Seaside fun for kids at Ventura Habor Village

Seaside Kids Club will run from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Aug. 10 at the waterfront at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. More...

Schools

District asks families to apply for free, reduced-priced school lunches

Moorpark Unified School District could receive thousands of dollars in additional funding if more students apply and qualify for free and reduced-price meals. More...

Institute offers career training for adults

Simi Institute for Careers and Education is enrolling students for the upcoming fall semester, which runs Aug. 14 through Jan. 20.  The institute at 1880 Blackstock Ave. More...

COLLEGE STANDOUTS

Brian Sanders, a native of Moorpark, has been named to the Seaver College dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at Pepperdine University in Malibu. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 5  A 51-year-old man shoplifted from Kohl’s, 872 Los Angeles Ave.  A 27-year-old man attempted murder in the 14000 block of Peach Hill Road.  Property worth over $950 was stolen from a vehicle around 2 p.m. More...

Family

Driver’s ed is right around the corner

Family Man

We were on one of those family walks—the kind we used to take all the time when our kid was younger and had more time for us—when a shiny new driver’s ed car came slowly around the corner, passed by and then disappeared into the dis More...

AT THE LIBRARY

The Moorpark City Library will present these free programs and events in August at 699 Moorpark Ave.  For more information, visit moorparklibrary.org or call the library at (805) 517-6370.  More...

Kindergarten resource fair

Moorpark First 5 will host a special event for families with children entering kindergarten in August. The Kindergarten Round- Up and Community Resource Fair will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., JULY 22 Reggae On The Mountain More...

Editorials

Artists’ greatest act was teaching

EDITORIAL

The loss of two creative titans just a day apart has left Ventura County’s arts community reeling. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Strong stock market doesn’t hide pension problem

Commentary /// Public retirement

There’s no question that many investors will see returns approaching or even exceeding double-digit levels for the recently completed fiscal year, as the stock market has done exceedingly well in recent months. More...