December 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Athletes ready to tackle Toughest 10K

Runners take their mark Dec. 4

When Ventura resident Caleb Guevara set out to create the world’s toughest 10K, he didn’t need to look past the Conejo Valley. More...

Schools

AT THE LIBRARY

Holiday PJ Party for families Dec. 8

Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Ave. will present these free programs and events this month. For more information, visit moorparklibrary.org or call (805) 517-6370.  The library will be closed Sun., Dec. More...

Showing off their colors

SUCCESS—The Moorpark Marching Band and Color Guard earned third place in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Field Championship Nov. 19 at Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, Calif.  More...

Study in London and Paris

Next summer, Moorpark College will offer two study abroad opportunities in London and Paris. Students can earn up to six semester units. The classes in this travel abroad program are MUS M08: Music Appreciation and THA M02A: Acting I. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

A FRIEND FOREVER—Apollo, a Doberman Pinscher, enjoys being outside and is very friendly. If you would like to adopt Apollo, ask for ID No. A653576 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Biographies provide inspiration

When reading for pleasure, the Rev. Mike Woolley reaches for one of the many biographies that line his bookshelf. More...

Keep in step with the Lord of the dance

Roots of Faith

One of the memorable scenes in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is the joyous Jewish wedding of Tzeitel and Motel at the end of Act 1. To demonstrate their happiness, the villagers dance.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., DEC. 2  Holiday Boutique  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. 38 vendors sell family gifts. Funds go to PTSA. Phone: 805.320.4405.  Simi Community Christmas   More...

Columns

Dealing with the post-turkey, pre-Christmas blues this year

Single Files

If I could hold a melody or whistle a tune, I might want to sing the “Post-Turkey, Pre-More- Celebration Blues” for singles spending the holiday season alone. More...

MARINE’S TALENT RANKS HIGH

Sergeant named Marine Musician of the Year

Tyler Van Dam was a 9-year-old fifth-grader at Flory Elementary School when he first took an interest in playing a musical instrument. More...

County CEO talks pensions, housing and farming

Powers oversees $1.8B budget

He may be one of the most powerful people in Ventura County government, but CEO Mike Powers still greeted nearly every employee he encountered last week in the halls of the bustling government center building by their first name, and with a wave and More...

Community

MUSD investigation ongoing

Although Moorpark Unified School District officials say there are no new developments in the investigation into suspected embezzlement within Moorpark High School’s food services department, police are still working on the case.  More...

MHS’s ‘Little Shop’ chews the scenery up

Show 7 p.m. tonight at Walnut Canyon

The cast of Moorpark High School’s newest production hopes the show will leave audiences hungry for more. More...

Catch of the day

IN THE AIR—Above, Jordan Le of Moorpark, right, gets ready to nab the ball as Pranil Nand of Moorpark covers him, during a two-hand touch football game Nov. 25 at Tierra Rejada Park in Moorpark. More...

Sports

Running wild

CROSS COUNTRY /// CIF State Championships Moorpark girls snare ninth in Division III race

Local high school cross country teams went up against the fastest runners in California at the CIF State Cross Country Championships last weekend in Fresno. More...

Rulers of the Bronze Age

SOCCER STARS—The Moorpark United FC girls’ soccer team went undefeated in the Bronze Beta bracket this season (11-0-3) to earn an automatic promotion to the Silver division next season. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Nov. 20  Identification information was stolen from a resident in the 15000 block of Dracena Avenue.  Nov. 21  Between Nov. 18 and Nov. 21, identification information was stolen from a resident in the 11000 block of Alderbrook Street. More...

Family

Veterans open up about wartime experiences at book club

Doug Devine had just finished reading “Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War,” a New York Times best-seller by Karl Marlantes, when he learned about a reading group that meets at the Camarillo Library. More...

On The Town

Agoura Hills restaurant/tavern is tastefully twisted

Acorn Epicurean

What happens when an experienced restaurateur joins with a talented brewmaster? More...

Flute music for the holidays

The community is invited to a Winter Holiday Program presented by the Conejo Valley Flute Society at 12:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. More...

Letters

Save rain water

Just this week I received a letter from Ventura County Waterworks advising me of the pending rate restructure and increased charges.  One of the reasons for the increase was “a decrease in revenue to cover operating costs resulting from in More...

Editorials

How to keep loved ones with dementia safe

editorial

It was good news for family and friends of Judy Wurtz when the 76-year-old Somis woman was found Wednesday afternoon after she had been missing since Sunday.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Information is key to resolving assessment appeals

commentary /// Property taxes

On July 1, the Ventura County assessor’s office completed the 2016 Assessment Roll, with $123 billion of assessed values for about 300,000 properties, including business equipment, boats, aircraft, residential, commercial, industrial, agricultu More...