June 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

District shows balanced budget but lean times ahead

MUSD to spend $62M next year

Though the Moorpark Unified Board of Trustees expects the district will end the 2017- 18 school year in the black, it was made clear at its June 20 meeting that school leaders will have to be frugal in the coming years to stay financially sound. More...

Health & Wellness

New Ventura hospital close to completion

$275M project to feature 250 rooms, new equipment

Construction on the new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, nearly six years in the making, is expected to be completed by the end of the year.  More...


State helps businesses apply for $200M in tax credits

More than $200 million in state income tax credits is available to businesses. To encourage company owners to apply, officials are holding a series of informational workshops throughout California, including in Simi Valley and Camarillo. More...


Role models

SOFTBALL /// Moorpark Musketeers Seventeen Moorpark grads playing college softball make their coach, city proud

Players come. Players go. But they never really leave. Moorpark High’s softball team isn’t so much a collection of athletes as it is an institution. More...

Police Blotter


June 10  Between 6 p.m. June 9 and 8 a.m. June 10, someone broke into a locked car parked at Arroyo and Collins drives and stole more than $950 in property. More...


Satisfy your ‘app’-etite for Scripture

Roots of Faith

In recent columns I discussed how the ability to recall favorite Bible verses can help in one’s daily walk with God. So how do we go about memorizing Scripture? More...

Summer Bible fun

Oakbrook Bible Church will host a free Vacation Bible Camp from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 10 through 14 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks.  This camp is for any child that has completed kindergarten through fifth grade. More...

Come together in joy

The Oxnard Buddhist Temple will host the annual Obon Festival, also called “A Gathering of Joy,” from 1 to 8:30 p.m. More...


You could be ‘Havana’ good time

Flying Squirrel

Cuba is back in the news with the recent decision by the Trump administration to reverse several Obama-era policies on travel to the island nation.  Leading up to this month’s announcement, there was an air of uncertainty in the travel com More...

Moorpark maintains status as safe city

Crime did increase 2016-17

Moorpark has long billed itself as one of the safest communities not only in the county, but in the state as well. Though it slipped a bit from its No. More...

Stepping toward recovery

Woman learning to walk again after being struck by car

Each attempt to take a step is a struggle for Linda O’Connor, who was struck by a vehicle last year while riding her bike in Moorpark.  Once an avid bicyclist, yoga instructor and hiker, the 62-yearold Simi Valley resident is now learning More...


Job fair for county services

The County of Ventura Human Resources Department will host a job and career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., June 29 at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More...

School board discusses ways to improve Community High School

Enrollment down to about 35 teens

It’s been two years since Moorpark Unified School District officials made the controversial decision to move Community High School from its home on Condor Drive to Moorpark High’s campus.  The move, district leaders said in 2015, was More...

Summer pet adoption costs reduced

Ventura County Animal Services is running animal adoption fee specials this summer through Aug. 31 at its two shelters: in Camarillo at 600 Aviation Drive and in Simi Valley at 670 W. More...


Escape reality

County libraries allow patrons to use new virtual reality technology

Patrons at local public libraries will always be able to crack open a book and escape into stories of adventure and exotic locations. Soon they’ll also be able to experience far-flung destinations in virtual reality.  More...


Pet of the Week

A FACE TO LOVE—Blair is about 10 years old. She is calm and likes affection. If you would like to adopt Blair, ask for ID No. A660513 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Youngsters gets hands-on learning at library

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On The Town

Abused women find refuge in a play full of strong acting

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’

There was a time in our history when women who’d been abused by their male partners had few places to turn. More...

Large storm forecast for Kavli Theatre

Prepare for a stylistic deluge when singer Storm Large thunders into town for an 8 p.m. show Sat., June 24 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...


Overlay is overkill

Last week the California Public Utilities Commission approved a new 820 area code to be “overlaid” on top of our existing 805 area code using the same tactic that was implemented on our neighboring 818 area, which received the 747 area co More...

Let’s talk about health care

As a working adult in the “tween” group of 50- to 65-year-olds, I honestly don’t care who authors (Republican or Democrat) our next healthcare act or whose name is on the bill. More...


Irwin needs to tip her hand regarding sanctuary state bill


In her two successful campaigns for state office, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Camarillo) has frequently cited public safety as a top priority, pointing voters to her 10 years as a city council member of one of the nation’s safest cities, Tho More...

Political Cartoon

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