August 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Police nationwide taking extra precautions with fentanyl

Synthetic drug used in fake pain killers

New Jersey detectives Dan Kallen and Eric Price were searching a home in August 2015 when they came across a bag of white powder. The men opened the bag to conduct a routine field test to try to determine what the drug was. More...

Health & Wellness

Senior Concerns’ services have grown with population

Other Side of 50

Certain charitable organizations are even more vital today than they were 20 years ago. More...

Treating heart failure

Most of us know what a heart attack is—and how important it is to get medical help as soon as possible. More...

Medicare cuts are the wrong prescription for arthritis patients

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

More than 1.5 million Americans are living with rheumatoid arthritis. A diagnosis is life altering, as RA causes chronic swelling and pain and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and depression. More...

Sports

Select Moorpark football games will air on radio

Country music station The Ranch to broadcast games starting next week

Country music and high school football go together like fireworks on the Fourth of July. More...

It’s time for football (trust us)

TRADE KICKS FOR CLEATS — Moorpark High’s Bentley Hanshaw, left, throws an off-balance pass while Camarillo’s Jonah Cottrell defends during a boys’ basketball game on Jan. More...

Disc jockeys

Ultimate Frisbee fans relish fun and frivolity of offbeat sport

Oh, how times have changed. Laid-back free spirits can still be found at local Ultimate Frisbee pickup games throughout Acorn country, but talented (dare we say serious) athletes are also joining the fun. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Aug. 2 A 41-year-old man was arrested at Tierra Rejada Road and Harvester Street on a warrant for failing to appear in court. A man, 52, was arrested at Spring Road and High Street for trespassing on railroad property. Aug. 3 More...

Family

Seven years, 13 lambs later, teen steps away from auction block

She took home second place for showmanship

It was a quiet Thursday morning at the Ventura County Fairgrounds as vendors and crew began preparing for the swarm of guests that would flock through the entrance gates later that day. More...

Cowboys ain't clowning around

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Son has magnetic personality

Family Man

Two 14-year-old girls at the mall approached my 13-year-old son and gave him their phone numbers. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 19 Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Trina Ray of JPL discusses Enceladus, Saturn’s icy moon, and presents new images from Cassini probe. Free admission. Web: www.vcas.org. More...

Columns

Prepare to be bowled over

Acorn Epicurean

Throw a long line into the depths of the ocean and pull out some fresh fish. Then have Chef Kimura ply some of his mystery mastery to the raw, delicate pieces and you have dishes fit for King Neptune himself. More...

Editorials

Local candidates facing serious issues

Editorial

Given the number of candidates, propositions and measures on this year’s ballot, there’s a good possibility it’ll be thicker than the new “Harry Potter” book. More...

Political Cartoon

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Exciting first day

GATE program returns to MUSD

Nicole Tapking stood with camera in hand among a crowd of parents motioning for their kids to huddle next to the Peach Hill Academy sign at the front of the school. “Smile big!” she called out to the kids as she clicked her camera. More...

Guilty verdict in fatal crash

Two men killed in accident

The Camarillo woman responsible for a double-fatal car crash in Moorpark last September was found guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. More...

Community

GOP headquarters opens

Simi Valley Moorpark Republican Women Federated hosted a grand opening for the city’s Republican Headquarters on Wed., Aug. 17 at 3066 Cochran St., next to the Home Goods store. More...

New president embarks on ‘listening tour’

University plans to grow to 15,000 students by 2025

It’s been less than two weeks since Erika Beck arrived at Cal State Channel Islands, and the former provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College has already begun what she’s calling her “listening tour.” More...

Golf classic benefits hospital

Simi Valley Hospital Foundation will host its 21st annual Golf Classic on Wed., Aug. 24 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Registration, continental breakfast, putting and chipping contests will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Schools

Local schools miss out on healthy kids recognition awards

DASH program emphasizes fruits, vegetables, movement

Ventura County is home to dozens of programs that offer after-school sports and healthy snack programs for thousands of kids each year. More...

AT THE LIBRARY

Moorpark City Library will offer these free programs and events in September. For more information, go to moorparklibrary.org or call (805) 517-6370. The library will be closed Mon., Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

MEOW!—Tater is a female tabby about 5 years old. She gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Tater, ask for ID No. A638540 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

It all checks out at animal shelter

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Faith

Animals, our God-given helpers

Roots of Faith

In the “Twilight Zone” episode “The Hunt,” a country farmer and his dog approach the gate that seems to lead to Heaven. When the dog is not allowed in, the old man moves down the road to another gate. More...

In the beginning . . .

St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church will host a multi-parish scripture study of Genesis from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays beginning Sept. 12 at the church,, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guest speakers will participate throughout the year. More...

Introduction to Judaism class starts Aug. 25

Temple Adat Elohim, a 600- family Reform congregation, will host a 15-week Discovering Judaism course at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 25 at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

On The Town

Prepare to board for Wings Over Camarillo Air Show

Event takes off Saturday morning

Nose pointed to the sky, the plane hangs in midair. More...

Broken water pipe damages MHS theater

Band and theater students at Moorpark High School will need to find a new stage for future shows and concerts due to a pipeline that broke in the performing arts center earlier this month. More...

Letters

Women’s club a city asset

Thank you for your refreshing dose of Pollyanna medicine during this election season and for pointing out the bright spots in our community. I was especially pleased with your mention of the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club. More...

Solutions to the ongoing drought

There are only two solutions to the drought. Desalination plants must be built. The Carlsbad plant is the only desalination plant operating in the state. More...

Vote ‘no’ on both open space ballot measures

We will be having the opportunity to reevaluate how SOAR is written this election cycle. We will have an alternative to SOAR with Sustain VC. Neither SOAR nor Sustain VC will have an answer to available new housing for a growing population. More...