March 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

The show will go on for MHS theater

‘Les Misérables’ opens April 5 on repaired stage

Moorpark High School’s performing arts center is back in use after undergoing about five months of repairs to fix damage caused by a break in a main waterline during the summer.  The building reopened in early January.  More...

Health & Wellness

Resident receives gift of kidney

She now raises awareness of need for organ donations

After facing serious health problems arising from a botched cosmetic surgery, Ellen Garner is using her story to share how a kidney transplant helped her regain a normal life.  More...

Women can connect with diabetes support group

Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/ San Fernando Valley, a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Tunes from the Great White Way

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AT THE LIBRARY

The Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Ave. will present the following programs and events for all ages in April.  Activities are free except for the chartered bus trip to the L.A. More...

University to host integrity conference

Cal Lutheran University will present the International Center for Academic Integrity Southern California Regional Consortium spring conference, “From the Ground Up: Building an Integrity Culture,” from noon to 7 p.m. More...

Faith

Moorpark church celebrates 20 years of ministry

It was 20 years ago that the Rev. More...

Firsthand account from Holocaust survivor captivates students

Holocaust survivor Henry Oster has vivid memories of being beaten and starved and facing the constant threat of execution. More...

Celebrating Purim

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On The Town

Musical’s cast cranks up the volume

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Hairspray’

The chlorofluorocarbons are flying at Conejo Players Theatre, which opened the 2002 Broadway musical “Hairspray” last weekend. More...

Folk icon Arlo Guthrie running down the road to T.O.

Concert Sun., April 9 at Kavli Theatre

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie will perform at 7 p.m. Sun., April 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Columns

Break the ice in dating with the ‘Know and Tell’ app

Single Files

It’s been a fun and informative foray into the world of online dating over the past few weeks. And the subject got even more interesting recently when Patricia McTague-Loft of California Psychotherapeutic Resources Inc. More...

What to do when you suspect a friend’s parent needs help

Other Side of 50

A few weeks ago my husband and I were invited to a small dinner party. My friend wanted us to visit with his 90-year-old father, who was in town for a brief stay. More...

City wins lawsuit over sand trucks

Judge upholds deal between Moorpark and Broad Beach developers

A Santa Barbara judge ruled last week that a fleet of trucks traveling from sand and rock quarries north of city limits to replenish a mile-long stretch of shoreline on a Malibu beachfront won’t be cutting through Moorpark’s streets anyti More...

Water rates to rise for Moorpark farmers

Board of Supervisors approves 44 percent hike

The recent heavy rainfall won’t keep rates for large-volume water users from increasing by at least 40 percent this year.  At a March 14 public hearing, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a new water rate structur More...

Community

MUSD budget in ‘very positive’ position

District still offering retirement package to senior teachers

Moorpark Unified officials plan to end the school year on a positive note.  The MUSD board of trustees voted 5-0 on March 14 to file a positive certification of the district’s 2016-17 second interim report to the Ventura County Office of E More...

Man, 61, dies after jump from overpass

A 61-year-old Moorpark man died Tuesday after he jumped from a bridge on the 118 Freeway above Princeton Avenue in Moorpark, authorities said.  The man survived the fall, but was later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, Moorpark Police More...

Alumni group says giving in small ways can make a big difference

CI Alumni & Friends Association seeks community support

Melody Mattingly Kimball grew up in a blue-collar family. She worked as a janitor with her parents and dreamed about graduating from college. “But my parents could not financially support me,” said the 30-year-old Oxnard resident. More...

Sports

Eight rookies bolster Moorpark softball team

SOFTBALL /// Moorpark Musketeers

Moorpark High’s softball team has eight freshmen on the varsity roster. That’s not a misprint.  More...

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GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Moorpark 3, San Marcos 2 Musketeers capture CIF Southern California Regional Division II title

NICE HARDWARE—Moorpark High girls’ soccer players hoist the CIF Southern California Regional Division II trophy after defeating San Marcos of San Diego 3-2 on March 11 at Moorpark. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

March 13  Personal identification information was stolen from someone in the 4000 block of Mira Sol Drive.  A man, 45, was arrested at Spring Road and Charles Street on a warrant for failing to show up for his jail sentence. More...

Family

Luck of the Irish

LOVELY LASSIES—Anta Dahl of Moorpark and friends have a good time during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration March 17 at the Moorpark Active Adult Center. More...

Dad unravels a mysterious package

Family Man

My wife and I don’t use our home phone. More...

Pet of the Week

FRIENDLY TO THE MAX—Max is a pit bull, about 4 years old. He is housebroken, friendly and good with kids. If you would like to adopt Max, ask for ID No. A606752 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Calendar

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FRI., MARCH 24  Westlake Yacht Club Open House  6 p.m. at yacht club, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road. Food, live band, dancing, boat rides around the lake. Memberships available. Admission: $5. Web: westlakeyc.org.  SAT., MARCH 25   More...

Letters

Is Civil War reenactment very civil?

Once again, the Moorpark Rotary will be shamelessly presenting its gross exploitation of reenacting the horrors of war. Once again, this is brought to you in the name of twisted entertainment and an unforgivable mission of financial gain.  More...

Mixed-use is the way to go

In regards to last week’s editorial, I completely agree that there is a housing affordability problem in the country and especially here in California; however, I disagree that it is the government’s place to implement a solution.  More...

Editorials

College students need a hand up, not a handout

EDITORIAL

The data is clear: Those who graduate from college earn much more over their lifetimes than those who don’t. More...

Political Cartoon

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