August 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Moorpark company joins the fight against national opioid crisis

Prescription bottle caps show when bottles are opened

TimerCap CEO Larry Twersky has three principles when it comes to running his business. “Do something good for society, have fun and make money. In that order,” Twersky said. More...


Museum of Ventura County says new grants give history a future

When Elena Brokaw took over as interim director just over a year ago, the Museum of Ventura County was on the verge of becoming just like its collection: history.  More...


Badminton for one and all

COMMENTARY The second most popular sport in the world hasn’t taken off in Acorn country, but maybe it should

I am a champion, a member of a great dynasty. But, please, save your applause. Yes, I was a member of the last CIF-Southern Section high school badminton title squad in 2006. More...


Pet of the Week

FUZZY FACE—Bella is about 17 years old. She is very shy and timid, but friendly. If you would like to adopt Bella, ask for ID No. A667221 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...


Couple puts faith into action by building homes

Husband and wife lead mission trip to Mexico

Sawing, hammering and painting away, a Moorpark couple put their faith into action by leading a group of 44 volunteers to build four homes in four days for families in need. More...

On The Town

Camarillo bistro a San Fran-style gem

Acorn Epicurean

There’s a gem of a local bistro that pulls out all the stops when it comes to great food in a stylish, comfortable atmosphere. More...

The ‘Lowdown’ on Boz Scaggs

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs and his band will perform at the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 18 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. More...


Separating fact from fiction at Casa Pacifica


Last week, six teens were arrested in the San Fernando Valley on suspicion of stealing a pickup truck from the Pleasant Valley School District parking lot in Camarillo and smashing through the locked gate to take a short-lived joy ride. More...

Political Cartoon

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Let’s confront racism here at home

Guest opinion

Ventura County is one of the best places in California to raise a family. From our epic coastline and pristine open spaces to our unwavering commitment to safe communities and top-notch schools, we are fortunate to call this region home. More...

Carpool lane in works for 101

County taking bids on preliminary road designs

The wheels are beginning to turn on a $750-million plan to add lanes to the 101 Freeway between Thousand Oaks and Ventura, but construction could be over a decade away. More...

State senator’s bill gives vets reprieve in first-offense DUI arrest

Legislation ends court debate on issue

Area veterans are cheering a local state senator’s bill that ensures disabled veterans arrested for a first-time DUI receive treatment instead of probation or jail time. More...


Junior rescue squad

ON THE JOB—Four-year-old Jaxon McMullin of Moorpark uses a pulley system and direction from Ventura County Search and Rescue volunteer Andy Puhek to lift a “victim” to safety during the fourth annual Coppers and Choppers event on Ju More...

Sports leagues taking sign-ups

Residents can put together a team for the City of Moorpark’s fall adult sports league.  Adult basketball and softball leagues are open to players of all ability levels.  The available leagues are basketball on Monday or Thursday night More...

Hit the trail

The Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency is recruiting volunteers to serve as COSCA Trail Ambassadors.  A volunteer information session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. More...


Beauty school drop-ins

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No tears shed as Girl Scout renovates church’s cry room

Dreary space is now user-friendly, comfy

Every Girl Scout knows the Girl Scout Promise by heart.  Girls who recite it promise to serve God and their country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law.  More...

Police Blotter


August 1 Two boys, ages 14 and 15, were arrested for vandalizing Starbucks, 6595 Collins Drive, and resisting arrest. August 2 Around 8:20 p.m., a car was broken into in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue. More...


Rainbow of resources available at new LGBTQ center in Ventura

Facility strives to create a safe place

In a quiet business park in Ventura, the Diversity Collective’s new Community Resource Center had its door wide open, ready for guests to drop in.  More...



FRI., AUG. 18 Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Trina Ray of JPL discusses the Cassini spacecraft and its exploration of Saturn for 20 years. For ages 6 and up. More...


Trump will be undone

“If it walks, talks and looks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.”  Simple logic points to collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents interfering in the 2016 presidential election.  It’s also apparent tha More...