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Disney production brings movie magic to Moorpark

Shooting was done between shows at the High Street Arts Center

There was movie magic in downtown Moorpark with the arrival of a production crew for a Disney live-action comedy film called “Magic Camp.” Production trailers were camped out in front of the High Street Arts Center from mid-December throu More...

Health & Wellness

Friends who forgot to get the flu shot

Other Side of 50

It had been a long time since I’d been around someone with the actual flu, but over the New Year’s holiday two of my friends came down with the virus.  Now I can clearly see I hadn’t given the flu enough respect.  More...

Senior Congress makes sense

Senior Congress XIII, “Making Sense of Your Senses,” will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 1 at St. More...

Schools

Cast of Peter Pan prequel brings magic to stage

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

There’s method to the madness in Rick Elice’s “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel that attempts to explain the back story of J.M. Barrie’s ages-old “Peter Pan” tale. More...

Relay For Life kick-off party

Moorpark Relay for Life will hold its kick-off party from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

Gala for St. Paschal School

St. Paschal Baylon Catholic School will celebrate its 55th anniversary with a gala celebration at 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. More...

Faith

Bishop to share message of Christian unity

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s launch of the Protestant Reformation, R. More...

New song leader at temple

Temple Ner Simcha has added a new member to its leadership team, cantorial soloist/song leader Benny Lipson.  Lipson will be leading Shabbat, festival and bar/bat mitzvah services along with Rabbi Michael Barclay, Cantor Sam Glaser, rabbinic int More...

Synagogue hosts book club, Shabbat service

Congregation bi-monthly B’nai Emet’s book club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sun., Jan. 29 at the Corner Bakery in the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Town Center Way. The book for the month is “The Sympathizer” by Viet Than Nguyen. More...

Calendar

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FRI., JAN. 20  Simi Valley Moorpark Republican Women  11:30 a.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Speaker is Mark Lunn, Ventura County clerk and recorder. Luncheon: $20 members, $25 guests. Phone: 805.630.7676. More...

Letters

Column changes course after tragedy

Flying Squirrel

The words you’re reading now are different from my first draft of this piece. I’d originally written all about traveling abroad in December to visit European Christmas markets. Recent events have me more contemplative. More...

Wrestling returns to Moorpark College

Program brought back after 8-year hiatus

Moorpark College’s wrestling program is making a comeback this fall.  After an eight-year hiatus due to budget cuts, interim athletic director Vance Manakas said the college will again field a wrestling team.  More...

118 reduced to one lane through February

Work to repair storm damage

Earlier this week the California Department of Transportation began emergency repairs on state Route 118 west of Moorpark. These repairs to fix recent storm damage will continue through February and are likely to cause traffic delays. More...

Community

Overdoses uncover drug delivery service

Three men believed to be involved in a heroin delivery service that provided narcotics to Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Moorpark residents have been arrested. More...

Chamber’s new chair has some pop

Richard Buchalter attributes much of the success he’s had as the owner of California Kettle Corn to the relationships he’s forged as a member of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce. More...

MHS grad’s passion for politics, foreign policy leads her to D.C.

She works for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Russian hacking, Chinese trade deals, a wall between Mexico and America, ongoing war in the Syria, rapidly developing countries in Africa and the list of foreign-related issues that newly sworn in President Donald Trump must contend with continues to More...

Sports

Post presence

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Moorpark Musketeers Forwards thrive in the paint for Musketeer girls’ basketball team

Rebecca Penner and Sidnee Yannello do the dirty work in the paint for the Moorpark High girls’ basketball team.  “They’re both definitely defensive anchors for us,” head coach Neil Foreman said of the forwards. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PET ME—Pamoa is about 8 years old. She is calm and enjoys human contact. If you would like to adopt Pamoa, ask for ID No. A639420 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Jan. 7  A man, 38, was arrested at Los Angeles and Princeton avenues for drug use and possession and for giving false information to a police officer.  Jan. More...

Family

Bird research institute spreads wings

Museum houses eggs of 4,000 species

Inside a chilly museum in Camarillo where the temperature typically hovers around 60 degrees, a condor stretches its 8-foot wingspan in a frozen pose.  The raptor is one of about 60,000 bird specimens mounted lifelike inside glass display cases More...

On The Town

Rollin’ with comic Rita Rudner

T.O. show scheduled Feb. 11

It’s only fitting that Rita Rudner’s Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza appearances coincide with Valentine’s Day weekend. More...

Smokey Robinson to narrate for symphony

His career spans four decades

Grammy Award-winner Smokey Robinson will perform this month with New West Symphony as the narrator of “A Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Editorials

Too quiet on the letter front

EDITORIAL

Ever since the elections came to an end, it’s been quiet in our letters to the editor section. Too quiet. More...

Political Cartoon

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