May 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

New therapy unveiled for back and leg pain

Chronic back and leg pain can negatively affect patients’ quality of life by dominating their thoughts and actions and preventing them from working or enjoying life as they knew it before chronic pain. More...

All aboard the Magical Menopause Tour

Hot Flashes

You couldn’t miss it. As the stretch limo rolled into the parking lot of Tobin James Winery, Grumps commented, “That’s a column.” Even when wine tasting in Paso Robles, he takes his role seriously as my chief topic solicitor. More...

County report reveals marijuana risks and addiction among teens

The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department recently released a report titled “What the Science Says about Adolescent Use of Cannabis.” The paper aims to inform parents, policy-makers and the public about the risks of marijuana use by More...

Schools

School district begins budget cuts

In an effort to reduce the district’s spending, Moorpark Unified officials are making staffing changes at the high school to reflect declining student enrollment in Moorpark. More...

CSU chancellor talks funding, tuition and the future of colleges

The budget, tuition costs and future of the California State University system were all points of discussion during a recent visit by Chancellor Timothy White to California State University Channel Islands. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

May 4 Property was stolen from two locked cars parked in the 4000 block of Summershade Lane and the 4000 block of Pepper Mill Street, and one unlocked car in the 13000 block of Christian Barrett Drive Between April 28 and May 4, someone stole two che More...

Faith

University Village residents share Holocaust experiences

Six Holocaust survivors were honored during a National Day of Remembrance candle-lighting ceremony May 5 at University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks. More...

Adults can study for a b’nei mitzvah

Temple Ner Simcha will offer an adult b’nei mitzvah program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 1 at Temple Ner Simcha, 880 Hampshire Road, Thousand The 4x3Oaks. temple shares space with the Center for Spiritual Living. More...

On The Town

Young musicians bring all that jazz

GROOVING—At left, the Mesa Verde Middle School Jazz Band hits the stage during the second annual Moorpark Day of Jazz May 14 at Moorpark Presbyterian Church. More...

Supersize superheroes are a super hit

The Movie Nut

There’s an African proverb: “When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.” Or, as Iron Man puts it: “You try to save as many people as you can. Sometimes, that doesn’t mean everybody.” More...

Gearing up to make the most of a three-day weekend jaunt

Flying Squirrel

Here’s a quick question for you: How many three-day weekends do we celebrate this summer? Three! That’s the number you would automatically answer, right? We’re talking the Big Three: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. More...

Editorials

Six tips for seniors who want to keep hitting the highway

Other Side of 50

Even more than they wish to remain in their homes as they age, today’s seniors wish to keep their ability to drive for as long as possible. This should come as no surprise to most adults. More...

American Legion post serves up a hearty ‘thank you’

“All you need to do is show up, and we’ll do the rest.” So said Barbara Lombrano, commander of Moorpark’s American Legion Post and Auxiliary 502, in a friendly invitation to veterans, those serving in the military and their fa More...

Political Cartoon

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No kidding, goats a natural at firefighting

Officials say now is the time to protect homes

Chomping away on yellowed grass in the hills just below the Reagan Library, a herd of 30 or so goats is busy clearing a defensible zone for firefighters. More...

Police seek locker room flasher

Man walked into girls’ bathroom and exposed himself

Police are seeking the public’s help to find a man who reportedly exposed himself to a group of teen girls twice last week at Moorpark High School, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. More...

Community

Senior games to begin

Registration is open for the 2016 California Senior Games Championships, a series of competitive sporting events for athletes ages 50 and older, from May 27 to June 26. More...

Newspaper publisher seeks Senate seat

The fifth in a series of stories profiling candidates in the June primary election. More...

She’s swinging for the fences

Olympic medalist stars on, off field

On a recent Friday afternoon, Jessica Mendoza was on the phone at her Moorpark home answering questions about her path from the softball diamonds of Adolfo Camarillo High School to the broadcast booth of America’s major league ballparks. More...

Business

Troop Real Estate merges with Century 21 franchise

CEO says Troop not being ‘bought out’

Ventura County’s largest unaffiliated residential real estate broker is independent no more. Troop Real Estate, founded 29 years ago in Simi Valley, is joining the Century 21 franchise system. More...

UCLA buys T.O. building for $10 million

UCLA Health is making a long-term investment in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Masinsin ends prep career on high note

Moorpark senior swimmer snags silver in breaststroke race at CIFfinals

Nicholas Masinsin represents the best qualities in Moorpark High’s swim program. The 18-year-old senior shows up to every practice determined to get better, to get faster. More...

MHS softball, baseball teams in playoffs

KNOCK THEM OUT—Jenna Stewart, who signed a scholarship to Wayne State, and the Moorpark High softball team opened the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Thursday against Mission Viejo, More...

Local stars make waves at CIF meet

They came. They swam. They conquered. Local high school swimmers obliterated personal best times, shattered school records and torpedoed through the water at the CIF-Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships last week in Riverside. More...

Family

Friends, families rally to remember loved ones’fight against cancer

Christine Reinhardt remembers the shock she felt at her first Relay For Life event 12 years ago when she saw hundreds of white and brown paper lanterns illuminating the Moorpark College track. More...

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation

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FRI., MAY 20 Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodland Hills Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. Also 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Prices begin at 10 cents. New and used books. Phone: 818.226.0017. Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed. More...

Letters

Transit tax is needed

NP Ventura County needs the half-cent sales tax increase to fund needed highway and transit projects. Here are four reasons: The transportation funds available from the gasoline sales tax have shrunk. More...

A vote for Stern

NP We need to focus on the primary on June 7. We need to think about that and consider our state legislature and be informed about those running for state office. More...