May 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Students have a ball

BIG FUN—Above, Campus Canyon Elementary School student Rylee Gogolowski, 6, enjoys rolling around in a giant air-filled plastic ball at the school’s annual carnival on May 13. More...

Health & Wellness

Rising cost of prescription drugs leave more in ‘doughnut hole’

In 2011, many Medicare recipients could hit the Medicare prescription drug doughnut hole faster, and pay more outof pocket on their way to the doughnut hole, if they don’t have the right Medicare prescription drug benefit.  More...

Persistent allergies can be managed and treated

It’s possible to manage and even prevent the sniffles, sneezes, breathing difficulties and itchy eyes that come from allergies.  An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Ame More...

Open house at nursing facility

Moorpark Health Care Center will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Schools

Recent college grad shares what it takes to make it in tough job market

This weekend I graduate from California State University Channel Islands.  Well, technically I graduated in December, but on Saturday I’ll don my cap and gown, hear “Pomp and Circumstance” play over the loudspeakers and receive More...

A strong finish to the school year

With just a few weeks left in the school year, final exams are looming. This is an opportunity for students to make one last push to end the year with the best possible grades. More...

Flory educator awarded

Cynthia Coler, a kindergarten teacher at Flory Academy of Science and Technology in Moorpark, was awarded the Dr. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff's Blotter

A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with trespassing on railroad property on Avenida Colonia. He was cited and released. Behind Science Drive, police arrested a 33-year-old man and charged him with trespassing on railroad property. More...

Gang-related vandalism leads to 2 arrests

On May 1, deputies responded to a vandalism in progress and contacted two suspects, both age 15 and Moorpark residents, at Villa Campesina Park, 4704 Leta Yancy Road, Moorpark.  The suspects were determined to have just vandalized property throu More...

Family

Community invited to Memorial Day ceremony

Service will have music, flyovers, veterans

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park will present the 21st annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. More...

Community turns outs for charity fundraiser

FINE WINE AND MUSIC—Above, Camarillo resident Julie Kerr pours Cantara wine—made in Camarillo—for Moorpark resident Jeff Reynolds at the Kiwanis Club of Moorpark’s annual Wine More...

Topanga Days Fair livens up Memorial Day weekend

Musical entertainment on three stages

The 38th annual Topanga Days Fair is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. through Mon., May 28 to 30 on the Topanga Community Club grounds at 1440 N. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., MAY 20  Simi Valley Republican  More...

Letters

Let public transit go private

This letter is in regard to the May 13 article “Mass transit system running on fumes.”  If we all agree that public transportation is a “broken system,” then it seems it is time to think outside the box.  More...

Teen shines at Moorpark College

My son, 17-year-old Simi Valley resident Thomas Kasel, will graduate May 18 from Moorpark College with his AA degree before he graduates high school.  As a home schooler since sixth grade, Tom had a running start at college classes due to a poli More...

How he quit smoking

This letter is in regard to the May 13 article “To stop smoking— just do it.”  For 15 years I smoked cigars. What did the cigar do to me? More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Get to know thy neighbor

Do you know your neighbors?  That used to be a silly question. Time was, everybody on the block knew everybody—even the names of kids and pets.  More...

No shot? No school

State law now requires booster for older students

Ventura County had nearly 350 reported cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, last year and the epidemic isn’t over, officials said this week.  Dr. More...

Where to receive the Tdap booster

Several medical facilities in Ventura County are offering pertussis or “whooping cough” immunization clinics for the public in the coming months. More...

MUSD cuts 23 from staff

District needs to fill $3-million gap

The Moorpark school board adopted a resolution last week officially laying off 23 full-time and part-time teachers and counselors as of June 30.  More...

Community

Amgen race to close some city streets Sunday

The final stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race is set to go through Moorpark on its way from Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks on Sun., May 22. The expected time that the race will be on Moorpark streets is between 1 and 2 p.m.  More...

Police say: As summer weather warms up, it’s best to keep your cool

As the weather begins to heat up and residents start having summertime fun in their backyards, local law enforcement is reminding the community of a few simple tips to keeping neighbor disputes in check.  While parties and barbecues among famili More...

Library board seeks members

City residents, voters can apply

The Moorpark City Council is seeking applicants for possible appointment to the Library Board.  The initial appointment is for five members to serve on this first board beginning in July.  More...

Business

Supervisors discuss Simi landfill

The proposed expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill has become a saga for the ages.  Over the past four years, there have been countless hours of debate—across dining room tables, at local city halls, even in the chambers of the school dist More...

Seminar helps entrepreneurs

SCORE will present a seminar on “What You Need To Know to be a Successful Entrepreneur” from noon to 9 p.m. More...

Free legal advice for seniors

Grey Law of Ventura County is on site at the Moorpark Active Ault Center one Thursday a month to provide legal help for those who need assistance on long-term care issues, consumer matters, power of attorney, endof life concerns and advice on governm More...

Sports

Survival of the fittest

Baseball playoffs underway

The CIF-Southern Section baseball playoffs have sprung to life like sunflowers in South Dakota.  These are the moments when local legends are hatched from bloopers, bunts and borderline calls. More...

Pets

Dogs and mail carriers don’t mix

The U.S. Postal Service recently released statistics of the cities where the most dog attacks occur nationwide. More...

Pets of the Week

GOOD BOY—Drako is a male German shepherd who is more than 5 years old. He is super friendly, good with kids, and loves play with tennis balls. To adopt Drako, ask for animal ID No. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Howie’s Grill and Bar

One of the things I enjoy most about going to a new restaurant is looking over the menu and asking the server for any recommendations— not specials or specialties of the house but personal preferences.  More...

‘The King and I’ dances into Camarillo

Camarillo Community Theatre will present Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” May 27 through July 3 at the theater, 330 Skyway Drive, inside the Camarillo Airport.  Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Flutists perform in recital

Toby Caplan-Stonefield will present flutists in recital from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., June 5 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 W. More...

Columns

When nature girl went a-wooing

When my beloved old pickup broke down a final time, I settled on a newer used compact car because I was lazy and impatient.  The car was very shiny outside and spotless inside. She intimidated me and came to be known as Miss Prissy.  More...

Native bees to the rescue

Several years ago bee talk buzzed in the news reports. An outcry from farmers and biologists turned America’s attention to the declining number of bees.  The chain was easy to follow. No bees, no pollination. No pollination, no food. More...