June 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

What’s ‘app-ening’ on the exercise front with technology

COMMENTARY /// Fitness today

Summer’s here and swimming pools, bathing suits and beach trips are on the agenda. It’s time to tighten our belts, people. Put away the cookies, crank up the treadmill and rediscover those lost curves and muscle tones. More...

Health expert to talk benefits

HICAP rep in town June 27

How do public benefits work for individuals? How can one maximize income through a Medicare savings program, Extra Help, Li- Heap and other programs?  More...

Business

Dave & Buster’s eyes T.O. location

Ventura County has its fair share of playgrounds for children. Now it’s time (maybe) for the adults to get theirs. More...

Sports

Coach ’em up

FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL Camarillo’s Jack Willard inspires his daughters to take up coaching

Anyone familiar with prep sports in Acorn country the past 30 years knows Jack Willard.  The longtime coach and teacher, who’s currently head coach of Camarillo High’s football team and lead assistant for the Scorpion softball squad, More...

Cubs draft Moorpark’s Barry

Several local players heard their names called during Major League Baseball’s draft on Wednesday.  Sean Barry, a dynamic pitcher from Moorpark High who slings cheddar for the University of San Diego, was selected by the defending World Ser More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

June 3  Petty theft was reported in the 3000 block of Sunset Valley Road.  June 4  Around 5 p.m., parts were stolen from a vehicle in the 2000 block of First Street. More...

Family

Mom says her two are better than U2

Family Man

I’ve been married almost 17 years, and I know my wife is not materialistic. For Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, she doesn’t want much. She’s more into the thought and love behind a gift than the price. More...

Close-knit family has roots deep in town

Their story in Moorpark dates back more than 100 years

Wherever the Hernandez family goes, they can always count on having a family member in their corner—almost literally.  “My grandpa lives maybe two blocks away and my dad lives a block away,” said Joshua Hernandez, 37. More...

Happy Father's Day

DAD MOMENTS

This Father’s Day we asked our readers to describe their favorite Dad moment, a loving tribute to the man who means so much. Here’s what they said . . . More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JUNE 16 Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated More...

Editorials

This Father’s Day, think outside the box

EDITORIAL

Another holiday, another retail bonanza. For Father’s Day, it’s plaid ties, electric shavers, wallets, hatchets and drones. Those beer micro-brew kits are the latest trend. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

New overlay area code coming to 805

Change scheduled for June 2018

Make some room, 805. Here comes the 820. More...

Conditions right for fire

Two recent brush fires put out in Moorpark

Local firefighters say they’re prepared to face what could be the worst fire season in years. Steve Swindle, a Ventura County Fire Department spokesperson, said firefighters throughout the county train year-round for all possible scenarios. More...

Community

Grant secures purchase at wildlife corridor

A state conservation board has provided the last and largest piece of funding for the purchase of more than 200 acres of open space near the Simi Hills for preservation as a wildlife corridor. More...

Longtime Moorpark volunteer will be missed

Friends remember her caring spirit

Of Barbara Penney’s many attributes, her smile was among the most memorable, say her friends and family members alike. More...

Reagan Library seeks new volunteer docents

The Reagan Library in Simi Valley is accepting docent applications for both weekday and weekend shifts.  This opportunity is suitable for retirees, working professionals, college students and high school students who are at least 16 years old.&n More...

Schools

Congratulations to Community High graduates

BIG DAY—Above, Moorpark Community High  School Principal Carrie Pentis presents Lupita Vaca with her diploma during graduation ceremonies  June 7 in the Moorpark  High School performing arts center. More...

YMCA offers summer camps

Summer camp signups are underway at Southeast Ventura County YMCA branches.  Camps are offered through the Simi Valley Family YMCA; Conejo Valley YMCA serving Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark and the Santa Rosa Valley; and Triunfo YMCA serv More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FULL OF ENERGY—Tank is a pit bull about 2 years old. He is very friendly and loves to play. To adopt Tank, ask for ID No. A638442 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Keeping the faith when all seems lost

The Rev. Duncan Filmer believes faith is trusting that God will provide, even when all seems lost. “Believing is not a head thing, it’s something in the heart,” said the pastor of Grace Harvest Ministries in Moorpark. More...

Church to host special speaker

Michael Cohen, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will speak during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sun., June 25 at Lighthouse Bible Church, 4910 Cochran St., Simi Valley.  The service is open to the community.  More...

On The Town

Benvenuti—welcome—to Bistro 13

Acorn Epicurean

It is an understatement to say that Giovanni Trombo loves food. It’s in his Italian blood, starting from deep farm roots in the Old Country to his vast knowledge gleaned over a lifetime in the restaurant business. More...

County Greek fest is coming soon

Tasty event to serve roasted lamb, baklava sundaes, pastries

Volunteers are in the process of baking 3,000 pieces of baklava, 800 pasta floras and hundreds of other Greek treats for the 39th annual Ventura County Greek Festival.  Authentic Greek cuisine is one of the major draws at this yearly event, whic More...

Janss Marketplace has a rockin’ summer schedule

Beatles tribute band to kick off annual concert series in T.O.

Ticket to Ride is the first headline band to perform at the annual Janss Marketplace Summer Concert series which begins Wed., June 28 All concerts are Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Columns

New hobbies can help in later life

Other Side of 50

Retirement can be a perfect time to learn something new. Look at former President George W. Bush, who began to paint after leaving office in 2009. Bush told friends and family he found the art form relaxing. More...