New faces for a new school year

District welcomes principals, promotes administrator for fall

The start of the new school year is less than two weeks away, and students at three campuses will be welcomed back to class by new principals. The new principals are Shannon Madsen at Mesa Verde Middle School, Tisha Glassman at Chaparral Middle School and Teresa Johnson at Mountain Meadows 21st Century Learning Academy. Madsen replaces Melissa La Belle, who […]

Simpler sign-up process for child services

The Ventura County Department of Child Support Services has launched a new simplified enrollment process. The new process for parents enrolling for child support services streamlines the application in an user-friendly manner and aims to increase the completion rate for those seeking services from the department. Parents will benefit from a faster enrollment and the support of an online automated […]


Kaliana Medlock of Moorpark has been named to Purchase College dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester. Medlock is studying dance. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York network of 64 universities and colleges.

HERE COMES THE Class of 2022


Graduating senior finds motivation in sports and father

GRADUATE PROFILES /// Moorpark High School

Orlando Orozco Jr., a self-described “sports fanatic,” is excited about his journey toward majoring in sports science at Arizona State University in the fall. But a recent life-changing accident in his family has him considering another career: firefighting. Certainly an athlete, the 18-year-old ran cross country and track and field at Moorpark High School and was also on the football […]

Moorpark grad ponders a career as labor, delivery nurse

Soon to become a first-generation student at Cal State Chico, Belen Peralta is well on her way to fulfilling her dream of going to college and helping others in her life’s mission, a goal that started at Moorpark High School. She’s interested in becoming a labor and delivery nurse and will be exploring the options that the university’s nursing program […]


Anna C. Hrychyk and Riley G. Johnson of Moorpark made the winter 2022 honor roll at Oregon State University. Moorpark resident Alex Fujii will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in aviation technology, professional pilot, from Utah State University. Fujii is among the 6,588 students eligible to receive degrees and certificates from the university’s statewide campuses and online program. Moorpark […]

Reagan foundation awards scholarships

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awarded $50,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in Ventura County on May 17. The foundation’s scholars program rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and strong character at school and in their community. This year’s recipients are listed below with award amount, their high school and the university […]

Bringing history to life

Moorpark College’s newest graduates take a bow

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