Tickets lead to safer driving

“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.” –– Dudley Moore It’s great that law enforcement officers in Moorpark are vigorously ticketing motorists for using hand-held cellphones. We hope they write plenty of tickets. The hands-free law has been around since July 2008, so ignorance is no excuse. The crackdown is long overdue. Far […]

A first-hand approach to helping educators

Rather than bidding her 5-yearold daughter farewell every morning, Maria Hernandez hops on the school bus with her. Hernandez is one of 170 registered parent volunteers who contribute their time to support the 20 teachers and 535 students at Mountain Meadows Elementary School in Moorpark. And with an ever-shrinking district budget forcing teachers to do more and more with less […]

Program encourages residents to clean up their neighborhoods

The Moorpark Neighborhood Enhancement Program offers residents an opportunity to host clean-up events in their own neighborhood. Once per year, neighborhoods are eligible to apply to participate in the free program to receive large roll-off dumpsters for trash and green waste disposal. Events take place from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of May and June. The city […]

Get assistance with your gas bill

The Gas Assistance Fund program pays up to $100 of qualified applicant’s Southern California Gas Company bill. The program will end March 31 or when allocated funds have been spent. Appointment dates are March 11, 15 and 24 at the Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave.There is no age requirement to qualify. Applications must have proof of 2010 income from […]

The Movie Nut

I was shocked (shocked , I tell you!) when I first heard the Academy was extending the Best Picture category to 10 nominees. Accurate predictions? Sorry, all bets are off. Like global warming and “American Idol” auditions, I don’t think anyone knows for sure what’s going to happen this Sunday. Actress in a Supporting Role: Penelope Cruz, Vera Farmiga, Maggie […]


Church serves Friday fish frys

Fundraiser supports food bank

The Knights of Columbus Moorpark Council No. 9969 is offering its annual Friday night fish fry throughout Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. March 5, 12 and 19 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in the Cosgrove Center, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. The menu includes fried or baked fish, french fried or au gratin potatoes, cole slaw, roll, beverage and […]

Zoo’s Spring Spectacular is back

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host the 20th annual Spring Spectacular fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at the campus zoo, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Three different animal shows will be presented and guests can meet some exotic species up close. Food, games, crafts and “behind the scenes” […]

Don’t ‘Bee’ late to free film

The Free Saturday Family Movie Series will present “Bee Movie” at noon on March 13 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. The film features the voice of Jerry Seinfeld and is rated PG. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and concessions will be for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call (805) 529-8700.

Serving In Uniform

•Ryan E. Godinez has joined the U.S. Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year. Godinez, a 2007 graduate of Moorpark High School, will report to Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, for basic training in February […]