The right foods for men’s good health

Much has been said about how important it is for women to eat certain foods containing specific nutrients. Are there foods men should eat for better health?  The answer is an unequivocal “yes.” There are several foods and nutrients men should consume most days of the week for optimum health, as outlined by Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, authors of […]

MUSD should better distribute students

I appreciate Sylvie Belmond’s article dated June 11 regarding Moorpark Unified School District’s API scores and her discussion of the declining Arroyo West Elementary’s test scores. As a parent of two Arroyo West students, I have an interest in understanding this key performance indicator and I would like the school district to be more accurate in describing the deteriorating scores. […]

Women have their day

Simi Valley Hospital will host a free Women’s Health Day event from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 27 in the Citrus/ Peppertree Conference Room at the hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. The event will have information about breast cancer and exercises for women of all ages. Experts will speak about nutrition and present a cooking exhibition.  For […]

Sign up for Camp Keepsake

Retreat helps cancer patients rela

Camp Keepsake 2010 is accepting applications for a weekend retreat set for 4 p.m. Fri., Oct. 1 through 1 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3 at a location in Malibu Canyon. The camp is free for adult cancer patients and survivors and up to five guests consisting of family, friends and /or caregivers. This is an opportunity for people affected by cancer […]

Making over the medicine cabinet

This year, Americans will suffer from approximately 1 billion colds. To be prepared and avoid last-minute trips to the pharmacy, have a well-stocked medicine cabinet. Every cabinet should have pain relievers, fever reducers, expectorants, decongestants, antihistamines, stomach remedies and a thermometer. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, families should clean out their cabinets once a year and replace […]

Fire dept. hosts blood drive

The Ventura County Fire Department and United Blood Services will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Thurs., June 24 in Camarillo. The UBS bloodmobile will be parked on the Camarillo Airport grounds near the Ventura County Fire Department administration building on Durley Avenue at Academy Drive. Advanced registration is encouraged by calling (805) 389-9745 or e-mailing coordinator […]

Summertime is ‘fracture season’

Keep a close eye on kids when they’re in the playground

In some parts of the country, people say there are really only two seasons: winter and construction. Add a third: “fracture season,” say experts in children’s health at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. Warm spring temperatures and the end of school send thousands of children into backyards and onto playgrounds, where they’re breaking their bones at startling rates—on […]

Legislators want plastic bags stuffed

California state legislators have taken the first step toward banning the distribution of plastic bags, an idea already implemented by several cities in the state. The Calabasas City Council tabled its ban on plastic bags to wait for a Los Angeles County report due out this year. In a 41-27 vote, the Assembly approved AB-1998, which would bar the distribution […]


Students locked down on last day of school

Nearby manhunt causes concern at elementary

The kids of Peach Hill Academy in Moorpark had a last day of school to remember this year, for reasons they could never have anticipated. About 650 students enjoying end-of-the-year activities outdoors last Friday had to be escorted back into the elementary school on Christian Barrett Drive after Moorpark Police ordered a lockdown. Authorities searching for two burglary suspects saw […]