Pop out for Groundhog Day fun run

Funds benefit MHS cross country and track

Moorpark High School will present its sixth annual Groundhog Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sat., Feb. 3 at 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Benefitting the school’s cross country and track programs, the Groundhog Day event will also feature a 10K for the first time. Starting and ending on the track at the high school, both the 5K and […]

2017-12-29 E-Edition

Breaking bread with fire victims, military families

Elder financial abuse is on the rise, experts say

Other Side of 50

My dog’s specialty vet closed her practice last week, a result of an elder experience that’s becoming far too commonplace in today’s world. When I asked why she was shutting down, my vet told me she’d been struggling over the past year to deal with issues related to her aging mother. The problems had just become too exhausting and frustrating, […]

Running down a glorious dream

YEAR IN REVIEW /// The best of 2017

Moorpark sports fans can puff up their chests in pride after a memorable year. Prep, college and professional athletes in the area thrived in their athletic endeavors. Brad Fullerton, a former Moorpark High baseball standout and son of Musketeer head coach Scott Fullerton, won an NCAA Division III College World Series ring with Cal Lutheran in June. Michelle Magnani, Moorpark’s […]


TUES., JAN. 2 Westlake Village Garden Club 9:30 a.m. at North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd. Tom Perkins gives a crash course on “What we need to know about dirt.” Refreshments. Free, no RSVP needed. Web: westlakevillagegardenclub.org. WED., JAN. 3 Simi Valley Woman’s Club 11 a.m. at Simi Valley Moose Lodge, 4860 Alamo St. Luncheon meeting. Fred Bauermeister […]

Chaparral Middle School Choir hits high note with winter concert

The Chaparral Middle School Choir held its annual winter concert in Thousand Oaks on Dec. 19 and the program was enthusiastically received by parents and friends. With new choir director Alison Rosenblum utilizing the entire expanse of Cal Lutheran University’s Samuelson Chapel (including the loft), the choir presented a wide variety of holiday favorites, both familiar and obscure. Holiday choir […]

Pet of the Week

NEW YEAR, NEW FRIEND—Madam, 10, has been at the shelter for eight months and is looking for a good home. If you would like to adopt Madam, ask for ID No. A663474 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check www.vcas.us before visiting the shelter.


The Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Ave. will present the following free programs and events in January. The library will be closed on Mon., Jan. 1 and 15. Visit moorparklibrary.org or call (805) 517-6370 for more information. All Ages Craft: No-sew fleece pillows at 4 p.m. Wed., Jan. 10. A fun and easy craft to give or keep. Virtual […]

Exchange program seeks reps

International Education Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit high school organization, is recruiting volunteers to be area representatives. Responsibilities include finding and interviewing host families, contacting schools about placing students, hosting orientations and planning activities. Although the reps serve as volunteers, they do receive a stipend for the students they place. For more information, call (208) 358-4480 or send an email […]