2020-10-16 E-Edition

TK-5 classes in Moorpark to begin Monday

Middle and high schools to return on Wednesday

Classrooms are decorated and new safety protocols are in place as elementary, middle and high school students prepare to don masks and return to in-person learning next week. On Monday the Moorpark Unified School District will be the first public school district in the county to resume classroom instruction for students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. On Wednesday, other […]

Fake ballot boxes crop up in Simi

Boxes have since been removed

Legal or not, the unsanctioned ballot boxes that began popping up around the state last weekend—including in Simi Valley—are causing a fuss, not just among voters who are concerned about fraud but also among members of the political party that placed them. Two such collection boxes were found in Simi, one in front of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church […]

City Council approves High Street project, clearing final hurdle

79-unit mixed-use project

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can materialize. That’s the scenario Moorpark officials say is playing out now as plans move forward to revitalize the city’s historic downtown. In 2017 plans fell through to bring the Apricot Lane Farms restaurant and brewery to a vacant lot on the south side of High Street. The end of one project, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Oct. 5 A 32-year-old man was arrested in the 500 block of Poindexter Avenue for having stolen property. A man, 29, was arrested for trespassing onto railroad property at Spring Road and Princeton Avenue. A 57-year-old man was arrested in the 14000 block of Avenida Colonia for resisting a police officer. Oct. 6 A man, 30, was cited in the […]

Don’t be duped by fake ballot boxes


The term “October surprise” has long been used to describe last-minute personal revelations or political moves—often carefully orchestrated by one side to upend the other— intended to change the course of an election. As a community newspaper, it’s not often that an October surprise makes its way into our editorial. Yet, when it involves the deception of our readers—no matter […]

Political Cartoon

Short and sweet stories

Entries are being accepted in the 2020 Fiction in a Nutshell competition, which calls for stories of 100 words or fewer (title not included). You’re invited to write an original fictional tale on any topic you wish. Popular genres include science fiction, romance, comedy, adventure and even horror. Each year we have animals, emotions, danger and despair—and several surprise endings […]

Supports Mikos

I have known Roseann Mikos for over 30 years. In that time, we have worked together on many community projects. Some that were initiated and/ or organized by her. The arroyo clean-up and replanting of 1993- 1994, for instance, and the two SOAR initiatives in 1998 and 2016. Because of the SOAR initiative, in 2006, citizens were able to vote […]

Measure O stinks

Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub says there is a very high likelihood of increased criminal activity if Measure O passes. This includes violent criminal activity. Measure O places marijuana cultivation, which is a magnet to crime, in proximity to homes and businesses. Criminal activity often spills over into adjacent homes and businesses. What if you or your friends or family […]