2021-07-23 E-Edition

A sundrenched evening set

SUMMER SOUNDS—Above, 2-year-old Skyler Amburgey, left, and her 5-year-old brother Gabriel examine a violin held by their grandmother Debbie Freeman before the July 17 Concert in the Park at Arroyo Vista Community Park in Moorpark. Freeman was playing her last concert with the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra before moving out of state. At right, the orchestra performs for a large audience at […]

Masks ‘strongly’ urged indoors

County recommends, does not mandate face coverings

Ventura County won’t join its neighbor to the south in mandating mask-wearing indoors—at least not yet—but health officials are urging residents to voluntarily don the face coverings when they’re inside public places. The county’s public health department issued a statement Monday strongly recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public settings due to rising COVID case […]

High Street slated as location for Spielberg film

The magic of Hollywood once again returns to Moorpark, as scenes from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film “The Fabelmans” will be filmed on High Street. A Universal City production company applied for a film permit from the City of Moorpark on June 17, according to the document. On Aug. 4, downtown Moorpark will be closed to allow the […]

2 suffer from bee swarm

Two landscapers had to be rushed to the hospital last week— one with critical injuries—after a failed attempt to remove a hive resulted in the workers being stung hundreds of times. The call from the 800 block of Brush Hill Road in Thousand Oaks came in around 12:35 p.m. July 15, said Capt. Brian McGrath, spokesperson for the Ventura County […]

3 arrested for Moorpark home burglary

Police say they are part of an ongoing international crime trend: South American theft groups

Last week’s arrests of three South American men wanted in connection with a Moorpark home burglary is the latest in a crime trend that has U.S. law enforcement agencies playing “cat and mouse” with teams of foreign thieves. Police refer to the teams of “highly-skilled” criminals— mostly from Colombia and Chile—as South American theft groups. Detective Sgt. Kevin Lynch, supervisor […]


July 13 Two men, ages 34 and 59, were arrested in open space near Moorpark for multiple drug sales charges and illegal possession of firearms. A woman, 27, was arrested near Miller Parkway and Patriot Drive on two drug charges and for resisting arrest. A man, 39, was cited near Arroyo Drive and the railroad tracks for trespassing on railroad […]

Joey Buttafuoco, a Moorpark business owner, receives COVID grant

Business partner was not aware of grant application

Joey Buttafuoco, infamous for his illegal sexual relationship with a teenager who shot Buttafuoco’s wife in the face, was one of the 141 business owners in Moorpark who received money from the state’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. California has distributed $ 4 billion in COVID- relief grants to help businesses across the state recover from the pandemic’s economic […]

Sheriff’s race likely to see more than one name on ballot


Ask 100 residents if Moorpark has its own police force and we bet 75% would give the wrong answer. That’s because the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, which the city contracts with to provide police services, has done an excellent job convincing most residents that the Moorpark Police Department is a real thing. How have they done it, besides painting Moorpark […]

How can siblings get along?

Ask Ms. Bonnie

Question: Ms. Bonnie, what can I do to help my children get along? Everyone says sibling rivalry is normal, but I can’t stand their fighting! There isn’t a parent alive with more than one child who doesn’t know this feeling, whether the children are toddlers or teens or somewhere in between. Children experience sibling rivalry whether there is a 15-month […]