2022-12-24

2022-12-24 E-Edition

LET THERE BE LIGHT

AGLOW—Left, Ventura County Supervisor Janice Parvin lights the shamash candle (the “helper” and ninth candle) on the menorah at a celebration hosted by Chabad of Moorpark for the first night of Hanukkah Dec. 18 in the Mission Bell Plaza. The event included dancing (bottom left) as well as children’s activities, a magic show, a bounce house, latkes ( potato pancakes) […]

Demolition of library will cost city $250K



The price tag for the new Moorpark City Library project is going up—and the hike can be blamed partly on the cost of destroying the old building. The project has been proceeding mostly on schedule, according to the timetable city staff said; however, snags, such as the demolition of the old library, have come up that were not covered in […]

Plans in the works to honor cougar



With the death of P-22, who was euthanized Dec. 17 because of ill health, those closest to the “King of Griffith Park” are trying to figure out how best to remember the celebrity mountain lion. A memorial celebration is a sure thing; when and where are the unanswered questions. “We are planning a celebration of life after the holidays,” said […]

Protest staged as more victims go public

Students share stories of alleged harassment


Chanting “We don’t feel safe” and “Where’s your Title IX?,” approximately 70 Moorpark College students marched from the school’s hilltop teaching zoo to its busiest street corner Dec. 15 to protest what they say is a lack of action by college officials concerning several alleged sexual harassment cases and Title IX violations. The students’ latter chant refers to a federal […]

Police, fire respond to head-on collision

Five people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle, head-on collision in Moorpark on Sunday afternoon. The crash, involving a 2022 gray Mazda SUV and a 2006 silver Acura sedan, took place around 3:50 p.m. at the intersection of Walnut Creek and Tierra Rejada roads. The driver of the Mazda was turning left from Walnut onto Tierra Rejada and […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Dec. 12 A 28-year-old man was arrested in the 50 block of Majestic Court for resisting arrest and trespassing. Dec. 13 Two men, 24 and 36, were arrested near Los Angeles Avenue and Edenbridge Road for stealing from a Ralphs grocery store and possessing stolen property. According to a Dec. 13 report, an extortion attempt was made in the 4000 […]

Surefire ways to make your holidays brighter

EDITORIAL

With inflatable snowmen and light-up garland strands gracing store shelves since October, it’s easy to feel “over” the holiday season long before it arrives. For some, the holidays aren’t a happy time because they feel lonely, have lost a loved one or are stressed about getting everything done before the big day. Others are gloomy because they’re financially strapped, especially […]

Empty building leaves plenty of room to spare

Although an avid bowler himself, King Henry VIII banned the sport for the masses in England some 500 years ago. Sure, he had a few strikes against some of his wives, picked up a handful of spares along the way, guttered his relationship with Rome while basically starting his own religion, but making bowling verboten was probably his most controversial […]

Supports camp that supports kids

My name is Natalie, but I’m often referred to by my camp name, “Willow.” I was born and raised in Moorpark, and I am currently an outreach coordinator for an organization that is near and dear to my heart: Camp Kesem at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Kesem is a national nonprofit organization that offers a free overnight summer camp […]