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San Diego State student from Moorpark dies of meningitis

San Diego State student from Moorpark dies of meningitis

By Q McCray, Leo Stallworth and ABC7.com staff Friday, October 17, 2014 05:08PM MOORPARK, Calif. (KABC) — An 18-year-old San Diego State University student from Moorpark died Thursday from meningitis, and there are concerns that hundreds of people may have been exposed. Sara Stelzer, a recent graduate of Moorpark High School, began feeling ill on […]

McCoy vs Irwin- AD44 candidates battle it out in debate

By George Miller Democrat Jacqui Irwin and Republican Rob McCoy have only debated once before- in a three way primary election bout with another Republican candidate on May 10.  While McCoy has been fairly open about his positions on the issues, Irwin has been much less forthcoming on these, preferring to focus on her greatest strengths […]

Showdown at Cal State Channel Islands- 26th District candidates debate

Showdown at Cal State Channel Islands- 26th District candidates debate

By Kelsey Stuart and Shelby Baker On October 12th the two primary candidates for the 26th congressional district, Jeff Gorell and Julia Brownley (Incumbent), went head-to-head in their second debate at CSU Channel Islands.  The debate ran from 6-7:30 pm and was proctored by the Ventura Star’s Timm Herdt. The room was packed with students, […]

A political weekend

A political weekend

By George Miller All over Ventura County, people are going to campaign events, walking precincts to contact voters, holding fundraisers and having public debates. With absentee ballots already in voters’ hands, campaigns have reached a fever pitch, trying to win votes, if not “hearts and minds.” The biggest events are the McCoy-Irwin debate for District […]

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

By George Miller In the CA 26th Congressional District, which is most of Ventura County and parts of LA County in Malibu and West San Fernando Valley, Incumbent Julia Brownley will debate departing Assemblyman Jeff Gorell for this hotly contested seat.  Event will be at Cal State Channel Islands  Sunday night October 12  from 6:00- […]

Moorpark City Council postpones decision on controversial General Plan change

Moorpark City Council postpones decision on controversial General Plan change

By Debra Tash Moorpark’s city council was to hear staff’s presentation on the James Ramussen, Moorpark Property 67 LLC’s application to change their 67.96 Acres west of Gabbert Road and north of the North Hills Parkway/North Hills Industrial Park from Rural Low Density Residential to Rural Low Density Residential, High Density Residential, and Open Space.  […]

Simi Valley Council votes to study buying city streetlights owned by SCE

Simi Valley Council votes to study buying city streetlights owned by SCE

By Debra Tash As an employee for Southern California Edison (SCE), Council member Glenn Becerra had to recuse himself from hearing item 7a on the Simi Valley Council’s September 15th, 2014 agenda.  The council would vote on whether to go forward with a $55,000 study to buy the city streetlights currently owned by SCE.  Of […]

Moorpark’s Do It Center is closing shop

Moorpark’s Do It Center is closing shop

By Debra Tash Another retailer is moving out of Moorpark.  The Do It Center, which carries hardware, plants, kitchen items and seasonal wares will be closing shop in the Mission Bell Shopping Plaza that it once shared with Albertsons.  Like the grocery store chain, Do It just didn’t get enough customers to keep its doors […]

Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

By David Stewart This Labor Day weekend traffic was backed up from the Somis traffic light all the way to Moorpark along Highway 118 (Los Angeles Ave.).  Caltrans had plans to improve service by enlarging the intersection of Somis Road (State Highway 34) and Los Angeles Ave. State (Highway 118) back in 2000 (the issue […]

Simi Valley to explore an alternative source for water

Simi Valley to explore an alternative source for water

By Debra Tash At their August 26th meeting the Simi Valley City Council heard a presentation on the Bell Ranch Desalter Project.  At present Simi Valley’s Waterworks District 8 uses 23,000 acre feet (a foot deep of water covering an acre of ground) per year.  It buys the majority of its supply through Calleguas Municipal […]