Moorpark College Reporter

NPR reporters and correspondents bring national politics to Thousand Oaks for a live podcast taping

NPR reporters and correspondents bring national politics to Thousand Oaks for a live podcast taping

By Dominic D'Amico

February 23, 2020

Wednesday, Feb. 19, a cohort of NPR's politics reporters took the stage at the Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks, CA to record an episode of the NPR Politics Podcast in front of a live audience. Over the course of roughly 90 minutes, NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, NPR Political Correspondent Sc...

From moonscapes to emerald hills: How the Santa Monica Mountains recover from wildfires

From moonscapes to emerald hills: How the Santa Monica Mountains recover from wildfires

By Dominic D'Amico

February 19, 2020

In November 2018, the Woolsey fire ripped through Southern California and burned over 150 square miles. Over 1600 structures were destroyed and 88% of the acres owned by the National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area burned. Close to a year after the Woolsey Fire's de...

Moorpark College library hosts display of iconic service members for Black History Month

Moorpark College library hosts display of iconic service members for Black History Month

By Lauren Bender

February 18, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, a display was set up in the library in honor of Black History Month, focusing on African American service men and women. Lawrence Lee, the display's owner, has set up the figurines and memorabilia for Moorpark College several times, including a Veteran's Day display.Lee emphasize...

Second bathroom ‘Invasion of Privacy’ incident occurs on campus within the span of a month

Second bathroom ‘Invasion of Privacy’ incident occurs on campus within the span of a month

By Madina Safdari

February 13, 2020

An invasion of privacy incident was reported by a female student on Monday Feb. 10 to the Moorpark College campus police. At around 4 p.m. the student was in a gender neutral restroom on the second floor of the Academic Center building. The student left her stall to wash her hands at the sink when she ...

Simi Valley City Council approves pre-screening of local mosque renovations

Simi Valley City Council approves pre-screening of local mosque renovations

By Ryan Bough

February 13, 2020

The Simi Valley City Council had a full house during the public meeting on Monday, Feb. 10. Majority of the crowd were there for agenda item 4A, which was a public hearing to consider a pre-screening review to change the land use designation from a neighborhood park to general commercial use so that re...

Mental Health First Aid Certification training equips faculty and staff with the tools necessary to help at-risk students

Mental Health First Aid Certification training equips faculty and staff with the tools necessary to help at-risk students

By Morgan Ellis

February 10, 2020

The Moorpark College Health Center hosted a Mental Health First Aid Certification training on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. This served as the second part to an eight hour total session needed for certification. Staff and faculty from the county were able to listen as two professionals from the ...

America’s Teaching Zoo celebrates Ira the lion’s birthday and introduces larger enclosures

America’s Teaching Zoo celebrates Ira the lion’s birthday and introduces larger enclosures

By Justin Downes

February 4, 2020

America's Teaching Zoo celebrated Ira the lion's sixth birthday at Moorpark College on Feb. 1. The Exotic Animal Training Management program hosted various activities for its visitors beginning at 1 p.m. with cake. Following, guests were able to get a behind the scene experience as they presented Ira...

Raider Pavilion’s grand reopening celebrates the Moorpark Athletic Department’s bright future ahead

Raider Pavilion’s grand reopening celebrates the Moorpark Athletic Department’s bright future ahead

By Danny Stipanovich

January 29, 2020

Moorpark College celebrated as the newly renovated Raider Sports Pavilion was unveiled for the first time to the public on Saturday at 2 p.m. The day included guided tours of the new facility, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and followed up with a Moorpark Raiders Men's Basketball victory. Dr. Julius Sokenu,...

Ira’s birthday celebration will include a preview of the lion’s newly expanded enclosure

Ira’s birthday celebration will include a preview of the lion’s newly expanded enclosure

By Justin Downes

January 28, 2020

America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College is inviting the public to celebrate Ira the Lion's upcoming sixth birthday on Saturday, Feb. 1. The zoo will host a party with a various assortment of activities ranging from crafts to cake for attendees. Last November, America's Teaching Zoo raised $550,000,...

Over a year of construction later, Moorpark College completes $18 million gym renovation

Over a year of construction later, Moorpark College completes $18 million gym renovation

By Madina Safdari

January 24, 2020

A project that broke ground in August 2018 is finally coming to an end as Moorpark College prepares to open its doors to the new Raider Sports Pavilion. Decked out with new locker rooms, equipment, a weight room, an Athletic Training Clinic and more, the gym marks the beginning of a new chapter for Moorpark...

Launch of the new semester: ASMC holds first board meeting of 2020

Launch of the new semester: ASMC holds first board meeting of 2020

By Gavin Woods

January 22, 2020

The Associated Students of Moorpark College Board of Directors held their first meeting of this semester on Tuesday Jan. 14. ASMC board president Kris Hotchkiss, a 20-year-old Camarillo resident majoring in Communications, called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m. The first item of discussion on the ag...

Thousand Oaks City Council addresses a variety of ongoing topics ranging from Chief of Police transition to 5G appeal

Thousand Oaks City Council addresses a variety of ongoing topics ranging from Chief of Police transition to 5G appeal

By Tara Brown

January 21, 2020

The first Thousand Oaks City Council meeting of 2020 began with the commendation of outgoing Chief of Police, Tim Hagel, concluding his 31-year career with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Al Adam, Mayor of Thousand Oaks, brought Hagel up to the podium, praising him for his service to the ci...