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...

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...

President Trump acquitted of both impeachment charges

President Trump acquitted of both impeachment charges

By Ryan Bough

February 6, 2020

On Dec. 18, 2019 the United States House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment charging President Donald J. Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. After receiving the articles of impeachment, the Senate voted on Feb. 5 to acquit Trump of both impeachment charges.Trump joins an ...

Westlake Village City Council addresses crime, fires and the rebuilding of homes

Westlake Village City Council addresses crime, fires and the rebuilding of homes

By Joshua Chess

January 24, 2020

The Westlake Village City Council held the final meeting of the month on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Council members met in chamber to discuss the monthly departmental reports and hold public hearings.The Sheriff’s Department report for the month of December was delivered by Deputy Brian Knott. During t...

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...

Ventura County Board of Supervisors addressed the local concern regarding hemp cultivation

Ventura County Board of Supervisors addressed the local concern regarding hemp cultivation

By Ryan Bough

November 23, 2019

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday evening with the main agenda topic revolving around hemp cultivation in Ventura County. The board room was completely full, with people spilling into the hallways, as not everyone could fit. During public comments on industrial hemp cultivation there wer...

Faculty fights for fairness amidst contract negotiations with the district

Faculty fights for fairness amidst contract negotiations with the district

By Ryan Bough

September 25, 2019

Along with the start of the fall semester, teachers have not only been working on classes but also participating in union negotiations with the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees. These negotiations follow the end of their previous contract that expired on Jun. 30, 2019. Tensio...

Moorpark Planning Commission approves plans for new local winery

Moorpark Planning Commission approves plans for new local winery

By Ryan Bough

September 4, 2019

The City of Moorpark Planning Commission approved two agenda items on Aug. 27. The first request, from Cavaletti Vineyards, was to operate a winery that would produce and sell wine as well as offering wine tastings. The property that the winery is looking to open on is located in a general commercia...

Bomb usage in Afghanistan raises concerns

Bomb usage in Afghanistan raises concerns

By Ariana Haider

May 10, 2017

In April, President Donald Trump released the largest and most powerful nonnuclear bomb to date on Afghanistan. The bomb is nicknamed the “Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB)” according to CNN news. “I’m really very good at war. I love war, in a certain way,” exclaimed Trump dur...

Fake news has become an ironic phenomenon

Fake news has become an ironic phenomenon

By Gaby Jimenez Jimenez and Eric Caldwell

March 29, 2017

About two months ago, President Trump posted on his Twitter account declaring many mainstream news and media outlets as providing fake news and “the enemy of the American people.”The tweet was a direct response to the criticisms that mainstream news and media outlets New York Times, ABC...

You thought, and now you think

You thought, and now you think

By Dallas Vorburger

February 3, 2017

You may have formed some opinions during the election campaign of Donald Trump, but now his presidency is a reality. So where do those opinions stand currently?There is a common conception that America holds something for everyone. However, it is also commonly known that this country has not always ...