• Downtown is on High Street at the historic center of the city. [12], In 2006, the Moorpark city council transferred governance of their library from the Ventura County library system to their own newly created city library system. Park facilities, including picnic pavilions, ball fields, soccer fields, and tennis courts can be reserved for private use. The population was 34,421 at … City of Moorpark. According to the City's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[30] the top employers in the city are: Moorpark is located at 34°16'52" North, 118°52'25" West (34.281056, -118.873561). Chumash people were the first to inhabit what is now known as Moorpark. Moorpark College is also home to America's Teaching Zoo and the Charles Temple Observatory, both used for classes and community events. [41] Now the volunteers do a wide variety of non-dangerous tasks in an effort to assist the local sheriff's department including: parking enforcement, wellness checks, and traffic enforcement. City of Moorpark Arts Festival 2014 SD - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds. The origin of the name "Moorpark" is unknown, but most sources agree that the town was named after the Moorpark apricot, which used to grow in the area (hence the apricot flower on the town's seal and flag). The pepper trees that line High Street were planted by Robert Poindexter who was responsible for the plotting and mapping of the town. [24] The fossilized skeleton is believed to be from a 800,000 to 1.4 million years old mammoth, which is estimated to have had a weight of ten tons. It was founded in 1900 by Robert Poindexter, presumably named after the moorpark apricots that grew in the area. The City's Dog Park is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. DST. Moorpark High School's football team lost 51 consecutive games to Carpinteria High School, a national record that ended in 1997 en route to the school's first football CIF championship. There were 8,994 households, out of which 54.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. www.moorparkca.gov. Moorpark District 2. The median age was 34.7 years. In the contest to represent District 2, which covers the west side of the city, Daniel Groff leads over Yuri Yurovski and incumbent Ken Simons. [21] The reactor, called the Sodium Reactor Experiment was built by the Atomics International division of North American Aviation at the nearby Santa Susana Field Laboratory. In 1989, 3 more massive concrete pads were built at the hatchery location. Robert W. Poindexter, the secretary of the Simi Land and Water Company, received the land when the association was disbanded. The library, which opened in 1912, celebrated its centennial in 2012. Building Department Fax: (805) 532-2205. The book, published by Arcadia Publishing is entitled Images of America: Moorpark. Moorpark City Council — District 4 75% precincts reporting. The population density was 2,689.4 people per square mile (1,038.4/km2). The 2010 United States Census[34] reported that Moorpark had a population of 34,421. Moorpark was incorporated as a city on July 1, 1983. Campus Park is named for Moorpark College. The 2009 National Championship team met with President Barack Obama in June 2009. It was a resubdivision of the large lot subdivision known as Fremont, or Fremontville. [40], Moorpark is served by Moorpark Unified School District. Planning Department: (805) 517-6200 Ext. The Mayor and City Councilmember positions are non-partisan. The average household size was 3.49 and the average family size was 3.71. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. 12.6 square miles (33 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it is water. They have won the national championship four times since 1999 and in 2008 set the record for the highest team score in the history of the competition. Liquid, dry and shell eggs were processed at the 8,000 Sq ft hatchery facility warehouse with yolk and albumen available in individually. COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF MOORPARK: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting of the Community and Economic Development Standing Committee is hereby called to be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, commencing at 5:00 p.m. Said meeting will be held in the Moorpark Community Center, 799 Moorpark Avenue, Moorpark, California. The main well at the hatchery is considered to be one of the deepest and largest privately owned wells in the entire county. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.9%. The city government operates municipal facilities throughout the community, including the Moorpark City Library, Moorpark Active Adult Center, Arroyo Vista Recreation Center and Community Park, Ruben Castro Human Services Facility, Moorpark Public Services Facility, and the Moorpark Police Services Center, which contains offices for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol. City of Moorpark Government's cover photo . Males had a median income of $55,535 versus $35,790 for females. Committee of the City of Moorpark regarding all agenda items are available for public inspection at the City Hall public counter located at 799 Moorpark Avenue during regular business hours. As of 2006, Moorpark was one of the fastest-growing cities in Ventura County. The population was spread out, with 9,459 people (27.5%) under the age of 18, 3,631 people (10.5%) aged 18 to 24, 8,825 people (25.6%) aged 25 to 44, 10,051 people (29.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,455 people (7.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The wife pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of failing to maintain records of exotic felines. Many chicken coops were spread over acres of concrete, with millions of chickens in them. There were 10,738 housing units at an average density of 839.0 per square mile (323.9/km2), of which 8,182 (78.0%) were owner-occupied, and 2,302 (22.0%) were occupied by renters. Moorpark is the home of Moorpark College, a public community college and part of the Ventura County Community College District. The village of Quimisac once controlled the local trade of fused shale in the region. In early December 2006, a wildfire destroyed the dilapidated remains of Egg City. U.S. House of Representatives — 26th District 100% precincts reporting. [49] Scenes from the TV series Super Soul Sunday starring Oprah Winfrey are filmed at Apricot Lane Farms. It was eventually torn down around 1965. A Chumash village, known as Quimisac (Kimishax), was located in today's Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park. Based on test scores in math and language arts, Moorpark High school ranks 2,105 out of 9,595 schools in California. [13] The apricot, in turn, was named for Admiral Lord Anson's estate Moor Park in Hertfordshire, England, the apricot was introduced in 1688. The population density was 1,651.9 inhabitants per square mile (637.7/km2). CANDIDATE VOTES PCT. This created a great deal of uproar, because the animal control officers used a gun instead of a tranquilizer to kill the tiger, primarily because the tiger could not be shot from the proper angle for a tranquilizer to prove effective. 24 views; 4 years ago; 2:58. Numerous schools in Moorpark are scoring above the 75th percentile in California, the top quarter in state.[13]. 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