May 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Club to celebrate 50 years

The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo will celebrate its 50th year with an open house event from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

DTSC says Jewish institute safe from field lab toxins

Contamination from the Santa Susana Field Lab does not pose a health risk to users of the neighboring Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, according to a report released earlier this month by the Department of Toxic Substances Control.  More...

Business

Market welcomes new members

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association welcomes the following new vendors. Lark Ellen Farm makes a natural, organic and non-GMO granola that is grain-free, prepared from sprouted nuts and seeds, dehydrated instead of baked. More...

Premier names president

Premier America Credit Union’s board of directors appointed Rudy J. Pereira as its president/CEO, effective April 24. The appointment follows the retirement of John Merlo, who served as president/CEO for over 20 years.  More...

Sports

Trying to catch on

Camarillo tight end seeks NFL job as an undrafted rookie free agent

FOOTBALL /// The road to the NFL Jake Maulhardt has always had a special place in his heart for his hometown. More...

You’re unbelievable

HOW ABOUT THAT?—Camarillo High’s softball team reached the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs, facing off against Santa Monica on Thursday. More...

Ramming speed

The news cycle never ends for NFL, or the county’s pro football team

FOOTBALL /// Los Angeles Rams Professional football, specifically the National Football League, is the most popular sport in the United States. The NFL offseason may be the second most popular. More...

Faith

Readers share their most meaningful Bible verses

God’s word provides hope in tough times

A previous column on memorizing Scripture, in which I asked readers to share their favorite Bible verses, brought some responses.  The favorite verse of L.F. More...

BRIEFS

Ladies go on retreat Faith of Christ Church will host a Ladies Retreat Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 3 at Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Introductions will begin at 8:45 a.m. More...

On The Town

Fresh food and family-friendly staff in Ventura

What do you get when you marry a talented chef from Sicily with a feisty gal from Scotland? More...

Misfit space crew returns in ‘Guardians’ sequel

The summer movie season kicked off May 5 with the hotly anticipated release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. More...

What a tale Lightfoot’s songs can tell

Just like an old-time movie, Gordon Lightfoot’s best songs paint evocative pictures. More...

Neighbors

Pepperdine students develop recruiting pitch for sheriff’s office

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a fresh recruitment campaign, but instead of hiring a traditional advertising agency or handling the job in house, VCSO called upon the counsel of an outside-the-box group: college students.&n More...

Long list of June activities at senior center

The Pleasant Valley Senior Center at 1605 E. Burnley St. More...

Nurses to offer classes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold these free classes in June.  Joint replacement classes to prepare persons for total knee or hip replacement surgery will be from 1 to 2 p.m. More...

Beware, gas pump skimmers are back

Police probe rash of identity thefts in Camarillo

Two years after state and county officials inspected thousands of gas stations in the county to quash a wave of identity thefts involving electronic credit card skimmers at gas pumps, the skimmer scammers have struck again, police in Camarillo said t More...

CSUCI grads take center stage

PROUD DAY—Above, Robert Dennis, who received his master’s degree in education, was one of the more than 1,300 graduates who took part in commencement ceremonies on May 20 at California St More...

Community

Chuy’s in Camarillo closes after 20 years

Restaurant on Carmen Drive shuttered last week; sign left on door

Two T-shirted workers loaded furniture and equipment onto a flatbed trailer outside Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler last week as the Mexican restaurant and bar closed for good after more than 20 years in Camarillo.  A sign on the front door of the More...

Report: County’s water supply fragile

Earthquake could endanger state’s aqueduct

Ventura County may have survived the worst of the state’s drought, but if a severe dry spell returns and lasts more than five years, most local cities will be back in serious trouble. More...

For the record

There was an error in the April 7 article “Former CI prez joins health board.” It was incorrectly noted that Richard Rush was the first president of California State University Channel Islands. More...

Schools

Over 7,400 earn degrees from county’s three community colleges

Moorpark College was largest class

Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges awarded a total of 7,475 associate degrees and certificates to students during recent commencement ceremonies.  Moorpark College conferred 2,321 degrees, a 25 percent increase with 590 more students earning More...

PVSD teachers get 2 percent raise

Classified employees will also get pay bump

Pleasant Valley School District teachers and clerical workers will get a 2 percent pay raise for this school year in a compensation agreement approved by school board members last week. More...

Audio-essay contest open to teens

Entries should be about democracy, patriotism

Established in 1947, the Veterans of Foreign War’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to express themselves through a democratic- and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  Each year, nearl More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

AUSSIE LASS—Eo is an Australian cattle dog. About 10 months old, she is very shy and could use a quiet home. If you would like to adopt Eo, ask for ID No. A664900 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

May 10  Someone was battered in the 4000 block of Santa Rosa Road.  May 11  Around 5:30 a.m., someone broke into Subway sandwich shop, 415 Ventura Blvd., and stole more than $950 in property. More...

Family

All in the family: Loving couple foster 36 children

Liz and Erik Thiele began taking in kids in 2010

Moorpark mom Liz Thiele said her love story began unexpectedly while she’d been fitting a young girl for a pair of glasses 25 years ago. More...

Volunteers will fan out for City Serve Day

Nonprofit organization ACTION, or Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs, will unite churches, agencies, schools, organizations and businesses for its second City Serve Day, Sat., June 3 in locations throughout Ventura County.  Volunteers wi More...

Park hosts family friendly concerts

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s family-friendly 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park series will offer tribute bands, original artists and a new Independence Day concert featuring a blend of patriotic tunes and country music. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MAY 26 ‘When We Were Young And Unafraid’ More...

Letters

Against SB 54, for law and order

I simply want to state that my husband and I are 100 percent behind our sheriff, Geoff Dean.  We are against SB 54. We are for law and order.  We are also 100 percent behind our President Trump.  We did not vote for Obama, but he won. More...

City to host public meeting to discuss desalter

We wish to respond to Gavin Jones’ May 19 letter to the editor, titled “A call to residents to make their voices heard,” and address community concerns about the city’s proposed groundwater desalinization project.  More...

Real Estate

Camarillo home is spacious with five bedrooms

This five-bedroom, five-bath Toll Brother home is on a view lot in the Pinnacle Estate Homes. The Camarillo home has views of the mountains and city; on a clear day the ocean is visible. This house has been wellkept. More...

Upgraded single-story home near Moorpark Country Club has floor-to-ceiling windows

Master suite has a rotunda entry

This upgraded 2016 build near Moorpark Country Club has panoramic views. The single story, 4,365-square-foot house is in the gated Masters development. More...