February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Coast Guard plans for $31M hangar

Air base was moved from LAX to Navy base

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Kent Everingham of Air Station San Francisco said the Coast Guard is working toward building a $31-million airplane hangar at Naval Base Ventura County. The U.S. More...

Health & Wellness

Trained techs ensure safe rides for kids

County program shows parents right way to install car seats

Ventura County Fire Department fire inspector Mike Lomonaco was stumped. More...

Technology can offset diminishing senses

We humans tend to take our senses for granted—until they stop working as well as they had in the past. It’s a well-known fact of life that our senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste) all decline as we age.  More...

Schools

Star student holds court

CAMPUS LEADER— Sydney Heitman, a sixth-grader at St. Mary Magdalen School, received the Youth We Appreciate Award from the Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club at its Dec. 12 meeting. More...

Aspiring nurses at Moorpark College prep for real-life emergencies

Mr. Shapiro’s chest rose and dropped with each shallow inhale and exhale as he struggled to catch his breath. His team of nurses noted he was nauseous and dizzy but showed no signs of chest pain. More...

Guide on parenting toddlers, preschoolers

Call it Parenting 101.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a series of online video tutorials in English and Spanish for parents of toddlers and preschoolers.  “Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschool More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

ALERT—Ponchis is a German shepherd. He is very calm, friendly and enjoys people. If you would like to adopt Ponchis, ask for ID No. A645316 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Feb. 5  A man, 43, was arrested for trespassing in the 1600 block of Daily Drive.  Feb. 10  A bicycle was stolen in the 500 block of Spindrift Court.  Feb. 11   More...

On The Town

Countywide awards gala allows local troupes to take a bow

Tickets on sale for awards show

The Four Star Theater Alliance will host its annual awards gala at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 26 at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. More...

Artwork in exhibit centers around theme of time

The Studio Channel Islands Blackboard Gallery will present an exhibit titled “California Fibers: Time” from April 1 through May 6, with an opening reception Sat., April 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. More...

Rotary Club hosts magic show

The Rotary Club of Camarillo will present “An Evening of Magic” at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 18 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 High St., Moorpark.  More...

Letters

Solve, don’t create problems

My favorite bumper sticker is one I heard about in the Acorn, “Stop Global Whining.”  The media’s constant vitriol since Trump’s election is disheartening. More...

Council needs to be transparent about campaign financing

The Camarillo City Council response to the grand jury’s Campaign Contribution Transparency report is wholly inadequate. More...

Real Estate

Simi’s Presidio Collection offers two new single-family homes

The Presidio Collection at Simi Valley presents two brand new construction single-family view homes in northeast Simi Valley. More...

Tips for moving a loved one into a smaller place

COMMENTARY   Helping my mother move to a retirement home and downsizing to a smaller place took lots of patience. There are a number of tips I would like to suggest.  More...

Camarillo weathers storm well

Atmospheric rivers bring rain, wind

Apart from minor street flooding and a few toppled trees, including a large tree that fell over at Adolfo Park, Camarillo survived the battering from a recent series of storms mostly intact, city and park officials said this week.  More...

School budget balanced despite $537K repayment

Enrollment count error caused problem

Pleasant Valley School District will end this year with a balanced budget, despite having to repay the state more than half a million dollars, the district’s chief financial officer said this week.  More...

Community

President looks ahead in State of the University address

Says California will lack college grads in future

When California State University Channel Islands President Erika Beck met with dozens of students, alumni, faculty, donors, trustees and community members as part of a “listening tour” during the summer, she said, one thing in particular More...

Water hazards galore

PLAY THROUGH?—Camarillo Springs Golf Course was flooded due to heavy rain on Feb. 17. More...

For the record

There was an error in the Feb. 17 article “Modern-day midwife says one size doesn’t fit all.” Robyn Pool is a licensed and certified professional midwife. More...

Business

Winery owners toast a decade in business

11,000-square foot facilty produces 3,000 cases a year

Inside the storage room of Cantara Cellars in Camarillo, more than 450 barrels of wine waiting to be bottled are stacked from floor to ceiling. More...

Sports

Camarillo’s work of art

Girls’ basketball team plays selflessly in big playoff victory

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Camarillo 57, Downey 39 John Wooden was the Wizard of Westwood. Mike Prewitt is the Shaman of the Scorpion Dome. More...

Players get to enjoy Easton experience

Easton Baseball factory is now open to the public

BASEBALL   It’s a ballplayer’s paradise inside Easton Baseball’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks.  Easton, one of the country’s leading bat makers for baseball and softball, moved into the area from Van Nuys in Septemb More...

Dons dominate on hardwood

TOURNAMENT CHAMPS—The Camarillo Dons Junior Girls’ basketball team won the sixth/seventh grade division of the Conejo Quakes Winter Classic. Every player contributed for the Dons. More...

Family

Events coming up at senior center

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District at 1605 E. More...

Fundraiser makes Y more accessible to many

Campaign aims to raise at least $100,000

Kristina Traverson said the cost of child care can be a heavy burden, especially for single parents like herself whose paychecks are stretched thin by the necessary expense.  More...

Diabetes management class offered

The Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer a class on Type 2 diabetes from 2:30 to 4 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 24 Tootles And Noodles More...

Editorials

Looking for affordable housing? Good luck

Making housing affordable for today’s young buyers seems like the can that just keeps getting kicked down the road. More...

Neighbors

Scout earns highest award in short amount of time

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Antique phones on display at museum

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society recently received an extensive collection of historic phones, many of which will be sold during a silent auction.  In the meantime, the community can view the phone exhibit on Saturdays and Sundays from noo More...

Rides in historical Ford aircraft offered at Camarillo Airport

The Camarillo Airport will offer rides in a historical Ford Tri-Motor airplane through Sun., Feb. 26 at 555 Airport Way. Tri-Motor was manufactured in 1929 and is one of three remaining in existence.  More...