June 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Volunteer honored for spearheading charity ride

Event benefits Red Cross program for service members

Keenly aware of the physical, emotional and financial challenges soldiers and their families face during and after deployment, Ken Bauer said it is important the community rally around those in need. More...

Schools

They did it!

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Rio Mesa grad from remote Mexican village is college-bound

Will continue to work infields to help support family until he leaves for CSU East Bay

Although many of his fellow Rio Mesa High School grads will spend the next few weeks with friends or hanging out at the beach, Jose Luis Mendoza spent the Saturday after his graduation ceremony picking strawberries to help support his family. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

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LITTLE LADY—Lovie is an 8-year-old female Chihuahua. She is really sweet, friendly and lovable. Lovie has plenty of energy to run around and go on walks. If you would like to adopt Lovie, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Pastor cites Bible passage to show God’s gifts cannot be bought

Mississippi native sold home, moved family for life in ministry

The Rev. Justin Prather said being born into a poor family in Natchez, Miss., helped him realize that things of lasting value don’t have a price tag. More...

Temple to host screening of film ‘Ida’

Event kicks off with catered dinner

The Men’s and Women’s Club of Temple Ner Ami will present a dinner and movie night Sat., July 30 at 515 Temple Ave., Camarillo. The catered deli dinner will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a brief Havdalah service at 6:15 p.m. More...

On The Town

Cast in ‘fun’ show exude talent, style

Musical runs through July 10

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Wiz’ More...

Greek fest is this weekend

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host the annual Ventura County Greek Festival Fri. to Sun., June 24, 25 and 26 at Freedom Park in the Camarillo Airport. The festival entrance is at 515 Eubanks St. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. More...

Cast of Emmy-nominated show coming to T.O.

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ stars make up witty sketches on the spot

The cast members of the Emmy- nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will perform a live show, “Whose Live Anyway?,” at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Never become complacent about water conservation

We just survived a week of record-high temperatures and, not surprisingly, talk of a new drought is rumbling across the land. More...

Neighbors

Drummer with joint and muscle condition defies expectations, assumptions

Star of award-winning shortfilm was in London last month shooting a commercial

Longtime drummer Dean Zimmer is used to people overlooking him—sometimes literally. More...

Six local leaders to compete in charity salsa dance-off

Contest patterned after ABC show ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Six local leaders have been chosen to participate in the 2016 Dancing With Our Community Stars dance contest and charity fundraiser, which will be held during the 23rd annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. More...

Dog adoption event is this weekend

The Grandmas for Grand- PAWS event will feature 15 to 20 senior dogs for adoption from the Camarillo Adoption Center from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., June 26 at Atria Las Posas, 24 Las Posas Road. More...

GRADS have class

HUMOROUS EXIT— Ethan Chen, 18, of Camarillo, one of the class valedictorians, gives a funny speech at Adolfo Camarillo High School’s graduation June 17 in Camarillo. More...

Sustain VC and SOAR headed to ballot

If both receive required 50 percent, one with most votes wins

Ventura County voters will see two competing measures on the ballot in November aimed at saving open space from development. If both measures receive the required 50 percent, the one with the most votes prevails. More...

Community

Residents protest gun violence

Hundred-strong rally follows nation’s deadliest shooting

In the week following a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., over a hundred people gathered on a Thousand Oaks street, urging passing motorists to help end gun violence. More...

Fourth of July around the corner

The City of Camarillo, the Camarillo/Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club and the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District will present the annual Fourth of July Fireworks and Fun Day Mon., July 4 at Adolfo Camarillo High School, 4660 Mission Oaks Bl More...

Police warn serving teens booze could cost

It’s been 10 years since the Camarillo Police Department began fining adults who were caught serving alcohol to minors at parties. More...

Sports

Passing grades

Local football teams square off during 7-on-7 passing tournament

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL /// Conejo Classic Football season never really ends. More...

Webb gem: Oak Park football team hires interim head coach

The Eagles didn’t have time to throw a conniption, to wallow in self-pity. Tim Kenney resigned as head coach of Oak Park High’s football team last week, telling his players the news on June 17. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

May 30 Part of the sidewalk at W. Loop and Lemon drives was vandalized with spray paint, causing $300 in damage, between May 30 and June 12. June 6 A police officer was battered by a woman in the 300 block of Carmen Drive. More...

Family

Events, activities coming up at senior center

Schedule includes bocce ball event

The Pleasant Valley Senior Center will offer the following presentations and activities at 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, call the center at (805) 482-4881, unless listed otherwise. More...

Giving Back is always in Style

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Spending the day with Dad

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Calendar

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FRI., JUNE 24 Health And Safety Expo 5 to 7 p.m. at Moorpark First 5 open common area, 612B Spring Road. Health screenings, CPR instruction for kids, water and fire safety, helmet fittings, games and prizes. Sponsored by Los Robles Hospital. More...

Letters

Scout was touched by article

I am Nathaniel Wilkinson, a Boy Scout from Troop 604. For my communications merit badge, I have to express my opinion or share information on any subject I choose. More...

Prosecutor puts facts straight

The June 10 letter “Investigation politically motivated?” discusses embezzlement prosecutions in Ventura County. Unfortunately, the writer does not have all the facts straight. More...

Frontier just can’t get its act together

To be fair to Frontier Communications, I expect it’s a significant problem to suddenly pick up what western region president Melinda White described as millions of customers. At the same time, the change was not requested by Verizon customers. More...

Real Estate

The Woodlands has lots of amenities, from 5-acre park to sport courts

The Woodlands is a new master-planned community by KB Home and Lennar with views and scenic natural surroundings. More...

Custom entertainer’s home has Hydronic heated floors throughout to keep you warm

Backyard includes six-person spa and built-in barbecue grill

Enter through the custom front door to a great room with high ceiling, hardwood floors and a fireplace with space for entertaining. More...

Pella French doors lead to backyard at this North Ranch home

This house is on a cul-desac in North Ranch. The family home is light and bright with high ceilings throughout and many upgrades. There are five large bedrooms plus an office. More...