February 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wind knocks down trees, power lines

FALLEN TREE—Camarillo public works employees remove a eucalyptus tree on Pancho Road in Camarillo that toppled due to the high winds on Jan. 31. More...

Health & Wellness

Medicare site provides hospital comparisons

COMMENTARY /// Medicare You’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a special dinner. And you’ve probably scanned a consumer review or two before buying a new or used car. More...

Hospital offers heart-saving seminar

Community Memorial Health System will offer a free seminar on minimally invasive cardiovascular care and its common therapies from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., Feb. 23 in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. More...

Schools

Program provides access to higher education at Moorpark College

Includes specialized classes, counseling, tutoring and test-taking

Diagnosed with attention defi- cit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when she was 8, Simi Valley resident Jenna Kesten said she was always “baffled” in grade school by how much better her classmates performed on tests than she did. More...

Teacher awarded for a job well done

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Time to sign up for summer, fall classes

Child development center taking registrations

The Child Development Center of the Camarillo United Methodist Church is taking registrations for its summer school and fall semester for currently enrolled families through Feb. 5 and for wait-listers Tues. through Fri., Feb. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

DOESN’T WANT TO BE HAN SOLO—Harrison is an altered male cat about 10 years old. He has a sweet disposition, likes to cuddle and is good with other cats. If you would like to adopt Harrison, ask for animal ID No. More...

A ‘pawfect’ beginning: healthy cougar kittens in Santa Monica Mountains

Siblings will be tracked electronically

Biologists from the National Park Service recently found two mountain lion kittens in the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains. More...

Faith

Pastor at Journey the Church found faith while behind bars

Said Romans 8:31 helped him emerge from ‘mud and mire’ of his past

Jeff Rodriguez has been the lead pastor of Camarillo’s Journey the Church for five years, but his path to the pulpit was different from most. Rodriguez was incarcerated 14 years ago for charges stemming from drug addiction. More...

Series to give guidance on talking about spirituality

Begins on Feb. 10

Pleasant Valley Bible Church will offer a training series on how to steer a conversation into a spiritual direction with coworkers, friends and family. The six-week series will run Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting Feb. 10 at 1101 E. More...

Free course on science and scripture

Led by the Rev. Jerry Cooper

AlmaVia of Camarillo will host a course titled “Creation, Evolution, Science and Scripture” as a part of its ongoing Food for the Mind and Spirit series. The class will meet Thursdays from 11 to 11:40 a.m. Feb. More...

Letters

‘Flippant’ editorial missed the point

Regarding the editorial “Runnin’ down the road tryin’ to loosen our load,” I understand the need for taxes in a civilized society. More...

Columns

Columnist’s perfect partner is a tech wiz

There’s nothing much worse for a writer than sitting down to compose the perfect piece and the computer acts up, the system is down, a program needs updating or something equally annoying occurs. More...

Song inspires lemon tree search

Sometimes a song gets stuck in your head whether you intend it to or not. More...

Real Estate

New community in Goleta offers homebuyers four new home options

The Village at Los Carneros by elacora in Goleta offers four new home neighborhoods and a limited selection of presale homes in a new community along the Goleta coast. Homebuyers can visit the new sales information center. More...

Rodeo Realty agent Jenna Kaye has over $30 million and counting in total sales

Jenna Kaye is quickly becoming the go-to agent in the Conejo Valley. As of 2013, Kaye generated over $30 million in sales. She also produced $8 million by representing owners as of March 1, 2015, and she is the No. More...

Troop real estate agent reaches No. 1 Realtor status in Moorpark

Charlene Siemon, branch manager at Troop- Wood Ranch, congratulates Tina Hare for her success in 2015. Moorpark’s housing market played a big part in Hare’s 2015 success. For her 13th year, Hare has achieved No. More...

A Walk for Education

LIGHTING THE WAY— Above, Sierra Klemann, 13, of Camarillo holds a torch from the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics during the sixth annual Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club Walk for Youth at Arne More...

He draws on experience

Camarillo resident turns 100

After several parties in his honor, Jim Fowble was a little tired of celebrating his 100th birthday. “I’ve had four parties for my birthday. More...

Community

Reach Out to County Supervisor

Kathy I. Long, Ventura County supervisor for the 3rd District, can be contacted at the following location: More...

Reach Out to City Council

The Camarillo City Council generally meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Meetings are telecast live on Time Warner Channel 10 in Camarillo and Channel 29 on Verizon FiOs. More...

For Your Information

Camarillo Police Dept.3701 E. Las Posas RoadCamarillo, CA 93010(805) 388-5100 More...

Business

T.O.’s Baxalta sold to an Irishfirm

Deal valued at $32 billion

Six months after spinning off from Baxter Healthcare, Baxalta has been purchased by a European pharmaceutical company who will move Baxalta’s headquarters overseas. Ireland-based Shire acquired Baxalta last month for $32 billion. More...

Oaks Christian celebrates its 15-year history

Founding board and faculty members celebrated the 15-year anniversary of Oaks Christian last week, giving special recognition to David Price and Dallas Price-Van Breda, the builders of the school who were considering a West Los Angeles location for t More...

Sports

Slap shot: Outlaws on loose

Team improves duringffrst season in Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League

The Outlaws are trying to conquer, the wild, wild west—on ice. Players on the East County Outlaws hockey team have drastically improved since their first game in the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League’s inaugural season. More...

When in Rome? Friendly foes take up arms

Football consiglieres Jonathan Andrade and Eliav Appelbaum go gaga for Super Bowl 50 showdown

It’s time for Eliav “El Jefe” Appelbaum to feel the sting of defeat. I nearly dethroned the reigning champ last season, but my prediction came up second-and-short thanks to Pete Carroll. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Dec. 20 The interior of a motorhome was vandalized in the 400 block of Arroyo Del Mar between Dec. 20 and Jan. 27. Jan. 15 Approximately $135 in property was stolen from an unlocked car in the 500 block of Rosewood Avenue between Jan. 15 and 16. More...

Deputies conduct compliance sweep

Sheriff’s detectives conducted compliance checks at the homes of 43 registered sex offenders throughout the county Jan. 23 as part of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement grant. More...

Family

Wilderness course readies hikers for the great outdoors

Before taking a wilderness basics course offered through the Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club last year, Simi Valley resident Shailaja Rao considered herself “a city girl” with little experience in the great outdoors. More...

Sign-ups open for spring garden classes

Pleasant Valley Parks and Recreation will offer the following spring nature classes with garden guide Carol Haverty at the community center at 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. The cost of $10 per class is supported by a grant through the PVRPD. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 5 Police And Firefighters Appreciation Night 6:45 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road. Dinner. Police and firefighters from L.A. and Ventura counties honored. Public invited. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.496.2477. More...

Editorials

EDITORIAL

What you need to know when love comes knocking

I t’s doubtful that Saint Valentine, for whom the upcoming special day of love was named, could ever have imagined the extent to which the early liturgical celebration has grown over the centuries. More...

Neighbors

Teen named Youth of the Year by Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Class president volunteers to tutor fellow seniors in math

Robert Stern typically spends one or two evenings each week at the Camarillo Public Library tutoring other students. More...

Father, daughter ball this weekend

The Camarillo Family YMCA will host its 22nd annual Father and Daughter Sweethearts Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Feb. 6 at the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. Guests will have a catered dinner. More...

She is Light on her Feet

MOVING TO THE BEAT—Ellie Cortina of Camarillo enjoys herself during a Zumbathon event Jan. 31 at the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark. More...