October 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Program has saved over 600 infants

For most, a newborn is a tremendous blessing. For others, it’s an impossible responsibility. More...

Health & Wellness

Staffers take care of their own

Golf tourney to help ailing colleagues

Trader Joe’s employees throughout the region are coming together to help fellow workers in need. More...

Blood donors needed

Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent seasonal declines, providers say. More...

BRIEFS

3-D technology used during mammograms Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center offers 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening at its Outpatient Imaging Center in Moorpark. More...

Schools

Technology takes projects to next dimension

Students use computer programs, 3-D printer

Cornerstone Christian Middle School students are taking full advantage of the advanced computer programs and a newly acquired 3-D printer at the small private school in Camarillo. More...

Sports

Scorpions get by with a little help from a friend

Dennis Riedmiller steps up to coach Camarillo boys’ water polo team

A photograph of the 2002-03 Camarillo High girls’ water polo team hangs in the aquatics office. Dennis Riedmiller stands in the center of the Scorpions’ group shot. More...

The Scorpions in a nutshell

Camarillo High’s boys’ water polo team has tried to remain competitive in a tough Coastal Canyon League. The Scorpions are winless in league, but continue to improve each game, according to head coach Dennis Riedmiller. More...

Pumped up for Camino League kickoff

HIT THE HOLE—Camarillo High football running back Alexander Dowling carries the ball during the Scorpions’ 44-41 win against visiting Calabasas last weekend. More...

Family

Acorn reporter has a scream

She goes behind the scenes at Reign of Terror

I suffered two black eyes and a big gash on my forehead at work during a recent Saturday night. I was cursed at, screamed at and fled from. And I loved every minute of it. More...

On The Town

RESTAURANT REVIEW 9021Pho

Eatery combines French, Vietnamese cuisines

Noodle soup is signature dish If you’ve never tasted food from a French-Vietnamese restaurant, you’re in for a real treat at 9021Pho in Thousand Oaks. More...

Four Tops spin into Thousand Oaks

Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present a performance by the popular soul group the Four Tops at 8 p.m. today, Fri., Oct. 24, at 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

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Columns

Spying on spiders

What appeared to be a bride’s tattered wedding veil was snagged on brittle bits of brush along a chaparral-fringed trail near my rural Agoura home. More...

Scareless

My son, now 11 years old, used to be fearless. Then I took him into a haunted house one Halloween. I carelessly brought my wife along. The kid was doing fine with all the scares. More...

Real Estate

Troop Real Estate Inc. Sets Goal To Feed 26,000 This Thanksgiving Season

Volunteers behind the 15th annual Troop Turkey-athon, a charitable tradition hosted by Troop Real Estate Inc., hope to set new record donations this Thanksgiving season. More...

Vicki Earnest

Vicki Earnest, Troop Real Estate Inc.’s Thousand Oaks branch manager, sets her office expectations high and leads her agents to success. A southern California native, Earnest feels fortunate to live and work in the area. More...

Coventry Ridge Home Situated On Sweeping Corner Lot With Curb Appeal

This four/five bedroom, three bath Coventry Ridge home is in an exclusive area on approximately half acre and is zoned for horses. There is one bed and bath down and three upstairs as well as a loft which can be converted to a fifth bedroom. More...

Council challengers take issue with HR complaints at City Hall

2 claims against city have cost over $628,000 to settle

With the Nov. More...

Dean ready for second term

Sheriff talks crime, budget, jails and the department’s future

Under Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean’s watch, VCSO-led task forces have halted illegal sales of prescription drugs and arrested members of the Mexican Mafia, seizing millions of dollars in cash and drugs in their possession. More...

Community

ELECTION 2014 Camarillo City Council

Lorimer makes senior center a priority

Matthew Lorimer has attended meetings of the Camarillo City Council and Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board of directors for the past six years. More...

ELECTION 2014 Camarillo City Council

Morgan proud of state of city

Mike Morgan lists Camarillo’s successes when he speaks about his 34 years as a Camarillo City Council member. More...

COMMENTARY Camarillo City Council

Valenzano says council is too entrenched

Of eight candidates running for three Camarillo City Council seats in November, Chris Valenzano is the youngest. More...

Business

Ex-deputy to serve time in prison

She used escrow funds from buyers to pay personal expenses

Laura Leesha Means, 59, of Pismo Beach was sentenced to 15 years 8 months in prison by Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew on Oct. 16. More...

Businessman to serve as adviser

The Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties has announced the addition of Sean Leonard to its team of advisers who offer area businesses free one-on-one advice and workshops to help their businesses grow. More...

Pets

STILL A KITTEN

STILL A KITTEN—Oliver is a male orange tabby domestic shorthair mix about 4 months old. He is very playful and is good to cuddle. If you would like to adopt Oliver, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Oct. 1 A man, 19, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Raemere Street. Oct. 6 Playground equipment in the 2000 block of Ponderosa Drive was vandalized with graffiti, causing more than $1,000 in damage, between Oct. 6 and 7. More...

Faith

Knowing when to hold on and when to let go

My dog MacDoodle and I took our regular early morning walk today just as the sun was rising. The air was unusually cool and dense with moisture from the lingering fog. It truly felt like autumn. More...

Forum discusses teachings of Catholic Church

Padre Serra Roman Catholic Church will present a free Q&A forum with the Rev. Patrick Mullen at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 4 in the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. More...

Letters

Writers back Craven for council

Charlotte Craven gets my vote for Camarillo City Council because she has done so much to make Camarillo the city we are proud to live in. More...

McDonald is their choice

There are many reasons why Jan McDonald should be reelected to the Camarillo City Council. More...

They like Villa for job

What an awesome town we live in! A little bit of paradise. Camarillo’s motto is “Las Personas Son la Cuidad” (the people are the city). With that in mind, we have allowed four people to represent all of us for too long. More...

Editorials

Is this the end of City Hall’s HR imbroglio?

Today’s front page story on the human resources complaints made against City Manager Bruce Feng in 2010 may come as a surprise to some and old news to others. More...

Neighbors

Legal clinic serves those who have served

Misael Sanchez wants to be more than a voice on the other end of the phone to his 6-year-old daughter. The veteran, who served in the U.S. Army from September 2004 to January 2012, said he has been out of the country for much of her life. More...