October 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

OUHSD, Dole renew lease agreement

The Dole Fresh Vegetables farm will continue to share land with the future Rancho Campana High School at the Bell Ranch property through 2018. More...

Health & Wellness

Survivor recalls field lab disaster

John Pace was a teenager— just 19 years old—when he showed up for what he thought would be a normal day at work on July 13, 1959 at Atomics International in Simi Valley. More...

Pros discuss dementia at luncheon

Camarillo Hospice will host an educational luncheon titled “Hard to Swallow” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Thurs., Oct. 23 at The Wedgewood at Sterling Hills, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. More...

Agency offers forum

The Ventura County Health Care Agency will offer an education forum titled “Blood and Marrow: The Fundamentals and Future of Modern Medicine” from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. More...

Business

BRIEFS

Economic outlook lunch looks to the future The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce will present its Economic Outlook Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 6 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. More...

Sports

Sound and fury

Rio Mesa boys’ water polo team, No. 1 in CIF, wants to silence critics

The Spartans are fueled by disappointment. Rio Mesa High’s boys’ water polo team didn’t win a sixth straight Pacific View League championship. More...

The Spartans in a nutshell

The Rio Mesa High boys’ water polo team started this season with an 11-6 overall record, 3-0 in the Pacific View League. The Spartans are No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 poll. More...

Scorpions ready to rumble with Coyotes

EA, HE’S IN THE GAME—Camarillo High wide receiver Elijah Alexander tries to escape a tackle from St. More...

Family

These dancers dressed to impress

BOO!—Above, Vanessa Munoz, recreation leader from Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District, and Camarillo resident Andre Kroesle strike scary poses during the Halloween Haunt Dance at the C More...

On The Town

British satire a must-see show

Story set infictional Japanese village

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “The Mikado,” the title character pronounces, “Virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.” More...

AT THE CAP

Group brings political humor to stage

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation and local NPR affiliate KCLU Radio 88.3 FM are each celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014 by presenting The Capitol Steps at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 23 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Art association holds watercolor show

The Buenaventura Art Association and the California Gold Coast Watercolor Society are presenting the sixth annual Watercolor and Aqua Media Open Competition and show through Sat., Nov. 1 at Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. More...

Editorials

A trio of reasons why your vote counts Nov. 4

Fewer than one in four registered Ventura County voters filled out a ballot for the June 5 primary, resulting in the lowest turnout for a non-special election of any kind in the county in at least 20 years. More...

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Neighbors

Grandson is an ace

Camarillo couple have a Major League connection

One of the perks of being grandparents is the right to brag a little about the grandkids. More...

Incumbent voices concern over union ties

Candidates refute confliict-ofinterest claims by Lopez Hanson

Three school board seats in the Oxnard Union High School District will be filled in the Nov. 4 election, and school board president Socorro Lopez Hanson said she fears local teachers unions may have too much influence on the challengers. More...

Kids just wanna have fun

THEY’VE GOT THE BEAT—Above, left to right,rst-graders Genesis Contreras, Alli Licoscos and Elle Young, dance during Tierra Linda Elementary School’s 1980s-themed dance-a-thon fundra More...

Community

Candidates take the stage in only public debate

It was standing-room-only on Sunday as Assemblyman Jeff Gorell and Congresswoman Julia Brownley, candidates for California’s 26th Congressional District, answered a series of questions during a debate in the Grand Salon at CSU Channel Islands. More...

Election 2014 Camarillo City Council

Challenger wants to bring greater transparency to City Council

Roy Villa said there is a disconnect among the members of the city staff, the city government and the city’s constituents. More...

ELECTION 2014 Camarillo City Council

Espinoza wants to protect open space, attract more jobs to Camarillo

Jose Espinoza said the current Camarillo City Council lacks diversity. “I would like to see at least one Latino on the council,” said Espinoza, whose father moved to the United States from Mexico as a teen. More...

Schools

Golfers swing, raise money for school

EYES ON THE BALL—Joe Garcia of Camarillo watches his ball during Cornerstone Christian School’s fifth annual Golf Tournament Classic at the Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo on Oct 13. More...

Educator takes first step into administration at Tierra Linda

School welcomes new dean of students

It’s only October, but Claudia Stepan has wasted no time getting busy in her new role as dean of students at Tierra Linda Elementary School. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Oct. 1 A man, 25, was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance at Dawson Drive and Mission Oaks Boulevard. More than $6,000 in property was stolen from a backyard in the 3000 block of Curt Drive. More...

Faith

Catholic school to accept sixth-graders

Will provides more seamless transition, headmaster says

La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks will open its classrooms to sixth-graders starting in the 2015-16 school year. More...

Church hosting sleepover

Funds will help fight malaria in Africa

The Camarillo United Methodist Church will present an Imagine No Malaria fundraiser, as part of the national United Methodist campaign to eradicate malaria in Africa, on Sat., Oct. More...

BRIEFS

Bishop to discuss immigration The first Hispanic female bishop of the United Methodist Church, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, will speak on immigration as a political, economic and moral issue at 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. More...

Letters

Debate helped him decide

I knew little about Jacqui Irwin or Rob McCoy before attending the debate for state Assembly District 44 on Oct. 11, and I looked forward to hearing the candidates explain their plans for the state. More...

She’s supported Craven from the start

Charlotte Craven first caught our eye in the early 1980s. She was not afraid to express her commonsense opinions on hot topics and unpopular subjects. She was like a breath of fresh air and her energy was amazing. More...

A vote for LaBrado

Eight years ago at my first meeting as a director of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks District, we interviewed and then hired Dan LaBrado to be our general manager. More...

Real Estate

Tuscan-style Camarillo Estate With Expansive Master Suite

This Santa Barbara Toll Brothers home is 5,169 square feet on a 32,968-square-foot corner lot. This home has been landscaped front and back. The custom-designed gates frame panoramic views of the mountains and surrounding orchards. More...

Pat Helton

Frances Lewis, Coldwell Banker Conejo Valley regional manager, recently congratulated Pat Helton for her outstanding sales production for August. More...

Troop Holds RPA Training Session

Brian Troop, CEO of Troop Real Estate Inc., and Neil D. Kalin, assistant general counsel with CAR, are bringing Troop real estate professionals a company training session on Thurs., Oct. 30. Effective Nov. More...