March 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Somis Road intersection to be redesigned

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Department of Transportation will move forward as early as May to construct a realignment of the Donlon Road and Highway 118 intersection to line up with Somis Road (Highway 34). More...

Health & Wellness

COMMENTARY Medicare

Patients can purchase supplemental insurance to cover gaps in Medicare

Medicare helps pay for a variety of health services, such as flu shots, hospital stays and hospice care. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it doesn’t cover all your out-of-pocket costs. More...

Nurse association holds annual meeting

On March 11, the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association had its 68th annual meeting at which an overview of its finances and community benefits in 2014 were presented. More...

BRIEFS

Support group is for women with diabetes Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley, a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes, seeks to connect with others who are living with the disease. More...

Schools

Confused about education lingo? You’re not alone

When it comes to the language of public education these days, it seems a doctorate in education is needed to decipher all of the acronyms. More...

College to host robotics contest

Ventura College will host a free robotics competition featuring over 40 high school teams. The contest will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. through Sun., March 27 to 29 in the school’s gymnasium at 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. More...

A champion of future generations

Jeanette Bassett spent many hours contacting schools, compiling guest lists, sending out invitations and completing other tasks to set up an awards ceremony for students who have shown leadership and community service throughout Camarillo. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

SWEET CAT—Maria is a female domestic shorthair cat about 2 years old. She is very sweet and likes to cuddle. During March, every cat and dog 8 months or older will not have adoption fees. More...

Faith

Step inside the minds of Christ’s disciples

Show gives insight into lives of Apostles

The mural hangs in the dining hall of the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a 500-year-old Gothic church in Milan on the northern reaches of Italy. More...

BRIEFS

Parish to celebrate Holy Week Padre Serra Parish will celebrate Holy Week at 5205 Upland Road as follows: •Palm Sunday Masses at 5 p.m. Sat., March 28 and at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sun., March 29. More...

Letters

Takes umbrage with letter

This in response to Walt Lusk’s letter “Don’t be so quick to say City Hall isn’t transparent.” Mr. More...

Agrees with editorial

I wish to compliment you on the editorial of March 20 in which you express the true concerns of many Camarillo citizens, as well as those throughout the state of California. More...

Grade crossings should be closed

Mon., March 14 saw the third train versus vehicle collision in Ventura County in less than a month. It is apparent that the time has come to separate vehicles from trains; that is, the grade crossing needs to be eliminated. More...

Neighbors

Volunteer’s upbringing motivates him to volunteer

Jesse Zamora said the support he received during his humble upbringing is why he’s committed to serving the community. His parents are Mexican immigrants who worked long days in the fields to provide for their family. More...

Real Estate

An entertainer’s backyard with a saltwater Pebble Tec pool and spa

This house is in The Oaks of Calabasas on one of the most desirable streets in Calabasas. This home has five bedrooms plus a bonus room or office and a loft area. The courtyard entry has a fireplace and fountain. More...

Single-story Thousand Oaks home in guard-gated community

This remodeled single-story, three-bedroom home is in the 24-hour guard-gated Chanteclair Estates in Thousand Oaks. More...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices holds annual awards celebration

Berkshire Hathaway held its awards celebration recently at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo to the company’s top performing sales professionals from This awards ceremony the first for the company changing brands from Prudential to Be More...

Camarillo reconsiders convention center plan

Oficials want to bring upscale hotel to empty property

A new hotel and convention center is possibly in the works for Camarillo. More...

Swatting incidents lead to teen’s arrest

Police say parents need to monitor computer use

A 13-year-old boy was arrested this week on suspicion of reporting three false emergencies— a practice commonly referred to as swatting—in January. More...

Widening of Santa Rosa moves forward

City, homeowner come to an agreement

The City of Camarillo will move forward on a project to improve a section of one of its busiest roadways after reaching an agreement with a homeowner who lives in the construction zone. More...

Community

Chamber honors community members

SAYING THANK YOU—Above, Petra Lowe, recipient of the Woman of the Year honor, accepts her award at the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce’s 48th annual Top Ten Community Awards at the Serra Ce More...

Ready to go up, up and away

GETTING READY TO FLY— Above, aviation enthusiasts check out a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor at the Camarillo Airport on March 19. More...

Somis native serves in Navy

Somis native Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Stone is serving with the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 14, also known as the “Tophatters,” at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. More...

Business

Basket bromance

CSUCI alumni launch business

Many people would agree that it’s not always easy knowing what to give to their dad, brother or other men in their lives. More...

Sports

AYSO Extra takes state

BEST OF THE BEST—The Camarillo girls’ AYSO U-13 Extra soccer team won the AYSO State Tournament March 21 in Lake Forest, Calif. More...

‘It’s not the lingerie league’

Ventura County Wolfpack is area’s first 11-on-11 women’s tackle football team

The Ventura County Wolfpack is vicious. Players run hard, hit harder and never call it quits. More...

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL REPORT Rio Mesa Spartans

Let’s play two

Rio Mesa High’s boys’ volleyball team wants to etch its name in the school’s record books. The Spartans are coming off a Pacific View League title season, only their second league championship in program history. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Oct. 15 Tools were stolen from a toolbox in the 100 block of Camino Esplendido between Oct. 15 and March 16. March 1 Two bags of money were stolen from a store in the 800 block of Ventura Boulevard. March 6 More...

Family

Students moved by Holocaust survivor’s story

The nearly 60 eighth-graders fell silent when Clara Knopfler walked into the room. They listened intently as the 88-year-old with a thick eastern European accent told her story of what it was like to be Jewish during World War II. More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

Innovative staging highlights excellent cast in fast-paced production

A good story, a cast of quality actors and singers, and astute direction are generally the keys to a successful performance in musical theater. Well, there’s one more item that you can add to that list: an inventive set designer. More...

The MOVIE Nut

How do you refresh a folk story so well-known, a Disney classic so well-loved? More...

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Editorials

The (mostly) good news economy

A report released yesterday by the Cal Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting predicts 2015 will be a watershed year for the state and national economies. (“Water” is a figure of speech. More...

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