October 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Woman channels the power of positivity

Breast cancer survivor gives back

Eva Eggers-Thompson said it is difficult to describe the fear and uncertainty she felt while heavy doses of drugs were pumped into her bloodstream. More...

COMMENTARY Senior healthcare

Medicare recipients must act now

Medicare’s annual open enrollment is underway through Dec. 7, so it’s time for recipients to review their health and prescription drug coverage. More...

Survey to provide insight on quality of life

Ventura County Public Health recently launched a Community Input Survey and is seeking public opinion on what factors most influence the quality of life in Ventura County. VCPH will use the survey data when planning future projects and programs. More...

Sports

Camino carnage

Camarillo football team learning about tough new league

The Camino League is a place where past achievements and victories don’t mean anything. Camarillo High’s football team quickly learned about the new league’s formidable strength. More...

Things are looking up for Rio Mesa football team

SURVEY SAYS—Rio Mesa High quarterback Cameron Wrout and the Spartans are 5-4 overall entering tonight’s game at 8-0 Pacica. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. More...

Faith

Church, Scouts extend a life net

ALWAYS PREPARED— Above, Boy Scout Dylan Nunez-Lassich, 16, of Troop 225 leaps in the air to get the end of the rope while setting up a mosquitonet tent for a sleepover at Camarillo United Metho More...

BRIEFS

Second chances explored at café Lifetree Café will present a free discussion titled “Second Chances: From Down and Out to Up and at ’Em” featuring the filmed story of author and entrepreneur Weldon Long at 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Letters

Tips to deal with drought

Virtually the entire Golden State is now suffering from “severe drought” conditions, with precipitation in many areas now as much as 80 percent below seasonal averages. More...

A call to retired teachers

In 1998 the California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) began publicly celebrating its retired educator members during the first week in November. This year that period is November 2 to 12. More...

Supports LaBrado’s bid for council

Dan LaBrado is worthy of our vote for City Council because he has the experience and the vision needed to help move our city into the future. Dan is not encumbered by political history and promised favors. More...

Real Estate

Largest Lakeshore Townhome Model

This four bedroom Lakeshore townhome is the largest model in the development. This 2,246-square-foot end unit wasn’t just remodeled; it was reconfigured so that the kitchen now opens out to a patio eating area. More...

Stephanie Edwards and Carmen Mormino

Carmen Mormino of Rodeo Realty announces the addition of Stephanie Edwards to his team as in-house design consultant for Mormino Properties. More...

Memorial fund to benefit deputy’s family

Three local organizations jumped into action this week to help the family of a man who spent much of his career serving the men, women and children of Ventura County. More...

Community

Damaged wall has parents, school kicking and screaming

The classroom wall at Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education is pocked with holes. The white paint is chipping off, the insulation is exposed and the stucco is cracked. What caused the $7,000 in damage? Soccer balls. More...

Get ready to ‘fall back’

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2. Before going to bed Saturday night, remember to “fall back” and turn clocks back one hour. The extra sleep is a bonus. More...

Camarillo Chamber takes a stand on ballot measures

Business group gives its support to Gorell in congressional race

The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce board of directors took an official stance on four ballot measures and one candidate this fall in an attempt to serve the best interests of the community, according to the Chamber. More...

Schools

Oxnard Union approves raises but waits on technology program

The Oxnard Union High School District Board of Education approved a salary increase and a bonus for certified, classified and management employees Oct. More...

Pets

LITTLE HERO

LITTLE HERO—Valentino is a 4-year-old male tan and white Chihuahua mix. He has been at the shelter for awhile and has become protective of the staff. Given a good home, he could become your protector, too. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Oct. 6 A woman was battered in the 1000 block of Paseo Camarillo. Oct. 11 A fraudulent check was used to obtain about $170 in merchandise in the 500 block of Las Posas Road. More...

Family

Healthcare district opens its doors

WELLNESS—Above, Amanda Larson, left, of Camarillo receives fresh fruit from volunteer Bianca Copeland of Ventura during the Camarillo Health Care District’s community open house Oct. 22. More...

On The Town

Car show is a ride back in time

Automotive museum lends cars

Greased Lightning, the famed, candy apple red convertible from the 1978 film “Grease,” took flight once again as it was craned through a second-story window at the Reagan Library last week. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Columns

Halloween magic

My 11-year-old son recently got over being scared to death, and he can finally endure scary movies. He tells me his nightmares are even fun. So I can really lay it on this Halloween. The magic of Halloween is the frights, the mystery, the unknown. More...

Editorials

DUI is the scariest thing about Halloween

Halloween is a great time for tricks and treats. It’s fun to dress up as a gladiator from ancient Rome, a fairy-tale princess, or one of the countless superheroes whose costumes crowd the retail shelves this time of year. More...

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Neighbors

Santa Rosa Valley author pens story of forgotten war horse

Literary icon Mark Twain once said, “Write what you know.” But New York Times bestselling author and local resident Robin Hutton sees it differently. More...