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Fireworks show a hot ticket

Camarillo’s Fireworks Spectacular and Fun Day will take place Sat., July 4 at Adolfo Camarillo High School, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd. The doors will open at 4 p.m. and the fireworks will start at 9 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Family and friends gather to send CEO off in style

ALL SMILES—At left, Jane Rozanski hugs her granddaughter, Ella Salomon, at Rozanski ‘s retirement party at Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo on June 19. More...

Group supports those with brain injuries

The Life After Brain Injury nonprofit will join Santa Barbara-based Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center, which will receive state funding starting July 1 for at least three years. More...

Business

New club to help aspiring business owners find their way

Middle and high school students with a serious interest in starting their own business are being encouraged to join a new club dedicated to connecting young entrepreneurs with experts in the field. More...

Sports

All-Stars shine on the diamond

SILVER WINS GOLD—The Camarillo Girls Softball Association U-8 Silver All-Star team recently tookfirst place in the Ventura Breeze Softball Tournament in Ventura. More...

Club team rolls in tourney

MEMORABLE WINS—Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Camarillo Eagles White Girls U-13 soccer team won the Cerritos Memorial Challenge Cup. More...

Scorpions’ passing grade

When does football season start? The answer: before summer even begins. More...

Faith

Life in the fast lane requires mindfulness

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? —George Carlin More...

BRIEFS

Members to share favorite church hymns Mount Cross Lutheran Church will present its Summer of Song in which members of the congregation share their favorite hymns and songs as a basis for the day’s message. More...

Letters

City’s odd rules on coops

A friend of mine was building a chicken coop when a neighbor complained to the city about the coop. Chickens are allowed in town with certain restrictions, which my friend was aware of, and she was following the rules. More...

Drought impacts everyone

I have been recycling and reusing most of my life, influenced greatly by my mom long before it became the “green” thing to do. More...

Clarifying about Fun Club

In response to the June 20 letter about Lamplighter Mobile Home Park: A Camarillo rent review board hearing was held on April 24 when Docket 38 was provided, which supplied over 133 signatures of homeowners in the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park support More...

Editorials

Time for change, in $10s, of course

The U.S. Department of the Treasury said last week it plans to redesign the $10 bill by 2020. Typically, such an announcement by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. More...

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Real Estate

Twenty Oaks announces that all home sites area available for reservation

Sales gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday

Twenty Oaks, a gated enclave of 20 spacious single-family homes in Thousand Oaks by The New Home Company, recently announced that all of its homesites are available for reservation. Twenty Oaks offers 10 singlestory and 10 two-story houses. More...

Terri Freidin earns Troop Real Estate Inc. Platinum Club Award

CEO Brian Troop and Westlake Village branch manager Gayle Caughey congratulate Realtor Terri Freidin on her outstanding accomplishments in 2014, earning her the Troop Real Estate Inc. Platinum Club Award and the best year of her career. More...

Wraparound backyard includes Pebble Tec pool and spa

This property is on a corner lot with privacy in Calabasas Park Estates, a guard-gated community. The lot is approximately two-thirds acre with a wraparound backyard. More...

Vandals break branches, damage trees at Camarillo parks

If caught, culprits face felony charges

Police say they are looking for answers after an individual or group hacked the branches off trees at Pitts Ranch Park on Flynn Road and Mission Oaks Park on Mission Oaks Boulevard earlier this week. More...

City changes parking rules to prevent spillover

Developments need to make space for parking

Developers who want to build townhomes and condominiums with four or more bedrooms in Camarillo will soon need to comply with new parking requirements meant to prevent spillover parking on adjacent streets and developments. More...

Community

COMMENTARY Protecting wildlife

Hollow posts double as death traps for animals

Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency rangers are saving wildlife one pipe at time, and the Conejo Valley Audubon Society applauds them. What do wildlife traps and open-topped vertical pipes have in common? More...

Other cities move forward with transit program

Camarillo opted out of program so service not available in town

Starting Aug. 3, a new service will offer seniors van rides between the cities of Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley, unincorporated areas and other places in the East County. More...

Fertile frogs have found a home in Santa Monica Mountains

At least a handful of rare frogs have survived their first year in the Santa Monica Mountains, due to an effort by the National Park Service to expand the range of the California red-legged frog in Southern California. More...

Schools

Honor society for Boy Scouts celebrates milestone

Order of the Arrow has 100th anniversary

With their roles and responsibilities in the Scouting world extending beyond those of their peers, members of the Order of the Arrow could be called “super Scouts.” Founded in 1915, the national honor camping society of the Boy Scouts of More...

Students make dean’s list

The following local residents are among 718 students who made the spring dean’s list at California Lutheran University. Students qualify by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average. For more information, visit www.CalLutheran.edu. More...

Pets

OLDER FELLOW SEEKS LOVING HOME

OLDER FELLOW SEEKS LOVING HOME—Buddy is a 10-year-old domestic longhair cat. He is super sweet, a little shy and good with dogs. If you would like to adopt Buddy, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

May 30 A wedding ring worth about $50,000 was stolen from a home in the 700 block of Callado Street between May 30 and June 6. June 4 A juvenile student spit in a teacher’s face in the 4000 block of Mission Oaks Boulevard. June 8 More...

Family

United Way launches annual supply drive

Goal to provide youth with school items

Community members can donate backpacks, notebooks, rulers and other school supplies to children from low-income families through United Way of Ventura County’s Stuff the Bus initiative. More...

On The Town

A trail worth traveling

Tasting highlights wines made locally

One does not need to travel far to experience fine wine when wineries within the county cater to novices, connoisseurs and everyone in between, according to one local winemaker. More...

Get ready for an eclectic season at T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s eclectic 2015-16 lineup includes popular singers, a highly anticipated Broadway show, a former “Late Night” host and a musical production of a Disney classic. More...

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Travel checklist

Your vacation should be relaxing. You’ve worked hard all year, and a week of downtime will help refresh and recharge you. More...

Cougar town

Mother Nature and Father Time have been playing tricks on me lately. I sometimes forget what I want to retrieve from one room by the time I get there from another, and my arms aren’t long enough to read fine print. More...

Neighbors

Classical music composers speak his language

Middle school graduate finds his passion behind piano

Dalton Hayse of Camarillo said playing pieces by famous composers like Chopin and Rachmaninoff is a challenge that requires far more than simply hitting the right notes. More...