March 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Prosecutor’s presence in court may signal DA’s intentions

The appearance of Deputy District Attorney Thomas Frye in the audience at the March 16 hearing involving the Camarillo Health Care District and its ex- CEO Jane Rozanski may indicate the type of case county prosecutors could make against the health a More...

Health & Wellness

Retail survey shows health trends in county

In 2016 more stores offered fresh produce than in 2013

Stores in Ventura County sold fewer tobacco products overall and offered more fruits and vegetables last year than they had three years before. But sales of e-cigarettes have soared, a health survey released this month showed.  More...

Diabetes support group to meet

Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley, a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Oxnard Union gives charter school’s petition a failing grade

School board rejects Options for Youth’s proposal for Oxnard campus

Oxnard Union High School District leaders rejected a charter school petition from a Pasadenabased nonprofit after a review of the organization’s petition by district staff concluded the proposal was educationally unsound. More...

La Reina to host open house

La Reina High School is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., March 30 at the school, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   Students will lead campus tours. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

KID-FRIENDLY—Max is a pit bull, about 4 years old. He is housebroken, friendly and good with kids. If you would like to adopt Max, ask for ID No. A606752 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

March 10 More than $950 in property was stolen from a locked car in the 3000 block of Hueneme Road between March 10 and 11. March 11 An 18- year- old man was arrested for possessing an alcoholic beverage near Mugu Rock. More...

Family

ALL SMILES

Full Story

Big Sleight of Hand for Local Scholarships

BAG OF TRICKS— At left, magician Paul Dwork performs during “An Evening of Magic” presented by the Rotary Club of Camarillo at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark on March 18. More...

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY—Above, HorsePlay, a classic western music band, performs March 19 at the Camarillo Library. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MARCH 24 Westlake Yacht Club Open House 6 p.m. at yacht club, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road. Food, live band, dancing, boat rides around the lake. Memberships available. Admission: $5. Web: westlakeyc.org. SAT., MARCH 25 More...

Editorials

College students need a hand up, not a handout

The data is clear: Those who graduate from college earn much more over their lifetimes than those who don’t. More...

Neighbors

Small gifts add up in a big way

Alumni & Friends Association raises money for scholarships, food and housing

Melody Mattingly Kimball grew up in a blue-collar family. She worked as a janitor with her parents and dreamed about graduating from college. “But my parents could not financially support me,” said the 30-year-old Oxnard resident. More...

Camarillo church welcomes new pastor

Congregation hopes to attract young people

The Rev. David Hurtado said he found Christ during a very dark time in his life. More...

Records request hearing continued

Ex-CEO has hired a criminal attorney

A Superior Court judge has asked for more time to consider whether to release the voicemails and emails of Jane Rozanski, former CEO of the Camarillo Health Care District.  More...

Uncertainty with state budget leads to pink slips

State officials say cuts at preschools are unlikely, but notifications are required by law

Because the state hasn’t confirmed that funding for preschool programs will remain intact in next year’s budget, the Pleasant Valley School District board voted March 7 to send pink slips to eight preschool teachers and instructional aide More...

Supervisor expanding offices in 3rd District

Although it’s impossible for Ventura County Supervisor Kelly Long to be in more than one place at once, the elected official is taking steps to shorten the bridge between her and the residents of District 3.   More...

Community

Driver in human trafficking network pleads guilty

A Rosemead man who helped transport victims of a prostitution ring based in Camarillo pleaded guilty in Ventura County Superior Court last month to human trafficking, pimping and money laundering and faces up to nine years in prison at his sentencing More...

Camarillo allocates $921K in block grants for charity, housing

Marylee Hrabovsky of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Padre Serra Conference said the nonprofit helps struggling families with their most basic needs. More...

Park board approves installing new signs

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District has a bit of an identity crisis. Though it’s been around for more than 50 years, many Camarillo residents don’t know it exists or they believe the city is responsible for maintaining the parks. More...

Business

Bank shares the wealth in county

Wells Fargo donates nearly $190,000 to Camarillo service groups

As part of its annual philanthropic program for 2016, Wells Fargo and Co. donated more than $1 million to 127 nonprofit organizations in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, the company announced Tuesday. More...

City closes escrow on Cedar Oak

Construction started on mixed-use development

Old Town Camarillo’s recent renaissance continues.  The city has closed escrow on the Cedar Oak property, and the new owner has already broken ground on a building with retail units on the ground level and apartments above.  More...

Sports

It’s a win to treasure

OVER THE RAINBOW—The Camarillo AYSO girls’ U-10 soccer team won first place in the Pot O’Gold Soccer Tournament in Thousand Oaks from March 18 to 19. More...

Seek the sweet spot

Camarillo baseball team battles foes, elements in rugged Coastal Canyon

BASEBALL /// Camarillo Scorpions   Camarillo High’s baseball team is still seeking its true identity.  More...

Faith

Temple hosts special Seder

Temple Ner Ami in Camarillo will present a second-night Passover community Seder on Tues., April 11 at 515 Temple Ave. More...

Holy Week services slated for Trinity

Trinity Presbyterian Church will offer the following Holy Week services and activities at 2304 Antonio Ave., Camarillo.  April 9: Palm Sunday worship services will take place at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. A 5 p.m. More...

On The Town

Colorful musical preaches tolerance

play review /// ‘Hairspray’ The chlorofluorocarbons are flying at Conejo Players Theatre, which opened the 2002 Broadway musical “Hairspray” last weekend. More...

Parmalee, Wade Hayes headline Round-Up country music fest

Round-Up: A Rockin’ Country Music Extravaganza, returns Sat., April 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Peter Rabbit hops over to T.O.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, Enchantment Theatre Company will bring the adventures of the author’s beloved storybook hero, Peter Rabbit, to life with a production of “Peter Rabbit Tales” at 2 p More...

Letters

Feels discussion about nonprofit leadership is ‘long overdue’

There is undue influence when council members serve in leadership roles on nonprofit organizations. Even the discussion itself, of policies for funding events, exposes favoritism since council members control whether agenda items are discussed.  More...

Is Civil War re-enactment very civil?

Once again, the Moorpark Rotary will be shamelessly presenting its gross exploitation of re-enacting the horrors of war. Once again, this is brought to you in the name of twisted entertainment and an unforgivable mission of financial gain.  More...

Real Estate

Estate blends modern amenities with classic design

Wine cellar has space for 750 bottles

This unique gated estate in Bella Vista Estates of Camarillo has four bedrooms and six baths in 5,958 square feet of living space.  Designed by architect Adriene Coulter, this custom Tuscan villa combines modern elements with classic Italian des More...

Coldwell Banker agent awarded International President’s Elite Award

Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village, received the International President’s Elite Award from Joanne MacDonald, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village office, on March 1 a More...