April 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Camarillo woman killed in motorcycle vs. train crash

Officials with the California Highway Patrol say drugs were likely a factor in a fatal motorcycle collision with a Metrolink train last week. More...

Health & Wellness

Aging population should turn its focus to preventative care

commentary /// Welcome to Medicare Have you recently enrolled in Medicare or will you in the near future? If so, let me be the first to say welcome. What should your first step be as a new Medicare beneficiary? More...

County health care director to retire

Ventura County Health Care Agency director Barry Fisher will retire Oct. 1 after 15 years of service, county executive officer Mike Powers announced. More...

Schools

Science on Display

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Experienced teacher shares her know-how with other educators

Class is in session. More...

BRIEFS

School association honors Ventura County’s Mantooth Ventura County superintendent of schools Stan Mantooth received the 2016 Pinnacle Award from the California Association of School Business Officials. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

April 7 A thief attempted to steal a car in the first block of Lewis Road between April 7 and 18. April 15 A cellphone, valued at about $800, was stolen in the 5000 block of Creekside Road between April 15 and 16. More...

Faith

Orthodox church celebrates Holy Week

Services will be in new chapel

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host Holy Week services this week at 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo. This is the first time Holy Week will be celebrated in the parish’s new Agape Chapel. The parish is led by the Rev. Gary Kyriacou. More...

Rock of ages church looking ahead

Congregation celebrates 50 years

Arlene Proctor fondly recalls the days when she, her husband and their two young daughters attended Mount Cross Lutheran Church services in what was at the time a movie theater on Mobil Avenue. The scent of popcorn wafted through the air as the Rev. More...

Celebrate National Day of Prayer

Churches in Camarillo and the community will meet in observance of the National Day of Prayer Thurs., May 5. Attendeeswillgatherfora6p.m.twilightserviceatConstitutionPark, where church leaders will pray for local, regional and world issues. More...

Obituaries

COL Herbert Wesley Percival, M.D.

July 9, 1948 - April 24, 2016 COL Herbert Wesley Percival, M.D., age 67, passed away at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo, surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 24, 2016, after a brief illness. More...

On The Town

There’s a lot on tap in Westlake

City sees boom in brewing operations

After years of being wine country, beer is looking to become the drink of choice in Conejo Valley as the area has become awash with craft breweries. More...

BRIEFS

Perla Batalla to perform at CSUCI Cal State Channel Islands will present free concerts by Perla Batalla at 5 and 8 p.m. Fri., April 29 on campus at 1 University Drive, Camarillo. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Keep calm and prepare for testing

This week in Camarillo classrooms and in thousands of others across the state, students have begun taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Testing in Camarillo started Monday and will continue through May 17. More...

Neighbors

Players take their best shot in billiards league

The days of smoky pool halls where grifters with cool-sounding names like “Fast Eddie” and “Minnesota Fats” hustled greenhorns for chump change are long gone. More...

Hogrefe defense pushes to move trial out of county

Judge recuses himself from case

The defense attorney for the the man accused of killing Ventura County Sheriff’s Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko while driving under the influence of alcohol continues the push to move the trial outside the county. More...

HOPE IN EVERY STEP

ALMOST THERE—Above, Dylan Ackmann, 12, sprints to thefnish line during the fourth annual HOPE4Kids Festival & Run April 23 at the Camarillo Community More...

Community

Transportation commission votes proceed with tax measure

Ventura County’s 10 cities stand to gain between $500,000 and $6 million per year for local road repairs if a 30-year tax measure being floated by the county’s transportation commission is approved by voters in the fall. More...

Counter at City Hall to be more user-friendly

The city is changing the layout of its building and safety department at City Hall to make it more user-friendly. More...

Former La Reina administrator files lawsuit

Fired after five months on the job, a former La Reina High School and Middle School administrator is suing the all-girls Catholic institution in Thousand Oaks, alleging he’s been a victim of fraud. More...

Business

Rental assistance available for low-income families

Deadline to apply is May 9

In an area ranked among the least affordable in the country for housing, residents who need it the most may soon get some help. More...

Aviation academy offering scholarship

Channel Islands Aviation will present the Khrystyna Gavryushenko Memorial Scholarship to a local teen interested in a career in aviation and who is attending its summer Youth Aviation Academy. More...

Troop Real Estate partners with Century 21

Ventura County’s largest unaffiliated residential real estate broker is independent no more. More...

Sports

Local hockey team wins title but loses home

NUMBER ONE—The Channel Islands Riptide Pee Wee A hockey team won the California Amateur Hockey Association Championship title in San Jose on April 10 after defeating the Redwood City Black Hawks 7-1. More...

Camarillo gears up for league tourney

Coastal Canyon League boys’ tennis finals set for May 5 at Moorpark

A major upset was in reach for the Scorpions. Camarillo High’s boys’ tennis team was tied with reigning Coastal Canyon League champion Oak Park after two rounds on April 12. A timely substitution, however, shifted the momentum. More...

Oak Park boys’ tennis team breaks rules

Head coach suspended, team forfeits win due to illegal substitutions

SPECIAL REPORT Oak Park High’s boys’ tennis team forfeited a league match and head coach Carl Joyce was suspended for two weeks after the Eagles suited up elementary school students in varsity games. More...

Family

Finding the American dream

Family saw value in recycling before ‘going green’ was popular

Long before catch phrases like “going green” and “eco-friendly” became part of mainstream vernacular, the Zarin family invested in a business they believed had a viable future: recycling. More...

YMCA celebrates 10 years in community

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Calendar

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FRI., APRIL 29 Dog Agility Regional Championships 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through May 1 at soccer fields, Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. 300 dogs from across the nation compete in agility contests. More...

Letters

Takes exception to comment

This letter is in regard to the April 22 article “City Council members talk about Fiesta, D.A. More...

He’s a man for Kildee

I strongly support Kevin Kildee for Ventura County Supervisor of the 3rd District. More...

Says no-vote was good call

This letter is in regard to the April 1 article, “Developer receives promise of water services.” More...

Real Estate

Dos Vientos home includes 10-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchen

This house is in the Dos Vientos, Vizcaya neighborhood. The private entry courtyard leads inside to 10-foot ceilings and a volume entry. The open feeling carries throughout the downstairs. More...

Custom Westlake Trails home with floor-to-ceiling windows

One enters this Westlake Trails landmark residence through custom iron doors. The large family room features floorto ceiling windows with views reminiscent of a resort. There are soaring woodbeamed ceilings throughout and a walk-in wet bar. More...

Coldwell Banker agent honored for outstanding March

Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential, was recently congratulated by Frances Lewis, branch manager Coldwell Banker Westlake, for her outstanding listing and sales production of approximately $9 million in March. More...