September 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Park district launches sign pilot program

Aim is to create consistency across city

Although many residents enjoy the parks in Camarillo, not everyone realizes they fall under the purview of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District. Some people don’t even know the park district exists. More...

Health & Wellness

Dog follows nose to keep sober-living houses drug-free

Trained to detect marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth and other narcotics

Nancy Swanson knows what it takes to stay clean. She’s been sober for 31 years. The addiction treatment specialist wants to help others free themselves of their drug habits. More...

Zumbathon to benefit two nonprofits

Obstetrician and gynecologist to chair

Fit 4 the Cause will present its annual Zumbathon fundraiser from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 at Constitution Park, 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo. More...

Healthcare district offers events and programs

The Camarillo Health Care District will offer the following programs at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Ste. E-117. If two costs are listed, the lower amount is for Camarillo/ Somis residents and the higher fee for nonresidents, unless indicated otherwise. More...

Schools

Channel Islands freshmen have familiar shoulders to lean on

Two sets of twins are part of largest incoming class

It’s fairly common for incoming college freshmen to feel somewhat apprehensive about sharing their living space with someone they don’t know, but twin brothers Nathanial and Alexander Stott knew they had nothing to worry about. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HANDSOME GUY—Rusty is a pit bull. He is about 5 years old and loves to play with toys. If you would like to adopt Rusty, ask for ID No. A625598 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

June 30 Checkbooks were stolen from a home in the 500 block of Mission Drive between June 30 and Sept. 14. Sept. 7 Registration tabs were stolen off a car in the 4000 block of Croydon Avenue between Sept. 7 and 8. Sept. 10 More...

Faith

People are called to be good shepherds each day

In a Monty Python sketch, a city gent observes a flock of sheep trying to become airborne. More...

BRIEFS

Yom Kippur begins Congregation Am HaYam will observe High Holy Days starting at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 2 at the rear of 4839 Market St., Ventura. The first and second days of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, are Oct. More...

On The Town

This isn’t your grandma’s comedy show

‘Mom-O-Palooza’ takes edgy look at parenthood

Edgy comedians bring the hilarious side of mom life to the Scherr Forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 30 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Bryan brothers ready to serve it up

‘Big Bang’ actress to join fundraiser

The annual Bryan Bros. V-Grid Tennis Fest will take place Sun., Sept. 25 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave, Camarillo. More...

McBride is ready to get ‘Reckless’ at T.O. show

Country star comes to Kavli on Sept. 29

Award-winning country music star Martina McBride is set to perform a 7:30 p.m. show Thurs., Sept. 29 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Columns

Every beautiful travel destination has its own story to tell

Books can inspire, enhance vacations

After traveling to Hawaii recently, I decided to learn more about the place I’d just visited. For me, the best place to start is in a book. More...

Neighbors

Community takes steps toward saving lives at weekend fundraiser

Event raised more than $33,000 to fund suicide prevention programs

No one knows exactly why, but nationally as well as in the county suicide rates are up, despite local efforts such as last weekend’s Out of the Darkness walk to fight suicide. More...

County firefighter killed in accident

Water crew was responding to Canyonfire near Air Force base

First responders across the county and state are mourning the death of Ryan Osler, a 38-yearold fire engineer who was killed Wednesday morning in a truck rollover while assisting at the Canyon fire near Vandenberg Air Force Base outside Lompoc. More...

Kmart to shut 64 stores, Camarillo site to remain open

Closures at locations in 28 states

Dozens of Kmart stores are closing throughout the nation, including locations in Indio, Fontana and Los Angeles, but the store on Arneill Road in Camarillo will remain open—at least for now. More...

Temple announces events for Rosh Hashana

Chabad of Camarillo will offer the following programs in celebration of Rosh Hashana. Mon., Sept. More...

Community

Chief medical examiner resigns

Bucholtz credited withfixing ME office following investigation

The county’s chief medical examiner submitted her resignation last week, less than a year into her tenure. Ventura County Health Care Agency officials didn’t say why Dr. More...

Firefighter to be honored

An Oxnard fire captain who attended school in Camarillo will be honored at the 35th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Capt. Scott Carroll will be among 112 firefighters honored Sun., Oct. More...

Gun control measure seeks to ban large-capacity magazines

Also makes theft of firearms a felony

Election 2016 /// Proposition 63 A measure on the ballot in November is designed to tighten gun control laws in California, a state with some of the strictest firearm restrictions already in place. More...

Sports

Welcome home

L.A. Rams win first home game in memorable, strange return to Coliseum

COMMENTARY /// Los Angeles Rams The earth and the air started to shake, but this was no earthquake. This was the Rams’ first home game in Los Angeles since 1979. This was the region’s first NFL game since Christmas Eve in 1994. More...

Back-to-back CIF champs catapult to Division 4

An ex-Division 7 power, Rio Mesa’s boys’ water polo team adjusts to tougher schedule

BOYS’ WATER POLO /// Rio Mesa Spartans Rio Mesa High’s boys’ water polo team is moving on up in the world. The Spartans, who won backto back CIF-Southern Section Division 7 titles in 2014 and 2015, now toils in Division 4. More...

Scorpions play at Ventura tonight

SIX POINTER—Camarillo High wide receiver Jonah Cottrell hauls in a touchdown during the Scorpion football team’s season opening win against Rio Mesa on Aug. 26. More...

Family

Who’s up for some good, clean fun?

GOODBYE, GARBAGE—Above, members of Adolfo Camarillo High School’s baseball team take part in the 32nd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17 in Camarillo. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 23 Police And Firefighter Appreciation Night More...

Letters

Hospice responds to letter

In response to Sue Heffler’s letter published Sept. More...

Wants yes on F

On Nov. 8, voters will have a choice between two competing countywide ballot measures to stop urban development from spreading into open space and farmland in Ventura County. More...

Says transit tax is a double taxation

On Nov. 8, county voters will have an opportunity to cast their vote “for” or “against” Measure AA. This tax increase is being proposed by the Ventura County Transportation Commission. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Take the new lane-splitting law in stride

The number of registered motorcyclists in California continues to grow at a steady pace, and anybody who’s ever driven a street bike, a sport bike or a cruiser knows the flat-out thrill that goes along with it. More...

Real Estate

Spacious estate has crown molding, new paint and carpet

This two-story Nob Hill estate has five bedrooms and three bathrooms with a guest bedroom and bathroom downstairs. The house is 2,378 square feet with a 9,554-square-foot lot. More...

Coldwell Banker agent honored for outstanding sales production

Joanne MacDonald, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Westlake, recently congratulated Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential, for her outstanding sales production of over $17.5 million in closed listings and sales during a rec More...

Turn-key home in Oak Park is close to hiking trails, has spacious master suite

This turn-key home has been maintained and is on a cul-de-sac in Oak Park. The spacious master suite has an attached retreat. The master bath displays extensive use of travertine tile. More...