July 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Phoenix schools respond to grand jury

Report looks at campus safety

Campus police officers have proved effective in keeping students and staff safer at schools across Ventura County. More...

Health & Wellness

Filling out document clarifies patients’ wishes for care

COMMENTARY /// Choosing healthcare for the end of life My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. More...

Business

‘Star Wars’ creator aspires to build museum in California

COMMENTARY /// Repurposing Rocketdyne Children are born with their minds open to the belief that anything is possible, but that doesn’t last very long. More...

Schools

Getting familiar with the Pleasant Valley School District

New superintendent spends busy first week meeting stakeholders

Moving into a brand new area and taking on the responsibility of educating its schoolchildren might sound like an overwhelming task, but new Pleasant Valley School District Superintendent Angelica Ramsey has a secret for keeping it all in perspective More...

‘Fore’ the children

LOOKS GOOD—Keith Selbrede watches his ball take flight as fellow Camarillo resident Amton Dean looks on during the Rotary Club of Camarillo’s 24th annual Care for Kids Golf Classic. More...

Library announces online career training

The Ventura County Library system has received a grant from the state library to offer qualified adult library patrons the opportunity to complete their high school education online at no cost while also earning career certificates in one of eight oc More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

June 22 A 59-year-old woman was arrested for refusing to leave a restaurant and resisting arrest in the 2000 block of Pickwick Drive. June 30 A woman, 22, was cited for battery in the 400 block of Baja Court. More...

Faith

‘Culture of Honor’ book helps pastor learn to foster loving environment

Christians must work on building healthy relationships, he says

The Rev. Reggie Mercado believes when people walk into a church, they should feel they’ve entered a safe place free of condemnation or judgment. More...

Clothed in God—it fits just right

Sometimes God uses the strangest means to get our attention. God tells the prophet Jeremiah to buy a brand-new linen loincloth, a type of underwear. He is to put it on but not to wash it (Jeremiah 13:1-11). More...

On The Town

Musical makes a splash at Cabrillo Theatre

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Little Mermaid’ More...

Restaurant is a ‘cut’ above

Includes buffet and tasting offerings

Foodies, families and area residents, get ready to be wowed, amazed and delighted by the newest culinary experience to hit the Conejo Valley. More...

Pianist comes to arts plaza

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist David Benoit will play at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 5 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Neighbors

Oh, go! Game on

Pokémon Go a huge hit

The Pokémon Go craze that’s sweeping the nation has made its way into the city, encouraging players of all ages to get off their couches and head out into the real world to catch animated characters called Pokémon. More...

From Field to Fork dinner sells out

Pastry chef Anastashia Chavez continues to perfect her craft of creating sweet treats through her company Pas de Deux Confections. More...

Peace pole to debut on 9/11

Good news is hard to find these days. Terrorist attacks, shootings and ever-growing political discord crowd headlines, making it feel as if there’s no hope to be found. More...

Don’t flush away savings

City offers free water-efficient toilets

Camarillo is working to get a handle on a balance between water conservation and construction in the city. A toilet handle, that is. More...

Old Town mixed-use development inches forward

Building to include retail space and 22 apartments

The city is moving closer to making a deal with a developer who wants to build a mixed-use property on Ventura Boulevard in Old Town Camarillo with retail stores on the first floor and affordable housing above. More...

Community

Arraignment continued in Fiesta case

DELAY—Robert Capellini leaves court following a hearing on his case July 14 in Ventura. More...

Transit tax headed to Nov. ballot

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors have taken the final step to put a half-cent sales tax hike on the upcoming ballot. More...

Prosecutors, police take aggressive stand against dealers

Criminal cases up as overdose deaths climb

Across the nation, the body count from drug overdoses is up, and Ventura County is no exception. More...

Sports

Body movin’

Camarillo’s Matthew Ullerick is a champion teen bodybuilder

Matthew Ullerick was the new kid on the block. More...

Pets

Animals up for adoption in Santa Paula

The Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center will hold an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., July 23 at 705 E. Santa Barbara St., Santa Paula. More...

Pet of the Week

ONE COOL CAT—Captain is a 3-year-old male tabby who is missing his left eye. He is a very laid-back cat who sleeps throughout the day and plays in the morning. If you would like to adopt Captain, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

Lesser-known program offers hunger relief for kids, adults

Thousands in the county benefit from free breakfast and lunch

Every summer, school districts around the county turn some of their campuses into feeding centers, providing breakfast and lunch to low-income kids who receive free and reduced-price meals during the regular school year. More...

Here comes the annual Bridal Premiere show

The Bridal Premiere show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 22 Movies In The Park More...

Letters

Electric bill was shocking

Last month on my electric bill statement I discovered an extra $1.11 charge. When I inquired about it, I was told that SoCal Edison has a minimum monthly charge to make it worth their effort to provide electricity. More...

Editorials

Editorial

A deeper look into minds, feelings of students

Earlier this week, the California Department of Education released the results of its biennial California Healthy Kids Survey. As with any such survey, there was good news and there was bad news. More...

A message of hope, goodness during a time of uncertainty

commentary /// Acts of kindness With all the craziness in the world today, especially with all the recent acts of terror, we often hear this saying: “If you see something, say something.” More...

Real Estate

Granite wet bar part of spacious family room at Foxmoor Hills home

This upgraded home in the Foxmoor Hills neighborhood features four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is approximately 2,357 square feet. The living and formal dining areas feature vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. More...

Brentwood tract home on corner lot has formal dining room, butler’s pantry

This house is in the Brentwood tract on a sweeping corner lot. This nearly new home has five large bedrooms, a bonus room and five bathrooms. The master bedroom suite downstairs has a coffered ceiling and French door leading to the backyard. More...

Another milestone for record-setting agent

Re/Max Olson congratulates top luxury agent Jordan Cohen on another record-breaking month of sales. In June, Cohen was able to sell 13 sides for a total of more than $47 million, a new company record. More...