June 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Donation helps those who can’t leave home

MUCH APPRECIATED—The Vons Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Shop Ahoy, a local charity that delivers food to the elderly and homebound. More...

A hard core workout

STRETCH—Yoga Works instructor Holly Julier, a Santa Rosa Valley resident, leads a SculptWorks class during a youth fitness event presented by Yoga Works and O2Max at Yoga Works in Westlake Villa More...

Contest winners learn how to balance their lives in healthy ways

Eight residents living in the greater Conejo Valley/Ventura County region are undergoing a “body, mind, spirit” transformation as a result of a contest sponsored by the California Health & Longevity Institute in Westlake Village. More...

Schools

Optimists award seven scholarships

BRIGHT FUTURES—The Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club recently awarded seven high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. More...

Giving context to history textbooks

It’s difficult to distinguish Angelica Chavez from her students at Adolfo Camarillo High School. A little more than a decade ago, the 29-year-old U.S. history teacher was sitting in their seats. More...

Community Briefs

Sorority plans party The Ventura County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present “A Summer Solstice Throwback” Old School Jam Party from 8 p.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Camarillo A vandal kicked the door of a home in the 4900 block of Alta Colina Road on June 8, causing about $250 in damage. More...

Faith

Good, clean fun for charity

A MOVING CAUSE—St. More...

Speaker to discuss life-altering experience

The Camarillo Christian Women’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Fri., July 2 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. More...

Cornerstone wins back-to-back CIF titles

REPEAT—The Cornerstone Christian baseball team won back-to-back titles by defeating Milken Community, 5-1, at UC Riverside to win the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 championship on June 4. More...

Letters

Letter was ‘another tired attempt’ to attack Democrats

This letter is in response to the June 11 letter written by Steve Stumps regarding the fact that President Obama did not speak at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. On Memorial Day President Obama made a speech at a cemetery in Chicago. More...

Gives kudos to Las Colinas

I have had the privilege of serving as a math tutor/teacher’s aid for two sixth-grade teachers at Las Colinas Middle School, Camarillo, this past school year. More...

Editorials

‘Draw Dad’ a Father’s Day tradition

If men are the new women, it sure doesn’t show. Guys, especially dads, haven’t really changed that much over the years. True, men might be more in touch with their feminine side—we’ve got Oprah, Dr. More...

League director defends LULAC’s monitoring of ‘corrupt’ OUHSD board

Guest opinion

This letter is in response to Oxnard Union High School District trustee Robert Valles’ June 11 open letter to Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens in Washington, D.C. More...

Real Estate

Jorge DeLeon

Jorge DeLeon, a 17- year veteran of the real estate industry, has joined the Camarillo office Keller Williams Realty as a broker associate. More...

Ruth Rose

Ruth Rose of White House properties was congratulated against by owner/broker Marty Williams for her production during March. Rose has been a member of the Ambassador Club for many years and has been active in real estate since 1980. More...

City’s finances in ‘solid’ shape

State took $1.7 million from Camarillo last year

Although state legislators are struggling with an $18-billion deficit next fiscal year, Camarillo officials expect revenue to once again outpace expenses. More...

Council OKs pay raise for next year

It would be incorrect to say the Camarillo City Council voted itself a raise earlier this month, City Manager Jerry Bankston said. More...

Community

Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair to roll into Old Town next month

What recession? Organizers of the Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair say the soft economy hasn’t hurt the annual event that draws thousands to Ventura Boulevard and Old Town Camarillo. More...

A dozen arrested in So Cal drug sweep

Federal and local police made multiple arrests in three Southern California counties last week as part of a nationwide crackdown on Mexican-based drug cartels that operate in the U.S. More...

Tickets on sale for the Fourth

Tickets for the July Fourth Fireworks and Fun Day at Camarillo High School are on sale at city hall, 601 Carmen Drive, and the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District office at 1601 Burnley St. More...

Business

Van Gundy Jewelers opens new store

Van Gundy Jewelers will host a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., July 10 at its new store at 588 E. Main St. in downtown Ventura. More...

Don’t be burned when installing solar panels

The Contractors State License Board is alerting California homeowners about the need to select a licensed and qualified contractor before signing a contract for a solar energy project. More...

Social Security seminar

Brian M. Padrick, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Newbury Park, will host a “Social Security and Finance” seminar at 6 p.m. Tues., June 22 at Cisco’s Westlake Village, 925 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Sports

Softball All-Stars fly by Fillmore

SAFE AT HOME—The Camarillo U-14 Gold softball team won the Camarillo All-Star Tournament, beating Fillmore 5-2 in the title tilt. More...

Camarillo’s Sander, Ruiz earn league MVP honors

The Pacific View League has announced its all-league selections for the spring high school sports season. More...

Volleyball tournament

Variety of levels available

The 2010 California Lutheran University grass doubles volleyball tournament will take place on Sat., June 26, July 24 and Aug. 14 at the Moorpark College soccer fields. Registration each day begins at 8:30 a.m., with play starting at 9 a.m. More...

Family

Medical experts warn parents that summer is fracture season

Supervision is key to prevention

In some parts of the country, people say there are really only two seasons: winter and construction. More...

Youths give environment a helping hand

FOOTWORK—Bianca Lopez, left, president of the Keystone Club, and Jordan Hewlett, president of the Torch Club, show off some of the shoes collected during a recent monthlong recycling drive at th More...

Dining & Entertainment

Summer fun at the city library

The Camarillo Library Summer Reading Program has started and will continue through Aug. 31. This year’s themes are Set Sail for the Library for younger children and Surf’s Up @ the Library for teens. More...

Wine tasting

Food, entertainment also on tap

The Ventura Wine Company will present Wine and Wishes from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 27 at the store, 4435 McGrath St., Ste. 301, Ventura. More...

Conejo Players to hold auditions

Conejo Players will have auditions for the all-woman play by Clare Booth Luce, “The Women,” at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Mon. and Tues., June 27, 28 and 29 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Neighbors

Lessons learned between the base paths

Decked out in his Dodger uniform complete with wristbands and a matching jacket, Joseph Crosby looks like he’s ready to take batting practice at Dodger Stadium. More...