September 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Are you ready for some football?

OUT OF THIN AIR— Above, Camarillo Cougars Youth Football player Steven Marin, No. 3, gets some air to catch a pass during a game against the Saugus Spartans at Rio Mesa High School on Sept. 4. More...

Health & Wellness

Council on Aging to host Town meets Gown series

The Camarillo Council on Aging, courtesy of the Osher Lifelong Learning Center and the Center for Community Engagement at California State University Channel Islands, will present Town Meets Gown Fall 2010, a series of discussions open to adults of More...

THE OTHER Side of 50

Calling all couch potatoes

Yes, I mean you in front of the TV, you in front of the computer, you sitting in your armchair reading and you whiling away the day playing sudoku. If the majority of your week is spent with sporadic or no physical activity, you are a couch potato. More...

Speech therapy clinic opens doors

Janet Barsoumian, owner and founder of A1 Speech Therapy LLC, recently opened a speech therapy clinic at 360 Mobil Ave., Ste. 102-J, Camarillo. More...

Schools

Community donates supplies to school

Las Posas Elementary School has received donations of supplies from throughout the community for the new school year.   More...

Drive carefully, school is back in session

The Camarillo Police Department’s Traffic Bureau reminds all drivers that schools are back in session and that drivers need to slow down and drive carefully. More...

Pets

Firefighters capture 50-pound python

Owner says snake escaped locked cage

Firefighters rescue more than cats stuck in trees.   An 8½-foot, 50-pound albino Burmese python that escaped from its owner last month was caught by Ventura County firefighters.   More...

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL GIRL—Sam is a playful 5-month-old female domestic cat. If you would like to adopt Sam, ask for animal ID No. A503294 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Seminar for vets, families

AlmaVia of Camarillo will host a seminar on Aid and Attendance benefits for veterans and their surviving spouses at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 14 at AlmaVia, 2500 Ponderosa Drive North, Camarillo.   More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Someone sneaked through an unlocked back door into Willem Hair Design, 95 E. Daily Drive, and stole $6,800 in property sometime between Aug. 28 and 29. A 32-yearold man was arrested Aug. 30 in connection with the crime.   More...

Family

Chili cook-off turns up the heat to benefit hospice

ALL KINDS OF FUN—Sophia Nirenberg, 3, at left, lets her hair fly as she bounces on the bungee jumper at the second annual Country Music Festival and Chili Cook-off presented by the Camarillo Hos More...

Strawberry fest poster contest now open

The California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for the 2011 official poster contest, with $2,000 awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Jan. 3, 2011.   Past poster winners can be viewed at http://strawberryfest. More...

Vacation Photos

Vote online for vacation photographs

Deadline extended for voting

The annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest is just around the corner, and you can vote on this year’s winner by taking part in our online poll starting Fri., Sept. 17. More...

Neighbors

Teen beauty queen remains focused on helping foster children

When she was crowned Miss Teen California International a year ago, Dedria Brunett didn’t cry in front of the audience. She allowed the tears to flow later, in private with her family. More...

Anti-drug coalition receives $625,000 grant

A grass-roots program started by the Camarillo Chabad to help prevent underage drinking and drug use in Camarillo was recently awarded a $625,000 federal grant.   More...

Well-known shop owner, civic activist Bob Kildee dies at 90

Bob Kildee, a longtime businessman and one of Camarillo’s leading civic activists, died Sept. 5 following a 5 following a brief battle with thyroid cancer. He was 90. More...

Community

Union negotiations slow roadwork project

The uncertainty of union contract negotiations has delayed the start of repairs on the Norwegian Grade.   The start date was supposed to have been Tues., Sept. 7. The temporary closure of the Norwegian Grade, the area of N. More...

NASA, Dept. of Defense agree to clean up their portion at rocket test site

Chemical and radiological contaminants have lingered for more than 30 years

Negotiations took a turn for the better last week in the more than 30-year battle to rid the Santa Susana Field Laboratory of its chemical and radiological contamination.   More...

Get out and meet Newcomers

The next Camarillo Newcomers Club meeting will be on Thurs., Sept. 16 at Sterling Hills Golf and Country Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. More...

Business

Camarillo man and 10 others swept up in state license sting

Only state-licensed contractors can bid on construction and remodel jobs costing $500 or more

A Camarillo man and 10 others must face misdemeanor charges in Ventura County Superior Court next month for contracting without a state license.   More...

Breakfast to focus on green business practices

Environmental initiatives also to be discussed

Four leaders in the region’s business community will discuss green business initiatives at the first event in the California Lutheran University 2010-11 Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series. More...

Four added to work force board

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County has announced the addition of four new board members who were recently appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.   More...

Sports

Girls show sport isn’t just for boys

She may be only 9 years old, but Jordan Shepherd already wants to tackle gender barriers. More...

Expectations raised at ACHS

Girls’ volleyball team embraces role as league favorite

The Scorpions can’t use the underdog card anymore.   After sharing back-to-back Pacific View League championships with Oxnard, the Camarillo High girls’ volleyball team isn’t sneaking up on anybody. More...

It’s pad poppin’ time for local teams

The high school football season kicks off tonight for both Camarillo and Rio Mesa.   Camarillo, coming off a 10-2 campaign and a Pacific View League championship, plays at Buena at 7 p.m. More...

Faith

Good Shepherd finds new home

When members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Camarillo called the Rev. Jim Johnson four years ago to help them expand their 40-member congregation, it appeared as if they had found just the right man for the job. More...

Red Mass, reception for legal community

The Rev. Gregory Boyle, SJ, will be a featured guest at the third annual Red Mass to be celebrated on Tues., Oct. 5 at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Fiction in a Nutshell

First Place

Several weeks ago we asked our readers—those with an active imagination and a knack for writing—to put their creative More...

Painted faces, big bubbles make for a good time

FAMILY FUN— At top, Camarillo resident Alison Miller is joined by her two daughters, Kailyn, 7, and Hailey, 3, after they had their faces painted at Camarillo Hospice’s second annual Country Music Festival and Chili Cook-off at the Adolf More...

Camarillo Cafe opens mike, stage to performers

The Camarillo Cafe’s 21st anniversary show is scheduled for Fri., Sept. 17 at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St.   Doors open and open mike signups begin at 7:30 p.m. Open mike will start at 8 p.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

FRI., SEPT. 10   Seashore Porcelain Artists Meets in Camarillo EV Free Church, 2315 Ventura Blvd. Susan Hertzberg discusses “Designing Small Treasures.” Guests welcome. Phone: 805.649.9318 Contact: Ingrid Time: 9:30 a.m. More...

Real Estate

Morrison Ranch Highlands Home

This house is in the Morrison Ranch Highlands Estate, has mountain views, and is on a cul-desac.   The customized 1065 model is on a lot of approximately 13,635 square feet. More...

Realtors

Prudential California Realty of Channel Islands/ Oxnard announces its May award winners.   The office is at 3601 W. 5th St., Oxnard.   Michael and Arleen Delgado were named Top Listing Agents and Top Producers. More...