June 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Series sparks dialogue in schools

TV show follows impact of teen’s suicide

The popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has school administrators, teachers and parents worried. Why? The story line includes rape, girl-on-girl bullying and other depictions of what goes on at many schools throughout the nation. More...

Health & Wellness

New hospital slated for completion this year

$275M project to feature state-of-the-art technology

Construction on the new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, nearly six years in the making, is expected to be completed by the end of the year.  More...

Grief support offered to kids

Camarillo Hospice will offer summer films and grief support for children ages 6 to 11 on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 400 Rosewood Ave., Ste. More...

Business

Dave & Buster’s may open in Ventura County

Arcade restaurant signs lease for spot next to Janss mall

Ventura County has its fair share of playgrounds for children. Now it’s time (maybe) for the adults to get theirs. More...

OPEN ready to help job-seekers

The Outstanding Professionals Employment Network (OPEN) aims to assist in reducing the unemployment duration for professional job seekers. The organization in Ventura County conducts free five-day workshops every six to eight weeks. More...

Sports

It’s in the hole!

Camarillo boys’ golfers seize first CIF-SS crown in program history

BOYS’ GOLF /// Camarillo Scorpions When the going got tough for Michael Sun, the tough senior got going. More...

Teams draft local baseball players

Several local players heard their names called during Major League Baseball’s draft on Wednesday.  Frankie Tostado, a Camarillo High grad who starred in the outfield for Oxnard College this year, was picked up in the 19th round by the San More...

Like father, like daughters

Camarillo’s Jack Willard inspires his daughters to take up coaching

Anyone familiar with prep sports in Acorn country the past 30 years knows Jack Willard.  The longtime coach and teacher, who’s currently head coach of Camarillo High’s football team and lead assistant for the Scorpion softball squad, More...

Family

Take part in exchange

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program, in cooperation with community high schools, is seeking families to host teens ages 15 to 18 from countries such as Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.  The exchange students want to experienc More...

Two are way better than U2

I’ve been married almost 17 years, and I know my wife is not materialistic. For Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, she doesn’t want much. More...

BRIEFS

Gallery hosts poet and artist/musician The Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands will offer an event featuring poet Todd Griese and artist and musician Terry Bozzio at 4 p.m. Sat., July 1 at 2222 Ventura Blvd. in Old Town Camarillo. More...

Letters

Parking, traffic are problems with Oakmont

Regarding your article on the proposed Oakmont Senior Living facility in Village at the Park across the street from Rancho Rosal school, neighbors here attended the recent City Council meeting to share our concerns. More...

Seniors should be revered, not run out of town

I find it appalling that the seniors requesting to reside in Village at the Park have survived World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Great Depression only to be defeated on their own soil, in their own town.  More...

Editorials

This Father’s Day, think outside the gift box

Another holiday, another retail bonanza.  For Father’s Day, it’s plaid ties, electric shavers, wallets, hatchets and drones. Those beer microbrew kits are the latest trend.  More...

Neighbors

Escape reality

County libraries throughout the state to add virtual reality hardware

Patrons at local public libraries will always be able to crack open a book and escape into stories of adventure and exotic locations. Soon they’ll also be able to experience far-flung destinations in virtual reality.  More...

Online simulator gives first look at August’s eclipse

Want a sneak preview of what August’s solar eclipse will look like over your part of the United States? Now there’s a simulator for that. More...

Lions

meet to show their pride

THUMBS UP—Above, Judy Gray, president of the Camarillo Amber’s Light Lions Club, and Mike Nunez, past president of Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club, enjoy the Centennial Celebra More...

Oxnard Union school district looks at ways to beat the heat

Shades, fans offer most economicalfix

Two years ago, Oxnard Union High School District board members decided to take a hard look at how excessive heat affects learning at the district’s 11 high schools and what can be done to help keep students and teachers cooler when temperatures More...

Community

Road rage leads to arrests

A rookie Simi Valley police officer returning from court was in the right place at the right time to intercede in a potentially deadly confrontation Monday on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Hundreds of cars screened at DUI checkpoints, one arrest made

Despite rise in spending, fatalities and DUI on the rise

Deputies screened more than 400 vehicles during back-to-back checkpoints in Camarillo earlier this month and arrested one person on suspicion of driving drunk.  Of the 431 vehicles checked during the six-hour enforcement between 9 p.m. More...

Camarillo releases its water report

The annual Water Quality Report from the City of Camarillo water division is now available. More...

Schools

Senior takes winding path to graduation

GRADUATION 2017 /// Frontier High School   Peter Rodriguez made a few detours on the way to getting his diploma Thursday from Frontier High School.  More...

Two top academic achievers granted scholarships

The Raquel Latham Scholarship Fund at the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles granted scholarships to the top two academic achievers of the graduating class of St. Mary Magdalen School at an awards luncheon on June 2.  More...

Grad earns fellowship

Cal State Channel Islands graduate Marisol Luis has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow, one of only 273 students nationwide awarded the honor.  More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

May 25  Personal identification information was stolen from a resident in the 1000 block of Lantana Street.  A man, 26, was arrested in the 2000 block of Ventura Boulevard for drug use and possessing drugs and stolen property. More...

Faith

Tips for memorizing Scripture: There are apps for that

Websites also offer help with Bible study

COMMENTARY /// Roots of faith   In recent columns I discussed how the ability to recall favorite Bible verses can help in one’s daily walk with God.  So how do we go about memorizing Scripture?  More...

Lifetree Cafe program looks at pets

The Lifetree Cafe will present a free program titled “What’s Your Pet Trying to Tell You?” at 7 p.m. More...

On The Town

Italian bistro’s cuisine is full offlavor

It is an understatement to say that Giovanni Trombo loves food. It’s in his Italian blood, starting from deep farm roots in the Old Country to his vast knowledge gleaned over a lifetime in the restaurant business. More...

‘Chorus Line’ stands the test of time with message, music

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘A Chorus Line’ There are some Broadway musicals that have trouble standing the test of time. Changing technology and social mores have a way of defeating the relevancy of a show. More...

Calendar

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FRI., JUNE 16 Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated More...

Columns

Finding ways to check your baggage

Do you ever stick Post-it notes up all over the place or have stacks of paper bits around to remind you of things, and then the longer they sit there the less you notice them?  As a positively motivated and spiritually inclined human being, I ha More...

Real Estate

Remodeled Thousand Oaks home at the end of a cul-de-sac

This remodeled and upgraded home in Thousand Oaks is at the end of a cul-de-sac. More...

Rodeo Realty welcomes new agent

Rodeo Realty welcomes Shauna Fick. Growing up and residing in Thousand Oaks since 1974, Fick brings extensive knowledge of the Conejo Valley to her work.  For more than 12 years she has helped many families buy, sell and lease homes. More...

Single-story Westlake Village Trails home with master retreat

This home with three bedrooms and three baths is within the Westlake Village Trails.  The single-story property has been remodeled. More...