Man pleads guilty to child porn charge

A Camarillo man pleaded guilty last week to possession of child pornography. Eric Victoria, 31, could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $5,000, the Ventura County district attorney’s office said. Victoria, who was arrested and charged in April, had been released after posting bail of $10,000. He entered a guilty plea Oct. 3 to one […]

Mount Cross presents classical concert series

Mount Cross Lutheran Church will inaugurate a Classical Music Concert Series this month with three concerts for the 2006-07 season. The following concerts will be presented Sundays at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo: classical guitarist Carlos Gonzales on Oct. 29, concert pianist Luba Sorochkina on Jan. 28, 2007, and cellist Celine Cietzen and pianist […]

Gingrich says GOP needs to refocus

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and possible presidential candidate in 2008, delivered an address to a sold-out crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library earlier this month. Gingrich’s speech focused on how present-day Republicans need to revert back to the policies and attitude of the library’s namesake. For Gingrich, Reagan’s presidency was a prime example of […]

Church hosts Harvest Carnival

Pacific Coast Church will host a child-friendly Harvest Carnival on Sun., Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature Jolly Jumps, game booths, costume awards and surprises. The church is at 579 Anacapa Drive, behind Camarillo Heights School. For more information, call Chris or Lisa Hall at (805) 2586044.

Baptists offer new casual service

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church announces a new casual service on Sunday evenings beginning on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. The congregation states that this service is “where you can come see who Jesus really is and watch Him in action through a study of the Gospel of John. We invite you to come and find the difference Jesus Christ can […]

Camarillo LDS to welcome Ellsworth

The Camarillo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host Richard M. Ellsworth, president of the CaliforniaVentura Mission of the LDS Church at 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 15 at the stake house, 1201 Paseo Camarillo. Ellsworth will give a free presentation of “Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Refreshments will be served For more information, call (805) 612-2213.

Chabad gives class on Genesis

The Chabad of Camarillo will offer a 12part course on “Origins,” a study of the Book of Genesis (Beraishit/Genesisi) on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 18 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center of Camarillo, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, No. 112. The class will be taught by Rabbi Aryeh Lang and is part of the Jewish Learning Institute. The course […]

Former USC star Miller to speak at dedication of Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Cheryl Miller, former USC four-time All-American and Olympic gold medal basketball star, will serve as keynote speaker for the 11 a.m. dedication of California Lutheran University’s Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on Sat., Oct. 21. A former head coach and general manager of the WNBA Phoenix Mercury, Miller is an inductee to the Basketball Hall of Fame. She is currently […]

YMCA offers Halloween safety tips for children

The Conejo Valley YMCA offers these tips to trick-or-treaters for a safer Halloween. +Wear lightcolored costumes with labels indicating “flame retardant.” +Wear shorter costumes to prevent tripping. +Add reflective tape or striping to costumes for greater visibility. +Use face makeup. Do not wear hoods or masks that obscure the face and vision. +Adult should take younger children door-to-door in daylight […]

Something has to give

Rio Mesa's explosive offense challenges Oxnard's stingy defense in a battle of Pacific View League powers

Early on this season, Rio Mesa’s football team showcased an explosive offense that has averaged 33 points a game, including three games in which it scored over 40 points. Oxnard’s football team shares the same 4-1 record as Rio Mesa, but they’ve done it with defense, only allowing 13 points a game. When Rio Mesa travels to Oxnard tonight, something […]