Conejo Mountain memorial park opens funeral home

Cheryl Wiley’s reaction when she first stepped into Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park’s newly completed 15,000-square-foot facility wasn’t typical for someone walking into a funeral home. “It’s very relaxing when I walk in here,” said Wiley, a former Camarillo native, during a recent tour of the $4 million building that opened its doors earlier this month. But that’s […]

Making the grade

Garrett Rau overcame issues in the classroom and now stars for Scorpion baseball team

Baseball wasn’t Garrett Rau’s problem. Rau, a Camarillo High senior, has long been blessed with the ability to hit and pitch a ball, field a position and run the bases. Rau always makes sure every aspect of his game is top-notch at all times. At the onset of the school year, however, Rau wasn’t paying much attention to the other […]

Scorpion volleyball team wins a grudge match against Rio Mesa

Camarillo boys prevail in three games

In front of a boisterous crowd at Rio Mesa High Tuesday night, the Camarillo boys’ volleyball team overcame a shaky start to defeat its crosstown rivals in three games- 26-24, 25-15 and 25-19. Junior setter Trevor Taggesell had 33 assists for the Scorpions, while junior outside hitter Chris Carlson added 16 kills and three aces. Senior middle blocker Kurtis Gunther […]

Cam Heights 50th birthday

Camarillo Heights Elementary School in Camarillo will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2006-07 school year. There will be a schoolwide assembly birthday cake for all at 11 a.m. Fri., April 27. The school will host a family barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat., April 28. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs. There will be memorabilia […]

Steel drumming

A time to reap

GARDEN GROWERS- It’s time for harvest at Cornerstone Christian School with teacher Melissa Rizer, second from right, and her third-grade students, principal Colleen Brewer, right, Somis garden expert Marie Jasina, left, and garden organizer Laurie Sharpe, during school last Thursday in Camarillo. The children are growing lettuce, carrots and beans. It has been a challenge for the students to keep […]

CSUCI student arrested for alleged shooting spree threats

Virginia Tech shooting has colleges across county looking at security issues

As college faculty members and students everywhere struggled to comprehend last week’s tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, authorities at California State University at Channel Islands dealt with an April 19 . Internet incident that hinted at similar danger on the Camarillo campus. Alisha Salazar, a CSUCI freshman, had allegedly posted threatening remarks on Facebook, a social networking website. University officials […]

How to prepare for emergencies

Families need to prepare for unexpected events, as disasters of all types can happen with little or no warning. A major part of preparing is having a family contact plan. Families should set up a meeting to talk about the need to prepare for disasters and the types of emergencies that could potentially happen, including home fires, school shootings/acts of […]

Learn about Saturn, Titan

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 18 in the multipurpose room of Mesa Union School, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. The speaker will be David F. Coppedge, a systems administrator for the Cassini Mission to Saturn and Titan at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A member of the Cassini team since before […]

Accessorizing the home

FINISHING TOUCH- Michael Sudman of Specialty Home Hardware in Camarillo shows off some of his decorative bathroom and kitchen accessories at last weekend’s home remodeling show in Thousand Oaks. Dozens of vendors were on hand for the two-day event at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza.