2007-05-04

Crash under investigation



Camarillo police are investigating an April 26 traffic collision that occurred when a car crossed over the center line and struck a sport utility vehicle traveling the opposite direction on the 101 Freeway’s Central Avenue overpass. The car’s driver, Ricardo Zuniga Gutierrez, 23, of Oxnard, was arrested at 9:48 p.m. on suspicion of felony drunk driving. Gutierrez and his passenger […]

‘Hot Fuzz’



Directedby:Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Timo- thy Dalton, Bill Nighy Rated:R (for mildly risqué humor) Runningtime:122 minutes Bestsuited for: fans of the MTV-fueled, lightnin’ paced buddy cop flick; “Shaun of the Dead” addicts Least suited for: the oppo- site of the above While Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have soaked up the limelight touting their parody […]

Russert’s speech shows NBC broadcaster’s lighter side



Much has been said by analysts of the television industry that the golden era of the news journalist- – those years that produced Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley- – is gone forever. Tim Russert, however, the longtime host and moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” falls in snugly with those legends of the past. His address at […]

Day Camp to host open house



Gan Israel, a Jewish day camp in Camarillo, will host a community barbecue and open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., May 6 at Mission Oaks Park, 5501 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. Children registered for camp at the open house will receive a free camp T-shirt. Activites include a Jolly Jump and petting zoo. Food will be available. […]

Play games in ‘Acapulco’



Temple Ner Ami will hold a “Night in Acapulco” fundraiser from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Sat., May 5 at the temple, 4098 Calle Tesoro, Camarillo. Games include blackjack, poker, roulette and Texas Hold’em. In addition, there will be a silent auction and prize drawings throughout the night. All of the net proceeds go to the Temple general fund. Auctions items […]

Enjoy food, music, art at Festival in the Park



The fourth annual Festival in the Park will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sat., May 12 at Barranca Vista Center and Park, 7050 Ralston St., Ventura. Local artists such as Cheer-e-o the Clown and performers from the Reptile Family, Bible Fellowship Children’s Choir, Mad Science, Ventura County Spirit Company and Inlakech Cultural Arts Center will provide family entertainment. […]

Pair arrested on burglary charges



Two men were arrested April 25 on suspicion of shoplifting and burglary at several stores in the Camarillo Factory Outlet Mall. Rene Abraham, 33, of North Hollywood and Holger Alban, 34, of the City of Commerce were arrested after employees at Oshkosh B’Gosh called police to report that two men had stolen property from the store and left in a […]

Blood, guts and glory

Mixed martial artists take to the octagon in Oxnard

Sitting on a stool in his dressing room at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, Nick Willert asked for a trash can. He was about to spit up blood. Having taken just two minutes and four seconds to trounce his opponent, Mike Lyssand, in the main event of a seven-fight, mixed martial arts card titled “Under Destruction,” Willard, […]

ACHS senior receives scholarship

Justin Robert Allen plans to attend USC

The Republican Women Federated Club of Camarillo awarded its annual scholarship to Camarillo High School senior Justin Robert Allen at its monthly luncheon meeting on April 23. Allen has a cumulative grade point average of 4.7 through the first semester of his senior year. His school activities include yearbook editor-in-chief, sports editor of the school newspaper and tutoring after school. […]

Arellano named an editor of law journal



Oxnard resident Melissa Arellano was selected as lead articles editor of Pepperdine University’s Law Review Editorial Board, Vol. 35, which will be published in spring 2008. As the lead articles editor, Arellano is responsible for choosing the content and direction of the publication. Arellano’s other law school accomplishments include winning first place Respondent Brief in the Dalsimer Moot Court Competition […]