2007-09-21

Prudential California Realty



Most successful companies understand that true inspiration comes from within the organization. There are certain individuals who have specific strengths and excel in those areas. In embracing that concept, broker/ owner Bob Majorino of Prudential California Realty and his management team chose outstanding agents from each of their five offices to form a Distinguished Speaker Series. There will be eight […]

Mike Schmanski



Mike Schmanski, a Realtor in Rodeo Realty’s Calabasas office, had an outstanding turnout as he continued his tradition of giving back to his community by serving In-N-Out burgers to friends and neighbors at his annual “Neighborhood Appreciation” cookout. “My neighbors are simply the best, and it is my way of thanking them for their continued support,” said Schmanski. “The smiles […]

How green is our valley



FIELD OF DREAMS- Pumpkins and sunflowers catch the last bit of sunlight earlier this week in a Camarillo field shadowed by Boney Mountain. Although warm weather and little rain have kept much of Ventura County parched, the overcast mornings of fall have slowly begun to cool off the region.

Third top administrator leaves school district



Assistant Superintendent Jan Maez will soon be leaving the Pleasant Valley School District, school officials announced in a statement earlier this week. Maez will be an assistant superintendent with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Her last day with Pleasant Valley has yet to be determined, but she’s expected to stay in Camarillo until October. “I got a great opportunity,” […]

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West Nile virus found in Ventura County



A man in his early 40s became the first person in Ventura County this year to be diagnosed with West Nile virus, health officials said last week. The man is now recovering in his home after being admitted to the hospital with high fever, nausea and vomiting. West Nile virus is a disease most often spread by infected mosquitoes. The […]

Seniors enjoy simplicity of the Internet



John Darnall knows how to get around on the Internet. He’s been researching his family’s genealogy for years. But when it comes to using the word processing program or any of the other more basic functions on his laptop computer, the 94-year-old Camarillo resident said he needs a little help. To learn to navigate the world of computers, Darnall is […]

Sleeping, living in the garage banned by city



The city of Camarillo has prohibited the residential use of garages and other non-habitable spaces or structures. Municipal Code Chapter 9.50 was a response to City Council concerns that nonhabitable spaces were being occupied illegally. Although other provisions prohibit using such places as living quarters, the council felt that consolidating the provisions into one ordinance would be a better way […]

Conserve candles for safety



Candlelight can be beautiful but also deadly. A fire started by an unattended candle in a Camarillo apartment could have been a disaster, but the combination of a working smoke detector and a properly installed and maintained fire sprinkler system resulted in the early discovery of the fire and limited its spread. The Ventura County Fire Department presents this information […]

‘Skimming’ theft of bank card info is on the rise



Most people don’t think about it. They go to the gas station and swipe their cards at the pump to fill up the tank- assuming that the charges will be justly deducted from their bank accounts. But the convenient transaction isn’t always safe. A report filed with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department indicated that someone had secretly installed an […]