Ice cream social at Camarillo temple

Women of Temple Ner Ami will kick off their 2007-08 season with an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 23 at 4098 Calle Tesoro, Camarillo. The theme will be “Fun, Friends and Philanthropy.” The public is invited to attend. The officers will present the year’s activities, take sign-ups for projects to “repair the world,” called tikkkun olam in […]

Go back in time at Seaside Highland Games

Bagpipers, battle-axes, reenactment of Middle Ages

The Seaside Highland Games will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun, Oct.13 and 14 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd. The games will officially begin with the Grand Parade at noon on Saturday. The athletic events include the lifting and throwing of stones, weights and cabers. Men and women will be competing in […]

Memories of adopted magpie take flight in print

Author Shigueru “Shig” Yabu has evidently gone where no child’s book has gone before. The Camarillo resident recently published “Hello Maggie!”- a true account about his experience of raising a pet while living in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Now 75 years old, Yabu was 10 when the U.S. government forced his family and 120,000 other Japanese, […]

The stories we pass down

As I write this, my last remaining grandparent, my paternal grandmother, is in critical condition on her 95th birthday. Grandma Picarella might not make it out of the hospital alive. When my paternal grandfather died- the first of my grandparents to pass, I regretted not knowing more about him. So I made it a point to get to know my […]

Staying strong for 65 years

Max and Phyllis Grant can’t remember what drew them to each other but they know what has kept them together for 65 years. “We do just about everything together,” Max Grant, 87, said. They resolve issues together and Phyllis said she considers Max the head of the house. “I don’t think we’ve had any big disagreements,” said 83yearold Phyllis Grant. […]

Justice fund to host informational meeting

The Social Justice Fund for Ventura County will present an informational meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 18 in the Ventura County Community Foundation’s community room at 1317 Del Norte Road, Camarillo. The Social Justice Fund is a donor-advised fund hosted by the Ventura County Community Foundation. The fund will provide a minimum of $50,000 in financial grants […]

AAUW to present Authors Day

The Camarillo branch of the American Association of University Women will present Authors Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Authors scheduled to appear are Susan Kandal, Lisa See, Marcos McPeek Villatoro and Diane Rossen Worthington. The price of $40 includes lunch of lemon herb chicken, salmon […]

Kiwanis Club goes nuts for library fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Camarillo is conducting its annual “Peanut Day” fundraising event culminating Sat., Oct. 27. Members and sponsored youth groups will pass out peanuts at local shopping centers. Funds raised will be used to purchase books, carpeting and equipment for the Children’s Reading Center at the Camarillo Library. Donations can be made through the Kiwanis Club of Camarillo, […]

Pet of the Week

FOLDED EARS- Pumpkin is the only one of four kittens at the Camarillo Animal Shelter with the tips of her ears folded back. Despite her appearance, the 3-month-old kitten hears perfectly well and is completely healthy. She’s a shorthair, mostly white with gray tabby patches. She can be adopted by calling the shelter at (805) 388-4341, or by visiting 600 […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Camarillo Someone took prescription medication from the medicine cabinet of a home in the 6100 block of Paseo Encantada between Sept. 28 and 30. Vandals smashed the rear window a car parked in the 4000 block of Calle Tesoro sometime between Sept. 28 and 30. Burglars attempted to break into a roofing company in the 4300 block of Santa Clara […]