Illegal, exotic pet sales thrive on black market

Why an exotic pet? What makes one pet seeker settle for a dog or cat, while another seeks out a wolf or a lion? In the opinion of one California animal control officer, “most people who keep wild animals have them as a vanity pet, for their own ego, not for the benefit of the animal.” Officially there are several […]

Singles can meet, mingle

The 40/50 Weekend Coffee Connection allows single men and women in Ventura County to mingle by participating in a variety of local activities. For more information, call (805) 277-1431.

Volleyball tryouts scheduled

California Heat Volleyball Club will have tryouts for girls’ teams Sun., Nov. 18 at Los Altos Middle School, 700 Temple Ave., Camarillo and Sun., Nov. 25 at Colina Middle School, 1500 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The club is based in Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 657-6700, e-mail info @californiaheatvbc.com or visit www.californiaheatvbc.com.

Happily ever after

FIRST OF MANY- Adolfo Camarillo High School grads Brandon Parker Knutson and Julie Elizabeth Humphrey will celebrate their first anniversary Nov. 19. Married at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom, Calif., the couple have made their home in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Brandon, son of Dennis and Julie Knutson of Camarillo, graduated from WyoTech of Sacramento in December 2006 and […]

Parents need to help protect children from online predators

The Camarillo Police Department presented a community forum for parents, “Cyber Safety: Keeping Your Kids Safe in a High Technology World,” earlier this month at Las Colinas School. The seminar was geared toward teaching parents about the dangers teens face when surfing the Internet. Senior Dep. Julie Novak with the Camarillo Police Department offered tips on how parents can safeguard […]

We all share the same name

“Not Christian or Jew, Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Zen. Not any religion or culture system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all . . . belong to the Beloved, have seen the two worlds as One and […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Thieves stole more than $5,000 in jewelry from an unlocked home in the 7100 block of Camino Las Ramblas between Sept. 1 and Oct. 28. The crime was reported Nov. 8. Someone stole an undisclosed amount of food from a locked food pantry at the Camarillo Health Care District, 1605 Burnley St., sometime between Nov. 2 and 5. Vandals caused […]

Symposium to address nursing shortage

Public invited to free event

A symposium titled “Ventura County Nursing Crisis: Education and Community Responses” will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. today, Fri., Nov. 16 at the Ventura County Office of Education. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Breakfast will be served. The symposium is part of the Ventura Nursing Legacy Project, a grant program […]

Children learn about the fun-damentals of art

PAINT AND PLAY- Lily Hershman, 10, of Camarillo mixes acrylic paints during “ArtSmart” art class at the Camarillo Art Center on Monday evening. The weekly class, which is funded through the city of Camarillo with supplemental funds from class tuition, teaches children about the fundamentals of art and design.

Endowment to help program

The nursing program at Cal State Channel Islands has received $534,588 from the California Endowment. The money received from the endowment will be used for the Nursing Pipeline Project, which will focus on underrepresented minority students and prepare them academically to apply for the nursing program.