2007-12-28

Camarillo Eagles make history



FLYIN’ HIGH- The Camarillo Eagles U-11 soccer team put up a stellar performance at the 2007 League Cup, giving up just one goal during the tournament and powering its way to the semifinals. It was the first-ever appearance for the Eagles in the tournament’s final four, where they faced off against Slammers FC. Though narrowly defeated by their southern rival […]

Squirrel of the Month



HANG IN THERE- – You can try all you want to convince a squirrel that it’s better to give than receive and he’ll still steal from the birds. Eagle-eyed photographer Michelle Thiesen of Newbury Park caught this thief committing larceny at her bird feeder.

DUI crackdown to continue



“Avoid the 14,” the 19-day Ventura County holiday crackdown on drunk and drugged drivers, began Dec. 15 and will continue until New Year’s Day. It is named for the county’s 14 police agencies. Senior Officer Humberto Jimenez said that officers from several police agencies in Ventura County screened 1,117 vehicles at the checkpoint, ran six field sobriety tests and issued […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Camarillo Someone stole an undisclosed amount of property from the Chabad of Camarillo, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, sometime between Dec. 10 and 19. Vandals caused an unreported amount of damage to the wall of a building in the 100 block of La Crescenta Drive sometime between Dec. 15 and 18. A 55-year-old woman involved in a traffic accident near the […]

Pet of the Week



INSTANT FRIEND- Albert is a 3- or 4-year-old male mastiff/ rhodesian ridgeback mix. He is very sweet, leash-trained and a staff favorite. Albert would do best with an active family. Albert is available now for adoption at the Camarillo Animal Shelter. His animal ID is A378774. Call (805) 388-4341.

Fundraiser at Skatelab



Skatelab in Simi Valley will host an all-night fundraising event Saturday for the National High School Skateboard Association. The first 100 skateboarders to sign up will be able to enjoy a night filled with food, drinks, competitions, raffles and music. The event will start at 7 p.m. and won’t end until 7 a.m. the following morning. Friends and family are […]

Valenzano to head board

New president is youngest in history of Ventura County Board of Education

Chris Valenzano, 28, has been selected to serve as president of the Ventura County Board of Education. He is the youngest president in the history of the board. Valenzano graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School in 1997 and from California State University Channel Islands with a bachelor’s degree in business in 2004. He serves as an emergency manager and reservist […]

Shave a few strokes off your golf game in 2008

Most golfers keep moving from one swing tip to another, all in search of the secret.

There is a lot of free advice in the golf community, but much of it is misleading and conflicting. Some tips are considered “mustdos” that will guarantee results for all golfers. But this is not true because many of these tips are negotiable- they can work well for some, but for most golfers they’re just nonsensical bits of advice that […]

Club needs to raise roof on fundraising efforts



Imogene Gregory will celebrate her 99th birthday next month and counts the years she’s spent as a member of the Somis Thursday Club as among her most productive. “I think it’s just great,” the Leisure Village resident said. But Gregory said she feared the 98-year-old women’s club was in danger of dying out after November winds damaged the roof of […]

RMHS at Kiwanis tourney



READY TO RUN- Gabe Soliz and the Rio Mesa High boys’ basketball team plays Santa Clara today at 2 p.m. in the Ventura Kiwanis Tournament. The game is at Ventura High.