Camarillo youngster a Build-A-Bear semifinalist

Sixyearold Camarillo resident Quinn Rohrbach has been named a semifinalist in the 2008 Huggable Heroes search. She is one of 120 young people honored by Build-A-Bear Workshop for demonstrating leadership to help make the world a better place. Quinn is being recognized for helping raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by participating in various activities such as diabetes […]

Ventura College to host fun day

Ventura College Child Development Center will host a Family Fun Day from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sun., April 13 at the college, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. The event is for children ages 18 months to 8 years old and will include art projects, a giant block building area and bubble play. Hot dogs, cold drinks and baked goods will be […]

Rotary donates dictionaries

More than 2,000 given to elementary school students

Members of the Rotary Club of Ventura, with help from Ventura East Rotary, purchased 2,500 dictionaries and distributed them recently to all third and fourthgraders in elementary schools in the Ventura Unified School District. The project had been planned for more than three years, but the cost of the dictionaries had been a hindrance. Rotarians eventually found a vendor to […]

Tall ships to drop anchor

The 2008 Tall Ships fleet preview will be held on the following dates and times. •7 p.m. Tues., April 15 at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara. For more information, call Elenor Burciaga at (805) 9628404 or email Eburciaga@sbmm.org. •Noon Thurs., April 17 at California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Reservations are required. For […]

Free improvisational comedy, theater workshops for teens

Straight Up Ventura County will hold free teen improv workshops. The first eightweek session will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Wed., April 9 at the teen center in the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo at 1500 Temple St. The classes are free and will include basic improv theater and comedy, reality improv and social change theater. Students […]

A day at the library

FAMILY FUN- Paul Stamper, at left, reads to his son Andrew, 5, at the Camarillo Library on Sunday, while 4-year-old Trinity Levy, below, enjoys the warm sunlight with a giant stuffed panda in the library’s children’s section. The Camarillo library celebrated its first anniversary Sunday with music, flamenco dancing, story readings and food.

Use more mulch, less water in garden

Agromin offers tips for April

Warm air and soil temperatures make April an ideal time to plant summer vegetables and flowers, say experts at Agromin, a Camarillo-based manufacturer of soil products. •Plant vegetables: Coastal area residents still have time to plant cool-season vegetables such as lettuce, carrots and radishes. For the rest of the county, it’s time for warmseason vegetables such as tomatoes, corn, squash, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

A carjacking occurred between 6:30 and 7:11 p.m. March 26 in the 1700 block of S. Lewis Road. Two subjects, ages 29 and 18, were charged with the crime at 7:11 p.m. the same night in the 700 block of Mobile Avenue. A stolen check was altered and forged into the amount of $9,276.12 between Jan. 21 and March 24 […]

Community Briefs

Center for Creative Living offers classes The Center for Creative Living’s spring session will offer 18 classes at the Camarillo United Methodist Church during April and May. This is the fifth session of classes at the church for adults and children. Ten of the classes are for multiple sessions, and eight are onesession classes. Subjects include yoga, music, American Sign […]

Methodist kids perform plays

The children of the Camarillo United Methodist Church will present a Youth Drama Night at 7 p.m. Sat., April 26 in Brooks Hall at the church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. The evening will include two drama performances and a short dialogue. A $5 per person donation is requested, which will include pie and hot drinks. For more information, call (805) […]