Applicants needed for youth conference

Organizers of the 2009 Youth Gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are enlisting the help of 800 young adults to be “servant companions” from July 20 to 26. The gathering will attract 36,000 high school youth and adult leaders to New Orleans around the theme “Jesus Justice Jazz.” Each servant companion will welcome, lead, facilitate and care for […]

Strawberry Festival in Oxnard nears

The 25th annual California Strawberry Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat., May 17 and Sun., May 18 in Oxnard. Free on-site parking is available at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave. The festival began in 1984 as a tribute to the agricultural industry. It now ranks among the top outdoor festivals in […]

Bored out of your gourd? No way!

MUSICAL GOURDS- Michelle Trancoso of Camarillo, right, watches as her son Marco, 5, happily bangs on the drums made by Thousand Oaks-based artist Jan Jones, left, at the Channel Islands Gourd Society Art Show and Sale in Moorpark on Saturday.

Theater presents ‘Velveteen Rabbit’

The Ojai Art Center Theater presentation of “The Velveteen Rabbit” is continuing through May 18 at the theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. The play is based on the 1922 story by Margery Williams about a shabby toy bunny who is beloved by a child. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. […]

BMW grand prize at safe and sober after-prom party

Adolfo Camarillo High School parents are planning this year’s After Prom Party for the school’s seniors and their dates from midnight Sat., May 24 to 5 a.m. Sun., May 25 at the Roxy Theaters. This is the 16th year ACHS has sponsored a “safe and sober” party to encourage students to have fun in a safe and supervised environment. The […]


A Daisy Girl Scout recruiting event will be held for 4 and 5year-old girls and their parents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Sat., May 17, at the St. Mary Magdalen School field, 2534 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The event is a teddy bear picnic that will give children a chance to get to know other girls interested in joining […]

YMCA offers healthy, supervised activities

Child care, parents' night out also available

The Camarillo Family YMCA has announced its event calendar for May. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the YMCA, 3111 Village at the Park Drive, Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 484-0423 or visit www.ciymca.org. •Registration is being accepted for the fall child-care program. The Camarillo Family YMCA Child Care program is available for children in grades kindergarten […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

It was reported to police on May 5 that a 26-year-old man allegedly embezzled more than $10,000 from his employers, Dial Long Distance and Dial Security, 760 W. Ventura Blvd., between April 7 and May 1. The suspect was arrested May 5. A 32-year-old man was arrested May 6 at Ross, 225 W. Ventura Blvd., and charged with stealing more […]

PCH crash victim survives

The California Highway Patrol said earlier this week they have determined a 40-year-old Camarillo woman caused her own vehicle to overturn on Pacific Coast Highway last week, sending her to the hospital with moderate injuries. On May 7, Sandra Ballard was driving southbound on Pacific Coast Highway north of Sycamore Canyon when her 2005 Toyota Sienna minivan drifted to the […]

Lutheran golf tournament coming in June

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Agoura Hills will host its second annual golf classic at 1:30 p.m. Sun., June 8 at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyon Drive, Simi Valley. Tournament entry includes golf, cart fees, lunch, goodie bag, contest holes, a hole-in-one contest for a new car and more. After golf there will be a dinner and awards […]