Southern Baptists assist with flood relief efforts

Southern Baptist-trained disaster relief volunteers are serving round-the-clock in areas devastated by recent flooding in the Midwest. So far, Southern Baptists have logged more than 3,000 volunteer hours and prepared more than 95,000 hot meals for flood victims. Southern Baptists have moved in recovery and "mud out" teams to help make flooded homes inhabitable again. Nineteen teams are serving in […]

Fairy Tales in the Park will play throughout July

An unhappy couple, misguided parents, an arranged marriage make for confusion in the forest. With the audience’s help, Puck, the mischievous sprite from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” can put things right- or make them worse in the next production for Fairy Tales in the Park, presented by the all-volunteer troupe of Gypsies in a Trunk. Performances of “Puck: A Midsummer […]

‘Pippin’ hot

For your summertime enjoyment, Camarillo Community Theatre amazes with the rarely produced musical “Pippin,” which deserves attention. The title character is the eldest son of King Charlemagne, empire builder of the first century A.D. Any resemblance between the historical Pippin and the stage character ends there. What transpires in the show has no basis in fact, and why this obscure […]

YMCA to offer residential camps

The Camarillo Family YMCA is accepting enrollments for Y Summer Resident Camps. Signups are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Y camps offer opportunities to learn new skills, enjoy the outdoors, make new friends and practice trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Activities include archery, challenge courses, swimming, canoeing, nature lore, crafts, campfires and nondenominational chapels. Financial assistance/ […]

Fireworks show to be held at Camarillo High

The city of Camarillo will host the July Fourth fireworks and fun day at 3 p.m. Fri., July 4 at Camarillo High School, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd. The event will include bounce houses, glow sticks, children’s activities, live entertainment, food and drinks. The Pleasant Valley Lions Club will sell burgers and hot dogs. Clubs and boosters from Camarillo High will […]

Silver screen under the stars

GETTING COMFY- Mesa Union School student Katherine Rose, 6, arrives with a sleeping bag and lawn chair for a night at the movies at the Camarillo Community Center, where “Any Bully” was shown last Friday.

Church hosts class on Jesus, Judas and Pilate

Camarillo United Methodist Church will host a class on “Jesus and His Critics” at 7 p.m. Mon., July 14 and 21 in Howald Parlor at the church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The two-week class will cover questions such as “What was so bothersome to some about the Sermon on the Mount?” and “What roles have Judas, Caiaphas and Pilate been assigned […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Camarillo Sometime between June 14 and 16, thieves stole an undisclosed amount of personal property from an unlocked car parked in the 5300 block of Plata Rosa. It was reported June 16 that someone stole a $100 pull-out stereo from an unlocked car parked in the 60 block of Abrazo Drive sometime between June 13 and 14. It was reported […]

Pet of the Week

HAPPY LITTLE FELLOW- Bo Jangles, a 3-year-old beagle/Chihuahua mix, is ready to find a new home. He is friendly, fun and very eager to please. His new family can take him home right away because he is already neutered. To adopt Bo Jangles, ask for animal ID No. A414938 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have […]

Owning a pet can build a child’s self-esteem, improve grades

A pet can be more than a warm, furry or feathered friend that greets you when you return home. Growing up with pets can be good for a child’s health and development. Research has shown that interacting with pets can contribute to a child’s self-esteem and selfconfidence. A positive relationship with a pet can help a child learn about responsibility […]