Camarillo man charged for child porn

Camarillo resident Christopher Oswald, 41, has been arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. The investigation and arrest were a joint operation conducted by investigators with the Southern California High Tech Task Force, U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Defense. The investigation began in 2007 when federal agents began targeting users of major […]

Grammy nominee to headline Camarillo Art, Jazz Festival

On tap will be full day of art, music, food, drink

The 2008 Camarillo Art and Jazz Festival will be Sat., Sept. 13 at 2400 Ventura Blvd. in Old Town Camarillo. The event will include entertainment, artists, gourmet food and the Concert Under the Stars. A farmers’ market will begin at 8 a.m., and a music and art walk featuring more than 50 artists will be from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

Art Center events include exhibit of favorite works

Camarillo Art Center has announced its upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the center, 3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 445-7061 or visit www.CamarilloArtCenter.org. •John Colby, Family and Friends will be showing from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 to Sept. 7, as well as 5 to 7 […]

Coming to terms with an ailing parent

My dad is the best thing since sliced bread. He’s the jelly in mum’s doughnut and the sugar in my coffee. He cheats at Monopoly, plays a mean game of pool and acts like a wee boy when he breaks 99 on the golf course. You would like my dad; everyone does. Lately, dad hasn’t been as active since the […]

Pet of the Week


Church dedicates friendship garden Members and friends of Camarillo United Methodist Church will dedicate the newly completed Friendship Garden at 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 13 at the church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. The event will include family games and a Jolly Jump. A churchwide picnic and bingo will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. The evening will conclude with […]

Setting ACHS up for title run

Taggesell looks to lead Scorpions in her senior year

For four years at Camarillo High, Trevor Taggesell did a good job looking after his younger sister, Carlye. Now the ACHS girls’ volleyball team is hoping Carlye Taggesell can help guide them. The younger Taggesell, now a senior, has developed into one of the Ventura County’s top setters and will be looked upon this season to lead the Scorpions. Last […]

Sprucing up the school

CARING FOR CAPE—Grant Larson, 5, carefully snips and clips stray branches from bushes at the new Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education site with his brother Adam, 7, in the background, and their father during CAPE Work Day last week. Parents, teachers and students teamed up to clean the old Valle Lindo School site, preparing CAPE for the upcoming school year. […]

Carden School sponsoring scholarships

The Carden School of Camarillo and several families who wish to remain anonymous are sponsoring scholarships for children from preschool through eighth grade. The scholarships are part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Carden, a nonreligious private school on E. Las Posas Road that has never before offered grants. “I can’t think of a better way to pay back the […]

Black-&-white photos will be exhibited

“Up, Down and All Around,” an exhibit of black and white photos by Gail Lansbury, will be on display from Tues., Aug. 19 to Sat., Sept. 13 at the Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. An artist’s reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23. Lansbury has taken photographs in Africa, China, the European […]