Magna Carta brings history to life

Earlier this week, a copy of the Magna Carta, on loan from the Lincoln Cathedral in London, was sealed in a climate-controlled case inside the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum. The “Great Charter,” considered one of history’s most important documents, was signed in the 13th century by King John of England under threat of an armed rebellion by his beleaguered […]


Sometime between Jan. 5 and 6, about $500 in property was stolen from an unlocked garage in the 300 block of Spindlewood Avenue. Vandals caused about $3,000 in damage to a car parked in the 3100 block of Canopy Drive sometime between Jan. 6 and 7. It was reported Jan. 6 that sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1 vandals […]

A reminder of Christ’s baptism

SACRED CEREMONY—Thousand Oaks High School sophomore and water polo team member Eleni Misthos, 15, above at right, holds up the wooden cross she retrieved after diving into Ventura Harbor during the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church’s Epiphany and Blessing of the Waters Ceremony at Ventura Harbor on Jan. 11. A number of youngsters participate in the Camarillo church’s annual event […]

Teens welcome

The Teen Connection Program of Temple Ner Ami will hold a combined meeting of the senior and junior youth groups from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 26 at the temple, 4098 Calle Tesoro, Camarillo. Students will discuss the upcoming congregational dinner and National Federation of Temple Youth Convention. For more information, please call Daniel Newman Lessler or Shoshannah Frankel […]

New student registration will begin in March

All schools within Pleasant Valley School District will conduct registration for kindergartners and any students not yet enrolled in the school district. Registration will take place from March 9 to 13. Parent information meetings for incoming kindergarten students will be held at all elementary schools from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Fri., Feb. 6 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Mon., […]

Strawberry Festival appoints Mullin director

The all-volunteer executive board of the California Strawberry Festival recently appointed Patrick Mullin to serve as interim volunteer director for the 2009 festival. After leaving his position as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Oxnard, Mullin will begin serving as festival director in January, following the departure of Bonnie Weigel, who recently joined FOOD Share as chief […]

Sign up for SELPA e-mail

Parents of students in special education programs can sign up to receive information via e-mail. Announcements and information of interest to families of students with special needs, including events, support groups and changes to laws, will be sent by the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area community advisory committee. For more information, visit www.venturacountyselpa.com.

Trash schedule won’t change

E.J. Harrison and Sons will maintain its regular trash and recycling or green waste collection schedule in Camarillo during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, from Jan. 19 to 24. For more information, call (805) 647-1414.

Club is something to talk about

Ken Smith used to be afraid of public speaking. In 1990, the Camarillo resident was called for jury duty and had to answer questions put to him by a judge and lawyers. Smith came away from the experience feeling embarrassed by his answers and his lack of communication skills. Wanting to gain more confidence as a speaker, Smith joined Toastmasters […]

Mark Brown

Mark Brown was welcomed to Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office by broker/owner Bob Majorino and senior branch manager Jim Chutuk. Brown has more than 20 years of Ventura County real estate experience. Before affiliating with Prudential California Realty, he was the coowner and executive vice president of Brown Realtors, which had five residential resale offices and separate divisions for commercial, […]