T.O. Man found dead inside burning car

A Thousand Oaks man committed suicide Tuesday near Camarillo, authorities said. Deputies found Bruce Czernek, 50, in a burning parked car at 1:30 a.m., Tues., Nov. 3 on Fifth Street, half a mile south of Pleasant Valley Road, in the county’s unincorporated area just outside Camarillo, said Sgt. Dave Murray of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Armando Chavez, Ventura County […]

War hero to speak at Jubilee

Celebrated war hero and motivational speaker Bob Wieland will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. Sun., Nov. 8 at Jubilee Church, 1169 Calle Suerte in Camarillo. The theme of the Sunday service, a Veterans Day celebration, is “Honor and Healing.” Wieland, whom former President Ronald Reagan knighted “Mr. Inspiration,” is a Vietnam War veteran who lost his legs June […]

Lutherans focus on family

First Lutheran Church will host Focus on the Family’s national parenting simulcast event at 8 a.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at the church, 380 Arneill Road, Camarillo. The parenting conference, made possible via satellite technology, is expected to reach as many as 50,000 people and will offer practical everyday tools to help families. The program will be broadcast from Focus on […]

Benjamin Franklin would be proud

Bravo to Camarillo’s City Council and staff for doing the one thing that many government agencies don’t— spend less than they make. Camarillo officials recently reported the city will add a projected $1.4 million to its general fund this fiscal year. Although it is modest, this bump comes despite the fact that the nation is in one of its worst […]


Duo’s greatest trick? Sticking together

It sounds like an odd recipe for success, but the shocking yet cerebral Penn and Teller have built a career performing magic for people who hate magic shows. The pair will bring their mix of magic and comedy to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza tonight, Fri., Nov. 6. Fans of the duo—who’ve performed together for more than three decades—know […]

27th annual Strawberry Festival in search of 2010 poster entries

Winner will best capture look, feel of celebration

The 27th annual California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for its 2010 official poster contest, with $2,000 to be awarded the winner. The entry deadline is Jan. 4. The poster will be used in marketing and advertising and also printed on collectible T-shirts and promotional items. The festival will be on May 15 and 16, 2010. The contest has no age […]

Golf tourney to benefit vintage aircraft organization

The inaugural Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing Golf Tournament will take place on Mon., Nov. 16 at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. Play begins at 10 a.m. with cocktails and raffle at 3 p.m. and dinner and auction at 4 p.m. The golf entry donation of $195 for individuals and $780 for a foursome includes a […]


FRI., NOV. 6 The Ol’ Bag Party Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters at Las Posas Country Club, Camarillo. Social hour at noon. Champagne luncheon at 1 p.m. Chef Andy Brooks gives cooking demo. Silent auction. Order tickets online or by phone. Phone: 805.484.2282 Contact: Terri Felix Web: www.bbsvc.org Time: 12:00 p.m. Date: 11/6/2009 Whizzing Around The World With Irma […]

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