Free Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army will serve the annual free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 at the Corps, 622 W. Wooley Road, Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 483-9235.

Discovery Center presents speaker series

Lectures make science relevant, interesting

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology is presenting its second season of talks, “Science Everyone Can Understand,” at Baxter BioSciences, 1 Baxter Way, Thousand Oaks. “We are thrilled to broaden our offerings for adults with this fabulous speaker series,” said Wayne Davey, Discovery Center board member and past president. “We hope to impact people’s thinking and encourage discussion about […]

Camarillo among four local cities that lost out on funding to help prevent homelessness

The cities of Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Ventura have missed out on hundreds of thousands of dollars for homeless prevention due to what state housing officials say was an application error. In August, the four cities filed a joint application with the state Department of Housing and Community Development to receive a total of $1.2 million in Homeless […]


FRI., NOV. 13 St. Patrick’s Day School Holiday Boutique 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Vendors selling jewelry, clothing for adults and children, custom bags, personalized children’s items, custom-made shirts, home decor items, blankets, candy. Gourmet lunch, baked goods for sale. School fundraiser. Phone: 805.497.1416 Web: www.stpatricksdayschool.org Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 11/13/2009 Westlake […]

Elvis impersonator to be feted by theater

The High Street Theater Foundation will host the fourth annual Champion of the Arts brunch at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 14, at the Secret Garden restaurant, 255 E. High St., Moorpark. The event will have live and silent auctions, music, brunch and presentation of the annual Champion of the Arts award to Raymond Michael Hebel. Hebel has long been active […]

Squirrel of the Month

SQUIRREL ON VACATION— Rory McDonald of Camarillo submitted this picture of a squirrel that was taken during a recent vacation to Yosemite National Park. McDonald said the little guy is looking out toward Half Dome from Glacier Peak. Do you have a picture of a furry friend you’d like to submit to be considered for Squirrel of the Month? Please […]

Young at Art

The Young at Art studio will present its annual holiday art contest and show from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21 at the studio, 601 Mobil Ave., Ste. F, Camarillo. The categories will include children and adults of all ages. Free face painting, cookie decorating and ornament making will be available for children. Attendees at the show can sign […]

Higher Camarillo water rates leave users with that sinking feeling

Camarillo’s water rates are on the rise, and it seems there’s little we can do to stem the tide. Due to the prolonged drought and recent cutbacks in wholesale supplies, local residents are being told they must reduce their consumption or pay a higher price. But even after they make an effort to conserve, users in other water districts have […]

California’s new neighbors program

Holiday deadlines

The issue of Nov. 27 requires early deadlines because of Thanksgiving on Nov. 26. Editorial items, including letters to the editor and press releases, must be received by 11 a.m. Thurs., Nov. 19 for the Nov. 27 edition. This is the same deadline for reserving real estate ads. Display ads must be reserved by 11 a.m. Fri., Nov. 20 for […]