FRI., MARCH 26 Bingo Night At Newbury Park High School cafeteria, 456 Reino Road. Hosted by NPHS PFA. For ages 18 and up. Drinks, snacks, candy for sale. School fundraiser. Child care for $5 donation. Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 3/26/2010 Friday Night Jazz & Dessert Fundraiser 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St. Dessert from […]

Celebration at Alma Via

Alma Via of Camarillo invites families to its spring celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., March 27 at Alma Via, between Las Posas and Antonio streets near St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo. The event will include visits with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, family games and raffles for prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association California […]

Learn about road safety

The California Highway Patrol offers a traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Tues., March 30 at the Ventura Area CHP office, 4656 Valentine Road, Ventura. The program is an educational tool for parents and teenagers in the CHP’s effort to reduce the number of teenage injuries and deaths resulting from traffic collisions. The Start […]

Contest for local teens

Ventura County residents ages 12 to 25 who are interested in making a change in their community are encouraged to write about it in a minimum of 500 words in the “Say It Straight Up” competition. Prizes for the two age groups—12 to 17 and 18 to 25— include $100 in cash and gift certificates to several local attractions, including […]

Superior Court seeks grand jurors

The Ventura County Superior Court is seeking nominations for the 2010-2011 grand jury. A nominee must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, in possession of their natural faculties, a resident of Ventura County for at least one year, with no felony convictions or malfeasance in office, and of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and […]

Audubon field trips prepare for flight

The Ventura Audubon Society welcomes beginners on all field tripsRain cancels any trip. For more information and for driving directions, call the event leader or visit the website at www .VenturaAudubon.org. • •Sat., April 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Restoration workday at Hedrick Ranch Nature Area Restoration Program, Santa Paula. Come at 8 a.m. for birding. Leader is Sandy Hedrick, (805) 3400478.   […]

Strickland announces he will run for state controller

State Sen. Tony Strickland (RThousand Oaks) announced his candidacy for state controller earlier this month. “Campaigns are about ideas and leadership. During these tough economic times, Californians deserve a state controller with the courage to make the tough decisions. After four years, John Chiang’s failure to lead and reform how taxpayer money is managed is now a matter of fact. […]

The Movie Nut

“Bounty Hunter”

Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is an ex-cop, a bounty hunter with a gambling debt. Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston) is an ace reporter who smells a police coverup in a recent suicide. Milo and Nicole were married once, but now they seem happy apart. When Nicole ditches a court appearance to follow a hot lead, the perturbed judge puts out a […]

For the record

Peyman Pirmoradi was the victim, not the suspect in an attempted robbery reported in the March 12 edition of the paper. The editor regrets the error. In regard to a March 12 article about small business loans, Carole Davis, branch manager for Rabobank in Camarillo, said the bank will consider new companies for loans. Also, contrary to what the article […]

Late start forces cancellation of annual Celtic Fair

Most vendors had already committed to other spring events

For the first time in nine years, Camarillo won’t have a Celtic Fair. The Camarillo Kiwanis Club recently canceled the benefit that would have run May 1 and 2 at Freedom Park in the Camarillo Airport. This would have been the 10th year for the family event that celebrates Irish and Scottish traditions. Organizers got a late start on planning […]