2010-06-18

A hard core workout



Gives kudos to Las Colinas



I have had the privilege of serving as a math tutor/teacher’s aid for two sixth-grade teachers at Las Colinas Middle School, Camarillo, this past school year. The demands made upon the teachers can only be appreciated when experiencing it on a daily basis. First there’s an opening math drill for review, lesson presentation, note taking and the assignment. The instructor […]

Letter was ‘another tired attempt’ to attack Democrats



This letter is in response to the June 11 letter written by Steve Stumps regarding the fact that President Obama did not speak at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. On Memorial Day President Obama made a speech at a cemetery in Chicago. He was not the first president to miss the Arlington ceremony on Memorial Day. Mr. Stumps’ letter […]

County fire department sponsors blood drive



The Ventura County Fire Department and United Blood Services will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Thurs., June 24 in Camarillo. The UBS bloodmobile will be parked on the Camarillo Airport grounds near the Ventura County Fire Department administration building on Durley Avenue at Academy Drive. Advanced registration is encouraged. Appointments are available for both whole cell […]

Join senior walking club



The Pleasant Valley Senior Center hosts a walking club that meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday in front of the senior center at 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 482-4881.

Contest winners learn how to balance their lives in healthy ways




Eight residents living in the greater Conejo Valley/Ventura County region are undergoing a “body, mind, spirit” transformation as a result of a contest sponsored by the California Health & Longevity Institute in Westlake Village. The participants were chosen from more than 100 applicants to participate in the six-month “Project Transformation,” a personalized health program that touches on all aspects of […]

Council OKs pay raise for next year




It would be incorrect to say the Camarillo City Council voted itself a raise earlier this month, City Manager Jerry Bankston said. At the June 9 meeting, city council members unanimously approved an ordinance allowing for a 5 percent pay increase for the City Council in 2011 and another 5 percent in 2012. By state law, local governments can raise […]

City’s finances in ‘solid’ shape

State took $1.7 million from Camarillo last year


Although state legislators are struggling with an $18-billion deficit next fiscal year, Camarillo officials expect revenue to once again outpace expenses. At a five-hour budget workshop on June 5 at the Camarillo Library, Ronnie Campbell, finance director, said the city expects to spend $104.1 million in the next fiscal year while receiving $77.4 million in revenue and $27 million from […]

Class of 2010



Lessons learned between the base paths




Decked out in his Dodger uniform complete with wristbands and a matching jacket, Joseph Crosby looks like he’s ready to take batting practice at Dodger Stadium. But the 7-year-old who just finished his fourth season playing in the Camarillo PONY Baseball Association is more than a few years away from the green field and blue walls at Chavez Ravine. That’s […]