Health Briefs

Atrial fibrillation topic of seminar The Community Memorial Health System will present a free seminar about atrial fibrillation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sat., Jan. 14 in the Soule Park banquet room at 1033 East Ojai Ave. Dr. Ishu Rao, a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist, will lead the seminar about atrial fibrillation—the most common heart rhythm abnormality in the United States. […]

Sisters publish devotional book

Christian Family Supplies will host a book launch of “Classic Christianity: A Year of Timeless Devotions” volumes 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 24 at 1770 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. While helping their elderly mother move from the Camarillo home she had lived in for nearly 50 years, local siblings Cara Shelton and Patricia Ediger found […]

Website helps teachers buy skill-building supplies

Elementary school teacher Kimberly Michaud was eager to tell her class the news. Someone had donated $567 to provide her third- graders with five interactive reading and writing practice games. “Two little girls . . . were just flabbergasted that somebody was going to send them (more than) $550 worth of supplies,” said Michaud, a teacher at El Descanso Elementary […]

District seeks applicant for bond committee

Oxnard Union High School District is seeking an applicant to fill a vacancy on its Measure H Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. Measure H was passed by OUHSD voters in November 2004 authorizing the district to issue up to $135 million in general obligation bonds to build two new high schools, including one in Camarillo, and renovate existing campuses. The only […]

Camarillo Academic Olympics to begin in January

The Camarillo Academic Olympics will hold its first round of competitions for fourth- through eighth-grade SuperQuiz Teams from Jan. 18 through 20 at public and private schools in Camarillo and Somis. Every two years, students can try out for their school’s team for the opportunity to win medals in one to three of the following subjects: art, creative writing, current […]

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New housing community moves forward

Construction of a 48- acre residential community off the 101 Freeway near Ponderosa and Earl Joseph drives may begin once the Springville interchange— freeway access ramps between Las Posas Road and Central Avenue—is complete in spring 2012. The Camarillo Planning Commission approved the residential project in a regular meeting Dec. 6. The development is slated for a public hearing with […]

Free tax help for seniors

The AARP Tax-Aid Program will provide free tax preparation for senior and low- and moderate-income residents on Wednesday afternoons from Jan. 4 through April 1 at Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road. Volunteers who are trained each year on state and federal regulations and are certified by the IRS will provide free tax preparation services. For information […]

What Medicare covers when you go to the hospital

One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what is covered, and how much do you pay? Medicare helps cover certain medical services and supplies in hospitals. To get the full range of benefits, you must have both Medicare Part A, which is hospital insurance, and Part B, which […]

Troop R.E. Sees Modest Increase In Ventura County Home Prices

We’ve witnessed the bottom of the housing market and envision a 2-to-3 percent increase in property values in Ventura County during 2012, buoyed by a 20 percent increase in sales during the past 60 days and dwindling inventory, the top official a residential real estate company reports. Brian Troop, president of Troop Real Estate Inc., said that housing prices are […]