Police host annual Citizen’s Academy program

The Camarillo Police Department will begin its 26th Citizen’s Academy program from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues., Feb. 21 in the community room at 3701 E. Las Posas Road. The 12-week course will give citizens an overview of the police department’s function and operational procedures. Presentations will be given by a superior court judge, K-9 offi- cer, SWAT team members, […]

University hostsfirst gospel concert

California Lutheran University will present its inaugural gospel concert at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 10 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus. The new CLU Gospel Choir, which formed in September, is one of the acts performing at the “Black History Concert: The Sunday Morning Experience.” The show will feature a variety […]

Program uses peace to face everyday conflicts

Unity of the Oaks Church invites the community to two workshops that will focus on peacemaking strategies for dealing with conflicts that arise in everyday life from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4 and 11 at the church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 113, Thousand Oaks. The workshops will explore spiritual principles and practices and provide games […]

The Art of Being

“Through giving generously, you are entitled to expect that life will fill your desires. You alone can create that expectancy by your willingness to release the good you hold, in order to receive a greater good. Once you establish the security of giving, you will never hesitate to give to a worthy cause. The beggar who seeks a handout from […]

Social activist to speak at Republican women’s club

The Camarillo Las Posas Republican Women Federated will feature social activist Star Parker at its 6 p.m. dinner meeting Wed., Feb. 22 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave. Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a nonprofit which promotes market-based public policy solutions to fight poverty. He will address issues […]

City honors citizen patrol volunteers

Four Camarillo Citizen Patrol members were honored at a December event by Mayor Jan McDonald, sheriff’s commander and Police Chief Steve DeCesari and members of the City Council. Awarded certificates of appreciation were Carole Crouse, David Fish, Ed Christensen and Marv Aeder, each surpassing 5,000 hours of volunteer service with the Citizen Patrol. A congratulatory plaque to acknowledge their accomplishments […]

The Other Side Of 50

The third place

I have a neighbor who heads to the beach when life becomes too stressful. When the strain of caring for her 95-year-old mother or the overwhelming demands at work become too much to handle, watching and listening to the waves, feeling the sand under her feet and the warmth of the sun on her face provide a healing experience. This […]

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Zootopia fundraiser supports environmental education

Zootopia will host its third annual winter fundraiser, “Betting on Our Future,” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. The casino night will feature hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction. Zootopia advocates will also share some thoughts. The fundraiser will support Zootopia’s efforts to provide wildlife, environmental and […]