Music festival to bring big name musical performers, art and more to Camarillo

The newly named Camarillo’s Old town MusicFest will take place on September 22 and feature the E Family with Sheila E and american idol semi-finalist Kendra Chantelle.

Camarillo’s Old Town MusicFest has announced that The E Family featuring Sheila E, The J, and Peter Michael Escovedo will headline this year’s Old Town MusicFest (formerly known as the Art & Jazz Festival) Saturday, September 22, in historic Old Town Camarillo. Sheila E is an R&B legend and master percussionist. The entire event will run from 3:00 – 10:00 […]

Eagles spread wings and conquer all

Noriega heads to Bay

Scorpion softball standout bound for Cal State Monterey Bay on a scholarship

Bianca Noriega’s biggest thrill in high school was helping Camarillo High win the CIFSouthern Section Division 2 softball championship in 2011. Now, the Scorpion outfielder and right-handed pitcher is ready to produce blissful softball memories at the collegiate level. Noriega will take her powerful bat and rocket arm to Cal State Monterey Bay this fall. It didn’t take long for […]

Members in the News

Assembly Bill 341 requires commercial recycling California Assembly Bill 341 went into effect on July 1, mandating commercial recycling for all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week and all multi-family dwellings with five units or more regardless of the amount of waste… all municipalities are required to conduct education and outreach activities to inform […]

Member employees are Chamber members too

Did you know that, with very few exceptions, if your employer is a member of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, you are too? Unless you work as an independent contractor or under a broker as in the case of real estate or insurance, you are automatically considered a member of the Chamber when your employer signs up. Businesses that join […]

Am HaYam hosts three open houses

Congregation Am HaYam will host three open houses for those interested in meeting the community and Rabbi J. B. Sacks. The first two open houses will be parlor meeting-style gatherings at the homes of members. Fil Barton will host from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 5 at her home in Camarillo. Brenda and Arnie Rich will welcome visitors […]

A taste of Persia

Sitting at a table in the middle of his supermarket, now under construction in Camarillo, Bob Afshari sipped a cup of black tea flavored with saffron on Monday morning. Afshari, 72, said the deep red spice is used to flavor and color Persian dishes such as rice, stews and tea, the type of dishes Afshari grew up eating in Iran. […]

On call at St. John’s

Monk’s medical background gives him unique perspective

The Rev. Luke Dysinger pairs his traditional monk habit with Birkenstock sandals that peek out beneath his hem. The 59-year-old priest and assistant professor at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo traded in his blue doctor’s scrubs for black robes 30 years ago when he left his medical residency for a monk’s monastery. Dysinger brings his medical training as well as […]

All the family in

Kozaks share the spotlight in Ojai theater’s ‘Sound of Music’

The Kozak sisters have a closet filled with costumes. Princess dresses with sequins and ruffles, wedding dresses with fur, poodle skirts from the 1950s, a black tulle tutu and the rough-hewn robes worn by Mary and Joseph from the Nativity scene. The girls, Caris, 13; Rebecca, 9; and Candace, 5, use the costumes not for playtime, but for performances in […]

Summer the season for blue whale sightings

Blue whale season in California is underway. Whether you’ve never been aboard a whale watching vessel, or have spotted almost every cetacean species that makes its way through our waters, don’t miss this year’s opportunity to see the largest animal to ever inhabit the Earth. Blue whales, once near extinction, have rebounded in number, thanks to strict international regulations on […]