Most entertaining movies of 2013

If movies are entertainment, shouldn’t the ones voted “best” be those that are the most entertaining, even if they aren’t necessarily among the end-of-year blockbusters? Here is my countdown of the Top 10 Most Entertaining Movies of 2013. 10. “Gravity.” Never has a filmmaker created “nothingness” so realistically and suspended us in it for so long. Dialogue is choppy and […]


Scorpions look ahead to a bright future

It’s a new era for the Camarillo High girls’ water polo team. Heather Webster has taken over as head coach for the Scorpions. The rookie coach has major goals for the program. “We’ve had some hard times,” Webster said, “but we’re thinking big. It’s not crazy for us to start thinking league title. We’re getting a new pool soon and […]

Youths may explore STEM at workshop

Brighter Horizons Math, Science and Technology Conference, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) career exploration program for Ventura County students in grades five through nine, will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., March 8 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Students will choose three workshops to attend, where they will participate in fun activities that […]

Program focuses on atrisk youth and families

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will host a program titled Ventura County Children’s System of Care-AGENCY 101 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 29 in Salons A, B and C at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. The program will provide information for professionals working with at-risk children and […]

Musician, academic achiever wins award

Organization of black college tours hosts gala fundraiser

Event to take place at Oxnard hotel

The Pinkard Youth Institute will present its “A Heart for Youth” fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 16 at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 2101 Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. The event will celebrate 25 years of Black College Tours given by Bedford and Irene Pinkard. The annual tours were inspired by a trip to Prairie View A&M University in […]

It’s just a girl thing at CSUCI

Kristina Neville, a senior at California State University Channel Islands, enjoys running into her sorority sisters between classes. “It’s nice,” said Neville, a transfer student from El Camino College in Torrance. “I’ve made so many close friends in such a short amount of time.” The 22-year-old psychology major is a member of Zeta Pi Omega, the university’s only sorority. The […]

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Gardening enthusiast helps seed library bloom

Camarillo Library kicks off program this weekend

Longtime volunteer Laura Maher liked the idea of a seed library. She just didn’t realize she’d be the one to sow the program and try to grow it. To help turn her vision into a reality, Maher organized this Saturday’s workshop “Nurture Your Seeds,” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Camarillo Library. The workshop will be devoted to teaching […]

A capella concert to be sung in seminary chapel

The chamber vocal ensemble Oaks Camerata from the Conejo Valley will present a concert of classical music at 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 26 at St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo. The concert will be performed a cappella, or without instruments, in the acoustically rich seminary chapel. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Brian S. Driscoll, the 25-voice choir will […]