Rolling out the welcome mat

The Camarillo Newcomers Club will present its luncheon event at 11 a.m. Thurs., May 21 at the Saticoy Country Club, 4450 N. Clubhouse Drive, Somis. The program will feature a fashion show with clothes from Draper’s & Damon’s of Camarillo modeled by club members. Attendees do not have to be new to the area to join. For membership information, call […]

COMMENTARY Eye on the Environment

Earth Day celebrates a milestone

Earth Day will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Wed., April 22. What started in 1970 in the U.S. and was observed by 20 million people has grown to a movement involving 192 countries and 200 million people worldwide. Earth Day emerged as a response to out-of-control pollution of the air, water and land. Anyone living in Southern California back then […]

Rio Mesa students shine at county science fair

Two headed to state contest in May

The Rio Mesa Spartans had an impressive debut at the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair. Not only are two RMHS students headed to the California State Science Fair in May, but the Oxnard high school was the only one in Oxnard Union School District to have top finishers at the science competition. Nine Rio Mesa High School students competed against […]

Meeting is for potential foster parents

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families will present a Foster Care Orientation for anyone interested in learning how to become a foster parent in Ventura County. The session will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., May 7 at 975 Flynn Road, Camarillo. For more information, call Marcie Kullback at (805) 366-4355.

Class is on pet health

The Camarillo Health Care District will host a class with Dr. Battier, DVM, to discuss the latest treatment options for pets that have arthritis and allergy conditions from noon to 1 p.m. Wed., April 29 at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. The fee is $10 for Camarillo/ Somis residents and $14 for outof area residents. For more information or […]

Home is where the heart is

A special young lady

That old devil wind

A wind devil came whirling out of a neighbor’s driveway one warm afternoon recently. The day had been gusty earlier but by then had grown becalmed. A ground squirrel streaked from one yard to another, while a robin red breast sauntered joyfully through a land of plenty in a newly dug garden site. For the bird there were grubs to […]

Channel Islands expecting the birth of 100th bald eagle

The 100th bald eagle is expected to naturally hatch and fledge on the California Channel Islands this spring following efforts to reestablish the birds after their disappearance from the islands by 1960. The first bald eagle to hatch unaided by humans in more than 50 years on the Channel Islands occurred in March 2006 on Santa Cruz Island. Since then […]

All-Star team jams to the win