United Way to honor CSUCI president

The United Way of Ventura County will present its 11th annual Spirit of Community Partnership Awards Luncheon Thurs., Sept. 17 at California Lutheran University’s Gilbert Arena in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration and networking will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the lunch and awards from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. UWVC […]

The Powers that be

Camarillo cross country standout is primed for big senior season

Lauren Powers didn’t attract much attention when she joined the Camarillo High cross country team four years ago. She was a shy freshman who chose the sport because her father, Dwayne, and sister, Candace, ran in high school. Scorpions’ head coach Mary Perez barely even noticed the younger Powers. “She was hard to notice because she was so quiet,” Perez […]

Christy Rueckert is Top Listing, Top Selling agent this summer for Troop Real Eastate

CEO Brian Troop and Camarillo branch manager Janet Dorsey congratulate Realtor Christy Rueckert on her most recent outstanding accomplishments: Top Listing for April, May, June and July and Top Selling for June and July. Rueckert has established herself in the Camarillo community and confidently executes her clients’ needs on a regular basis. Known for her dedication, drive and enthusiasm, Rueckert’s […]

Townhome is near community pools

This Dos Vientos townhome, rarely on the market, is the largest plan in the complex with almost 1,800 square feet of living space. The Aldea Dos Vientos townhouse end unit has three large bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an oversize two-car garage. This unit has hardwood floors throughout the entire house. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The […]


Urgent care office opens in Camarillo Identity Medical Group has opened a new urgent care and medical office under the direction of Maria Dickey, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, at 3901 Las Posas Road, Ste. 10, Camarillo. Originally from Kalamazoo, Mich., Dickey completed her undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh and earned her doctorate at Western University, […]

Early intervention key when treating children with autism

Board member of Autism Society Ventura County said parents should look for signs

Bill Burke wasn’t sure what to think when his 2-year-old son suddenly stopped speaking and making eye contact and sometimes seemed unable to hear commands. The behaviors were early warning signs of autism, signs Burke and his wife missed. “We didn’t know what those things meant,” he said. Two years later the boy was diagnosed with the disorder. “Those years […]

Museum offers docent training

Channel Islands Maritime Museum volunteer training will take place for eight sessions from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays starting Sept. 14 at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 S. Harbor Blvd. on Bluefin Circle. Volunteers can choose from a variety of tasks, including staffing the front desk and gift shop, leading school education programs and working behind the scenes. Attendees can […]

Delicious sandwiches, salads and baked goods are her bread and butter

Owner of bakery and deli expanded on existing business

After hitting a “milestone birthday,” Debbie Rose wanted to find a new direction for the second half of her life. That switch took her from Orange County to Ventura County and back to a passion she’d put on hold while running her own Internet business fulltime. “I had been looking for a business for quite some time when my business […]

At youth club, two CEOs are twice as much fun

Martinez, Tennessen replace longtime CEO Bill Locker

The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo has been in a state of transition since its longtime CEO, Bill Locker, announced last month his intention to resign from the nonprofit and work in the private sector. The board of directors has named Roberto Martinez, the vice president of programs, and David Tennessen, a board member who will take a leave […]

Historical society sets portrait fundraiser

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society will host the Dos Caminos Elementary School PTA Portrait Fundraiser on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 26 and 27 at 720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Family photos will be taken by Camarillo-based photographer Toki Lee of Toki Lee Photography. The cost of $25 includes an outdoor garden photo session, access to an online gallery and an […]