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Christmas trees more expensive this year

If you end up spending a little more on a real Christmas tree this holiday, don’t blame Mother Nature. Retail prices on almost all varieties of live Christmas trees are up by $4 to $5, “and it has nothing to do with the drought,” said Dave Lindren, who owns the 13-acre Big Wave Dave’s Christmas Trees in Camarillo, a second […]

Pilot project trains local paramedics in hospice care, TB treatment

As a former Ventura County Fire Department paramedic for nine years who now works for American Medical Response ambulance service in Moorpark, Adriane Stefansen has transported hundreds of patients to local emergency rooms. But beginning last year, she and 13 other paramedics who work for local private ambulance companies started doing much more than treat and transport. Now, when anyone […]

Striking distance

Camarillo girls’ soccer players will try to keep pace in tough league

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Coastal Canyon League The Coastal Canyon League received a boost of talented freshman girls’ soccer players this winter. Moorpark, the two-time defending league champion, has its work cut out for it trying to fend off Royal, Simi Valley, Oak Park and Camarillo. “We’re keeping an eye on everyone right now,” Moorpark head coach Mike Alexander said. “Royal […]


FRI., DEC. 9 Holiday Boutique 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. Clothes, gifts, sweets, jewelry and decor for sale. Open to public. Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Moorpark High School choir presents holiday music program. Luncheon cost: $23. RSVP required. Contact: […]

Family-friendly restaurant has ‘delicious’ fare

Spacious patio is ideal for children

If you’ve been yearning for some great family-friendly food and a delightful patio restaurant experience in Camarillo, Agave Maria’s is the place to go. Here you can bring even the most finicky eaters, dieters, health conscious diners and foodies alike because this establishment knows what customers want. Owner Tracy Jeffares has over six years of experience catering to the taste […]

Run, run as fast as you can

Moms hope to turn lemons into lemonade with new foundation

Charity strives to help families after tragedies shock city

When Camarillo residents Jayme Hofteig and Dawn Hansen discussed hosting a small bake sale two months ago, the goal was to raise a few hundred dollars for the children of Janet Huntington. According to police, Huntington, a local nurse, was shot and killed by her husband, who then fatally shot himself. Although neither Hofteig nor Hansen were close to the […]

A merry way to start the day

Number of TB cases up over last year

Disease was once No. 1 cause of death in U.S., CDC says

After years of declines, incidents of highly contagious tuberculosis disease did not drop last year, the first time in 22 years that the number of TB cases in California did not decline from year to year, a state report showed. Once the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, the airborne disease that can spread via coughing and […]


Bikers to give out Christmas presents Bikers for Christ Camarillo will host its 17th annual Toy Run for migrant farmworkers’ kids of Ventura County Sat., Dec. 10. Registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at FOOD Share, 4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard. The cost to participate is two unwrapped toys. Continental breakfast will be provided for all riders and […]