Christmas is here

WWII chronicle holds lessons about peace, friendship

Pastor sees story of forgiveness, recovery in ‘Total War’

The Rev. Stephen Meadors believes that learning about the past is the best way to understand the present. “I read history because I like history,” said the pastor of Moorpark United Methodist Church. “My undergrad work was primarily in history. But the other reason I read it is because I want to come to grips with the world we have […]

The meaning of life, according to ‘the Rebbe’

Camarillo rabbi says book relays deep truths of Jewish faith

Rabbi Aryeh Lang of the Chabad of Camarillo said he has several boxes of the book “Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson” in his home to give as gifts. The book by Simon Jacobson encapsulates the teachings of Schneerson, the seventh Rebbe of Chabad and the leader of the worldwide Chabad movement. Schneerson, widely […]

Book details doctor’s multi-million-dollar lawsuit against insurance giant

Pursued legal battle while grieving his mother’s death, wife’s murder

When Camarillo resident Dr. Jeffrey Nordella discusses his new book, “Denied,” he speaks heatedly about greedy health insurance providers that he believes value profit over quality care. The physician won a multi-million dollar lawsuit in 2013 in which he contended that Anthem Blue Cross, an insurance corporation that’s part of WellPoint, Inc., would not accept him as a preferred provider […]

Getting in the Christmas spirit gets harder every year

It doesn’t feel like the holidays. Maybe that’s because I’ve been so busy I’ve missed traditions like watching “Santa and the Three Bears,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I haven’t read one poem from “It’s Christmas” by Jack Prelutsky, and I haven’t listened to a single song from my Reader’s Digest “Christmas Through the Years” […]

Pet of the Week

TAKE ME HOME—Mr. Fitch is a Chihuahua. He is loving and house trained. If you would like to adopt Mr. Fitch, ask for ID No. A654412 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check www.vcas.us before visiting the shelter.

FOOD Share head to ride float

Bonnie Atmore, president/ CEO of FOOD Share of Ventura County, has been selected by Dole Packaged Foods to represent the regional food bank and national hunger relief network Feeding America as part of Dole’s float “Spirit of Hawaii” in the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on Mon., Jan. 2 in Pasadena. This year’s parade theme is “Echoes of Success,” a […]


Kids get into character

Mayor to light tallest menorah

Chabad of Camarillo will present the following events during its ninth annual Chanukah Celebration. In addition, it will join Chabads of Oxnard and Ventura to celebrate the 13th annual Chanukah Festival. Mon., Dec. 26 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the joint event, also partly sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ventura County, will feature snow, live music, latkas, a holiday […]