New-mattress fee eases recycling effort

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment Illegally dumped items attract more dumping, especially with items like mattresses. To make mattress recycling easier, California joined Connecticut and Rhode Island last year in implementing an initiative. Consumers who buy a new mattress now pay a fee of $11 per mattress or box spring to fund recycling. There are two local effects of […]

Heart Association endorses chest compression option

Can be as effective as conventional CPR

COMMENTARY /// Hands-only CPR Most of us would agree that cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a great skill to possess. For various reasons, however, only a small percentage of people are certified in the technique. But did you know that in just a couple of minutes you can learn a less-complicated but equally lifesaving technique called hands only CPR? Unlike […]

Diabetes forum intends to separate fact from fiction

Linda Hampson from the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free dinner and presentation on Type 2 diabetes Tues., March 28 at AlmaVia of Camarillo, 2500 N. Ponderosa Drive. Titled “Separating Fact from Fiction, Pre-Diabetes or Recent Onset Diabetes,” the presentation will focus on the who, what, when and how of Type 2 diabetes, with emphasis on the […]

New program feeds low-income seniors

Campaign will deliver 3,500 food kits each month

Every day, 10 million seniors in America worry about where their next meal will come from, according to a 2016 report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. While help is available through various programs, some seniors may feel embarrassed about asking for aid or overwhelmed by the documents needed to apply for assistance. Now, a new local program […]

Thousand Oaks four-bedroom is loaded with upgrades

Upgrades include new windows, flooring and A/C

This upgraded Thousand Oaks home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is approximately 2,615 square feet. The house is on a cul-de-sac in the East Hills neighborhood. The living room has a fireplace. There is a separate formal dining room. The remodeled center island kitchen has Corian counters, custom cabinets, a walk-in pantry and a family eating area. The […]

See this North Ranch Country Club stunner on Sunday

Public has threehour window to view pristine estate

This custom gated home is on the third hole of the North Ranch Country Club’s Valley Course. The backyard retreat offers views of the greens, a pool and spa, and an outdoor stone fireplace with a Viking outdoor kitchen. The entrance is comprised of custom hand-forged iron and hardwood double doors. The open, light, spacious rooms have floor-to-ceiling leaded glass […]

Lifesaver gets recognition

Pet of the Week

FLOWER POWER—Daisy is calm, friendly and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Daisy, ask for ID No. A660081 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check www.vcas.us before visiting the shelter.

Fundraiser to benefit youth club

Theme for May Day event is ‘Women & What We Love’

A fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Mon., May 1 at Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar, 3500 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. Called “Women & What We Love,” the event will feature premium wines, gourmet small plates, desserts, raffles, live music and goodie bags. Auction items […]

Get on the bus

Camarillo softball is ranked No. 2 in CIF Division 2 poll

SOFTBALL /// Camarillo Scorpions The Scorpions let a golden opportunity slip away. They won’t let it happen again. Camarillo High’s softball team lost to Coastal Canyon League rival Simi Valley 8-7 on March 14, blowing a three-run lead in the process. “Next time we play Simi, it won’t be a loss,” junior shortstop Lauren Cowans said. “We’ve learned from our […]