World Labyrinth Day observed St. Columba’s Episcopal Church will celebrate the ninth annual World Labyrinth Day from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., May 6 at 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. The event will start with guided labyrinth walks, with the last walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. Finger labyrinths will be available for those who have difficulty walking. Refreshments will be […]

High school’s new makerspace spawns student-run business

Spinning toys are among students’first products

Some might have called it a charitable donation when venture capitalist Dave Gross invested $250,000 to launch a company run by teenagers. It was a way, he says, to give high school students an early start in the world of entrepreneurship. But in just a few months, RCMakes, the nonprofit business Gross helped a group of students start this year […]

Memory Cafe comes to art center

The Camarillo Health Care District will present its next Memory Cafe for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., May 6 at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Attendees can view artwork and handle tactile art pieces selected to encourage reminiscent thinking, which helps people with dementia improve their […]

For those gone too soon

Visiting nurse association celebrates 70 years

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will celebrate 70 years of providing home healthcare, hospice and in-home support during a Hawaiianthemed evening Sat., May 20 at Rancho Matilija in Ojai. The event will feature tropical cocktails, dinner and a program. The agency will also honor Tom Pecht for his devotion to the association. Livingston hopes to raise $270,000 from sponsorships and […]

Actor talks about aging

Camarillo kids get a move on

Poker run will benefit veterans

The Ventura HOG chapter along with Ventura Harley- Davidson will host this year’s third annual Seaside Fun Poker Run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 6 at the Ventura Harley- Davidson Dealership, 1326 Del Norte Ave., Camarillo. The family-friendly event will feature live music and entertainment, vendors, food, and raffles and cash prizes. All bikes and riders are […]

Water Safety Month comes with reminders to keep kids safe

Consider summer swimming lessons

While many folks enjoy splashing around at the beach or in a backyard pool during the summer, not every child is confident about taking the plunge. May is National Water Safety Month. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports swimming lessons for most children 4 and older. Water safety classes can also reduce the risk of drowning in younger children, the […]

Philanthropist, businessman dies at age 87

Helped form Montecito Bank and Trust

Michael Towbes, philanthropist and chair of the board of the Towbes Group Inc. and Montecito Bank and Trust, died of cancer at home in Santa Barbara on April 13. He was 87 years old. Towbes was born in 1929 in Washington, D.C., and obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Princeton University. He began graduate studies in structural engineering […]