Program hits meal milestone

Many Meals, a nondenominational volunteer nonprofit that serves individuals in need in Camarillo, will celebrate its ninth year of service to the community on Sun., July 9. The organization provides hot, nutritious dinners twice weekly for the underserved and homeless on Mondays and Thursdays. In addition, the nonprofit provides a bag of groceries at the Monday dinners, and new shoes […]

Readers share Scripture that touches their hearts

To conclude our series on Scripture, more readers share their best-liked passages. J.P. of Camarillo has two special verses: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV). “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I […]

Love thy neighbor

Pastor encourages flock to meet needs

Summer is the season of long days spent gardening, swimming and hanging out in the yard. And if one Newbury Park pastor has anything to do with it, this summer will become the season of neighborly love. The Rev. Kirk DeWitt of Conejo Church thinks it’s a shame that relationships between neighbors rarely grow past the pleasantries. “There are needs […]


FRI., JUNE 30 TGIF Westlake Village 7 p.m. at WLV Civic Center courtyard, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents “Stories Turned into Musicals.” Free admission. Food for sale starting 6 p.m. Contact: City Hall. Phone: 818.706. 1613. Web: www.wlv.org/summertimeinthecity.comSAT., JULY 1 AAUW Thousand Oaks 9 a.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group […]

Celebrating stars, stripes and swing

‘Bee’ spells out f-u-n in Simi cast’s hilarious performance

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ William Finn’s wacky comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and its eccentric cast of competing spellers have returned for another run at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center this summer. The show’s freewheeling script about a spelling competition features a half-dozen eccentric contestants who are challenged to spell such […]


Family, friends toast Lacayo’s ‘extraordinary’ life

Stories reveal private side of Latino activist

To the outside world Henry “Hank” Lacayo was the tenacious union organizer and outspoken labor leader, the tireless social advocate, the confidant of U.S. presidents, the savvy campaign strategist who plotted successful elections of state and congressional leaders. But Lacayo, who died May 1 of throat cancer, was also a devoted father who relished spending time with his kids, an […]

Camarillo doubles down on fireworks

Tickets are $2 for adults and free for kids under 5

Camarillo’s Independence Day celebration will take place from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Tues., July 4 at Adolfo Camarillo High School, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd. This year’s event will feature music by House Arrest and the Camarillo Community Band, kids’ activities and food. The evening will conclude with a 30-minute fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. Admission is $2 and free […]

Touring county’s affordable side

Agency shows off progress in housing lowincome families

Who lives in affordable housing? The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation wants to set the record straight. The nonprofit builder said it’s not drug addicts and criminals moving in to affordable housing units. It’s families and farmworkers, seniors and veterans who would not otherwise be able to afford to have a roof over their heads. CEDC, which owns or manages 26 […]