Christians give to others first

Church donates to crosstown congregation

For the Rev. David Hurtado, the past is present when he looks at the 101 Church, which has a congregation of about 60 that meets every Sunday at a movie theater because they have no building to call home. Hurtado, lead pastor of Camarillo Community Church, said the challenges faced by his counterpart at 101 Church, the Rev. Bret Martin, […]

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A fresh start

Spartans welcome 12 newcomers to basketball program

BOYS’ BASKETBALL /// Rio Mesa Spartans The Thomas fire, which continues to rage, has ravaged Southern California, including western Ventura County. Chris Ruffinelli, Rio Mesa High’s athletic director and boys’ basketball head coach, lives in Ventura. His house is still standing. His wife and children are healthy and safe this holiday season. “I have friends who weren’t so lucky,” Ruffinelli […]

Fight on! Claiborne will lead Calabasas football team

Former USC, NFL star takes over for Casey Clausen

December 15, 2017, will go down as one of the most eventful, if not surreal, days in Calabasas High football history. After weeks of rumors, Casey Clausen made official his departure from the school a few minutes after 10 a.m. Dec. 15 during a phone call with Calabasas principal C.J. Foss. The principal then broke the news in a text […]

Upgraded home in Oak Park has gourmet kitchen

This Oak Park Morrison Sutton model is on a cul-de-sac. This thoroughly upgraded home has five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with high-end energy efficient windows and doors. The gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinets, a huge center island with sink, stainless steel Viking appliances, full refrigerator and freezer, Double Farmers sink, granite counter tops and two dishwashers, including a two-drawer. There […]

‘Nunsense’ sequel shows heart

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Nuncrackers’ Earlier this month, those irrepressible Little Sisters of Hoboken were back with another entry in Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” franchise, which played through Dec. 17 at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse. “Nuncrackers” is the third in the series created by Goggin, whose “Nunsense” became a surprise off-Broadway hit in 1985, generating five sequels. If you like seeing nuns […]

Donor brings cheer to Casa Pacifica campus

Longtime Casa Pacifica supporter Pat Bostrom recently donated and decorated a Christmas tree for the facility’s intake department, where the youth check in and out every time they leave or come back to campus. Bostrom and her husband, Herb, have been supporting Casa Pacifica since 2010 in such endeavors as the Spotlight on Style Fashion Show and the Building New […]


FRI., DEC. 22 School Concert 7 p.m. at Newbury Park High School performing arts center, 456 Reino Road. NPHS string orchestra performs holiday music including Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi. Tickets: $10 at door. Free for children 12 and under. MON., DEC. 25 Free Holiday Dinner 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Free […]