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Blues Festival rolls on in Studio Channel Islands will host the 13th annual Ventura County Blues Festival Sat.,April 28 at 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The gates will open at 10 a.m. and performances will start at 11. Scheduled performers will include vocalist Earl Thomas, harmonicist and singer John Nemeth, blues singer-songwriter Deb Ryder, singer-songwriter Alan Wright Band, vocalist and songwriter […]

New identification cards are intended to keep users safe

Coverage will not change

COMMENTARY /// Medicare Starting this month, new cards are being mailed to all people with Medicare. As scammers are always looking for ways to get Social Security numbers, those numbers will be removed from Medicare cards to make them safer. The new cards will have a new Medicare number that’s unique to the individual to help protect identities and keep […]

Rotary opens grant application period

The Camarillo Rotary Foundation is taking funding requests until Mon., April 30 to help improve the quality of life for people of the greater Camarillo area and the global community. The Rotary Club of Camarillo raises funds through annual events like Viva la Comida, the Care for Kids Golf Classic and the “Rotary Creates Magic” show. Much of the proceeds […]

Credit union sports historical displays

Ventura County Credit Union has partnered with the nonprofit Museum of Ventura County to display historical pieces through September at the Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks branches. The exhibit was established to educate the community on the history of the county and create awareness about the museum. The displays are specific to each city. Visitors to the branches will […]

Cancellation policies could be costly

When taking a trip, there are generally three facts that matter most: where you’re going, when you’re going and what it costs. Everything else is just details, right? Maybe not. It’s understandable that most of us tend not to sweat the details. When it comes to the fine print, at best we skim through it for relevant points; at worst, […]


FRI., APRIL 13 Quilting By The Sea Quilt Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Santa Cruz Hall, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Quilt show, vendors mall and boutique. ComedySportz 6 to 9 p.m. in Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 Driver Ave. AHS students perform family-friendly improv comedy […]


Stronger families 5K The Partnership for Safe Families will host its fourth annual Stronger Families, Safer Kids 5K fundraiser at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo in conjunction with April as National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Kids 1K at 8:45 and the 5K at 9. For more information, […]

Pet of the Week

GAMER—Atari, 8, is a pit bull terrier. She is full of energy and loves to play outside. If you would like to adopt Atari, ask for ID No. A675012 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.

Camarillo High’s drumline marches on to championship

Blood drive at Camarillo Airport

The Ventura County Fire Department and United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Thurs., April 19 on the grounds of the Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way. A bloodmobile will be parked at Airport Way and Durley Avenue. UBS, a nonprofit community blood center, depends on volunteer donors to maintain adequate blood supplies in Ventura, […]