Hospital marks milestone

Palliative care department opened a decade ago

The Community Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Department is celebrating 10 years of service to hospital patients and local outpatients. CMH began palliative care services in 2008 to improve patient and family participation in decisions regarding treatment options and care. In 2017, the department assisted over 800 patients in the hospital. The special healthcare service aims to relieve suffering and improve […]

Conejo Church finds a new home in T.O.

Conejo Church will hold services at a new location beginning Sun., May 6. The congregation has met for nine years at the Adventist Academy in Newbury Park. Conejo Church has now partnered with the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church at 480 W. Gainsborough, Thousand Oaks. The 10 a.m. Sunday services for the month of May will welcome new families into […]

Pentecost Sunday marks the fiery birth of Christianity

Pentecost (May 20), also called Whitsunday, doesn’t receive much attention, perhaps because it hasn’t been secularized with elves or bunnies, nor does it have its own candy. The term Pentecost comes from the Greek word for “50,” as the day falls 50 days after Easter. It’s the last major holy day before Christmas, and also the church’s birthday. During the […]

Civics studies pay off for ACHS

OUHSD turning dropouts into college-eligible graduates

Huge improvement under Superintendent Penelope DeLeon

Oxnard Union High School District officials are reveling over new figures released by the state showing that the number of seniors eligible to attend college last year increased while the number of teens who dropped out decreased. Out of 3,610 seniors in the Class of 2017, 1,236 students, or over 34 percent, graduated with the required courses to attend a […]

Class offers knee surgery help

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will host a joint replacement class from 11 a.m. to noon Wed., May 9 at AlmaVia of Camarillo, 2500 N. Ponderosa Drive. To help people prepare for total knee or hip replacement surgery, the class will cover home preparation, exercises and information about rehabilitation. For more information or reservations, call (805) 797-7699.

Pet of the Week

REDHEAD—Olive, 2, enjoys human affection, but is very timid at first. If you would like to adopt Olive, ask for ID No. A631641 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check vcas.us before visiting the shelter.


Golf fundraiser at Spanish Hills Pleasant Valley Christian School will host its annual golf classic, dinner and auction fundraiser Mon., May 7 at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m., followed by golf contests and a helicopter ball drop at 10:30 a.m., shotgun scramble at 11 a.m. and dinner and auction at 5:30 […]

Camarillo High’s tennis players team up for benefit

Fran Berman

January 28, 1952 – April 23, 2018 Fran Berman, ofThousand Oaks, California, a beloved sister, aunt, and teacher, passed away peacefully in her home on April 23, 2018. “Ms. Berman” as her name was called for 34 years, Fran dedicated her life to education, both in and out of the classroom. She was known as the most passionate teacher at […]