Eleanor Catherine Schuermann

(Ellie) was born August 20, 1965 in New York City and died May 27, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Her life ended tragically from injuries and complications endured after being hit by a minivan in downtown San Jose as a pedestrian on the evening of Saturday, March 24, 2018. Ellie is remembered adoringly by her family […]



FRI., JUNE 15 Newcomers/Encore Club 9:45 a.m. at outside food court, The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Chat with club members and learn about activities. Contact: Darlene. Phone: 805.531. 1034. Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated 11 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Susan Shelley of Howard […]

A taste of Greece at Freedom Park

The 40th annual Ventura County Greek Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, June 22 to 24 at Freedom Park by the Camarillo Airport. Hosted by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Camarillo, the event will have activities for the whole family. There will be authentic Greek foods like gyros, souvlaki, mousaka and pastichio, and pastries including baklava, glaktoboureko and […]

Camarillo playwright tackles aging

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Push-Pull’ Aging and loneliness aren’t concepts normally found in a stage comedy, but in “Push- Pull,” Camarillo resident Helene Cohen’s new play, which is making its world premiere at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo, both are treated with tenderness and humor in a sweet-natured production featuring a cast of skilled local theater veterans. Cohen is a treasured […]

Sheriff to women: Test your limits

Free educational event at training center

For women who have considered a career in law enforcement, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will host a Women’s Empowerment Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., July 7 at the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center, 425 Durley Ave., Camarillo. The event is a stress-free, non-scored educational event. Women will take part in pushups, sit-ups, a 165-pound body […]

If you don’t ask, you don’t get: Questions to ask before you head out

Go ahead, try something new, but make preparations beforehand

The first time you travel to a new destination, or the first time you try a new kind of vacation, there may be a lot you don’t know. Sometimes this experience can be exciting. Trying something new or seeing a destination for the first time is one of the great pleasures of travel. Often things go well in our travels, […]

Pet of the Week

TWICE AS SWEET—Apple Sauce, about 9 months old, gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Apple Sauce, ask for ID No.A683047 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.

Colors come alive at workshop

The Camarillo Art Center will host a watercolor workshop by local artist Kathy Whitesell from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., June 30 at 3150 Ponderosa Drive. A display of the artist’s paintings will be on view from June 30 through July 22. The subject of the watercolor workshop will be a colorful parrot. The workshop cost is $10 for CAC […]

How to stay in the game well into the golden years

COMMENTARY /// Healthy living

Time marches on, it’s unavoidable. Should you march along with it or watch from the stands? It’s a somewhat rhetorical question since we all know it’s important to keep active as we get older. The amount, type and level of activity are what’s on deck today, and whether striving to match the intensity you reached in your youth is possible […]