FRI., MARCH 15 Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed. 11:30 a.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Susan Shelley, columnist and Assembly candidate, speaks on current events regarding China. $25, pay at the door by cash or check. RSVP requested. Contact: Lea Williams. Email: mrsleawilliams@gmail.com. WVFD International Folk Dancing 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at […]

Bring the noise

Camarillo, Rio Mesa battle on tennis courts

BOYS’ TENNIS /// Local report Rainfall made for a gloomy start to the prep boys’ tennis season. “We haven’t had practice in the last three weeks because we’ve just been playing matches or getting rained out,” Simi Valley High head coach Rob Wickwire said. With the recent break in the storm clouds, boys’ tennis action was in full swing as […]

Scorpions must regroup

Camarillo softball squad rallies around injured star pitcher

SOFTBALL /// Camarillo Scorpions The Scorpions were horrified by the news. Eryka Gonzales, Camarillo High softball’s ace pitcher, tore her ACL playing travel ball in August. The junior, who has tormented batters the past two years while racking up 340 strikeouts and a 37-5 record, had surgery in October. It’s uncertain if the Cal State Northridge commit will be able […]

Students invited to career fair

The Oxnard Union High School District and the Rotary Club of Oxnard will co-host this year’s Career Fair on Fri., March 22 at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center. Students from nine high schools will attend the 34th annual event, which gives 11thand 12th-graders a chance to meet with over 150 employers and colleges. Each year the Rotary Club […]

Cheering on their curiosity

Wiz kids gear up for Super Quiz

Twenty teams from 15 Camarillo schools will compete in the 2019 Camarillo Academic Olympics’ Super Quiz this month in the gym at Monte Vista Middle School, 888 Lantana St. Teams are placed into two divisions—one for fourth- and fifth-graders and another for sixth- through eighth-graders. Each team has six students. This year’s subject is world history. The public is invited […]

Club nears finish line on expansion

Officials hold open house this weekend in Camarillo

Hundreds of Camarillo kids take part in the Boy & Girls Club’s after-school care every day so their parents can work. For those families, the club is a necessity. But the club is bursting at the seams. In 2017, the organization decided to initiate “Expanding Possibilities” to raise $3 million and add 6,500 square feet of space to meet the […]

Court advocates needed in county

Foster program seeks volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ventura County is seeking volunteers to advocate for foster children in the county. CASA recruits and trains volunteers, who interact with the children appointed to them and act as their representative in court. There are over 700 children in Ventura County’s foster-care system. When a child enters the system, their life is suddenly in […]

Innovative contest challenges county’s best thinkers

Deadline for startup weekend entries extended

Organizers have extended the deadline to submit ideas for Startups Ventura County and the chance to earn a top cash prize of $10,000. The deadline is now Fri., March 22. Anyone can submit ideas for products and innovations in the healthcare, agriculture and digital industries, said Gary Cushing, CEO of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, one of the event’s sponsors. […]

All-County basketball teams announced

Scorpions swept the biggest awards. The Ventura County Basketball Coaches Association named Camarillo High’s Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Alyssa Marin the Ventura County players of the year in boys’ and girls’ basketball, respectively. Jaquez, a senior wing and UCLA commit, led Camarillo to the Coastal Canyon League title and the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoff quarterfinals this year while breaking […]