Assistance is available for failing vision

Braille Institute provides one-on-one consultations

The Braille Institute can help people dealing with the effects of vision loss. Free low vision consultations will be available: Fri., March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Thurs., March 20 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Mon., March […]

Gizmo comes home

. Social media helps ownersfind lost pets

The power of social media recently helped a small gray dog named Gizmo fi nd his way home. On Feb. 26, Ventura County Animal Services received a call from a concerned citizen who reported a scared stray dog wandering around Camarillo’s sports park. VCAS officer Kelli Hipple arrived at the park and found a small frightened dog running in circles. […]

Lion girls’ soccer team wins section title

. Oaks Christian captures eighth CIF crown behind stingy defense

Winning never gets old. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team won its eighth CIFSouthern Section championship on March 8 by defeating St. Joseph 2-0 in the Division 3 finale at Warren High. The Lions outscored foes 13-1 in a dominating section playoff run. Oaks Christian continued its whirlwind postseason romp on Monday in the first round of the CIF Southern […]

State’s new education model emphasizes local control

For the first time in over four decades, the state is implementing a new funding model for public schools. Two of the key components of this new model are community engagement and local decision making. It is clear that Gov. Brown and the Legislature are focused on giving those closest to the students—our teachers, administrators, the board of education and […]

Woman knows the bunny basics

Bunnies may be an adorable addition to the Easter basket, sure to delight any child, but the fuzzy creatures grow into large rabbits that need to be fed, groomed, loved—and understood. Vicki Anderholt, founder of a mobile bunny grooming business and a rabbit rescue in Calabasas, is a rabbit expert, perhaps even a rabbit whisperer of sorts, who delivers love, […]

Resource fair for people with brain injuries

The Life After Brain Injury nonprofit organization will sponsor a Brain Injury Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 15 at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Former UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore will speak. In addition, more than 20 social service agencies will be on hand to discuss resources available in Ventura County. There will […]

Pet of the week

Hardwood classic

. Oak Park boys’ basketball team wins first CIF-Southern Section title in school history by holding off St. Francis

The NBA is ruled by superstars. College is mired with one- and- done rentals. High school boys’ basketball, however, retains its idyllic charm for limitless possibilities. Oak Park High, which replaced five starters from last year’s team, found that a little magic can go a long way, completing a final caper that would rival Houdini unlocking Pandora’s box in the […]