Conejo versus Las Virgenes

High-performing school districts have a diverse group of stakeholders participating in developing new curriculum and modifying existing curriculum. I believe that school board members should be a part of the process of adopting/ modifying curriculum because, at the end of the day, it’s the elected trustees who are ultimately held responsible for the success and failures of local schools. It’s […]

Wound treatment recognition

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is one of 16 centers out of 635 nationwide—and the only one in California—to receive the President’s Circle Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months in its first full year of operation, including patient satisfaction higher […]

Funds for visual arts students

The Museum of Ventura County is taking applications for its visual arts scholarships through by 5 p.m. Tues., May 1. The scholarships are available to Ventura County residents who are high school seniors preparing to enter college in the fall of 2018 or any continuing college-level student of the visual arts. The Bonita C. McFarland scholarship is named for an […]

Century 21 sales associate in top 1 percent

Century 21 LLC has recognized sales associate Christy Rueckert with the Double Centurion Producer Award for outstanding sales production in 2017. The award is given to sales associates who are among the top 1 percent of real estate professionals nationwide. Rueckert is the 2017 top volume agent for the Camarillo office of Century 21 Troop Real Estate. She has received […]

Officials make school safety top priority

Local school districts are fine-tuning their plans to improve safety on their campuses. Officials from the Las Virgenes Unified School District presented an update on school safety measures at a March 27 board of education meeting that the covered steps being taken in the areas of communication, counseling, technology and law enforcement. LVUSD Superintendent Dan Stepenosky said in a report […]

Custom North Ranch home with two fireplaces and gourmet kitchen

Entertainer’s backyard includes patio, pool, waterfall and barbecue area

This North Ranch custom home has a grand foyer with spiral staircase to the second floor. The foyer also opens to the living room with vaulted ceilings, natural light and custom crown moldings. The view includes the pool and an oak tree. The first floor has a huge family room with a built-in unit plus fireplace, a wine bar and […]


THURS., APRIL 19 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Sterling Hills Country Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Lunch at noon. Bring a live plant or flower arrangement to auction off. Funds go to local charities. RSVP requested. Lunch cost: $30. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824.4005. Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host […]

Ranch-style home with lots of storage and three-car garage

This ranch-style pool home is on nearly half an acre of flat land and has a huge landscaped front yard. The spacious three-car garage comes with plenty of storage space. The house has approximately 1,400 square feet of attic space with two accessible locations. For additional storage, a 12-by- 16-foot wooden shed in the backyard is anchored to a concrete […]

Westlake will have sidewalk improvements

Major infrastructure renovations are coming to Westlake Boulevard this month. The Westlake Boulevard Sidewalk Improvement Project includes the completion of sidewalks, new pathways for pedestrians and curb ramps. The new infrastructure will be constructed along the east side of Westlake Boulevard between Triunfo Canyon Road and Agoura/ Hampshire Road, and on the west side of Westlake Boulevard between Agoura Road, […]

Home near Wildwood Park has koi pond

No neighbors in back

This Craftsman-style, single-story home has a view of open space and is next to an entrance to the Wildwood hiking trails. No neighbors live behind the house. The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room has a large picture window and a gas fireplace with a custom mantel. The country kitchen has a family dining area and […]

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