Fitness and fun for B&G Club members

Open house at Ojai shelter

The Humane Society of Ventura County will host a behindthe scenes look at its animal shelter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 9 at 402 Bryant St., Ojai. Visitors that day can interact with the animals, which will be available for adoption, and tour the kennels and clinic, meet the staff and learn about volunteer opportunities. The day […]

Pope names new Marian celebration

Day after Pentecost devoted to Mother of the Church

Catholics around the world on Monday are now observing a new memorial day devoted to the Virgin Mary. As decreed by Pope Francis, the liturgical celebration honoring the mother of Jesus Christ will be held annually on the day after Pentecost. This year, it fell on Mon., May 21. In Catholic tradition, Mary has been honored since ancient times, but […]

Action taken to control guns

I was extremely distraught to hear of another mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. I am deeply saddened that what to me is a public health and safety issue has become so political and divisive. We should all be concerned about the basic safety and well-being of our children as well as the population as a whole. […]

New column examines veterans issues

Helping the
Veterans Connection

When I heard from the staff at Gold Coast Veterans Foundation about Mikey Simpson, 56, a homeless veteran who grew up in Camarillo, I was determined to find him. I wanted to talk to him about his story, get to know him and help any way I could to get him his new prosthetic leg. I found Simpson sitting in […]

This advice ticks all the right boxes: tiny bugs cause big problems

This is the second in a three-part series about critters big and small that can threaten your pet. After fleas, the pest most likely to hop on our pets is ticks. As you know, these are tiny eight-legged parasites that can cause big problems. Many animals carry ticks like squirrels, raccoons and small rodents, and the parasites can be easily […]

Benefit concert to support housing services

“Even the Sparrow Finds a Home,” a benefit concert for RAIN Communities Inc., will take place at 4 p.m. Sun., June 10 at Padre Serra Catholic Church, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. The concert is presented by Chorus Caritas, a collaborative choral project by conductors James Drollinger and Dominic MacAller. The performance will feature singers from Padre Serra choir joined by […]

Trump vs. Iran

Even before he began his campaign for the presidency, Trump criticized the Iran deal for not meaningfully deterring the country from developing nuclear weapons. The deal, for example, insulated Iran from Western action as long as no one uncovered evidence of it violating the deal’s provisions. We think, however, that the president’s primary motivation in leaving the deal was a […]

Holocaust survivor speaks at Reagan Library

Man, 96, still
haunted by camps

James Bachner grew up in a loving home in Berlin and had dreams of becoming a doctor some day. But his aspirations were crushed in 1940, when the 18-year-old Bachner, who had fled to Poland with his parents and brother, was snatched from his home and taken to a concentration camp, the now 96-year-old Thousand Oaks resident told about 900 […]

In Loving Memory B L U E

On May 15, 2018, Blue passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving owners. Blue came into our lives in the winter of 2001 from a shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was volunteering to transport animals from the kill shelter to a pop up adoption center in Park City about 40 miles away. It was a few […]

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