Author: Chris O'Neal

ANDREA JENSEN

ENTREPRENEUR, YOGA INSTRUCTOR Andrea Jensen Co-owner of Camarillo’s Sun Kissed Yoga with partner Michael Tang From a sordid childhood to rebellious teenager to inspired business owner How did you decide on Camarillo for Sun Kissed Yoga?  I was actually born and raised in Camarillo. My grandparents raised me from the time I was 4 or 5, so I lived with my mom before that and moved in with them. I always just came back here for some reason. The very first yoga class I took was at the 24-Hour Fitness here In Camarillo, with an instructor named Sheila. I really enjoyed it, practiced it really religiously, got certified and started teaching. It really changed the way that I saw the world and allowed me to see how it could change other people’s lives as well. It was interesting to see the shift that happened to people when they got into the practice. Embracing what goes past the poses, like the consciousness, and finding that space within yourself and being content with where you’re at. The reason why I came back to Camarillo is because I knew that it was something the town needed. Tell us about your childhood, if you don’t mind sharing. Both of my parents were addicts. My mom got in a really bad car accident in her 20s. She was sitting in the middle seat in...

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IN BRIEF | Aug. 17, 2017

Fillmore rejects marijuana-grow business The Fillmore city council voted against a repeal of a ban on marijuana businesses within the city, a move that gives the boot to Coast to Coast Collective, a Canoga Park medical marijuana dispensary with hopes of building an indoor farm in the city. The 4-1 vote took place on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and maintains an existing ban on medical grow operations in the city. The Collective is already in escrow on a 25-acre property in Fillmore’s business park, where the company had planned to build a warehouse had the council voted to allow the...

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SHARK WEEK, EVERY WEEK | As sightings increase, shark expert says fear is overblown

Off the Ventura coast, it’s shark week, every week, or at least it has been in 2017. The finned, sometimes frightening fish will be the subject of a special talk dubbed “The Truth About Sharks” on Wednesday, Aug. 16, in Oxnard, where expert Apryl DeLancey says she hopes to dispel needless concern. Increased sightings of juvenile white, leopard and mako sharks has drawn interest from beachgoers and the media, but DeLancey says there’s not much to worry about, rather, more sharks may be a sign of a healthy ecosystem. “It’s pretty awesome that we’re seeing more of the predatory...

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PLUGGED IN

Hub101 gives startups room to grow in Thousand Oaks Natalie Edell spent most of her time in the office at a coffee shop after graduating from Northwestern University and returning to her home in Westlake Village. That is, until she met Greg Monterrosa community manager of Hub101, a California Lutheran University initiative. “He said, ‘You’re awesome, let’s work out of an actual office space.” Soon, Edell traded the coffee shop for a real office in what would soon become Hub 101, an incubator for entrepreneurs trying to get a foothold on their business plans, at California Lutheran University. Launched...

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IN BRIEF | Aug. 10, 2017

Santa Paula Fire to merge with county A plan to add the city of Santa Paula to the Ventura County Fire district has won the approval of the Board of Supervisors by a unanimous 5-0 vote. In June, the Santa Paula City Council disbanded the city’s Fire Department in favor of joining with the property tax-funded county district. The new agreement between the city and county will see the city paying the county 79 percent of property tax revenues, which will cost the city millions of dollars more than it had paid previously to maintain its own department. By...

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  1. Shakespeare: A Celebration

    June 9 - September 28
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    August 19 - August 20
  3. Studio Channel Islands hosts KidSTREAM-sponsored Solar Eclipse Event

    August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm