Rio Mesa’s Soliz all-in with Oaks

Boy is catching a ball.

David Soliz isn’t a James Bond villain. He doesn’t ask for the world. Soliz wants two things this summer for the Conejo Oaks wood-bat baseball team. “Goal No. 1 is to improve,” said Soliz, the Oaks’ second-year manager. “Goal No. 2 is to win, no matter who we put out there.” Players aren’t here to […]

Fashion hopefuls are featured in show

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When Ariella Seltzer, Lisa Uchiyama, and Danna Darma were high school students, they dreamed about one day going to fashion school and making it in the highly-competitive fashion industry. So far the dreams of these three young local women are being realized. For the past several years, they have been studying fashion at Otis College […]

Jaguars snag ACHS grad Anger

Boy is kicking the ball.

It didn’t take long for Bryan Anger to have his name called at the NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Anger, a Camarillo High graduate who attended California Berkeley, in the third round, pick No. 70 overall. It was the earliest any NFL team had drafted a punter since the Chicago Bears selected Todd Sauerbrun […]

Ex-Oxnard High star helping CI pitchers

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If injuries cut short Matthew Merricks’ quest to become a major league pitcher, it didn’t end his passion. Or his love for the game. Or his knowledge. So, accordingly, Merricks’ newest drive is to help young pitchers realize their own dreams. The former Oxnard High star left-hander and sixth-round choice of the Atlanta Braves in […]

Raiders retire Cruz’s No. 30 uniform

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On Saturday, Feb. 11, CI’s baseball team held its alumni game matching the current baseball players against the past baseball players that have made it big going after their dreams. The game was in honor of Jacob Cruz, a 1991 CI graduate and former major league baseball player for the San Francisco Giants. CI’s baseball […]

Rio Mesa grad Soto finds his way at VC

Joseph Soto remembers being at a family barbecue and fielding the call from Virginia coach Tony Bennett, who wanted to officially invite the Rio Mesa High star to take an official visit to ACC basketball country.”My hands were sweating, knowing the dream was right there,” said Soto. “I was picturing everything. I had the feeling. […]

Hueneme grad’s short life proves long on results

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Erica Fernandez, a Stanford student from Oxnard, continues to garner recognition and awards for her environmental activism. Her latest achievement came at the seventh annual MY HERO International Film Festival last month in Los Angeles, where the 2011 Daniel Eldon Activist Award went to the short documentary “Erica Fernandez: The Tool of Protest.” Narrated by […]

Cornell’s Mathews, Harvard’s Ortiz Named 2011 Football Players of the Year

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NEW YORK — A record-setting 2011 Ivy League football season culminated in a historic presentation in New York City as Cornell sophomore quarterback Jeff Mathews and Harvard senior defensive tackle Josue Ortiz were unveiled as the 2011 recipients of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which honors the Ivy League Football Players of Year. Mathews was […]

Former Hueneme student appointed to state commission

Gov. Jerry Brown has named a former Hueneme High School student to a state committee charged with increasing access to college. Johnny Garcia Vasquez, 22, was appointed as a student representative to the 15-member California Student Aid Commission, the governor’s office announced this week. Vasquez, a former Associated Student Body president at Hueneme High, is […]

Bryans raise $100K for youth tennis

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The Bryan Bros. Foundation raised nearly $100,000 for the Ventura County Junior Tennis Association and the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons with its recent weekend of tennis and music at the Spanish Hills Country Club. The champion tennis-playing Bryan brothers appeared at the Camarillo event and also at the Malibu Racquet Club, where more than $50,000 […]