Residents are advised that phone scammers have been targeting residents impersonating Ventura Police Employees. The scammers are using a device that makes it appear to the victim that the phone call is coming from the Ventura Police business line of (805) 339·4400. The scammer is telling residents that they have an out of county warrant and need to pay a fee or face arrest. Please be advised that the Ventura Police Department does not request personal information over the phone and would not solicit this type of information.
The community is urged to be vigilant and aware of these scams to avoid falling victim. Never follow directions from someone on the phone that requests personal information or money. If you believe you have been the victim of a scam in which you have suffered financial loss, contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339·4400. If you have not suffered financial loss and you have not provided any personal information by phone, please report the call to the Federal Trade Commission at 1 (877) FTC·HELP or visit ftc.gov/complaint
The community is also advised to be aware of additional phone scams that have impacted residents:
Let’s call each other by name.
Wear your work or any name badge to church.
To order a Padre Serra name badge, call or stop by the parish office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are $10.
As the New Year approaches the pastoral team invites you to revisit our parish covenants, to consider the commitments you make to yourself, your family, your friends and your parish.
Please download and print your covenant, read through it carefully, then prayerfully and thoughtfully renew your pledge before God. Bring your covenant to the altar on January 12, before or after mass.
Tonight, beginning at around 11:00, winds are expected to return to Camarillo.
At this time there are three Edison circuits in the Camarillo area that could be shut down on Wednesday:
To notify Edison if you have special medical needs that could be impacted by a power outage:
Please keep updated on events at www.VCEmergency.com
Imminent power outages in Camarillo today, within 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
From City Hall:
We understand the inconvenience of having your power turned off and the frustration of not knowing when it will be restored. Power could be shut off for hours or days, depending on weather conditions. Southern California Edison (SCE) determines when power is turned off and when it is safe to turn the power back on.
All residents, including those who need continuous power for specialized medical equipment, are strongly encouraged to visit www.sce.com/PSPS, or call 1 (800) 655·4555, and update their emergency contact information with SCE.
If you have questions, please contact Southern California Edison (SCE): 1 (800) 655·4555 or 1 (800) 611·1911 or visit www.sce.com/psps. Again, these determinations are made by SCE. The City Council is very concerned about these power shut-offs and has contacted SCE and your California State Representatives about this situation.
Other important information:
Dear Padre Serra Parishioners,
As you’ve observed, Shea Homes has been working for some time to construct a new neighborhood on the north and west sides of our parish. There will be a new street, providing access to this new development, running immediately along the west side of our property. Because It isn’t safe to have an exit immediately next to such a busy street, we have been asked to close our Western entrance, and reroute it onto that new road. We will also lose a strip of our property for a right hand turn lane onto that new road.
On the one hand, this new road would provide us with a second left hand turn lane with a signal for eastbound traffic, which will be helpful, but will require some inconvenience while Shea reconfigures our parking lot. Their plans provide us with the same number of spaces, and they have a landscape architect working on how to replant whatever is removed during construction. This construction will inevitably be very inconvenient for us, especially if the West gate gets closed for any portions of the work before the new entrance is completed.
I apologize to you in advance, and ask for your patience!
I have asked them to do all this work during Summer months. We were under the impression that this project wouldn’t start until next summer, but we just learned that they hope to complete most of our parking lot these next months.
This Monday, construction for the removal of ground cover and electrical and sprinkler systems will begin on the west entrance and exit to the church parking lot. This will include the removal of some trees – I have been promised that they will be replaced. The west entrance should remain open during this phase of construction.
If you have any questions, we will do our best to answer them.
God knows you by name; so let’s get to know one another by name.
We build family and relationships when we get to know each other, starting with our name. Wear your work, or any name badge, to church.
If you would like a Padre Serra Parish name badge, please email email@example.com or stop by the parish office. They are $10 ; payable upon pick up.
Have you lost a pair of glasses, a sweater or maybe car keys? The Lost and Found basket is located on the east side of the main church doors or please stop by the office to inquire.