Cramer in position to join Pleasant Valley School District board, early results show

If early voting results hold, Rebecca “Beckie” Cramer, a retired U.S. Navy intelligence officer, will become the newest members of Pleasant Valley School District’s school board. With 41 percent of precincts reporting as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Cramer was well ahead of fellow political newcomer Bryan Alexander, a parent and volunteer in the district, 33 percent to 11 percent. “It’s […]

2 challengers set to replace longtime incumbents; Craven holds onto seat

As the race for three seats on the Camarillo City Council neared its end Nov. 6, some candidates went about their normal routines, treating Election Day just like any other. Others held parties at their homes to watch the results come in with close friends and family, hoping to share the elation of victory with those who helped make a […]

Trio of OUHSD incumbents in front, according to early numbers

Three incumbents vying to hold onto their school board seats in Oxnard Union High School District were leading in early voting Tuesday against their two challengers. With 55 percent of precincts reporting, incumbents Wayne Edmunds, Beatriz Herrera and Karen Sher were leading against challengers Matt Vaca Sams and Alfredo Varela. As of 10 p.m., Herrera had received 26 percent of […]

Measure E has edge over Measure M, early returns show

Term limits measures With 39 percent of precincts reporting, both Camarillo City Council term limits measures on the ballot looked like they were on track to earn enough yes votes to pass. But Measure E, the three-term limit proposed by Councilmember Tony Trembley, had a slight edge on the two-term limit Measure M as of 10 p.m. In the event […]

City to issue $29 million in redevelopment bonds

Wanting to recreate the success of Old Town’s redevelopment elsewhere in Camarillo and add more housing for low-income residents, the City Council last week approved issuing $29 million in bonds. Funds raised from the sale of a $10-million bond will infuse money into city housing programs that provide grants and loans for remodeling or building lowincome housing. A $19-million bond […]

Suspect in 3 Camarillo slayings held in Mexico

Extradition hearing awaits man captured near Acapulco

Rudolfo Negrete, 24, a Mexican national and one time resident of Oxnard, was arrested outside of Acapulco, Mexico two weeks ago for his part in the 2004 slayings of three individuals in Camarillo. “We knew all along that he had fled to Mexico, it was just a matter of finding him,” said Capt. Ron Nelson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s […]

Camarillo High grad sends insights on command in Iraq

The Iraqi city of Al Qaim lines the banks of the great Euphrates River at the western edge of the Al Anbar Province just miles from the Syrian border. The city is nearly 200 miles northwest of Baghdad and is home to about 230,000 Sunni Muslims. Last November, American troops took back control of the city that had been overrun […]

Police warn of phony cop

Police are warning residents that a man is pulling over motorists and pretending to be an undercover police officer. According to officials with the Camarillo Police Department, the fake officer is a white male in his early 30s. He drives a white sedan with a searchlight mounted on the driver’s side window. On Fri., Oct. 26 at 9:30 p.m., the […]


A headline in the Oct. 27 edition of the Camarillo Acorn inaccurately reflected the Pleasant Valley School District’s position on funds related to potential unification. The district is not seeking reimbursement of $300,000. The board had previously approved the expenditure.

Governor makes a campaign stop in Simi

With the election just days away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took time out of his busy campaign schedule to speak at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library this past Monday-not about his own reelection bid, but about an election held 40 years ago. In November 1966, another actor-turned-politician, Ronald Reagan, beat the odds and defeated Democratic incumbent Pat Brown to become the […]