2007-03-23

Los Altos to close

City asks district to wait on additional closures

The Pleasant Valley school board decided at last Thursday’s meeting to close Los Altos Middle School, but an offer from city officials may save other district schools from the same fate. Camarillo Mayor Jan McDonald spoke at the standing-room-only board meeting and asked the board to put off making a decision about school closures until members meet with city officials […]

Board’s decision sparks protests

Nearly 90 percent of Los Primeros students reported absent yesterday

In the midst of an intense debate over local school closures, Pleasant Valley School District officials have come under fire from parents and teachers who are at odds over whether two additional campuses should be shuttered. The school board voted last week to close Los Altos Middle School, but opted to wait on closing Los Primeros Structured and Camarillo Heights […]

Sky-high acrobatics



City approves $1.46 million to complete construction projects

Money to fix streetscape design flaws

Flaws in the design of a pair of streetscape projects along Ventura Boulevard have forced the Camarillo City Council to okay an additional $1.46 million to complete the ongoing construction. Although city officials said they plan to seek reimbursement from the design firm responsible for the problems- which have to do with poor street drainage- the City Council was not […]

Police seek gunmen in two separate crimes



Police are still searching for a man who robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint around 11:45 p.m. on Thurs., March 15. No one was hurt in the late night robbery. According to Camarillo Police Department officials, the gunman entered the gas station on the 1600 block of Ventura Boulevard, approached the checkout counter, brandished a handgun and ordered the […]

Gang tip hotline opens



The West County Gang Unit has established a Gang Tip Hotline so that residents can report ongoing gang activity in unincorporated neighborhoods of West Ventura County. The Gang Tip Hotline, (888) 58GANGS (5842647), was created to allow residents to anonymously report ongoing gang activity. The West County Gang Unit encourages residents to use the hotline to report gang activity in […]

Agency announces programs for seniors



NP The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging has released the agency’s plan for new and ongoing programs and funding priorities for the period of July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. The plan, titled “2008 Summary of the Draft Area Plan Update,” may be viewed at www.countyofventura.org and at 646 County Square Drive, Ste. 100, in Ventura, during regular […]

Celtic duo’s debut album brings past into present



  ON THE ROAD- Celtic musicians Jamie Laval and Camarillo native Ashley Broder will perform in Camarillo March 29 and 30 as part of a West Coast tour to promote their recently released debut album, "Zephyr in the Confetti Factory." Ashley Broder and Jamie Laval’s debut album, "Zephyr in the Confetti Factory," breathes sweet, fresh life into the toe-tapping melodies […]

Attend benefit fashion show



Court Appointed Special Advocates for children will host a teen fashion show, “Hot and Cool Clothes,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., April 1 at Casa Lopez, 325 A St., Oxnard. The show will highlight prom attire. The show includes lunch and costs $25 per person. For reservations, make checks payable to CASA of Ventura County and mail to […]

Friends of Library to reopen



The grand reopening of the Friends of the Camarillo Library bookstore will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., March 31 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., April 1 at the new Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. There will be a free drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Friends’ bookstore and an orchid donated […]