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Mayor: Property and sales tax numbers on the rise

State budget cuts continue to impact Camarillo’s coffers

Camarillo Mayor Jan McDonald praised the city for weathering the economic recession better than other communities during her State of the City speech on Sept. 27. McDonald addressed the city’s finances, upcoming projects and business development programs at the luncheon event hosted by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. The mayor talked about how state budget cuts have affected the city, […]


County primed for economic recovery, experts say

There’s the old adage that if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour, it will change. Not so fast, say those whose job is to forecast the economy. Jobs and businesses might in fact be improving, but real change has been slow in coming. As long as the job market languishes, there won’t be any traction for the housing […]

Metrolink unveils new safety system

Last month, just before the fourth anniversary of the 2008 Chatsworth train crash, Metrolink unveiled a test train fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology that could have prevented the deadly disaster from occurring. The lifesaving rail safety technology is called Positive Train Control (PTC). “Chatsworth was a terrible tragedy that could have been prevented had a system like Positive Train Control […]

City Council candidates to debate

The League of Women Voters of Ventura County will present a free Candidates Forum for the Camarillo City Council from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 9 in city hall council chambers at 601 Carmen Drive.


Camarillo Someone stole a debit card from a wallet in the 1000 block of Jay Avenue and used the card at numerous locations in Santa Barbara between Sept. 25 and 27. Someone stole property from a locked car in the 600 block of Carmen Drive on Sept. 26. Someone stole property from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of […]

Armed robbers arrested

Arrests have been made in connection with robberies that occurred in Camarillo on Sept. 25. Camarillo police say that four Oxnard residents—Eric Arevalo, 20; Eric Gonzalez, 19; and two 17-year-old males—approached four juveniles walking in the area of Adolfo Road and Almendro Way. Police say the Oxnard residents “brandished knives” and demanded property from the youths. After stealing the property, […]

Don’t raise a bully

Parents across the country live in fear of their child being bullied at school. But how many take the time to think about whether or not their kid is the one doing the bullying? While October is most associated with National Breast Cancer Awareness, it is also National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, making right now an opportunity to address two life-and-death […]

Retired teacher backs Prop. 30

The members of our local divisions of the California Retired Teachers Association have spent decades in the classroom. Even after retiring, many of us go back to the classroom, not only because we love it but because given recent budget cuts, many schools can’t make ends meet without us. Proposition 30 will provide $6 billion to our schools in the […]

Wants Kennedy on board

I support Larry Kennedy to represent Ventura County Community College District’s Area No. 3. I have known Larry for several decades. He has impressed me with his consistent participation in the creation of a quality education for Ventura County students. He teaches economics and management at Oxnard College— two critical subjects for today’s leaders. He has been a member of […]