This Memorial Day we proudly salute our hometown heroes


The voices of a fading generation will one day be lost. There are 1.2 million World War II veterans in the United States. About 1,000 of them die every day. In Ventura County, an estimated 11 percent, or 5,500, of the area’s 50,000 U.S. military veterans fought in the conflict, said Mike McManus, Ventura County veteran services officer. “It was […]

Report says remedial classes waste tax dollars

High schools, community colleges both oer same courses

A Ventura County grand jury report released April 17 concludes that public schools and community colleges in the area are wasting taxpayer money by providing a duplicate opportunity for students to master basic math and English classes. The report, “Wasting Education Money: Paying Twice,” reviewed how money was spent to prepare high school students for college while, at the same […]

Young musicians give it all they’ve got


Camarillo Someone illegally dumped trash on a person’s driveway in the 400 block of W. Potrero Road May 7. Someone used another person’s credit card to make purchases from a department store between May 8 and 15. A man, 32, was arrested May 9 in the 1000 block of Calle El Candor for petty theft. Someone stole prescribed medication from […]

Academy high school topic of public forum

Oxnard Union High School District will host a public information forum about Camarillo’s future academy high school on Sat., June 1. The district plans to build a 700-student academy and performing arts center on farmland behind the Camarillo Library on Las Posas Road. The $60-million project will be funded by Measure H, a ballot initiative passed by voters in 2004. […]

Class for senior drivers

The Camarillo Police Department will host a free education class for senior drivers and their caregivers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., June 18 at 3701 E. Las Posas Road. A cooperative effort between the Camarillo Health Care District, Camarillo Police Department and Department of Motor Vehicles, the class is intended to help senior drivers understand how age-related issues could […]

War heroes are a dying breed

D-Day. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Guadalcanal. The Battle of the Bulge. With details too horrific and ramifications too monumental to ignore, these epic World War II battles will live on in American lore for generations to come. But the survivors of the battles— the men and women who witnessed both courage and carnage firsthand—are disappearing with each passing day. While Memorial […]

Swim meet story isn’t local enough

A May 17 headline read: “Scorpions, Spartans thrive at section swim meet.” Because of this, I expected to read the results for most of the winning swimmers from each school. What I read was two sentences about Camarillo and seven paragraphs about Rio Mesa. Sure, Rio had an outstanding year and that was covered in both your paper and others. […]

Parents showed bad behavior

This past week, as the father of a son participating in the Camarillo Pinto A PONY Baseball playoffs, I witnessed one assistant coach screaming cuss words as she ran down the baseline toward the umpire when a call did not go her way. In a second game, I witnessed another assistant coach, or parent, I don’t know which, storm onto […]

For the record

It was incorrectly reported in the May 17 edition that Rio Mesa High School Principal Ray Gonzales will step down from his post at Rio Mesa before the end of the school year to begin working as coordinator of child welfare and attendance for Oxnard Union High School District. In fact, Gonzales won’t begin his new position until July 1. […]