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Supervisors vote to mandate spaying, neutering of pets

Ask Animal Services Deputy Director Donna Gillesby what it’s been like since the Ventura County Board of Supervisors gave her department the goal of becoming a no-kill operation a little more than a year ago, and she’ll sum it up in one word. “Crazy,” she said. “It’s been crazy wonderful— saving lives.” It’s hard to argue with the numbers, or […]

OUHSD moving quickly on campus

Goal is to be ready by fall 2015

The clock is ticking, and Oxnard Union High School District officials are determined to complete Rancho Campana High School in time for students to step through the door in fall 2015. To reach its goal for the Camarillo school, the district is relying on a construction method referred to as lease-leaseback. The district is planning to complete a project that […]

Museum to grow with $1M gift

A $1 million donation to the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing, a nonprofit based at the Camarillo Airport, will allow the nonprofit organization to display more of its growing collection of WWII memorabilia and aircraft. The Commemorative Air Force is an all-volunteer organization that displays aircraft used during wartime. The volunteer members also host an annual air show at […]

Chase starts, ends south of Camarillo

An Oxnard man was arrested Nov. 4 in an unincorporated area of Ventura County south of Camarillo after a nearly hourlong chase that began and ended on Pacific Coast Highway at Wood Road. No injuries were reported. Officer Steve Reid with the Ventura office of the California Highway Patrol said a patrol officer tried to stop a driver for speeding […]

Celebrating loved ones

ID thefts traced to pizza deliveries in Moorpark

On Sept. 3, Moorpark Police Department patrol deputies investigated a call about an identity theft at a local pizza restaurant. The restaurant owner had received a complaint that his pizza delivery person, Jonathan Rutherford, inappropriately wrote down the credit card number from a patron during a delivery. At the time of the incident, there was no evidence the credit card […]


Camarillo A woman, 33, was arrested Oct. 22 in the 700 block of Paseo Camarillo for a hit and run accident. Someone attempted to steal a car in the 200 block of S. Glenn Street between Oct. 24 and 25. A wagon was stolen from a front yard in the 900 block of Rosewood Avenue between Oct. 25 and 27. […]

Never too early to say ‘’Tis the season’

The arrival of the holiday season means many things to many people. For most children, it’s a time of boundless joy primed with colored lights, abundant presents and, yes, breaks from school. It’s pure bliss. Adults, on the other hand, might describe the weeks between the beginning of November and the end of December another way: stressful, hectic, chaotic, exhausting. […]

Insight into Medicare

This letter is in regard to tips for independent Medicare Plan-D subscribers. The open enrollment runs through Dec. 7. As you recall, for years pharmacies and drug companies have pushed you toward generic drugs versus brand names to save money. Well, guess what? You may have noticed that most of your drugs are now generic with one big change—they now […]