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Gulp: water rates rise again

Sewer rates to jump 14 percent

Camarillo residents who receive their water and sewer bills from the city will see rate increases beginning in January. The Camarillo City Council passeda4percentwaterrateincrease and a 14 percent sewer rate increase during its Nov. 6 meeting. This means the average homeowner will see their water bill go up $3 or $4 and their sewer bill increase about $5 next year. […]

Parents rally to save private school

More than $140K donated by families to keep Carden Heights Academy afloat

When Lark Tate opened her mail during spring break last April, she, like other parents and employees at Carden School in Camarillo, had her worst fears realized. The letter from the school’s owners cut straight to the point: Because of financial difficulties, the private school on Las Posas Road would not reopen after the break. “We were saddened,” said Tate, […]

Little nears first year on council

Most newly elected City Council members would feel intimidated about joining a group that has been together for 12 years, but Bill Little said his experience at City Hall allowed him to take his seat on the five- member panel without any trepidation. Little, a longtime civil servant, was Camarillo’ s city manager from 1998 to 2000. Last year he […]


Camarillo A man, 19, was arrested Oct. 25 in the 400 block of Graham Avenue for a hit and run traffic accident. Someone stole items from a business in the 200 block of N. Aviador Street between Oct. 28 and 30. Someone stole property from a home in the 9400 block of Yerba Buena Road Oct. 30. A man, 18, […]

Parolee fires rifle, arrested in Camarillo

Man a suspect in Santa Paula murder

Omar Ruiz, 26, was arrested at 3 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 7 in the 3500 block of Hollyridge Drive. The Santa Paula man was wanted on a parole violation since May and is also considered a suspect in a Santa Paula murder case. Dep. Mario Molina with the Camarillo Police Department said deputies went to the home to search for Ruiz […]

Board’s decision to televise meetings good for voters

The past few months haven’t been easy for the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board of directors. The district has had to contend with a flagging stream of revenue, rising utility costs and a disgruntled workforce preparing to unionize. The circumstances would, in most instances, lead many politicians to shy away from the public’s gaze. That’s not the case […]

Agrees with earlier letter

This letter is in regard to the Nov. 1 letter “‘Poor’ Bob Brooks.” Three cheers to Henri Mondschein for accurately and eloquently describing the plight of former Sheriff Bob Brooks in his letter. More accurately, he described the greed of Mr. Brooks and the plight of the rest of us “average” citizens who pay taxes so public employees and civil […]

Former sheriff does his part

I was very saddened after reading the very harsh, very critical letters toward former Sheriff Bob Brooks because of his lawsuit over his pension. The attacks on the faith and the character of the Brookses did not in any way resemble the personal experience my husband and I have had with Bob and Debbie, who we have known for more […]

A grateful customer

I want to thank Jersey Mike’s for sponsoring Wreaths Across America, a benefit for U.S. veterans. They have given me a chance to donate for several veterans, including my husband, who passed away more than a year ago. He was a WWII vet and served in the Army Air Corps. We were very proud of him. My son-in-law was in […]