Light on their feet

City nixes prayer before meetings

Logistics prove problematic

Camarillo City Council meetings will not open with prayer. The council voted against starting its meetings with a prayer on Jan. 28 after members of an ad hoc committee formed to look into the issue said an opening prayer would be too problematic for the city. Councilmember Mike Morgan cast the sole dissenting vote. The council’s decision follows the recommendation […]

Trees to be trimmed, removed

Pruning a safety precaution

Residents who frequent Charter Oak Park are familiar with the rows of fragrant eucalyptus trees lining the pathway that cuts through the neighborhood park on Charter Oak and Amber drives. The trees pose a risk to parkgoers if the limbs and branches aren’t pruned, park officials say. The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board of directors had that in […]

Haggen supermarket chain takes over local stores

It’s official. Nine Albertsons and Vons supermarkets in Ventura County and Westlake Village are out. And Haggen is in. In an agreement finalized by the Federal Trade Commission last month, Haggen Inc., a small Washington-based supermarket chain, will acquire 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington and Oregon, according to Bill Shaner, Haggen CEO. Haggen […]

Park district board to better define rules, regulations

E-cigs, filming in parks part of discussion

Bathing at the parks in Camarillo is a no-no. That’s one of the things park district officials want to make clear as they consider changes to an ordinance that governs the use of parks and facilities in Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District. Proposed changes, some of which are merely clerical, were discussed when the board of directors reviewed the […]

Rancho Campana’s principal has work cut out for him

Roger Adams, the new principal at Rancho Campana High School, begins his first day on the job today in preparation for the school’s opening in the fall. It’s a good news-bad news situation for the 42-year-old Oxnard resident. The good news is Adams has a clean slate as he steps into the role as head of the longawaited high school […]

City manager’s salary is too high

Regarding our City Manager Bruce Feng and the article you posted Jan. 30: What would you say if I offered you a base salary of $232,792, a $6,000 per year car allowance, $6,000 per year medical benefits, and a nice pension plan? Oh, and I’ll put another 7 percent of your salary in a 401 account, and an additional 3 […]

Spread the word about 211

On Wed., Feb. 11, Ventura County celebrated the result of a visionary partnership of United Way of Ventura County, Interface Children & Family Services and First 5 Ventura County to ensure that over 20,000 callers annually are connected to critical local social services. Calls for help to pay rent or bills, to find the nearest food pantry, to get warm […]



Nov. 25 A television, knives and other items were stolen from a motor home in the 200 block of Camarillo Ranch Road between Nov. 25 and Jan. 25. Jan. 17 A man, 67, received threatening letters from his ex-wife in the 100 block of Valley Vista Court. Jan. 19 A purse, stereo amplifier, CDs, jewelry and a bottle of cologne, […]