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Fire at school prompts search

Safety protocols to be reviewed

Local school and police officials said they will continue to fine-tune the protocols they follow when responding to potentially dangerous situations after a threat made to Monte Vista Middle School early Monday morning required cooperation between students, staff, parents and law enforcement personnel. Police learned of the threat, which is thought to have been made by students, shortly after 2 […]

T.O. house call doctor, husband arrested

The attorney for Thousand Oaks house call doctor Ellen Crowe— arrested last week on allegations that she allowed her nonmedically trained husband to inject a patient with morphine—says the charges against his client are the result of a “misunderstanding” “The mistake that the (Ventura County district attorney) is operating under is that Dr. Crowe was somehow allowing nondoctors to treat […]

City to buy new motorcycle

The City of Camarillo, which buys and maintains motorcycles for the police department as part of a long-standing agreement with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, aims to keep its fleet of police bikes in good condition. The city will purchase a new motorcycle for patrol work. “As they get old and wear out they are replaced,” said Richard Petropulos, director […]


May 4 Between May 4 and 7, property at University Charter School in the 500 block of Temple Avenue was vandalized, causing less than $400 in damage. May 5 A credit card was stolen from a car in the 3000 block of Village at the Park Drive and used to buy merchandise from a clothing store. May 6 A storage […]

Traffic stop ends with arrest of alleged burglar

A Camarillo resident pleaded not guilty to numerous drug and property crimes on May 5 after he was arrested during a May 1 traffic stop. William Hacker was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, grand theft and possession of a controlled substance for sale, burglary tools and drug paraphernalia. According to a police report, he had been pulled over at […]

Park foundation a step in the right direction

It’s easy to be critical of government agencies. Certainly this paper has shared its opinion—more than a time or two—when it comes to the dysfunction of municipal government, whether it is adding another layer of bureaucracy or raising taxes. Yet there are times when a pat on the back is in order, and the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District […]

He was a fan of drawings

I wanted to thank you for having the “Kids Draw Mom” activity during Mother’s Day. My kids enjoyed creating their drawings of mom and my wife enjoyed seeing the pictures published. It was one of the highlights of her special day. What you may not have known, however, is that this activity also offered us parents a an opportunity to […]

Wants more pay for teachers

I am 100 percent committed to the Pleasant Valley School District. Not only did I attend PVSD schools, my twin daughters also spent their K-8 years in two of our district’s finest schools. I’ve had the privilege of teaching first and third grades at Tierra Linda these past 17 years. My allegiance to Camarillo’s schools makes the board’s recent actions […]

Allegations questioned

House Call Doctor Thousand Oaks is my 93-year-old motherin law’s physician. The allegations I saw on the news are completely out of character for both Dr. Crowe and Paul. This team spent hours and hours with Mom and saved her life where many in the healthcare profession failed her. Not once did I ever witness any inappropriate behavior. Paul never […]