2016-11-04

Former health agency CEO at center of $425K civil suit

Suit alleges love aiair between executive, attorney


At a retirement party the Camarillo Health Care District threw for its outgoing chief executive in June of last year at the Spanish Hills Country Club, the board of directors heaped praise on the retiring administrator. Jane Rozanski, they said, had seen the organization grow from serving 250 clients when she took over in 1993 to over 31,000. “Jane’s leadership […]

GOOD SPORT



Manhunt continues for husband in homicide case

Second domestic violence death in two weeks


Two young boys wandered up and down the aisle of Griffin Family Funeral Chapel on Tuesday evening, pausing every few minutes as family and friends of their late mother patted their heads, squeezed their shoulders and whispered comforting words in their ears. Meanwhile, soothing classics such as “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Angel” played faintly in the background as the […]

Camarillo Springs Golf Course may close

Residents worried it will be developed


Supporters of Camarillo Springs Golf Course are speaking out against plans to close the 50-year-old course and replace it with something more profitable. Residents of Camarillo Springs Country Club Village learned of the impending closure Oct. 14 in a letter from the course’s owner, Beverly Hills-based Chameleon Springs LLC, which purchased the 109-acre property in 2015. The letter states that […]

Transit tax has both sides at crossroads

Measure AA


It’s not the 405’s Sepulveda Pass traffic, but getting stuck on the 101 at rush hour, especially in the West County, can feel just as frustrating. Measure AA, on the Nov. 8 ballot, aims to alleviate some of the headache by allocating $660 million over the course of 30 years to improvements on the 101 and 23 freeways. In total, […]

Both open space measures miss the mark



With four years left until the countywide urban-growth restriction known as Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, or SOAR, expires, there is still an opportunity to make what has been a good policy even better. But it won’t happen on the 2016 ballot. Competing open space initiatives, Measures C and F, both miss the mark in their attempts to strike […]

SOAR backers send in final letters



As a six-year resident of Ventura County, I am a great lover of our open spaces and countryside. The rolling hills and farmlands are a huge economic asset to Ventura County, both visually and economically. SOAR has been extremely important in keeping our hillsides and farmland both beautiful and productive. It has also ensured that the citizens have a voice […]

Lynn Jensen



Lynn Jensen, the executive director of CoLAB, the sponsoring organization behind Measure F, seems to delight in trying to “promptly embarrass” me for a suggestion made during a Ventura County Ag Summit committee meeting. Since last year’s Ag Summit was held in September and the agriculture commissioner was proposing a November date, I simply said we should continue this “harvest” […]

Measure F



Measure F claims that it’s the farmers’ measure to protect agriculture, but nothing is further from the truth. When the SOAR board announced that they would be reupping the protections for open space and agricultural land to 2050, they were contacted by Lynn Jensen and Tim Cohen, who are both on the board of CoLAB Ventura County. CoLAB’s mission is […]

On Props. 56 and 61



It is often difficult separating fact from fiction and opinion when reading election material. Propositions 56 and 61 are good examples. A “No on 56” flier says: “Cheating Schools Out of $600 Million a Year”; “Wealthy Special Interests are behind Prop 56”; “Opposed By Tax Fighters & Law Enforcement,” and so on. Strangely, it does not even mention what the […]