Police say mother, son ran drug den

Detectives have been keeping tabs on home for nearly a year

A mother and son were arrested in Camarillo at the mother’s house in the 5500 block of Butterfield Street. Police arrested 36-year-old Jason Comer and 69-year-old Leona Comer Sept. 22 on suspicion of operating a drug house, a felony, Detective Robert DeLaCerda said. Jason Comer, who is on probation for drug charges, lives in his mother’s home and frequently invited […]


New power rates to go into effect

Residents given options, can choose cleaner energy

The Clean Power Alliance, formerly known as Los Angeles Community Choice Energy, will begin providing electricity to customers in Camarillo early next year, though many might not notice a change. Camarillo voted in February to join the Clean Power Alliance, a community choice aggregation program made up of 31 local government agencies in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The electricity […]

Park district approves repairs, upgrades

Restrooms, playground equipment and pool slide on to-do list

Repairs were front and center at the Oct. 3 meeting of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board of directors. The board approved four items that make progress on fixing or replacing buildings and pieces of equipment. Valle Lindo restrooms The board voted unanimously to direct staff to request proposals from architecture firms for fixing the restrooms at Valle […]

Five Camarillo firefighters promoted to rank of captain

Ceremony took place Oct. 4

The Ventura County Fire Department revealed its list of 40 firefighters who received promotions Oct. 4 in a ceremony at the Serra Center on Upland Road. On that list were five Camarillo residents who were promoted to the rank of fire captain. Capt. Dave Clark, 41, is an eight-year veteran of the department. He began his career working on a […]

Senator to speak about bill that will require women on boards of directors

Law would impact publicly traded companies

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Oxnard) will speak in support of SB 826, a senate bill signed into law last month by Gov. Brown that makes California the first state in the nation to require women to sit on the boards of directors for publicly traded corporations. Jackson will discuss the new law at a Tues., Oct. 16 meeting of the […]

Incumbent focused on senior center

Attorney says he has a ‘sharp pencil’ for budgets

ELECTION 2018 /// PVRPD Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board member Bob Kelley thinks of himself as a man of his word. So far, Kelley said, he’s kept most of the promises he made during his first campaign in 2006 and his reelection campaigns in 2010 and 2014—including the building of Pleasant Valley Fields and the baseball parks at […]

Our kids can do better—we can do better

There’s little doubt that Camarillo public school teachers are working hard day in and day out. We see all the wonderful projects students bring home. We recognize the formidable task of bringing 21st century curricula and technology into classrooms. And we know about the great pathway programs our high schools offer to prepare students for their careers. Yet the recently […]

Won’t vote for M or E

Regarding term limits for the City Council of Camarillo, the simple answer is to vote no to both propositions, E and M. No one should be forced to choose between a limited number of candidates because of such restrictions. These propositions are a bad idea. Terms limits have not worked in the state Senate and Assembly. They have hampered the […]

Mulchay has ‘energy and passion’

Many people have asked me this year who I think they should vote for in the Camarillo City Council race. My recommendation is Shawn Mulchay. Shawn was born and raised in Camarillo and has five generations of family who currently call Camarillo home as well. He graduated from Cal State Channel Islands with a degree in business and is married […]