2019-05-31 E-Edition

Remembrances, appreciation for the departed

Freedom Gym to be put on market

District wants to raise $15.1M

Hoping for bites from a wider field of potential buyers, Oxnard Union High School District’s board voted to put five surplus properties up for sale on the open market this week. The properties are at 527 Hueneme Road, 3400 W. Gonzales Road, 220 S. K St. and 309-315 S. K St., all in Oxnard, and 15 Stear­man St. in Camarillo. […]

Developer submits housing project to county

Property is outside city limits

A developer has submitted a formal application to the county for permission to build affordable housing for farmworkers and their families on slightly more than 18 acres of a nearly 40-acre parcel directly east of Rancho Campana High School. The project is outside city limits and in the unincorporated portion of the county, a fact Camarillo officials have been trying […]

Postal service really delivers

The National Association of Letter Carriers held its 26th annual national food drive May 12. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country’s largest single day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. FOOD Share of Ventura County joined with four post office locations to receive 125,000 pounds of food donated by […]

Board to consider longer ban on drilling

The county is considering extending a moratorium on steaminjection oil drilling in an area where a preliminary survey discovered petroleum-related gases may be seeping into an aquifer system that provides drinking water to approximately half a million people. What had been a temporary, 45-day ban on steam-injection oil drilling near Fox Canyon’s underground water supplies could now extend to a […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

May 19 Felony burglary was reported at Sunglass Hut, 910 Camarillo Center Drive. May 20 A 23- year- old man was arrested for residential burglary in the 3700 block of Las Posas Road. May 21 A bicycle valued at over $950 was stolen from a home in the 1500 block of Agusta Avenue. Identity theft was reported in the 5600 […]

The time to prepare is now

Don’t let the recent cool, wet weather fool you. Fire season is just around the corner and the time to prepare is now. Complacency is not an option. For years, first responders have been urging us to be ready for major emergencies, yet few of us have followed their advice. Small brush fires are so commonplace throughout the region that […]

Says city hid letter from residents

The May 24 article on voting districts included the status of the lawsuit against Camarillo. The city continues to seek a settlement. The City Council claims they didn’t use the safe harbors, thereby forfeiting the $30,000 cap on the plaintiff’s fees because they didn’t want to be rushed into a decision. Brian Pierik is the city’s attorney. His timeline report […]

Let’s take back our power to heal

This letter is in regard to the Feb. 22 column by Rafael Stoneman, “Therapy for mind and body can heal old wounds.” The column captured an important message applicable to us all, an accountability not just for veterans alone. I agree that it is possible to heal. We are in charge of our beliefs, our bodies and our dayto day […]