2019-06-21

2019-06-21 E-Edition

‘Your mountain is waiting’

Death sentence upheld by state’s highest court

Woman shot, killed 3 of her sons in 1999


The California Supreme Court ruled last week to uphold the death sentence of a Camarillo woman who shot and killed three of her four young sons before shooting herself in the head. The seven justices agreed unanimously to deny the appeal of Socorro Susan Caro, 62, in her conviction for the 1999 triple murders of her sons Joey, 11; Michael, […]

Ranch board says no deal

Foundation files 90-day notice to end agreement with city


The clock is ticking. The four words were repeated at least that many times during Monday’s Camarillo City Council meeting after Charles Devlin, president of the Camarillo Ranch Foundation board of directors, notified the city that the nonprofit group charged with overseeing the historic Camarillo Ranch House is giving its 90-day notice to end its operating agreement with the city. […]

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I am a Roman Catholic, retired Los Angeles police officer, father and husband. I know of the sexual abuse committed by priests in the Archdioceses of Los Angeles and in other parts of this country and the world. There are too many instances, and I know of the Catholic Church’s recent herculean effort to stop sexual abuse. I’m writing to […]

Climate change deserves more attention

Two percent. This is the amount of time during the 2016 presidential debates that was dedicated to discussing climate change, even though this issue poses a severe threat to food security, national safety and humankind. This dismissal has led to activists rallying for a climate debate during the Democratic primary centered around climate change policy. This type of debate would […]

There are many alternatives to rat poison

I read about the dead mountain lion, poison to blame. My firsthand experience with this terrible product is overwhelming. I do a lot of hiking and biking in Newbury Park. Just recently I’ve seen a fox, a red-tailed hawk, two owls, three coyotes and a badger, all dead with no signs of trauma, all along the trails within a couple […]

It’s time to strike up the band and play

Community band begins 34th concert series

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District’s Camarillo Community Band will present its 34th summer concert season at 7 p.m. Thurs., July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 in Constitution Park at Carmen Drive and Paseo Camarillo. Guests can bring a picnic and listen to the band perform musical favorites. Every week children in the audience can pick up an official […]

Monarchs roar at graduation

Sheriff’s Blotter

May 23 A vandal caused less than $400 in damage to property in the 300 block of Carmen Drive. June 2 A wallet was stolen from a person in the 700 block of E. Ventura Boulevard. The thief then used the victim’s credit cards to rack up about $2,000 in charges at local shops. June 3 Multiple counts of petty […]