2019-12-06 E-Edition

Officials say renovations are on track

$6M in upgrades for stadium; ACHS to see $46.5M total

Specific renovations to Adolfo Camarillo High School’s athletic stadium are on track to finish by May of next year, just in time for family members and friends to gather in the stands to watch the class of 2020 graduate. During a Nov. 13 meeting, the Oxnard Union High School District board of trustees approved two contracts totaling nearly $3.9 million […]

Changing of the guard

Kildee steps down as mayor, Trembley steps up

Looking back, it’s been a busy year behind the gavel for Camarillo’s outgoing mayor, Kevin Kildee. He recalled attending groundbreakings this past year for the city’ s new $66-million desalter plant and a new hotel and conference center, the Mian Plaza project, which includes two hotels, a conference center, retail stores and restaurants at Las Posas Road and Ventura Boulevard. […]

New cougar identified

The National Park Service has welcomed a new mountain lion to its ongoing study of the big cats living in Southern California’s urban jungle. The animal, now known as P-77 (Puma 77), was caught in the Simi Hills on Nov. 13. Little is known about the 2-year-old female. Researchers are waiting for the results of DNA tests that will tell […]

Police believe inmate died by suicide

Authorities believe that a Camarillo man who had been facing charges of sexual assault on a child killed himself in his jail cell on Thanksgiving, sheriff’s officials said Monday. Lance Hays, 50, was found alone and unresponsive in his cell at the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula at around 8:22 p.m. Nov. 28, according to a statement from the […]

Airport officials say worries about commercial-size jets unfounded

Developer has no plans to accommodate ‘big iron’ aircraft

There are no plans to allow privately owned commercial-size jets to land at or take off from Camarillo Airport, county officials said this week, despite a letter sent to owners of hangars at Oxnard and Camarillo airports warning about such a possibility. In a letter emailed last month to its members—and copied to the five-county supervisors—the Camarillo Oxnard Hangar Owners […]

Was hemp roll out too much, too fast?

It’s safe to say that, until recently, few residents knew the name of Ventura County’s agricultural commissioner. That’s despite the fact that the post oversees a $2-billion-a-year industry that is the centerpiece of the region’s economy. But the name of Ed Williams, who came to the job in July 2018 from neighboring Los Angeles County by way of nationwide recruitment, […]

No winners in this fight

I read the volleys between haters and supporters of President Trump and wonder why these diametrically opposed positions keep appearing. Neither side is going to convince the other. There is this illusion that government is going finally do the right thing for one side or the other, but it is folly. As human beings, our perceptions and observations are shaped […]

Representatives are upholding the Constitution

I’m writing in gratitude for Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s strong support of the impeachment of Donald Trump. I attended a town hall that she gave recently and, as expected, encountered people with the usual talking points against it. I would like to address some of those. Yes, there have been lawmakers who have attempted to impeach the president from the day […]

Local journalism appreciated

To the staff of the Acorn, I would like to say how grateful I am to you for publishing a neighborhood newspaper that keeps me informed as to what is going on in our community. Only after I did not receive my Acorn for a couple of weeks did I realize how much I missed reading it and how much […]