2020-02-07

2020-02-07 E-Edition

Racers make fast friends

OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT—Above right, Camarillo residents, from left, Cameron Miller, 11; Ian Zook, 8, and Corban Lassen, 10, lead a group of runners as they start the Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club 10th annual 5K Run/Walk for Youth on Feb. 1. At left, Shig Yabu, center, grand marshal for the race, walks with participants. Yabu was the executive director […]

Camarillo Springs Golf Course rolling toward council this year

248-home proposal would reduce course to 12 holes


After being delayed by government reviews and other red tape for the past three years, a developer’s application for a general plan amendment to build hundreds of new senior homes on part of Camarillo Springs Golf Course will get a public hearing in 2020, officials said. Joe Vacca, community development director, told the City Council last week that by the […]

‘Will be missed by all’

Funeral services today for Camarillo native


Funeral services are being held today for Camarillo resident Officer Nathan Martin, who spent 20 years with the Oxnard Police Department serving in different assignments, including as a school resource officer at Hueneme High School. A service for Martin, 45, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Fri., Feb. 7, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1201 Paseo […]

Online charter school faces laundry list of violations

PVSD gives Peak Prep a month to fix problems


Pleasant Valley School District approved a notice of violation last week, giving Peak Prep Pleasant Valley 30 days to fix contractual and legal violations, including leasing teachers from an outside company and mismanaging funds. If the online school fails to remedy the violations, the district will revoke its three-year charter, which was approved by the district board last April. The […]

Peak Prep upset by oversight enforcement

Board president taking it personally

At a separate Jan. 29 meeting between Peak Prep leaders, the online school’s board voiced concerns over the charter agreement between the school and the district. Three of the four board members voted to delay its approval, with newly appointed PVSD representative Marlo Hartsuyker abstaining. Hartsuyker, director of charter school support and oversight for the Ventura County Office of Education, […]

Back to square one with housing

California’s housing affordability problem just never seems to go away. During the past two years in Ventura County there’s been what economists call a negative net migration—more people moving out of the county than moving in, due in part to the cost and availability of housing. Even though the county’s population growth has slowed, rents and home prices continue to […]

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Past supervisor gives her endorsement

As a former Ventura County Supervisor for 20 years, I know what the workforce, neighborhoods and families of our community and district deserve—a fully engaged supervisor who is willing to do the work to address the needs of the residents. That’s why today I’ve joined with three current Ventura County Supervisors—Steve Bennett, Linda Parks and John Zaragoza—as well as former […]

Elected official has worked hard

In 2016, I voted for Kelly Long for county supervisor. Since then, I have watched her grow and excel in a role that suits her so well. Her down-to-earth relatability and open-door policy is such a refreshing departure from the politics we’re all used to. She has worked hard on issues important to our community, like healthcare, homelessness, public safety, […]