2020-04-10 E-Edition


FOOD SECURITY—Though often far from people’s minds during the pandemic, Ventura County farmworkers, such as those above and at right on a farm in Camarillo on March 31, continue to do their jobs to keep grocery stores stocked. The work is deemed essential. The COVID-19 crisis has led to a nationwide discussion addressing the health and safety concerns of farmworkers, […]

CDC urges use of face masks

Tips on how to wear, when to wash

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its stance on face coverings, now recommending people wear them in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies. Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin also changed his stance, announcing last week that he now supports residents who wish to cover their nose and mouth when leaving home. Though […]

Grocery employees face on-job risks

Safety measures taken but exposure still an issue

Grocery store employees might not wear capes, but as essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve become heroes in their communities. Kim Price has been a cashier at Ralphs in Moorpark for about 26 years. Recently she’s adopted a new post-shift regimen: Kim comes home and immediately jumps in the shower while her husband, Ron, a […]

County’s chief medical officer praises health workers

Says containment requires everyone’s adherence

Dr. Robert Levin chooses his words carefully and speaks with the measured pace of someone who wants to be sure his message is not just heard, but understood. It’s important to him. What he says can literally save lives. Levin’s methodical manner is that of someone who has spent the past 21 years translating complex health issues into everyday language […]

DMV closes offices, extends REAL ID deadline

Californians who have yet to make a trip to the DMV to get their REAL ID can breathe a sigh of relief. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security extended the deadline to get a REAL ID by a year, to Oct. 1, 2021. The decision was welcomed by state leaders who said the extension could […]


March 28 Sometime between March 28 and 30, a thief broke into the storage containers of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Calle San Pablo. In the 42000 block of Pacific Coast Highway, a thief stole credit cards from an unlocked car and used them to make fraudulent purchases. March 29 Sometime between March 29 and 30, a […]

Council cuts city funding to events

Council members made clear that they are denying city funding for the events, not canceling them, as each one is put on by separate groups

Weighing public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic fallout of the public emergency, the Camarillo City Council unanimously denied funding for Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s Arts Alive festivals in May and June, the Fiesta and Street Fair in July, the Wings Over Camarillo Air Show in August and the art center’s Winter Walk and Holiday Art Market, […]

Masks are the healthiest fashion accessory around

Though the exact date of when doctors began using face masks is unknown, one of the first documented accounts of the effectiveness of using a surgical mask to prevent infections was made in 1897 by Jan Mikulicz-Radecki, a Polish doctor whose name is well known in medical schools today. Credited with a variety of breakthroughs in medicine, he was one […]

Quarantine is bad for economy

As the coronavirus continues, one thing is becoming crystal clear to me: Our country needs to get back to work. If you think that we have a homeless crisis here in California now, wait a few months with the quarantine order in effect. The stay-at-home order has had a good short-term effect in “flattening the curve,” but the financial implications […]