2020-10-16 E-Edition

PVSD preparing for students’ return

Oxnard Union will wait until January

Pleasant Valley School District students can expect to soon be back in the classroom with their teachers for the first time this school year. District leaders announced last week that some students could return to the classroom within the next two weeks. “While we continue our conversations internally, we want staff and families to know we are looking at a […]

Incumbents cry foul over union contributions

Challengers say concerns overblown, other issues are more pressing

The three incumbents for the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board say sizable campaign contributions from the Los Angeles-based SEIU 721 to the slate of three challengers seeking seats on the park board creates a potential conflict of interest. The challengers—Bev Dransfeldt, Jordan Roberts and David Woodbury—have each received over $4,000 of in-kind donations from the local chapter of […]

A look into the books of 5 running for City Council

Trembley has raised over $23K for his campaign

With the election around the corner, incumbent Tony Trembley has the most cash on hand among all five candidates contending for two seats on the Camarillo City Council. According to campaign disclosure forms, Trembley, the current mayor who is running for the District 4 spot, raised $23,280 between Jan. 1 and Sept. 19. The report was one of two pre-election […]

Residents turn out to oppose development

248 homes proposed for Cam Springs

Dozens of residents gathered at the entrance of the Camarillo Springs Golf Course on Saturday to make known their opposition to a housing development proposed for a portion of the course. The housing project, which in September 2017 received approval from the Camarillo City Council to start the process of putting together environmental reports and other studies, proposes 248 new […]

Don’t be duped by fake ballot boxes

The term “October surprise” has long been used to describe last-minute personal revelations or political moves—often carefully orchestrated by one side to upend the other— intended to change the course of an election. As a community newspaper, it’s not often that an October surprise makes its way into our editorial. Yet, when it involves the deception of our readers—no matter […]

Experience counts

Current incumbent directors for the nonpartisan Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District, Mark Malloy, Mike Mishler and Dr. Neal Dixon, have continued working very hard at providing good parks, sports programs and a new senior center for our community. These men are in need of your vote to continue with successful youth sports programs such as Camarillo PONY Baseball Association, […]

Backs Davis for another term

I first met Gary Davis in 2002 when I was an area controller at DCH Lexus of Oxnard and he was an assistant superintendent at the school district. He assisted us in starting a scholarship program for all of the local high school seniors. Since then, we have worked together on many community outreach projects. We served together on the […]

District voting limits choices

A recent Acorn editorial mentioned that running for public office is time-consuming and costly. The Acorn neglected to mention that serving in public office is beyond a thankless task these days. All incumbents are not corrupted officials. New perspectives are valuable, but so is experience. What I consider to be a poorly constructed section of a California Voting Rights Act […]

Put teachers on school board

As an employee of the Oxnard Union High School District, I want to make sure we elect the best trustees for the school board. Unfortunately, a lot of my neighbors and friends in Camarillo don’t realize that Camarillo residents also vote on the members for the Oxnard Union High School District board. This race may be close to the bottom […]