2020-10-23 E-Edition

A night of classics

DINNER AND A DRIVE-IN MOVIE—Above left, Al Martinez of Camarillo looks at a 1966 Chevy Nova during the Art à la Mode Drive-in Gala on Oct. 17 at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo. The event featured a car show, a prepackaged meal and the movie “American Graffiti.” Above right, people gather near their cars to have dinner before the drive-in […]

Camarillo man arrested after violent attack on 6-year-old girl

Police aren’t providing many details surrounding a Camarillo man who was arrested last weekend on suspicion of attempted murder after he tried to choke and kill a 6-year-old girl, according to authorities. Police said Joel Gonzales, 24, was staying at a relative’s home in the 1500 block of Calle La Cumbre when he tried to strangle and violently attack the […]

Health officials say slow reopening safe

Some parents, teachers still worried about in-person classes

Despite county health officials’ assurances that it’s safe to start slowly reopening schools, some teachers and parents are leery about the prospect of youngsters returning to campus. Pleasant Valley School District is following the lead of health officials and will welcome the majority of its students back by Nov. 16. Starting Mon., Oct. 26, students will return to school in […]

1ST PLACE 2020

UNSINKABLE—This year’s Take Your Camarillo Acorn on Staycation/Vacation photo contest winner is Camarillo resident Linda Prewitt, who had this photo taken last November while floating in the Dead Sea in Sweimeh, Jordan. Her photo received the most online votes out of 10 finalists, which means Prewitt will have a little more money for travel. With the first-place win, she receives […]

Dual tragedies point to the evil of DUI

Most of us know what compels people to drink alcohol: It helps to reduce inhibition and provides a temporary feeling of relaxation and euphoria. If done in moderation, the consumption of beer, wine and other spirits is considered acceptable in society. What we do not know is what compels people to drink to excess. When they do— and if they […]


A case for wearing masks

I am asking you a favor as the wife of a lifetime member of the American Disabled Veterans after two combat duties in Vietnam. He came home sick after doing his duty and wanted to ask you to do me a favor, now. He is in danger of getting this coronavirus and hoping you might listen to me. Here is […]

Follow the green on Measure O

Measure O promises to allow the production of marijuana on 500 acres of currently existing greenhouses in the county and 100 acres of nursery cultivation, in effect increasing greenhouse marijuana cultivation in the state by 63%. This has the potential to produce great profits for interested parties, and $1.7 million has been spent so far to promote Measure O, an […]

Amazed by union ties

I am rather amazed that three candidates for the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board have taken contributions from the SEIU union, whom they will be called upon to negotiate with should they become members of the board. For whatever reason other than to receive preferential treatment would the union make such gifts? How could these candidates think it […]