2021-03-26 E-Edition

After a year away, high schoolers return

Most teachers, students stay home

Students attending Camarillo area high schools began their return to campus Wednesday after more than a year of distance learning. But it was far from business as usual because the pandemic is not over yet. Some major changes were instituted to keep students, fac- ulty and staff safe. Precautions include temperature checks, plexiglass barriers, new ventilation systems, open doors and […]

California prosecutors file suit against Brookdale

Camarillo facility sold last month to new company

A coalition of California prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit against a national nursing home chain, which operated one location in Camarillo and nine others across the state during the period of the alleged violations. The lawsuit alleges that Tennessee based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. violated laws for discharging patients to artificially increase profits and ignored rules intended to protect patient […]

Borderline report recommends 30 policy changes for department

Part two of a two-part story

After reviewing the actions of law enforcement officers during and directly after the 2018 Borderline Bar and Grill mass shooting, a group of Ventura County Sheriff’s Office investigators recommended 30 policy changes for the department. “The report is a look at what happened, saying what went right and here’s what needs improvement, we own it and here’s how we’re going […]

Fire guts Camarillo mobile home

A fast-moving fire gutted a home at Camarillo Springs Mobile Home Park the afternoon of March 17. A woman who lived in the double-wide mobile home was not hurt, but her cat died in the blaze. The fire was reported just before 1:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Margarita Avenue. Ventura County Fire Depart- ment Capt. Robert Welsbie said […]

Two arrested on suspicion of ID theft

A traffic stop by Camarillo police led to the arrests of two men on suspicion of committing multiple property crimes, including identity theft. The arrests were made during a traffic stop March 12 near Santa Rosa Road and Hilltop Lane. Brandon Harman, 39, of Simi Valley and Braulio Rodriguez, 34, of Oxnard were booked at the Main Jail in Ventura. […]

Applicants needed for committees

The City of Camarillo is seeking residents interested in serving on the following commissions, boards and committees. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Fri., April 16. Applicants must be residents of the city unless indicated otherwise. For applications and committee information, visit the city clerk/volunteer/citizen appointment page at cityofcamarillo.org. Applicants are asked to provide a current resume along […]

The blessing and the curse of SoCal weather

Readers may be noticing in our pages that more time and attention are being paid to issues other than the pandemic. Of course, we’re still tracking COVID numbers, especially as restrictions loosen and more vaccines are recorded, but it’s a welcome reprieve. There’ve been other issues brewing in the background that haven’t received the type of attention they might otherwise […]


Numbers tell other story

Regarding Dennis L. Solomon’s March 19 letter, “Not a fan of ‘cancel culture,’” Mr. Solomon states, “I would guess that over 98% of our population is not racist, misogynistic, deplorable, white supremacist and so forth.” That doesn’t seem to fit with the fact that 74 million Americans voted for a president who is all of those things. If you doubt […]