2021-04-09 E-Edition


HUNTING FOR BIG EGGS IN THE PARKS—Above, Camarillo brothers Matthew Lopez, 8, and Luke Lopez, 5, react to finding the large Easter egg at Mission Oaks Park on April 3 while taking part in the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District’s Easter Eggstravaganza Big Egg Hunt. At left, Newbury Park resident James Rockey, 7, looks at the prizes he received […]

A banner idea for Camarillo graduates

Business group, city helping with costs

The past year has proven tough for many high school seniors in Camarillo, with the pandemic causing the cancellation of events that normally mark the transition to adulthood, including proms and traditional graduation ceremonies. Now a new effort has been launched to celebrate the achievements of graduating seniors by displaying about 90 banners that will each feature 12 student photos […]

County moves to orange

Governor says tier system could end by June 15

  It’s code red for the state’s color-coded map of COVID restrictions. On the same day Ventura County moved into the orange tier for the first time since the system was created, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he would retire his Blueprint for a Safer Economy by June 15 provided hospitalization rates remain stable and the supply of vaccines from the […]

Recall draws line in the sand

Backers of the drive to recall Camarillo’s two most recently elected City Council members believe they’ve collected enough signatures to force a special election. Efforts to remove Councilmember Susan Santangelo and Vice Mayor Shawn Mulchay stem partly from protests over racial injustice that sprang up in Camarillo and across the nation after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis […]

New county superintendent hopes to help schools recover from pandemic

Morales appointed to elected position

Recently appointed Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Cesar Morales accelerated quickly in his educational career, taking on the job at the age of 45. He’s the first Latino and person of color to serve in the role. Morales grew up in Venice and Inglewood, and started his career teaching at Los Angeles area middle and high schools. He soon moved […]

Camarillo teen posed as wealthy investor, stole $40K in jewelry, police say

Brazen is one way Detective Rico Rinaldi would describe a teenager who was arrested last week at his Camarillo home on suspicion of posing as a wealthy investor and stealing jewelry during a tour of a multimillion-dollar Thousand Oaks estate that’s for sale. According to a Ventura County sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 1100 block […]

Motorcycle recovered in ID theft investigation

A major identity theft case led to the arrest of two Camarillo residents, as well as the recovery of a motorcycle stolen from a U.S. Navy sailor, authorities said. Investigators with the Camarillo Police Department served a search warrant in the 200 block of Trellis Place on March 30. Authorities said they previously identified Camarillo resident Chad Dalgeish, 48, as […]

Testing kids’ patience during pandemic

Even with the “flexibility” district leaders are being given by the state’s Department of Education to choose the type of test they’ll administer, requiring students to take standardized tests this year makes about as much sense as an inflatable dartboard. (See story Page 12). There’s not much they can do, though, as the mandate comes from the Biden administration and […]