2021-04-16 E-Edition

Home court advantage

City making more room for pickleball

Pickleball courts will be installed at two more parks in Camarillo as the sport’s popularity continues to grow. The game is similar to tennis but played on a smaller court. The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District recently voted to convert two tennis courts into dual-use courts that accommodate both pickleball and tennis. One is at Pitts Ranch Park and […]

Deputy recalls toddler’s rescue

A split-second decision turned a routine night for a Camarillo deputy into one he won’t soon forget. It was March 26, a Friday, around 9 p.m., and Dep. Frank Corona was responding to a report of suspicious circumstances when a call went out from the California Highway Patrol for deputies to be on the lookout for a stolen car that […]

Resale biggest real estate deal in city

$154M price tag for Amazon distribution center

Though the 2020 sale of two warehouses on Mission Oaks Boulevard for $88 million raised eyebrows, the recent resale of those same two buildings for $154 million represents the largest commercial real estate deal in Camarillo history, according to city officials. The biggest difference in the past year is that the properties at 3001 and 3175 Mission Oaks Blvd. are […]

Amazonian purchase a reminder to shop local

Today’s front page carries the story of the recent $154-million sale of two warehouses on Mission Oaks Boulevard that recently opened as a last-mile distribution center for e-commerce giant Amazon. We’re not experts in the world of commercial real estate, but the price tag certainly boggles the mind. Camarillo officials confirmed it was the single highest real estate transaction in […]

Political Cartoon

Proud day for many generations

As we remember the victims of the Holocaust, let’s take solace in the victory we are enjoying each day over our oppressors. Growing up in Brooklyn, I had a great dentist—my great-uncle, Dr. Theodore Schwartz, of blessed memory. We knew him as Uncle Ted. His Nazi captors decades before knew him only as inmate number 10562. He was one of […]

12-hole course is what’s needed

As a young man, I was fortunate enough to be part of the newly opened Camarillo Springs Golf Course staff, where I worked part time in 1972. Later, I worked as the head golf pro from the late 1980s until just a few years ago when I retired. At one time, Camarillo Springs was the best public golf course in […]

Recall is democracy in action

Why would anyone want to thwart the democratic process? The recall is the democratic process put in place to let the voters be heard. Why haven’t the council members boldly proclaimed that they have no desire whatsoever to defund or reallocate funds away from the Camarillo Police; they do not blame the Ventura County sheriffs for what happened in Minneapolis; […]

County drops lawsuit against Newbury Park church

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors decided on Tuesday to drop its final lawsuit tied to COVID-19, putting an end to months of legal wrangling over pandemic-related public health orders. In a 5-0 closed session vote on April 13, supervisors agreed to withdraw the county’s case against Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park which established itself as the center of […]