2021-11-05 E-Edition

PARTY ANIMALS Looking for treats

PAWTY ON!—Above, Jose Delgado, left, and Hugo Salinas get their picture taken with their dog, Azure Ray, on Halloween at Springville Dog Park in Camarillo. Below: Dancer, a golden retriever from Port Hueneme, is ready to do the hula. The Halloween party included a dog costume contest. Bottom, Ophelia, an English bulldog owned by Amanda Rodriguez and Ben Malmberg of […]

Park district board selects new voting divisions map

Board members Dransfeldt and Roberts now in the same area

Seven public speakers asked the board of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District to adopt voting boundaries that would protect the only Latinx board member from being forced to run against a political ally in 2024. But those pleas were shot down on a split 3-2 vote at a Nov. 4 special meeting. The only person who spoke in […]

Council approves affordable housing plan for former lumberyard

New rules on the way for food waste

The Camarillo City Council took action at its Oct. 27 meeting on organic waste recycling, a 68-unit affordable housing project and a resolution raising concerns about redistricting proposals for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The council approved a mandatory organic waste disposal plan conforming to new state rules going into effect Jan. 1. People will be required to separate […]

Camarillo man pleads guilty to selling badges as tribal police chief

He faces 10 years in federal prison

A federal case involving the chief of a tribal police department and a group of people who bought worthless police badges from him could land the Camarillo man in prison for up to 10 years, federal prosecutors said. Anthony Reyes Vazquez, 49, was head of the Manzanita Tribal Police Department in southeastern San Diego County between 2012 and 2018. He […]

EDITORIAL: Order goes out for food waste recycling

Today we’re talking trash. You may not have heard, but starting next year, all households and businesses will be required to steer food waste away from the trash bin. Leftovers that don’t return to the fridge must go with yard clippings and other green waste in a new bin marked “organic waste.” The redirected food waste will have the opportunity […]


COVID vax reports lack data

This letter is in regard to the Oct. 22 letter “Vaccine prevents COVID spread.” In answer to Hurault’s question, “Why is the COVID vaccine any different?” I direct readers to historyofvaccines.org/ content/articles/disease-eradication. According to this site, in order to eradicate a disease through vaccination, the following three criteria must be had: highly visible symptoms and short incubation period; only humans […]


Oct. 24 CK Nails and Spa, 330 Lantana St., was burglarized. A 41-year-old man was arrested near Calle Plano and Calle Quetzal for breaking the terms of his probation. A woman, 25, was arrested in the 30 block of Calle Paradora for stealing items from an unlocked car. Someone broke into Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 824 Arneill Road. A […]

The ongoing battle over rising rents

Keith Salvas had little confidence he would get any relief from the rent hike imposed on his apartment at the beginning of this month. But the that didn’t stop Salvas from pleading his case to the Camarillo Rent Review Mediation Commission that the 8.6% increase was too much. His goal was to raise awareness about the plight of all tenants […]