2021-11-12 E-Edition

Visitors get to the root of their food

LITTLE EXPLORER—Two-year-old Dana Collado of Santa Monica is photographed by her father, Alex, among blackberry bushes at the Baby Root Farm/McGrath Family Farms in Camarillo during Ventura County Farm Day on Nov 6.

Camarillo faces three-way split in proposed supervisor map

In its effort to redraw supervisory district maps—per federal law—the Ventura County Board of Supervisors reduced the field of contenders considerably on Tuesday. From a collection of more than 60 maps created by staff, community groups and individual residents, the board narrowed its decision to just two to consider at its next meeting, Tues., Nov. 16. The first breaks Ventura […]

Council agrees to light Christmas tree

The Christmas spirit will return to Old Town Camarillo’s Dizdar Park following fears there would be no community Christmas tree lighting ceremony this year. A tree lighting ceremony was staged by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce for years— until the event was called off in 2020 due to the pandemic. Camarillo’s Chamber recently merged with Oxnard’s Chamber to form the […]

Map passed by 3 who will keep their own divisions

Kelley says vote is ‘the safest route’ from lawsuit

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board member Bev Dransfeldt watched her political future get placed in jeopardy by three other board members and called what was happening “gerrymandering.” Dransfeldt and Jordan Roberts are the most recently elected members of the board and will be pitted against each other if they both seek reelection in 2024 under election boundaries selected […]

Two San Bernardino County men arrested in Camarillo shooting

Two San Bernardino County men suspected in an Oct. 29 shooting at a Camarillo gas station that left two people injured were arrested Nov. 8 on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. After a dispute in the Shell gas station parking lot in the 100 block of Ventura Boulevard around 6 p.m., one of the […]

EDITORIAL: Redrawing political boundaries creates hard choices

If you’ve been keeping up with local news, even in passing, you know California’s government agencies, from park districts to congressional districts, are in the midst of redrawing voting maps. The process, known as redistricting, follows the release of the census data every 10 years and is done to ensure equal representation, namely at the federal and state levels. In […]


Where to report airport noise

We’re all hearing more and more noise from increased air traffic at the Camarillo Airport, particularly jets. There’s a helpful website, flightradar24.com—and you can also get this in app form for your cellphone—that shows all flights in the air. You can tap the icon of a plane to see its path, direction, type, registration, tail number, serial number, speed, altitude, […]

Other Side of 50

Our tastes change as we age—so how to adjust?

I come from a family of cooks. We associate food with caring for others and pleasant feelings. Gatherings in my childhood included my mother’s mouthwatering pies, my aunt’s homemade squash-stuffed tortellini and my uncle’s oven-roasted fresh turkey. There were always too many appetizers, side dishes and desserts. We left the table stuffed and content. While dining out, I used to […]