2022-01-07 E-Edition

Honoring Hawaiian culture, heritage

Hula is more than entertainment

When Rona Pualanina`auali` ioha Koe opened her traditional Hawaiian hula school in 2012, she knew she was continuing the legacy of her own dance teacher, Sylvia Puananiha`aheo Edgar. Edgar had chosen Koe as one of four students in her Ventura class to study under her to become a teacher. Koe isn’t certain why she was chosen. Maybe it was her […]

Testing everyone’s patience

As cases rise, tests harder to find

With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 sweeping the state, residents of Los Angeles and Ventura counties have been given access to additional testing opportunities. But those efforts aren’t exactly going smoothly. Ventura County public health officials announced last month that 5,000 quick-result home test kits would be available for people confirmed to have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and […]

New year brings spike in crime

The boarded windows at Bobbi’s Mexican Restaurant and Basil and Mint Vietnamese Cafe likely went unnoticed this week by shoppers and diners at the Paseo Camarillo shopping center off Lantana Street. Not so for the owners, who were among a half-dozen businesses that have been victims of recent nighttime burglaries by smash-and-grab thieves who are busting into stores and stealing […]

Early results on airport poll no surprise

Findings to be discussed at Wednesday’s council meeting

Camarillo residents have spoken when it comes to the controversy over the future of Camarillo Airport. Initial results? Not so surprising. Locals don’t want cargo planes taking off and landing at the small airport at all hours of the night. A company hired by the city to conduct a survey has completed its work, and city officials said the full […]

Chasing that CIF bling

Scorpions are ranked No. 2 in Division 4

Continuity sometimes is an essential ingredient for success. If folks crave volatility, they should live on a volcano with Abe Vigoda. Camarillo High’s girls’ water polo team is on its third head coach in four years, but Josh Halem is back for his second season at the helm. He’s steadied the Scorpions’ ship, and the players have responded. “We definitely […]

Mixed-use housing development coming soon

Palmera will include townhomes, recreation areas

People driving by the busy intersection of Pleasant Valley and Lewis roads will start seeing a mixed-use housing and commercial development rise in coming months. It will be one of the closest housing developments to California State University Channel Islands. City officials say the project consists of three separate buildings. It will have 285 townhomes for sale, including 29 reserved […]

DNA, to-go drinks and housing are some of the items addressed in new laws

The new year brings more than just hope that the difficulties of the previous year are behind. It heralds a slew of new laws hailed as the answer to a multitude of challenges facing Californians in 2022. Worker protections, voting rights and the state’s housing crunch are among the targets in a bushel basket of laws signed by Gov. Gavin […]

EDITORIAL: Short-staffed schools need our long-term kindness

School districts countywide, including Oxnard Union and Pleasant Valley, welcomed students back from winter break this week in the teeth of the most recent spike in COVID cases. In spite of the increase, the state has made it clear that returning to online learning isn’t an option. The decision is largely supported by educators who realize distance learning takes away […]