2022-06-18 E-Edition

Hello, World

EXULTATION—Above, Brooke Smith heads to the stage to receive her diploma during Adolfo Camarillo High School’s graduation June 15. Middle, Savannah Gonzalez is all smiles at Rancho Campana High School’s graduation June 15. At bottom, Mario Castellon waves after receiving his diploma at Frontier High School’s commencement ceremony at Oxnard College on June 14. Because Rio Mesa High School’s graduation […]

PVSD board approves $3.6M for projects

The Pleasant Valley School District board of trustees approved just over $3.6 million in purchases, ranging from parking lot renovations to playground upgrades, during the June 9 board meeting. “If you’re watching . . . we’re going to spend (more than $3 million) of your money,” trustee Ron Speakman told the public during the meeting. “You might want to pay […]

Business owners resurrect fair in Old Town

Four-day carnival runs July 14 to 17

Ventura Boulevard will fill with carnival rides, live music and more this summer with a new event: Camarillo Old Town Heritage Days. Hosted by the Camarillo Old Town Association from Thurs. to Sun., July 14 through 17, the street fair aims to celebrate the community’s history and promote its small businesses. Organizers and city officials hope this year’s event is […]

One killed in Oxnard plane crash

One person was killed when a small plane struck a building south of the 101 Freeway and crashed in an Oxnard strawberry field near the northbound lanes of the 101 at the Del Norte Boulevard exit the morning of June 10, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. The Ventura County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as James G. […]

EDITORIAL: Dogged virus keeps showing up where it’s not wanted

Icky. That’s the name of a Chihuahua that stowed away in its owners’ luggage when they were packing for a flight to Vegas last year. The dog had burrowed into a cowboy boot that was packed at the last minute and wasn’t noticed until the couple had to reopen their suitcase at check-in because it was overweight. Thankfully, Icky was […]


Roots of Faith

A woman’s hospitality builds a church

This column starts a new series of One-Hit Wonders, minor characters who are briefly mentioned in Scripture yet play a significant role in salvation history. Our first wonder is Lydia. No, not the tattooed lady of the Groucho Marx song; this Lydia appears in Acts chapter 16. In Acts 16:9, during one of St. Paul’s missionary journeys, his travel plans […]

After mass shooting at Texas school, PVSD reviews safety measures

In the wake of the latest school shooting, districts across the nation are left to reexamine their safety measures. The Pleasant Valley School District is no exception. Superintendent Danielle Cortes shared with families how the district will improve security at its campuses but ended with a painful reminder. “It does sadden me to acknowledge that no amount of planning can […]

Arrests made in burglary

The monthslong investigation of a commercial burglary at Spanish Hills Club ended June 2 with two arrests, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. During the April 20 burglary, the country club at 999 Crestview Ave. lost about $6,000 in merchandise and thousands more in damage, police said. Detectives said they identified the suspects as Alfonso Daniels, a 53-year-old Alhambra […]