2022-12-31

2022-12-31 E-Edition

Season of GIVING

SPECIAL VISIT—Above, Cedric the Entertainer stands in front of toys he and his family donated to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo on Dec. 21. The actor and comedian has built a relationship with the club over the past nine years, hosting a benefit golf tournament for the club. Top left, kids try to peek under a […]

Soroptimists seek to put red light on trafficking



Debbie Gohlke will never forget the moment she learned that the United States is not immune to human trafficking. It was nearly two decades ago at a convention of the Soroptimist International of the Americas in Philadelphia. She returned to Soroptimist International of Oxnard with her newfound knowledge, eventually leading to the formation of the Stop Human Trafficking and Sexual […]

Two California species saved

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing two Channel Islands plants from the endangered species list on Nov. 30 because they have successfully recovered. The island bedstraw and Santa Cruz Island dudleya were protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1997 because of grazing, trampling and soil erosion caused by sheep and feral pigs. Once the plants were protected, […]

Camarillo man faces drug, firearm charges



A Camarillo man has pleaded not guilty to firearm-related charges. Police say he had been manufacturing weapons in his home. On Dec. 14 in the 4700 block of Pleasant Valley Road, deputies pulled over 39-year-old Robert John Wilson for a traffic violation, police said. Wilson told the deputies that he had a concealed firearm in his car, according to a […]

New year brings new laws



New laws that become effective Jan. 1, 2023, in California will raise minimum wages, add protections against discrimination, address crime and encourage housing. Bicyclists will gain the right to use the crosswalk under AB 1909. The OmniBike Bill updates the vehicle code to require drivers to change lanes when feasible when passing cyclists. It also ends enforcement for a bicycle […]

Helping victims of domestic violence

Workshop offers guidance on restraining orders


Rachael Watkins knows that the decision to request a restraining order is anything but easy. The victim services manager for the Ventura County district attorney’s office hopes a new workshop at the Family Justice Center will make the process less challenging for survivors of domestic violence. “We’re often meeting people at that point in time where they don’t know where […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Dec. 20 A 39-year-old man was arrested in the 400 block of Ventura Boulevard for grand theft and conspiracy. A 32-year-old man was arrested in the 400 block of Ventura Boulevard for receiving stolen property and conspiracy. A woman, 25, was arrested in the 900 block of Camarillo Center Drive for receiving stolen property and shoplifting. A man, 20, was […]

Stick a fork in 2022, it’s done

Tonight, as the clock ticks off the final hours of 2022, we can’t help but have bittersweet feelings about the year gone by. An optimist, the old saying goes, stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old one leaves. Both camps will reanalyze the situation today when the clock […]

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