Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Mailbox

Dear Mr. Brown,

I noticed you printed a letter from a 3rd grader about our roads. I’ll be interested in seeing any action in that regard.

I have complained through the email link about the scandalous state of Moon Drive at the foot of that gigantic apartment development overlooking Moon Drive. The response was that I would receive a phone call within 5 days. I did not receive a call. I called again and spoke to someone who told me they needed to wait for school to be closed. School is now closed.

Still no action.

How should I vote on the next council election, I wonder?

Best Wishes, Steve Hurst

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Sunday night Camarillo displayed significant awareness of a national phenomenon. A march promenaded down our street protesting the separation of parents and their children when they sought refuge. The issue that caught my awareness was the protest of a bystander saying “Send them home! We need to support the veterans instead.”

It seems to me that is a denial for all that our veterans were fighting for. The separation of those helpless children is an immense act of hatred. Inciting hatred seems to be the primary tool used to justify greed and intensify the division of the two parties.

My take can be summed up by the sentiment – “there is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us that it little behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us”. In other words, love is the answer what is the question?

Marilyn Dempsay

Hi Sheldon,

I read an article in your paper last week about how the City of Ventura had streamlined the rebuilding process for people who lost their homes in the Thomas Fire. I live on Colina Vista where about 30 homes burned and not a single one has broken ground to rebuild. Since that is in stark contrast to your article, I did some checking.

It appears that the city officials you spoke to did not give you the whole story. While the City has streamlined the plan check and approval process, they have added expensive and time consuming obstacles that are causing unnecessary delays and expenses for the homeowners.

While I don’t have all the details, I believe they are requiring soil and seismic reports and there aren’t enough professionals available to meet the City’s requirements; hence the delays for homeowners who are eager to rebuild their homes.

I urge you to do a little more investigative reporting. And maybe you could do a service to your readers and put a spotlight on unnecessary delays caused by the City. Who knows, maybe you could start a pressure campaign to get the City to drop burdensome and expensive burdens created by bureaucrats.


Bill Bays


This is not true; we didn’t add these requirements for fire rebuilds… they are code requirements that will ensure solid and safe new homes…

Jeffrey Lambert, Community Development Director


I was a professional counselor for Planned Parenthood for many years. We helped thousands of young, and not so young, people at almost zero cost for them. A small portion of that help, included terminating pregnancies for various reasons — health of the pregnant patient; being expelled from pricey, religious college; no offer of marriage. I never witnessed an abortion decision that was made without tears, turmoil, and fear.

Being the protector and supplier of the continuation of the human race falls to the female. Yes, the male assists.

He does not need to make life and death decisions for any female.

Esther Cole, Ventura


Brummm, Brummm, Brumm

If above reminds me of anything, its insanity!

While both coastal communities (Ventura & Santa Barbara) are busy finding ways to deter and outlaw (homeless folks), and while arresting people for camping on the streets, issue outrageous fines for parking RV’s on the streets in both Ventura and Santa Barbara communities. But allow Brummm, Brummm, Brumm as the result of no mufflers on the motor cycles, trucks, and very noisy tail pipes of hot rods.

What happened to the law that says all vehicle driven in the state of CA must have adequate mufflers

California law requires that all vehicles must be equipped with an adequate muffler to prevent excessive noise from the exhaust system. … The maximum decibel level applies only to those vehicles. Citations issued to other vehicles (motorcycles, trucks exceeding 5999 pounds GVWR) are not part of this program. California Vehicle Exhaust Noise Laws (2018)


Adequate muffler required. 27150. (a) Every motor vehicle subject to registration shall at all times be equipped with an adequate muffler in constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or unusual noise, and no muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped with a cutout, bypass, or similar device.

This world is full of insanity and this is just one more example. When the white man arrived to this continents boarders there was nothing but outdoor living, as things have progressed we are facing mass homelessness and continuation of lots of noise in our streets!

Arrests people that cannot afford housing, but ignore make believe “Hells Angels” even if they are breaking the law with outrageous noise.

Jay North Ojai

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Shame on you Bill (from July 4 Breeze), for your dehumanization of some of the most desperate people in the city. And shame on the Breeze for giving Bill a platform for his hatred.

Ian Gamble


The Breeze agrees with you but expression of opinion is still what this country is all about. Hope that it stays that way.

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Hello, Is there any way of getting the city to pay attention to the lack of public bathrooms? We are at the corner of Thompson and Hurst, and our business seems to be the favorite spot for taking a dump. People don’t realize what a health hazard this can be for those of us who have to clean this up. The city will not help because it is private property. Hope some public spirited person will make a map of public access bathrooms.( It might be more popular than monuments or other tourist attractions.) My guess is they are very few and most businesses will only have the bathroom available for clients, if that.

Janet McNeil DVM

There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.
~ William S. Burroughs

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