Oxnard beats Rio Mesa, 4-3, in baseball

One errant throw by Oscar Sandoval put his team in a three-run hole in the first inning.One strong outing by the Oxnard High senior enabled the Yellowjackets to vault to the top of the Pacific View League baseball standings. Sandoval’s throwing error on a bunt by Elijah Ontiveros brought home two Rio Mesa baserunners and […]

New high school needs community support

OUHSD concept phase.

After too many years of delays and missteps, our city is on the threshold of realizing the dream of opening a new state-of-the-art academy high school and a 700- seat performing arts center to serve Camarillo and surrounding communities for decades to come. The City Council recently voted to begin annexation application processing and to […]

King of charisma

Rio Mesa High School’s Carl Melhorn doesn’t believe in a onesize fits-all teaching philosophy.In his English class, sophomore students learn to apply the lessons of Shakespeare to modern-day problems such as bullying, racism and peer pressure. “It teaches them to connect to books,” said Melhorn, 57. “I don’t want to put education in a box […]

Rio Mesa’s Birns has an appetite for tennis—and good grub

Sam Birns is a math mastermind and tennis whiz kid.Naturally, the Rio Mesa High junior always looks like he’s figuring things out and trying something new on the hardcourt. Birns doesn’t toy with his opponents. It’s more like he’s analyzing his own game while competing. He’s embroiled in a game of internal tennis to stretch […]

Optimists honor 100 high-achieving students

The Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club hosted its 31st annual Youth Appreciation Banquet at the Camarillo Community Center March 15.Close to 400 people attended and 100 students from four local high schools were honored for their achievements. Sophomore, junior and senior students from Adolfo Camarillo High School, Rio Mesa High School, Frontier High School, and the […]