April 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Desalter site plan upsets neighbors

Officials say location needs to meet numerous requirements

The city is making progress toward building a regional desalter plant, but the proposed location of the project has drawn the ire of homeowners who live in a nearby housing tract called Country Lane.   More...

Schools

Camps’ focus is social business

Ventura County high school students can learn about social businesses at the My Name My Story Social Entrepreneurship Summer Camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31 to Aug. More...

Experiment to better understand diabetes wins at fair

Friends compared their blood sugar levels after eating

The experiment sixth-graders Ella Cundiff and Kaya Spencer entered into the Ventura County Science Fair last month was quite personal for the two friends.  The middle-schoolers used their own blood to learn more about their bodies.  More...

Voter drive earns state’s praises

Oxnard Union High School District’s voter registration efforts added nearly 750 new voters to the rolls, prompting the state’s top election official to pay a congratulatory visit to Hueneme High School this week.  More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

March 25  A 29- year- old man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident in the 1300 block of Ventura Boulevard.  April 6  More than $950 in property was stolen from an unlocked home in the first block of Flora Vista Avenue. More...

Police call for Neighborhood Watch

Due to the recent increase in property crimes in the city, the Camarillo Police Department encourages residents to participate in the Neighborhood Watch program.  One of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, Nei More...

Family

A Spin at the Park

PLAYGROUND FUN—Samuel Wilkson, 6, above, and, at right, his sister Cambria, 10, play on the playground at Bob Kildee Community Park on Saturday. More...

Dad has to let go as teen takes school trip

Mr. Picarella is not a mister. He’s a 13-year-old kid. He’s my kid!  More...

Hunting up fun

DISCOVERY—Four-year-old Dante Heisler of Camarillo joins the egg hunt at the Easter Eggstravaganza and Craft Fair at Camarillo Community Park on April 15. More...

Letters

Upset by teachers’ comments in class

The April 5 Oxnard Union High School District board meeting was attended by students, parents and concerned citizens who are outraged by the post-election anti-President Trump actions by teachers at Camarillo’s Rancho Campana High School.  More...

Commissioner should not have been removed

On April 11, I witnessed at the county supervisors meeting what was tantamount to a public hanging. More...

Real Estate

Master retreat includes office, remodeled bath and walk-in closet

This remodeled Morrison Ranch estate has approximately 3,107 square feet with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on a level street. The large living room has vaulted ceilings and fireplace. More...

Luxury property agent joins Sotheby’s International

Brings a decade of experience in luxury home sales

Roger Ewing recently announced Kay Fields’ professional affiliation with Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. More...

Nearly new home features backyard with fire pit and patio

This single-story home was built in 2014 and contains three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in approximately 2,385 square feet. The home has an open floor plan. Many of the rooms have 10-foot ceilings. More...

Judge grants release of emails, voicemails

Public records case likely headed to appellate court

A judge ruled Wednesday that the Camarillo Health Care District is free to give the Camarillo Acorn the voicemails and emails—with some exceptions— traded between Jane Rozanski, its ex-CEO, and former attorney Ralph Ferguson.  More...

High school officials say prom bus is a safer option

Danny Romo, an 18-year-old senior at Adolfo Camarillo High School, hoped to drive his girlfriend to the prom next month in his lovingly restored 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. More...

County counts fewer in homeless census

A county program that helps struggling renters avoid eviction may have helped contribute to a more than 9 percent decrease in the region’s homeless population, the lowest number since officials first started counting people living on the street More...

Community

City signs off on bigger fireworks show

This year’s Fourth of July fireworks show is shaping up to be more spectacular than those in years past.  Last year the annual event at Adolfo Camarillo High School left its audience waiting in the dark for hours with not so much as a spar More...

Event aims to thwart ID theft

A secure paper-shredding event for Camarillo residents and businesses will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., April 29 at Rancho Campana High School, 4235 Mar Vista Drive. More...

Eggs and games at plaza

STEADY HAND—Osho Miglino, 8, of Camarillo walks over obstacles while balancing an egg on a spoon during the egg walk game, part of an Easter celebration at Las Posas Plaza on April 15. More...

Sports

Vera’s very, very fast

Sophomore sprinter dazzles in fast line for Spartan track and field team

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD /// Rio Mesa Spartans It’s the beginning of a new era for Rio Mesa High’s track and field team. More...

Striving for perfection

Scorpion boys’ swimmers sprint closer to third straight league title

BOYS’ SWIMMING /// Camarillo Scorpions   Camarillo’s one win away from perfection—again.  The Scorpion boys’ swim team, which dominated Calabasas 118-50 on Wednesday, just needs to get past Moorpark at 3 p.m. More...

Faith

BRIEFS

Organists perform The American Guild of Organists of Ventura County and the Camarillo United Methodist Church will present a concert celebrating local composers at 4 p.m. Sun., April 30 at the church, 291 Anacapa Drive. More...

On The Town

Agave Maria’s features breakfast on the patio

This is a perfect time of year to enjoy a tasty breakfast or brunch outdoors on a festive patio with bright, cheerful umbrellas, lots of greenery, the sound of a tinkling fountain and the taste of great Mexican and American favorites. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 21 Simi Valley Senior Citizens Club 10 a.m. at Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Gift card raffle, coffee, cake, bingo and Easter hat contest. Contact: June-Marie. Phone: 805.587. 9258. More...

Editorials

Mom is picture-perfect, no matter what

In the Camarillo Acorn community, family comes first, and that means a scenario in which both the mom and the dad are equal contributors in the nurturing of the household. More...

Neighbors

Longtime Acorn reporter looks back at covering community

She started at newspaper as a college intern

I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic last week as I cleared out my desk and sifted through the graveyard of discarded Post-it notes gathering dust around the base of my computer monitor, This wasn’t one of my shortlived attempts at “k More...