August 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Man struck, killed by train

Accident under investigation

A man died after being struck by a train Tuesday at Lewis and Upland roads, and the circumstances surrounding his death remain under investigation. More...

Health & Wellness

Seniors enjoy an uplifting week at the YMCA

GET FIT—Above left, Camarillo resident Bonne London exercises during Senior Appreciation Week at the Camarillo Family YMCA on Aug. 16. More...

COMMENTARY /// Podiatry

Caution: ankle sprain

Every day, an estimated 30,000 ankle sprains occur in the United States. The ankle depends on particular ligaments and muscles to stay stable. More...

Senior Concerns services have grown

Certain charitable organizations are even more vital today than they were 20 years ago. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

MEOW—Tater is a spayed tabby. She is about 5 years old and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Tater, ask for ID No. A638540 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Family fun set this month in Camarillo

The following events will take place in Camarillo. For more information, contact the numbers listed. Thurs., Aug. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Aug. 5 Mail was stolen from Hi-Tech Engineering in the 4600 block of Calle Quetzal between Aug. 5 and 8. Property was stolen from Technicolor in the 3000 block of Mission Oaks Boulevard between Aug. 5 and 8. More...

Family

Puppet master

sparks imagination

HAVING FUN—In top photo, puppeteer Kevin Noonchester sings along with puppets during an Aug. 3 show at the Camarillo Public Library. More...

Family run benefits student scholarships

The BYU Alumni Association will present a Scholarship Stride 5K Family Run at 8 a.m. on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 5 at the Village at the Park soccer fields, 152 Westpark Court, Camarillo. A Kids Fun Run will take place after the 5K. More...

Trying Out the Equipment

UP AND OVER—India Caldwell of Camarillo helps Hollis Scott, 5, of Oxnard plant his landing. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 19 Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Trina Ray of JPL discusses Enceladus, Saturn’s icy moon, and presents new images from Cassini probe. Free admission. Web: www.vcas.org. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Smile, your Acorn vacation photo could be a winner

It’s that time of year, like it or not. Vacation is almost over, kids are going back to school and autumn is approaching. If you’re already pining for another vacation, don’t worry. More...

Neighbors

New CSUCI president embarks on ‘listening tour’

University plans to grow to 15,000 students by 2025

It’s been less than two weeks since Erika Beck arrived at Cal State Channel Islands, and the former provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College has already begun what she’s calling her “listening tour.” More...

Club to meet in Moorpark

The Camarillo Newcomers Club will host a luncheon event at 11 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 15 at Café Firenze, 563 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. More...

Group to read out loud

The Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living launched a new reading-out-loud group that meets on Fridays at 11 a.m. at 340 Mobil Ave. Facilitated by the Rev. More...

New Code Coming to the 805

Utilities commission says region has too many customers

The California Public Utilities Commission has begun a two-year process of introducing a new area code into the 805. More...

Pleasant Valley board race is set with 4 candidates

Long won’t seek reelection

Pleasant Valley School District trustee Kelly Long has decided to focus her efforts on win- ning a seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and won’t seek reelection in November. More...

Community

Kildee wants to take city ‘to the next level’

Small business owner active in community

ELECTION 2016 /// City Council Kevin Kildee said he has the energy, passion and drive to continue his tenure on the Camarillo City Council. More...

Arson suspected in stolen-car fire

Ventura County firefighters were able to extinguish a car fire earlier this month, but the circumstances behind the suspected arson and vehicle theft remain under investigation. Capt. More...

Mayor to give State of the City address

Mayor Mike Morgan will deliver the 2016 Camarillo State of the City address at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 13 in the City Council chambers at city hall, 601 Carmen Drive. The address, which is open to the public, will last about two hours. More...

Schools

New Rio Mesa principal looks forward to leading ‘hidden gem’

Says he wants to create more college opportunities for students

Rio Mesa High School’s new principal, Mark Contreras, spent much of his 20-year career teaching high school sports, so it’s no surprise he uses coaching analogies to describe his approach to leadership. More...

Sports

Disc jockeys

Ultimate Frisbee aficionados relish fun and frivolity of offbeat sport

Oh, how times have changed. Laid-back free spirits can still be found at local Ultimate Frisbee pickup games throughout Acorn country, but talented (dare we say serious) athletes are also joining the fun. More...

It’s time for football (trust us)

TRADE KICKS FOR CLEATS—Moorpark High’s Bentley Hanshaw, left, throws an off-balance pass while Camarillo’s Jonah Cottrell defends during a boys’ basketball game on Jan. More...

Faith

Welfare of animals is part of God’s commands

In the “Twilight Zone” episode “The Hunt,” a country farmer and his dog approach the gate that seems to lead to Heaven. When the dog is not allowed in, the old man moves down the road to another gate. More...

On The Town

Chili cooks to bring the heat at cook-off

Winners to get cash prizes and trophies

Camarillo Hospice will host its eighth annual Chili Cook-off and Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 4 at Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. More...

Exhibit features work of two artists

The Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands will present “Life Force,” an exhibition featuring renowned artists Hiroko Yoshimoto and Bob Privitt, from Sept. 1 through 24, with an artist reception Sat., Sept. More...

Letters

Sugar, hold the snark

I saw Barbara Hensley’s recent letter to the editor regarding respecting seniors who are getting food assistance. More...

Scales of justice appear uneven

I read your article on Robert Capellini, that he has pleaded guilty to felony embezzlement of $25,846. Deputy D.A. More...

Power of evolution

I just read the article “When antibiotics no longer work” in your most recent issue. The article explains what is a potentially devastating medical problem. More...

Real Estate

Four-bedroom home just minutes from Malibu beaches

Master suite includes two walk-in closets

This house has four bedrooms and four baths in 3,696 square feet of living space on a 39,956-square-foot lot. It is minutes from wineries, shops, restaurants, the Rock Store and the Malibu coast. More...

Cape Cod home in Westlake Trails has privacy, luxury

This Cape Cod traditional is in the Westlake Trails community. At the end of a cul-de-sac and elevated high above the street, this home has privacy, backing to open space with no neighbors looking in. More...

Leasing specialist is enthusiastic, responsive

Justine David is a residential real estate and leasing specialist who is enthusiastic, upbeat, responsive and loves her job. Years of experience brought David back to finding homes for people that she met from all walks of life. More...