July 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Skyrocketing drug prices force higher deductibles

COMMENTARY /// Healthcare costs

When it comes to how high they price their products, drug companies want the public to ignore what they spend on marketing and the tax breaks they receive for consumer advertising.  Instead of simply acknowledging their pricing strategies, drug More...

Oxnard clinic accepting patients

Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s new, state-ofthe art clinic in Oxnard at 2901 N. Ventura Road, Ste. 100 is accepting patients looking for primary care services. More...

Urologist provides up-to-date treatment

For over 20 years, Dr. More...

Schools

Study: State’s early learners program gets an ‘A’

Local educators cite benefits of TK

Children enrolled in California’s transitional kindergarten program were doing far better in reading and math by the time they entered regular kindergarten than children who didn’t attend the program, a new study showed. More...

CSUCI offering mechatronics next year

Last week officials at California State University Channel Islands signed the final paperwork necessary to bring an engineering program to the school.  The public university is set to offer a mechatronics program as early as fall 2018. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 6 Personal identification information was stolen in the 600 block of Rosewood Avenue. July 7 Between 1 p.m. July 6 and 5:30a.m.July7ahousewas broken into in the 3200 block of Mission Oaks Boulevard. More...

Faith

Obon Festival shares Japanese culture with county

Dressed in a colorful yukata, Helen Takanabe, a member of the Oxnard Buddhist Temple, makes her way to the dance circle.  As traditional Japanese music begins to play in the background, Takanabe and others slowly circle a large wooden tower, or More...

Camarillo temple hosts Tot Shabbat

Temple Ner Ami will host a Tot Shabbat at 6 p.m. More...

On The Town

Trying to find the right notes

Students perform concert in honor of revered teacher

As the lights dimmed over the stage at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum on Sunday afternoon, the man who had done so much to shape this performance and its performers was nowhere to be found. More...

Letters

Let’s take a stand against unwanted calls

Here is a question for all: Does anybody like the unwelcome solicitation phone calls we all receive on our cellphones, home phones and business lines? I don’t think so.  Then why are we having to put up with this?  More...

Seniors at new complex a plus for community

Ironic, isn’t it?  Residents of Village at the Park—a development that, a decade ago, was highly opposed by citizens along Pleasant Valley Road—are fighting to keep a new development from being built near them, and for the exac More...

Letters to Editor stir healthy conversation

Regarding the July 14 Acorn: My fellow Americans, I am ecstatic that the paper has published so many good and thoughtful Letters to the Editor. I am deeply moved.  More...

Real Estate

Spacious home in Simi Valley features gourmet island kitchen

Backyard includes built-in BBQ,fire pit and view of hills

This Plan Three two-story home is in The Crest at Wildhorse Canyon and features five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,577 square feet of living space on an 8,936-square-foot view lot. More...

New Dilbeck agents specialize in seniors

Nanci Insul and Linda Colvin have joined the Dilbeck Real Estate family.  They consider themselves not just Realtors but also transition consultants. They are committed to helping their clients through the challenges of moving. More...

LA gang tied to local burglaries

Homes in Camarillo, T.O., Moorpark hit

Using online real estate database Zillow to scout their targets, members of a South Los Angeles gang committed as many as 20 home burglaries in Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Moorpark in Ventura County as well as other areas of the Southland in the pas More...

Reserves help city pass balanced budget

Camarillo’s newly adopted 2017-18 budget includes $126 million in spending and $106 million in revenue, but transfers from a reserve fund will make up the difference, the city’s chief financial officer said this week.  More...

Community

Consultant hired to seek funding for desalter plant

The City of Camarillo will pay a consultant $125,000 to help secure federal funding for a planned desalter plant that could save local residents big bucks on their water bills.  Washington, D.C.-based Furman   More...

Rules amended for local parks

Some archaic laws still in place

Thinking of breeding pigs in a public park? Think again. In the city of Camarillo, it’s illegal for residents to breed any livestock in a park. More...

Camarillo man dies in police custody

A Camarillo man was found dead last week inside a cell at the county’s pretrial lockup facility.  According to a press release issued by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, guards discovered Jose Castellanos Magallon, 37, not breath More...

Business

Why unemployment rate is misleading

Commentary /// Labor market

The California Labor Market Information Division recently released its May 2017 report, showing an improvement in Ventura County’s unemployment rate f rom 4 percent in April to 3.8 percent in May. More...

Sports

Welcome to the show

Locals carve careers in Major League Baseball, other pro circuits

BASEBALL   Jett Bandy remembers where it all started.  Bandy, a 2008 Thousand Oaks High graduate, said clashes against talented local players prepared him for his future in Major League Baseball.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HE KNOWS—Shadow is a neutered domestic about 12 years old. He is kind, likes affection and is good with older children. If you would like to adopt Shadow, ask for ID No. More...

Family

Princess for the day

REGAL SMILE—Areli Flores, 8, above, gets in character for Camarillo Library’s Royal Party on July 15. At right, library assistant Susan Gardner helps Sophia Petercsak and Abigail Slocum, both 5, accessorize. More...

Sheriffs show off their gear

Coppers and Choppers is July 29

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation will host its fourth annual Coppers and Choppers community event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 29 at the air unit hangar at 375 Durley Ave., Ste. A at the Camarillo Airport.  More...

Learn about foster parenting

An information session for individuals interested in serving as court appointed special advocates (CASA) for foster children will take place Wed., July 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., JULY 22  Reggae On The Mountain   More...

Editorials

Artists’ greatest act: teaching others

The loss of two creative titans just a day apart has left Ventura County’s arts community reeling.  John Slade of Cal Lutheran’s Kingsmen Shakespeare Company and Edward Francis, co-founder of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, were two More...

Neighbors

New rescue venture leave feline lovers feeling fancy

County’s first cat cafe opens in Camarillo

As a youngster, Coco was a scrapper. The mixed breed bears an old battle scar over his right eye and favors his left paw when he walks.  “He’s about 12,” said Peg Hicks-Moore, stroking Coco’s back. More...

Jill Biden to speak at summit

Educators will hear from former second lady

California State University Channel Islands will host the third annual Better Together: California Teachers’ Summit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Newest Dons, Doñas announced

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society will once again present its Don and Doña honorees—the men and women who, over the years, have made Camarillo a wonderful place to live.  This year’s festivities will take place Sat., Sept. More...