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Oxnard Union embraces early voter registration on high school campuses

Motor Voter law also takes effect this year across California

Oxnard Union High School District’s board of trustees tiptoed into California’s brave new world of voting last week when they approved the first draft of a policy directive making voter preregistration a priority for the district’s More...

Health & Wellness

Lawmaker’s parent-leave bill moves ahead in Legislature

A local lawmaker’s bill giving parents 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a newborn passed a key vote in the Assembly earlier this month and is headed for a crucial roll call in the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment. More...

Healthcare programs offered

Camarillo Health Care District will offer the following events at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, E-117. For more information or to register, call (805) 388-1952, ext. 100. More...

Class looks at Type 2 diabetes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer a class on Type 2 diabetes from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wed., Sept. 7 at the Camarillo Community Center, room 3, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. More...

Schools

New center’s opening expands career opportunities

Site will serve East County

After sitting empty for just over a year, the former Community High School campus on Condor Drive in Moorpark opened its doors this week as the Career Education Center East County. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

EASY GAL—Thelma is a female Shih Tzu mix. She is about 9 years old and would make a great house dog. If you would like to adopt Thelma, ask for ID No. A649062 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Rescue event for golden retrievers is next month

Forever Friends Golden Retriever Rescue will host its annual adopters reunion and fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 11 at Camarillo Grove Park, 6968 Camarillo Springs Road. More...

Family

Teen with cancer treated to a day of play at Skatelab

Surprises included limo ride, custom-built scooter and YouTube star

Summing it up in his own words, 14-year-old Brandon Tai Tai’s special day was “pretty awesome.” It started around 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. More...

Historical Society Tips Hat To

Dons and Doñas

Ceremony and barbecue mark special celebration More...

There’s magic in the air at outdoor event

TALL TALES FOR A ROYAL AUDIENCE— At right, Elizabeth Adams of Camarillo watches the performance with her sons Nolan, 2, and Everett, 7, during Fairy Tales in the Park on Aug. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 26 Summer Farewell Festival More...

Letters

Not voting is not an option

We are in a very important election year. By being an American citizen, voting is a privilege. It is very important that every person who is a registered voter gets to the polls in order to cast their ballot. More...

Trump is needed

This year’s debates and conventions have been the craziest and rudest I have ever seen. Issues were swept aside as personal insults were hurled at one another. More...

Thoughts on distracted drivers

Mr. Keesing makes a very good case for the injustice between the cases of Rachael Hill and Robert Capellini. She pleaded no contest, and felony manslaughter charges were dropped to misdemeanor charges. More...

Real Estate

Private Morrison Ranch Highlands estate is perfect for entertaining

This entertainer’s estate in the Morrison Ranch Highlands has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. This home is on a private lot with a long driveway. The entry has a spiral staircase and marble entry floors. There is a separate formal dining room. More...

Rodeo Realty agent has outstanding sales in August

Syd Leibovitch, president and CEO of Rodeo Realty, recently congratulated Leo McHale for his outstanding success with 25 closed sales totaling nearly $17 million as of August. McHale is ranked as the No. More...

Dynamic duo is top-rated for client satisfaction

Awarded for premier service

Stacy Richardson and Jennifer Sommers have just completed their first year as Dilbeck’s newest team. More...

ROUGHING IT IN THE PARK

ON THE LOOKOUT—Colin Meadows, 1, of Camarillo, plays in afire truck during the End of Summer Camp Out at Community Center Park in Camarillo on Aug. 19. More...

Human trafficking ring exposed

It all began with a sting in Camarillo

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five people and rescued 28 others in what it referred to as a case of “modern slavery.” More...

Community

First Zika case in county reported

Health experts say risk of contracting virus extremely low

Doctors discovered the first known case of the Zika virus in Ventura County earlier this month. Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin said the virus was found in a woman who is not thought to be pregnant. More...

Little says there’s still work to be done

Says regional desalination plant remains a priority

ELECTION 2016 /// City Council By Stephanie Sumell ssumell@theacorn.com Bill Little said he brings a unique perspective to the Camarillo City Council because he’s been on both sides of the table. More...

Suicide ruled in train death

The man who was struck and killed by a train last week at Upland and Lewis roads has been identified as Nicholas Luna of Camarillo. Officials with the Ventura County medical examiner’s office said Luna, 21, died Aug. More...

Business

Despite tight schedule, Rams’ CLU practice facility should finish on time

Construction expected to wrap up Aug. 31

Sounds of construction on Cal Lutheran University’s north campus will soon be replaced by those of tackles and whistles as work winds down on the Los Angeles Rams’ in-season practice facility. More...

CLU to launch nonprofit center

Training will be provided for leaders of charities

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate the launch of its Center for Nonprofit Leadership at 5:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 7 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Job search workshop offered

Unemployed professionals can jump-start their job searches at a free OPEN workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mon. to Fri., Sept. 26 to 30 at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Aug. 12 About $440 in property was stolen from a car in the 100 block of Camino Leon between Aug. 12 and 13. A man, 52, was cited for driving with false registration tabs in the 200 block of Daily Drive. More...

Faith

BRIEFS

Professor to discuss faithful citizenship Padre Serra Roman Catholic Church will open its doors at 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 6 for a free presentation by the Rev. Steve Thoma from 7 to 8 p.m. Tues., Sept. 6 at 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. More...

Vatican exhibit is extended

The exhibit “Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art” has brought record crowds to the Reagan Library. Since the exhibit opened March 13, museum attendance has been up 42 percent from the same time period last year. More...

Pastor shares book that helped shape his faith

‘The Knowledge of the Holy’ can be a companion to Scripture

The Rev. Gordy Duncan said an excerpt from pastor and author A.W. Tozer’s “The Knowledge of the Holy” serves as a continual reminder to him of the importance of deepening his relationship with God. More...

On The Town

‘Q’ cast is letter-perfect in T.O.

play review /// ‘Avenue Q’ More...

U2 tribute band to take the stage

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s 2016 Summer Concerts in the Park Series wraps up with the tribute band Hollywood U2 at 5 p.m. Mon., Sept. 5 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Zika discovery cause for precaution, not panic

Ventura County health officials announced the first reported case of the Zika virus in the county last week. Dr. More...

Neighbors

Family team spices up chili cook-off

Sheryl Lopez said her crew of family and friends that man the Creekside Cantina booth at the Camarillo Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival don’t hold back when they find out someone likes their chili best. More...

Soccer shoots and scores

ON THE PITCH—At right, Poison Ivy’s Riley Coyle, left, high-fives teammate Melise Miller after she scored a goal against the Purple Chicken People during Camarillo AYSO’s opening da More...

Say ‘I do’ at clerk’s office

In conjunction with the City of Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has expanded services at its Thousand Oaks City Hall office to include wedding ceremonies and public inquiry search stations. More...