March 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

New program feeds low-income seniors

Campaign will deliver 3,500 food kits each month

Every day, 10 million seniors in America worry about where their next meal will come from, according to a 2016 report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. More...

Diabetes forum intends to separate fact from fiction

Linda Hampson from the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free dinner and presentation on Type 2 diabetes Tues., March 28 at AlmaVia of Camarillo, 2500 N. Ponderosa Drive. More...

Heart Association endorses chest compression option

Can be as effective as conventional CPR

COMMENTARY /// Hands-only CPR Most of us would agree that cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a great skill to possess. For various reasons, however, only a small percentage of people are certified in the technique. More...

Sports

Get on the bus

Camarillo softball is ranked No. 2 in CIF Division 2 poll

SOFTBALL /// Camarillo Scorpions   The Scorpions let a golden opportunity slip away.  They won’t let it happen again.  Camarillo High’s softball team lost to Coastal Canyon League rival Simi Valley 8-7 on March 14, blowing More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FLOWER POWER—Daisy is calm, friendly and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Daisy, ask for ID No. A660081 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

On The Town

‘Magnificent production’ satirizes politics, class struggles

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Gondoliers’ Political junkies will roil at the view of “Republicanism” as expressed in “The Gondoliers,” but that’s just part of the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan, who wrot More...

Tale of interracial couple is ‘touching and tender’ love story

This is an engaging and inspiring film without violence, special effects, sex, nudity or four-letter words. Who knew they still made movies like that? More...

Touring Guthrie making T.O. appearance

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie will perform at 7 p.m. Sun., April 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Editorials

Let’s address affordable housing crisis before state does

The Gov. Jerry Brown-led Legislature is sending a clear message to California cities: Address your lack of affordable housing, or we’ll address it for you. More...

Neighbors

Firefighter living boyhood dream

‘Right at home’ in yellow suit since fourth-grade event

Steven Buckles fondly recalled the first time he tried on a firefighter’s jumpsuit.  It was “Bring Your Dad to School Day,” and Buckles was a fourth-grader at what is now Flory Academy Of Sciences and Technology in Moorpark.&nb More...

Playhouse holds auditions

Camarillo Skyway Playhouse will offer audition appointments for the drama “When We Were Young and Unafraid” from 7 to 10 p.m. Sun. and Mon., April 1 and 2 at 330 Skyway Drive.  Callbacks will take place April 5 by invitation only. More...

Deputy keeps cool during crisis

CPD officer awarded for her intervention expertise

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City adopts policies for funding events

Council debates whether city leaders can sit on boards that receive funding

Public perception was at the heart of a discussion among members of the Camarillo City Council as they debated a proposed rule that would ban council members from sitting on the board of any Camarillo-based nonprofit that receives city funding. More...

Council votes to do away with rodenticides

Poison kills predators at top of food chain

In recent years, the cities of Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills have formally opposed the purchase, sale and use of anticoagulant rodenticides, poisons known to endanger wildlife and pets.  The City of Cama More...

Community

Volunteers sought for committees

The City of Camarillo is seeking residents interested in serving on the following commissions, boards and committees. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., April 14. More...

Recent checkpoint nets zero DUI arrests

No one was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol earlier this month during a six-hour DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Camarillo. More...

For the record

The number of visitors and planes expected at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Fly-In at Camarillo Airport next month was incorrectly reported in the March 10 article “Fly-in to propel local economy.” About 3,000 visitor More...

Schools

Black-and-white patrol car gets star-spangled makeover

Vehicle is driven by school resource officer

Dep. Mike Zabarsky of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is hard to miss. More...

Hitting all the right notes

ENJOY THE MUSIC—Above, Adolfo Camarillo High School’s Cody Johnson plays the tenor saxophone March 11 during the ninth annual Newbury Park High School Jazz Festival. More...

Golf tourney benefits educational program

An inaugural golf classic fundraiser for the No Limits Educational Program will take place Mon., March 20 at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo.  Registration at 10:30 a.m. will be followed by a shotgun start at noon. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

March 1  More than $950 in merchandise was stolen from the Tory Burch store in the 900 block of Camarillo Center Drive.  March 2  A 15-year-old boy was arrested for possessing an alcoholic beverage in the 2000 block of Daily Drive. More...

Family

A family that runs together

Barry siblings join half-marathon to support dad, boostfitness

The Barry family of Camarillo got a head start on this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration as they downed mugs of beer and donned green shirts after taking part in the fifth annual Seaside Marathon on Feb. 19.  More...

Library sets birthday bash

The Camarillo Library will celebrate 10 years of service from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MARCH 17 Conejo Valley Republican Women More...

Letters

Denser housing is not a popular option

The March 10 editorial, “Denser housing is the new reality in county,” is yet another example of the Acorn—and others with a pulpit, who are pro-development— chastising and attempting to scold Camarillo taxpayers/voters, sayin More...

Allow residents to weigh in on developments

Regarding last week’s Acorn editorial concerning denser housing, I agree that has to be the path in the future. More...

Not a fan of Frontier

If you were one of the people with Verizon who ended up with Frontier, please note what I just went through.  The term of my FiOS internet was up. More...

Real Estate

See this North Ranch Country Club stunner on Sunday

Public has threehour window to view pristine estate

This custom gated home is on the third hole of the North Ranch Country Club’s Valley Course. The backyard retreat offers views of the greens, a pool and spa, and an outdoor stone fireplace with a Viking outdoor kitchen. More...

Thousand Oaks four-bedroom is loaded with upgrades

Upgrades include new windows, flooring and A/C

This upgraded Thousand Oaks home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is approximately 2,615 square feet. The house is on a cul-de-sac in the East Hills neighborhood.  The living room has a fireplace. More...