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Health & Wellness

Gamma Knife Center achieves milestone

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center recently hit a milestone when its Neuroscience Gamma Knife Center performed the hospital’s 1,500th procedure.  Coinciding with this achievement was a visit from U.S. Rep. More...

BRIEFS

Foundation bestows grants The Livingston Memorial Foundation has presented grants of more than $394,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to Ventura County residents in health-related fields. More...

Schools

It’s deja vu for CSUCI grad earning 2nd degree

Soriano is among more than 2,000 in college’s class of 2017

Back when she was an incoming freshman at Newbury Park High School, Stephanie Soriano was more into ditching class than doing schoolwork.  “College really wasn’t on my mind,” she says.  It’s on her mind now—and More...

School food policy change sparks debate

Proponents say kids throw away food; opponents argue healthier options are beneficial

Preparing healthy school lunch menus that kids like is a constant trial-and-error process, local food services directors say.  Toss in mandatory federal nutrition standards and their job gets even tougher.  More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

May 6  A 37- year- old woman was arrested in the 1000 block of Daily Drive for drinking and driving. She was also arrested for driving on a suspended license due to a prior DUI conviction.  May 8   More...

Family

Church plans prom to give young adults a night to remember

More than 400 youths with special needs are expected to attend

Upbeat dance music played loudly in the classroom as Heejung Kim showed her students an assortment of white button-up shirts and colorful ties.  “Today we’re going over what we should do for prom,” she told her class on a recen More...

Ranch sets festival

The 13th annual Rebozo Festival will take place Sun., May 21 at the Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo.  The event will feature Mexican brunch, mariachi music, a fashion show, silent and live auctions as well as a tiendita (sho More...

Y promotes water safety

As part of National Water Safety Month in May, and with summer just around the corner, the Camarillo Family YMCA encourages children and parents to explore the benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety in mind. More...

Calendar

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FRI., MAY 19 Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women More...

Columns

Green returns to the mountains

Rains revive hillsides after prolonged drought

What does “back from the brink” look like in the world of chaparral shrubs? More...

Chivalry appears to be alive and well

For singles who are tired of this newfangled dating world that consists of getting to “know” people in an impersonal, no-eye contact cyberworld, then meeting for quickie coffee dates for mutual size-ups, this column is for you. More...

Real Estate

Home in gated community features wood floors, new carpet

Includes access to community pool, spa

This four-bedroom, three bath home has one bedroom and bath downstairs. The house is in a gated community and on a cul-de-sac. More...

New full-service brokerage firm opens in Camarillo

Eddie Morraveji opened an Assist-2-Sell franchise office in March at 445 Rosewood Ave., Ste. K, Camarillo. More...

Century 21 Troop Real Estate returns to Santa Paula

George Morris, owner/partner of Century 21 Troop Real Estate, recently announced that the company will open an office at 744 E. Main St. in the same location where the Century 21 brand opened its first Santa Paula franchise in 1972.  More...

NIGHT FIT FOR A QUEEN

Camarillo High senior invites his grandma to prom

Beneath strings of white lights in the dimly lit banquet room, the party of promgoers took a break from dancing and the night’s festivities to bestow the time-honored title of prom queen on the lovely lady in the beaded floor-length gown.  More...

Police beef up patrols to focus on motorcycle safety

Responding to increases in motorcycle and bicycle collisions, including more than 30 crashes in Camarillo involving motorcycles since 2014, extra deputies are being used this month to help enforce two-wheeled vehicle traffic laws, local police said. More...

Community

Camarillo family descendant donates surrey

It may have once ferried members of the city’s founding family from their majestic Victorian ranch house to nearby St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, the then private church Juan Camarillo Jr. built in 1914 in honor of his parents. More...

City OKs janitorial contract

An Anaheim company received a three-year cleaning services contract from the City of Camarillo last week.  More...

Victim suffers minor stab wounds during robbery

Ventura County sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a robbery at a Camarillo market Sunday night discovered a man inside the store with minor stab wounds.  The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threate More...

Business

Self-taught mechanic leaves his mark on motorcycle racing

Jim Thiessen to be inducted into Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Jim Thiessen may not be a household name, but for Harley- Davidson riders around the globe, he’s well-known as the creator of a line of products that have helped shape the world of American motorcycle racing. More...

Sports

Scorpions, Spartans excel at CIF meet

Camarillo boys’ relay teams break school records; Rio Mesa freshman wins two CIF titles

SWIMMING & DIVING /// CIF-Southern Section championships   They came. They swam. More...

Faith

Gala marks temple’s 50 years of service

Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform congregation, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala evening event held May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. More...

Choir rings in concert

Camarillo United Methodist Church will host a Bell Choir concert at 4 p.m. Sun., May 21 at 291 Anacapa Drive. More...

On The Town

Greeters needed

The Reagan Library is accepting docent applications for weekday and weekend shifts. More...

An enchanting take on ‘Alice’

New version of old classic features fine performances

Children’s literature has always been ripe for theater adaptations. Stage versions based on classic books like “The Wizard of Oz” have proved popular for more than a century.  More...

Letters

Are teens really ready for college?

The April 28 Camarillo Acorn published an article titled “District reports rise in graduation rates.” The article states that according to the state Department of Education, the Oxnard Union High School District’s 2016 graduation ra More...

A call for residents to make their voices heard

As the Acorn has previously reported, the City of Camarillo, without public disclosure, has planned to move forward with a desalinization project immediately next to the homes of County Lane and Pleasant Valley Hospital.  More...

Editorials

Sleep in, stress out and other tips for college grads

Break out the inspirational quotes, it’s that time of year. That’s right, it’s graduation season. More...

Neighbors

Little delegate heads to Washington to discuss diabetes

Madison Gallo, 6, will ask lawmakers to fund research

Like most kids in kindergarten, Madison Gallo enjoys making faces when telling stories, and she gets a bit overly animated when she’s the center of conversation.  From all appearances, the 6-year-old student at Los Primeros School of Scie More...

BRIEFS

College district to offer automatic transfer to CLU The Ventura County Community College District and Cal Lutheran University have established a transfer admission guarantee agreement for Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College students More...

Emma, Noah top names list

Emma and Noah are America’s most popular baby names, for the third year in a row.  This marks the fourth year at No. More...