May 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Couple lose home, health to fire

Both undergoing burn treatment with no place to live

Danielle Miller of Camarillo said her father, James Milton, and his wife, Jo Ann, have a long, difficult road ahead of them. More...

Health & Wellness

Ancient art helps injured pilot get back in cockpit

commentary /// Yoga Let me tell you how and why I got into yoga and spell out some of the benefits of adding yoga to your daily routine. More...

A new therapy for chronic pain

Chronic back and leg pain can negatively affect patients’ quality of life by dominating their thoughts and actions and preventing them from working or enjoying life as they had before. More...

Business

Hugo’s Restaurant offers ‘stealthy-healthy’ comfort food with a twist

Hugo’s has been riding high on the wave of cutting-edge cuisine since its first restaurant opened over three decades ago, and it continues to offer up carefully crafted, almost radical fare that will tease and please any palate. More...

Acorn Newspapers wins seven first-place awards in 2015 Better Newspapers Contest

The Acorn Newspapers took home a record seven first-place and four second-place honors at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest awards ceremony held April 30 at the Westin St. More...

Sports

The Spartan

Rio Mesa teacher, athletic director, track and field coach Brian FitzGerald will step down after glorious career

No one took the Rio Mesa High school motto of “Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan” to such great heights quite like athletic director Brian FitzGerald. The 1975 Rio Mesa graduate spent four years roaming the halls as a student. More...

Scorpions stumble to Lions

Camarillo softball team falls in second round of CIF dance

Kayla Ketring channeled her inner Willie Mays. The Oaks Christian High softball center fielder established the tone in the Lions’ 6-1 win against visiting Camarillo in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on May 24. More...

Spartans storm through CIF playoffs

WHAT A WIN—Rio Mesa High softball players celebrate during their 6-1 win against Capistrano Valley in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs. More...

Family

Generations mix it up on the dancefloor

CUT A RUG—Ginette Deal and Camarillo High junior Nick Garcia share a dance at AlmaVia’s senior prom at AlmaVia of Camarillo’s assisted living home on May 20. More...

BRIEFS

Program for new, future drivers The Camarillo Police Department will host its free Start Smart program to educate newly licensed and future drivers from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Retreat offers help for family caregivers

The Life After Brain Injury nonprofit will present its fourth annual Brain Injury Retreat Sat. and Sun., June 4 and 5 at the American Jewish University Conference Center in Simi Valley. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MAY 27 ‘Wax Museum’ 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology, 240 Flory Ave., Moorpark. Students dress up as favorite historical figures. More...

Letters

Fiesta leader asks for community support

The Camarillo Fiesta Association is comprised of your neighbors, retirees and families that are passionate about our beautiful city. More...

Bring jobs back

I am writing regarding outsourcing of jobs. Every time I call my bank, credit card company, etc., I get a call center in Asia or South America. To my knowledge, the United States economy is not so robust that people could not use a job. More...

Bad direction for Cruise Night

Can we find out who killed Camarillo’s Friday Cruise Night and give them an award for the worst idea of the year? I just drove by the Sunday cruise and saw no crowd of spectators and about one-third of the normal Friday night cars. More...

Editorials

Editorial

In solemn observance of Memorial Day

For many Americans, the Memorial Day weekend signifies backyard barbecues, mini-vacations, big retail sales and the unofficial start of summer. Weekday 9-to-5ers everywhere are relishing the thought of a three-day break from work. More...

Neighbors

A principal for all seasons says farewell

Las Posas’ Sigler retiring after 25 years

Every weekday at 8 a.m. sharp, Principal Sue Sigler opens the front gate at Las Posas Elementary School. More...

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Arrest made in Fiesta case

Capellini charged with two felony counts

The man who admitted to stealing money from the Camarillo Fiesta Association was arrested Wednesday afternoon following a two-month-long investigation by the Ventura County district attorney’s office. More...

VIETNAM VETS HAVE DAY IN SUN

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Community

Castilla wants to ‘pay it forward’ if she wins county seat

Candidate backed by county Dems

Carla Castilla doesn’t take anything for granted. The daughter of Mexican immigrants who came to the United States as teenagers, Castilla said she feels grateful every day to call Ventura County home. More...

Council holds off on approving SOAR

Although city SOAR supporters managed to re-collect the signatures needed to qualify the initiative for the November ballot after their first batch of signatures were deemed invalid— an effort volunteers said required a great deal of time and e More...

Kildee wants to make a difference

Longtime small business owner a council member for 19 years

Longtime Camarillo City Councilmember and small-business owner Kevin Kildee said he takes an old-school approach to public service. More...

Schools

Dean’s list scholar

Camarillo’s Rafael Barraza was named to Emerson College’s dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester. He is majoring in writing, literature and publishing. Emerson College is in Boston, Mass. More...

They're Fast on their Feet

UP AND OVER— Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education student Lincoln Hall, 13, practices the high jump during the Hap Rapp Track Meet at Camarillo High School on May 21. More...

Club gives CSUCI scholarship

The Soroptimist International of Camarillo presented its annual Amy McAvoy Scholarship to Ciera Georgi at its yearly award breakfast. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LOVE ME DO—Eleanor Rigby is a 7-year-old spayed Chihuahua. She is a super sweet and needs a home where she can cuddle up with you on the couch. Eleanor Rigby suffers from a hear t murmur and is missing part of her lower jaw. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

May 10 The men’s restroom of Bob Kildee Park in the 1000 block of Temple Avenue was vandalized between May 10 and 18. May 11 About $4,100 in property was stolen from a bedroom in the 1700 block of Ventura Boulevard between May 11 and 18. More...

Faith

Camarillo pastor writes book about the Baptist faith

Says he wanted to clarify what the denomination holds true

Baptists, unlike some Christian denominations, do not baptize infants. The Rev. More...

BRIEFS

Concert to raise funds to help prevent malaria The second annual Imagine No Malaria Concert and Barbecue will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., June 4 in the courtyard of Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Drive. More...

On The Town

Booker T. Jones to take the stage at blues festival

Musician formed the MGs as a teenager in the early 1960s

The 27th annual Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival will take place this weekend, and the current lineup, one of the best the event has showcased in years, features historical standouts Eric Burdon, Leon Russell, Doug Kershaw and the Rebirth B More...

BRIEFS

Engelbert Humperdinck will perform Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his classic hits to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. More...

Despite occasional plot holes, ‘wacky and wisecracking’ film entertains

Robert Gibbons This is a Shane Black movie. He wrote the original “Lethal Weapon” and directed “Iron Man 3,” so he adds a little loopiness to everything he does. But sometimes, he wanders way north of normal. More...

Columns

Use vacation time to recharge and restore balance

Fewer than half of Americans take days off

I recently gave a presentation on the relationship between Americans and their paid vacation days. To put it mildly, it’s a strained affair. The two sides are barely on speaking terms. More...

Columnist goes bananas in grocery store

‘Punny’ take on what it feels like in the single world

It all started with a recent visit to the produce aisle at my local grocery store. I nearly went bananas over a sign nestled among a display of scattered bananas that said, “Pick me. I’m single.” More...

Real Estate

Arroyo Vista atThe Woodlands offers homebuyers room to grow

Home shoppers can discover new opportunities at KB Home’s Arroyo Vista at The Woodlands in Simi Valley, a new neighborhood where the builder is offering big homes with even bigger value. More...

Three Springs home has spiral stairs, threefireplaces

This house is on Wellbrook Drive in the Three Springs neighborhood. This updated five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home also includes a den/library. The grand entry and foyer lead to the light and bright living room with volume ceilings. More...

First quarter real estate market snapshot

Current homebuyers are painfully aware of the lack of inventory. More...