April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Draw Mom’s portrait

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Camarillo Acorn invites kids to draw pictures of their moms. These often funny, always heartfelt drawings depicting Mom through the eyes of a child will be published in the Acorn and online on Fri., May 12. More...

Health & Wellness

Camarillo hygienist provides free care to community

License allows him to roam county clinics

Justin Urbano slipped on his gloves as Demaree “Bon” Shurtleff settled into the dentist’s chair for her teeth cleaning. It was Shurtleff’s second visit to the nonprofit Free Clinic of Simi Valley at 1725 Deodora St. More...

Police continue drug take-back initiative

Stations accept old prescriptions

In support of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 13th National Prescription Drug Take- Back Initiative event, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will be opening patrol stations to collect expired and unused medication from 10 a.m. More...

Healthy Kids Day comes to YMCA

Features sports, crafts and games

The Camarillo Family YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., April 29 at 3111 Village at the Park Drive, Camarillo. More...

Sports

Gymnasts ready to seize the day

Four athletes will compete at Junior Olympic national tourney in Florida

Local athletes will test themselves in feats of strength at the U.S. Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

COOL CUSTOMER—Milkshake is about 8 years old. She is calm and enjoys human contact but is very shy at first. If you would like to adopt Milkshake, ask for ID No. A662272 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

FETCH!

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Family

Keeping kids safe online

PVSD vows renewed focus on digital citizenship

A solid 60 percent of students in Pleasant Valley School District now learn on district-provided laptops, but only about one-third of those children have received instruction in class on how to use them safely and appropriately, according to a survey More...

Art imitating history

OFFICIAL—Above, artist Lisa Kelly of Oxnard speaks during the mural dedication at the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum and Botanical Garden on Las Posas Road in Camarillo on April 23. More...

Plant milkweed and help monarchs migrate

The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will host its second annual Monarch Madness milkweed planting event from 9 a.m. More...

Letters

Don’t rush purchase of property

Dear council members: This purchase is just a rush to spend Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funds before they have to be returned on April 30.  Apparently, the city has been tightfisted with CDBG funds and now is in danger of ha More...

Raises concerns about impact of vaccinations

For decades, parents have taken their children for “checkups” and the doctor administered recommended vaccines. Parents trusted that these injections were safe and necessary.  More...

Real Estate

Custom estate in Somis on 2.5 acres includes guest house

This custom-designed estate in Somis is on the premium view lot in all the groves and is on the market for the first time. The main house has 7,000 square feet of living space on 2.5 acres. More...

Newbury Park home with private backyard has custom hardscape

This Newbury Park home, built in 1999, features four bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is approximately 2,126 square feet.  The living room is light and open. More...

The master suite includes a fireplace and separate retreat

The long, private driveway surrounded by shrubbery and trees leads to this Morrison Ranch Highland estate with approximately 4,412 square feet, five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.  Guests enter through a gated courtyard into a foyer with high ceil More...

SOLD OUT RACE

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District reports rise in graduation rates

Steady increase seen statewide

Oxnard Union High School District graduated a record number of seniors last year while surpassing the state’s own record setting graduation rate for the Class of 2016, according to figures released this month. More...

Community

Police arrest two allegedly tied to robbery at outlet mall

Two Oxnard residents who police say worked together to steal from an upscale store at the Camarillo Premium Outlets are facing robbery charges, police said Monday.  Deputies and agents from the Camarillo Police Department, the Ventura County she More...

Free legal clinic in Camarillo for veterans

Public Counsel and One- Justice’s Justice Bus Project will provide a free legal clinic for veterans who need assistance with VA benefits and criminal record clearance from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Driver in human trafficking case gets 8-year sentence

Last of four to face conviction

The last of four people convicted of running a Camarillobased human trafficking ring that victimized at least two dozen women was sent to state prison last week.  More...

Schools

Area schools earn Gold Ribbon status for outstanding achievement

Camarillo High’s community spirit helped earn award

What does it take to be a California Gold Ribbon School? Setting high standards for students is key, Royal High School Principal Keith Derrick said, but teachers and administrators must also make sure those goals are attainable. More...

Fest to be a ‘gourd’ time

Ventura County Gourd Artists will present a spring show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 13 at the Rancho Santa Rosa Clubhouse, 11701 E. More...

POSITIVE ATTITUDE

POSITIVE ATTITUDE—Maliah Maldonado, a fifth-grader at Las Posas Elementary School, comes to school with a smile every day and is always ready to learn, said her teacher Tim Pryor, at left. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

April 13  Personal identification information was stolen from a resident in the 3000 block of Landen Street.  A woman, 52, was arrested in the 3000 block of Las Posas Road for violating a restraining order. More...

Faith

BRIEFS

Church event walks the walk Lifetree Café will offer a free program titled “Embracing Change: Taking the Fear Out of What Comes Next” at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Isabel May Neunuebel

Isabel Neunuebel, beloved, devoted and loving mother of five, grandmother of 14, and blessed with 24 great-grandchildren, passed away peacefully at home, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 93. More...

On The Town

Stage version of film livens up familiar plot

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Sister Act’ More...

Calendar

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FRI., APRIL 28 Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club Fundraiser 11 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, Sunset Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Luncheon, Broadwayinspired fashion show, door prizes, raffle baskets, silent auction. Tom More...

Editorials

Write a letter and stand up and be counted

The Camarillo Acorn takes great pride in the articles and editorials we publish, and the comments that circle back in the form of letters to the editor make us proud, too.  More...

Neighbors

She’ll bee back

Eighth-grader won county spelling bee, headed to D.C.

When Haley Jeffers competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., next month, the eighth-grader from Las Colinas Middle School knows what to expect. More...