February 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Election of attorney to City Council leads park district to hire new lawfirm

Board wants to avoid possible conflict of interest

It’s often said Camarillo is a small town with few degrees of separation between residents.  More...

Health & Wellness

Foundation fetes benefactors

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation will present its 44th Benefactors’ Ball Sat., April 22, with proceeds benefiting the new Community Memorial Hospital.  More...

Healing center opens in town

A Healing Place–The Estates is a new treatment center for Ventura County residents with chronic pain, psychological disorders and addiction at 601 E. Daily Drive, Ste. 205.  More...

Public safety dispatcher helps man deliver his wife’s baby

New hire was a week on the job

Katie Farber will never forget the call. It came in last month, during her first week as a public safety dispatcher for the Ventura County Fire Department. Oxnard resident Supreme Dow was on the phone and needed help. More...

Schools

Program promises free college tuition for OUHSD grads

Officials seek to removefinancial barriers for postsecondary students

Starting this spring, every student who graduates from Oxnard Union High School District will get a chance to attend Oxnard College tuition-free for their first year. More...

BRIEFS

Program ranked #11 The nursing program at California State University Channel Islands has been named as one of the Top 25 nursing programs in California. CSUCI’s program was ranked No. 11 out of 127 California nursing programs considered. More...

Sports

Can you believe it?

Scorps, Spartans battle to wildfinish in wild card playoff game for the ages

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Camarillo 4, Rio Mesa 3 (OT)   Camarillo vs. Rio Mesa is always special.  The first playoff meeting between the high schools’ girls’ soccer teams was epic.  More...

Balancing act

Camarillo native will playfield hockey for Yale

It takes a master juggler to balance school and two sports. Iliana Cabral has made it look almost effortless the past six years.  More...

Scorpions fall to Lions in playoff opener

BUSTED—Camarillo High boys’basketball senior guard Brandon Adair, center, tries to shoot the ball between Oaks Christian’s Talin Lewis, left, and Eric Anderson during the first round More...

Family

Modern-day midwife says one size doesn’t fit all

Describes practice as led by ‘informed consent’

A black-and-white photo of an elated young woman, partially submerged in water as she holds a newborn baby up to her chest, graces one of the walls at PUSH Midwifery and Birth Center in Thousand Oaks. More...

Saluting their daughter’s success

ACCOMPLISHED—Haley Coggins, a sixth-grader at Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts, received the Youth We Appreciate Award from the Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club at its Jan. 30 meeting. More...

Park offers pick-up pickleball

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District at 1605 E. Burnley St. in Camarillo offers the following activities at various locations. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

FRI., FEB. 17 Simi Valley-Moorpark Republican Women More...

Letters

Critical review of facts needed

Dear Muslim neighbors:  The temporary immigration ban on seven Mideast nations that President Donald Trump signed by executive order was not an indictment or judgment on you or your family or any U.S. citizens who happen to be Muslim. Why?  More...

Local clergy concerned with executive order

As clergy and lay leaders representing a wide variety of faith traditions in Ventura County, we recognize our shared call to love our neighbor, welcome the stranger and offer all necessary support to those in need. More...

Real Estate

Customized home has resort-like yard with barbecue pavilion, sports court

This home has six bedrooms, seven baths and 6,501 square feet of living space on a 28,447-squarefoot lot. More...

What makes homes sell quickly

ON THE MARKET What makes one home sell quickly versus another sitting on the market for months? There are so many factors that play into this question; however, there are some basic best practices that can set your stage for success. More...

Modern T.O. home features saltwater pool

This remodeled Foxmoor pool home is at the end of a cul-de-sac.  The five-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home has upgrades and is approximately 2,510 square feet.  More...

CARE TO DANCE

  LOVELY TIME—Above, Somis resident Bobby Brown dances with his grandmother, Clara Hyde, 96, during the Valentine’s Dance at the Camarillo Community Center on Feb. 14. More...

Projected storm to bring ‘big rain’ to region

Between 2 and 4 inches in forecast

It’s been a busy winter at Mitch Hale’s Statewide Roofing Inc. in Thousand Oaks.  “Business is good,” owner Cody Hale said. More...

Community

Conservation Corps names new leader

The corps helps battle fire, floods and other disasters

Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer is the new head of the California Conservation Corps’ Camarillo Center. Maurer, who will continue her duties as mayor, began working with the 72 young men and women of the CCC’s Camarillo Center on Feb. 1. More...

Transition Fair seeks inclusion, equality for special-needs students

Goal is to help teens map out plan for after high school

Joanna Della Gatta has seen society’s attitudes toward children and adults with special needs evolve during the 15 years she’s worked in the field of special education. More...

Teen is a scholar-athlete

ACHS junior wins Chamber award

Justin Lieb, the president of the ACHS KIWIN’S service club since last spring, doesn’t spend a lot of time sitting around—and that’s just fine with him.  More...

Business

Knowing the system can take sting out of withholdings

Taxes fund retirement benefits

COMMENTARY /// Social Security   At first, seeing taxes taken out of your paycheck can be a little disappointing. More...

T.O.-based biotech firm reports $23B in revenue for 2016

Amgen still county’s largest employer

Ventura County’s largest private employer continues to make its shareholders very happy. According to its year-end report, Amgen Inc. brought in $23 billion in revenue in 2016, a 6 percent increase over 2015. More...

Tax filers can help save otters

Tax payers filing their annual income tax returns this year can take a little of the sting out of the chore by helping save the state’s native plants and animals in the process. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BABY FACE—Bobby is about 8 months old. He is calm, friendly and loves affection. If you would like to adopt Bobby, ask for ID No. A658941 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Jan. 30  Up to $950 in auto parts were stolen from a car in the 1200 block of Skeel Drive between Jan. 30 and Feb. 3.  Feb. 3  Property worth up to $950 was stolen from a car in the 1700 block of Shirley Street between Feb. 3 and 4. More...

Faith

Artist’s faith inspires ministry after near-death experience

Using his computer, he draws likenesses of people who have died

dawn@theacorn.com The morning Mike Amato turned 49, he woke up in Los Robles Hospital lucky to be alive. The Newbury Park resident had suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack. More...

Cafe to host talk on police brutality

The Lifetree Cafe, where people gather for conversation about life and faith, will present a free program titled “Police Brutality or Necessary Force?” at 7 p.m. More...

On The Town

Excellent cast shines in Moorpark musical

Theater recently underwent cosmetic changes

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Beauty and the Beast’   More...

Salsa festival is in July

The Oxnard Downtowners will present the 24th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

GETTING IDEAS FOR THE BIG DAY

  FLOWER GIRL—Alina Almazan, 5, takes part in a fashion show sponsored by Camarillo Bridal Boutique at the fourth annual Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase on Feb. 11. More...

Editorials

Developer has earned ‘bully’ reputation

Golf is a difficult sport. But for the homeowners who ring the Camarillo Springs Golf Course, the toughest battle facing them right now has nothing to do with what’s on the course and more to do with who owns it.  More...

Neighbors

Community mourns death of young man with ‘limitless’ potential

Saiganesh ‘Siggy’ Sainath dies three years after tumor diagnosis

When Saiganesh “Siggy” Sainath paid a visit to his former teacher Kevin Buddhu two years ago, the recent Camarillo High School graduate was hopeful for the future. More...

Economic development group welcomes new board members

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County’s board of directors installed Ventura City Council member Cheryl Heitmann as its chair at the organization’s 20th annual meeting on Jan. 19. More...

Student exchange program seeks host families

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program, in cooperation with community high schools, is seeking families to host teens ages 15 to 18 from countries such as Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.  The exchange students want to experienc More...