January 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Camarillo man found dead in restaurant bathroom . Heroin overdose suspected

A Camarillo man died from what police suspect was a heroin overdose last weekend in the bathroom of a sandwich shop on Las Posas Road.  Police confirmed Matthew Scott Gresham was found dead in a Subway restaurant bathroom around 2 p.m., Jan. 7. More...

Health & Wellness

Full-court press against cancer

HELPING OUT—At left, Camarillo residents and volunteers, from left, Diana Rillo, Shelley Townley and Janet Ross Janssen talk during the Ball It Up For Cancer event Jan. More...

BRIEFS

Library offers seminar The Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter will present Help and Hope 2017 for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their partners from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Complete exam recommended to pinpoint problems

Chronic issues lead to work absences, low productivity

COMMENTARY /// Back pain Chances are you’ve seen a doctor for back pain or you know someone who has. In fact, back pain is one of the top reasons people seek professional care. More...

Schools

CSUCI to offer students fast track to teaching jobs

Responding to a statewide teacher shortage, California State University Channel Islands administrators are using a nearly $250,000 grant to develop a fasttrack curriculum aimed at getting aspiring teachers into classrooms a full year earlier than nor More...

BRIEFS

ACHS sets fundraiser The Adolfo Camarillo High School Music Boosters will present the second annual Notes Uncorked beer and wine tasting from 3 to 6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29 at Manhattan of Camarillo, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Ste. 140. More...

Use PSAT scores to gauge study options

Students who took the PSAT in October should have their results by now. The test score report can help juniors create a plan for additional testing. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

EASY CHOICE—Sophie is a Parson Russell terrier mix. She is very friendly. She requires a special diet. If you would like to adopt Sophie, ask for ID No. A364786 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Dec. 28  Between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3, up to $950 in property was stolen from the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo in the 1000 block of Temple Avenue.  Dec. 31   More...

Family

Catching a break between storms

FUN AT THE PARK— Camarillo resident Elijah Langworthy plays with his daughters Esme, 4, left, and Maelie, 2, on Jan. 2 at Bob Kildee Community Park in Camarillo. More...

Senior ombudsman program meets changes in county’s elder care industry

Volunteer group advocates for residents in assistedliving homes

Sylvia Taylor-Stein was inspired by her own family’s experiences when she launched a local crusade five years ago against what was the “go-to” practice in nursing homes of using drugs to calm agitated Alzheimer’s patients.&nbs More...

BRIEFS

Grief groups available Camarillo Hospice will host the following free support groups at 400 Rosewood Ave., Ste. 102. All the groups are committed to maintaining an open, accepting, confidential atmosphere. Reservations are required. More...

Calendar

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FRI., JAN. 13 Westlake Village Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Artists Ronald and Sheila Ruiz discuss creating their bronze sculptures. Coffee and refreshments served. Contact: Evelyn. Phone: 805.496.1205. More...

Letters

Mother says mug shot wasn’t a fair depiction

I am Bronson Boyett’s mother. He passed away on Christmas Day. I have included a picture (above) of Bronson after he had been clean and sober for going on nine months or more. The Camarillo Acorn used a mug shot of him in the Dec. More...

Acorn not at fault for others’ actions

I have some thoughts on the two letters in the Jan. 6 Camarillo Acorn.  More...

Neighbors

When one door closes, another opens

Owners of Old Town restaurant will revamp menu in new location

Jerry Perez looked understandably melancholy as he sat in the dining room of Verona Trattoria, the Italian seafood and steak restaurant his family has operated in Camarillo for more than two decades.  More...

A Time to Connect

LOVELY TIME—Above, Vic and Nellie Uichanco of Camarillo dance the night away during the Pleasant Valley Senior Center’s New Year’s Dance at the Camarillo Community Center on Jan. More...

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$80M hospital renovation on track for completion in 2018

50 new patient rooms, three surgical suites

Although there is still much to be done, the new patient addition of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital on Antonio Avenue is quickly taking shape, and hospital officials said it will likely open in spring 2018. More...

Community

County homeless census to seek out teens, young adults

For the first time since they started tracking numbers in 2007, Ventura County officials will do two separate head counts of the region’s homeless adults and children this year, hoping for a better assessment of hidden populations that may have More...

Northridge man pleads not guilty in Camarillo shooting

Devin Sinegal, who was arrested Dec. 21 on suspicion of attempted murder and related charges in connection with an incident just outside Camarillo city limits, pleaded not guilty to all charges during his arraignment Dec. 23. More...

No arrests made in Christmas stabbing

No arrests have been made in connection with a street fight in Camarillo on Christmas Day that left a 23-year-old man dead, a detective said recently.  Deputies from the Camarillo Police Department responded to a report of a fight shortly before More...

Business

Car enthusiasts flock to opening of Ferrari dealership in Thousand Oaks

Showroom has 20 models

A former bicycle shop in Thousand Oaks is now selling decidedly more expensive wheels. Westlake Ferrari has rolled into Ventura County with a rousing welcome. More...

Panel to discuss water shortage

Presentation is next Thursday

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County will offer a presentation titled “Drowning in Drought: Sustainable Water Solutions” at its 20th annual meeting from 3 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. More...

9Round offers 30-minute workouts

Fitness franchise 9Round has opened at the Camarillo Village Square shopping center, 2360-D Las Posas Road.  The franchise uses a 30-minute workout using kickboxing techniques. More...

Sports

Carry the torch

Cameran Bahnsen is a senior leader for Camarillo girls’ basketball team

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Camarillo Scorpions   Cameran Bahnsen is carrying the torch.  Four years ago, Bahnsen was a freshman starter with the Camarillo High girls’ basketball team that reached the CIFSouthern Section Division 1A c More...

Gomez, goals go together nicely

Rio Mesa junior midfielder is among best newcomers in boys’ soccer circuit

BOYS’ SOCCER /// Rio Mesa Spartans   A year ago, Omar Gomez wasn’t under the radar. More...

Faith

Keeping the spirit of joy alive in our hearts year-round

Years ago at church camp, we young campers sat around the campfire and sang, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart . . . down in my heart to stay.”  More...

BRIEFS

Cafe to host two screenings The Lifetree Cafe, where people gather for conversation about life and faith, will present the following free programs at 7 p.m. More...

On The Town

Jazzy new supper club with ‘cozy atmosphere’ hits high note

When excellent, upscale food and a vibrant, intimate atmosphere are paired with mellow live music, you get a restaurant that sings. More...

Orchestra to perform

The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra will present its “Knock Your Socks Off” young artists concerts at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 21 at Rancho Campana High School Performing Arts Center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo and at 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. More...

Lineup for annual country music festival is announced

Headliner is William Michael Morgan

Emerging country star William Michael Morgan will headline the fifth annual Round-Up: A Rockin’ Country Music Extravaganza when it returns Sat., April 1 at its new location: Rancho Simi Community Park.  Morgan, 23, will perform “I Me More...

Columns

Already thinking of travel plans in 2017? Take us along!

It’s only January and you’re already thinking about that next vacation? We are. Pack up the kids, load up the car and don’t forget to Take Your Acorn on Vacation. More...

Options exist for providing home-based long-term care

Palliative care provides comfort for patients

With a yearlong waiting list to enter a skilled-nursing facility for long-term care, my father was placed on palliative care at home recently. While it may not seem so, it was an early Christmas gift for our family.  More...

Real Estate

Remodeled home with mountain views

This remodeled, upgraded Newbury Park home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and approximately 2,200 square feet.  The living room and dining area have been upgraded with stone-like tile floors and custom paint.  The sunny kitchen features More...

Advice for seniors who want to sell their homes

COMMENTARY

Are you thinking of selling your home to move to a senior supportive community? Perhaps you are considering moving in with an adult child who can help you with your needs as you grow older.  More...

Reasons for optimism

A LOOK AT LENDING   There are many hot topics in real estate circles. Lately we have been talking about the changes that may or may not affect the industry in 2017. Some agents express concern about the recent increase in interest rates.  More...