August 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Monitoring pills one cap at a time

Invention helps track meds, deters thefts by teens

TimerCap CEO Larry Twersky has three principles when it comes to running his business.  “Do something good for society, have fun and make money. In that order,” Twersky said.  More...

Business

Rudy’s prepares to return to Camarillo next month

Owners fought to get back eatery following closure

Messages posted on its Facebook page in the wake of Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant’s closure last December read more like they were addressed to a dearly departed friend than a little eatery tucked inside a shopping mall.  “We miss More...

Sports

Badminton for one and all

The second most popular sport in the world hasn’t taken off in Acorn country, but maybe it should

COMMENTARY I am a champion, a member of a great dynasty. But, please, save your applause. Yes, I was a member of the last CIF-Southern Section high school badminton title squad in 2006. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FUZZY FACE—Bella is about 17 years old. She is very shy and timid, but friendly. If you would like to adopt Bella, ask for ID No. A667221 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

When in need, you’ve got a friend indeed in the Holy Spirit

Gentle counselor can guide our prayers

In my last column about the Holy Spirit, we looked at the Spirit as a mighty wind that gives life to God’s people. The Spirit also works in other, more intimate ways. First, the Spirit aids us in communicating with God. More...

BRIEFS

Temple holds puppet workshop Temple Ner Ami will host a puppet workshop as part of its Shabbat celebrations on Sat., Aug. 26. More...

On The Town

Safire sparkles

Offers a steak and lobster special

There’s a gem of a local bistro that pulls out all the stops when it comes to great food in a stylish, comfortable atmosphere. More...

Calendar

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FRI., AUG. 18 Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Trina Ray of JPL discusses the Cassini spacecraft and its exploration of Saturn for 20 years. For ages 6 and up. More...

Editorials

Separating fact from fiction at Casa Pacifica

Last week, six teens were arrested in the San Fernando Valley on suspicion of stealing a pickup truck from the Pleasant Valley School District parking lot in Camarillo and smashing through the locked gate to take a short-lived joy ride. More...

Real Estate

The ins and outs of Conejo Valley parks

COMMENTARY /// Mobile home parks

Many people are unaware of the number of mobile home parks that are in the Conejo Valley. In fact, this area has nine parks, each with its own unique characteristics. More...

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Air show gliding into Camarillo

Two-day event at airport to honor vets, highlight those who fought in Vietnam

A couple of weeks ago, Clark Wilson of Camarillo spoke very calmly for someone planning to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. More...

3 arrested for reportedly planting credit card skimmers on pumps

Three men who were arrested last week on suspicion of planting skimming devices at a gas station in Camarillo had staked out the location the day before, according to police. More...

Community

Police confirm teens suspected of stealing truck from Casa Pacifica

The six teenagers accused of stealing a pickup truck from the Pleasant Valley School District on Aug. More...

Cops put brakes on customer

An unhappy customer at Big Brand Tire and Services on Dawson Drive attempted to run over an employee Aug. More...

Local senator’s bill gives vets reprieve in first-offense DUIs

Area veterans are cheering a local state senator’s bill that ensures disabled veterans arrested for a first-time DUI receive treatment instead of probation or jail time. More...

Schools

Local high schools undergo summertime sprucing

Due to cost of air conditioning, sun shades being installed on campuses

While students were enjoying their vacation, Oxnard Union High School District work crews were busy over the summer completing repairs and upgrades at three local campuses, including installing new heat-blocking window screens at Rancho Campana, Adol More...

BRIEFS

CSUCI goes smokeless California State University Channel Islands will be smokeand tobacco-free starting Wed., Aug. 23. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Aug. 6  Three men, two age 20 and one 19, were arrested for underage possession of alcohol by a minor on Amber Drive.  A man, 20, was arrested for receiving stolen property, drug use and possession in the 1100 block of Palmer Avenue. More...

Mistaken identity leads to ex’s arrest

Man beaten; assailant thought he was dating old girlfriend

Police say a man was assaulted earlier this month while walking with a female friend after the woman’s ex-boyfriend mistakenly believed the man to be the woman’s new boyfriend.  More...

Family

New center provides safe haven for LGBTQ community

Collective is home to 3 nonprofits

In a quiet Ventura business park, the Diversity Collective’s new Community Resource Center had its door wide open, ready for guests to drop in. More...

Titans clash to tiny tots’ delight

ENTERTAINED—Makenna Stegman, 6, of Camarillo watches“ Clash of the Titans” during Fairy Tales in the Park presented by Gypsies in a Trunk at Valle Lindo Park in Camarillo on Aug. More...

Some best bets for summer reading

Adventure stories are page-turners

COMMENTARY /// Literature for young adults   Young adult readers may enjoy reading the following three books for which I have included the storylines, recommended ages and comments.  Midnight at the Electric” by Jodi Lynn Anderson: Re More...

Letters

Racism must be confronted

As I’ve been watching what’s been happening in Virginia these last few days, I can’t help but realize that I am partially responsible.  More...

Affordable housing a worthwhile investment

Reading the letter submitted by Cheri North in the Aug. 11 issue of the Acorn, I was struck by how different my own experience with home ownership was.   More...

Neighbors

Grants give history a future

Ventura, county step in to keep museum afloat

When Elena Brokaw took over as interim director just over a year ago, the Museum of Ventura County was on the verge of becoming just like its collection: history. More...

Bumpy political road ahead?

Local congressional representative sees hopeful signs of bipartisanship

Despite political gridlock in Washington, D.C., Ventura County’s representative in Congress said she’s recently sensed a “slight shift” toward bipartisanship that could lead to progress on improving healthcare and tackling oth More...

BRIEFS

New CERT classes Camarillo’s Community Emergency Response Team will offer a series of classes starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 21 at the Ventura County Fire Department training center at the Camarillo Airport. More...