September 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote for Acorn on Vacation

Summer is over, school’s back, and it’s time to judge the winners of the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. More...

Health & Wellness

Support group, open to all, strives to provide a safe haven

Meetings for men and women on Sundays

Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly has made a full, successful life for herself. She’s happily married with children. She earned a doctorate degree and is a professor at a local college. More...

Business

Building a strong reputation

Established company serves contractors, homeowners

Eric Barrueta has risen through the ranks at Thompson Building Materials in Camarillo during the 30 years he’s worked for the Orange, Calif.-based company. More...

Job and career center to host workshops

The West Oxnard Job and Career Center will offer job seekers the following workshops at no cost at 635 S. Ventura Road, Oxnard. Space is limited. Prior registration is required by calling (805) 204-5171. More...

Roadrunner will continue bus system

Roadrunner Management Services, Inc. More...

Pets

LITTLE FRIEND

LITTLE FRIEND—Frodo is a 4-year-old gray and white cat. He is playful and likes people. If you would like to adopt Frodo, ask for animal ID No. More...

New citation program begins next month

Beginning in October, Ventura County Animal Services will use a new automated citation animal license program for pet license enforcement. More...

Fundraiser a humane way to help shelter

Ventura County Humane Society will present its seventh annual Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 outdoors on the lawn at Boccali’s Restaurant at 3277 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. More...

Faith

What kind of a mark will you leave?

“We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. More...

BRIEFS

Workshop is for mothers, daughters Inspired 31 will present an afternoon for mothers and teenage daughters featuring Christian artist Janet Hyun and founder of Artists for Trauma Laura Sharpe and her daughter Estelle, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., SEPT. 19 Pirate Bingo For Kids 4 to 5 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Kids ages 6 to 12 compete to win a free book. Free. Phone: 818.865.9230. Web: www.colapublib.org. National POW-MIA Recognition Day More...

Letters

Park district should be water-wise

Do my eyes deceive me? Two articles side by side in the Sept. 12 issue of the Acorn: Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District gets “free” water for 50 years by allowing Camrosa to drill a well. More...

She’s glad development was killed

Citizens of Camarillo, you did it! The Conejo Creek development referral was “rescinded” because of you. You packed the chambers at four different hearings. More...

Wants U.S. to stand strong

I don’t have a husband, brother or son in the military. I do not know the sorrow of losing a loved one due to war. I hate war, but I love my freedom. I am eternally grateful to the brave men and women who laid down their lives for me. More...

Neighbors

He makes every day count

Volunteer turns 99

Ben Racowski is a busy man. The Camarillo resident—a member of a local photography club—volunteers as a math tutor at La Mariposa and Rancho Rosal elementary schools four to five times a week. More...

Mayor: City in good standing

Annual address looks at Camarillo today, in the future

Camarillo Mayor Kevin Kildee said the city—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year—has a long history of fiscal sustainability, cost-effective public services and residents who are pleased with their quality of life. More...

New to the zoo

Moorpark College welcomes lion

Those who attend Moorpark College or live near its campus shouldn’t be surprised if they hear the nearby roar of a lion in the not-too-distant future. More...

Community

Some serious fun

FAIRY TALES—Anton Pacheco, 2½, of Camarillo and his sister, Una, 6, dressed as Snow White, enjoy the Fairy Tales in the Park performance of “Snow White and That One Bat” at Valle Li More...

New law to improve bicyclist safety

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is alerting drivers about the Three Feet for Safety Act, a new law that went into effect Sept. 16 requiring motorists to give bicyclists traveling in the same direction three feet of clearance when passing. More...

Smile . . . you’re on candid newspaper!

Attention, travelers: Voting begins today for the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. More...

Schools

Many blessings: La Reina celebrates its golden anniversary

Special Mass led by Archbishop Jose Gomez to mark occasion

Sister Mary Josanne Furey, who served 13 years as principal of La Reina High School beginning in 1970, said the Catholic school for girls surpassed her dream for the future. More...

Sports

A sweet treat

Camarillo football team will face spry Simi Valley offense

No need to add a spoonful of Splenda or a maraschino cherry on top, Camarillo vs. Simi Valley is a high school football treat that can satisfy a shrew’s sweet tooth. More...

Swinging for the pins, not the fences

Natalie Tanaka is a star on Camarillo’s girls’ golf team

Camarillo High’s girls’ golf team was treated to jumbo-size carrot cake muffins and Popsicles after practice on Wednesday. The Scorpions celebrated Natalie Tanaka’s 16th birthday in style. More...

Get to know Natalie Tanaka

Natalie Tanaka is a standout girls’ golfer for Camarillo High. She’s been the team’s top golfer for the past two seasons. Here are a few facts about the junior: More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Aug. 28 A man, 39, was arrested for driving on a suspended license at Pleasant Valley Road and Bridgehampton Way. Sept. 6 A 67-year-old woman was cited for vandalism after she hit a car mirror with a shopping cart in the 300 block of Carmen Drive. More...

Family

New principal at Rancho Rosal shows students he cares

Campus added three classrooms for growing enrollment

Principal John Reilley may be new on campus, but he’s already getting high-fives from students. Reilley, who grew up in Ventura, greets students and parents in front of Rancho Rosal Elementary in Camarillo each morning. More...

On The Town

Saying ‘cheers’ to a good cause

Beer fest at Moorpark College is next month

Shaun Smith, the cofounder of Institution Ale Company in Camarillo, said he and his colleagues enjoy rubbing elbows with other beer lovers in Ventura County—especially when it’s for a good cause. More...

Food trucks roll into local farmers markets

Rolling restaurants offer a wide variety

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association has added food trucks to its farmers markets, providing residents a diverse lineup to choose from. More...

THE MOVIE LISTINGS

Full Story

Real Estate

New SmartLiving Homes For Sale In Moorpark Highlands

The new LivingSmart Homes in Moorpark Highlands continue to sell quickly with each sales release, reports builder Pardee Homes. The company credits versatile designs, price-included features and convenient location. More...

Spanish Hacienda With Avocado Orchard, Barbecue

Rancho De Leon is nestled on approximately 20 acres. The custom entry gates and wall lead to a sweeping tree-lined driveway into the family compound. More...

Bruce J. Karasik

Re/Max Olson & Associates congratulates Bruce J. Karasik for his sales production in August totaling over $1.1 million. More...