February 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

BRIEFS

Health center opens in Santa Rosa Valley Community Memorial Health System has opened a health center office in the Santa Rosa Valley. More...

Business

Financial experts say slow, steady growth is local economy’s new normal

College debt keeping many from buying homes

The recession is over—the recovery is about to be over— and what lies ahead is a “new normal” that calls for slow but steady growth in the region for at least the next two years. More...

Newfirm opens in Camarillo

Certified public accountants Scott Decker, Michael Farrell and Leatha McCoy, previously of Pyne, Waltrip, Decker and McCoy, have formed a new partnership in Camarillo at 400 W. Ventura Blvd., Ste. 245. More...

Sports

BASEBALL SEASON PREVIEW Camarillo Scorpions

The other guys

Familiar names and faces stock the Camarillo High baseball team’s roster. Senior Nico Lima and juniors Jake Constantine and Frankie Tostado are baseball standouts who helped the Scorpion football team thrive on the gridiron in the fall. More...

League champ Scorps fall on hardwood

The Camarillo High girls’ basketball team lost to Peninsula of Palos Verdes 51-47 on Feb. 21 at home in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A playoffs. More...

BOYS’ BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Agoura 66, Rio Mesa 38

Chargers zap Spartans

The boys’ basketball teams at Agoura and Rio Mesa high schools don’t make excuses. The Chargers and Spartans faced numerous challenges throughout the season. More...

Faith

A warm goodbye

BITTERSWEET—At right, the Rev. Bob Hislar gives his final sermon to congregants of the Church of the Nazarene in Camarillo on Feb. 22. Hislar led the church for 25 years. More...

Chabad celebrates Purim

The Chabad Jewish Center of Ventura will host the following Purim celebrations on Wed. and Thurs., March 4 and 5 at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura. For more information or reservations, call (805) 658-7441. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., FEB. 27 Used Book Sale At Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. 3 to 5 p.m. early-bird sale to members of Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library More...

Letters

Keep the eucalyptus trees

As a longtime Camarillo resident I’ve always wished Camarillo had half the trees adorning Thousand Oaks. It is difficult to find a shaded area in this town. I walk to the Charter Oak Park area so I can stroll up and down a shaded lane. More...

A different view of trees

As longtime residents (40 years) with a house that lines the west side of the walkway of eucalyptus trees that leads to Charter Oak Park, we have a different opinion than those residents who simply walk under them and do not have to live with them. More...

Wants deeper look into city spending

I would like to applaud and give kudos to the Camarillo Acorn for really stepping up in a real journalistic way in their Feb. 20 edition. More...

Neighbors

Dad dons tux for a different type of ball

‘007’ coach brings team good luck

Early on a recent Sunday morning, Dan Bodemeijer stood with his AYSO soccer team at Kern County Soccer Park, a sprawling complex of 21 fields bordering the Kern River in Bakersfield. More...

Investigators seek answers in train crash

DA will not charge driver but may pending NTSB report on accident

Three days after an accident that injured dozens, it’s still unclear how and why a 54-year-old Arizona man drove his work truck onto train tracks and into the path of a Metrolink commuter train bound for Los Angeles. More...

Violent, property crimes down in city

Rape numbers up due to broader definition

Camarillo saw a drop in its violent and property crimes in 2014, but the city had the second-highest per capita crime rate out of the five contracted cities patrolled by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Community

Broken gas line closes streets

Fire, police and city officials and representatives of the Southern California Gas Company were on standby earlier this week after a 3-inch natural-gas line was broken at E. Las Posas Road and Camino Alvarez. More...

Man arrested on suspicion of indecent videotaping

A man was arrested at the Camarillo Premium Outlets last week on suspicion of using a concealed camera to videotape another person without permission. Mario Sanchez, 40, was arrested Feb. More...

Stabbing still under investigation

Police remain tight-lipped on a stabbing that occurred last week in the 2700 block of Via Vela. A 52-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times during an altercation with a man on Feb. 19, police say. More...

Schools

They are SAT-ready

SCHOLARS—The teams from Las Colinas Middle School tookfirst and second place in the second annual SAT competition at the Camarillo Public Library on Feb. 14. More...

A first-class first-grade teacher

SMILES AND CHEERS—At left, Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts first-grade teacher Betty Monka, right, was named Educator of the Month by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. More...

El Descanso likely to get new name

K-8 academy planned

Change is in the air at El Descanso School. Clara Finneran, the school’s principal, presented a proposal to the Pleasant Valley School District board at its Feb. More...

Pets

ROYALTY

ROYALTY—Prince Henry is an altered male white domestic shorthaired cat about 6 years old. He is playful and vocal in his demands. He has an eye issue, but it is clearing up. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Feb. 3 A statue of a girl on a pony, valued at $1,400, was stolen in the 1400 block of Avenida de Aprisa between Feb. 3 and 12. Feb. 4 A woman was battered in the 400 block of Carmen Drive. Feb. 5 More...

Family

Rewarding travel, part II

In my last column, I asked what was in your wallet. The point was to begin a discussion about how travel rewards credit card programs can help you stretch your travel dollar further and make your vacation dreams more of a reality. More...

On The Town

BRIEFS

Art show includes works by college faculty members The Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands Art Center will host an exhibition of works by Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall, faculty members of Pepperdine University’s department of fin More...

Jane Pauley says shefinds inspiration everywhere

Distinguished Speaker Series features TV personality

Jane Pauley, one of the most beloved television personalities of the past 40 years, made an appearance at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Feb. 10 as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Editorials

Had your fill of the plastic bag controversy?

It seems that California’s plastic shopping bags just won’t go away. We love our little polyethylene friend— functional and versatile and serving faithfully since the 1960s. More...

Real Estate

Julie Knutson

Julie Knutson, a consistent award-winning agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, was recently recognized as a luxury collection specialist and top listing agent for January and July 2014; top selling agent for June, August and September 2014; a More...

Big Sky home in Simi Valley has custom elevator and large patio deck

This Big Sky home in Simi Valley has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The estate has a custom elevator, turning the two-story home into an easily navigated abode. This makes the house suitable for those with handicaps. More...

Westlake Village home surrounded by hill views and Westlake Lake

This is a four bedroom, three bathroom estate in Westlake Village. The home features a large living room, formal entry way and walk-in closets in the master suite. It is south of Triunfo Canyon and surrounded by hill views and Westlake Lake. More...