April 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cell tower proposal withdrawn

Four-story structure elicited complaints

AT&T has decided to scrap its plans to put a cell tower behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church on Las Posas Road in Camarillo after a group of homeowners voiced their frustration over the phone company’s plans for the four-story tower. More...

Health & Wellness

Recognizing stroke symptoms key in recovery

In recognition of May as National Stroke Awareness Month, the Community Memorial Health System offers the following information about risk factors and symptoms of this leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the U.S. More...

Conference tackles life after traumatic brain injury

Dealing with the future after a life-changing brain injury is the focus of the fifth annual Ventura County Brain Injury Conference on Sat., April 26 at the VC Office of Education, 5189 Verdugo Way, Camarillo. More...

Schools

Boston Marathon emotional for principal

Monte Vista administrator wants to return next year

Although Joe Herzog, a longdistance runner for 20 years, usually runs to music, he opted to leave his ear buds at his hotel on Monday when he ran the Boston Marathon. More...

Pets

Peafowl can stop traffic strutting down Mulholland Hwy.

There are beautiful creatures of any species that are figuratively said to “stop traffic” with their fantastically showy appearance. More...

HE'S A SLAM DUNK

HE’S A SLAM DUNK—Kobe is a 5-year-old brown Chinese Shar-Pei/beagle mix. He is friendly around other dogs and children, and knows basic commands in English and Spanish. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo Mail was stolen from a mailbox in the 200 block of Avocado Place between March 17 and April 1. Target, 209 W. Ventura Blvd., reported that someone shoplifted items from the store April 3. More...

Family

Care transitions challenge seniors

My dad recently went through a difficult transition: from the ER to the hospital to rehab and then home, a result of his passing out due to orthostatic hypotension (falling blood pressure when standing or stretching). More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., APRIL 25 ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at Pacica High School, 600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard. Students present comedy musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Directed by Robert Decker. $10 adults, $5 students. More...

Letters

A bit on road etiquette

I’m writing regarding driving etiquette or lack thereof. Here are a few things I’d like to address: 1. Believe it or not, pedestrians have the right of way. More...

News for Camarillo seniors

I am writing to alert Camarillo’s senior population of two upcoming events that we, at the Camarillo Council on Aging, believe are important to them. More...

Neighbors

Mobile home park residents to receive helpfixing up their abodes

Habit for Humanity program tackles safety issues, deferred maintenance

James Strong worked in construction as a bricklayer for decades, but when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006, making even the smallest repairs to his home became difficult. More...

Real Estate

Updated Single-story Condo With Marble Fireplace And Stainless Steel Appliances

This updated single-story condo with two bedrooms two full bathrooms has views move-in ready. The unit is near the community recreation room, pool and spa. A tennis and basketball court is within walking distance. More...

Vegas trip is a bust for alleged Camarillo bank robber

Police bring back man who admitted to Chase Bank robbery

Police say a man who robbed Chase Bank in Camarillo on April 8 turned himself in to authorities in Las Vegas after he ran out of the stolen loot. More...

Candidates to square off at forum

Acorn, CLU partner for event

Candidates vying to represent Ventura County in the California Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives will participate in a public forum on Sat., May 10 at California Lutheran University. More...

OUHSD board to learn school’s true cost

Oxnard Union High School District is scheduled to hear the final cost for the construction of Rancho Campana High School at a special meeting Monday, and it probably won’t like what it hears. More...

Community

Ribbon-cutting set for Calleguas Creek widening project

The city will celebrate the completion of the Calleguas Creek widening project today. More...

Don’t forget to tell Mom she’s tops

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 11, and the Camarillo Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. More...

Club tours botanical gardens

The Ventura County Garden Club will tour the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on Wed., May 7 at 1212 Mission Canyon Road. A car pool will leave the parking lot on 10th Street near the skate park at 9:30 a.m. Attendees can visit the garden from 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Travel the world through music

READY TO SHINE—Elementary school students from throughout Pleasant Valley School District will join the CSU Channel Islands Choir for the spring concert “Songs from Around the World&rdquo More...

This Scorpion’s a natural

Zaria Francis has quickly become one of best sprinters in Ventura County

The six Francis siblings are a competitive bunch. If one Francis picks up a new hobby or sport, the other five family members see it as a challenge. More...

Get to know Zaria Francis

Zaria Francis is a sophomore sprinter for the Camarillo High girls’ track andfield team. Francis entered the week with the third- and sixth-fastest times in the 100- and 200-meter events, respectively, among Ventura County competitors. More...

Faith

COMMENTARY

Everyone is meant to bloom

I knew she was there somewhere, hidden by the black-eyed Susan vine. I hadn’t seen her in awhile—at least not until she bloomed all red and vibrant in the afternoon sun. The sweet and fragrant rose unyielding, her purpose secure. More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW ‘The Odd Couple’ Director modernizes play with technology and a new twist

Lead actors switch roles in each performance

In the director’s notes to Camarillo Skyway Playhouse’s current production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” Brian Robert Harris admits to pulling off a theatrical stunt. He cast Michael Worden and Eric R. More...

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Wine and food festival returns to Ranch House

The Meadowlark Service League will present this year’s A Taste of Camarillo fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., July 26. The benefit features a wine auction gala dinner and wine and food festival at the Camarillo Ranch House. More...

Editorials

Now leaving pension station

Buckle up, Ventura County. Stoked by the signatures of more than 40,000 voters, pension reform is a speeding locomotive headed straight for the November election. More...

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