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$55M in state funding puts new jail on track

Facility for mentally ill, physically disabled

San Francisco’s loss has turned into a gain for Ventura County’s plans to build a new jail facility to house mentally ill and physically disabled inmates. More...

Health & Wellness

Expo attracts many shades of gray

HAPPY HEALTH— Above, Christine Stitt with Bankers Life Insurance, left, offers guidance as Pat McGregor of Camarillo adjusts an umbrella hat she just won during the 10th annual 50-plus Expo on Tuesday at the Camarillo Community Center. More...

Police offer suicide-prevention training

The Camarillo Police Department will host an adult mental health first-aid course from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tues., May 17 and 24 in its community meeting room. More...

Schools

Camarillo grandmother to graduate cum laude in psych

Cal Lutheran class of ’16 is largest in university’s 57-year history

Cal Lutheran University will hold its 2016 undergraduate commencement honoring a record number of degree recipients at 10 a.m. Sat., May 14 at William Rolland Stadium on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Kids can learn to code at ’bot camp

Robotics & Things will present both hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Week Of Technology summer super camps Camps will be offered the weeks of June 20 to 24, July 11 to 15, July 18 to 22 and Aug. More...

Briefs

Call for artists The Camarillo Art Center invites artists to submit works for its upcoming open judged show with the theme “Red, White and Blue.” Entries will be accepted at the center at 3150 Ponderosa Drive from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

PERFECT PAL—Polbora is a 3-year-old pit bull. Polobra is a good with kids but could use some training. If you would like to adopt Polbora, ask for animal ID No. A641362 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

April 7 A man, 49, was arrested for petty theft in the 200 block of Carmen Drive. April 17 An auto part, valued at $3,000, was stolen off a car in the first block of Aviador Street. April 21 More...

Faith

Priest finds message of forgiveness in Prodigal Son story

Extending grace to those who have hurt us is an act that’s far easier said than done, said Monsignor Paul Albee of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. “It’s easy to forgive but hard to forget, and God does both,” he said. More...

Church to hold three special reunions

Mount Cross Lutheran Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October with events throughout 2016, including the following, at 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo. For more information, call the Rev. More...

On The Town

Tribute band to take the stage

Show kicks off concert series in T.O.

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s family-friendly 2016 Summer Concerts in the Park Series will kick off Memorial Day, Mon., May 30, with a performance by The Rising: A Bruce Springsteen Tribute. More...

Steakhouse serves hearty helping of rich food, history

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Corrigan’s Steakhouse

Head to Thousand Oaks Boulevard and take a turn that will land you in a world of Western film memorabilia, where Tom Corrigan rules and the juicy, perfectly cooked steak is king. More...

Musical with ‘nonstop spicy score’ is a winner

Story is about immigrants trying to survive

A family affair is going on at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. More...

Columns

Men share their dating deal-breakers

Single Files

As a single person in today’s world, have you given a thought to your dating deal-breakers, those red flags that you are careful to avoid—or should be watching out for? More...

The shady side of the plant world

On the Trail

Often when we think of native plants in the Santa Monica Mountains we conjure up images of sunny slopes and meadows brimful of colorful wildflowers basking in bright sunlight. More...

Be a savvy residential care shopper

Be sure senior’s rights are protected

Buying a new home means mounds of paperwork that must be signed. Most of us review documents in detail for accuracy and completeness because we recognize that we’ll be held to their terms and conditions. More...

Real Estate

French chateau is located on 50 acres

This French chateau estate offers both entertainment possibilities and a private retreat with 11,641 square feet of living space. More...

Troop Real Estate teams with Century 21 Everest Realty Group

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the Century 21 brand with the largest global network in the residential real estate industry, recently announced that Southern California’s Troop Real Estate has partnered with Midvale, Utah-based Centu More...

CSMAR to award scholarships to local high school graduates

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors will be awarding up to 19 scholarships of $500 each to graduating seniors who will be attending a community college, university or trade/technical school. More...

Long in the making, center moves forward

Council opts not to review project again

In the time since the shopping center was first proposed, a freeway interchange was built, a new high school was completed and an entire housing community took shape. More...

OUHSD taps new leader

A classroom-oriented educator with more than two decades of experience teaching children takes over Oxnard Union High School District on May 26 with a promise to “help every single student.” More...

Community

Council looks at memorial that honors past members

Visitors to Constitution Park by City Hall may notice a grove of trees with concrete plaques near their roots. More...

Female inmate charged with assaulting deputies

Two Ventura County sheriff’s deputies were assaulted by an inmate at Todd Road Jail on April 13, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. More...

Judge denies third delay in federal trial of 4 men accused of embezzlement

Four Camarillo men accused last September of stealing millions of dollars in federal unemployment benefits could go to trial more than a year after their arrests. More...

Business

Dunkin’ Donuts shop finds its sweet spot in Simi Valley

Will be the first of eight to come to county in next few years

The rumors are true. Dunkin’ Donuts is opening shop in Simi Valley. More...

Doctor enters plea in criminal case

A Camarillo doctor has pleaded not guilty to felony counts accusing him of illegally furnishing prescriptions. Dr. Adam Bradley Sherman, 46, entered his plea at his arraignment April 26 in Ventura County Superior Court. More...

Sports

What’s the altitude?

Local track and field stars continue elevating at Ventura County meet

The area’s finest high school athletes put on a show at the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on April 29 at Moorpark High. More...

Scorpions gear up for the homestretch

FURIOUS FINISH—Sara Silveyra and the Camarillo High softball team wrap up the regular season at 3:30 p.m. on May 10 against Moorpark at home. More...

Spartans close to capturing league title

FUNDAMENTALS—Rio Mesa High baseball pitcher Jacob Flores catches a ball thrown by catcher Jacob Casto at practice earlier this spring. The Spartans are 15-7 overall and occupy first place in the Pacific View League with an 8-1 mark. More...

Family

CHAMPIONSHIP A slam dunk

HOOP IT UP—St. Mary Magdalen School’s eighth-grade boys’ basketball team captured the Independent Catholic Youth Association league championship with a 61-50 win over St. Augustine School at St. Bonaventure High School last month. More...

Residents asked to help with food drive

The 24th annual National Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will take place Sat., May 14. More...

Service days begin tomorrow

The nonprofit organization ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs) is uniting churches, agencies, schools, organizations and businesses to meet needs throughout Ventura County during City Serve Days 2016. More...

Calendar

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FRI., MAY 6 Busy Hands Garden Club Plant Sale 2 to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Phone: 805.522.1483. Email: robbie-sharbaby@sbcglobal.net. Girls’ Night Out More...

Letters

Hernandez the right choice

I am supporting Martin Hernandez for supervisor. I would ask that you do too. There are many committed voices in this race. The role of supervisor demands a special portfolio of leadership; I believe that Martin is the best choice from the field. More...

Morgan target of ‘witch hunt’

My family settled in Camarillo 40 years ago, and we have experienced the wonderful growth and changes in the community. I have served in the community at times, working alongside City Council members. More...

Mad at mayor? Be mad at Clinton

Week after week, the Acorn letters to the editor have been about the corruption and cover-up of the theft of $24,000 by Fiesta president Robert Capellini More...

Editorials

Simple is best when it comes to Mother’s Day

Believe it or not, the woman responsible for Mother’s Day was never a mother herself. Her name was Anna Jarvis. Born in 1864, the West Virginia native attended college in Virginia at the urging of her mother, Ann. More...

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