November 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Nurses: We need health clerks back

District cut position because of costs

Oxnard Union High School District nurses Kathleen Roney and Mary Elizabeth Umholtz had the safety of students in mind when they addressed the school board at its Nov. 12 meeting. More...

Business

New comics shop hopes to draw a crowd

Specialty store in Camarillo has something for everyone

Mike Sterling said his love of comics started when he was a young boy. “I have been reading comics pretty much as long as I have been able to read,” he said. More...

Schools

Teen is youngest Boy Scout in the nation to earn top rank

Reaching the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts is like climbing to the top of Mount Everest. Few have made it to the pinnacle of the Scouting world. More...

Pets

EXPLORER

EXPLORER—Marco is an 8-year-old orange tabby. He is friendly, curious and likes to be around people. To adopt Marco, ask for animal ID No. More...

Animal services offers discounted pet adoptions

Ventura County Animal Services is getting in on the Black Friday madness by offering discounted pet adoptions on all dogs and cats. From Fri. through Sun., Nov. 28 to 30, VCAS will reduce the regular $125 adoption fee to $20. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Oct. 29 About $112 in property was stolen from a front porch in the 300 block of Town Forest Court. Oct. 30 A man, 42, was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance at Las Posas Road and Glenbrook Avenue. Nov. 1 More...

Family

Granting wishes, bringing smiles

To fulfill its mission to bring joy and hope to children with lifethreatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties needs help stocking their toy shelves for the holidays. More...

On The Town

Holiday classic hits Camarillo stage

BELIEVE—Above, Penelope Lane Stevens, 9, as Susan Walker, talks to Larry Swartz, as Kris Kringle, during a dress rehearsal for “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Skyway Playhouse in Ca More...

World-class dancer leads ‘Nutcracker’

The Ventura County Ballet Company will present “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way. The show will also be presented at 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. More...

Culture expo highlights China

MAKING IT HIS OWN—Marty Raymon of Camarillo pauses before writing on a fan he is making during the Chinese Culture Day Expo at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Nov. 8. More...

Editorials

Look elsewhere if you need an affordable apartment

Because the economy has improved and prices are rising, residents once again find it difficult to buy homes in the area. More...

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Real Estate

Moorpark Home With Entertainer’s Backyard Overlooks Golf Course

This house is in the Moorpark Country Club Estates on a premium lot with panoramic views of the mountains, city lights and golf course. The floor plan opens to all the living areas. More...

Josie Earl

Chuck Lech, manager of Dilbeck Real Estate in Westlake Village, commended Josie Earl on her outstanding year in real estate thus far in 2014. orchardEarl was the recipient of the Premier Service Diamond Award for 2013 with RealLiving Real More...

Details emerge in DUI murder case

Police say Hogrefe was so drunk he soiled himself at bar

Police and court records offer a glimpse at the actions taken by a suspected DUI driver before a collision last month that killed a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy. More...

Drawing the line

The dangers of driving while drunk have long been a talking point for state and federal lawmakers. More...

Community

Kelley sheds light on Valle Lindo brouhaha

Robert Kelley, chair of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board of directors, said a solution has been found to fix a damaged classroom wall at the Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education and protect it from future damage by soccer More...

Supervisor’s State of the County address covers economy and other issues

Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long said she works with other elected officials to allocate tax dollars to health, wealth and public safety programs for county residents. More...

Upgrade for Somis/118 intersection

Drivers frustrated by stopand go traffic on a portion of Highway 118 through Somis may soon have some relief. The longawaited overhaul of the dangerous intersection at the 118 and Somis Road will begin next spring and cost $2.5 million. More...

Sports

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SEASON PREVIEW Camarillo Scorpions

A new era tips off

If Michaeltore Smith appears everywhere, it’s because he literally and figuratively is everywhere. He doesn’t have superpowers . . . at least, not any known to mankind. More...

Playoff update

The Rio Mesa High boys’ water polo team will face Don Lugo of Chino in the CIFSouthern Section Division 7 championship game at 4 p.m. on Saturday at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine. Rio Mesa, the No. More...

Camarillo athletes ready to take leap

EXCELLING IN ATHLETICS—Camarillo High student-athletes signed scholarships last week. The Scorpions who signed on Nov. More...

Faith

COMMENTARY Christian faith

Finding inner peace is a choice one has to make

I wipe the sleep from my eyes and jab the logs into flame. The first sips of early morning coffee warm me from the inside, and I consider the day ahead. And in that sweet, peaceful moment, I realize how contentment comes at a price. More...

Discussion delves into significance of Christmas

Padre Serra Catholic Church will present an evening of Advent prayer at 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3 at 5205 Upland Road in Camarillo. Mark Fischer, professor of theology at St. More...

Temple dinner honors veterans

IN APPRECIATION—At left, Camarillo resident John Kerwien, a veteran of the Korean War, proudly wears his U.S. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to whats going on

FRI., NOV. 21 Art With Margo 4 to 5 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Margo Gravelle teaches art methods to kids ages 6 to 12. All materials provided. Free. Phone: 818.865.9230. Web: www.colapublib.org. More...

Letters

‘Actions speak louder than words’

I would like to address the issue of hypocrisy in religion. Over the years, I have known several community religious leaders. More...

Invites readers to take action

Over the last few months I’ve been following the progress of the cleanup at the old Rocketdyne site. The area is in the southeast part of Simi Valley and northwest San Fernando Valley Hills. More...

Help couple in need

Henry and Marie Needham lost their home in a mud debris overflow disaster. Their little dog Tinkerbell was buried in the mud inside the house for two days. More...

Neighbors

Three service clubs serve a feast to remember

Chet Price pulled up to the Camarillo Moose Family Center before sunrise on Thanksgiving a few years ago to find a man camped out in his car and anxious for a meal. “He said, ‘I don’t want to miss out. More...