July 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Empty car found at bottom of cliff

Investigation ongoing

A sedan found crashed at the bottom of a steep embankment in an unincorporated area of Ventura County earlier this month has police asking how the car got there and who was responsible. More...

Health & Wellness

Drug-resistant bacteria alarm medical researchers

commentary /// Antibiotics This past May, scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research made an alarming discovery: A sample of E. coli, a common disease-causing bacteria in humans, had developed resistance to the antibiotic colistin. More...

Health center offers hope for peripheral neuropathy sufferers

Symptoms include tingling, numbness in extremities

The Ventura Spine and Nerve Center offers monthly seminars for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy. More...

Marking a milestone

BIG SMILE—Beatrice Muenich, a longtime Camarillo resident, celebrated her 100th birthday July 10 at Peace Lutheran Church in Camarillo. More...

Schools

Grant to help students pursue higher education

Cal Lutheran University was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education to provide Ventura County’s only federal TRIO program. More...

Teen digs into renovation project at church to earn Eagle Scout rank

After paving his way to the Eagle Scout rank last summer, Nicholas Pettit was recognized for his efforts two months ago, making the rank official. More...

Engineering program comes to CSUCI

New major set to begin in fall of 2018

Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo announced the launch of its own engineering program. In 2012, university officials conducted a needs assessment study and discovered that about half of Ventura County companies planned to hire engineers. More...

Sports

Queens of the Diamond

QUEENS OF THE DIAMOND—The California Raiders U-10 softball team made up of players from Ventura County won the Triple Crown Sports World Series Silver Division in San Diego on July 16. More...

A fun fight club

Locals get their kicks—and punches, arm bars, strikes— at Elite MMA Gym

There’s a common misconception when it comes to fighters. More...

Faith

Pastor says God can be found everywhere

This article is part of a series highlighting the books, both fiction and nonfiction, that have shaped the thoughts and beliefs of local leaders in the faith community. The Rev. More...

On The Town

With advances in technology, traveling gets easier every year

There’s a lot to complain about in the world of travel. More...

Open house features watercolors

The Camarillo Art Center will have an open house featuring the work of Ray Ayers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 6 and 7 at 3150 E. Ponderosa Drive. More...

Audience will help select winning comedians at festival

The sixth annual Ventura Comedy Festival will take place Aug. 1 through 7 at six locations with 25 shows featuring 200 comedians. More...

Columns

Relationships not the only ‘ship’ on the single seas

Often readers ask me where I get my ideas and inspirations for this column. Sometimes I wonder myself. Believe me, I definitely get that sinking feeling when I sit down at my computer to write and nothing flows easily. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Be safe roaming the augmented reality playground

Like all cities in the United States, ours has become an augmented reality playground. More...

Real Estate

Remodeled Sunset Brock home with spacious master suite

This remodeled, single-story Sunset Brock home is at the end of a cul-de-sac. The large living room has a cathedral ceiling and many windows. More...

10 simple security steps for seniors

From identity theft to home burglary, it’s an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. More...

Newbury Park horse property has views of city lights and mountains

This custom horse property on a cul-de-sac has substantial acreage and trees. It’s in the foothills of Newbury Park. More...

Dinner is out of sight

Full Story

A better way to kill pests

Large predators are dying from rodenticides

While rodenticides are useful in killing voles, gophers and other troublesome pests, they’re equally effective at harming the predators, such as bobcats, coyotes and mountain lions, that feed on these small animals. More...

Community

More campers this year at Camarillo Family YMCA

Sewing, photography classes added to activities

About 300 kids ran, jumped and played games on the grass outside the Camarillo Family YMCA on a recent summer morning under the close eye of the Y’s staff. More...

He was trained and ready to help

Eagle Scout uses Heimlich to save choking man

College student Christian Apodaca of Camarillo was in the right place at the right time last week when he saw a man choking at a local burger place. Apodaca and his friend Nathan Dowler met for lunch on July 20 to catch up with one another. More...

Help offered to homeless vets

The 24th annual Ventura County Stand Down will take place July 29 through 31 at the California Army National Guard Armory in Ventura. Stand Down aims to help veterans in need break out of the cycle of homelessness. More...

Business

Matching gifts from companies are often overlooked

Paid vacations, sick leave, health insurance and retirement plans are benefits companies commonly offer their employees. More...

Medical pros join Surgical Institute

Two medical professionals have joined the staff at Calwest Head and Neck Surgical Institute in Thousand Oaks: Dr. Kimanh Nguyen and Ryan Jordan, physician assistant. More...

Voucher program aims to reduce pollution

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, in partnership with the Ventura County Community Foundation and many local auto dealerships, is kicking off the new Plug-in Electric Vehicle Voucher Program to encourage residents to choose lower-emi More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LET’S PLAY FETCH—Blue is a 7-year-old gray pit bull. He is friendly but is sometimes shy meeting new people. He loves to play and knows basic commands. If you would like to adopt Blue, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 12 A woman, 40, was arrested for possessing a switchblade knife near S. Glenn Drive. July 13 Less than $950 in merchandise was stolen from Home Depot in the 400 block of Ventura Boulevard. More...

Family

Expert helps put your house in order

Clearing clutter is topic of talk

Some of the saddest situations professional organizer Lori Gersh encounters in the course of her job are those where people don’t make plans for their belongings after they’re gone. More...

Taking bullet to preserve family harmony

She was coughing, sneezing and, worse, not covering up, and we were still going to let her in our house. My wife wanted to let her in because her friend was lonely. I wanted to let her friend in because if I didn’t, I’d be lonely. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 29 Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club 6 p.m. at St. Jude Church social hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Champagne bingo bash with raffle and prizes. Lemon chicken piccata dinner served. RSVP required. More...

Letters

Low flow? More like no-go

I read the article about the low flow toilets being given away or at a reduced price. The problem with the low flow is, does it really save water? More...

Take interest in politics

I have long been weary of my generation and their decisions. From the obsession with legalizing marijuana to the lack of innovation, we have become sidetracked. More...

Why vote when it means nothing?

An excerpt from the editorial “Another low voter turnout in Ventura County” in the July 15 Camarillo Acorn: “Are our patriotism and duty as U.S. More...

Neighbors

Social media gives dog a second chance

Rescue group helps animals in need

His mismatched eyes, striking facial features and pointed ears give Zeus the unmistakable look of a husky. The happy-go-lucky pooch has made a name for himself with a story that has attracted the love and attention of animal lovers worldwide. More...

Events, activities coming up at senior center •

The Pleasant Valley Senior Center will offer the following activities and events at 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information or to register, call (805) 482-4881. More...

Student exchange program seeks host families

The nonprofit American Scandinavian Student Exchange program, in cooperation with community high schools, is seeking local families to host teens ages 15 to 18 from countries such as Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan. More...