April 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Detectives searching for bank robber

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Camarillo Chase Bank April 8. More...

Fake tree makes for a real debate

Church says cell tower will help fund programs

While many people appreciate the trees lining Camarillo’s streets and neighborhoods, a group of residents is opposed to a 48-foot tree slated to be planted near St. Columba’s Episcopal Church on Las Posas Road. More...

Health & Wellness

Oral cancer causes host of dental and health issues

Cancer survivor advocates for early screenings

A Westlake Village mother of two is still searching for her new normal after almost seven years of treatment for oral cancer. More...

Why are you calling me?

A few Saturday mornings ago I was jolted awake by a phone call at 6:15. “Is this Andrea Gallagher?” “Yes, who’s this?” “This is Lifeline, Mrs. Gallagher. More...

‘Tonight Show’ chef to serve up healthy menu

The Camarillo Health Care District will host a culinary class by Chef AJ from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues., April 22 at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Ste. E117, Camarillo. More...

Schools

Students bring smiles to stage

SHOW TIME—Camarillo elementary and middle school students perform in the CineMagic show “Tune in to Happiness” at Crossroads Community Church on April 3. More...

Camarillo High student takes home CSF award

School had two finalists, the first in at least 25 years

Who knew the vagaries of compiling the schedules of more than 2,000 students would have such an impact at Adolfo Camarillo High School. More...

Rio Mesa’s drama club to perform ‘Little Shop’ musical

The Rio Mesa High School drama club will present the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Fri., April 25 and at 2 p.m. Sat., April 26 at the Pacifica High School auditorium, 600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard. More...

Pets

COOL CAT

COOL CAT—Scoops is an 8-year-old brown-and-white male cat. He is looking for a lovable family to take him home. He is playful and friendly around people. More...

Pet adoption event is coming up

Ventura County Animal Services will host the fourth annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 19 at the VCAS Camarillo Animal Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Family

Vacation pictures

What’s the best part about being on vacation? Being on vacation, of course! What’s the second-best thing? Looking at your vacation pictures—if you have pictures you enjoy looking at, that is. More...

On The Town

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Variety is spice of these recipes

The Spanish tres salsas means “three sauces” in English. Cinco de Mayo translates as “fifth of May.” To commemorate Cinco de Mayo, I’m offering three different salsa recipes you can use for your celebrations. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Noted chef cooks up entertaining show in T.O.

“Dinner: Impossible Live!” with Robert Irvine will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 27 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Columns

The handy man can

I really need to find myself a handy man. Not the kind of handyman (or gal) you hire to take care of plumbing, electrical or issues in the home. More...

What a pest

There’s a new critter in town attacking our majestic oaks—and this pest could have a devastating impact. More...

Neighbors

Mud runners will be knee-deep in fun

Youngsters invited to participate

Usually when kids come home covered head to toe in mud they’re scolded by their not-sohappy parents. But next month that may not be the case because youngsters have been invited to take part in Camarillo’s first mud run on May 10. More...

Real Estate

Single-Story Home With Bocce Ball Court And Outdoor Kitchen

Aviara Real Estate will host a twilight open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 13716 Wildcat Court in the Pinnacle at Moorpark Highlands community. More...

2 local students escape serious injury in deadly bus crash

Girl is from Camarillo High, the boy attends Oxnard High School

Oxnard Union High School District officials have confirmed that two local high school students—a girl from Adolfo Camarillo and a boy from Oxnard High—were among those on board a charter bus that crashed into a FedEx delivery truck around 5:30 p.m. More...

Vandals likely culprits in toxic spill, police say

Chlorine, acid make mess at YMCA

The Ventura County Regional Hazmat team answered a call at the YMCA in Camarillo Wednesday morning after workers discovered two 55-gallon barrels of chlorine and acid had been spilled near the facility’s pool. More...

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...

ELECTION 2014

More voters register as independents

Frustrated with political partisanship that continues to gridlock key decisions in Congress, a growing number of American voters have opted to register as independents and forgo being classified as a Democrat or a Republican. More...

Community

Acorn, CLU present candidates

Candidates running for state Assembly and U.S. Congress will attend a May 10 public forum hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and Cal Lutheran University. More...

Cheer team brightens meeting

SPIRITED MOVES—Above, members of the Camarillo Cougars cheer team perform their routine during the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District meeting on April 2. More...

Training offered in grant writing

Grants To You is a national nonprofit organization helping to strengthen communities by offering volunteers a low-cost grant writing and research class to enable them to assist a local nonprofit. More...

Business

Hilton Foundation’s CEO set to retire from philanthropic organization

It’s been 30 years since Steven Hilton, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills, joined his family’s philanthropic organization. More...

Sports

Cougars tackle trophy

BIG WIN—Camarillo Cougars assistant coach Ernie Davis III holds the trophy the junior division football team won at the 2013 National Youth Football Championship in Las Vegas in November. More...

America’s pastime

Baseball exhibit now open at Reagan Library in Simi Valley

Nolan Johnson can’t get enough baseball. The 7-year-old slugger suits up for the Moorpark Little League Red Sox and constantly talks baseball with his father, Dean. More...

Featured items at ‘Baseball! The Exhibition’

• Honus Wagner trading card• Jerseys from Joe DiMaggio,Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays,Ted Williams, Hank Aaron,David Ortiz, Jackie Robinsonand Babe Ruth• Babe Ruth’s fur coat and his1939 uniform while coachingthe Brooklyn Dodgers&bul More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo A man, 39, was arrested March 6 in the 800 block of S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura on two counts of indecent exposure. Someone trespassed and damaged property in the 5000 block of Paseo Monteleno between March 13 and 28. More...

Faith

What you intend is what you become

“Each intention—anger, greed, compassion, understanding—sets energy into motion. . . . What you intend is what you become. . . . Power is energy that is formed by the intentions of the soul. More...

Seminary opens chapel doors to public

St. John’s Seminary will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., April 26 at the campus, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo. This year marks the beginning of the seminary’s 75th anniversary celebration. More...

Unitarians to present Easter services

Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 18 in Newbury Park

The Rev. Lora Brandis will reflect on the betrayals described in the Christian gospels and the betrayals in modern life that lead toward darkness at a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to whats going on

FRI., APRIL 11 Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Business meeting and a boat ride around Westlake Lake. Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club More...

Letters

Was it really a misunderstanding?

This letter is in regard to the April 4 article “Police find suspicious couple, clear up misunderstanding.” Is this an April Fool’s joke? More...

Goodbye, pumpkin patch

It’s with great regret that I announce the cancellation of the 2014 Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch due to actions taken by the University of California and the Hansen Trust Advisory Board. More...

Women deserve equal pay

Fifty years after passage of the Equal Pay Act, it is unfortunate that the pay gap still exists for working women of this country. More...

Editorials

Acorn candidates’ forum is May 10

The National Weather Service is predicting an avalanche will hit the area any day now—an avalanche of political mail. More...

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