December 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

High school nurses are given a boost

OUHSD votes to hire six health clerks

Oxnard Union High School District will soon have health clerks back in school nurse’s offices. The school board unanimously voted at its regular meeting Dec. 10 to reinstate all six health clerks, one for each of its campuses. More...

Mental health access offered to Latinos

The Ventura County Health Care Agency has expanded its mental health outpatient services to improve access for the county’s Latino population with two new clinics, Adult Services, and Youth and Family Services, at 2500 C St. More...

Business

Briefs

Business class for women Women’s Economic Ventures’ Women’s Business Center will offer free orientation sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 6 in Ventura and at the same time on Thurs., Jan. 8 in Oxnard, and from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Sports

When life gives lemons...

There’s an old saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Right now, the Spartans could open the world’s largest lemonade stand. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Oct. 15 Jewelry was stolen from a bedroom in the 6000 block of Armitos Drive between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Nov. 24 A 19-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting in the 300 block of Carmen Drive. More...

Faith

Churches to celebrate Christmas

Candlelight services, caroling offered

Churches throughout Camarillo will host Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Below are service times at churches that responded to a request from the Camarillo Acorn. More...

Mormon church holds annual concert

The Camarillo Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present its annual community Christmas concert at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 at 1201 Paseo Camarillo, next to City Hall. More...

Raising their voices for God

SONG IN THEIR HEARTS—Above, the Rev. Josh Williams sings with the church worship band during the musical “I Celebrate the Day” at Camarillo Christian Church on Dec. 12. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., DEC. 19 Drive-Thru Nativity 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday at First Baptist Church of Camarillo, 1601 Temple Ave. Re-enactment of Bible scenes. Live choir music. Hot cocoa provided. Admission: free. Phone: 805.484.2879. SAT., DEC. 20 More...

Editorials

Play it safe this Christmas

A story on page 21 this week sheds some light on what it’s like to work in the county’s emergency dispatch centers—particularly on Christmas. More...

Political Cartoon

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Neighbors

Doctor seeks to help vets in wake of legal victory, personal tragedy

New Year’s bash to benefit the National Wounded Warrior Center

Dr. Jeffrey Nordella has lived a life marked by success, tragedy and the desire to help those who cannot help themselves. “It’s the little guys in our world that need help standing up,” Nordella said. More...

Council to use eminent domain for road project

Homeowner argues change on Santa Rosa Road would make it difficult and dangerous to access private driveway

The city may go to court to gain access to land that’s needed to widen a portion of Santa Rosa Road because a dispute with a property owner—concerned by the potential impacts of the project—has stalled construction. More...

Homes buried by river of rocks

Torrential rains trigger second landslide in Camarillo Springs area since Halloween

Bill Golubics had walked out to his front porch to watch the steady course of mud and debris flow in front of his home on San Como Lane in Camarillo Springs last Friday. More...

Community

City sells courthouse to county’s transportation commission

Deal requires VCTC to renovate or rebuild

Camarillo continues to pursue ways to develop, lease or sell properties previously owned by the Camarillo Redevelopment Agency. More...

Menorah lights up the night sky

MASSIVE MENORAH—At left, Rabbi Aryeh Lang of Chabad of Camarillo lights a candle on the menorah for thefirst night of Hanukkah on Tuesday during the seventh annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo. More...

Events next month at museum

The Gull Wings Children’s Museum will offer the following events in January at 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. More...

Schools

8-year-old computers to be replaced in OUHSD

Trustees add more freshmen to Rancho Campana High

Oxnard Union High School District’s board of trustees tackled significant issues on Dec. 10 during the last meeting of the year. More...

Pets

Animal services offers discounted adoptions

Ventura County Animal Services has reduced pet adoption fees until Dec. 31 at its Camarillo and Simi Valley Animal Adoption Centers during its “Home for the Holidays” event. More...

Help needed to feed 10 neglected animals

The Humane Society of Ventura County is asking for the public’s help in order to care for and feed 10 neglected animals recently rescued from a ranch in Moorpark on Dec. 9. More...

Pet of the week

READY TO CUDDLE—Ralphie is a male, 18-month-old black cat. He is playful and cuddly and is looking for a home. Ralphie has tested negative for viruses and is ready for adoption. More...

Family

Community turns out for fundraiser

SPECIAL DAY—Above, Jordan Dobson, left, talks with Frances Daily, hisfirst-grade teacher, who came out to support Jordan during a fundraiser for him at Rock City Studios in Camarillo on Dec. More...

On The Town

Play captures ‘heart and spirit’ of original film

Based on adaptation of 1947 classic

“Miracle on 34th Street,” a perennial favorite on TV this time of year, is one of those unique films that succeeds whether you like teary-eyed, Frank Capra-esque feel-good stories or you believe, like Scrooge in Stan Freberg’s &ldqu More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Letters

Help keep city clean

My family and I attended the Christmas parade this past Saturday—a great community event for everyone. This year I was surprised to see all the “freebies” and business-card handouts. More...

Likes column

I’m a frequent reader of the column “Life in the Single Lane” and find it fun, informative and relevant. I’m not sure what article Mr. More...

Advocates right to life

Last week my family decorated our Christmas tree, put up the Nativity set and stepped back to admire our work. I noticed my figure of baby Jesus was missing. I turned the house and garage upside down searching for him, but no Jesus. More...

Real Estate

Single-Story Home With Three Bedrooms Plus Bonus Fourth Room

This single-story house has three bedrooms plus a bonus fourth bedroom or granny flat with separate entry. The house sits at the mountain base of the Reagan Library. More...

Stephanie Porras

CEO Brian Troop and West-lake Village branch manager Gayle Caughey welcome Realtor Stephanie Porras back to the Westlake Village office. More...