January 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City to host Special Olympics athletes

Families to stay at CSUCI

Some very talented athletes are headed to Camarillo this summer, a result of the city’s selection as a Special Olympics World Games Host Town for the LA2015 Games. More...

Health & Wellness

Hoping ‘Still Alice’ inspires action

Movies about human afflictions make for juicy acting roles and great returns at the box office, but movies about disease can sometimes do an amazing job of changing the national conversation. More...

Free programs offered through Dignity Health

The following free self-management programs will be offered in Oxnard. For more information, or to RSVP, call (805) 988-2865. •Dignity Health, St. More...

Schools

Her birthday present was the gift of kindness

Sophia Emens loves dogs— and not just the cute ones. “It’s not about how the dog looks,” the 9-year-old said. “It’s their personality that makes you want them to be your friend forever.” More...

Sports

BOYS’ SOCCER REPORT Camarillo Scorpions

Scorpions surge to best start in years

The Camarillo High boys’ soccer team has surpassed its expectations this year. More...

COMMENTARY

Benkert leaves brilliant,flawed legacy at Westlake

And with the first pick of the Westlake High Football Draft . . . Nothing is surprising or sacred, but last week’s Jim Benkertto Oaks Christian blockbuster was plucked from the lost reel of “Any Given Sunday.” More...

Scorpions, Musketeers rumble on hardwood

HOOPS THE HARD WAY—Camarillo High’s boys’basketball team lost to Moorpark 70-47 on Jan. 16 at home. At left, Camarillo’s Gabe Garcia, front, protects the ball. More...

Family

Down with chivalry

Chivalry is dead and women put it in the grave. It’s true. I don’t open doors for my wife anymore. We’re equals in our relationship. More...

On The Town

Monthly food truck fest draws families to ranch house

Fundraiser, held the last Thursday of every month, supports foundation’s programs, property’s upkeep

Adolfo Camarillo was wellknown for hosting large barbecues at his home on Camarillo Ranch Road. The tradition of serving up good food at the picturesque property is still alive and well. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Letters

Health system is broken

A recent letter from Bert Rivera regarding the Affordable Care Act just cannot go unanswered. My wife switched from a standard Blue Shield policy to one under Covered California and yes, the savings were substantial. More...

Hospital received low safety rating

In the Jan. 18 Los Angeles Times, Page 1 in the business section, is an article on rankings of 250 hospitals in California. While 108 hospitals received a ranking of “A,” 17 received a “D.” More...

Donations sought for Springs fund

Donations are now being collected for the Camarillo Springs fund. The money will benefit the seniors that have lost their homes or had damage on Dec. 11 and 12, 2014. Please make checks payable to the Camarillo Springs Fund. More...

Neighbors

Peace Corps volunteer settles into life in Rwanda

Said she feels safe in war-torn African country

Growing up with a grandmother dedicated to volunteering and social awareness, Whitney Banyai-Becker decided to join the Peace Corps to continue the family legacy of serving others. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 12:30 PM

Employee at Citibank on Arneill Road in Camarillo tests positive for measles

Health experts issue warning to those not immunized

 The Ventura County Public Health Department confirmed there have been five cases of measles reported in the county since mid-December. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 12:17 PM

Two arrested on suspicion of armed robbery

Separate incidents lead to capture

Camarillo residents Dionicio Salinas and Jose Estrada were arrested last week after they reportedly robbed two men at gunpoint on the night of Jan. 18. More...

Defense seeks to have murder charge dismissed

Lawyer says indictment has errors

The fate of Kevin Hogrefe, the man accused of killing a member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, remains uncertain. More...

Community

Frustrated by salary negotiations, teachers use food cans to make point

Teachers were given 3 percent raise last year

Clad in matching blue T-shirts, nearly 150 Camarillo teachers crowded the Jan. 15 Pleasant Valley School District board meeting at Camarillo City Hall. More...

Show your softer side

Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year, you can send your Valentine a message of endearment by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in the Feb. More...

Got a beef?

Take part in Camarillo’s most popular public forum by sending a Letter to the Editor to the address on this page or emailing it to camarillo@theacorn.com. Please limit it to 350 words. More...

Business

New leader for Ventura County Community Foundation

Vanessa Bechtel is eager to begin her new job as the president and chief executive officer of the Ventura County Community Foundation, but the 35-year-old said she plans to understand the needs of the county before she starts making her first decisio More...

Willem Hair Design gets a makeover

In 1974, Willem Van Hulzen founded Willem Hair Design and has continuously operated the salon at 96 E. Daily Drive in the Las Posas Plaza in Camarillo. More...

Pets

SWEET AND LOVABLE

SWEET AND LOVABLE—Teddy is a 1-year-old brown pit bull. He is friendly, likes to go to the dog park and would be best for a family with older kids. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Dec. 20 A 32-year-old man was arrested for violating his parole in the 4000 block of Camarillo Center Drive. Jan. More...

Faith

Modern calendar’s beginning dates back to Roman times

On Jan. 1, in the blink of an eye, computers and cellphones all over the world switched to the year 2015. Roll back the clock about 2,000 years, though, and determining which day started the New Year was far from simple. More...

The eighth wonder of the world is close by

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. —St. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., JAN. 23 Movie Night 6:30 p.m. at Moorpark High School Performing Arts Center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Screening of “Monsters University.” More...

Editorials

A chance to see the stars shine

You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. —Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1987 Special Olympics World Games More...

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Real Estate

Two-Acre Horse Ranch In Old Agoura

This two-acre horse ranch offers a gated and fully fenced property with a back gate leading to parkland and riding trails. More...

Todd McGrady

Syd Leibovitch, president and CEO of Rodeo Realty Inc., welcomes Todd Mc- Grady to the Westlake Village office. McGrady has 27 years experience that he brings to every client. More...

Troop Real Estate Partners With LuxuryRealEstate.com

Troop Real Estate Inc. More...