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Pot bust nets two

Two Camarillo men were arrested last week after a months-long investigation linked the pair to multiple drug crimes in the community, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. More...

Health & Wellness

Doctor named new medical director for St. John’s robotic surgery

Technology improves recovery time

The newest innovations in laparoscopic surgery—otherwise known as minimally invasive surgery—allow doctors to perform a growing number of procedures that are safer and require shorter recovery times for patients than traditional surgeries More...

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The name “da Vinci” is in homage to Leonardo da Vinci, the 15th century inventor, artist and Renaissance man, who was fascinated with anatomy and helped advance the scientific understanding of the human body with his detailed anatomical d More...

Schools

PLAY REVIEW ‘Promises, Promises’

Comic timing, superb cast overcome play’s shortfalls at Moorpark College

When megalomaniacal theater mogul David Merrick decided to adapt Neil Simon’s play based on the 1960 dark comedy film “The Apartment” into a musical, it marked a change in how Broadway shows were crafted. More...

Sports

A special game

New Zealand, Saudi Arabia play Special Olympics exhibition game

Fans roared as two luxury buses, surrounded by a police escort, pulled up to the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo on July 23. More...

Kiwis & Saudis: Meet the teams

SAUDI ARABIAHead coach• Ibrahim BesaisPlayers• Abdulmalik Abdulrahman• Mohammed Almazyadi• Salyem Alsaud• Taysir Alwahal• Abdullah Binbusayyis• Hamad Meshal More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

June 1 More than $950 in property was stolen from a home in the 1800 block of Camino Vera Cruz between June 1 and July 22. More...

Family

‘Dizzy’land

Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are those words you wouldn’t exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider strenuous activity to be dizzying? My family and I were game, so we planned a trip to Disneyland. We took our running shoes. More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW ‘Flowers for Algernon’

Scientific experiment goes awry in drama based on sci-fi novel

David Rogers’ “ Flowers for Algernon,” on the stage of Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, provides a provocative and disturbing look at a special needs man who suddenly becomes very smart and with his newfound knowledge discovers unpleasan More...

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., JULY 31 Westlake Yacht Club Open House 6 to 10 p.m. at yacht club, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Bar opens 6 p.m. Hosted appetizers and free boat rides on the lake. For prospective members. Free, open to the public. More...

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Neighbors

Charitable food and wine fest a good cause to get behind

2,000 attend Meadowlark event

A sense of community filled the air as the crowds came out for a Meadowlark Service League event last weekend that raises funds for more than 30 charitable organizations. More...

New law to help clip wings of cockfights

200 roosters impounded this year

Ventura County Animal Services officials are hoping the latest attempt by the county to limit the number of roosters residents can own in unincorporated areas will give law enforcement a new tool in preventing illegal cockfights. More...

Sing Loud

ATTENTIVE—Abigail Easterly, 3, left, and Owen Ing, 1, listen to the music program. More...

Community

Springs residents worried heavy rains may cause hill to slip again

The July rainfall, though a welcome anomaly during a statewide drought with no clear end in sight, has cast a dark cloud over those who live in the Camarillo Springs neighborhood. More...

Red Cross taking it to the streets

Cycling event to benefit military active duty and vets

The American Red Cross of Ventura County will present its inaugural Operation: Ride for the Red bicycling event on Nov. 7, starting and ending at the Red Cross office at 836 Calle Plano, Camarillo. More...

Man caught trying to drive after DUI hearing

Deputies stage courthouse sting

A sting operation against drivers whose DUI cases were being heard at Ventura County Superior Court in Ventura resulted in the arrest of one person who got behind the wheel with an invalid license and tried to drive from the court, according to polic More...

Business

Money raised to pay for 101 Freeway sign honoring fallen deputy

City, county and sheriff’s association each contributed

Funding is in place to install memorial signs dedicating a section of the 101 Freeway in Camarillo to a deputy killed by a drunk driver last year. Now it’s up to Caltrans to determine when the signs will go up. More...

Cabrillo Economic Development Organization has new CEO

The board of directors of the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporat ion has selected Margarita H. de Escontrias as its new CEO. More...

Pets

BIG, BUT NOT TO BIG

BIG, BUT NOT TOO BIG—JoJo is a black and brown python. Big in size but easy on temperament, JoJo would make a good starter snake for an adult. More...

Pets owner find each other at shelter

PLAY DATE—Volunteer Jerry Dulek of Camarillo watches as Angel and Brisby romp in the pool at the 11th annual Adopt-athon at the Camarillo Adoption Center on July 26. More...

Faith

Giant mosquitos ‘land’ in church members’ front yards

Fundraiser targets malaria treatment and prevention

Connie Halpern was pleasantly surprised when she learned she had two unexpected visitors at her business last month. More...

Science/faith relationship

Lifetree Café will present a free program titled Faith and Science: Discoveries From the Scientist Who Led the Human Genome Project featuring a filmed interview with Dr. Francis Collins at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 6 at 71 Loma Drive, Camarillo. More...

Letters

Talking shop about Haggen

It was an excellent article concerning Haggen in the July 24 issue of the Camarillo Acorn. I have been going to Haggen on my usual day since it took over from Albertsons here in Camarillo. More...

Driving home a point

As a former student at CSUCI that cannot drive for economic and personal reasons, I have relied on public transportation to get me throughout Camarillo and Ventura County. More...

Columns

Sixty hours in California

I often write about relaxing ways to vacation—places where you can kick back, perhaps near a pool or beach, with a good book and a tropical drink in hand. For many of us, our hectic lives require us to take time to unplug and recharge. More...

Editorials

Fiction in a Nutshell contest is back, write-on!

The dog days of summer are upon us, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces? More...

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Real Estate

Premier Three Springs home with incredible view and grassy yard

This Three Springs home is at the end of a cul-de-sac. It has a large grassy area and views. This 4,255-square-foot home has five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a private guest suite downstairs. More...

New England meets California at this pastoral retreat

The massive outdoor living areas at this home blend with ample and flexible space in six bedrooms and four baths for family and entertaining. More...

Client testimonials for the team of Jay and Michelle Lieberman

Jay and Michelle Lieberman are having a wonderful year personally and professionally. They are grateful for the trust bestowed on them and particularly the personal relationships they have established with their clients. More...