August 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

University president announces retirement

Rush led start of CSUCI

CSUCI President Richard Rush said he looks back on the early days at the Camarillo campus with a sense of nostalgia. More...

Health & Wellness

Doctors say new technology is changing the face of psychotherapy

Wearable device helps put patients at ease

A new patient sits anxiously in the office of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., a Thousand Oaks-based clinical psychologist. Uneasy about meeting the doctor for the first time, the woman’s eyes remain locked on the floor. More...

Device said to improve well-being

Founded in 2011, Thync developed a wearable moodaltering device intended to enhance the lives of its users by optimizing their mental state. More...

Business

Sporting equipment company to move its headquarters

Easton Baseball/Softball coming to Thousand Oaks

Easton Baseball/Softball, a manufacturer of sports equipment and apparel, will move its headquarters to Thousand Oaks in spring 2016. More...

Pets

Rascally raccoon rings chimes

On a summer evening in the Santa Monica Mountains there’s nothing so refreshing as leaving the windows flung wide to allow in the nippy night air. More...

BIG SWEET PUFFBALL

BIG SWEET PUFFBALL—Buddy is an altered male longhair cat about 11 years old. He is sweet and good with other cats and dogs and likes children. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

July 31 A rear car window in the 400 block of Mission Oaks Boulevard was shattered between July 31 and Aug. 15. Aug. More...

Family

The essay

Dear Miss McClintock, And you made me feel guilty. Fifty-two years have passed since I survived your sixth-grade class/boot camp, and it is time to revoke an apology. More...

On The Town

Chili cooks to face off in competition for a cause

Annual event at Camarillo Ranch House next weekend

Barry Steinberg speaks from experience when he says a winning chili recipe appeals to each of the five senses. The Woodland Hills man has been competing in cook-offs across the nation for more than three decades, often taking home the top prize. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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The MOVIE Nut

When was the last time you left the theater fully refreshed? When was the last movie where you were thoroughly entertained? When was the last ticket you bought where you got more than your money’s worth? More...

Columns

An end to the drought?

According to the National Weather Service, there’s a greater than 95 percent chance of a strong El Niño storm season coming to a neighborhood near you. More...

In case of emergency . . .

The next time you slip in the tub, take a fall or face an emergency at home alone, you might want to have this column somewhere close by: It might just save your life. More...

Seniors thrive in adult day programs

Years ago, after my grandmother died, my cousin came to live with my grandfather, whose nickname was Bubbles. More...

Neighbors tackle driver suspected in fatal accident

Quiet evening on Biscayne Avenue shattered by car crash, foot chase

Keith Stevens had just returned from the car wash Sunday night and was wiping his truck down in his driveway on Biscayne Avenue when he heard car tires squealing and a loud crash. More...

Pleasant Valley School District welcomes 6,700 students

With her mom trailing close behind, second-grader Maria Barrona hurried toward the front of Tierra Linda Elementary School—only to find the gate bolted shut. It was shortly after 7 a.m. Aug. More...

Community

Union takes aim at Haggen following closures, layoffs

One week after Haggen announced plans to close 16 California stores and lay off 1,100 employees companywide, a local union filed grievances with the grocery chain, as well as Vons and Albertsons, alleging illegal business practices and violations of More...

Fiction contest ends today

The Acorn’s annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is underway. In 100 words or fewer, write a fictional story and send it to camarillo@theacorn.com. More...

Emergency response classes start next month

The Camarillo Community Emergency Response Team will offer classes on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14, with the final field course taking place Sat., Oct. More...

Schools

Rancho Campana High sets new tone for technology in the classroom

High school campus features three career academies

Of all the features built into the new $77-million Rancho Campana High School, it’s the campus’ state-of-the-art technology that rings Principal Roger Adams’ bell the most. More...

Honors colleges offer real advantages

Some excellent students may not be admitted to elite private colleges because of the intense competition. More...

University program is funded by grant

Cal State Channel Islands hosted a group of low-income, first-generation freshman and transfer students in a program called STAGES (Summer Transition for Academic Guidance and Educational Success) Aug. 21 through 23. More...

Faith

Local Jews heading to nation’s capital in name of justice

Rabbis march with NAACP to protect civil rights

A local rabbi and his daughter recently followed in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an effort to bring attention to the civil rights cause. More...

Program teaches participants about Judaism

Thousand Oaks temple will screen educational films

Temple Etz Chaim’s Adult Education Department will premiere a four-part film-based educational program teaching people about Israel and Judaism during Selichot services Sat., Sept. 5 at the temple, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Obituaries

Florence Lillian (Borstad) Hiepler

November 19, 1920 - August 21, 2015

Florence Lillian (Borstad) Hiepler, born November 19, 1920, was the youngest of three children of Adolph and Bertha Borstad of Tioga, N.D. More...

Up, up and away

airplanesfi Above, era FLIERS— a collection of WWII-flies over the air eld Sunday HISTORIC Vicky Benzing Wings Over Camarillo Air Show at the Camarillo Airport. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's gomg on

FRI., AUG. 28 Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club 6 p.m. at St. Jude Church hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. “Indoor picnic” with traditional picnic food. “Estate sale”with many items for purchase. More...

Letters

Readers talk drought and construction

In April, the governor issued an executive order directing the State Water Resources Control Board to adopt updated emergency regulations to reduce water use by 25 percent through Feb. 28, 2016. More...

Editorials

University president put the students first

Richard Rush has been a fixture in Camarillo since his arrival here in 2001. More...

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Neighbors

Experts say wolves unlikely to return to Southern California

Pack of wolves seen in Northern California this month

Photos of a pack of gray wolves in Northern California have caused quite a stir. The largely nocturnal creatures were almost hunted to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the western U.S. More...

Real Estate

Customized Kendall Ridge home with resort-like backyard

This two-story remodeled Thousand Oaks home has 3,831 suare eet o sae, e edrooms, 3 athrooms and an attached three-car garage on nearly an acre o at land with iews and acking to ildwood open space. More...

Roy Brasher’s June sales are $2.3 million

Re/Max Olson & Associates congratulates Roy Brasher for his sales production in June with sales olume totaling oer $.3 million. More...

Single-story ranch home in Ventura has garden window in kitchen

In Ondulando, one of Ventura’s hillside neighborhoods, this single-story, ranch-style home backs to a barranca, affording privacy and natural views. The backyard is private with city lights and ocean views. More...