December 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Activities aplenty at Pleasant Valley Senior Center

The Pleasant Valley Senior Center will offer the following activities at 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. In addition, the center offers ongoing classes, games, blood pressure readings, health and exercise classes. More...

Hospital throws birthday party

IN COMMEMORATION—At top, Stanley Tzankov, left, a representative for State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, presents a certificate of recognition to Darren W. More...

Business

Park district board chair changes from Kelley to Magner Magner wants to improve relationship between park district, city

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District board of directors is in a time of transition. The board will welcome a familiar face to its helm next month when Elaine Magner, 63, succeeds Robert Kelley, 64, as its new chair. More...

Probation officers, county end dispute

Protracted contract standoff over after POs win 8 percent pay hike

Ventura County and the union that represents the county’s probation and corrections officers have negotiated a deal that will raise officers’ salaries 8 percent over four years. More...

Con artists use scare tactics

The thought of owing money to the IRS makes most people so nervous that they will believe almost anything they’re told in order to avoid getting into trouble; that’s what scam artists count on. More...

Sports

Parity rules in new Coastal Canyon League

All schools win at least one league championship

The first season of the Coastal Canyon League experiment was a success. Parity exists in the new league for Oak Park, Camarillo, Moorpark, Royal and Simi Valley high schools. More...

Coastal Canyon League fall sports champions

• Girls’ tennis: Oak Park,Simi Valley, Camarillo• Girls’ cross country: SimiValley• Girls’ golf: Simi Valley,Oak Park• Girls’ volleyball: Moorpark More...

Faith

Events shed light on Jewish tradition

Six Chanukah celebrations this month

This year, the eight-day Jewish “Festival of Lights” will run from Tues. through Wed., Dec. 16 to 24. More...

Christmas concert celebrates nativity

Camarillo United Methodist Church will present Christmas concerts with the theme “Light of Christmas” at 7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12 and at 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13 in the sanctuary at 291 Anacapa Drive. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to waht's going on

FRI., DEC. 12 MOPS Holiday Boutique 9 a.m. to noon at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. 30 vendors sell jewelry, home decor, personalized items and clothing for all sizes. More...

Letters

Clarifies Pearl Harbor details

This letter is in regard to the Dec. 5 editorial “May we never forget the day that lives in infamy.” I agree it is important to remember the Pearl Harbor attack. I also think it is important to remember it accurately. More...

Not a fan of column

This letter is in regard to the column “Life in the Single Lane.” Do you people read articles before they are published? This is one of the most useless articles I have read. It is an embarrassment. Dennis W. Richardson Camarillo More...

Let’s ‘upgrade’ the cops

This letter is in regard to the Dec. More...

Editorials

Not yet here, the holidays are already a wrap

All hail the holiday shopper, the brave soul who heads out after a full day at work or gives up precious time during the weekend to find that perfect gift for someone else. More...

’Twas the night before Christmas 2014

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Real Estate

Lynn Ranch Estate Home With Guest House, Pebble Tec Pool And Covered Patio

This estate is in the Lynn Ranch community in west Thousand Oaks. The single family detached estate is on 29,200-square-feet park grounds. More...

Anthony Boscarino

CEO Brian Troop and Westlake Village branch manager Gayle Caughey welcome Anthony Boscarino to the Troop Real Estate Inc. family. More...

Matt Hanley

CEO Brian Troop and Camarillo branch manager Tim Galvin welcome Realtor Matt Hanley to the Troop Real Estate Inc. family. Born, raised and living in the Conejo Valley, Hanley knows the Ventura County area well. More...

An evening to remember

MELODIC BACKDROP—Above, Jesse Davis, left, and Daniel Navarro of the group Duo Subito play music during Camarillo Hospice’s Tree of Life lighting ceremony at Constitution Park in Camarill More...

PVSD board approves pay raises

Teachers union opts to hold out for bigger bump

Pleasant Valley School District’s board of trustees approved a salary increase and a bonus for nearly 400 classified and management employees Dec. 2 but was unable to reach an agreement with the more than 300 teachers in the district. More...

Community

Little takes mayoral post for first time

‘An honor’ to be mayor during city’s anniversary, Kildee says

The members of the Camarillo City Council are ready for another year in office. More...

Acorn seeks editorial car toonist

Applicants invited to send samples for consideration

When the Acorn says we’re “all local, all the time,” we mean it. And that should apply to our editorial cartoons as well. More...

Holiday schedule

The Acorn office will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2 for the holidays. Delivery of the Camarillo Acorn newspaper will be unchanged and will arrive on Fri., Dec. 26 and Fri., Jan. 2. Also visit online at www.theacornonline.com. More...

Schools

Former video editor and producer brings expertise to the classroom

Sean Blumenthal was in between jobs as a video editor and producer in 2002. More...

Students recognized for art, design skills

Students at Cal State Channel Islands recently took home top honors from two competitions. CSUCI’s Associated Students won two first-place awards from the Association of College Unions International’s Region 1 Conference on Nov. More...

CSUCI named a top college for Hispanic students

Ranked 19 out of 50

Cal State Channel Islands was ranked 19th on a list of the Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students by BestColleges.com, an independent, research-based college-planning website. More...

Pets

BIG DOG FOR BIG HOME

BIG DOG FOR BIG HOME— Roxy is a 4-to-5-year-old Great Dane mix. She may be big, but she’s friendly and lovable. To adopt Roxy, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Nov. 25 A burglar attempted to enter a home in the 2000 block of Sierra Mesa Drive. A mailbox in the 4000 block of Calle Quetzal was pried open between Nov. 25 and 26. Nov. More...

Family

Sharing his daughter’s gift with others

Father publishes book of pictures, poems

Jim Gucciardo said his daughter, Kayla, used to draw pictures and write poems during her regular visits to the hospital. More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW ‘Shrek’

Cast, crew create dazzling production

Before “Shrek” was a musical or even an animated film, the green-tinged ogre was a character in a children’s book created by New Yorker cartoonist William Steig. More...

The MOVIE Nut

As a writer-director, Tommy Lee Jones has an enduring attraction for the rugged West. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Columns

The shadow coyote

In simpler times, parents would entertain their little ones by using a bright light and their hands to cast shadow figures on the wall. The skill level of the performers could vary, with Dad insisting, “That’s a dog. More...

Neighbors

Medium well done

From stone tablets to digital tablets, from writing on paper to writing on blogs, communication continues to evolve. Nowadays, an author can reach an audience anywhere in the world. More...