July 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cost of vandalism estimated to be $54K

Rangers to patrol parks at night

The public has expressed sadness, frustration and anger over the nearly 50 trees that were damaged and destroyed at four local parks last month in a weeklong rampage that many believe is the work of rebellious teenagers. More...

Health & Wellness

Mother advocates for meningitis vaccines

Daughter died of illness last fall

A Moorpark mother who lost her 18-year-old daughter to a rare form of meningitis spoke in support of teens being immunized against the deadly disease at a federal hearing in Atlanta last week. More...

BRIEFS

Used crutches are needed The Cronies Crutch Crusade has begun. Used crutches can be donated at any Cronies location. With the assistance of Partners for World Health, the crutches will be distributed to people in need throughout the world. More...

Schools

Cost of Rancho Campana jumps another $1M for walkway

Oxnard Union High School District’s board of trustees was upset to learn that an additional $1.15 million of Measure H funds will be needed to install paving stones for Rancho Campana High School’s roughly 110,000 feet of walkways. More...

CSUCI receives money for taking drought-friendly measures

28,000 square feet of turf replaced with drought-tolerant plants

Cal State Channel Islands will receive a $25,000 rebate from the state’s Commercial Turf Removal Program after replacing 28,000 square feet of turf with droughttolerant landscaping, which workers recently began in the north and south parts of t More...

Student graduates with honors

Camarillo resident Kaylyn Marie Connelly graduated with honors, cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in studio arts with an emphasis in graphic design. More...

Pets

LOVES TO PLAY

LOVES TO PLAY—Apollo is a 3-year-old female pit bull. She is full of energy and loves to play with squeaky toys. Apollo understands basic commands and takes treats nicely. More...

Faith

Teens gain appreciation for Mormon pioneers during trek

Nanette Steimle said she and her husband, Myles, will never forget how they felt as they followed a herd of tired teenagers pulling wooden handcarts packed with food and supplies on the final leg of their journey through the Ojai Valley last month. More...

On The Town

THE MOVIE NUT

“Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on in their head?” More...

Shakespeare fest opens with ‘Measure’

This summer the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival at California Lutheran University will present “Measure for Measure” for the first time in 19 years. Weekend performances will be at 8 p.m. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Columns

H-e-l-p!

I was enjoying a delicious homemade popsicle recently when a chunk of it lodged in my throat. I immediately went into panic mode, and my very first thought was that this was how someone would find my cold, dead body. More...

What else isn’t she telling me?

Every morning while walking my dog, I call my mother from my cellphone. More...

Neighbors

Youths in juvenile justice system take step toward brighter future

Teens at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility graduate from high school

Patrick Jefferson assured teens at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility that it was okay to smile during a milestone some may have thought they would never experience: their high school graduation. More...

City sets budget, has big plans for future

Nearly 30 capital improvement projects included in report

The city has set aside $37.8 million to finance a historically high number of capital improvement projects, including the preliminary steps in building a groundwater desalination plant, in the current fiscal year. More...

Medical examiner placed on leave, reasons unclear

District attorney handling case

It remains unclear why Jon Smith, the county medical examiner for three years, is being investigated by the Ventura County district attorney and the Ventura County Health Care Agency. More...

Community

Filing of lawsuit leads to arrest

A man was arrested last month on suspicion of lying about being assaulted with a stun gun while serving jail time for drug charges last year. Authorities say he was attempting to obtain restitution from the county. More...

Public can comment on county’s General Plan

Study session in Ventura on July 7

As Ventura County grows, so too will the day-to-day challenges of ensuring the county’s infrastructure and its natural resources—namely water—keep pace with the rise in population. More...

Modern romance explored

Lifetree Cafe will offer a free program titled “Modern Romance: That Crazy Thing Called Love” at 7 p.m. Thurs., July 16 at 71 Loma Drive, Camarillo. More...

Business

City is one step closer to building hotel and conference center

Developer is considering a Hilton

The city is one step closer to building a hotel and conference center on a vacant lot south of the 101 Freeway just east of Las Posas Road. The project has been hindered by various obstacles, including the economic downturn several years ago. More...

County tourism district has been reviewed

Overnight visitors on the rise

The cities of Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura have approved the renewal of the Ventura County West Tourism Business Improvement District, created in 2011 to fund marketing and sales efforts to increase lodging business. More...

Hotels help with worthy cause

Hotel members of the Ventura County Lodging Association in VenturaCountyWest will host Special Olympic delegations from July 21 through 24 while the athletes prepare to compete in the World Games in Los Angeles. More...

Sports

Wild run at Wildwood

Acorn reporter offersfirst-person perspective on race

Editor’s note: Acorn staff writer Jonathan Andrade ran the 10-kilometer race at the Wildwood Trail Run on June 27 in Thousand Oaks. This is his account of the experience. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

June 9 More than $1,000 in property was stolen from a home in the 2000 block of Gorman Street between June 9 and 10. More...

Family

Freedom on the Fourth

“Do you wanna have people over for the Fourth of July?” my wife asked. “No,” I said. Then she suggested all the people we could invite over. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's gong on

FRI., JULY 3 Moorpark July 3 Fireworks Extravaganza More...

Letters

Celebrate freedom on the Fourth of July

What will you be doing for the Fourth of July? Having a picnic, eating watermelon and corn on the cob, watching fireworks, traveling, flying kites at the beach, swimming, spending time with family and friends, watching a baseball game? More...

Alzheimer ’s affects millions

I am an avid volunteer and ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association. I am fueled in my passion by the loss of many members of my family to this horrible disease. More...

Please get out checkbook before checkout

Has anyone else noticed those who evidently never had any idea that they would have to pay for their groceries until the cashier tells them the amount they owe, because not until then do they begin to look for their wallet/ checkbook/credit card? More...

Editorials

Board of Supervisors race will be interesting to watch

The recent retirement announcement by Supervisor Kathy Long leaves a vacant seat on the county board for the first time in 20 years. More...

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Real Estate

Dan Murphy and Norm Haddock are the ‘Regular Guys’ of real estate

Dan Murphy and Norm Haddock, partners of Murphy-Haddock Real Estate with Re/Max Olson, have become to be known as the “Regular Guys” of real estate because they have earned a reputation of putting their clients first, not their egos. More...