September 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Giving others a reason to smile

Family of dentists to hold charity event

Dentist Michael Potts and his two sons share three things in common: their family name, their profession and their love for helping others. More...

Talk is on eye services

The Camarillo Health Care District will host a discussion about the services offered at the Braille Institute. Eye disease management, macular degeneration and adaptive technology will be included in a free four-part series on Wednesdays from Oct. More...

Schools

Children are center stage in musical theater program

Sharon Taylor believes the visual and performing arts are an important part of every child’s education. More...

Sports

A focused runner

Kylee Yturralde is a sophomore star on the Camarillo girls’ cross country team

Kylee Yturralde was a nervous wreck before girls’ cross country meets last fall. More...

Get to know the Scorpion

Kylee Yturralde is Camarillo High’s girls’ cross country’s No. 1 runner. The standout sophomore won the Pacific View League individual title last fall. More...

Tostado makes play of the week

PLAY OF THE GAME—Camarillo High’s Frankie Tostado, right, intercepts a pass near the end zone late in the fourth quarter to preserve the Scorpion football team’s 22-20 home victory More...

Family

Softball clinic shows kids a swinging time

Youngsters to learn the basics

Throw the ball. Hit the ball. Catch the ball. The basics of softball may sound simple, but Tim Kirksey knows it takes time to master the skills needed for one of the most popular sports in the U.S. More...

On The Town

Artisans shine at arts and crafts fest

The 25th annual Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show will take place Fri. through Sun., Oct. 3 to 5 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Bikers play poker for pups

HOGS FOR DOGS—At right, Chris Hauser picks an ace of spades at the Ventura Harley Davidson dealership in Camarillo, one of the stops in the charity motorcycle ride Sept. 20. More...

Columns

Aligned in death

Death is a certainty for all of us, but the “where” and “how” are increasingly our own choice. I’ve been in the room for a handful of deaths and have heard clients and friends recounting stories about many more. More...

Neighbors

Trip of a lifetime

Charity allows vets to tour historical sites

Alexander Palos, 89, suffered from the advanced stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the debilitating disease affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. More...

Fundraiser for teen paralyzed in accident

Rummage and bake sale tomorrow at church

A rummage and bake sale to help the family of Jake Martin, an Adolfo Camarillo High School junior who was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident in Camarillo two weeks ago, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Transportation commission puts brakes on toll lanes

Plan proves too costly for time being

After spending $111,000 to determine the feasibility of installing high-occupancy toll lanes along the 101 Freeway from Thousand Oaks to Ventura, the county’s lead transportation agency has decided to get off at the first exit. More...

Community

Mysterious virus confirmed in Ventura County

It is one of four cases in the state

One of the state’s four confirmed cases of enterovirus D68— a mysterious respiratory illness that has been affecting children across the United States—has occurred in Ventura County. More...

Assembly candidates meet again in Acorn-CLU forum

In their only planned debate before the November election, Assembly candidates Jacqui Irwin and Rob McCoy will square off Sat., Oct. 11 at California Lutheran University. More...

Vote for Acorn on Vacation

Summer is over, school’s back, and it’s time to judge the winners of the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. More...

Business

Growing population discussed at conference

County not ready for influx of new residents

Housing is scarce in Ventura County, and available inventory will only shrink further unless local governments and residents can find a way past opposition to new development, according to speakers at the 13th annual Ventura County Housing Conference More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Aug. 31 About $80 worth of property was stolen in the 1300 block of Flynn Road between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2. Sept. 6 A man was pushed at a concert at Constitution Park in the 600 block of Carmen Drive. More...

Faith

It was a calling he had to answer

Fourth-generation pastor takes helm at church

He was supposed to be an actor or maybe a rock star, but God had other plans. The Rev. Graham Baird said that, despite boyhood aspirations of rocking out onstage or living the Hollywood dream, a calling from God led him on a path to ministry. More...

Columnist, author to speak at workshop

Dennis Merritt Jones, the award-winning author of “Your (Re)Defining Moments: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be” and columnist for the Acorn Newspapers, will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service Sun., Sept. More...

Chabad to hold Yom Kippur services in tent

Chabad of Camarillo will host the following Yom Kippur—Day of Atonement—services in an airconditioned tent at the Santa Rosa Plaza, 5800 Santa Rosa Road at the corner of Santa Rosa and Oak Canyon roads. More...

Letters

City Council candidate calls for investigation

The following is an open letter to Camarillo City Manager Bruce Feng. More...

Says mailers are ‘nasty hit pieces’

Typically I don’t pay too much attention to political correspondences that show up in the mail during election seasons. More...

She supports Villa for council

Great communities happen when everyone, residents and representatives alike, are pulling together. “The People are The City” is our community’s motto. More...

Editorials

Look up for answer to county’s housing crisis

What does the future of urban planning look like for Ventura County cities? How do city planners keep the small-town feel in cities such as Camarillo yet ensure generations to come will have a place to live in this wonderful area? More...

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Real Estate

Sunset Ridge Estate In Thousand Oaks With A Separate Guest Suite

This estate with 4,337 square feet of living space is in Sunset Ridge in Thousand Oaks and on a cul-de-sac with views. This six bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home is landscaped and well-maintained with curb appeal. More...

Mike Hanley

CEO Brian Troop and Westlake Village branch manager Gayle Caughey announce Mike Hanley’s transition to assistant manager of the Westlake Village branch. More...

One-Story Home On A Quiet Cul-de-sac Has Low HOA, Community Pool, Spa

One story home with three bedrooms and two baths is on quiet cul-de-sac in Village Homes. The open kitchen has granite countertops and is open to the dining and family rooms. The ceilings are high with wood beams. More...