August 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cause of death unknown for body found on Del Norte

The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office said it could take three months to find out the cause of death of a Camarillo man whose body was found in the 1300 block of Del Norte Road on Aug. 14. More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer support group losing longtime prez Camarillo woman has been at helm of nonprofit since ’02

After leading Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara for 12 years, president Suzanne Drace of Camarillo will move to Pacific Grove to join her family. She will stay through Sept. 30 to assist in the transition. More...

Ventura museum to stream TED talks

Speeches will focus on medicine, ethics

Community Memorial Health System will sponsor a free live simulcast of the annual “TEDMED Live” conference focusing on health and medicine, which originates from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Thurs., S More...

Massage therapy can help heal injuries

The American Massage Therapy Association will host a free workshop for the healthcare community to learn selfcare techniques to combat common pain, burnout and injury at 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 5 in the Elizabeth Topping Room at the E.P. More...

Schools

Diverse experience

Monte Vista Middle School welcomes new assistant principal

Michael Wise knows what it takes to be a teacher. The 35-year-old has taught English at every level from seventh through 12th grades. More...

Film examines long-term impact of early education

The Ventura County Women’s Forum in collaboration with First 5 Ventura County will show the film “Raising of America” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 8 at Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. More...

Pets

Celebrate Dog Day with other canine lovers

In honor of National Dog Day, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will host the fifth annual Trails ‘n’ Tails for pet owners and their four-legged friends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 at the garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. More...

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE— Max is an altered male gray Russian Blue mix about 13 years old. He is declawed and needs to be an indoor cat. He is a sweet boy and enjoys human company. More...

Faith

Grant will allow CLU to further university’s interfaith programs

$8,000 grant from Teagle Foundation to promote religious diversity

California Lutheran University recently received an $8,000 grant, funded by the Teagle Foundation and administered by the Interfaith Youth Core, to strengthen interfaith studies in the curriculum. More...

Family

Alo-huh?

My family and I tried snorkeling in Hawaii like all of you recommended. Thank you for the suggestion! Normally I get seasick on small boats out at sea. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., AUG. 22 Big Band Night 7 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band performs. Light fare for sale starting 7 p.m. Bring lawn seating. Admission: free. Phone: 818.706.1613. More...

Letters

Residents oppose Conejo Creek

This letter is in regard to the proposed Conejo Creek development. Yes, this ugly proposal is still flopping around like a fish out of water. More...

Supports the right to pray

This letter is in regard to Loren Hansen’s response to the Aug.1 editorial “Prayer before City Council? More...

Immigrants not just kids

Nearly most of what’s heard on TV and radio regarding the surge of border crossings focuses solely on young children ostensibly fleeing from violence in their home country. More...

Neighbors

This pet project is ready to roll

Local racers take unique box car to Seattle competition

It was early Tuesday morning and Chance Noble stepped into his kitchen, not to cook breakfast as most people would, but to continue working on the lizardshaped soapbox race car he and three friends had been building for the last week and a half. More...

Eight is enough for City Council election

3 incumbents, 5 challengers

Eight candidates will compete for three open seats on the Camarillo City Council this year. The longest-sitting incumbent, Councilmember Mike Morgan, plans to run to keep the seat he first won 34 years ago. More...

Campaigns see war chests swell

Irwin outpaces McCoy in donations

Democrat Jacqui Irwin continues to maintain a sizable fundraising advantage over Republican Rob McCoy in the race to represent the 44th District in the California Assembly. More...

Put writing to the test

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

Report takes in-depth look at development

Conejo Creek project environmental report focus of meeting

After the housing bust and recession of 2008, Camarillo saw little home construction until 2013. Between 2008 and 2012, just five homes were built in the city. More...

Community

Trash schedule changes

Due to the Labor Day holiday, Camarillo residential customers will have their trash and recyclables or green waste collected one day later than usual during the week of Sept. 1 to 6. The regular schedule will resume the following week. More...

Helping hands extended to armed forces

MILITARY EXPO— Above, from left, Petty Officer 1st Class Reina Reyes, Petty Officer 1st Class Cecilia Nguyen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Robles from the Navy Operations Support Center at N More...

Chili cook-off adds spice with poker, car show

Camarillo Hospice will present its sixth annual Chili Cookoff and Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 31 at the Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. More...

Business

Real estate company responds to dispute

AMLI Residential said city and company working out details of affordable rents

Jason Armison, an executive from AMLI Residential, the Chicago-based apartment builder in dispute with the city over rents for affordable apartment units in Springville, said his company is in dialogue with the city over the dispute. More...

Nonprofit organizations invited to luncheon

The Ventura County Community Foundation will host a Nonprofit Roundtable at noon Thurs., Aug. 28 in the Community Room at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. More...

Courses designed for women entrepreneurs

Women’s Economic Ventures will present a free one-hour orientation workshop for anyone considering taking business classes starting in September, from noon to 1 p.m. Tues., Aug. 26. More...

Sports

Teams take field to combat cancer

AT THE PLATE—At left, Robert Betancourt from The DC team tags out Andrew Arreola from the Beckettstrong team during the fourth annual Strike-Out Leukemia Co-Ed Softball Tournament and Blood Dri More...

Ten questions with Mr. Baseball

Mike Scioscia takes time from Los Angeles Angels’ pennant race to talk with the Acorn

Tom Selleck is Hollywood’s Mr. Baseball. Mike Scioscia is the Acorn’s Mr. Baseball. The venerable Los Angeles Angels skipper and a Westlake Village resident, Scioscia has the Halos in the thick of a pennant race after a rocky 2013 season. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo CVS, 351 Carmen Drive, reported that someone shoplifted items July 25. Someone repeatedly made annoying phone calls to another person between May and Aug. 5. Someone stole property from a locked camper trailer in the 100 block of N. More...

Mother pleads not guilty in fatal DUI crash

Driver’s son, 7, killed on PCH

A Camarillo woman pleaded not guilty to drunk driving charges following a fatal crash on PCH that killed her 7-year-old son. Latoya Najar, 34, was driving north on Pacific Coast Highway around 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW Performance is a waltz between two lovers

‘Talley’s Folly’

In Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Talley’s Folly,” dance is the underlying theme, yet the play is devoid of any choreography, and other than a briefly hummed rendition of “The Blue Danube,” there is no mu More...

Choir begins new season

Los Robles Children’s Choir will launch its 18th season on Sept. 2. The choral organization is comprised of more than 100 singers from over 40 schools in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. More...

Composer shares songs, stories

Sessions at the Loft will feature film composer Brad Fiedel in a one-man show titled “Borrowed Time” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Aug. 22 and 23 at 2465 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. More...

Editorials

Focusing on the positive this school year

There’s a buzz in the air this week as thousands of Camarillo families prepare to send their youngsters back to school. More...

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Real Estate

Single-Story Dos Vientos Home On Corner Lot With Open Floor Plan

This single-story home is on private corner lot in dos Vientos. The courtyard has flagstone and a custom wood front door. More...

Nate Minkel

Camarillo branch manager Tim Galvin commends Realtor Nate Minkel on his recent transition as Camarillo’s new assistant branch manager, mentor and trainer to Troop agents and his accomplishments thus far with Troop Real Estate Inc. More...

Mediterranean-style Home In Westlake Village

This five bedroom Mediterranean style home is in the Three Springs community of Westlake, near the lake. One bedroom has an en suite bath. The house has newer earthtone carpeting and interior paint. More...