September 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Campaign underway to reduce water use

Most Camarillo residents are mindful of their water use due to the state drought, but for those who have been slow to voluntarily turn off the tap or adjust their sprinklers, Camarillo has instituted new rules to discourage residents from wasting wat More...

Health & Wellness

Duo rocks country club for research hospital

The seventh annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational Golf Tournament and All-Star Concert will return to Moorpark Country Club on Mon., Sept. 22 for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More...

Business

Trolley not on track

Pilot program stalled due to lack of funding

A trolley to connect 10 Camarillo shopping centers, the university and the Metrolink station was supposed to hit the streets in July, but the fate of the route remains up in the air as the city and other entities struggle to collect $180,000 in fundi More...

CSUCI lecture series has begun

Cal State Channel Islands will present its free fall lecture series. For more information and links to recorded presentations, visit http://go.csuci.edu/librarylectureseries. More...

Old Town restaurant revamped

Jose Miguel Undurraga recently opened Sabores Cafe, a Peruvian restaurant, in Old Town Camarillo at 2145 Ventura Blvd. “Peruvian cuisine is one of the most fascinating food cultures,” he said. More...

Sports

Girls celebrate holiday with win

SILVER LINING—The girls’ U-14 Extra team Intensity took first place at the Camarillo Extra Cup Tournament during Labor Day Weekend. More...

The sweet taste of victory

CHOW TIME—Above, members of the Camarillo High School football team load their plates with food during a victory dinner at Brendan’s Irish Pub in Camarillo on Sept. 9. More...

The dandy dozen

Twelve seniors boost Camarillo girls’ volleyball team

The Scorpions’ senior night ceremony will be long this season. Camarillo High’s girls’ volleyball team features 12 seniors. Six current seniors suited up on the junior varsity squad last year as juniors. More...

Faith

COMMENTARY Christian life

Embracing faith to overcome fear of unknown

I learned recently that the reason a dog doesn’t like going outside when it’s raining is not because he fears getting wet but because the sound of the rain distorts all the other sounds to which he’s normally attuned. More...

BRIEFS

Rosh Hashanah at Pierpont Inn The Chabad Jewish Community Center of Ventura will offer Rosh Hashanah services and sound the shofar at noon Thurs. and Fri., Sept. 25 and 26 at the Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn, 550 San Jon Road, Ventura. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., SEPT. 12 Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Judy Greyiak, nurse, discusses immunizations. Guests welcome. Phone: 818.707.7822. Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club More...

Letters

Doesn’t support Conejo Creek

I am, and have been, very much opposed to the Conejo Creek development since it was proposed years ago for the following reasons: More...

The show will go on for veterans

Since June, several people have worked hard at putting together, organizing and promoting a Sept. 12 Veterans Town Hall for the 26th Congressional District race. Both candidates, Julia Brownley and Jeff Gorell, were invited to attend. More...

A patriotic week

Two of the greatest documents ever written for our country are the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. From Sept. 17 to 23, we will celebrate Constitution Week. More...

Real Estate

Camarillo Cul-de-sac Home With Gourmet Kitchen

Nestled on a cul-de-sac off Lewis Road in Camarillo is this five bedroom, six bathroom solar-powered house on a 5,169-square-foot property. More...

Home In Gated Woodridge Estates Has Library With Fireplace

This home offers five bedrooms, six baths and over 4,600 square feet of living space. The first floor features a grand entry, dual staircase, travertine flooring, library with a dual fireplace and a downstairs bedroom with attached bath. More...

Newbury Park Home Has A Large Kitchen And Is Located Near Open Space

This completely remodeled residence has more than 3,500 square feet of living space on a 15,814-square-foot lot. This home is in a desirable neighborhood, near Newbury Park, close to good schools, parks and shopping. More...

City Council dams Conejo Creek development

5-0 vote blocks landowners from rezoning farmland

The crowded Camarillo City Council chambers erupted in cheers Wednesday night as the council voted unanimously to put an end to the Conejo Creek development project. More...

Park district benefits from new well

Camrosa renews PVRPD contract

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District has struggled to keep 170 acres of grass green because of the drought, but a new agreement with a water company may help lower the park district’s water bill for years to come. More...

Community

Pot farm discovered in Santa Rosa Valley

A Santa Rosa Valley man was arrested last week on suspicion of operating a large-scale marijuana farm at his home, police said. Richard Gora, 51, was served a search warrant Sept. More...

GOP candidate for governor makes local stop

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari rallied Republican voters in Simi Valley last week, declaring his belief that, despite trailing by 16 percentage points in the polls, he can defeat Gov. Jerry Brown in his bid for a fourth term in November. More...

Plein-air painting demonstration at art center

The Camarillo Art Center will host local artist Anette Power at a demonstration meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 17 at 3150 Ponderosa Drive. More...

Schools

CLU refurbishes dining hall and adds Starbucks

The $15-million Ullman Commons at California Lutheran University is open to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The commons is at 101 Memorial Parkway in Thousand Oaks. More...

A sweet sale for the prom

WORKING HARD—La Reina High School students hosted a bake sale and waterless car wash on Aug. 23 at the Thousand Oaks private school to raise money for prom. More...

Pets

COMMENTARY Eye on the environment

Fido can’t be buried in the backyard

Many of us appreciate the enjoyment, relaxation and health benefits we gain from visiting local parks, beaches and trails in the company of the non-human species that loves us most. More...

BIG SWEETHEART

BIG SWEETHEART—Brody is a brown Labrador-mastiff mix about 4 years old. He is very sweet and likes to play. If you would like to adopt Brody, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo Petrolink Superior Inc., 100 S. Las Posas Road, reported that someone stole property from the company’s building Aug. 27. A man, 27, was arrested Aug. More...

Family

Tooth for a tooth, eye for school supplies

I don’t remember my school sending home a list of supplies to buy when I was a kid. From what I recall, my parents bought what they thought I’d need. More...

On The Town

‘Anne Frank’ carries deep, personal meaning

For three of its cast members, the Conejo Players’ production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” has personal significance: Each of them has a direct connection to the horrific events that occurred during the Holocaust. More...

Music of soul singer tofill art center

Studio Channel Islands Art Center will present a performance by soul jazz singer and songwriter Ebony Ann Blaze at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 25 in the Blackboard Gallery at 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Advance tickets are $25 or $30 at the door. More...

‘Same Love’ singer, Grammy winner to perform

Mary Lambert, the featured vocalist and songwriter on Mackle­more and Ryan Lewis’ award-win­ning song “Same Love,” makes her only Southern California appear­ance at 8:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Editorials

Conejo Creek project is no more

The environmental impact report for the Conejo Creek project—a proposal for a massive development on farmland at the base of the Conejo Grade—was thicker than the instructions for the space shuttle. More...

Neighbors

Rotary president wants to increase membership

Co-owner of longtime plumbing, paint shop follows in father’s footsteps

A giant mechanical dummy named Jack hangs from the ceiling above the entrance inside Camarillo Plumbing and Paint in Old Town. More...