April 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Overflowing with excitement

LOVING SCIENCE—Gabi Prusinski, 7, of Camarillo shows her excitement as her elephant toothpaste erupts while trying an experiment with her brother, Zac, 5, during Science Night at Tierra Linda E More...

Health & Wellness

New website states data on county’s health

Information can help organizations combat diabetes, obesity

Ventura County Public Health recently launched Health Matters in Ventura County online at www.healthmattersinvc.org, a new go-to website for accurate and timely health-related data for Ventura County. More...

Camarillo residents open homes for garden tour

May 4 event to benefit Camarillo Hospice

The 18th annual Camarillo Hospice Spring Garden Tour is set for Sun., May 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the homes of Gretchen and Alan Ahmer, John and Colleen Floryan, Carol and Allen Gottlieb, Komali and Mal Nunna, and Marianne Slaughter and Dee Press. More...

Teach kids about nutrition with new book

Author Heather Garcia has released “Bana’na,” a new children’s book on health and nutrition. More...

Sports

Given to fly

Rio Mesa’s Greg Vann is one of the best long jumpers in California

Greg Vann is not in Spain anymore. He’s back to riding the bus to track meets instead of flying to his destinations. Vann doesn’t need an airplane to fly high. More...

Get to know Greg Vann

Greg Vann is enjoying a breakout junior season in his first year with the Rio Mesa High boys’ track and field team. Vann is one of the top long jumpers in the state. He recently moved from a U.S. More...

Lady Dons keep winning

BUCKETS—The Camarillo Lady Dons senior girls’ team won the Ventura County V League Championship. The Lady Dons defeated the Newbury Park Edge 53-20 in the championship game. More...

Faith

Easter to celebrate Christ’s resurrection

Holiday honors defining moment of Christianity

This weekend, almost 2.2 billion Christians around the world will come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is a universal tradition and the greatest event in the Christian calendar. More...

Religious leaders to gather for day of prayer

Keynote speaker inspired by Mother Teresa

Noel Irwin Hentschel, CEO of AmericanTours International and founder of the Noel Foundation, will be the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 15th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 1 at the Gilbert Sports More...

Easter services at Vineyard

Vineyard Community Church, 1320 Flynn Road, in Camarillo will host Easter services on Sun., April 20 at 10 a.m. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., APRIL 18 Simi Valley Republican Women 11:30 a.m. at Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Pkwy., Simi Valley. Guest speaker John Sullivan, codirector of “2016: Obama’s America More...

Letters

Upset by pumpkin patch closure

This is in regard to the April 11 letter to the editor “Goodbye, pumpkin patch.” I have great concern about the forthcoming closure of the Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch in Santa Paula, announced by Mr. More...

Cellphone towers are needed

This letter is in regard to the April 11 article “Fake tree makes for a real debate.” As a resident living in the area where the proposed cell tower is to be constructed, I find it amusing that other residents have thrown a wrench in the More...

Alzheimer’s a deadly ‘scourge’

There is a killer amongst my family, a dark force that has eliminated three different women from within our close-knit group. My grandmother, my aunt and my great-grandmother were a strong force that formed the foundation of what defined our family. More...

Editorials

In need of a rain dance

Predicting the weather is as much state-of-the-art science as it is good-old-fashioned guesswork. More...

Photo

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Teachers given raise, restoration of furlough days

Educators took cuts in 2008

The Oxnard Federation of Teachers and School Employees and Oxnard Union High School District have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes a 2 percent raise, the first in the district since 2008, as well as the restoration of five unpaid More...

Two local students safe after deadly bus crash

10 killed during trip to visit Northern California college campus

Two Ventura County students were among those on board a charter bus that was involved in a fiery crash last week on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. More...

Community

Dwindling groundwater forces agency to call for cutbacks

Camarillo officials to pay $2 million more for imported water

The City of Camarillo will have to spend an additional $2 million to buy imported water after a groundwater management agency passed a drought ordinance requiring local cities to cut back on pumping groundwater by 10 percent before July. More...

Tell Mom she’s No. 1

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 11, and the Camarillo Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. More...

For the record

The April 11 article “Mud runners will be knee-deep in fun” incorrectly stated that the Mission Oaks dog park will be closed for a couple of weeks after the mud run. In fact, only a portion of the park will be closed briefly. More...

Business

Get ready to sip, stroll through Old Town

In an attempt to make Camarillo’s Old Town a destination for those who appreciate good food and fine wine, the Old Town Association will host its second annual Culinary Crawl, which features appetizers and drinks in storefronts along the boulev More...

Schools

TEDx gives ideas a chance to breathe

Nine experts to speak during inaugural event at Moorpark College

There are 7 billion humans on earth, but no two people are exactly alike. Sure, it may sound a bit cliché, but John Baker, a professor of anthropology at Moorpark College, said the implications of our uniqueness are far-reaching. More...

Rio Mesa students put work into art

ART APPRECIATION—Erine Zielsdorf of Ventura views the art on display at Rio Mesa High School’s International Baccalaureate Art Show at the Camarillo Ranch House on April 9. More...

Pets

BIG AND LOVABLE

BIG AND LOVABLE— Chico is a 2-year-old pit bull. He is tan and white and was recently neutered. Chico is social with other dogs and knows basic commands, such as sit, lay down and roll over. More...

Police

Police net team of shoplifters

Six women were arrested last week on the 101 Freeway after they allegedly stole high-end items from the Tory Burch store in a flash-mob-style burglary at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, police said. More...

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo A man, 55, was arrested March 22 in the 6200 block of Armitos Drive for domestic battery. Someone stole property from a desk in the 500 block of Airport Way April 2. More...

Family

Day of funfit for the Gods

HEAVE HO—Sixth-grader Kai Arimura, 12, throws a Nerf javelin during the 20th annual Greek Festival of the Gods at Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts in Camarillo on April 11. More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW Child actors shine in Mark Twain’s classic ‘Tom Sawyer’

Aunt Polly, Tom, Huck and the gang appear at Moorpark theater

Aw shucks, High Street Arts Center delivers a dose of homespun rural humor in a charming adaptation of Mark Twain’s 1876 classic, “Tom Sawyer,” now playing at the Moorpark theater. More...

Comedy features music, theater

Musicians Igudesman & Joo will perform their hit show “A Little Nightmare Music” for the Ventura Music Festival at 8 p.m. Fri., May 2 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1555 Poli St. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

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Columns

What is growing in your mind garden?

“So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it. People who think many kinds of thought must expect to receive a confused manifestation in their lives. More...

Neighbors

Ready to learn, lead

UCLA-bound Camarillo teen awarded KIWIN’S scholarship

Karina Wang started to get nervous. She was pretty sure she was among those who would be called to the stage during the awarding of scholarships at the 38th annual district convention for KIWIN’S in San Ramon, Calif., in early April. More...

Real Estate

This Morrison Ranch Highlands Home Includes A Completely Remodeled Kitchen For Entertaining

This home is in the Morrison Ranch Highlands. The front steps lead into the vaulted entry with a grand wood staircase. The large open living room has a fireplace and high ceilings; there is a spacious separate dining room. More...

Josie Earl

Chuck Lech, manager of the Dilbeck Real Estate in Westlake Village, commends Josie Earl for her outstanding year in residential real estate in 2013. She has been selling real estate in the Conejo Valley for more than 24 years. More...

Updated Single-story Condo Is Move-in Ready With Updated Kitchen

This updated single-story condo with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms has views and is move-in ready. The unit is near the community recreation room, pool and spa. A tennis and basketball court is within walking distance. More...