July 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

More than 700 apply for home at new AMLI apartments

Ronald Monfils has been on waiting lists for affordable and senior housing in Ventura and Los Angeles counties for the past three years, but because of the demand, he has yet to move into an apartment he can afford on his fixed income. More...

Health & Wellness

Tennis pros on the court for charity

ON THE COURT—Above, tennis professional Mike Bryan delivers a serve during a doubles match at the V-Grid Tennis Fest July 19 at Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. More...

Local doctor to give advice on preventing bone loss

Community Memorial Health System will present a free seminar on osteoporosis from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Santa Monica Room at Courtyard by Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. Dr. More...

Sports

All-Stars give it their all

‘HE’S SAFE!’—Third baseman Sawyer Rovegno of Torrance is unable to hold onto the ball as Camarillo All-Star Jake Lovato slides safely into the bag during the Pinto U-7 West Zone World Series playoff game at Bob Kildee Park in More...

They deserve your ‘Company’

Moorpark College presents Stephen Sondheim classic

Last Friday, Broadway’s lights were dimmed for one of its most legendary stars, Elaine Stritch, who died July 17 at the age of 89. More...

Water polo star is a boy among men

Jake Ehrhardt will be the next great player for Rio Mesa

Age is just a number for Jake Ehrhardt. Ehrhardt is an incoming freshman on the Rio Mesa High boys’ water polo team, but he’s no rookie. The 14-year-old has experience competing against players four years older than him. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo Someone stole mail from multiple mailboxes in the 600 block of N. Lantana Street between July 7 and 8. Costal Grading reported that someone took property from the business near W. Daily Drive and Las Posas Road between July 7 and 8. More...

Family

Fetching torpedoes

It’s summertime and my 11-year-old son wants to do nothing but three things—swim, swim and after that swim some more. He’s part human. I think his love for swimming, however, comes from the fish in him. More...

On The Town

Foodies, wine lovers walk ‘Abbey Road’

Taste of Camarillo features over 100 chefs, wineries

The Camarillo Ranch House is known for its Victorian house and museum depicting early life in Southern California, but a different historical influence will descend upon the property this weekend. More...

Gallery hosts free showing of abstract art

The Camarillo Art Center is featuring “Meanings Unknown,” a free show with abstract acrylic paintings by John Colby, through Sun., Aug. 10 at 3150 Ponderosa Drive. More...

Paintings explore London, Greenland

Three solo shows will be on exhibit at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo in August. The shows open Sat., Aug. 2 with a free artists’ reception from 4 to 6 p.m. at 2222 Ventura Blvd. in Old Town Camarillo. More...

Columns

Summertime fun

Now that summer is here in full force, many of us have dragged out our swimsuits, dusted off the folding beach chairs and spruced up our walking, hiking, running, tennis, dancing and playing shoes so we can dive into this glorious season head-on. More...

Editorials

Popular Acorn contest returns—write on!

The dog days of summer are here, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces? The Acorn’s seventh annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is here, and you’re invited to take part. More...

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Real Estate

Corner Lot With Curb Appeal

This four/five bedroom, three bath Coventry Ridge home is in an exclusive area on approximately a half acre. The property is zoned for horses. More...

Joseph Brooks

CEO Brian Troop and Simi Valley branch manager Emilio Mora welcome Joseph Brooks to Troop Real Estate Inc. Born and raised in Simi Valley, Brooks graduated from Simi Valley High School and attended Moorpark College. More...

Terry Jacobsen

Broker/ owner Todd C. Olson and president Keith Myers have commended Terry Jacobsen of Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., Westlake office, for her production in July with sales of over $1 million and total production of over $3 million. More...

Water wholesaler rallying local support for Bay Delta project

Camarillo among cities signing letter of support; T.O. last holdout

Local lawmakers, agencies and cities have backed a $25-billion plan to build two 35-mile tunnels to move water more efficiently from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to water purveyors serving 25 million people in the state, including more than More...

Trio arrested for kidnapping Camarillo man, 22, in May

Three men between the ages of 18 and 23 have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and beating a 22-year-old Camarillo man back in May. More...

Community

Lane closure affects Pleasant Valley Road

The California Department of Transportation is closing one lane of State Route 34 (Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Valley Road) from Rice Avenue in Oxnard to Lewis Road in Camarillo nightly, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays through September. More...

Cops must have a warrant to search cellphones

Cellphones and smartphones do far more than send and receive phone calls. More...

Commuters can save a buck with bus pass

Gold Coast Transit bus passes in 31-day, 15- ride and day-pass quantities for adult, youth and reduced-fare riders can be bought at the Ventura County Government Center’s Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More...

Schools

Club grants scholarship to ACHS grad

IN Recognition— Above, Gonzalo Figueroa, left, is congratulated by Thom Tibor, president of the Camarillo Democratic Club during an award ceremony on July 10. More...

Foster program helps teens transition into adulthood

Presis Bryson spent her adolescent years and a portion of her childhood living in foster care. More...

Plenty to do before summer break ends

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District will offer the following summer activities. Unless otherwise indicated, events take place at 1605 E. Burnley St. in Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 482-1996 or visit www.pvrpd.org. More...

Pets

New homeowner has run-in with squatter

My head was bursting with dreams and plans as I carried moving boxes into my newly acquired, first-ever home of my own in rural Agoura, so I initially failed to notice an object on the deck railing. More...

WANTS TO SNUGGLE

WANTS TO SNUGGLE—Jenny is a 10-year-old brown Chihuahua. She is friendly, likes other dogs and is looking for a loving home to spend her golden years. More...

Faith

Parishioners at Simi Valley churchfind faith on two wheels

Worship for those who feel like a ‘square peg’

When he was younger, Rick Fish never thought he’d become a minister, let alone create his own church. More...

Rabbi wants to whip up friendships over dessert

Congregation Am HaYam will present a “friend-raising event” to introduce prospective members to the congregation and Rabbi J. B. Sacks at 7 p.m. Tues., July 29. The location will be given when reservations are made. More...

Camarillo UMC offers ‘Workshop of Wonders’

Camarillo United Methodist Church will present its annual Vacation Bible School from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri., Aug. 4 to 8 at 291 Anacapa Road, Camarillo. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., JULY 25 Oxnard Salsa Festival 7 to 9 p.m. kickoff concert at Plaza Park, Fifth and B streets, downtown Oxnard. Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Salsa and Latin bands More...

Letters

Moratorium is excessive

As a Camarillo resident who has been frustrated with poor to fair cell reception for five years, I read with interest the article in last week’s Acorn titled “City extends its ban on new cellphone towers.” More...

A brown lawn is a status symbol

When it comes to your lawn, a mature lawn will not die if allowed to get a little brown. No need to take it out; just keep it neatly trimmed to keep the weeds down. More...

Why do liberal ignore the law?

I just received the this memo from Congresswoman Julia Brownley: “Dear Mr. Murray, More...

Neighbors

Career path sparked by interest in firefighting

Camarillo native is one of 15 women with 350-strong fire department

It was obvious to anyone who looked that Alexandra Johnson was destined to be a firefighter. More...