August 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Take a hike

The Japanese call it “Shinrinyoku.” In the Western world, we refer to it as “forest bathing.” A walk in the woods is what some Japanese scientists are prescribing for weary, burned-out executives as well as the general, overly More...

Business

Bank of America reaches settlement over mortgages

Lender to pay billions for role in housing crisis

Bank of America announced Aug. 21 that it reached a nearly $17-billion settlement with a federal and state group investigating the bank’s role in the 2008 mortgage lending crisis. More...

Credit union moves to new headquarters in Ventura

Ventura County Credit Union, a not-for-profit cooperative servicing the financial needs of the greater Ventura region, recently obtained the deed of a new facility for its corporate offices. More...

Lawyers to discuss estate planning, biotechnology

In partnership with the Ventura County Law Library, the Camarillo Library will host the following presentations by local legal professionals on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. starting Sept. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo A vandal keyed a car in the 3900 block of Parron Street July 16. A man, 33, was arrested July 20 in the 1900 block of Vanguard Drive for vandalism. More...

Faith

Student rabbi, musician will lead Temple Ner Ami

Student Rabbi Eric Rosenstein believes in the power of music to inspire and unite people. “There are many ways to create a holy space, a community, a place of sanctity,” said Rosenstein, who has played the guitar since he was 14. More...

BRIEFS

Program on giving wisely More...

Letters

Commercial sends wrong message

So many young girls and women have low self-esteem and poor body image. The new Carl’s Jr. commercial doesn’t help. More...

Letters roll in for Villa

I am very excited because Roy Villa has finally decided to run for the Camarillo City Council. For years Roy has been very involved in the Camarillo Chamber, which is how I met him. More...

Camarillo the new Valley?

Camarillo is suffering from the same growth effects as many other cities that parallel the 101 Freeway corridor. What happened to the greenbelts? More...

Neighbors

Ode to an odorous animal: the skunk

You usually smell it before you see it: our friend, the skunk. The striped skunk is a yearround patient at the California Wildlife Center, never more so than now, with 25 adults in our “SkunkWorks” enclosures. More...

Police net 7 in drug cartel bust

$9 million in drugs, cash seized after arrests

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office seized more than $4 million in cash and $5 million worth of drugs during a yearlong investigation that has thus far led to the arrests of seven people allegedly connected with the Mexican Mafia. More...

Contest ends at high noon today

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...

Community

Former high school administrator pleads guilty to sex crimes

Felix “ David” Gallegos, a former Adolfo Camarillo High School associate principal, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Ventura Superior Court to charges of inappropriately touching a student and a teacher. More...

Poker players needed

Top prize is $500

The Camarillo Hospice Poker Tournament seeks poker players for its event at 11:30 a.m. Sun., Aug. 31 at the Camarillo Ranch House Barn, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. The buy-in cost of $100 is a taxdeductible donation to Camarillo Hospice. More...

September events include safety day, dog celebration

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

Schools

El Descanso principal believes in collaboration

‘Teachers and I will be working together,’ Finneran says

Clara Finneran knows a helpful principal keeps the door open. More...

Educational nonprofit to host Farm Day

Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture will host the second annual Ventura County Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 to increase the public’s understanding of the journey of food from farm to consumption. More...

Pets

A voice for the voiceless

A star-studded rock ’n’ roll fundraiser called “Sing for the Voiceless” will help a local animal rescue organization to save abused, injured and special needs dogs and find homes for them. More...

GREAT COMPANION

GREAT COMPANION—Allie is an altered female black-andbrown mix breed about 7 years old. She is sweet and loves to be around people. She would make a wonderful companion dog. More...

Family

Aircraft dip, jumpers dive for crowds

HIGH FLYING THRILLS—Above, Marines from the 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company in Bell, Calif., jump out of a World War II era C-53 airplane during the Wings Over Camarillo Air Show at the C More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW ‘Guys and Dolls’

New director proves he ‘Can Do’

Those colorful crapshooters of Runyonland are back. The High Street Arts Center’s new production of the madcap musical “Guys and Dolls” had its debut Aug. 22 and is already proving to be a “best bet.” More...

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Columns

A new kind of college education

Earlier this month, my husband and I moved my niece, an incoming freshman from Connecticut, into her dorm room at USC. The experience revealed to us just how much has changed since our days on a college campus. More...

Editorials

The do’s and don’ts of campaign letters

Social media and the Internet as a whole have forever transformed how thoughts and opinions are disseminated, a phenomenon that can have particular punch in an election year. More...

Photo

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Real Estate

Backyard Offers Lush Landscaping, Terraced Seating Area And Waterfall

This four bedroom, four bath Home is in a prime location with mountain views. This open floor plan has a downstairs bedroom en-suite and office (possible fifth bedroom). More...

Mike Scharff

CEO Brian Troop and Camarillo branch manager Tim Galvin welcome Realtor Mike Scharff to the Troop Real Estate Inc. family. A Camarillo native, Scharff is the go-to Realtor for finding a home in the suburban community. More...

Carmen Mormino and Syd Leibovitch

Syd Leibovitch, president and CEO of Rodeo Realty Inc, Estate congratulated Carmen Mormino, estates director for the Westlake Village Sale Pending branch, for an incredible month of August in which he closed or has in escrow sales totaling $7 million More...