May 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposal to name stretch of 101 after deputy

Freshman assemblymember made bill herfirst in office

The office of California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin sits just up the street from a roadside memorial for a deputy who lost his life in the line of duty seven months ago in Camarillo. More...

Health & Wellness

$80-million hospital expansion will begin in fall

Plans to expand the only hospital in Camarillo are underway. St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital—which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary—is building a new tower and upgrading its existing facilities. More...

Business

Attorney joins with Camarillo lawfirm as a new partner

Darth K. Vaughn has joined the Camarillo employment law firm LightGabler LLP as a partner. Vaughn’s legal experience includes defending employers against a broad range of labor and employment disputes. More...

New CEO for Hilton Foundation

Peter Laugharn has been chosen as the next president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which awards grants to improve the lives of disadvantaged people. The foundation is based in Agoura Hills. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2016. More...

Spice Media expands its services

Social Spice Media has expanded its services to include website development, logo design, email marketing and public relations consulting. In addition, the marketing and branding agency has moved into the Lewis Lofts in Old Town Camarillo at 2435 E. More...

Sports

They are playing for the win

GROUND GAMES—At left, Andrew Thomas from the University of British Columbia falls onto goalkeeper Antoni Pawel Kindler from the Kings of Simi Valley during the 44th California Cup International More...

Tide is high for the waves

SURGE OF SUCCESS—Wave Premier, a girls’U-16 club soccer team from Oxnard, took first place in the College Showcase tournament in San Diego March 28 and 29. More...

Scorpions make history in the pool

Camarillo boys’ swim team snares Coastal Canyon League crown

Championship banners hang from the rafters of Camarillo High’s gym. A plethora of league titles adorn the banners, which showcase each sports team’s accomplishments over the years. One flag, however, remained blank. More...

Faith

Who might be holding your happiness hostage?

All blame is a waste of time. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. More...

Civic Arts Plaza to host Jewish music celebration

Chabad of the Conejo, a Jewish educational and social service organization serving the Conejo Valley from seven regional centers, will host a community-wide “Evening of Jewish Song and Solidarity” at 7:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., MAY 29 Camarillo Heights STEM Academy Carnival 2 to 6 p.m. at 35 Catalina Drive, Camarillo. Food, games, silent auction, farmers market. For all ages. Tickets: 25 cents. TGIF Jazz Night More...

Letters

Coach ready to walk for cystic fibrosis

My name is Patty Sylvis. Most people know me as coach Patty of Coach Patty’s School of Gymnastics in Camarillo. More...

City’s stance on fake grass has too many hoops

I have been contemplating landscaping with artificial turf and rock along with succulents to conserve water here in Camarillo. More...

Thinks council made mistake with fire station

The abandoned firehouse in Old Town Camarillo is for sale or lease again. Records indicate the city paid $150,000 in 1997 for the firehouse, plus $1 million for Dizdar Park, which includes the Chamber office, in 2011. More...

Neighbors

‘Friends’ show up at gallery

‘Liked’ will be last Palm exhibit

As an art lecturer at California State University Channel Islands, Aldo Figueroa has more than 600 “friends” on Facebook, but he believes he’s missing the bond that makes those connections meaningful. More...

Real Estate

Brand-new home has gourmet kitchen and canyon views

This brand-new mountaintop retreat has panoramic views of the surrounding canyons. The house sits on a privately gated view lot of nearly a half-acre. More...

Julie Knutson

Julie Knutson with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently recognized as the No. 1 agent in the Camarillo office and No. 4 within Ventura County at the annual awards breakfast at Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. More...

Equestrian estate in Old Agoura with upgraded kitchen including a butler’s pantry

This equestrian estate home in Old Agoura has a grove of ancient oaks and horse trails literally right outside the property. The house is close to Malibu beach and less than 30 miles from Los Angeles. More...

Long says it’s time to retire from Board of Supervisors

Camarillo resident longest-serving member on board

Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long announced this week she will not seek reelection in 2016. More...

School district, teachers reach salary agreement

Months of wrangling over a new contract for Pleasant Valley School District teachers came to a resolution May 20 when the union and district officials forged a tentative two-year agreement. More...

Community

Animal shelter seeks public’s help to pay for puppy playground

Playtime, essential to the health and happiness of any dog, is especially important for shelter dogs that spend the majority of their time in kennels, said Kimberly Flavin, an animal behaviorist for Ventura County Animal Services. More...

Celebrate National Trails Day with park cleanup

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District seeks volunteers to help with projects to clean and beautify its most rural park next month as part of a widespread celebration of trails across the nation. More...

City moves to irrigate eastern part of park with recycled water

The city is moving forward on a project to irrigate the eastern portion of Pleasant Valley Fields with recycled water to reduce water costs. More...

Schools

Retired educators to take the spotlight at awards dinner

Three awardees worked in local schools

The Ventura County Educators’ Hall of Fame will hold the annual Induction Dinner on Sat., June 6 at the FourPoints By Sheraton in Ventura. More...

Gateway School to hold graduation ceremony

Gateway School will have its Class of 2015 graduation ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Mon., June 8 at the Ventura County Office of Education, Conference and Education Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. More...

New SAT complicates choices for class of 2017

If junior year of high school isn’t stressful enough, the new SAT is creating even more test anxiety for the class of 2017. More...

Pets

TAKE ME HOME!

TAKE ME HOME!—Jasper is a white-and-brown tabby. Little is known about him since he was taken in as a stray. If you would like to adopt Jasper, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

May 12 A man, 25, was arrested for battery in the 800 block of Arneill Road. May 14 A woman, 56, was cited for petty theft at Saks Off 5th in the 500 block of Ventura Boulevard. May 15 More...

Family

Ham and cheese on why

Bad things happen to me and I ask, “Why?” The other night, my wife and I took our 11-year-old son and his friend to dinner, and two total strangers sitting across the way paid our bill. More...

On The Town

Country music festival is next week

Will raise money for three charities

The fourth annual OakHeart Country Music Festival will take place from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 6 at Conejo Creek South Park, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

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Columns

‘Honey, I’m home’

I get the most wonderful greeting every time I come home from work, or even if I just step out for a minute. When my little dog, Abbey, hears the door open, she comes running to me—tail wagging effusively as she wiggles all over with happiness. More...

Editorials

Dear Dad—here’s why we love you

Patro, pere, daidí, babbo, da, vader. Around the world, Dad goes by many names. And of course he comes in all shapes and sizes. There are the do-it-youselfers and there are those who don’t even own a screwdriver. More...

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