November 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City moves forward on Camarillo Grove Park

Plans for the Camarillo Grove Park Outdoor Interpretive Nature Center are underway. More...

Health & Wellness

Program looks at impact pot has on teens

While marijuana use has been legalized in many states for medical purposes, and in four states for recreational use, research indicates that teens who smoke pot could be damaging their brains. More...

Free joint replacement class

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold joint replacement classes to prepare persons for total knee or hip replacement surgery. Home preparation, exercises and information about rehabilitation will be discussed. More...

Schools

Veteran educator looks to make her mark at new school

Erin Huizinga is excited to step back into the classroom. More...

Students prove it’s cool to be drug-free

PEN AND PAPER—The Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club and the Pleasant Valley School District honored the winners of the seventh annual Red Ribbon Week Writing Contest during an awards ceremony at More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Nov. 1 A man, 38, was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance on the southbound 101 Freeway off-ramp onto Pleasant Valley Road. Nov. More...

On The Town

Former ‘Idol’ star sings the classics

Brooke White to perform in Christmas concert

Singer-songwriter Brooke White, a former “American Idol” contestant, will present her annual Hometown Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Event to help feed the hungry

FOOD Share will have its third annual CAN-tree Collection food drive Fri. through Sun., Dec. 5 to 7 at The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. More...

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Columns

Training senior care providers

When I was in corporate America, the companies I worked for invested a lot of money in employee education and development. More...

A feast of burden

Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves sick for days to follow. More...

Travel gifts

The gift-giving season is here. It’s the season for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and every year, it seems, a couple more “Buy now!” shopping days are added to the mix. More...

Real Estate

Kitchen Has Newer Appliances, Center Island, Bay Window And Doors To Backyard

This light and bright Morrison Ranch home has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It is on a cul-de-sac. Vaulted ceilings can be found at the entry way and in the living room, which offers a fireplace and opens to the formal dining room. More...

Stephanie Porras

CEO Brian Troop and Westlake Village branch manager Gayle Caughey welcome Realtor Stephanie Porras back to the Westlake Village office. Born and raised in the Conejo Valley, Porras moved to Westlake Village in 2002. More...

Newer House In Mission Oaks Community

Coastal Properties of Santa Barbara and Montecito opens its latest listing in Camarillo in the Mission Oaks community, known for the outstanding Pleasant Valley School District and nestled within the Calarosa Ranch development. More...

Council establishes tourism district

Program to boost visitors, shoppers in town

The City of Camarillo hopes to see an uptick in the number of tourists staying in local hotels, and shopping and eating at businesses around town. More...

County ’s domestic violence rate one of highest in California

8,000 cases in ’14

Ventura County has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in California, and the number of reported cases keeps rising. More...

More room at CSUCI

CAMPUS HOUSING— Vanessa Bahena, a student at California State University Channel Islands, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for Santa Rosa Village at CSUCI on Nov. 24. More...

Community

FOR THE RECORD

It was incorrectly noted in the Nov. 21 Acorn on Vacation photo of Joanne and Jack Caputo that the Camarillo husband and wife celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. In fact, the Alaska trip was to commemorate 53 years of marriage. More...

Mexicanflame-leaf gives holidayfire

Nothing is as luminous at Christmas—without the need for electrification—as the poinsettia. More...

Simi police looking for new recruits

About 25 officers expected to retire soon

The Simi Valley Police Department has welcomed nine new officers in the past year, a figure that will grow as the department prepares for a number of retirements in the foreseeable future. More...

Business

Hispanic Business Council draws participants from Camarillo and beyond

The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Business Council, a group formed to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to men and women who are part of or affiliated with the Hispanic business community, is gaining tractio More...

Pets

Dogs find a friend in a favorite dog walker

Pooch Cruisers expands as demand for service grows

Guillermo waits patiently by the door while resting his head on his paws. He’s a miniature pinscher Chihuahua mix from a shelter in Los Angeles. Like a lot of small rescue dogs, he’s uneasy around people. More...

WON'T BARK

WON’T BARK—Brutus is a brown guinea pig about 2 years old. This little guy is looking for a home in time for the holidays. To adopt Brutus, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Bethany Church on the Hill celebrates golden anniversary

Wavyl Taylor was among a group of 35 people who gathered at a local park in November 1962 to discuss founding a house of worship to call their own. More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

SAT., NOV. 29 Holiday Sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday in the visitor center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, and Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center More...

Letters

Is there a conflict of interest?

This letter is in regard to the Nov. 21 article “Kelley sheds light on Valle Lindo brouhaha.” More...

A case of sour grapes

I am writing in response to Roy Villa’s Nov. 14 letter to the editor. More...

Perfect? No, but many are trying

This letter is in regard to the Nov. 21 letter “Actions speak louder than words.” More...

Editorials

Thanksgiving is here, so it’s time to talk turkey

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we’ll bet your waistline is a little bigger than it was yesterday. That’s OK—it just means you had a lot to be thankful for this year. More...

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Neighbors

Center strives to provide home away from home

Addresses needs of participants, caregivers

The role of caregiver can be thrust upon a person in the blink of an eye. “You could be having a normal day, get a phone call that someone is in the hospital, and your life is changed forever,” Ann Springer said. More...