July 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Brownley widens lead in campaign fundraising

Cash expected to pour in by fall for candidates

California Assemblymember Jeff Gorell gave incumbent U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley a run during the state primaries in June, with Gorell 833 votes shy of tying Brownley in the 26th Congressional District race. More...

Health & Wellness

Lessons of rock

A confession: When I was young, “good” rock ’n’ roll somewhat eluded me. I was born in 1958. More...

805 Dash takes on cancer

Proceeds from the inaugural 805Dash4ACure5K/10Kfun run on Sat., Aug. 2 will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund cancer research and patient services More...

Business

Early start can bring clarity to your tax picture

Put financial house in order

The year is half over and savvy people are making financial moves that will improve their 2014 tax picture. The following tips will help. More...

Sports

Gold all-stars make catch

Savvy Camarillo Girls Softball U-12 squad prepares for national tourney

Camarillo Girls Softball Association’s U-12 Gold team is back on the national stage. The Gold all-stars won’t be satisfied with just competing under the bright lights of the ASA Western National Tournament this year. More...

Camarillo Gold U-12 all-stars: In a nutshell

The Camarillo Girls Softball Association’s U-12 Gold Team will compete at the ASA Western National Tournament in Roseville, Calif., on July 28. More...

Scorpion ready to turn a corner

A YELLOW JACKET NOW—Ray Thomas, right, carries the ball for the Camarillo High football team against rival Rio Mesa in the Scorpions’ 43-7 win on Nov. 8 at home. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Camarillo A man, 28, was arrested June 29 at Daily Drive and Rosewood Avenue on a felony warrant. Nike Factory Store, 990 Camarillo Center Drive, reported that someone shoplifted from the store July 1. American Eagle Outfitters, 690 E. More...

Alleged flasher exposed, arrested

An Encino man suspected of flashing Camarillo Premium Outlet employees turned himself in to police after security camera footage of him was released and shown across Southern California. More...

Family

Volunteer shoppers help feed body and soul

Grocery carts are lined up about a dozen deep down two aisles of the Vons supermarket on Mission Oaks Boulevard in Camarillo. More...

On The Town

PLAY REVIEW ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

Show tunes take audience back to the past

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” has only been around since 1999, but it seems like longer than that. More...

MOVIE LISTINGS

Full Story

Photography explores African landscape

Sessions at the Loft will host a photography exhibit, “Saving Africa,” featuring African nature images by Christopher Ward. An artist reception will take place at 4 p.m. More...

Real Estate

Grand Opening Of American Farmhouse Community In Chatsworth

After much anticipation and favored to the Southern California market, a New American Farmhouse community is opening in Chatsworth, offering design solutions for a variety of family types. The grand opening will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Arrests made in kidnapping, beating case

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

City extends its ban on new cellphone towers

Officials want time to study issue, draft rules

Camarillo residents who want better cellphone reception may be asking “Can you hear me now?” for another year. The Camarillo City Council has voted to extend its temporary ban on the construction of new cell towers until May 2015. More...

Camarillo medical buildings possible targets of arsonists

Two medical buildings in Camarillo may have been targets for arsonists last month. Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office believe the two separate incidents may be related. More...

Community

Tweets draw the ire of Republicans

Posts sent out by head of county Democratic Party

The chair of the Ventura County Democratic Party has apologized for a series of tweets he sent out over the Fourth of July weekend that infuriated local Republicans and brought calls for his resignation. More...

Kiwanis Club writes a big check

DONATION—At left, John Muller of Camarillo is the Kiwanis Club of Camarillo’s 5K director who helped coordinate the ‘Joggin’ for the Noggin’ fundraiser to raise money for the UCLA Brain Cancer Research Fund. More...

Be wary of friendly hawks

On June 18 the California Wildlife Center received a call that a large raptor was being hand-fed at a golf course in Malibu. Somebody was able to give food to a wild raptor? What? More...

Schools

COMMENTARY Parenting skills

Parenting styles often determined by past

I have heard many people exclaim, “Why isn’t there a class for parents? More...

Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships

The Ventura County Community Foundation awarded nearly $1.3 million in scholarships at its recent Scholarship Awards Reception at the Ventura County Office of Education. More...

Host families needed for exchange program

International Student Placements, LLC is seeking host families for Chinese exchange students from Tues., July 22 to Tues., Aug. 5. The students, ages 15 to 17, will study for two weeks at Cal State Channel Islands. More...

Pets

CHILLAX

CHILLAX—Wooby is 6 years old. He can be left alone and will greet you upon your return. He needs to be the only pet and is not good with children. To adopt Wooby, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Commentary Christian Faith

Every person has a unique story to tell

She’s the one who takes up the center of the grocery store aisle shuffling with her shopping cart and going nowhere fast. You try to pass by with the cellphone to your ear as precious minutes tick away from your busy day. More...

Exploring modern miracles

Lifetree Cafe will present a free program titled “Miracles or Mere Coincidences? Does Everything Happen for a Reason?” at 7 p.m. Thurs., July 31 at 71 Loma Drive, Camarillo. Snacks and beverages will be available. More...

Life: a wild ride on a universal roller coaster

“Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.” — Goethe How do you think your life is progressing? More...

Calendar

The Acorn's guide to what's going on

FRI., JULY 18 ‘Wings Of Life’ 7 p.m. at Horizon Hills School, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. Screening of Disney nature film “Wings of Life,” a look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers. More...

Letters

Some tips to offset drought

This is an open letter to the Camarillo City Council. California is in its third year of drought conditions. Between June 10 and 17, the drought got worse by 25 percent. It will cost money and jobs for the agricultural industry. More...

Candidates should narrow field

Camarillo voters and candidates need to wake up and smell the coffee! We desperately need a change in the people who govern our city. More...

Musicians of the world wanted

We are looking for musicians to perform music from their native cultures, wherever and whatever that may be. It’s A New Day is a nonprofit production company. More...

Neighbors

The Arc celebrates 60 years of friendship and services

Sahjid Aguilar thought he would no longer have friends after he graduated from Channel Islands High School. More...