June 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Park district ups fees

About 25,000 Camarillo homeowners will pay 92 cents more on their December tax bill so the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District can maintain and improve parks. More...

Outstanding playoff run ends

WORKHORSE- Senior pitcher Jordan Lindebaum helped carry the Rio Mesa High School baseball team throughout a 16-11 season that ended at home on Tuesday with a 5-4 loss to Vista Murrieta High School in the CIF-Southern Section Division I More...

Health & Wellness

YMCA benefit bike ride is a rolling success

Close to 30 cyclists came out to support the Camarillo Family YMCA's inaugural metric century and family fun ride on Sun., May 20. More than $1,200 was raised by cyclists and through donations benefiting the 2007 Campaign for Youth. More...

Women and children's clinic opens in Oxnard

The Mandalay Bay Women and Children's Medical Group has opened at the Palms Outlet Center in Oxnard. The clinic offers bilingual doctors and staff. More...

'Quilt of Memories' focus of hospice memorial

"Weaving a Quilt of Memories" is the theme for Camarillo Hospice's 23rd annual memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Tues., June 5 at Mt. Cross Lutheran Church, 102 Camino Esplendido in Camarillo. More...

Schools

Having a ball at the Strawberry Cup

SO CLOSE- Camarillo resident Caleb Funk, 9, smiles and jumps in the air moments after he barely missed heading the soccer ball into the goal during a game at the AYSO Strawberry Cup Tournament in Camarillo held May 19 and 20. More...

CSUCI professor wins biotech award

Dr. Ching-Hua Wang, professor of biology at California State University at Channel Islands, received the 2007 Andreoli Biotechnology Service Award from the CSU Pro gram for Education and Research in Biotechnology. "Dr. More...

17 Camarillo students receive scholarships

Seventeen students from Camarillo schools were among the 404 local recipients who received a combined $1 million in scholarships last week from the Ventura County Community Foundation. The Camarillo scholarship recipients are Nina D. More...

Police

A 35-year-old man was arrested May 15 for peeking into a woman's bedroom and watching her get dressed around 6 a.m. in the 700 block of Paseo Camarillo. More...

Family

Commission invites stories for 'protecting coast' contest

The California Coastal Commission invites the public to submit stories and/or photos documenting how they have acted as a California Coastal Steward. More...

Wood Ranch golf tournament scheduled

The 24th annual YMCA Golf Classic, sponsored by Dole Foods, will be held Mon., June 18 at the Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. Proceeds go to the Southeast Ventura County YMCA. The tournament features a 1 p.m. More...

Summer clogging classes start

Conejo Valley Cloggers offers clogging classes Thursdays at Old Meadows Park, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. Beginning level starts at 6:45 p.m. and progresses through advanced level until 10 p.m. More...

Calendar

FRI., JUNE 1 Global Folk Dances West Valley Folk Dancers hosts international folk dances, 7:15 to 10 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. More...

Letters

City needs to reconsider development near airport safety zone

On June 13 the Camarillo City Council will be asked to approve 1,350 high-density residential units on prime agriculture land located between the 101 Freeway and Spanish Hills. More...

Charter schools take time, thought

The school year is about to end, and those of you who are Charter School leaders have reason to be upset about the changes taking place in the Pleasant Valley School District, dictated by two school closures. More...

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Neighbors

Youth club embarks on 40th year of inspiring members

Throughout 2007, the Boys & Girls Club will celebrate 40 years of providing the children of Camarillo with a positive environment and engaging after-school activities. More...

Vista Murrieta defeats Camarillo in extra innings to win championship

1-0 game goes to the 11th

Garrett Rau pitched the greatest game of his life, yet he exited the field at Dodger Stadium late Thursday night feeling like he More...

City puts parking study into drive

Report to focus on Old Town, mixed-use developments

The ever-increasing rush hour traffic along the 101 Freeway is positive proof that Ventura County- especially the Pleasant Valley- is growing steadily. More...

Concert series offers everyone's favorite eras

Tours of late legends Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley may be just a memory, but music from three of the biggest names in American music will be part of the Camarillo Arts Council's upcoming summer concert and film series. More...

DA drops charges against CSUCI student

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a California State University at Channel Islands freshman who was arrested April 19 after allegedly posting to a social networking website her plans to carry out a shooting spree on the local campus. More...

Community

Federal bill would ease payments to Rocketdyne's ill workers

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives will ease payments to former Rocketdyne workers who became ill due to their work at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. More...

Agency helps owners keep their homes

In an effort to help area residents avoid foreclosure, the Ventura County Community Development Corp. is launching "A New Way Home," a Homeownership Preservation Campaign. VCCD is a subsidiary of Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. More...

Chamber will host free workshop on positive aspects of buying a home

The HomeBuyingSchool will present a workshop, "Why It Still Makes Sense to Buy versus Rent," from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues., June 19 at the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, 2400 Ventura Blvd., in Old Town Camarillo. More...

Business

Planning for college costs takes time

Most people agree that an investment in a college education is money well spent. But finding the money to pay for escalating education costs is not easy. More...

Conejo Mountain opens doors

CLASSIC STYLE- Steven Geoffrion, managing architect for the Oxnard-based Lauterbach and Associates Architects, Inc., stands before the new 15,000-square-foot funeral home his firm designed for Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park, which More...

Sports

Heroes, happiness, heartbreak- The playoffs had it all

Acorn photographers Jann Hendry and Bill Sparkes capture a week's worth of thrills on the diamond More...

Spartans stunned by two-out rally

The Spartans were so close, they could almost taste the Dodger Dogs. And then, just like that, the feeling vanished. More...

RMHS athletes head to state

Rio Mesa High has sent two relay teams and one individual to this weekend's CIF State Track and Field Championships at Sacramento City College. Josh Harrison will compete in the boys' long jump. More...

Faith

A day of devotion

FLOWERS FOR MARY- Second-grade students from St. Mary Magdalen School in Old Town Camarillo sing songs as they gather around a statue of Mary in a "May Crowning" ceremony recently. More...

Church to host Juneteenth celebration

The Bethel AME Church of Oxnard and the Black American Political Association of California, Ventura County Chapter, present the 17th annual Juneteenth, "A Celebration of Freedom," from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Wyler: Broadway actress dies

After devoting decades to animal advocacy and a theatrical career, Camarillo resident Gretchen Wyler died last Sunday after a long battle with cancer. More...

On The Town

Camarillo Arts Council Summer Program Concerts

June 9 The Wonderelles June 23 World Classic              Rockers July 7 The Tennessee Three July 21 Moorpark Symphony      Orchestra Aug. More...

New West Symphony commemorates Russian composers

The New West Symphony concluded its 12th season at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on May 19 with a program of Russian music. More...

Play review

'Red hot lovers' is a groovy, cool show

The title "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" sounds like a frantic sex farce, but it's actually a stunning probe into human nature. More...

Editorials

Local baseball teams prove they have the right stuff

Last night the Adolfo Camarillo High School baseball team took the field at Dodger Stadium to play Vista Murrieta High School in the CIFSouthern Section Division II championship game. More...

Vacation Photos

Camarillo Acorn on Vacation

TROPICAL GETAWAY- Nancy Jaeger of Camarillo, left, and her sister, Carol Sue Dixon of Illinois stand aboard a cruise ship docked in Aruba before setting sail for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More...

Real Estate

Cul-De-Sac Home

This Woodranch culdesac home has 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room, 3 bathrooms and more than 3,600 square feet. The bathrooms have been remodeled. The kitchen has granite counters, and topoftheline appliances. More...

Nestled In A Family Community

This Moorpark ranchstyle home is a one-story home in a family community close to schools and parks. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The floor plan is open and bright with cathedral ceilings in the living and family rooms. More...