October 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Skull fragment found on local farm

Experts believe bones are Chumash

The Ventura County medical examinercoroner's office determined that bones found on a farm between Camarillo and Oxnard late last month are American Indian. More...

Health & Wellness

Police recruits put to the test

GETTING IN SHAPE- Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputy trainee Tom Martin of Camarillo, front left, and his fellow recruits count off cadence as they participate in one of many runs at the police training center on Eubanks Street at the Cama More...

Wellness Community needs sponsors for Holiday Homes Tour

Local organizations can support The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura's programs of support, education and hope for people fighting cancer by signing up as a sponsor or advertiser for the 16th annual Holiday Homes Tour, which will take pla More...

Record high usage for seat belts

Seat belt usage by California motorists is at a record high, 94.6 percent, according to an annual survey commissioned by the state Office of Traffic Safety. That's an improvement of more than 2 percent during the past two years. More...

Schools

College not just for the young

Eighteen-year-olds aren't the only ones heading off to college. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 46 percent of Americans will sign up for continuing education classes this year. Lifelong learning is a growing phenomenon. More...

AAUW hands out college scholarships

Recipients include CSUCI student

The Camarillo Branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded scholarships to three Ventura County women who have returned to study at a university after a significant break to continue their education toward the More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FLOPPY EARED SWEETIE- Trixie, a quiet beagle/Jack Russell terrier mix, wants a new family to love her. She's hoping for a home with a big yard to explore but no small, noisy children to overwhelm her. She's already spayed and ready to go home. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Camarillo Vandals broke the passenger side window of a pickup truck parked in the 900 block of Paseo Camarillo Sept. 23 or 24. More...

Family

All in a day's work

FEEL THE LOVE- Susie Tucker of Simi Valley, above, pets a female miniature pinscher/Chihuahua mix held by Ventura County Animal Shelter employee Adrienne Russo on Friday. Tucker's son found the pooch wandering their neighborhood. More...

'Grease' slides into community theater

Production part of yearlong support for FOOD Share

The Camarillo Community Theatre will present the musical "Grease" Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 12 to Nov. 18 at 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, inside the airport. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. More...

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra concert will feature music by Bach, Mendelssohn

The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra will present the first concert of its fifth season. "An October Festival," will be performed at 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14 at the First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. More...

Calendar

Datebook

SAT., OCT. 6 Girl Scouts Recruited Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley hosts recruitment day for interested girls and volunteers, 10 to 11 a.m., Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills, Calabasas. (818) 886-1801, ext. 29. More...

Editorials

State of the City 101

Every year Camarillo's mayor has the opportunity to address the community with the State of the City address. This year's speech was given Tuesday afternoon at Spanish Hills Country Club by Mayor Jan McDonald. More...

Political Cartoon

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Real Estate

Terri Bogdanowicz

The award for top selling agent from Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office for June 2007 was won by Terri Bogdanowicz. Bogdanowicz has been a real estate agent since 1995, when she took her license in Rochester, N.Y. More...

Erik Sellfors

RE/MAX Olson & Associates has congratulated Erik Sellfors for his sales production in the month of July totaling more than $4.4 million. Sellfors has been a licensed broker since 1986 serving the San Fernando and Ventura County areas. More...

Mayor gives city's budget clean bill of health

Camarillo Mayor Jan McDonald's message was quick and to the point. More...

Federal aid continues to erode for city's affordable housing, social services

Official reports 30 percent drop in five years

Shrinking federal funding has Camarillo city officials hustling to do more with less when it comes to a local grant program that subsidizes both lowincome housing and a slate of social services. More...

Street renaming to honor veterans

Camarillo will soon have a street honoring the country's veterans. At last Wednesday's meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to support changing the name of a blocklong segment of Nellora Street to Veterans Way. More...

Community

Acorn searching for haunted houses

Halloween is fast approaching and the Camarillo Acorn is looking for creative families in the community who are working hard to think up and put out special holiday decorations. More...

Camarillo man stabbed in fight

Shortly after midnight Tues., Sept. 30, Christian Duran, a 22year-old Camarillo man, was stabbed multiple times during a fight in the 2500 block of Dumetz Street, according to police. More...

United Way announces Cornerstone Partnership

United Way of Ventura County has announced the establishment of its new Corporate Cornerstone Partnership. More...

Business

Tea expert brings a passion to the leaves he brews

The day David De Candia found a small box of tea-tasting cups was the day he discovered his spiritual side. More...

Program brings together vets, jobs

The Armed Forces Support Foundation's Hire A Hero program has launched their semiannual fundraising campaign with a goal of collecting more than $2 million dollars. More...

Zebra offers warranty

Zebra Technologies, an Illinoisbased company with facilities in Camarillo, has announced that it is now providing a two-year warranty for Value and Performance class printers purchased after Jan. More...

Sports

Rio Mesa tennis team proving to be unbeatable

Seventh- and eighth-grade girls may have their work cut out for them if they want to play on the Rio Mesa High girls' tennis team in the future. More...

Young named NL Comeback Player of the Year

MAGICAL SEASON- Washington Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young, a Rio Mesa High graduate, was recently named the National League's Comeback Player of the Year. More...

Spotlight on Conejo QBs as UCLA set to host Notre Dame

It's a small world after all. More...

On The Town

Play review

Audience decides 'Drood' ending

Charles Dickens began writing "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," but died before he finished the book, leaving no notes about how he intended it to end. Playwright Rupert Holmes wasn't stopped by a little thing like a missing ending. More...

A day of caring meant a day of sharing

NEW FRIENDS- Destiny Rivas, 4, of Santa Paula, left, laughs with United Way volunteer Dana Paulinski of Ventura as they make beaded bracelets at the Picnic in the Park at Camarillo's Mission Oaks Park on Saturday. More...

"In the Valley of Elah"

The war movie has been a typically American ritual for many decades. It's also been a barometer of America's consciousness, a cinematic dipstick plumbing the depths of our patriotic id. More...

Letters

Asks drivers to slow down

Here we are, off on another school year, which, as usual, brings out all kinds of irresponsible and reckless drivers who don't use common sense and caution in school zones. More...

Make a 'date' with the Acorn

The Camarillo Acorn invites community members to submit brief news items for free inclusion in the weekly calendar, Datebook. More...

Neighbors

A peaceful place

Somis Equestrian program offers children the chance to ride and learn about horses

Megan Gaines has seen unruly children become gentle around a horse. She chalks up the transformation to the contrast between the animal's imposing size and sensitive nature. "There's something calming about them," she said. More...

Boosters need support

Adolfo Camarillo High School Band Boosters will present the 17th annual Haunted House from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 at Camarillo Plumbing, 2401 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. More...

Festival kicks off harvest season

The Ventura Harvest Festivalwillta kepla ceFri. through Sun., Oct. 5 through 7 at Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More...