March 18, 2011 RSS feed / Community

In search of city’s Top 20

Later this month, the Camarillo Acorn will reveal its list of the Top 20 Local People of 2011, a salute to the leaders and volunteers, business people and educators who’ve proven to be the key players in our community over the past year. More...

Schools take over after-school child care

Camarillo YMCA upset by district’s move

Starting next school year, the Pleasant Valley School District will take over the child-care programs the Camarillo Family YMCA currently operates on the Las Posas, Dos Caminos, Tierra Linda and La Mariposa school sites. More...

Deputies destroy a ton of drugs

Ventura County sheriff ’s deputies transported and destroyed nearly a ton of drugs on March 4. All of the drugs were collected from pharmaceutical bins located inside the lobbies of sheriff ’s stations throughout Ventura County. More...

Fire captain retires after 40 years

LAST SHIFT—Ventura County Fire Capt. Gary Desgagnes, left, talks to his neighbor Brad Follo during a retirement luncheon in honor of Desgagnes March 13 at Station 55. More...

The Other Side of 50

Women rewrite the aging experience

March is Women’s History Month. While not in the history books quite yet, scores of women today are changing the aging experience for the better by providing us with new models for positive aging. More...

Railfest 2011 opens in Fillmore

The Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society will present the 16th annual Santa Clara River Valley Railfest 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 26 and 27 in Central Park, corner of Central Avenue and Main Street, Fillmore. More...

Arrest made in Somis slaying

Camarillo deputies have arrested a man in connection with a shooting death that took place Feb. 1 in Somis. Justo Mora Navarro, 40, of Somis was arrested March 12 and charged with the slaying of Gilberto Aguilera, 36, of Somis. More...

Teen charged in robbery

Further arrests have been made in connection with an assault and theft last month in Camarillo. Police say they have recovered property stolen from a 13-year-old on Feb. 24. More...

Block grant funding goes to eight charities, affordable housing

Last week, the Camarillo City Council tentatively allocated $387,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds toward affordable housing and eight nonprofit organizations. More...

Real estate fraud case results in 15-year sentence

Man used multiple IDs to pull off eleborate con

A Guatemalan man formerly living in Thousand Oaks was sentenced to 15 years in prison for real estate fraud last week after a jury found him guilty of using a fake identity to purchase a $1.8- million home in Moorpark County Club Estates. More...

Police host ID Theft-Fraud Prevention Day

The Camarillo Police Department’s Community Resource Unit will host an Identity Theft-Fraud Prevention Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 2 at the Camarillo Police Department, 3701 E. Las Posas Road. More...

Ask the Arborist

Rake or mulch?

Q: Every year I rake up all the leaves that fall from the large oak tree in my backyard and maple tree on my side yard. More...

FOOD Share earns 2011 Health Champion Award

FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank, was recently awarded the 2011 Health Champion Award by A LEAN VC (Advocates for a Lifestyle of Exercise and Nutrition in Ventura County), a partnership between Ventura County Public Health and ot More...

Homeless veterans honored with military funeral at Pierce Brothers Memorial

More than 150,000 homeless veterans live in the U.S. Many homeless vets risk having their remains unclaimed at their death and face burial in a pauper grave. More...

Grants available for farmworker housing

The Ventura County Community Foundation’s Fund for Farmworker Housing is accepting proposals from local organizations to help alleviate the local farmworker housing crisis. More...