July 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiesta in town

The Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair began last night and will run through Sunday. The festivities along Ventura Boulevard in Old Town include hundreds of booths, food vendors, carnival rides and two stages for live music. More...

Health & Wellness

For the record

There was an error in the July 7 article “A little wine with your art?” Gator McKinley and Patti Nickerson co- founded Angels in Training.  Last week’s restaurant spotlight on Simi Valley’s Golden Panda Buffet erroneously More...

Business

When 3.8 percent unemployment falls short

COMMENTARY /// Labor market report

The California Labor Market Information Division recently released its May 2017 report, showing an improvement in Ventura County’s unemployment rate from 4 percent in April to 3.8 percent in May. More...

Schools

A look inside new ER

Set to open by end of summer

A matter of minutes can be the difference between life and death when it comes to emergency medical care. More...

Program builds better bones

RSVP Bone Builders is seeking people 55 and over to teach exercise classes designed to help prevent or alleviate osteoporosis. Free training will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Dogs in the library bring happy tales to young readers

Kids enjoy PAWs program

One by one, dogs, volunteers and kids alike piled into the story corner at the Camarillo Library. It was a Monday, and Monday means dogs at the library. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

June 27  Up to $950 in property was stolen from a resident in the 600 block of Paseo Lunar.  A man, 39, was arrested at Papaya, 610 Ventura Blvd., for petty theft. More...

Faith

Bones, wind and the new life of the Holy Spirit

The California Museum of Natural Science once screened a 3-D Imax film of images captured by the Hubble telescope in deep space.  I saw galaxies inside of galaxies inside of more galaxies, like an endless stacking doll. More...

Wreaths honor veterans’ sacrifices

The Fourth of July has just passed. And while most people were thinking about hot dogs, fireworks and backyard barbecues, Bob Pratt was looking ahead to another holiday— Christmas.  More...

On The Town

Christmas comes early for local nonprofit

Charity event raises donations for food pantry

Though temps in Camarillo are expected to be in the 80s this weekend, sleigh bells will ring as the Channel Islands Gulls celebrates Christmas in July at its monthly fundraising luncheon with a food drive to benefit the St. More...

Letters

U.S. economy is throttled

Last week’s Acorn article that stated the economy is improving under Trump is misleading. At least, that is what The Economist thought in its editorial last week concerning President Trump.  More...

Fire watch

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.  Did you know that many of the wildfires are sparked along our roadways?  More...

Senate proposal ‘just plain cruel’

Health insurance is more than a policy, it’s peace of mind. It’s knowing your family will be cared for and not having to worry about going broke when you get sick.  That’s why I strongly oppose the Senate healthcare bill. More...

Real Estate

Coldwell Banker agent to celebrate 31 years

He’s a member of President’s Circle

Kevin Cordasco of Coldwell Banker has again been commended by manager Tom Dunlap for his recent and consistent production. In the last 60 days, Cordasco has posted sales in Calabasas, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Moorpark and Camarillo.  More...

Renovated home on half-acre has RV parking and entertainer’s backyard

This Conejo Oaks home is newly renovated. More...

Upgraded Thousand Oaks home has easy access to parks, shopping, schools

This upgraded Thousand Oaks home features four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and is approximately 2,560 square feet. The house is on a cul-de-sac in the LynnBrooke neighborhood. The living room is light and open. There is a formal dining room. More...

County and state at odds over bill

Local officials say proposed legislation adds more red tape

A proposed bill that aims to place stricter controls on dealings between county governments and private contractors could result in higher costs and fewer vital services for Ventura County residents, local officials said.  More...

Desalter facility trickles forward

Plant will help make city less dependent on state for water

Camarillo is moving forward with its plan to build a water desalter facility near the Camarillo Library that’s intended to wean the city off of state-supplied water and save taxpayers millions in the years to come.  More...

Don’t miss the bus— school supplies needed

United Way asking for donations

The clock is winding down for those who would like to make contributions to a program that provides low-income children with new backpacks stuffed with school supplies.  United Way of Ventura County’s annual Stuff the Bus drive helps dozen More...

Community

Electric car rebates available

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, in partnership with the Ventura County Community Foundation, offers a Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program for Ventura County residents.  The program has been funded at $226,946 from the foun More...

Coach accused of sex with teen

Police say crime occurred from 2007 to 2009

A longtime Ventura County youth soccer coach has been arrested on suspicion of committing sexual acts with one of his players from 2007 to 2009, police said. More...

New bill will make it possible to get married on Saturday

It amends bill that ended weekend nuptials at county courthouses

Why drive to Vegas?  For $143—$98 for the marriage license and $45 for the actual ceremony—a couple can get hitched quickly and inexpensively during the week at the Ventura County clerk’s office.  And now, as a result of A More...

Sports

From Hell and back

Three years away from UFC, Vinc Pichel wins in first-round KO

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Vinc Pichel never imagined a single text message would bring so much joy. More...

Going hog wild

Linemen take center stage at Spartan exhibition

FOOTBALL /// Rio Mesa tournament   During a summer of relentless 7-on-7 passing tournaments, Rio Mesa High’s hogs tournament was a breath of fresh air.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WILDCAT—Tiger is a neutered domestic cat about 10 years old. He is kind and enjoys being petted. If you would like to adopt Tiger, ask for ID No. A666040 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Family

Long overdue honors for ‘Coach Ed’

Saxey gets award from Special Olympics

Edward Saxey II is a busy man.  For more than three decades, the 46-year Camarillo resident has coached soccer, basketball, track, T-ball and Special Olympics teams while working fulltime and raising four kids with his wife, Lynn.  More...

MULTITASKING

MULTITASKING— Above, David Cousin attempts to draw a picture as he juggles two balls during his show at the Camarillo Library on July 5. More...

Concert goes Bach to classics

SOUNDS OF SUMMER—Robert Hackett conducts the Camarillo Community Band during its concert July 6 at Community Center Park in Camarillo. More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., JULY 15 Democratic Women’s Council Of Conejo Valley More...

Editorials

Be safe on hikes and watch out for vending machines

Our readers like to get outdoors and take in all the natural beauty Ventura County has to offer. There are those who relish hiking and biking throughout the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains and those who love to surf and swim at our local beaches. More...

Neighbors

They rushed to the rescue

Camarillo teens recognized for saving drowning man

Two Camarillo girls on vacation in Catalina found their inner heroes last month.  Sarah Hotchkiss and Natalie Smith had been chatting into the early morning hours of June 22 in their sleeping bags on the deck of the Hotchkiss family boat moored More...

New bus line facing early departure

Low ridership could spell the end of Route 96

A state subsidized bus route launched last year to connect workers in Oxnard to jobs in Camarillo could face its last trip by as early as next year unless ridership increases, the county’s transportation chief said. More...

Housing fundraiser at Ranch

The Ventura County Housing Trust Fund will host its annual fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 21 at the Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. More...