August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Adding ropes to your workout can boost training

When it comes to exercise, straps and bands stretch the imagination

You don’t have to be a boxer to be on the ropes. Or even in bad shape. In fact, knowing the ropes is one of the most versatile ways to get in good shape. More...

BRIEFS

Hospitals earn praise Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. More...

Schools

Student’s award is newsworthy

SHE EXCELS—Sophia Valencia, center, a former fifth-grade student at Camarillo Heights Science Technology Engineering and Math Academy, received the Youth We Appreciate Award from the Camarillo More...

Team rounds up another win

ROPING IN THE MEDALS—The team from Las Colinas Middle School took second place in the 2017 Academic Rodeo at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Aug. 5. More...

Kids let off a little STEAM while learning

About 70 attend PVSD’sfirst free summer classes

“Wow! You did all this?” Dominic Yate’s mom sounded genuinely surprised as her fourthgrader showed her the solar oven he fashioned out of cardboard and aluminum foil, along with the rest of the projects he built this summer. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

July 30  Grand theft was reported around 5 p.m. at Waterford Wedgwood, 540 Ventura Blvd.  Between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., burglars broke into a home in the 1500 block of Flynn Road.  Between 4:30 p.m. July 28 and 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

JAKE VERNON

Jake Vernon, 24, from Camarillo passed away on Thursday, July 27th in a University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville, Florida after a battle with Atrial Fibrillation. More...

On The Town

Plenty to see, and taste, at the Chuck Wagon Cafe

Restaurant has been Old Town staple since 1946

For the past 34 years, Dorothy Johnson has been serving hearty breakfast and lunch dishes at her restaurant, Dorothy’s Chuck Wagon Cafe, in Old Town Camarillo.  She’s not the original owner; the restaurant has changed names and owner More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 11 Newcomers-Encore Club Of Conejo Valley 9:45 a.m. outside the food court, The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Chat with members, learn about club activities, meet new people. Contact: Sharon. Phone: 805.529.9048. More...

Editorials

Bringing attention to those behind the scenes

Camarillo is often called a small town. Those who’ve grown up here and are now raising families are usually closer than one degree of separation and those who move here more often than not find a tight-knit group of friends. More...

Neighbors

Make a wish—and take a leap

Charity goes to new heights to raise funds

While some charities go to great lengths in their fundraising efforts, Make-A-Wish has gone to great heights.  More...

Comedy on the Hill features stand-up talent

Vargus Mason, dubbed “The Human Cartoon” at the 2002 San Francisco Comedy Competition, will be part of the lineup during the next Live Stand-up Comedy on the Hill performance at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

BRIEFS

Family history presented The Ventura County Genealogical Society will offer a free family history presentation featuring two speakers Sat., Aug. 19 at the Camarillo Library community room, 4101 Las Posas Road. More...

Council votes on social media rules

City’s Facebook, YouTube websites addressed

To comply with the state’s open meeting law, the Camarillo City Council agreed to a policy which prohibits council members from “liking” or commenting on social media posts on the city’s Facebook or YouTube pages. More...

Six teenagers arrested on suspicion of stealing pickup

School district vehicle had GPS tracker

Six teenagers were arrested on suspicion of breaking into the Pleasant Valley School District’s parking lot and taking a pickup truck in what the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is calling a random crime.  More...

Community

Vet steps in to help crash victims

Good Samaritan cleared biker’s airway

Separate crashes Monday on the 101 Freeway left two motorcyclists with major injuries, officials said.  More...

Police say scam artist caught red-handed

A Burbank man was arrested July 28 on suspicion of attempting to use a stolen credit card number at Camarillo Premium Outlets.  Dwight Evans, 34, was taken into custody around 3 p.m. More...

Teens arrested following fight for phone

One victim was knocked unconscious during theft

The Camarillo Police Department arrested a pair of young adults accused of attacking and robbing two Camarillo men, knocking one unconscious and stealing the other’s iPhone. More...

Business

Area Realtors top best-seller list

Report ranks most productive agents

Multiple salespeople from offices in the Conejo, Las Virgenes and Simi valleys earned their way into the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents report.  The report ranks the most productive residential real estate agents and te More...

Businesswomen share ideas

Women’s Economic Ventures recently kicked off its new League of Extraordinary Women.  Last month more than 50 guests attended an event with speakers discussing how the new group will help to strengthen women-owned businesses and elevate wo More...

Sports

A dream and a golden voice

Hall of Fame announcer and Acorn sports writer connect over Ecuador & baseball

BASEBALL /// Los Angeles Dodgers   My grandmother, Patricia Encalada, isn’t the biggest Los Angeles Dodgers fan.  But it wasn’t uncommon for her in the 1980s to turn the TV channel to the ball game after a long day of hand-paint More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

INQUISITIVE—Flower is about 8 years old. She is curious and a bit timid. If you would like to adopt Flower, ask for ID No. A666923 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Family

Sampling the fare at the fair while sticking to a diet

Sweet and savory tempt taste buds

Corn dogs, funnel cakes, deepfried Twinkies. For some, the oncea year fried feast is the reason to come to the Ventura County Fair. More...

Diamonds shine at summer concert

SWEET CAROLINE—There wasn’t a spot available Aug. 5 at Constitution Park during the Camarillo Art Council’s Concert in the Park featuring Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond. More...

Camarillo UMC members have a hand in upkeep of church

Volunteers put experience to good use

Randy Eccles spent the better part of a recent Friday morning with a paintbrush in hand, adding a fresh coat of paint to the steps in front of Camarillo United Methodist Church.  The 68- year- old retired plumber and business owner was finishing More...

Letters

People who want things should work for them

Every time I read something in the Acorn about “affordable housing” I try to ignore it. However, the Aug. 4 editorial has at last forced me to speak my mind. And I wonder if anyone else can relate to what I’m going to write.  More...

When it comes to housing, let free market reign

Are you kidding? Redirect public tax dollars away from parks to subsidize a few tracts of affordable housing (Editorial, Aug. More...

Real Estate

Gated Island Forest estate on 1.6 acres in North Ranch Golf Course area

Montecito-Spanish-style house opens to foyer with spiral staircase

This home is in the gated enclave of Island Forest, nestled in the scenic area of North Ranch Golf Course.  This Montecito-Spanish-style estate on 1.6 acres is surrounded by oak trees.  The house opens to a foyer with a spiral staircase and More...

Century 21 Troop agent is named a top producer for 2016

Called a ‘consummate professional’

Century 21 LLC recently recognized sales associate Christy Rueckert with the Double Centurion Producer award for outstanding sales production. This award is given to top producing agents who rank in the top 5 percent of Realtors companywide. More...