Learn about garden pests

The Ventura County Rose Society will hear about natural pest control for gardens when Ron Whitehurst, marketing manager of Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, is the guest speaker at their 7 p.m. meeting on Thurs., June 22 at the Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. A “little rose show” will open the event. A lending library featuring books and videos will be […]

Make a ‘Date’

The Camarillo Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly calendar, Datebook. Datebook is primarily devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome would include club meeting notices; school-related events such as plays, […]

Says candidate made mistakes

Michael Tenenbaum has just had an expensive education in Politics 101. If you’re going to enter a congressional race, you move to the district more than six months prior to the election. You should probably have held some elected office before going after the gold ring. You should know something about the federal issues affecting your district, like Rocketdyne and […]

Camarillo-based Agromin offers something for nothing

The soil manufacturer will provide free delivery on orders of 1,000 pallets or more Do-it-yourself gardeners undertaking major outdoor projects and professional landscapers in Ventura County can take free delivery of Agromin bagged soil products during June when ordering two or more pallets of the products from the Camarillo-based firm. Agromin bagged soil products are Outdoor Planting Mix and Soil […]

Spend a fashionable evening of wine, roses at Teague Mansion

Santa Paula show will benefit an adult day program It will be “An Evening of Wine & Roses” at the storied Teague Mansion in Santa Paula where the latest fashions-“latest” as in the early 1900s-will turn heads and maybe even offer a glimpse of ankle in a unique show staged by Santa Clara Valley Hospice/Home Support Group. This rare opportunity […]

Broder to perform at solstice festival

Camarillo resident Ashley Broder will perform at the 24th annual Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival, hosted by the California Traditional Music Society. The weekend event will take place from Fri. to Sun., June 23 to 25, on the Soka University of America campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Broder is a two-time winner of the Western Open […]

Sampling the vine for a good cause

MORE, PLEASE- At left, Gracelyn Dino of Camarillo and Jessica Rogers of Santa Rosa Valley sample wine at Casa Pacifica Wine Tasting, held recently at the Embassy Suites hotel. Below, Brian Freeborn of Casa Casara Winery decants a glass for Camarillo’s Dave Seekins. More than 2,000 people attended the 13th annual presentation of the popular event.


-Penelope Buel, 1, and her dad, Jeremy, of Camarillo, wait in line for gyros at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church during the 28th annual Greek Festival held at Camarillo Airport last week. Not only has my dad, Roger Whitacre, been the “rock” for my mom during the death of her grandpa, but he put aside his own sorrow to be […]

New program offers tips to keep children safe

An important step parents can take to help prevent a child’s abduction is to make safety a priority for the entire family. One resource that could help is StreetSentz. StreetSentz is an online resource for child safety information and education. The website, www.StreetSentz.com, offers tips, articles and community resources to help keep children safer from abduction, violence and exploitation. Additionally, […]

Congrats, valedictorians and salutatorians

The Camarillo Acorn newspaper would like to recognize a number of local students from Rio Mesa and Camarillo high schools who rank at the top of their class. These 13 seniors will graduate today from their respective high schools. During Rio Mesa’s Senior Academic Awards Night held last week, more than 41 awards and scholarships were presented to graduating seniors. […]