Shakespeare Festival to take center stage

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, one of the area’s most popular outdoor theatrical events, is celebrating a decade of performances. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company together with California Lutheran University will present two classics this summer. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is being performed Fridays through Sundays through July 16 and “Othello” performances will be held Fridays through Sundays, July 21 through Aug. […]

Grief spurs friends’ effort to understand, stop suicide

Candace Brooks and Vanessa Williams have been best friends since first grade. Now 24 years old, the Camarillo residents have done nearly everything together. So after they graduated from college, it seemed natural for the Northern California natives to become roommates and move to Camarillo when Brooks accepted a job in the area two years ago. But in March a […]

World Cup 2006

World Cup 2006  

Kids get their kicks from soccer

The United States is not totally out of sync with the rest of the world. Nationwide, soccer is now the most popular sport for boys and girls. We’ve still got a ways to go before football-the kind everybody else plays-is pursued with the same fanaticism that it is in Europe and South America. In the U.S., soccer at least is […]

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, […]

Resident offers a pat on the back

Thank you so much for the paper. I only found it in my driveway about a month ago. . . (Y)our paper so reminds me of the original Camarillo Daily News. It’s so nice to see “local” news and tidbits. We really enjoy it and look forward to it every week. Cindy Wickham Camarillo

Questions letter’s accuracy

Susan Herrera’s response to my suggestion to relocate the planned Lions Club Fourth of July celebration to a location not adjacent to the Ventura County Animal Shelter stated quite dramatically “Bloody paws, ripped out toenails, broken and missing teeth caused by fireworks … sounds like someone is reading too much over-thetop activist literature.” Actually, it sounds like Ms. Herrera is […]

Safari to visit museum

The Ventura County Museum of History and Art will host the next in its series of Family Time presentations, “Jungleland Safari: Marvelous Masks and Puppets,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sun., July 16 at the museum, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. Admission is free. The event will feature arts and crafts for the whole family, inspired by Jungleland, which once […]

Christian 12-step group to meet

Radical Recovery, a Christcentered, 12-step program, will meet Tues., July 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Channel Islands Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1851 Holser Walk, Ste. 200, Oxnard. The men’s and women’s 12Step groups study the principles of AA and Al-Anon, along with their biblical comparisons, to cope with addictive, compulsive and codependent behaviors. All are welcome to attend the […]

Mother, daughter share the runway

HIGH FASHION MODELS- Patti McMillan, left, walks with her mother, Naomi Taylor, 92, as the two model outfits from local clothing boutique Damon and Draper’s during the “Summer Salsa Sensation” Fashion Show and Brunch held last Thursday at Alma Via of Camarillo, an assisted living community.