2008-11-14

Art exhibits



Studio Channel Islands Art Center will host an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at the gallery on the campus of California State University Channel Islands, Building 18 on Ventura St., Camarillo. Two exhibits will run from Sun., Nov. 16 to Sat., Nov. 20. “Essence: The Heat of Morocco in Color” is a solo show by […]

What now?



The strength of the Camarillo Acorn, our community newspaper, is not necessarily the articles and editorials we deliver to you, but the comments and letters you return to us to complete the feedback cycle. Unfettered letter writing is the purest expression of First Amendment freedom, and during the past several weeks—with the election in full swing—those freedoms were exercised to […]

Foundation given congrats



Recently, I had the privilege to be a volunteer judge at the first annual Robotic competition in Camarillo sponsored for the children by the Pleasant Valley Education Foundation. The event was held at the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club and was a great success. The sponsors and the hosts pulled off an incredible event for the children and our community. […]

Union head wants to clarify



I am the president of the Oxnard Federation of Teachers and School Employees and the President and Treasurer of the political action committee (PAC) that opposed Measure U in the last election. I want to take issue with a quote from Debra Creadick that appeared in the Nov. 7 Camarillo Acorn. But more importantly, I’d like to clear the air […]

Representative says ‘Thank you’



It is an honor to serve the people of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in Washington, DC, and I want to thank the voters for your support again this week. As a nation, we face challenges today unlike any we’ve faced in many decades. But the United States has faced great challenges before and we have always prevailed. There is […]

Poster contest seeks entries that capture the look and feel of the Strawberry Festival

Artist of winning poster collects $1,500, second- and third-place finishers win $300 each

The California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for the 2009 official poster contest with $1,500 awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Jan. 5. The poster will be used in marketing and advertising, as well as printed on T-shirts and promotional items. The 2009 festival will take place in Oxnard May 16 and 17. The finished product must be reproduction […]

Fall is ripe with fruit varieties



Fall brings a variety of apples and other fruits to the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Markets available now through December. Among the selections is a new crop of apples good for snacking or fall recipes. Nancy Rydell of Fair Hills Farms, who participates in the Ventura Market, has a variety of Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples for […]

Presbyterian church to host men’s conference



The second annual No Man Left Behind Men’s Conference, sponsored by the Valiant Men Ministry of Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The keynote speaker will be award-winning author Kenny Luck, founder and president of Every Man Ministries and […]

Moose really know how to serve city



Why would Wayne Scott and other members of the Camarillo Family Moose Center donate food, money and countless hours to treat hundreds of strangers to a free meal on Thanksgiving Day? “You never forget about it,” said Scott, 50. “It’s such an emotional experience. . . . There’s not a dry eye in the house.” For the second consecutive year, […]

Honoring our troops



THANKING SERVICE MEMBERS—Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School students sing traditional patriotic songs during the school’s Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 10. Services recognizing U.S. troops of both past and present wars were held throughout Ventura County on Veterans Day on Nov. 11.