2008-12-05

Cheer squad has sights set on nationals



ACHS grad risks life in tragic triple drowning

Woman jumped into perilous surf to rescue men at Mugu Rock

Woman jumped into perilous surf to rescue men at Mugu Rock SEBASTIAN RAMIREZ/ Special to the Acorn SELFLESS—Katie Barrona, 24, left, and her sister, Shawna Edwards, 31, speak with a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputy at Mugu Rock shortly after Barrona, a Camarillo High graduate, jumped into the ocean Nov. 27 in an attempt to save one of five men […]

Waunch sworn in as mayor

Kildee named vice mayor

Don Waunch was sworn in on Wednesday as the mayor of Camarillo. First elected to the council in 2000, Waunch won reelection in November over challenger David Schlangen. Kevin Kildee was also reelected in November and sworn in on Wednesday. He will serve as vice mayor. The reelection of Waunch and Kildee assures the five council members will have served […]

Strickland wins Senate seat

Measure U officially voted down

Nearly a month after the general election, Republican Tony Strickland has officially been named the winner of the 19th District state Senate seat. With about 415,000 votes cast, Strickland, 38, bested Democrat HannahBeth Jackson by less than 1,000 votes at last count. He was sworn in at the state Capitol on Monday. “It was a hard-fought race— a very close […]

LAPD releases sketch of suspect wanted for murder

Police ask for help in identifying alleged killer of Camarillo woman

Los Angeles Police Department detectives released earlier this week a sketch and video images of the person they believe fatally stabbed a Camarillo woman in a Century City parking structure in late July. Detective Salaam Abdul said at a press conference at LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles Dec. 2 that police are asking for the public’s help in identifying […]

City to update business guidebook



The guide the city uses to attract new businesses will have a new look next year. The City Council voted unanimously last week to spend $35,000 to update the “Discover Camarillo Community Guide,” a 16-page directory of city services and amenities. The price tag includes updated text, new photographs and 10,000 printed copies. “It’s definitely an investment,” City Manager Jerry […]

Police warn of lottery scams



The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has issued a warning regarding lottery scams. Residents should be wary of letters or phone calls explaining that they’ve won something but have to pay taxes or a fee in order to claim the prize. Avoid answering any letters or calls originating from outside the United States, especially Canada or Nigeria. Advance-fee lottery scams are […]

North or south, this team is tops



Fossils kits make geology lesson a hands-on experience



The Tri-Club Education Committee of Ventura County has donated two fossil kits to the E.P. Foster Library. The kits are available for lending through any of the Ventura County Library community libraries and can be checked out to teachers and home schooling adults for three weeks. The kit is designed to provide students with a hands-on introduction to fossils, geological […]

Badminton anyone?



Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District will host open play badminton from 6 to 9:30 p.m. every Saturday at Freedom Park Gym at the Camarillo Airport, 224 Willis Ave., Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 482-1996.