How to help Haiti earthquake victims

The Camarillo Acorn prides itself on covering the local news and people that make our city great. But when a worldwide catastrophe like Tuesday’s massive earthquake in Haiti occurs, we’re reminded how important it is to stretch the boundaries of our compassion and do our best to help the people of this faraway place. Although thousands of miles removed from […]

Train to be a hospice volunteer

A hospice volunteer training course will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on eight Tuesdays starting Jan. 26 at Livingston’s Ventura office, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 101, Ventura. Topics include learning new communication skills, exploring issues of grief and loss, sharing views of spirituality and understanding concepts of symptom management and end of life care. Participants will become […]


FRI., JAN. 15 Simi Valley Certified Farmers Market 3 to 8 p.m. at Simi Valley Town Center Mall, parking lot near Dakota’s Great Steakhouse, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Fresh, certified local produce and fruit, breads, pastries, cookies, barbecued food, live music, entertainment, children’s activities, inflatables, arts and crafts. Produced by FMOCIH Corporation of Ventura. Phone: 805.643.6458 Email: pacific209@hotmail.com Web: […]

Despite the lack of a plot line, women make play worth the voyage

The women are the interesting characters in the play. They’re angry, suspicious, frightened, funny and compassionate. The men guarding them are one-note cads.

Adversity makes for strange bedfellows in Gothic Productions’ “Female Transport,” playing at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts weekends through Jan. 24. The females being transported in Steve Gooch’s drama are criminals of 19th century London. Aboard a creaky, leaky ship, they’re on their way to the penal colonies of Australia, the new dumping ground for human discards since America […]

SCIART gallery to present exhibit, lecture

The Studio Channel Islands Art Gallery will present these exhibits at 2221 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. •“Reincarnation: The Art of Recycling” will run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 27. The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 22. This exhibition is a SCIART member’s invitational for artists whose work reflects a strong concern for the recycling and […]

Am I nuts?

At a recent meeting with my publishers at the Acorn , a column on acorn recipes was suggested. With the utmost confidence, I said, “Oh, for sure, that would be fun!” I even tossed my head back just a little, adding to the aura of my culinary competence. When I got home, I jumped online and googled “acorn recipes.” Bingo! […]

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Warming hearts one stitch at a time

FOR THE TROOPS— Camarillo resident Ann Hulfish, a member of the group Stitches of Love, joined her fellow group members Jan. 7 at Camarillo Christian Church to make neck gaiters—a scarf-like sleeve—for U.S. military service men and women. The group, based out of Camarillo Christian Church, has members from throughout the community who make hats, sweaters, blankets and quilts, which […]

Show ‘Up’ to free movie

“Up,” an award-winning Disney-Pixar family film, will be shown at a free family movie night at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 23 in Brooks Hall at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. Admission, hot dogs, popcorn and fruit drinks are free. Families and children are invited. Kids can come in their pajamas and bring blankets and pillows. The 2009 film […]

Toy drive a success

OH BOY, TOYS— Las Colinas Middle School sixth-grade teacher Linda Thayer-Gaboury is flanked by two Marines collecting donations on Dec. 17 for the annual Toys-for-Tots nationwide toy drive. Thayer-Gaboury said the Camarillo students raised money by collecting recyclables and by selling hot chocolate before school. Between donations from parents and teachers and the money collected through the students’ fundraising efforts, […]