Assemblyman back from Afghanistan

Camarillo resident Jeff Gorell completes one-year tour

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Westlake Village) returned home to Camarillo last week from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan and will resume his political responsibilities in Sacramento next week. “It’s great to be home,” Gorell told the Acorn. “It feels surreal. I spent a lot of time away from the family and it hasn’t quite settled in yet.” Gorell, 41, was elected […]

Event promotes animal adoptions

County fire department names Lorenzen chief

Former accountant afirefighter for 21 years

There’s a new fire chief in town. Last week, county leaders promoted from within, naming Dep. Chief Mark Lorenzen as chief of the Ventura County Fire Department. He began his new role on Friday, when there was a change of command ceremony at the fire department’s headquarters in Camarillo. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors, which acts as the department’s […]

Traffic amnesty program provides cheap ticketfix

With less than three months remaining before the state’s traffic amnesty program ends, Ventura County Superior Court officials are encouraging local residents to pay off their eligible traffic tickets now at a 50 percent discount. Citizens with outstanding traffic cases that were due to be paid off by Jan. 1, 2009 may be eligible for the discount. The amnesty program, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Camarillo A man, 26, was arrested March 27 in the 1000 block of Kendall Avenue for two outstanding warrants. Someone forced entry into a locked vehicle and stole property in the 100 block of Camino Ruiz between March 27 and 28. St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Road, reported someone vandalized and used two buildings on the property between March 27 […]

We see the glass half full

I t’s not time to break out the balloons and party favors just yet. The recession, while clearly approaching its midnight hour, isn’t quite over. But at least the local economists are no longer seeing the glass half empty. They see it as half full. Last week, two of the top forecasters in the state painted a semioptimistic view of […]

Your turn to speak

Letters to the editor are important to us

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Camarillo Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. After sending us your letter— which should include name, address and phone […]


Acorn Editorial Submission Policy

The Camarillo Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” should be no longer than 300 words, although the Camarillo Acorn reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to this policy. Hand-written letters are acceptable only if they are legible. Letters must contain the writer’s telephone number and address, for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be […]

City plans to refinance library loan

Camarillo’s Public Finance Authority will refinance the library with a lower interest rate in an effort to save $643,000 over the next 21 years. The Camarillo Public Library’s new facility was built in 2007 with a $15-million state grant and an additional $8.9 million from the city. The city has paid off about $1.5 million of the library bonds and […]