2012-05-25

EYE ON THE PRIZE



Camarillo man killed in jet fighter crash

Captain logged 52 combat flights


Peggy Bennett lovingly looks at a wedding picture of herself and her husband, retired Navy Capt. Thomas “T.C.” Bennett, both dressed in white Navy uniforms. “He had to salute me because I was ranked higher than him at the time,” said Peggy, 61, who smiled at the memory of her husband, who died after his single-seat jet crashed during a […]

City Council approves new fees

Money to go to Camarillo’s general fund


Natasha Lopez, general manager of Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler in Camarillo, was one of many restaurateurs across the county who threw a Cinco de Mayo event earlier this month. Lopez, who obtained a free special event permit from city hall for the party, said her restaurant’s patio was packed with customers who came for drinks and live music. Next year, Chuy’s […]

Let’s draw Dad



June 17 is Father’s Day, and the Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old Dad. Using the template in the ad on page 23, draw a picture of what your father looks like and send it to the Camarillo Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Camarillo Someone vandalized property in the 2400 block of Pickwick Drive on May 16. Someone vandalized a vehicle, resulting in $400 worth of damage, in the 300 block of Lido Court between May 15 and 16. A woman, 53, was arrested May 16 in the 300 block of Lido Court on an outstanding warrant. Urgent Money, 214 Arneill Road, reported […]

Stoker wants to end ‘job-killing’ regulations

GOP candidate says state encumbered by environmental laws


State Senate candidate Mike Stoker, a former Santa Barbara County supervisor, is the only Republican running for the 19th Senate District seat against two Democratic candidates— Jason Hodge, a firefighter and member of the Oxnard Harbor District port commission, and Hannah- Beth Jackson, a former assembly member. Stoker, a 56-year-old Carpinteria resident, ran for the 35th Assembly District in 2010 […]

Remember the reason



We Camarillo residents are proud of the role the military plays in the lives of Americans. On Memorial Day, May 28, events in the city will pay tribute to the service men and women who have fought and died to defend our country. While many of us look forward to a trip to the beach or a steak on the […]

Appreciates mail carriers



We at Christians Acting Together, a nonprofit thrift store in Old Town Camarillo, wish to express our sincere gratitude to the postal carriers and contributors to the May 12 food drive that will ultimately help many families. A special thank you is extended to Catherine Deprima, the food drive coordinator at the post office, who organized everything in a professional […]

Owe back taxes? Pay now



There’s never been a better time to owe taxes to the government than today. The Internal Revenue Service released new guidelines for Offers in Compromise May 21, 2012. Under the new guidelines, taxpayers are being allowed more expenses when IRS computes the amount they believe the taxpayer can pay. Previously when computing how much a taxpayer could pay, the IRS […]

Dangers of drugs



I am a father of two teenagers struggling with addiction, as well as a concerned citizen. Our county is being overtaken by drugs and crime fueled by drugs, and collectively I think that we are not doing enough to stem the tide. Marijuana use among kids is epidemic, and heroin use is on the rise. Consequently, overdoses and deaths are […]