2012-06-15

Kimball’s historic race at Indy

Rio Mesa grad competes against world’s best


Camarillo native Charlie Kimball is the first race car driver with diabetes to lead the Indianapolis 500. Kimball made history in the 96-year-old event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27 when he led the 500-mile race for three of its 200 laps. “This gives me the momentum to carry through the rest of the season,” said the 2003 Rio […]

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on



FRI., JUNE 15 Simi Valley Republican Women 11:30 a.m. at The Junkyard restaurant, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Scholarship presented to essay winner Danielle De Phillips of Royal High School. $18 for lunch, cash or check at door. RSVP. Contact: Laurie Nowland. Phone: 805. 583.0479. Email: SimiValleyRWF@gmail.com. Food Truck Fundraiser 5 to 8 p.m. at Sumac Elementary L-STEM Academy playground, […]

Rocking rodeo



Quirky characters bring musical to life

Play review Lucky Stiff


The musical relationship between composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, who began collaborating in the 1980s, lasted longer than that of Rodgers and Hammerstein and most other Broadway teams. Together, they’ve produced a series of charming musicals, including “Seussical,” “My Favorite Year,” “Once on This Island,” and one enduring masterpiece, “Ragtime.” Panic! Productions, the Thousand Oaks-based community theater company […]

Fundraiser for cancer



To help find a cure for breast cancer, the nonprofit Rolling for Pink will present its fourth annual Bunko Tournament and Auction at 1 p.m. Sat., June 23 at a home in the Camarillo area. The Ventura County-based organization has donated almost $75,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation over the past three years, with nearly 750 tournament participants. This […]

Move-in Ready Two-Story Home With Pebble Tek Pool



This is a two story, single family residence with five bedrooms and two full bathrooms plus a glass-enclosed sunroom. This home sits on more than 14,000 square feet of land with Boney Mountain views. The home opens to an easy-to-maintain ceramic tile entry and living room with custom painted ceilings with crown molding. There are three bedrooms upstairs and two […]

Making art with vegetables



This year, we invited kids to participate in Draw Dad for the Camarillo Acorn . . .

And let’s face it, these are some exceptionally handsome dads!

Thank you for turning in your Draw Dad for Father. s Day portraits. All drawings can be seen online at www.theacorn.com/ dad. You kids have proven once again that the world. s best dads— and the best- looking!— live right here in Camarillo, which is also home of the world. s greatest children.

Moore to lead college district




With the Ventura County Community College District at risk of losing accreditation and the state education system in the midst of seemingly endless budget cuts, it’s a turbulent time for Jamillah Moore to step in as VCCCD’s new chancellor. But given Moore’s track record— particularly the work she’s done in the last five years as president of LosAngeles City College— […]

Tim Freund



Tim Freund was congratulated by branch manager Chuck Lech for his production for the first three months of 2012 with Dilbeck Realtors/Christie’s Great Estates. Freund tripled his production statistics versus the first quarter of 2011, even though in 2011 his team ranked first in Dilbeck’s Westlake Village office. Production can mean many things. In Freund’s case, it not only meant […]