Students take a field trip into the past

County’s economy still feeling impact of recession

State of the Region summary describes recovery as ‘underwhelming’

Despite sure signs of improvement, Ventura County still faces slow job growth and other economic challenges as it continues to recover from the Great Recession of 2007. The county’s economy, as well as a range of other topics that affect residents’ quality of life, were examined in a 2013 State of the Region Report released last week. An overview of […]

Childhood obesity report shows link between weight, grades

Childhood obesity affects the mind as much as the body when it comes to long-term health problems, according to a new study published by the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities. The study—authored by Dr. Neal Halfon, Dr. Wendy Slusser and Kandyce Larson of UCLA— analyzes the health data of nearly 43,300 children between the ages of 10 […]

ARC to close its after-school program

Low enrollment prompts closure of program for youths with special needs

An after-school program that serves young people in Ventura County who have developmental disabilities is scheduled to close its doors later this month. The Arc of Ventura County, a nonprofit which provides a variety of services for people with developmental disabilities, offers afterschool supervision for teens and young adults with special needs in Camarillo and Newbury Park. The nonprofit plans […]


Camarillo A man, 27, was arrested Feb. 19 in the 300 block of Anacapa Drive for domestic battery. Someone stole property from a car in the 300 block of Arneill Road Feb. 19. A woman, 27, was arrested Feb. 20 in the 600 block of Airport Way for leaving an animal unattended in a car. A man, 39, was arrested […]

Inmates can now receive emails from family

Family and friends of inmates incarcerated in Ventura County jail facilities can now correspond with the inmates electronically. The sheriff, in partnership with the county Information Technology Services Department, recently launched the “email an inmate” program. The fee-based service, developed by Ventura County IT staff, provides another option for communication between inmates and members of the community. Inmates now receive […]

Care for the soul

Sandy Nirenberg describes the Camarillo Hospice as “care beyond care.” Nirenberg, the longtime head of the local hospice, said the services provided by the small nonprofit wouldn’t be possible without its team of volunteers who give comfort and support to people who are faced with a life-ending or chronic illness. For nearly 35 years the hospice has trained thousands of […]

Upset by principal’s actions

This letter is a response to some statements made by Adolfo Camarillo High School Principal Glenn Lipman concerning a display of patriotism at a basketball game as reported in the Feb. 15 article “4 students ejected from basketball game.” Throughout the article, it was stated that games between Camarillo and Rio Mesa high schools are very contentious. If this is […]

‘Shocked’ by lack of patriotism

I was shocked to hear on national news about how Adolfo Camarillo High School Principal Glenn Lipman treated four students who chanted “USA” at a basketball game. It was only made worse by the support showed to Lipman by Oxnard Union High School District Supervisor Gabe Soumakian, who is using the district’s website for his own personal promotional system. When […]

Calendar listings

The Camarillo Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in the weekly Calendar. The types of items we welcome include club meeting notices, garage and bake sales that benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, and holiday and school-related events such as plays, concerts and fundraisers. […]