Accidental drownings spike in June

June has been a tragic month in Ventura County when it comes to accidental drowning. Over four days, June 8 to 11, four Ventura County residents, including a 10-year-old, drowned in residential swimming pools. As summer begins, Ventura County Emergency Medical Services reminds parents that practicing proper water safety saves lives. Drowning is the No. 1 cause of injury-related death […]

Padre Serra celebrates 25th anniversary

It was noon on Sunday and Mass at Padre Serra Parish had just ended. Monsignor Liam Kidney stood outside in his long white robes and spent the next hour—despite temperatures in the high 80s—greeting dozens of parishioners who wanted to say hello to the priest who had led the Camarillo church when it was founded 25 years ago. Kidney had […]


The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., JULY 5 Conejo Valley Newcomers Club 8:30 a.m. meet in parking lot beside Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Walk through Conejo Creek Park North for 45 minutes. Meet for coffee 10 a.m. at outside food court, The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, T.O. Phone: 805.267.9558. SAT., JULY 6 Free Fishing Day 9 to 11 a.m. at […]

Camarillo Fiesta features food, music and fun

The annual Fiesta and Street Fair is a staple of summertime in Camarillo. It has been one of the city’s signature events since the 1960s, attracting people from all over Southern California to a weekend of live music, carnival rides and merchandise booths. This year’s Fiesta takes place Thurs., July 11 to Sun., July 14 in Old Town Camarillo. Councilmember […]

Senior Concerns’ caregiver support center rolls into town

As part of an ongoing effort to reach a greater number of family and unpaid caregivers throughout eastern Ventura County, Senior Concerns will open its new Family Caregiver Support Center on July 1. The center will serve family caregivers of people aged 60 or above; people with dementia, traumatic brain injury and other cognitive disorders; and grandparents raising grandchildren. The […]

Healthcare district hosts free produce day

Camarillo Health Care District will host a free produce day in partnership with FOOD Share from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Ste. 117, Camarillo. The next produce day will be July 11. Participants can select seasonal produce items on a first come, first served basis. There are […]

Student bloggers needed

Havasi Wilderness Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that works to promote environmental education and awareness, is looking for guest student bloggers to feature on its website. The foundation wants to present the work of young aspiring environmentalists, journalists or students with an interest in conservation, sustainability and environmental issues. Each month, one piece will be selected for the foundation’s website, […]

Adding up a win at math competition

Fountains of fun at familyfloat night