Play review ‘Cabaret’

Cast delivers splendid performance

Camarillo Skyway Playhouse’s production of “Cabaret” made its debut last Friday night, showcasing a variety of veteran, new and returning talent in its cast. The 1966 Broadway version addressed controversial issues like homosexuality and anti- Semitism in a manner that was shocking and disquieting for its time, winning Tony awards for best musical and best score. The current production, which […]


Art center seeks volunteers

Camarillo Art Center is seeking volunteers for its 2014 executive board of directors for several openings, including treasurer and newsletter publisher. Nominations will be accepted until Mon., July 29. For more information or to submit a nomination, call Kathy at (805) 482-4705.

Chorale’s concert season is set

The 100-voice Los Robles Master Chorale will begin its 2013-2014 season in December. Under the leadership of artistic director Lesley Leighton, the chorale will perform six concerts featuring both newly commissioned pieces and choral masterworks at a number of venues in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The season opens in November with Handel’s “Messiah,” performed in the more intimate manner […]

Salsa festival features local culinary stars

The 20th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival will provide an opportunity to connect with eight local chefs during the second annual Cooking with Our Culinary Stars Chef Demonstration at the Kitchen restaurant. The festival grounds are at Plaza Park, Fifth and B streets, downtown Oxnard. Eight chefs will share their culinary secrets with recipes that include comfort food and Mediterranean cuisine. […]

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., JULY 26 Coffee With The Chief 8 to 10 a.m. at the Healthy Place, 540 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Residents can meet with T.O. Police Chief Randy Pentis and ask questions. Contact: Timothy Lohman. Phone: 805.371.8362. Email: tim.lohman@ventura.org. Movie Night 8:15 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center Courtyard, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Outdoor screening of “Ratatouille.” Dinner for […]

Help for survivors of suicide loss

Camarillo Hospice offers grief counseling

Carole Wadsworth has spent much of her career listening to others, but the director of counseling for Camarillo Hospice said it was difficult to hear her fellow therapists and counselors tell her Ventura County lacked programs for people grieving for a loved one who’d committed suicide. That was 15 years ago, and the licensed marriage and family therapist has since […]

Marine biologists

‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” —Nora Roberts Nora Roberts’ words make it clear we have a role to play in creating the life we desire, including an action some of us tend to […]

PVSD attendance rates down slightly from previous year

Pleasant Valley School District keeps a close watch on its attendance rates. The district receives funding from the state which is dependent on the number of students in school each day. Attendance calculations for school year 2012-13 show absences increased by 0.2 percent from the previous school year, which means the district lost funding. Superintendent RaeAnne Michael said PVSD received […]