Runners put their best face forward

Foundation CEO to step down

Ralston helped nonprofit increase its holdings by more than $100M

To Hugh Ralston, a return on investment isn’t necessarily a number he can point to on a ledger. For the longtime head of the Ventura County Community Foundation, the true bottom line is found in the gratitude of the countless young people throughout the county awarded college scholarships or in the appreciation of the numerous nonprofit leaders given grants so […]

Issues take center stage at candidates forum

300 attend Q&A at Cal Lutheran

Candidates vying for a pair of key political offices looked to score points with voters at a May 10 candidates forum hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and Cal Lutheran University inside the school’s basketball gym. With three weeks until the June 3 primary, six office-seekers— three for Assembly and three for U.S. Congress—took part in the forum on the campus […]

Voter registration closes Monday

Mon., May 19 is the last day to register to vote for the June 3 gubernatorial primary election. Voter registration is available online at www.RegisterToVote.ca.gov. Citizens can also call the Ventura County Elections Division at (805) 654-2664 to request that a voter registration card be mailed to them. Residents can still register on a paper form at the Ventura County […]

Early deadlines

Mon., May 26 is Memorial Day, and the Acorn offices will be closed. For the five Acorn papers published May 29 and 30, the deadline for real estate advertising is noon Thurs., May 22. The deadline for retail advertising is noon Fri., May 23. Thank you for your attention and have an enjoyable holiday.

In praise of the political process

No matter where one stands on the political spectrum, open minds can learn from both the left and the right. We know politicians in the middle also have important things to say. Democrats, Republicans—and one independent—attended a May 10 candidates forum for state Assembly and U.S. Congress, hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and Cal Lutheran University. With the June 3 […]

Mobile home park needs rent control

I live in the Camarillo Lamplighter Mobile Home Park. I am for rent stability because I cannot afford conventional housing or other places such as Leisure Village or Camarillo Springs. I’ve looked. I have relatives in Modesto, Calif., but I like the climate and weather here and the familiarity of my own home. I’d like to stay here. I live […]

Don’t expect these readers to vote for Gorell

I would like to add my voice to the chorus of opposition to Jeff Gorell, expressed by your readers in May 9 Letters to the Editor. First, Jeff Gorell is a naval intelligence officer in the naval reserve. I do not trust anyone involved in any kind of intelligence gathering after the extremely shocking revelations of Edward Snowden about the […]

Letter opener

Letters to the Editor should be no longer than 350 words and should include the sender’s name, phone number and address. Addresses and phone numbers are confidential and used only for verification purposes. Anonymous letters or letters with fictitious names will not be published. Please email your Letter to the Editor to camarillo@theacorn.com, or write to the Camarillo Acorn, 1203 […]


Camarillo Someone took property from a residence in the 1700 block of N. Landen Street between April 25 and 28. Someone went through a home’s unlocked sliding door and stole property from the residence in the 3700 block of Dufau Road April 29. Someone used a victim’s credit card information to make unauthorized purchases between April 2 and 30. A […]