2019-07-19 E-Edition

Peaceful protest

Hundreds demonstrate against treatment of border crossers, ICE raids

About 1,500 people joined a candlelight procession to the Camarillo office of the Department of Homeland Security on the evening of July 12 to demand the closure of migrant detention centers, adding their voices to similar protests held around the nation this past weekend. Before the local march began around dusk, demonstrators gathered in a grandstand area near the ICE […]

Activists commemorate anniversary of partial meltdown

Residents continue to push for cleanup at lab

Nearly 200 people came together over the weekend to commemorate the 60th anniversary of a partial nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Lab and call for action to clean up the former nuclear energy and rocket engine testing site. In July 1959, while a sodium reactor was being tested at the government-controlled installation, a blockage in the sodium coolant […]

Trial delays frustrate father of fatal crash victim

It was around dusk that April evening when 23-year-old Nadya Unger left an assistant in charge of her pet grooming store in Camarillo and climbed aboard a Harley-Davidson motorcycle behind 26-year-old Garrett Scott Vongunten. The couple were headed south on Las Posas Road toward Fifth Street around 6 p.m. just as a train going west toward Oxnard was traveling on […]

City buying LEDs for Old Town crossings

Hand-activated crosswalk signs will soon be going up at two Old Town intersections that officials say are risky for pedestrians. City Council members authorized staff at their July 10 meeting to seek out contractor bids for the project to install LED lights at Ventura Boulevard and S. Glenn Drive and at Ventura and the entrance of the old courthouse building. […]

From printing press to podcast, the Acorn finds a way


Here at the Acorn we think there’s something to be said for consistency, for familiarity. When our readers head to the driveway on Friday, we want them to know they can count on their regular collection of writers and stories covering all facets of the community. At the same time, we’re aware that the future depends on our ability to […]

Political Cartoon

Speeding on Las Posas must stop

Just stop. Stop speeding along Las Posas Road. You’re jeopardizing the lives of people, including children. The Carmen intersection has way too many accidents, as do other intersections. I see mothers with children in their cars going 60 mph—shame on you. And you impatient people who think that 45 mph is just too slow for you so you whip around […]

Speaker series is lopsided

I’m calling on those who book events at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza to rethink their programming choice of the Distinguished Speaker Series and instead engage a service that provides more inclusive programming that better reflects our diverse community. The DSS indeed offers “distinguished” speakers who appear in Thousand Oaks, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach and Orange County. However, […]

Help needed with hygiene kits

Touched by the plight of girls in poor countries who are forced to miss school several days a month, interfaith women will come together July 27 in Camarillo and create reusable feminine hygiene kits to keep female students at their desks. The service project, sponsored by the Women’s Interfaith Network in west Ventura County, is being held on behalf of […]