Pet of the Week

AFFECTIONATE—Tigre is a pit bull terrier mix. She’s about 8 years old. She is an affectionate girl who minds well and is easy to train. She also has her adoption fees sponsored. If you would like to adopt Tigre, ask for ID No. A537989 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Courtesy of Ventura County Animal Services.

2019-08-30 E-Edition

Back to class, back to friends

PVSD reports a slight increase in student enrollment

The Camarillo sky was dark and gloomy but that didn’t stop Pleasant Valley School District students from displaying a bright and cheerful attitude as they made their way to classes on Wednesday, the first day of school. At Tierra Linda Elementary, many students arrived on campus clutching the hands of their parents, siblings or caregivers. Enrollment at the school is […]

Upgrade coming for 911

Will be more reliable during an emergency

Next Generation 911, which will replace the nation’s 40-yearold analog and microwave-reliant emergency call system with a digital platform, is still several years away from coming fully online in California. But when the state does flip the switch completely on Next Generation 911 in the next four to five years, Ventura County will be just a bit ahead of the […]

City sells property to Habitat

Homeowners required to put in ‘sweat equity’ and help build

Camarillo has completed the sale of an 8,000-square-foot property the city bought two years ago for $180,000. The land has been sold to Habitat for Humanity. On Wednesday the City Council approved a resolution authorizing the close of escrow on the property at 2521 Barry St. In 2017, the council approved the sale of the plot to Habitat for Humanity […]

Motorcyclist killed in Pleasant Valley Road crash identified

Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who was killed last week when he crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer while trying to pass another vehicle on Pleasant Valley Road. Officials investigating the crash said Jack Guinn, 58, was driving his Honda motorcycle east on Pleasant Valley Road from Las Posas Road around 7:45 a.m. Aug. 21 when he crossed over the center […]

Don’t fall for IRS scam

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are warning taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam campaign spreading nationally on email. The agency recently detected the new scam as taxpayers began emailing phishing@irs.gov in response to unsolicited emails from IRS imposters. The email subject line may vary, but recent examples state “automatic income tax reminder” […]

The Arc: So much more than a storefront

“People with developmental disabilities have the same needs as the rest of us. They want to be safe. They want a good place to live. And they want someone to love. It’s pretty easy stuff. It’s pretty basic,” said Patricia Schulz, executive director of The Arc of Ventura County in an introductory video posted to the nonprofit’s website. Schulz is […]

OUHSD isn’t planning right

This letter is in regard to the Aug. 23 article “Rancho Campana first to get AC.” Didn’t we just build Rancho Campana High School? And they didn’t install air conditioning? Whoever is in charge should be fired. Now you spend money for portable classrooms in order to do the work. What about summer? What about having installed it in the […]

Proposal is not a gift

I am writing regarding the article in the Aug. 16 Acorn stating, “Golf course owner says park district can have property.” The proposed transaction with the owner of the Sterling Hills golf course and the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District is not a gift at all. As reported, it is a confusing offer of simultaneously gifting land to PVRPD […]