2019-10-04 E-Edition



TEAMWORK—In celebration of the NFL’s 100th season, the Los Angeles Rams teamed up with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization helping those in need, to renovate two homes at the Casa del Norte Mobile Home Park on Sept. 17. Above, from left, volunteer Camarillo resident Heather Reed, L.A. Rams quarterback Blake Bortles and Rams mascot Rampage give a […]

Design options focus of workshop

Dizdar Park, courthouse set for makeovers

Sometimes it’s better to show than to tell. Longtime Camarillo resident Gene Talmadge attended two city-sponsored community workshops where he and other residents spent hours hashing out suggestions for renovating Dizdar Park and the old courthouse in Old Town. But there was nothing like seeing the ideas on paper, said Talmadge, a city planning commissioner who attended the workshops as […]

City to wait on joining homeless collaborative

Officials say Camarillo already taking steps to help those in need

Camarillo could be joining Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Moorpark in signing on to a joint agreement pledging to coordinate with the county on ending homelessness. The Camarillo City Council reviewed the document, called a memorandum of understanding (MOU), at its Sept. 25 meeting but put off a vote after members asked for clarification on some points in the agreement. […]

New chief makes history

White a 30-year veteran with county

“Country girl from Tecumseh (Oklahoma) did pretty good,” is how Kelly White summed up her 30-year-and-counting career with the Ventura County Fire Department. Recently promoted to assistant fire chief of the department’s administrative services bureau, the 56-year-old Camarillo resident has become the highest-ranking woman in the department and the highest-ranking woman in its 91- year history. “It’s a great feeling […]

Man guilty of sexual assault

An Alta Loma man who sexually assaulted another student in his dorm room at California State University Channel Islands in 2016 has pleaded guilty. Although he pleaded not guilty to one count of forcible rape at his arraignment in May 2018, Jonathan Douglas Henry Walker, 26, changed his plea to guilty Sept. 27 after prosecutors amended the criminal complaint against […]

Does anyone go to jail anymore?

Criminal justice reform is coming back to bite California in a big way, as suburbs like those the Camarillo Acorn covers are finding themselves increasingly susceptible to property crimes like theft and burglary. Given that some of these offenses were reclassified from felonies down to misdemeanors under voter-approved Proposition 47, it’s fair to start asking whether we need to walk […]

Where is Brownley?

Where in the world is Julia Brownley? Over the past two months, I have called Rep. Julia Brownley’s Thousand Oaks office three times to ask about any planned town hall meetings. The first time I called was when Congress was on their sixweek recess from August through the second week in September. I was told that there were no town […]


Know the rules about disabled parking spaces

Most people know a friend or family member who is issued a disabled person placard and the frustration when drivers are parking illegally in disabled parking areas. Fortunately, California has created several laws to protect these limited parking spots for those that need them, as follows. It is against the law for any person to park or leave standing any […]

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