2021-02-26 E-Edition


The Acorn reached out to Black leaders in the community and asked: What does Black History Month mean to you in 2021? Here’s what they had to say:

By Troy Brown Special to the Acorn Black History Month brings deep meaning to me today. When I was a child growing up in the early 1970s, America was a very different place. In that time, on the heels of the civil rights movement, Black people were struggling to incorporate the promises made into real-life solutions. Yet they were still […]

New vaccine site opens in Camarillo

Educators now eligible for shots

Ventura County’s newest COVID-19 vaccination site is now taking appointments in Camarillo. The Ventura County Office of Education on Adolfo Road opened its conference center Feb. 17 and had vaccinated 2,793 people as of Monday. County spokesperson Ashley Bautista said the site gives an average of 500 to 800 shots per day and is open by appointment only. Bautista said […]

Levin: ‘Nearly normal’ by summer

Case numbers continue to fall in SoCal and county

Life could be back to “near normal” by summer. That was the prediction shared by Ventura County Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin during his Feb. 23 presentation to the Board of Supervisors. “I have repeatedly said that I’m an optimist, so take this with a grain of salt,” Levin said. “Life may return to near normal in the late summer […]

Police say man used bat, gun to threaten fieldworkers

An Oxnard man has been accused of threatening his former co-workers while they were working in an agricultural field outside Camarillo last week, police said. Jose Rodriguez, 29, was arrested the morning of Feb. 17 on suspicion of vandalizing a vehicle with a baseball bat and threatening farmworkers with a firearm in the fields near Las Posas and Laguna roads, […]

High-speed chase ends with arrest

A wanted felon was arrested last week after leading police on a high-speed chase through Camarillo and the Ojai Valley at speeds over 100 miles per hour, authorities said. According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Paula resident Gregory Nunez, 25, was arrested the night of Feb. 17 on suspicion of resisting officers and possession of illegal drugs. Police […]


Feb. 15 A catalytic converter was stolen in the 1900 block of Rowland Avenue. A man, 50, was cited and released on a local warrant near Del Norte Road and Central Avenue. Auto parts were stolen off a car parked in the 800 block of Calle La Roda. Feb. 16 A catalytic converter was stolen in the 1900 block of […]

Let’s rally around returning kids to the classroom

Ventura County’s devastating winter COVID surge is in the rearview mirror. The illness contributed to the deaths of nearly 600 county residents between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day—a period of 81 days— triple the number lost during the first eight months of the pandemic. Our local and state leaders have the responsibility, now that numbers have improved significantly, to reopen the […]


Playing it too safe

Regarding Summer McMeekin’s letter “It’s better to be safe than sorry” on Feb. 19: The CDC, under the Biden administration, has stated that it’s safe to resume in-person instruction without vaccinating all teachers and students if districts follow safety protocols. At this point in California, the only thing standing between most public school children returning to school and many working-class […]