2021-04-23 E-Edition

RIGHT at home

CHALK AND DIRT— Above, Nicholas Brennan of the Pirates, left, beats the tag at home plate by the Tigers’ Lincoln Daniels during a Mustang division Camarillo PONY Baseball game April 17 in Camarillo. Below, the Pirates walk off the field with a smile after their game with the Tigers ended in an 11-11 tie. At bottom, the Tigers’ Gabe Wasserman […]

County’s first Tesla dealership slated for Camarillo

The growth in electric car sales is apparently charging a deal on a vacant Camarillo dealership. The city’s planning commission is expected to sign off on a plan that involves converting the former Mini of Camarillo on Daily Drive into a Tesla dealership, the first in Ventura County. The panel will hold a public hearing Tues., May 4 to consider […]

Crossings make a wild connection

A partnership between Caltrans and the National Park Service is proving to be a success in helping wild animals safely cross a rural stretch of state Route 118 between Moorpark and Camarillo. A decade ago, the two agencies joined forces to study wildlife movement and obtain funding to retrofit five culverts and make them more accessible to animals. These tunnels […]

Recall falls flat

The recall effort is over. Proponents of the campaign to remove Camarillo City Councilmembers Susan Santangelo and Shawn Mulchay failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a special election. The deadline to turn in the signatures was 5 p.m. April 15, but no one with the recall group arrived at City Hall to drop off the petitions. The group […]

Triton Academy finally able to open its innovative new campus

School designed for students with autism

High school senior Connor Partington has seen the school he attends for students with autism move twice in the last three years, but the teen is happy Triton Academy has now opened its permanent campus in Camarillo. As he stood in a state-ofthe art classroom that’s only been occupied for a few weeks at the campus on Adolfo Road, Partington […]

Investigation ongoing for fatal crash near Cam High

The investigation continues into a fatal traffic collision that claimed the life of a Camarillo woman April 16. Pilar Pizarro, 78, was riding in the front passenger seat of a minivan shortly after 8 a.m. when it collided with a box truck at Mission Oaks Boulevard and Adolfo Road. The collision occurred just outside Adolfo Camarillo High School. Some students […]

Charges dropped in attempted kidnapping arrest

Ventura County prosecutors dismissed an attempted kidnapping case previously filed against a Camarillo man involving an alleged incident at Santa Rosa Valley Park on Sept. 3. Randy Berks, 24, was arrested March 17 following an investigation. Officials with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said a woman was running through the parking lot near a trailhead around 4 p.m. when Berks […]

Oxnard woman pleads no contest to hate crime charge

An Oxnard woman pleaded no contest to committing a hate crime in Camarillo that targeted a 35-year-old woman of Middle Eastern descent. Authorities said it’s one of two hate crime cases that led to arrests in Camarillo this year. Investigators said Sheila Hernandez, 43, who is Hispanic, committed the crime around 8 p.m. Jan. 14 near Chapel Drive and Rubio […]


Let us share your heartfelt message to Mom

Mother’s Day is May 9 and super moms deserve super love. The Acorn Newspapers is again turning over its pages to the community’s sons and daughters so they can tell everyone what makes their mom so special. Does she provide unconditional love? Did she have your back during the pandemic? What is a special memory the two of you share. […]