2021-09-17 E-Edition

Hook, line and Tinker

Volunteer acting troupe brings stories to life

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT—At left, Philip Revell of Camarillo and his 2-yearold daughter, Khloe, share some family fun during “Hook vs. Pan: How It All Began” at Valle Lindo Park on Sept. 11. Below, Chris Carnicelli as Captain Hook, Brooklynn Garcia as Tinkerbell and Christine Adams as Mr. Smee perform a scene. Bottom, 6-year-old Hamilton Barton-Wong of Camarillo enjoys the season finale […]

Riders want city to reconsider rate hikes

Lowering costs appears unlikely

Ever since the City Council approved an increase in transit fares in May, people advocating for those affected by the change have been speaking about it at every council meeting. When the rate hikes were approved May 26, city officials said they were necessary because fares had been unchanged since the Camarillo Area Transit system was launched over 20 years […]

Council approves guidelines on ‘norms’

The Camarillo City Council has passed a set of guidelines to help council members work cordially with each other, city staff and the public. The guidelines are known as “council norms.” It’s the first time city leaders have created a set of norms, although they largely mirror policies that have been in place for years. Carmen Nichols, assistant city manager, […]

T.O. quake felt countywide

Homeowners were scrambling to double-check their insurance policies after a magnitude-3.6 earthquake rattled the northern half of Thousand Oaks seconds before 8 a.m. Monday. The Sept. 13 jolt—which was felt from as far away as Santa Barbara to the northwest and Beverly Hills to the east—was the first centered in the Conejo Valley since 2007, when a magnitude 3.4 quake […]

EDITORIAL: It’s never too early to prepare for an emergency

Preparing for disaster is one of those things that’s often put off until tomorrow. But, without warning, tomorrow may be too late. Mother Nature’s alarm clock provided a gentle reminder of that on Monday at 7:59 a.m. when a magnitude-3.6 earthquake nudged eastern Ventura County. The epicenter was situated about 1.5 miles below ground in the Wildwood neighborhood of Thousand […]


Masks provide protection for young children

In the Sept. 3 issue of the Acorn, Sylvia Rodarte states her objections to mask mandates for schoolchildren, a widespread complaint these days. As a grandfather of children as young as 3 years who have had no problems wearing masks, I strongly disagree with the mask complaints. During the summer months of 2021, the number of children and teenagers hospitalized […]

Take action on climate change

In the next couple weeks, our legislators will be introducing the first draft of the $3.5-trillion infrastructure reconciliation bill, which will include a variety of proposed actions to tackle climate change. This may be our once-in-a-generation chance to pass meaningful climate legislation—and therein lies the problem. According to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and 100% […]

Minimize divides

I have been talking to a lot of people and we all agree that there is only one race in all the world. It’s called the human race, and we do not need any more reasons to discriminate and become more divided—masks vs. non-masked, vaccinated vs. non-vaccinated. Look up and learn how our immune system works before judging someone. Educate […]