2022-12-24 E-Edition

May your light shine bright

ILLLUMINATION—Above, Rabbi Aryeh Lang lights the menorah during Chabad of Camarillo’s 20th annual Hanukkah celebration Dec. 18 at Constitution Park. At left, Obediah Thomas juggles a bowling ball and two shoes. At right, children scramble to gather chocolate coins tossed down by an area firefighter.

Plan in works to honor puma

With the death of P-22, who was euthanized Dec. 17 because of ill health, those closest to the “King of Griffith Park” are trying to figure out how best to remember the celebrity mountain lion. A memorial celebration is a sure thing; when and where are the unanswered questions. “We are planning a celebration of life after the holidays,” said […]

Park district sets new fee policy

Fee schedule last updated in 2017

Finalizing a long-term project that became a controversial campaign issue for the November elections, Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District has adopted its first cost recovery policy. The policy was approved by the park board last month, The district will use it to set user fees and rental charges to offset the costs of providing services, which have skyrocketed due […]

City to provide home loans

In the new year, the city will take steps to help first-time homebuyers purchase property in Camarillo. Council members voted 5-0 on Dec. 14 to approve the initiative, called the Camarillo Workforce Housing Down Payment Assistance Program, to help low- to above-moderate income households. “It allows us to assist a segment of the population that we’ve not been able to […]

Ammunition discovery leads to shelter-in-place

Students at Monte Vista Middle School were ordered to shelter in place Dec. 15 after ammunition was found on campus, Pleasant Valley School District officials said. Police arrived at the school, 888 Lantana St., around 10:30 a.m. after staff members found a gun magazine with live ammunition in a box in a classroom, according to an email the district sent […]


Dec. 12 A man, 43, was arrested in the 800 block of Camarillo Springs Road for vandalism and being drunk in public. A 27-year-old man was arrested in the 2800 block of Golf Villa Way for elder abuse. A 28-year-old man was cited for shoplifting at Sunglass Hut, 740 Ventura Blvd. A man, 21, was cited Dec. 10 in the […]

Surefire ways to make your holidays brighter

With inflatable snowmen and light-up garland strands gracing store shelves since October, it’s easy to feel “over” the holiday season long before it arrives. The holidays aren’t a happy time for some people because they feel lonely, have lost a loved one or are stressed about getting everything done before the big day. Others are gloomy because they’re financially strapped, […]

“I think my mom may be a robot because she says my dad really knows how to push her buttons.”

Bravo to first Latina City Council member

Bobby Wagner is wrong in his Dec. 17 letter to the Acorn. Our 2022 city election worked well and according to law. It’s sad there was very little notice that Martha Martinez-Bravo is the first Latina City Council member and the first Hispanic person of either gender in over 40 years. This in a city with about 27% Hispanic population. […]