September 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Accident victim suspected of murder

Police say he stabbed his wife

Ventura County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on Monday who was sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in the San Fernando Valley.  More...

Health & Wellness

Lace up and get out to stayfit

Walking and running

COMMENTARY   Walking. It’s probably the easiest and most accessible exercise a person can do, which probably explains why so many of us opt to add a stroll to our routines when trying to tone up. More...

Diabetes screening, treatments are covered

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

At a recent meeting of my staff, the topic of diabetes came up. When we went around the table, it turned out that 25 percent of them have problems with blood sugar. More...

Business

Renovations underway at 2 hotels

One to be a Marriott, the other a Holiday Inn

The longtime Holiday Inn Express on Central Avenue is in the midst of a $5-million renovation that’ll bring a Marriott-brand hotel to the western side of the city.  It’s one of two hotels on the city’s west side under construct More...

Sports

Anybody’s game

Camarillo girls’ volleyball squad will face tough league foes this season

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Coastal Canyon League Parity rules among high school girls’ volleyball teams in the Coastal Canyon League. “I love that about this league,” Royal head coach Kristine Connolly said. More...

Spartans slay Scorpions in Black and Blue Bowl

NO ESCAPE—Rio Mesa High defensive tackle Matthew Roman, left, sacks Camarillo quarterback James McNamara during the Spartan football team’s 35-20 win on Aug. 25 at home. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Aug. 20  A car was broken into and stolen between 1:45 and 3:30 p.m. at Camarillo Premium Outlets.  Aug. 21  A burglar robbed a home in the 1700 block of Avenida Navidad between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Family

Inmate K-9 program gains two new recruits

Dogs named for fallen deputies

As the dog Chenko pranced around Maura Kelley’s knees, she said her husband—fallen Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko—would have been smitten by the animal named in his honor.  “(Chenko’s) the perfect dog. More...

Bikers roll to support police

MAKING A STATEMENT—At top, the local chapter of Rolling Thunder, a nationwide nonprofit committed to raising awareness about prisoners of war and U.S. More...

Widows, orphans fund receives $750K gift

The Ventura County Fire Department Widow’s, Orphans and Assistance Fund for collegebound children of VCFD employees received a donation of $750,000 on Aug. 23.  Board members from the Dr. More...

Letters

The truth hiding behind the wall

I watched some of the ranting in Trump’s presentation to his supporters in Arizona, and the thing that I thought was the most bizarre was his statement that unless he received the government funding for the USA/Mexico border wall, he would shut More...

Air show was the place to be

I cannot say enough great things about those hundreds of volunteers who, for 37 years now, have made the Camarillo Air Show simply the best such event in the U.S., if not well beyond our borders.  This past weekend’s event took the show to More...

Sheriff’s rhetoric is designed to elicit fear

Sheriff Geoff Dean’s argument against SB 54 in the Aug. More...

Real Estate

Master with views in this Morrison Ranch estate

5-bedroom has 4,925 square feet of space

To reach this Morrison Ranch Highland estate, drive across the bridge of Medea Creek Park. The backyard of the house overlooks this natural reserve. More...

Single-story home with large, sunny kitchen

This North Ranch gated single-story home has been upgraded and features four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in approximately 3,200 square feet. The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and backs to open space. More...

Bank robbery suspect sought

Police are looking for the man who robbed the Citibank at Arneill Road and Pickwick Drive Thursday afternoon.   Capt. Denise Sliva said the robbery at 430 Arneill Road was reported around 2:40 p.m. More...

Council approves site for desalter

City hopes to break ground by 2019

By this time next year, Camarillo officials plan to have the architectural designs, the final environmental report and the finances squared away to build a groundwater desalinization plant on a plot of farmland just off Las Posas and Somis roads. More...

Stop and go? A look at county’s traffic

Economy, population shape commutes

Local commuters know all too well the frustration of sitting in traffic. It takes a toll on everyone’s wallet, car and patience. Lately it seems like every hour is rush hour, especially on the 101 Freeway.  More...

Community

Police make $600K drug bust

Police seized 17 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $600,000 during a traffic stop in Simi Valley last week, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. More...

For the record

There was an error in the Aug. 25 caption for the photograph “Ten receive honor from historical society.” The date of the event is Sept. 2. In addition, the meal is a Santa Mariastyle barbecue dinner.   More...

Police look for witnesses to Camarillo hit-and-run

Camarillo police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver in an Aug. 19 hit-and-run accident that sent a 56-year old man to the hospital. More...

Schools

A night of celebration

IN STYLE— Moorpark College celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Golden Gala at the Reagan Library on Aug. 26. More...

Info night for military schools

A series of service academy information nights will be offered this fall to help high school students and their families learn more about attending a military service academy and the congressional nomination application process.  All events begi More...

Boys & Girls Club names new board members

Financial planner, educators added

The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo has added three new members to its board of directors: Jerry Clifford, Angelique Friend and Deena Wismann.  Clifford has been a research scientist and educator for over 40 years and currently teaches part t More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WORD PLAY—Jay Catsby is kind and a bit timid. If you would like to adopt Jay Catsby, ask for ID No. A661463 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

These volunteers are on cue

Camarillo church members operate cameras, lights and sound system

Jeff Hamlin, Marc DuBransky and Heather Kibble can be found in the sound booth at the back of Camarillo Community Church on many Sundays.  More...

On The Town

Time to heat up with chili contest

Chamber takes over annual event

Scott Puckett could have called his award-winning chili “Heartbreak Hotel.”  It would have been an apropos name; the recipe for the mix of meats, spices and beans came to him by way of a woman named Gloria, a former co-worker, whose More...

Musical on High Street is perfectly ‘loverly’

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘My Fair Lady’

Sixty years after its sensational debut on Broadway, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” remains one of the most adored musicals in history. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 1 Art Break Day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road. All ages and skill levels can create art at tables set up in playground area. All supplies and materials provided. No charge. More...

Editorials

The hurricane hit hard, but you can help

As the rain fell in thick fat sheets, a small aluminum boat motored slowly across the murky water. At the wheel was a man dressed in a rain jacket and waders. Sitting on the bow was another man wearing a hard hat and slicker. More...

Neighbors

BOUT TIME

Roller derby queens rock

Whistles, shoulder slams, collisions and timeouts. Football, right? Not quite. It’s roller derby. More...

Longtime Acorn staffer named Simi editor

Longtime Acorn staff writer Sylvie Belmond has been named editor of the Simi Valley Acorn. Belmond, 55, replaces Darleen Principe, who stepped down Aug. 25 to pursue a master’s degree in mass communications. More...

City takes stand on legislation

The Camarillo City Council expressed support for harsher punishments for crimes like petty theft during its Aug. More...