Club grants scholarship to ACHS grad

People are shaking hands.Thom Tibor, president of the Camarillo Democratic Club presented Gonzalo Figueroa with a $500 scholarship at an award ceremony on July 10. Figueroa is a recent Adolfo Camarillo High School graduate who will attend Cal Poly Pomona this fall and plans to attend dental school with a specialty in orthodontics. At the event, Figueroa was [...]

PHS Alumnus makes ’20 under 40′ list of Latinos going places

Eliana Murillo is smiling.

Small business owners often don’t know how to use search engines and Internet advertising as tools for growth. Eliana Murillo, 24, aims to change that. The Harvard University graduate of economics and sociology leads the company’s efforts to engage multicultural small business owners with products and services. She founded its U.S. Hispanic business development team. […]

The Acorn counts down the top five local sports stories of 2012

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With 2012 coming to a close, there were many memorable moments in Camarillo sports. The Camarillo High football team continued dominating the Pacific View League while a former Scorpion made headlines in the NFL. Rio Mesa High’s swim team had another outstanding season in the pool, and the Spartan boys’ 4×400 meter relay quartet captured […]

Oxnard alum, professional boxer tells students to stay positive

Boy signs his posters.

Life — with its knockout punches and unexpected blows — is a lot like boxing. That’s what professional boxer and Oxnard High School graduate Hugo Centeno Jr. told students when he returned to the campus Tuesday morning to encourage them to keep fighting for their dreams. “Don’t let anyone push you down or tell you […]

Bryan brothers fuel $100,000 charity fest

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The recent Bryan Brothers Cool Planet Tennis Fest at the Spanish Hills Country Club raised almost $100,000 for the foundation. Rock singer Gavin Rossdale, former ATP touring pros Rick Leach, Jeff Tarango and the USC men’s team joined the brothers for the annual event. A celebrity exhibition featured Rossdale, the Bryan twins and former “American […]

Brothers stand atop podium in London

Boys are showing their medals.

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the men’s doubles tennis gold medal on Saturday at the London 2012 Olympics. The top seeds—graduates of Rio Mesa High School—defeated second-seeded Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (2) in 88 minutes on Centre Court at the All England Club, Wimbledon. Timothy Tsun Tink Fok, an IOC […]

Scorpion softball standout bound for Cal State Monterey Bay on a scholarship

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Bianca Noriega’s biggest thrill in high school was helping Camarillo High win the CIFSouthern Section Division 2 softball championship in 2011. Now, the Scorpion outfielder and right-handed pitcher is ready to produce blissful softball memories at the collegiate level. Noriega will take her powerful bat and rocket arm to Cal State Monterey Bay this fall. […]

Teen aims to unite Christian youth

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Taylor Anderson is outgoing and never had a problem making friends at Rio Mesa High School where she participated in band and the school’s student council. The 18-year-old Camarillo resident maintained a small group of friends who shared her love of the Christian faith. “We were all ‘Jesus freaks’ and we were really open about […]

Rio Mesa grad competes against world’s best

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Camarillo native Charlie Kimball is the first race car driver with diabetes to lead the Indianapolis 500. Kimball made history in the 96-year-old event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27 when he led the 500-mile race for three of its 200 laps. “This gives me the momentum to carry through the rest of the […]