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Masquerade Father Daughter Ball

Here are photos from the Masquerade Father Daughter Ball at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo Saturday, February 18.

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FATHER DAUGHTER BALL – Adam Thomas of Camarillo dances with his daughter Clara, 4, during the Masquerade Father Daughter Ball at Padre Serra Center in Camarillo Saturday, February 18.

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2016 Year in Review – Michael Coons

Here is a collection of photos from 2016. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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AFTERNOON PLAY – Friends Tucker Peel, 16, left, and Julia Alexander, 17, play on the swings at Arroyo Vista Community Park on Jan. 2 in Moorpark.

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Rio Mesa vs Newbury Park boys basketball

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Newbury Park’s Daniel Foldes puts the ball up during their game against Rio Mesa on Monday, November 28.

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Some pics from the week

A posting of a few of my favorite pictures from this weeks assignments. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers INDIA FESTIVAL- Isha Ferraz of Ojai dances “Dasavataram” a Kuchipudi style of dance during the 2016 India Festival on Sunday, September 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The festival showcases India’s textiles, arts, crafts, and cuisine.

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INDIA FESTIVAL- Isha Ferraz of Ojai dances “Dasavataram” a Kuchipudi style of dance during the 2016 India Festival on Sunday, September 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The festival showcases India’s textiles, arts, crafts, and cuisine.

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Seahawks vs Rams football

The NFL returned to Los Angeles on Sept. 18 at the Coliseum. Read Eliav Appelbaum commentary about the return here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) is unable to pull in the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (32) provides defense during Sunday's game at the Coliseum.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) is unable to pull in the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (32) provides defense during Sunday’s game at the Coliseum.

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Ready, set, jump!

Three local women may be retired and, chronologically, members of the senior citizen set, but their young-at-heart spirits have spurred them to take part in myriad adventures, the latest being tandem skydiving.

Last week, Agoura Hills residents Judy Watson and Sylvia Duitz, and their mahjong partner Bobbe Newman from Woodland Hills, jumped from planes and landed in an empty field in rural Somis after a quick flight from Camarillo Airport, fulfilling yet another item on their bucket lists. Read Stephanie Bertholdo’s story here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HAVING A BLAST - Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse, left, and Sylvia Duitz, 80 of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

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HAVING A BLAST – Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse, left, and Sylvia Duitz, 80 of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

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Rio Mesa vs Camarillo football: Week 0

Photos from the annual Rio Mesa vs Camarillo football game on Aug. 26 at Camarillo High School. Camarillo defeated Rio Mesa, 28-17. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rio Mesa wide receiver Jacob Carbajal attempts to make a catch he falls backwards while Camarillo's Sam Balentine watches during their game on Aug. 26 at Adolfo Camarillo High School. Carbajal was ruled out of bounds.

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Rio Mesa wide receiver Jacob Carbajal attempts to make a catch he falls backwards while Camarillo’s Sam Balentine watches during their game on Aug. 26 at Adolfo Camarillo High School. Carbajal was ruled out of bounds.

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Coppers and Choppers at Camarillo Airport

The annual Coppers and Choppers was held on July 16 at the Camarillo Airport. The event brings a variety of sheriff’s equipment for kids (and adults) to look up close and raises funds for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FUTURE PILOT? - William Rowley, 3, of Moorpark talks with Dep. Lee Chapman, a crew chief with the Ventura County Sheriff's aviation unit, as he sits in one of the department's helicopters during the annual Coppers and Choppers event at the Camarillo Airport on July 16 in Camarillo.

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FUTURE PILOT? – William Rowley, 3, of Moorpark talks with Dep. Lee Chapman, a crew chief with the Ventura County Sheriff’s aviation unit, as he sits in one of the department’s helicopters during the annual Coppers and Choppers event at the Camarillo Airport on July 16 in Camarillo.

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Ventura County Track & Field Championships

Here is a selection of photos from the annual Ventura County Track & Field Championships at Moorpark High School last Friday. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Oaks Christian's Lauren Rain Williams and St. Bonaventure's Celera Barnes separate from the pack during the 100 meter dash during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on April 29 at Moorpark High School. Williams won with a time of 11.35 seconds and Barnes came in second with 11.54 seconds.

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Oaks Christian’s Lauren Rain Williams and St. Bonaventure’s Celera Barnes separate from the pack during the 100 meter dash during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on April 29 at Moorpark High School. Williams won with a time of 11.35 seconds and Barnes came in second with 11.54 seconds.

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Los Angeles Dodgers home opener

Tuesday was the Los Angeles Dodgers home opener vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers fell to the Diamondback, 4-2. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

 MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Vin Scully, legendary voice of the Dodgers, places his hand over his heart as fans cheer for him during opening day ceremonies at Dodger stadium on Tuesday.

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Vin Scully, legendary voice of the Dodgers, places his hand over his heart as fans cheer for him during home opener ceremonies at Dodger stadium on Tuesday.

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NANCY DAVIS REAGAN | 1921-2016

Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers. Full coverage of Nancy Reagan’s funeral is available on The Acorn website at: Nancy Davis Reagan Funeral

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Ronald Prescott Reagan shares stories of his mother during the funeral service for former First Lady Nancy Reagan on March 11 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

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Ronald Prescott Reagan shares stories of his mother during the funeral service for former First Lady Nancy Reagan on March 11 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

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Camarillo boys’ basketball advances to semifinals

DIVISION 1A BOYS’ BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS /// Camarillo 65, Walnut 61

Camarillo will play Temecula Valley on Feb. 26 in the CIF-SS Division 1A semifinals after defeating Walnut, 65-61 on Feb. 23. Our full game story is here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo High boys' basketball coach Michaeltore Smith reacts after Jonah Cottrell was fowled by Walnut's Eli Ramos during Tuesday's CIF-SS Division 1A quarterfinal at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Camarillo High boys’ basketball coach Michaeltore Smith reacts after Jonah Cottrell was fowled by Walnut’s Eli Ramos during Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 1A quarterfinal at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Bittersweet 16 – Camarillo High football

Photos from the CIF State Football Championship Bowl – Division II-AA Title. Final score: Del Oro 16, Camarillo 13. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

Full story here.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Camarillo football team watch as Del Oro receives the championship trophy following Friday's CIF State Football Championship Bowl Game at Sacramento State University.

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The Camarillo football team watch as Del Oro receives the championship trophy following Friday’s CIF State Football Championship Bowl Game at Sacramento State University.

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Making the 2015 Holidays Meaningful and Memorable

There are many events that help to ring in the holiday season. Here are a few events that contributed to a meaningful and memorable holiday season of 2015!

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 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Adela Ibarra (r) and Guillermina Montes (l), both from Camarillo, make tamales on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 for the holiday orders at Doris Bakery Panaderia in Camarillo.

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Adela Ibarra (r) and Guillermina Montes (l), both from Camarillo, make tamales on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 for the holiday orders at Doris Bakery Panaderia in Camarillo.

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Year in Review for Staff Photographer Michael Coons

The following is a selection of favorite photos from Acorn staff photographer Michael Coons.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rio Mesa's Michael Kytlica reacts after sacking Camarillo quarterback Jake Constantine during Friday's game at Rio Mesa High School.

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Rio Mesa’s Michael Kytlica reacts after sacking Camarillo quarterback Jake Constantine during Friday’s game at Rio Mesa High School.

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Hanukkah in Camarillo

The Chabad of Camarillo held their annual Hanukkah Celebration on Dec. 6 at Constitution Park in Camarillo. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rabbi Dov Muchnik and his one-year-old son, Menachem, dance around an ice menorah during Chabad of Camarillo's annual Hanukkah Celebration on Dec. 6 at Constitution Park in Camarillo.

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Rabbi Dov Muchnik and his one-year-old son, Menachem, dance around an ice menorah during Chabad of Camarillo’s annual Hanukkah Celebration on Dec. 6 at Constitution Park in Camarillo.

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Camarillo wins first CIF title in 19 years

Camarillo defeated Thousand Oaks 55-27 on Dec. 4 to win the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship at Adolfo Camarillo High School. Read our full story here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo Head Coach Jack Willard holds up the Northern Division Championship plaque during Friday's CIF Northern Division Championship at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Camarillo Head Coach Jack Willard holds up the Northern Division Championship plaque during Friday’s CIF Northern Division Championship at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Camarillo heading to Northern Division championship

Camarillo defeated Bishop Diego 54-28 during Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals at Adolfo Camarillo High School. Camarillo will play Thousand Oaks next Friday for the championship. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo players celebrate their 54-28 victory over Bishop Diego during Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Camarillo players celebrate their 54-28 victory over Bishop Diego during Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Halloween 2015

Here are my favorite photos from Halloween 2015!!!

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 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Gwyneth Harris, 8, of Simi Valley follows Meagan Provenzano, 8, and Brody Tweedy, 5, down the bounce slide at the Wood Ranch Elementary School Harvest Festival held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the school’s campus in Simi Valley.

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Gwyneth Harris, 8, of Simi Valley follows Meagan Provenzano, 8, and Brody Tweedy, 5, down the bounce slide at the Wood Ranch Elementary School Harvest Festival held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the school’s campus in Simi Valley.

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Principal Shaves his Head

La Mariposa Elementary School principal Kelly Borchard gets his head shaved as a reward to the students for raising $60,000. at their jog-a-thon and taped to a wall for raising $40,000. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers THUMBS-UP- Principal Kelly Borchard gives the thumbs-up on Thursday, October 29 as he gets his head shaved by the first grade teacher Kathy Wadley at La Mariposa Elementary School.  Borchard agreed to have his head shaved as a reward for the students raising over $60,000. in their annual jog-a thon.


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THUMBS-UP- Principal Kelly Borchard gives the thumbs-up on Thursday, October 29 as he gets his head shaved by the first grade teacher Kathy Wadley at La Mariposa Elementary School. Borchard agreed to have his head shaved as a reward for the students raising over $60,000. in their annual jog-a thon.

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Newbury Park vs Camarillo football

Camarillo defeated Newbury Park 49-17 in high school football on Oct. 23, 2015. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo wide receiver Francisco Tostado makes a leaping catch as Newbury Park's Marques Evans provides defense during Friday's game at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Camarillo wide receiver Francisco Tostado makes a leaping catch as Newbury Park’s Marques Evans provides defense during Friday’s game at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

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Sounds of Conejo marching band event

The eighth annual Sounds of Conejo marching band event was held at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. 3. Nine local high school bands performed. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Members of nine high school marching bands come together to perform the finale of the 8th annual Sounds of Conejo at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. 3.

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Members of nine high school marching bands come together to perform the finale of the 8th annual Sounds of Conejo at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. 3.

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Camarillo at Simi Valley football

Simi hosted their match-up with Camarillo on Friday, September 18. Camarillo beat Simi 63-21.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn newspapers Camarillo’s Elijah Alexander runs the ball during their game against Simi on Friday, September 18. Camarillo beat Simi 63-21.

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Camarillo’s Elijah Alexander runs the ball during their game against Simi on Friday, September 18. Camarillo beat Simi 63-21.

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Calabasas vs Rio Mesa football

Photos from the Sept. 25 football game of Calabasas vs Rio Mesa. Calabasas won, 13-10. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Calabasas' Erik Hillman tries to escape a tackle by Rio Mesa's Jordan McBride during Friday's game at Rio Mesa High School.

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Calabasas’ Erik Hillman tries to escape a tackle by Rio Mesa’s Jordan McBride during Friday’s game at Rio Mesa High School.

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