July 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Do you know your trail etiquette?

Common sense is the rule of the off-road

With hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and equestrian paths, the Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura County backcountry are a magnet for people who enjoy the outdoors. More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer Support casino night

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a Casino Night fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Sat., July 18 at the home of Sam and Mona Hoss in Santa Rosa Valley. More...

Diabetes group to meet

Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley is a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes seeking to connect with others living with the disease. More...

What else isn’t she telling me?

Every morning while walking my dog, I call my mother from my cellphone. More...

Schools

Lincoln, Justin elementary schools say farewell

Both campuses are set to reopen this fall with new identities

Stacy Walker spent her last official day at Justin Elementary School June 24 throwing out the remaining bits of old junk from a storage trailer and finding a safe place to keep historical campus memorabilia. More...

Simi natives receive congressional awards

Melody Colliatie of Simi Valley was one of 267 students to receive a Gold Congressional Award Medal, the highest honor Congress bestows on young Americans. More...

Student aims to create youth festival

Young artists, musicians sought to participate in event

Santa Susana High School sophomore Annika Pašeta, 16, is frustrated that Simi Valley doesn’t offer a yearly event catered to kids her age. More...

Pets

Agoura’s hidden cave of beauty

The frog and the avenger There’s a tiny lake cove in rural Agoura framed by a towering wall of iris-leaved rush. This summer the cove will become little more than a shrinking, shallow pool. More...

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Faith

Around We Go

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The Art of Being

Life in the fast lane requires mindfulness I love the above quote by George Carlin because I can see myself in it, and I am wondering if you might see a bit of yourself it as well. More...

On The Town

Groovy Baby

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Simi Songstresses Bring Broadway Melodies

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Reminiscing about the past through comedy

Seniors look back at the ‘good old days’

The Simi Valley Senior Center’s performing arts group presented its original production of “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Somethin’ Else” on June 25. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Travel checklist Your vacation should be relaxing. You’ve worked hard all year, and a week of downtime will help refresh and recharge you. More...

Freedom on the Fourth

“Do you wanna have people over for the Fourth of July?” my wife asked. “No,” I said. Then she suggested all the people we could invite over. More...

Here comes the crutch crusade

The Cronies Crutch Crusade has begun. Used crutches can be donated at any Cronies location. With the assistance of Partners for World Health, the crutches will be distributed to people in need throughout the world. More...

Dine-in theater’s grand opening now set for October

After a few delays, the much-anticipated Studio Movie Grill at the Simi Valley Town Center is now scheduled to open in the fall. More...

Man sentenced to 20 years for exploiting girls abroad

Victims live in Philippines and Vietnam

A Simi Valley man convicted of using social media to sexually exploit girls in the Philippines and Vietnam has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. More...

Civil grand jury recommends changes in county foster care, adoption systems

About 200 kids placed in foster homes in 2014

Better communication and more collaboration between the Ventura County Human Services Agency and its partner organizations are needed to improve the county’s foster care and adoption system, according to a new report by the Ventura County civil More...

Community

Sidewalk repair in unincorporated neighborhoods up to the residents

Who is responsible for the condition of the sidewalks in front of houses? More...

Simi library to help ‘stuff the bus’ with United Way

Drop off donations until July 23

The Simi Valley Public Library is partnering with the United Way of Ventura County on the latter’s annual Stuff the Bus campaign. More...

Business

Honors go to local family farm

Underwoods have been growing crops in county since 1800s

A popular Ventura County farming business was recognized as a Small Business of Year during a special day in the state capital. More...

Firehouse Subs supports schools

FOR THE SCHOOLS— Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation on June 26 donated 10 automated external defibrillators valued at more than $ 15,000 to Simi Valley nonprofit Harrison Hugs, Inc. More...

Chamber hires new staff member

The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce has hired Heather Miller as its projects coordinator. More...

Sports

Golf tourney raises funds for Simi’s free clinic

Event includes awards ceremony and dinner

Operation Charity Support, a newly formed Simi Valley charity, is teeing up for its inaugural charity golf tournament to raise funds for the Free Clinic of Simi Valley on Thurs., July 23 at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. More...

Flag flies high for Special Olympics

Simi Valley to host World Games athletes

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games flag is flying over the Welcome to Simi Valley sign, indicating that the games are approaching. More...

Wild run at Wildwood

Acorn reporter offers first-person perspective on race

Editor’s note: Acorn staff writer Jonathan Andrade ran the 10-kilometer race at the Wildwood Trail Run on June 27 in Thousand Oaks. This is his account of the experience. More...

Police

Suspected burglar also accused of identity theft

A Simi Valley man accused of impersonating another man pleaded not guilty last week to multiple counts of burglary and identity theft, according to police. More...

Police Blotter

June 14 At Lake Park Drive and Wood Ranch Parkway, a 19-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence. More...

Family

Summertime lunches are back for Simi kids

Simi Valley kids can expect something extra this year when they take advantage of the annual free summertime lunch program at Rancho Simi Community Park. More...

Channel Islands hosts Fireworks by the Sea

Channel Islands Harbor’s 50th anniversary will coincide with its Fourth of July celebration. Festivities will start at 11 a.m. Fri., July 3 with children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors and live entertainment throughout the day. More...

Family fun day at Reagan Library

To celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday, the Reagan Library will host a day full of family activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 4 at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. All outdoor activities are free. More...

Letters

Study effects of artificial turf first

To the Simi Valley City Council: You need to study up on the effects of artificial turf before you OK it. More...

Rule needed for chemical safety

The second anniversary of the Bay Fireworks chemical incident in Simi Valley (July 4, 2013) brings to mind those who were injured and affected, and how to prevent tragedies like this from happening again. More...

It’s like putting lipstick on a pig

Hi everybody. Happy birthday, America. We hold these truths to be self-evident: 1. This is not the Simi Valley of ’63, ’73, ’83 or ’93. More...

Editorials

Time for change, in $10s, of course

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced last month it plans to redesign the $10 bill by 2020. Typically, such an announcement by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. More...

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Neighbors

VFW welcomes new leader

Air Force veteran is post’s first female commander

A driven individual, Mary Bandini enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17, right after earning her Girl Scout Gold Award in 2000. More...

Coworkers rally to help man in coma

Local market to host fundraiser on July 8

A Simi Valley man remains in a medically induced coma following a skateboarding accident in mid-June. More...

Cruisers Roll In

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