July 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Drought’s effect on West Nile uncertain

As the drought continues to plague California and the ground thirsts for water, mosquitoes may be thriving in stagnant puddles, fountains and water left in buckets. More...

Clearing up the confusion of head injuries

If you watch any medical drama on TV for more than five minutes, it seems, someone is going to show up with a concussion. More...

Authorities to give tips about making 911 calls

The Hearing Loss Association of America-Ventura County Chapter will meet at 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 1 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Path to the future

Students learn the ins, outs of business

A group of high schoolers are getting a jump-start on the basics of business. More...

REAL WORLD—

The students get an inside look at manufacturing at Haas Automation. The two-week summer practicum is part of Simi Valley Unified School District’s specialized career pathways program. More...

After-school registration open at YMCA

The Simi Valley Family YMCA is accepting registrations for before- and afterschool child care for the 2015- 16 school year. Child care is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade in Simi Valley Unified School District. More...

Pets

NOT TOO BIG—

JoJo is a black-and-brown python. Because of his size, JoJo would make a great starter snake for an adult. To adopt JoJo, ask for animal ID No. A625492 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

Police Blotter

July 12 At Royal Avenue and First Street, a 20-year-old Granada Hills woman was cited for possessing heroin. In the 100 block of E. Cochran Street, a man, 26, was arrested for being drunk in public. More...

Family

Special Olympics athletes see the sights in Simi Valley

City hosted athletes, coaches from Peru, Zambia and Sri Lanka

As the doors of several large, white buses swung open and their passengers exited, the sounds of excited claps and cheers echoed throughout the courtyard of Simi Valley City Hall. More...

On The Town

Rare Vatican exhibit comes to Reagan Library

Advance tickets available now

The Reagan Library will be the exclusive West Coast destination of “Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art,” a special exhibit that will run March 6 through Aug. 28, 2016, at the museum at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Dance Ten juniors win big

Pam Rossi’s Dance Ten students recently competed at the dance nationals in Buena Park, Calif. More...

Continuing the family tradition

Pizza parlor tops their pies with the best

Remember Dean Martin’s signature song from the 1950s?— “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” More...

Columns

A many-splendored thing

Well, folks, I think I’ve finally found my perfect-for-me partner! I’ve actually known him for quite some time, and he seems to have a wonderful capacity to entertain me, teach me and show me things about the world I never even imagined. More...

At the Library

The Simi Valley Public Library at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road will present these free programs in August at the library. For more information, call (805) 526-1735 or go online to www.SimiValleyLibrary.org. Family events More...

Neighbors

Dancers sweep up the competition

Simi Valley studio earns five grand titles

A group of young Simi Valley dancers are still flying high after their big win at an international conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. More...

Women hit the runway to support K-9 division

The group One of the Girls will host the fifth annual “Little Black Dress” fashion show on Thurs. Aug. 13 at a private home in Simi Valley. More...

Puppy love

SMITTEN—Alexander Mendoza of Simi Valley connects with a pit bull puppy at the 11th annual Adopt-athon at the Camarillo Adoption Center on Sunday. More...

Horse and owner doing fine

Animal rescued from Bridle Path ravine

A woman and her horse are recovering from injuries after the animal fell down a canyon in Simi Valley’s Bridle Path neighborhood last week. More...

Impact of El Nino this winter still up in the air, experts say

Some forecasts suggest system could be strongest in 50 years

Record-breaking rain experienced across Southern California earlier this month could be a harbinger of a very wet El Nino winter to come—a “Super El Nino” some forecasts say has the potential to be the strongest such event in more t More...

Community

Funds approved for freeway memorial to deputy killed in line of duty

Funding is in place to install memorial signs dedicating section of the 101 Freeway in Camarillo to a deputy killed by drunk driver during a traffic stop last year. Now it’s up to Caltrans to determine when the signs will be installed. More...

Woman commits suicide near Santa Susana Park

The death of a woman found in her car with a container full of chemicals at a local park last Saturday has been ruled a suicide by the Ventura County medical examiner’s office. More...

Full closure of 101-23 connector tonight

Southbound 23 bridge shuts down at 7 p.m.

Drivers will want to be aware of several road closures planned for this weekend as part of the ongoing expansion of the 101-23 interchange in Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

IRS cracks down on tax fraud

For the past several years, the IRS has been cracking down on identity theft schemes that are aimed at stealing taxpayers’ refunds. When this type of fraud occurs, an individual’s refund can be delayed for months or longer. More...

Library to hold youth career workshop

The Simi Valley Youth Employment Service (YES) invites teens ages 13 to 16 to participate in an Entering the Workforce Workshop from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 13 at the Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. More...

New CEO chosen to lead Simi Valley Hospital

Jennifer Swenson has been named president and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital, according to Beth Zachary, president and CEO of the Southern California Region for Adventist Health. Swenson will begin her new role Aug. 17. More...

Sports

One Fein day

Royal baseball star will play for Team USA at North Carolina tryout

Royal High baseball fans should be grateful Jaden Fein didn’t end up in Maroon and Gold. The 14-year-old seriously considered attending rival Simi Valley, where his father, David, spent his high school years roaming the field. More...

Standing tall: Quinn stars for Kingsmen football team

Lucas Quinn was new to the area heading into his freshman year at Moorpark High. His father, Lance Quinn, a pastor, got a job offer in California, so the family left their Arkansas home for the Golden State. More...

Wildpack captures tennis league title

AHEAD OF THE PACK—The Wildpack women’s tennis team, which plays out of Wood Ranch Park in Simi Valley, won the USTA Ventura County 4.0 women’s league. More...

Faith

The Relaxing Sounds of Jazz

Full Story

CLU pastor tofill new VP position

The Rev. Melissa Maxwell- Doherty, a Cal Lutheran University alumna who has served as a campus pastor for 15 years, has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president for mission and identity. More...

Synagogue to host music, movie events

Congregation B’nai Emet will host events which will take place at the synagogue, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley, unless otherwise noted. Back To Schul Night” will be Fri., Aug. 7. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 31 Westlake Yacht Club Open House 6 to 10 p.m. at yacht club, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. For prospective members. Free, open to the public. Movies In The Park More...

Letters

Incompetence, but not fraud

I read with interest the article concerning El Rancho Simi Pioneer Cemetery and Barbara Scroggins being sued for fraud. My family has a sister that was buried at the El Rancho cemetery back in the 1960s. More...

There’s room for taxis and Uber

People like Uber. The response time for pickup is fast, rates are great, people are nice and it’s a great way to get around. More...

Prayer should be most important

I read that the City of Simi Valley will not need prayer before its meetings. I have some news for you. God is not an afterthought. The most important part of your meetings is the prayer before you begin your city business. More...

Editorials

Fiction in a Nutshell contest is back, write-on!

The dog days of summer are upon us, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces? More...