April 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Now That's Teamwork

CHALLENGER BASEBALL— Above, Ryan Pellegerino, 19, of Simi Valley gets a hit April 23 during the Challenger Baseball Game at Simi Valley High School. More...

Health & Wellness

Living a long life on purpose

Other Side of 50

My Grandma Ada lived for 100 years and five days. The most important lesson she taught me was the value of a goal and a purpose. Technically speaking, Ada was my step-grandmother. More...

Panelists discuss surviving, thriving with brain injury

The Brain Injury Center of Ventura County will host its next installment of the series “Surviving, Striving and Thriving with Acquired Brain Injury,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thurs., April 28 at the Camarillo Health Care District, 3687 E. More...

Support group spreads awareness

LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S—Members of the Simi Valley Parkinson’s Support Group received a proclamation from the City Council last week declaring April Parkinson’s Awareness Mont More...

Schools

With flying colors

Royal senior is bound for the Ivy league

Jasmin Grewal’s decision to join the military came as a surprise to everyone in her family, including the 18-year-old Royal High School senior herself. More...

Santa Su Key Club earns regional honor

Group named Club of the Year out of 743 organizations in three states

When it comes to community service, the kids in the Santa Susana High School Key Club have it down to a science. More...

College Standouts

Laird R. Bloore, a resident of Simi Valley, has recently been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall 2015 semester. More...

Police

Early morning crash Tuesday kills driver

A solo collision that occurred Tuesday morning near Alamo Street and Sycamore Drive left one man dead, according to authorities. More...

Van Nuys man linked to drug sales in Simi

A man accused of leaving his 3-year-old son alone in their Van Nuys apartment while he went out to complete a drug deal is due in court next month, authorities said. More...

Doctor’s arraignment is May 10

Matzner accused of overprescibing

A Simi Valley internal medicine doctor accused of using his business as a drug supply for illegal users and dealers is due to be arraigned May 10 in Ventura County Superior Court. Dr. More...

Family

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At the Library

The Simi Valley Library at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road will host these free activities in May. For more information on programs, visit simivalleylibrary.org. The library is closed Mon., May 30 for Memorial Day. Family events More...

Pop music of the past presented at library

Bob Lipson and writer/narrator Saul H. Jacobs return to present classic popular songs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 5 in the Simi Valley Library community room, 2696 Tapo Canyon Road. More...

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FRI., APRIL 29 Dog Agility Regional Championships 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through May 1 at soccer fields, Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. 300 dogs from across the nation compete in agility contests. More...

Letters

Simi Valley needs a delegate

I wanted to advise Simi Valley Acorn readers of some information they may find enlightening about the upcoming Democratic National Convention in July. More...

Anti-bond video misleading

I would like to respond to the letter from Doug Felbinger of Northridge, a commercial developer actively lobbying the school board to sell land to him for $2 million that he leased many years ago. More...

Police prioritize our kids’ safety

I was dismayed to read the criticism of Simi Valley Police Department’s response to the bomb threat at Santa Susana High School, and specifically the department’s decision to have students shelter in place. More...

Neighbors

School bus drivers carry precious cargo

Student safety is operators’ No.1 concern

Paula Wirtz woke up at her regular time Tuesday—5:30 a.m. As usual, she showered, got dressed, said goodbye to her husband, Cliff. More...

On the straight and narrow

Recovering addict, convict shares his story of change

Daniel Raaf had a bright future ahead of him working as one of the youngest real estate agents in the Conejo Valley. But seven years ago, his life took a turn for the worse. More...

At home on the shooting range

Dozens of FBI agents swarmed the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office shooting range Monday. More...

One year later: shooting still under investigation

Neighbor dispute turned deadly April 30, 2015

One year after a Simi Valley man admitted to killing his neighbor, no criminal charges have been filed against him and a police investigation is still in process. More...

Coveted rent assistance program opens waitlist

In an area ranked among the least affordable in the country for housing, residents who need it the most may soon get some help. More...

Community

Candidate focused on jobs, environment

The second in a series of stories profiling contenders in the June California primary election. More...

Poll workers needed for June 7 primary election

Workers must complete training

The Ventura County Elections Division seeks volunteers to staff and manage over 360 polling places throughout the county for the June 7 presidential primary election. Bilingual Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese and Hindi-speaking poll workers are needed. More...

The shady side of the plant world

On the Trail

Often when we think of native plants in the Santa Monica Mountains we conjure up images of sunny slopes and meadows brimful of colorful wildflowers basking in bright sunlight. More...

Business

United States Postal Service delivers rare price cut on stamps

First-class stamp now costs 47 cents

It’s rare when the price of a first-class stamp gets cheaper, but it did recently when the U.S. Postal Service was forced to reduce rates under a deal made with the federal government. More...

Troop Real Estate merges with Century 21

Ventura County’s largest unaffiliated residential real estate broker is independent no more. Troop Real Estate, founded 29 years ago in Simi Valley, is joining the Century 21 franchise system. More...

Sports

Things are looking up

Simi Valley boys’ volleyball team will make playoffs for first time since 2012

Simi Valley High’s boys’ volleyball team wants another chance to take down Oak Park. More...

Child’s play

Oak Park boys’ tennis head coach suspended, team forfeits win due to illegal substitutions

Oak Park High’s boys’ tennis team forfeited a league match and head coach Carl Joyce was suspended for two weeks after the Eagles suited up elementary school students in varsity games. More...

Simi Valley baseball team wins Coastal Canyon title

LEAGUE CHAMPS—Josh Hammond and the Simi Valley High baseball team wrapped up theirfirst Coastal Canyon League title after defeating Oak Park 22-1 on April 27. More...

Faith

Pastor’s vision of faith takes root

New church opens doors in Simi

As the son of a pastor, Doc Dewberry has seen faith at work from a very young age. In the early 1950s, when he was about 10 or 11 years old, he contracted tuberculosis from his grandmother. More...

Nation joins in prayer May 5

Deacon Pat Coulter of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark is the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 17th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 5 at Cal Lutheran University’s Gilbert Sports Center, More...

On The Town

Musical is a vintage delight

Play features lively music, colorful costumes

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” an uproarious send-up of 1920s musical comedies now being staged by Cal Lutheran University’s creative arts division, is also a delight for vintage vinyl collectors. More...

Production travels back to groovy ’60s

Looking for a groovy way to spend this weekend? Look no further. Travel back in time to the swinging ’60s and meet five mod songstresses who are trying to keep up with the changing times in “Shout! More...

‘The Tempest’ storms onto local stage

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will be opening their production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “The Tempest,” featuring a troupe of young performers from ARTS’ Literature in Action, under the direction of St More...

Editorials

State Senate race kicks election season into high gear

When Fran Pavley campaigned for her 27th Senate District seat in 2012, little did anyone expect that her Republican challenger, Todd Zink, would win more than 46 percent of the final vote in the presumptively Democratic district. More...

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