January 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

District to equip campuses with external defibrillators

All Simi Valley Unified School District campuses and sporting venues will soon be equipped with automated external defibrillators, or AEDs. More...

Health & Wellness

Hospitals need an adequate blood supply to save lives every day

As an emergency room physician at Simi Valley Hospital, I witness almost daily how important it is to have an adequate and steady supply of blood. More...

Achieving successful long-term weight loss

At the start of a new year, many people resolve to lose weight. That means diet pills, protein shakes and fad diets may be knocking at your front door. But don’t give in, my friends! Yes, I think shedding some extra pounds is a great idea. More...

Business

Apartment complex celebrates reopening

Decron Properties Corp. will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated River Ranch Apartments with a ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27 at 1518 Patricia Ave. Simi Valley. More...

‘Bravo’ to local women entrepreneurs

The National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County Chapter announced the 2015 winners of the organization’s 16th annual Bravo Awards, which will be presented Fri., March 20 at the Serra Center in Camarillo. More...

Hair salon celebrates 15 years

Supercuts at 2691 Tapo Canyon Road is celebrating 15 years of providing precision haircuts at affordable prices. Owned and operated by franchisees Larry and Daryl Kleintob, Supercuts has been hiring local staff and stylists since opening in 2000. More...

Sports

Eye on the prize

Royal High’s girls’ water polo team is on the rise. The Highlanders are faster, they’re stronger and they’re smarter than last year’s squad. More...

Raising hope

When the injury bug strikes, it attacks with a vengeance. The Simi Valley High girls’ soccer team (3-8-1 overall, 0-2-1 in the Coastal Canyon League) have had numerous injuries to starters this season. More...

Dream Team wins national title

A MEMORABLE CHAMPIONSHIP RUN—The Simi Valley Girls Softball Gold Dream Team won the ASA Western “B” Nationals U-10 championship in Roseville, Calif. More...

Family

The kids are fighting again

One of the most common complaints from parents is the fighting that goes on between siblings. There are four main reasons for fighting. Personality: Their personalities may differ so much that they simply annoy each other. More...

Importance of family displayed in ‘Memoirs’

When watching the seriocomic play “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” which made its debut at Conejo Players Theatre on Jan. More...

Letters

Keep kids’ best interest at heart

I am responding to the articles regarding the closing of the two schools in Simi Valley and the superintendent’s salary and car allowance. I feel the school district does not have the interest of the children or their teachers at heart. More...

How will closures affect the future?

The Simi Valley Unified School District Board of Education failed to make a case for the closure of Abraham Lincoln and Justin elementary schools at its meeting last week. More...

City leaders lack forward-thinking

After reading the latest issue of the Acorn, I continue to shake my head when it comes to the future of Simi Valley. More...

Texas company may drill for oil, gas outside Simi

Work will not involve fracking

Even as the price of crude continues to fall, a Texas-based company has received a green light from Ventura County to drill a dozen exploratory oil and gas wells just outside Simi Valley. More...

County shelters celebrate no-kill status

Last weekend, about six months after officially achieving no-kill status, the Ventura County animal shelter in Simi Valley held a celebratory open house and its second annual pet adoption event. On Jan. More...

Community

Community foundation names new CEO

Vanessa Bechtel is eager to begin her new job as the president and chief executive officer of the Ventura County Community Foundation, but the 35-year-old said she plans to understand the needs of the county before she starts making her first decisio More...

‘My spirit is as strong as ever’

Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, address T.O. audience

The speaker approached the podium at the Civic Arts Plaza last week and talked for just over half a minute. But rather than feeling cheated, audience members stood and cheered when former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had finished. More...

Holiday season yields 33 DUI arrests

During the recent holiday season, from Dec. 12, 2014, through Jan. 3, 2015, the Simi Valley Police Department arrested 33 drivers for driving under the influence. More...

Schools

College Corner

Take control of your college admission process

If you are a high school junior starting to think about potential colleges, you have a choice to make about how you approach this process. You can read magazine rankings and lists of “best” schools. More...

Kindergarten info night

A “Kindergarten, Here I Come” program will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 28 in the Berylwood Elementary School auditorium, 2300 Heywood St., Simi Valley. More...

Student playwright tells Hollywood tale

RHS senior debuts original production

Starting with crayons and paper, 18-year-old Royal High School senior Giuliana Petrocelli has been writing stories since she was in elementary school. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

SWEET AND LOVABLE—Teddy is a 1-year-old brown pit bull. He is friendly, likes to go to the dog park and would be best for a family with older kids. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Jan. 4 At E. Larch Street and N. Elmdale Avenue, a 21-year-old man was cited for possessing a controlled substance without a prescription. A man, 26, was arrested at E. Los Angeles and Donville avenues for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. — St. More...

Cafe Chabad features music, dinner buffet

Chabad of Simi Valley will present Cafe Chabad at 8:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at Chabad, 4464 Alamo St., Simi Valley. The event will have a Chinese buffet dinner, live music and entertainment by R’Shmuly Schlanger of Bakersfield. More...

On The Town

The Movie Nut

Your palms will be sweating, your body shaking, your eyes tearing up. You may want to stand and salute. Clint Eastwood has created a powerfully affecting movie about a hero who had a talent and an addiction for war. More...

Country music star strums into T.O.

Country music legend Travis Tritt will present a solo acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

The expanding role of pharmacies

As a family caregiver, my local pharmacy has been a great resource for me in the care of my aging loved ones. More...

Editorials

Managing wildlife means learning to live together

There seems to be no shortage of voices in our community who are willing to speak up for the plight of the area’s tiny population of mountain lions. More...

Political Cartoon

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