March 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Board formally opposes District of Choice bill

SVUSD

A program that makes it easier for parents to pull their children out of low-performing schools and enroll them in districts outside their neighborhoods is to blame for a significant drop in Simi Valley Unified School District enrollment over the yea More...

Health & Wellness

Dispelling myths about immunizations

COMMENTARY /// Vaccinations

If you’ve ever been the subject of a rumor—one that was later proven false but by then had taken on a life of its own—you’ll understand the challenge pediatricians face when it comes to the issue of vaccine safety.  More...

Schools

Katherine Elementary girls vow to be kind, fight bullying

“Mean Girls” was just a movie, but the real-life bullying that filmmaker Lauren Paul experienced during middle school was “two years of torture.” More...

La Reina High School hosts spring open house

La Reina High School invites prospective students and their families to its spring open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., March 30 at the school, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Students will lead campus tours. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SPRING IN HIS STEP— Max is a neutered pit bull, about 4 years old. He is housebroken, friendly and good with kids. If you would like to adopt Max, ask for ID No. A606752 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

March 5  In the 2700 block of Tapo Canyon Road, a 26- year- old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested for auto theft, criminal conspiracy and possessing false checks and methamphetamine. More...

Family

The smiling face of Viva La Pasta!

Co-owner of beloved restaurant dies at the age of 86

For nearly two decades, Joseph Calderone’s smiling face greeted patrons who walked through the doors of Viva La Pasta! in Simi Valley. Many will miss him now at the beloved Italian eatery. More...

Camino Esperanza opening soon in Simi

The public is invited to the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Camino Esperanza, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation’s newest affordable housing complex in Simi Valley, at 11 a.m. More...

Calendar

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FRI., MARCH 24  Westlake Yacht Club Open House  6 p. m. at yacht club, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road. Food, live band, dancing, boat rides around the lake. Memberships available. Admission: $5. Web: westlakeyc.org. More...

Letters

Good venues for Knight town hall

I would like to request Rep. Steve Knight have a face-to-face town hall meeting in Simi Valley for his constituents.  Prior to his Palmdale town hall meeting, he was asked to have multiple town halls since his district is so large. More...

How about the Reagan Library?

Congressman Steve Knight needs to hold a face-to-face town hall in Simi Valley for his constituents here.  His phone conferences are a disservice to our community.  More...

Mom thankful for support

I wanted to take a turn at sharing some gratitude in the city of Simi Valley.  There are hundreds of people I could thank, but a few groups stick out in my mind as members of this community that I believe are often overlooked or undervalued.&nbs More...

Columns

Break the ice with ‘Know & Tell’

Single Files

It’s been a fun and informative foray into the world of online dating over the past few weeks. And the subject got even more interesting recently when Patricia McTague-Loft of California Psychotherapeutic Resources Inc. More...

Neighbors

Nonprofit rescue gives ‘unadoptable’ horses a healing hand

Animal Guardians has saved 50 horses

When Deborah Greene-Dellvon’s beloved horse Copper was injured and fell ill in 2009, she searched desperately for a place that could give him the care he needed. More...

Beleaguered public burial ground strapped for cash

Grave plot sales suspended since September

If the El Rancho Simi Pioneer Cemetery does not resume selling grave plots soon, the 126-year-old public burial ground may deplete its bank account by as early as this summer. More...

City planning to buy 6,700 streetlights

In an effort to cut long-term electric costs, city officials are negotiating a multi-million-dollar deal to purchase some 6,700 streetlights from Southern California Edison. More...

Community

Kaiser may take over building

The Alamo Street building that was supposed to house Simi Valley’s new Under One Roof human services operation could instead become a Kaiser Permanente. More...

Conservancy adds Conejo Mountain to its ‘wish list’

An 1,800-foot peak between Newbury Park and Camarillo known as Conejo Mountain is the newest addition to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy’s “wish list.”  More...

War Machine convicted of 29 felonies

Almost three years after he went on the run and was captured in his hometown of Simi Valley, the mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been found guilty by a Las Vegas jury of beating his ex-girlfriend and her male friend in 2014. More...

Sports

Gunner gets it

BASEBALL /// Grace Brethren Lancers Grace Brethren superstar catcher will play baseball for Nebraska Huskers

It was just a dream for Gunner Hellstrom.  The crisp scarlet-and-cream uniform. The bold “N” above the bill of his cap. Playing 50 miles away from the famed grounds of the College World Series.  Hellstrom wanted it all.  More...

A new era at Royal

SWIMMING /// Royal Highlanders Veteran coach with local ties takes over Highlanders’ swim program

The Highlanders believe the school hired the right man to lead the Royal High boys’ and girls’ swim teams.  Highlander swimmers all but threw a parade down Royal Avenue when they heard Kacy Ota was hired in January as the new man in More...

Faith

Local publishers helped ‘The Shack’ take off

Best-selling book hits big screen with Oscar winner as God

“The Shack” is the stuff dreams are made of.  Brad Cummings, who helped turn the tale into a best-selling book and now a major motion picture, so believed in the story of a man’s meeting with God that he maxed out a dozen perso More...

BRIEFS

Mystery writer talks murder in the Bible Acorn columnist Sally Carpenter will give a PowerPoint presentation titled “Thou Shall Not Kill: a Mystery Writer Looks at Sin and Redemption” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. More...

On The Town

Korean tradition fused with modern dining

Restaurant review /// Janchi Korean BBQ Acorn Epicurean

Conejo Valley residents have a unique and delicious culinary adventure in store for them at Janchi Korean BBQ in Thousand Oaks. More...

‘Round-Up’ the posse for a rockin’ time

Country festival returns April 1

Round-Up: A Rockin’ Country Music Extravaganza, returns Sat., April 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Saget will turn CAP blue

Bob Saget has a dirty mind, and he’s not afraid to use it.  Though he’s best known as the star of two family-friendly TV shows, “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Saget’s stand-up c More...

Editorials

Kindness can go a long way in counteracting bullying

editorial

Every seven minutes a child is bullied in the U.S., according to the bullying-prevention nonprofit National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment.  More...

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