February 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘The greatest nightmare of my life’

Couple ordered to pay $21.7M, now plans to appeal court injunction

Instead of removing tons of solid waste from his 150-acre property in the hills south of Simi Valley, Wayne Fishback said he wants to keep the debris buried and preserve the land as part of a national historical park. More...

Health & Wellness

Shunt may help manage glaucoma

When it comes to proper glaucoma management, various treatments can reduce or eliminate the condition. However, when initial treatments, such as iStent or lasers, are not effective, surgery using an Ex-Press shunt can offer hope. More...

Music therapy brings comfort, healing

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will present a new music therapy program provided by music therapist Lori Sunshine. More...

Up to 80 kids to get free dental care

Parents must register children

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley and the Ventura County Dental Hygienists’ Association will hold the annual Make A Difference Day Dental Clinic for Children from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Schools

Students choose their own subject in Simi High’s new AP program

SVHS one of two county schools to offer AP Capstone

Simi Valley High School has recently joined a select group of schools worldwide offering a new Advanced Placement program that gives high-schoolers a chance to take college-level seminar classes. More...

Grace Brethren robotics teams take championships

Grace Brethren middle and high school robotics teams took first and second place awards in the SoCal VEX State Championship Feb. 14 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More...

Crestview Cougars celebrate 50 years

NIFTY FIFTIES NIGHT— Above, fourth-grade student Angelina Kulick, 9, center, dances in her poodle skirt with friends at Crestview Elementary’s 50th anniversary Sock Hop on Feb. 20. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

ROYALTY—Prince Henry is an altered male white domestic shorthaired cat about 6 years old. He’s playful and vocal in his demands. He has an eye issue, but it is clearing. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

Stuck in your own version of ‘Groundhog Day’?

Every day, each of us makes a multitude of choices that will impact our lives . . . the quality of our choices will dictate whether we will struggle in frustration or live an extraordinary life—the life of our dreams. — Debbie Ford More...

Magic show, masquerade at ‘Purim in the Circus’

Purim in the Circus will be presented on Thurs., March 5 at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4464 Alamo St., Simi Valley. A megillah reading will take place at 5:15 p.m., followed by a circus party at 5:45 p.m. The community is welcome. More...

Obituaries

LINDA ANNE HOPPE,

a resident of Simi Valley since 1964, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, just two weeks shy of her 71st birthday. She was born on February 10, 1944 in Burbank, California and raised in Southern California for all of her life. More...

MARK E. HERBERG

Mark E. Herberg went to be with our Lord peacefully in his home on the 10th of February after a difficult battle with cancer.  He was 55 years young. More...

Letters

Former manager brought stability

Mrs. Barbara Scroggins and I have known each other from our church’s fundraisers, long before she was hired by the El Rancho Simi Cemetery District board as cemetery manager. More...

Bad idea to build high-density

Simi Valley is at a teetering point when it comes to city planning. Our city leaders can go the way of Thousand Oaks and increase property values or the way of the San Fernando Valley and pack more people in. More...

Vaccination issue is about rights

At its core, the vaccination issue is about rights. The U.S. justice system deems all vaccines as “unavoidably unsafe,” meaning that even when used as directed, some will be injured or killed by them. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Had your fill of the plastic bag controversy?

It seems that California’s plastic shopping bags just won’t go away. We love our little polyethylene friend— functional and versatile and serving faithfully since the 1960s. More...

Massage moratorium extended through 2015

A moratorium on new massage establishments in Simi Valley has been extended through the end of the year, but city officials have included some exceptions to the rules. More...

Investigators seek cause for train wreck

District attorney will not charge driver whose truck was stuck on tracks

Three days after an accident that injured dozens, it’s still unclear how and why a 54-year-old Arizona man drove his work truck onto train tracks and into the path of a Metrolink commuter train bound for Los Angeles. More...

Community

County launches new safe-dining app

Diners on the go now have a way to check the safety record of Ventura County restaurants. More...

A warm meal with a song on the side

Meals on Wheels volunteer often serenades seniors

Every Tuesday morning for the last 20 years, Simi Valley resident Don Locke has set out on a 31-mile route to deliver meals to seniors around the community. More...

ArtWalk seeking submissions

ArtWalk is accepting applications for the 28th annual juried fine arts and designer crafts exhibition taking place Sat. and Sun., June 6 and 7 in Thousand Oaks. The deadline for artist submissions is Sat., March 7. More...

Business

Ask the DMV

Q: The DMV is now using touch-screen technology to administer the driver knowledge exam. How is it different from the written version? More...

Kickboxing gym now open

Kickboxing center 9Round Simi Valley is open in the Sycamore Plaza at 2764 Cochran St. The new owner is Jan Gault. The center offers a 30-minute full-body workout. There are no class times; workouts begin every three minutes. More...

Defense contractor boosts security measures at Simi Valley facilities

A local defense contractor has been given the go-ahead by city officials to increase security at its Simi Valley facilities. More...

Sports

Future looks bright

Simi Valley High’s baseball team is gearing up for a breakout season. First-year head coach John Arisohn, a 2002 Simi Valley grad, spent the past seven years learning the ins and outs from former skipper Matt LaBelle as an assistant coach. More...

From jubilation to heartbreak

Royal boys’ soccer team falls on penalty kicks; girls’ water polo squad advances to CIF championship bout

The Royal High boys’ soccer team became the latest victim of penalty kicks. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Feb. 8 At First Street and E. Los Angeles Avenue, a 46-year-old woman was arrested for being drunk in public and for a misdemeanor warrant. Two men, ages 25 and 28, were cited for battery in the 3100 block of San Angelo Avenue. More...

Family

Family Men

Bad stuff

Aaaah-choo! I knew right then I had the flu. Maybe it was just a sneeze, but bad stuff happens all the time, so I knew what to anticipate. Then I wondered if my negativity was attracting the bad stuff. There I go being negative again. Eeeee-uck! More...

Classroom camp dedicated to reading

STORYTELLER—Above, Amber Schumann, back to camera, a teacher’s aide at Santa Susana Elementary School, reads a fairytale book to students while dressed as a fairy during the Camp Read-A-L More...

Nominations sought for volunteer award

The Simi Valley City Council is taking nominations of individuals for recognition as the 2015 Community Volunteer of the Year for extraordinary service to the community. More...

On The Town

Troubadours tame the shrew

Performances tonight, tomorrow at Santa Su PAC

Simi Valley’s Troubadour Classic Theatre Company has a date with the Bard. More...

The Movie Nut

This is a fully disquieting movie, a story that’s both frightening and enlightening as it traps us effectively—and helplessly—in the downward spiral of dementia. More...

Actors’ Repertory goes on the run

‘Catch Me If You Can’ begins run this weekend at SVCAC

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will present “Catch Me If You Can,” a musical based on the Dreamworks movie of the same name, from Feb. 28 through April 5 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Rewarding travel

“What’s in your wallet?” No, this isn’t a pitch for the credit card company that popularized the question. But it is a good question to ask, especially if you’re a traveler. More...