May 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials spell out spending priorities for Measure X

SVUSD Classroom renovations on the list

Simi Valley Unified School District officials want to use roughly $135 million of the $239-million Measure X bond funds on improving infrastructure and investing in technology.  More...

Health & Wellness

Program helps with chronic care

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

If you have Medicare, there’s a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or dementia.  Two-thirds of the 57 million Americans with Medicare have two or more chronic illnesses, w More...

Wings of Hope land at Reagan Library

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Foundation awards over $394K in healthcare grants

The Livingston Memorial Foundation has presented grants of more than $394,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to Ventura County residents in health-related fields.  The Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, a nonp More...

Schools

Special prom will be ‘A Night to Remember’

Tonight’s event is for county students with special needs

Upbeat dance music played loudly in the classroom as Heejung Kim showed her students an assortment of white button-up shirts and colorful ties.  “Today we’re going over what we should do for prom,” she told her class on a recen More...

Pathfinders awarded for innovation

Recipients played role in career, technical education

VC Innovates recently presented its Pathfinder Awards to this year’s most innovative educators, business and community partners for their support of career and technical education.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

G-MAN—Guillermo is a neutered Chihuahua, about 9 years old. He is friendly and loves to play. If you would like to adopt Guillermo, ask for ID No. A658726 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

April 30  A man, 28, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant and for burglary and resisting an officer in the 2900 block of Tapo Canyon Road.  At N. More...

Faith

HONORING Our Lady of Fatima

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Temple celebrates 50 years of serving the community

Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform congregation, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala evening event held May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Louise Falconer

04/19/1939 – 04/20/2017

A longtime Simi Valley resident, Nancy passed away after a brief illness. More...

On The Town

Nonsense reigns in lively production

Play Review /// ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Colorful props, costumes make a Wonderland

Children’s literature has always been ripe for adaptation to the stage. Play versions of classic books such as “The Wizard of Oz” have proved popular for more than a century. More...

ARTS presents plays at cultural center

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will present two plays at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave.  Performances of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” continue at 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Local congressional race already heating up

EDITORIAL

If you’ve been following national politics lately, chances are you’re feeling a little bit of whiplash or, at the very least, experiencing some minor dizziness. More...

Political Cartoon

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DTSC gives Brandeis campus a clean bill of health

But some activists remain skeptical

Contamination from the Santa Susana Field Lab does not pose a health risk to users of the neighboring Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, according to a report released this month by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. More...

Simi woman succumbs to injuries after crash

Her husband is in recovery

A solo-vehicle crash in Moorpark last week left a Simi Valley woman dead and her husband seriously injured.  More...

Community

Crossing confusion straightened out

NEW SIGNAGE—The signs at the redesigned Los Angeles Avenue railroad crossings at Erringer Road now read “Do not stop on tracks.” Previously, “Stop here” signs pointed to More...

Neighbors reject four-story proposal

Project would redevelop struggling Bellwood Center

After receiving resounding opposition from neighbors last week, a developer’s plan to transform a struggling commercial plaza into a mixed-use development with a four-story apartment building will likely hit a roadblock when it goes before the More...

City seeks to improve public transit

City officials are asking for the public’s help in creating a plan to improve Simi Valley’s transit system. More...

Business

Teen Retreat Aims to Spark Passion

It’s no secret that colleges want students who have a passion: It’s great for their other students and it also supports their own rankings. More...

Is Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Are reverse mortgages the loan of last resort or the safer route to retirement planning? More...

Therapist Provides Mental Health Counseling

Christine Harrington is a licensed marriage and family therapist who operates her own practice in the Conejo Valley. More...

Sports

Lancers are in the zone

SOFTBALL /// Grace Brethren Lancers Grace Brethren finished regular season with perfect record

Things have come full circle for the Lancers. Grace Brethren High’s softball team rode the coattails of former star pitcher Jordan Collison to a CIF-Southern Section Division 7 semifinal berth in 2015. More...

Baseball, softball teams battle in CIF playoffs

The CIF-Southern Section playoffs are here.  Local baseball squads open their postseason runs today while softball teams started earlier in the week.  Simi Valley High’s baseball team (23-6 overall) travels to face Village Christian ( More...

Hynes wins gold at CIF

Lancer swimmer takes first place in boys’ 50 freestyle at Division 4 finals

They came. They swam. They conquered. Local prep swimmers fared their best against the best at the CIF-Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships last week at the Riverside Aquatic Complex. More...

Family

Topanga folk festival has plenty of pluck

Music aficionados will once again gather at Paramount Ranch south of Agoura Hills on Sun., May 21 to socialize and listen to acoustic melodies during the 57th annual Topanga Banjo- Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival. More...

Casino night proceeds aid veterans

TO THOSE WHO SACRIFICE— The Knights of Columbus in Simi Valley recently donated $3,000 to local nonprofit For The Troops. The donation was made possible by the Knights’ annual casino night held in February. More...

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Letters

Scrap the plan for apartments

At the Neighborhood Council No. 3 meeting May 11, the vote was unanimous to reject the proposed four-story apartment project for Bellwood Center plaza. More...

Senate Bill 54 belongs on ballot

After reading the May 5 article about “sanctuary state” bill SB 54, I have to wonder why this bill, which defies our federal government and the powers given to that government by the Constitution, is to be rammed through our California go More...

Looking forward to 2018 fair

On Sat., May 13, the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce was extremely proud to host its 40th annual Simi Valley Street Fair on Cochran Street between Galena and Sequoia.  More...

Neighbors

‘The sky is not the limit’

Scott Kelly recounts his year on International Space Station

From launch to landing, Capt. Scott Kelly took the audience on a motivational journey of personal discoveries through space and back down to earth. People often ask: What’s the best part of flying in space? More...