January 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City may become thoroughfare for oil trains

About 250,000 barrels of oil could pass through Simi weekly

With oil shipments by rail likely to increase throughout California in the near future, the Simi Valley City Council will send a letter to the San Luis Obispo County planning commission in support of higher federal safety standards for rail cars. More...

Health & Wellness

Cervical cancer deaths declining, but battle not over

Health officials recommend HPV vaccines for girls, boys age 9 to 26

In my role as director of Planned Parenthood for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, it’s amazing to observe the steady decline in the number of deaths due to cervical cancer. More...

Support group to discuss chiropractic care

Dr. Susan Bruno will speak to the Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group on the topic “Is Chiropractic for You?” from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 5 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Nurses hold class on joint replacement

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a joint replacement class to prepare persons for total knee or hip replacement surgery from 1 to 2 p.m. Tues., Feb. 10 at Sunrise Senior Living, 190 Tierra Rejeda Road, Simi Valley. More...

Business

Construction crew lays the foundation

SMOOTHING CEMENT—Above, Oscar Montes of Aguilera Brothers Construction, Inc., smoothes out the wet concrete for a townhouse project at the corner of Galt Street and Patricia Avenue in Simi Vall More...

Pierce Brothers expansion moves forward

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park has completed phase 2 of the Oak Knoll Mausoleum and the approximately 360-square-foot expansion of the existing cremation garden. More...

Sports

The kids are all right

Simi Valley High’s wrestling team didn’t have a coaching staff entering the 2014-15 school year. Chad Davidson stepped in for the Maroon and Gold—but he had to trade in his Royal colors. More...

Raising Arizona: Pats, ’Hawks collide in desert

Newcomer Jonathan Andrade and undisputed champ Eliav Appelbaum take sides in Super Bowl XLIX

It’s simple. Defense wins championships. Appelbaum, a die-hard Chicago Bears supporter, should know the importance of a solid defensive unit, but perhaps Da Bears’ fans have forgotten what a real defense is capable of doing. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Jan. 11 A 56-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman were arrested in the 1800 block of Hubbard Street for occupying a substandard structure. In the 5700 block of E. Los Angeles Avenue, a man, 50, was arrested for driving under the influence. More...

Family

Family Men

Down with chivalry

Chivalry is dead and women put it in the grave. It’s true. I don’t open doors for my wife anymore. We’re equals in our relationship. More...

Simi Valley Family YMCA to host pancake breakfast

The Simi Valley Family YMCA’s Adventure Guides will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at the Y, 3200 Cochran St. Members of the Y’s Men’s Club will serve the food. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JAN. 30 Westlake Yacht Club Open House 6 to 10 p.m. at 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Free and open to the community for prospective members. Bar opens at 6 p.m. Baked potato appetizers, music. More...

Letters

Oil company may take new angles

Regarding the oil drilling above Tapo Canyon Park “outside Simi” as the headline of last week’s article states, does the permit specify that any drilling must remain outside Simi’s borders? More...

Veterans fight to secure borders

This is in response to the letter in the Jan. 16 issue headlined “Money spent on wrong thing.” I have to say, I could not have written a better piece of truth if I tried. More...

Unfair advantage for immigrants

I would like to add comments to the Jan. More...

City’s crime rate reaches new low

Last year marked Simi’s safest

Simi Valley’s per capita crime rate reached its lowest point in the city’s history in 2014, the Simi Valley Police Department announced this week. More...

Measles makes it way into Ventura County

Eight local cases related to Disneyland outbreak

There have been eight reported cases of measles in Ventura County in the last month. The two most recent cases were discovered Tuesday. One of the new measles cases is related to a visit to Disneyland, said Dr. More...

Community

Carjacking comes to crashing conclusion

Police found man hiding in backyard

An alleged gang member suspected of carjacking a Southern California Gas Company truck in Simi Valley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of carjacking, auto theft and recklessly evading an officer, according to Ventura County Superior Cou More...

Return of foie gras serves up controversy

Ventura County chefs are celebrating the return of foie gras to local menus. The sale of the fatty duck and goose liver pâté was banned in California in 2012, but a federal judge struck down the law earlier this month. More...

Send us a Love Note

Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year, you can send your Valentine a message of endearment by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in the Feb. More...

Schools

Students shoot for the science bowl

Team heading to regionals this weekend

A group of science-minded students will put their brainpower to the test this weekend at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl regional competition. More...

College students stand out from the pack

Cody Jones of Simi Valley was one of 10 California Lutheran University students chosen by their peers to participate in an ancient Swedish ceremony because they best represent the attributes of a Christian martyr. More...

Debate students compete for $50K in scholarships

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has partnered with the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues for the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series. More...

Pets

The dog with the magnetic personality

At Deerhill Park in Oak Park, a youngster cuddling with my mellow, blue-eyed dog asked me why I had nicknamed him “Magnet” when the dog’s ID tag read “Sky.” The little boy had overheard me addressing the dog earlier abou More...

Pet of the week

SWEET AND LOVING—Spice is a 3-month-old black-and-white female cat. She is playful and friendly and looking for a loving home. To adopt Spice, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Stepping down from the pulpit

Longtime priest at St. Francis of Assisi retires from post

The development of a music department and the formation of a biblical garden at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Simi Valley are just two of the accomplishments that took place under the Rev. Steven J. More...

Congregation raises money for medical services

TASTY TREATS— Above, Karen Longobart and her son Kevin, 10, cut into the kugel they entered into the kugel contest at Congregation B’nai Emet on Jan. 24. More...

On The Town

Supercharged ’60s musical returns to stage

Photo Courtesy of Rehyan Rivera Photography

Three years ago this month, Fred Helsel staged a production of the musical “Hairspray” at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center that rocked and socked the theater with its nonstop energy, dancing and catchy tunes. More...

Local teens to perform at Open Mic Nite

It’s A New Day will host the third annual Ventura County Teen Open Mic Nite on Fri., Feb. 6 at Royal High School, 1402 Royal Ave, Simi Valley. Doors open at 6 p.m. Performances will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Hoping ‘Still Alice’ inspires action

Movies about human afflictions make for juicy acting roles and great returns at the box office, but movies about disease can sometimes do an amazing job of changing the national conversation. More...

Editorials

The case for vaccinations gets a shot in the arm

The world is flat. The sun revolves around the Earth. Dinosaurs and humans once lived together. Time and again, science has disproved the wild theories that some people once held dear. More...

Political Cartoon

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