February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Paramedics try out expanded role

A pilot project that trained paramedics to provide medical care beyond the first-responders’ traditional roles of simply transporting patients to emergency rooms could save lives and money if it was duplicated across the state, according to a f More...

Business

Dr. Elbert Gives You a Good Reason to Smile

Daniel Elbert, DDS, of Thousand Oaks Smile Design gives the following healthy reminder why good oral hygiene is critical. More...

Use Water Wisely with Drought Grid

One of the best ways to save money on penalties from a water company purveyor is with Drought Grid’s patented technology that stores water at the root level of all landscape planters, trees, veggie gardens and lawn areas.  More...

No More Chronic Head Pain

Dr. Savitha Siddappa in Thousand Oaks offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients suffering from chronic pain relating to headaches, migraines, tension and whiplash. More...

Sports

Secret is out

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Grace Brethren Lancers Lancer girls’ soccer team seeks third straight CIF championship

It’s not a secret anymore—the Lancers are the team to beat. Grace Brethren High’s girls’ soccer team dominated playoff foes the past two seasons while claiming back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 7 titles. More...

Royal girls’ soccer team hits the road

HIGHLANDERS ON PARADE—Rachel Sarahang, left, and the Royal High girls’ soccer team are scheduled to play at 5 p.m. today at Claremont in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. More...

Players get to enjoy Easton experience

BASEBALL Easton Baseball factory is now open to the public

It’s a ballplayer’s paradise inside Easton Baseball’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks. Easton, one of the country’s leading bat makers for baseball and softball, moved into the area from Van Nuys in September. More...

Family

Candy helps to deal with temptation

Family Man

This past Valentine’s Day reminded me of something real, something good, something lacking in my house: a candy jar. After polishing off the last of the red and pink M&Ms from the Valentine’s candy jar on Feb. More...

Ventura County Fair poster contest now underway

The eighth annual Ventura County Fair poster contest is accepting entries from kids in grades five through 12 who reside in Ventura County. The deadline is Fri., April 7. The theme of this year’s fair is “Rooted in Tradition.” More...

Fundraising campaign for coach’s family

On the morning of Jan. 15, Royal High School soccer coach Kevin Corley was in a roadside accident that has left him in a coma. His wife, Monica, and children Sean and Shelby are waiting for him to pull through. More...

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FRI., FEB. 24  Tootles And Noodles   More...

Editorials

Nation’s ugly mood turns even our own community sour

EDITORIAL

The year is off to a difficult start as we see a nation convulsed by anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic behavior: The Islamophobia rooted in a desire to effect changes in national immigration law, the hatred of Jews rooted in centuries of learned behavior More...

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Neighbors

Paralyzed veteran steps forward

Gary Linfoot stepped into an AH-6 attack helicopter and prepared to set off for a routine mission. It was May 31, 2008. The U.S. Army pilot was on his 20th tour in Iraq. More...

Former nonprofit director accused of grand theft

D.A. says she embezzled $55K

The former executive director of the Simi Valley Community Foundation, who is accused of embezzling $55,000 from the nonprofit, may face up to five years in jail if she is convicted as charged. Joanne Abruzzese, 58, of Simi Valley was arrested Feb. More...

It rains, it pours

HEAVY RAIN HAZARDS—Above, a County of Ventura plow removes rocks from Box Canyon Road in Simi Valley during the Feb. 17 storm. More...

Community

Rival leagues ordered to share diamonds

Santa Susana Baseball calls decision ‘unfair’

Santa Susana Baseball parents and leaders say a recent decision by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District requiring it to share fields with a rival league is unfair.  More...

Belwood project clears first hurdle

Homes proposed for site of former elementary school

A plan to build homes on the site of a former elementary school in the eastern end of Simi Valley has received neighborhood council approval and is heading to the planning commission in April. Conejo Constructors Corp. More...

New Chumash Park opens Monday

Construction of the first phase of Chumash Park has been completed. More...

Schools

Scientific minds at work

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COLLEGE STANDOUTS

Grant Measures of Simi Valley achieved high honors and was named to the dean’s list during the fall 2016 semester at Wright State University College of Liberal Arts in Dayton, Ohio  Measures is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical t More...

Thespian club presents three upcoming plays

The thespian club at Santa Susana High School will present the following productions this year at the school, 3570 Cochran St., Simi Valley.  Children’s Theatre presents “The Little Princess” in the multipurpose room. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

ALL SMILES—Ponchis is a male German shepherd. He is very calm, friendly and enjoys human contact. If you would like to adopt Ponchis, ask for ID No. A645316 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Pets come out to play

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Police

POLICE BLOTTER

Feb. 5  A man, 25, was arrested for driving under the influence at Workman Avenue and E. Cochran Street.  Two men, ages 44 and 45, were arrested for being drunk in public in the 3900 block of E. Cochran Street. More...

On The Town

Moorpark’s High Street tells a tale as old as time

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Theatergoers attending the opening weekend of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the High Street Arts Center were the first to see the venerable theater’s new look since it was shut down, ironically, for a production crew from More...

‘Little Mermaid’ swims ashore Feb. 25

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will open its musical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

‘La La Land’ is odds-on Oscar favorite

The Movie Nut

The Best Picture nominees this year have something for everyone who loves movies, and while there are clear Oscar favorites — based on other award shows — the Academy sometimes makes a surprising choice. Why not this year? More...

Letters

Assisted living will be good

I’m writing in response to the story in the Jan. 27 issue regarding the planned assisted living facility on Erringer Road.  In all honesty I would have been happy if this property was left undeveloped. More...

High-schoolers worked together

Producing art requires effective collaboration between individuals with diverse talents and technical skills. More...

Woman helped fellow drivers

I would like to thank the very heroic lady who, at 3:45 p.m. Fri., Feb. More...