April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Record number of students graduate from Simi schools

SVUSD Simi Valley’s rate surpasses state’s

Simi Valley Unified School District graduated a record number of seniors last year while also surpassing the state’s record-setting graduation rate for the Class of 2016, recently released figures show. More...

Health & Wellness

Simi hospital unveils new name and logo

After 51 years, Simi Valley Hospital is adopting a new identity: Adventist Health Simi Valley.  The hospital unveiled its new name and logo during an employee launch event Tuesday as part of a rebranding effort by the faith-based, not-for-profit More...

Orthopedic spine surgeon joins T.O. health clinic

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Police hold drug drop-off event

Prescription medications can be disposed of safely

The Simi Valley Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will hold a prescription drug drop-off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Schools

Music invades SVHS

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Royal, Hillside earn Gold Ribbons

Seven county schools honored

What does it take to be a California Gold Ribbon School? Setting high standards for students is key, Royal High School Principal Keith Derrick said, but teachers and administrators must also make sure those goals are attainable. More...

Foundation names teacher of the month

LEADING PIONEER—Jeramie Oliveira of Simi Valley High School has been named the Simi Valley Education Foundation’s April 2017 Teacher of the Month.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

TAKE IT SLOW—Milkshake is a spayed tortie domestic cat about 8 years old. She is calm and enjoys human contact but is very shy at first. If you would like to adopt Milkshake, ask for ID No. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

April 8  A 27-year-old man was arrested at Hartley and Royal avenues for driving under the influence.  At Madera Road and E. Los Angeles Avenue, a man, 21, was arrested for driving under the influence.  April 9   More...

Faith

Under the care of the good shepherd

Roots of Faith

When asked to recite Scripture, most Christians can recall the Lord’s Prayer, John 3:16 and Psalm 23. Of all of the 150 psalms in the Bible, why is this one the most popular? More...

Cal Lutheran to host Holocaust remembrance

Memorial creator to give talk

Michael Berenbaum, a rabbi who played a leading role in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., will speak at the Cal Lutheran University Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration at 4 p.m. More...

On The Town

Musical’s lively chorus of nuns is habit-forming

play review /// ‘Sister Act’

What is it about nuns and Broadway? First you had “The Sound of Music,” the sugary sweet Rodgers and Hammerstein confection that became a classic. Then came the hilarious hijinks of Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” franchise. More...

Jazz concert features Phil Norman Tentet

The Great Music at Ascension series will present the Phil Norman Tentet at 4 p.m. Sun., April 30 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. More...

Letters

Boos were rude, unproductive

After attending the town hall meeting in Simi Valley held April 18 by Congressman Steve Knight, I had to wonder why I bothered. It was a total waste of his time and ours. More...

Angry mob acted shamefully

Last week, Congressman Steve Knight held a town hall meeting here in Simi Valley, available to 400 of his constituents, and thanks to technology, thousands of people all over his district could watch and participate in this event. More...

Asking questions is not bullying

An open letter to Steve Knight: Bullying is a national crisis. Kids across the nation are being bullied daily, and many adults are not actively protecting children from their harassers. More...

Neighbors

A legacy rooted in city history

Bruce Altman served as Simi’s first city manager

Taking the reins as city manager upon Simi Valley’s incorporation nearly 50 years ago, Bruce Altman had his work cut out for him. More...

Taking the call

Police dispatcher acted on instinct

When Simi Valley Police Department dispatcher Lauren Harkins answered the 911 line on Christmas Day last year, she was met with a woman’s distraught voice seeking help for her father all the way in Norway. More...

Agency says DOE’s field lab clean-up plan violates agreement

Soil clean-up was supposed to be done by this year

The state agency responsible for overseeing the removal of contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab says the U.S. More...

Streetlight conversion on the horizon

LEDs estimated to save city $750K per year in service fees

Simi Valley took another step toward energy efficiency this week when the City Council approved a contract to inventory some 6,700 streetlights the city plans to buy from Southern California Edison. More...

Community

Westerly townhomes approved for L.A. Ave. and Madera

211 townhomes will be built

After several design revisions, a developer’s plan to construct a 211-unit, multi-family townhome complex in the western end of Simi Valley has received the green light to move forward. More...

Show us how you see Mom

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Simi Valley Acorn invites kids to draw pictures of their moms.  These funny but heartfelt drawings depicting Mom through the eyes of a child will be published in the Simi Valley Acorn online the Friday before More...

Drug deal middle-man sentenced

A Simi Valley man involved in selling drugs to a Thousand Oaks resident who died of an overdose last year has been sentenced to two years in jail plus two years’ probation.  Paul Markas, 26, has also been barred from possessing any control More...

Business

Businessman, philanthropist remembered

Michael Towbes, philanthropist and chair of the board of the Towbes Group Inc. and Montecito Bank and Trust, died of cancer at home in Santa Barbara on April 13. He was 87 years old.  More...

Institute hosts job fair

Visitors to this weekend’s open house at Simi Valley Institute for Careers and Education should bring along their resumes.  More...

Local tech company opens new Simi office

Local technology company Hummingbird Networks celebrated its recent relocation with a grand opening March 10.  More...

Sports

Whoa, Nellie!

SOFTBALL /// Simi Valley 3, Moorpark 1 Pioneer baseball’s seventh inning comeback ends Moorpark’s 18-game winning streak

Just when it seemed like nothing could slow down Moorpark High’s baseball team, Simi Valley unveiled its secret weapon: Will Parker. More...

Highlander shuffles on gridiron and track

ON THE MOVE—Royal High football star Wesley Anusiem runs with the ball during the Highlanders’ rivalry game against Simi Valley on Nov. 4. More...

Feats of strength

Four gymnasts to compete at Junior Olympic national tourney in Florida

Local athletes will test themselves in feats of strength at the U.S. Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships. More...

Family

NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE

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Children, pools can be a risky mix

While many folks enjoy splashing around at the beach or in a backyard pool during the summer, not every child is confident about taking the plunge. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 28  Woman's Club Fundraiser   More...

Columns

What happens when airlines overbook

Flying Squirrel

There’s a little story going around the internet. It’s also been in the paper, on the radio, TV, and pretty much anywhere human beings get information.  More...

Editorials

Write a letter and stand up and be counted

EDITORIAL

The Acorn takes great pride in the articles and editorials we publish, and the comments that circle back in the form of letters to the editor make us proud, too. More...

Political Cartoon

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