June 23, 2017 RSS feed / Letters

Budget needs a hard look

In regard to the Simi budget crisis: The Simi Valley Budget Brief opens with continuing “to move towards fiscal sustainability,” which is a nice way of saying kicking the can down the road for future council members and citizens to deal w More...

Let’s talk about healthcare

As a working adult in the “tween” group of 50- to 65-year-olds, I honestly don’t care who authors (Republican or Democrat) our next healthcare act or whose name is on the bill. More...

A note of gratitude, joy

On April 21 at Walgreens and June 7 by Theresa’s Country Feed and Pet, I lost my cellphone along with ID and credit cards.  While I was away looking for it, a very kind person (or persons) brought it to my home.  I want to express my More...

Waiters deserve our thanks

Dear waiters and waitresses everywhere: I just wanted to thank you, the hardworking people who work to make hundreds of customers happy every day, solely because I feel you’re underappreciated.  It breaks my heart to hear stories of custo More...

Doctor won’t forget patients

As many of you already know, I am retiring July 17 after over 20 years with Lakeside/CMG.  I’ve done some of your newborn physicals only to recently have completed your college physicals (I admit I was somewhat weepy). More...

Stay up-to-date on the cemetery

For whatever reasons, the constituents of El Rancho Simi Cemetery District have not attended board of trustee meetings for decades. More...

‘Don’t believe lies on top of lies’

It seems as though many Simi residents are still overly concerned with future weather forecasts.  More...

Dedication is a ‘true inspiration’

More on last week’s front page story on Linda O’Connor’s recovery from a horrific bike accident in December.  We are longtime close friends with Linda and George O’Connor. More...

Leader makes positive impact

Thank you to Daniel, my youth group leader at Center Point Church. Daniel has me coming back every week to listen to his lessons. More...

Owner keeps business local

I have a very dear friend named Ken, and he runs an LED lighting company in Simi Valley. He has had many opportunities to move his company for financial reasons, but he has not. Not only has he stayed in California he has stayed in our small town. More...

What happened to the orioles?

The other day I was walking my dog in the park, approaching a tree to point out a squirrel.  My medical alert dog (for diabetes) stepped right in front of my feet, almost tripping me.  I’m asking her “What are you trying to do, More...