November 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Biz leaders talk Affordable Care Act

Conference looks at reform’s impact on local businesses

While the Affordable Care Act has given over 3 million Californians access to health insurance, officials in Ventura County say healthcare reform has a long way to go. More...

Simi Valley Hospital receives top honor for home care

Simi Valley Hospital’s Home Care Services has been named to the 2014 HomeCare Elite list compiled by Outcome Concept Systems Inc., a Seattle based company providing data products and benchmark services for home health, hospice and private duty More...

Arthritis group holds potluck

The Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group with hold a Happy Hannukah/Merry Christmas pot luck from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 4 at the Simi Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Schools

Garden Grove’s got talent

SISTERS IN STEP—Above, third-grader Samie Ayala, left, and her sister, Cassandra, who is in fourth grade, dance together to “ The Final Countdown” during the Garden Grove IMPACT Aca More...

Defibrillators on campuses one step closer to reality

The Simi Valley Unified School District is forming a committee to come up with a plan to place automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, at all school sites and sporting events. More...

Simi students excel at Biola University

Biola University has named the following Simi Valley students to the spring 2014 dean’s list for their academic excellence: Danielle De Phillips, Rebecca Gallacher, Kaitlyn Krogh, Lacey Lott and Aubree Mittel. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

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Life doesn’t always make scents for dogs

Even the brightest pup in the litter can sometimes have no sense of scents. How this could be defies comprehension, when in most instances a dog’s nose is a data processor with whiskers. More...

Black Friday adoption special

Ventura County Animal Services is getting in on the Black Friday madness by offering discounted pet adoptions on all dogs and cats. From Fri. through Sun., Nov. 28 to 30, VCAS will reduce the regular $125 adoption fee to $20. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Nov. 2 A 26-year-old man was cited in the 6300 block of Katherine Road for unlawful possession of toluene, a liquid solvent. A man, 34, was arrested for a felony warrant in the 2600 block of Yosemite Avenue. More...

Family

Family Men

Houston, we have a piece of candy

Candy! Glorious, magnificent Halloween candy! More...

Holidays are here again

SQUEEZE FROM ST. NICK—Kaylee Ott, 8, of Simi Valley gives Santa Claus a hug during the Simi Valley Town Center’s 10th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. More...

Reagan Library showcases ‘California Christmas’ exhibit

This year, the annual Christmas Tree Exhibit at the Reagan Library showcases the state of California. More...

Calendar

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FRI., NOV. 21 Art With Margo 4 to 5 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Margo Gravelle teaches art methods to kids ages 6 to 12. All materials provided. Free. Phone: 818.865.9230. Web: www.colapublib.org. More...

Letters

Facility is 8 years in the making

As a Simi Valley resident, I want to thank the City Council for approving and funding a stateof the-art police shooting range that will save taxpayers nearly $300,000 a year by keeping officers in town for training. More...

Range could benefit public

Regarding the article “Shooting range on target” in the Nov. 14 edition of the Simi Valley Acorn, is there a reason this gun range won’t be open to the public? More...

Will digital signs be an eyesore?

It seems like the City of Simi Valley again will give in for financial benefits. Remember no hillside development? Then there began all the development. Did they put the Simi Valley mall off the 118 up on the terrace for a reason? More...

Editorials

Look elsewhere if you need an affordable apartment

Because the economy has improved and prices are rising, residents once again find it difficult to buy homes in the area. More...

Political Cartoon

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BofA to lay off 70 next month

Reductions affect home loans division in city

Rumors of layoffs at Bank of America are true. More...

Grocery chain looking to open shop in town

ALDI eyeing former home of Office Depot

An ALDI food market may soon take over the space left vacant by Office Depot at the Simi at the Plaza shopping center. More...

Plans for 3-story hotel in the works

Proposed Hampton Inn slated for Cochran Street

Plans to build a new 103-room hotel behind the Junkyard Café on Cochran Street are taking shape and developers hope to start the project by the middle of next year. More...

Community

More details emerge in fatal DUI case

Sheriff’s deputy struck, killed in Camarillo Oct. 28

Police and court records offer a glimpse at the actions taken by a suspected DUI driver before a collision last month that killed a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy. More...

Police department looking for new recruits

About 25 officers expected to retire in next couple of years

The Simi Valley Police Department has welcomed nine new officers in the past year, a figure that will grow as the department prepares for a number of retirements in the foreseeable future. More...

Acorn deadlines are early for next week

On Thanksgiving week, the Simi Valley Acorn will be delivered on its normal day, Fri., Nov. 28, but deadlines to submit editorial and advertising copy have been moved up. More...

Business

More layoffs on the horizon for Amgen

About 600 to 1,000 jobs on chopping block

Biotech giant Amgen, Ventura County’s largest private-sector employer, announced another round of layoffs in October. More...

Shopping center to transform into indoor street fair

The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 Shop Local Expo during regular business hours on Sat., Nov. 22 at Mountaingate Plaza at Los Angeles Avenue and First Street in Simi Valley. More...

Auto club moves to new location

The Automobile Club of Southern California has relocated its Simi Valley branch to the Sycamore Square shopping center at 2853 Cochran St. The new location, which opened Oct. 13, is easily accessible and has its own dedicated parking area. More...

Sports

Welcome to Simi Valley’s Drew Moore Show

Star running back boosts football team into tonight’s playoff game at El Segundo

No one questions Drew Moore’s strength on the football field. The stocky running back for Simi Valley High has a long history of plowing through opponents. More...

Holland makes cross country trip

Highlanders’ long-distance specialist prepares for CIF-SS Division 3 Finals at Mt. SAC

Brianne Holland can always count on her mother to be at her races. Debbie Holland has watched her daughter blossom from a novice runner for the Simi Valley Running Rebels to the top long-distance racer at Royal High. More...

The journey for Meza, Highlanders ends

WORKHORSE BACK—Royal High senior running back River Meza rushes with the ball against Moorpark earlier this season. More...

Faith

Into the holiday spirit

FESTIVE GOODIES—Antoinette Swieca of Simi Valley and Lizzie Mars, 16, of Moorpark get into the spirit during the 30th annual holiday boutique at Holy Cross Church in Moorpark on Nov. 8. More...

Thanksgiving service for all faiths will have prayer, song

Friends and members of Congregation B’nai Emet, St. More...

Church of Living Christ offers free events

The Church of the Living Christ was the site for the inaugural THANKS Fest on Nov. 16. Over 100 people attended, including families from Simi Valley, Moorpark and Camarillo. More...

Obituaries

James "Squids" Wesley Doll

James "Squids" Wesley Doll, 37, of Simi Valley, California, passed away on Saturday November 15th 2014 in Simi Valley. James was born in Panorama City to James Robert Doll and Pamela Sue Doll on November 7th, 1977. More...

On The Town

The Acorn Epicurean

A taste of India in the Conejo Valley

For anyone who craves a taste of Indian food, Akash Cuisine of India in Thousand Oaks. isthe to be. More...

The Tenors are in good voice at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

The Tenors, multi-platinum recording artists, will perform at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

What’s new in home theater?

History was the hot topic last month as noted filmmaker Ken Burns offered up “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” a vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Testing for Alzheimer’s

I know many people who worry about getting Alzheimer’s because a grandparent, parent or sibling suffers from it. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Nothing but the truth

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. —Albert Einstein Honestly, I think honesty in the dating world is something we seriously need to discuss here. More...