August 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Royal Avenue restriping to cut number of lanes

Mile-long stretch of street in front of youth baseballfield to be restriped this fall

Residents concerned with drivers speeding past Darrah Volunteer Park in central Simi Valley will soon see changes to that portion of Royal Avenue. More...

Health & Wellness

Brain tumor survivor walks for research

In December 2006, Simi Valley resident Eleni Miller’s life changed forever. She awoke one morning that month unable to see out of her right eye. More...

Hospital to host lecture on neuropathic pain

Simi Valley Hospital will offer a community health lecture on neuropathic pain from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 26 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, room 106, 3900 Avenida Simi. Simi Valley Hospital neurologist Dr. More...

Workshop addresses end-of-life issues

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment and Advanced Care Directives,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. More...

Schools

Medal recipients pass down values

Courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity and citizenship: the six most important traits a solider possesses in the line of duty, according to the national Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. More...

Kids can learn robotics at Sycamore

Sycamore Elementary School will present an after-school robotics enrichment activity for children in grades one through six from 2:40 to 3:50 p.m. on six Wednesdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22, at the school on Ravenna Street in Simi Valley. More...

Pets

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE—

Max is an altered male gray Russian blue mix about 13 years old. He is declawed and needs to be an indoor cat. He is sweet boy and enjoys human company. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Aug. 3 At First and E. Cochran streets, a 61-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence. Aug. 4 A man, 26, was arrested at First and Easy streets on a felony warrant. At E. More...

Faith

Girl Scouts aid teen’s cancerfight

A local Girl Scout troop put on a garage and bake sale earlier this month to help pay medical expenses for a Simi Valley teen battling a rare form of cancer. More...

Grand knight takes the throne

GRAND KNIGHT—Andy Prete was installed July 27 as grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 5803 in Simi Valley. Prete’s one-year term began July 1. More...

Author discusses new book

Congregation B’nai Emet’s Lunch and Learn program will feature author and attorney Jonathan Kirsch at noon Sun., Aug. 24 at the synagogue, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 22 Big Band Night 7 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band performs. Light fare for sale starting 7 p.m. Bring lawn seating. Admission: free. Phone: 818.706.1613. More...

Editorials

It’s our turn to help the Samaritan Center

For the past 20 years, the Samaritan Center of Simi Valley has played an invaluable role in this community. The only facility of its kind in the East County, the charitable nonprofit at 280 Royal Ave. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Samaritan Center at risk of closure

Nonprofit must raise $60K by Sept. 1

If the Samaritan Center of Simi Valley fails to raise $60,000 by Sept. 1, the local nonprofit may be forced to close its doors and leave roughly 200 active clients who are on the brink of homelessness to fend for themselves. More...

Teens arrested in stabbing case

Two Simi Valley teenagers are facing attempted murder charges stemming from a gangrelated stabbing in June that left a 16-year-old boy injured, police said. More...

Community

County, probation officers still seeking compromise

The county and the union that represents Ventura County’s probation and corrections officers are headed to a “fact-finding” process in the fall to settle a dispute over the officers’ pay after the failure of contract negotiati More...

Single-car crash jams traffic on Tuesday

TRAFFIC BREAK—Workers from the City of Simi Valley move a downed streetlight after a traffic accident involving a Nissan SUV on Tuesday morning. More...

War Machine agrees to extradition

Fugitive MMA fighter turned up Aug. 15 in Simi hotel

After a week of being on the run, Jonathan Koppenhaver, the mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine, was taken into custody Aug. 15 in Simi Valley, his hometown. More...

Business

Doggie day care, training spot to open

Send Rover on Over has announced the opening of Simi Valley’s first doggie day care, cage-free boarding and training center on Tues., Sept. 2 at 310 Easy St., Ste. D, Simi Valley. A grand opening event will follow. More...

Local company acquires new manufacturer of marine accessories

Gracelock Industries has announced the acquisition of marine accessories manufacturer SeaSense by Unified Marine Inc., headquartered in Bonita Springs , Fla. More...

Sports

Ten questions with Mr. Baseball

Mike Scioscia takes time from Los Angeles Angels’ pennant race to talk with the Acorn

Tom Selleck is Hollywood’s Mr. Baseball. Mike Scioscia is the Acorn’s Mr. Baseball. The venerable Los Angeles Angels skipper and a Westlake Village resident, Scioscia has the Halos in the thick of a pennant race after a rocky 2013 season. More...

You can go home again

Simi Valley native finds niche with Cal Lutheran women’s track andfield team

Melissa Skiba ran with purpose during her decorated career at Oak Park High. Skiba wanted nothing more than to earn a scholarship to UCLA’s women’s cross country and track and field teams. More...

Anderson keeps big league dream alive

Bryan Anderson has fulfilled his dream of playing in the majors on three occasions. The 2005 Simi Valley High graduate made his Major League Baseball debut in 2010 with the St. Louis Cardinals. More...

On The Town

Religious musical an energetic roller coaster ride

PLAY REVIEW ‘ Godspell’

Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell” is one of those shows that is different every time you see it. More...

Choir launches 18th season

Los Robles Children’s Choir will launch its 18th season on Sept. 2. The choral organization comprises more than 100 singers from over 40 schools in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. More...

‘Guys and Dolls’ opens at arts center

The High Street Arts Center will present the musical comedy “Guys and Dolls,” opening at 8 p.m. today, Fri., Aug. 22, at 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Shows continue through Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. More...

Letters

Students can get ahead in JROTC

As a parent and veteran of two branches of the U.S. military service, I am very happy that Royal High School now has Air Force Junior ROTC for its students this year. More...

Group of friends helps the needy

After reading a couple of articles from the Simi Valley Acorn dated Aug. 8, I got inspired to send this letter to the editor to let the community know that even a small group of friends can make a difference. More...

Daniels offers fresh perspective

I first met Bill Daniels in 1993 and have considered him one of my best friends ever since. In his letter to the editor dated Aug. 15, Bill focused on the current dysfunction of SVUSD and his plan to address those dysfunctions. More...

Neighbors

Fly theflag for Master Sgt. Faulkner

WWII veteran earned three Purple Hearts

The children of a decorated Simi Valley veteran is asking all residents to fly the American flag in remembrance of their father, Larry Faulkner, who died this month at the age of 93. More...

Golf tournament benefits hospital

Registration period open until Aug. 25

The Simi Valley Hospital Foundation will host its 19th annual Golf Classic, a golf tournament and fundraiser, next week. More...

Amateur radio club to host training

The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will offer a free fivesession course for anyone wanting to prepare for the FCC Technician’s Radio License. Classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on five consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. More...