September 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Indoor shooting range proposal heads to council

A local gun shop’s proposal to operate an indoor shooting range will come before the City Council on Monday. More...

Health & Wellness

Teens stand up against suicide

Adrian Schemm is all too familiar with the suicidal thoughts many young people deal with. The Grace Brethren High School senior said he was bullied as a child. As a consequence, he thought about killing himself. More...

Award-winning author to speak at launch of CLU’s Autism Center

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate the opening of its Autism and Communication Center with a free public presentation by Steve Silberman, author of an award-winning book on the history of autism, at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Doctor talks arthritis

Simi Valley Hospital offers “House Call,” free health presentations given by physicians for the community, especially seniors. A talk titled “New Advances in Joint Pain Treatment” will be given from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Arroyo Elementary’s FLAGS program gets kids to the Greek

“.a..µ..a, das...a!” That’s how pupils at Arroyo Elementary will soon greet teacher Catherine Crowley each day. It means “Good morning, teacher” in Greek. More...

Berylwood, Park View honored

Campuses receive state achievement awards

Two Simi Valley elementary schools—Berylwood and Park View—have received the California Department of Education’s Title I Academic Achievement Award. More...

White Oak celebrates student creativity

White Oak Elementary PTA will host a Student Art Night at 6 p.m. tonight, Fri., Sept. 23 at the school, 2201 Alscot Ave., Simi Valley. The free event will kick off this year’s Reflections art program. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HAPPY FACE—Rusty is a neutered brown pit bull. He is about 5 years old and loves to play with toys. If you would like to adopt Rusty, ask for ID No. A625598 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Unitarian Universalist Church welcomes new leader

Minister draws on performing arts skills

It took more than a year, but Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s search for a new spiritual leader is over. The Rev. More...

‘Never Again’ explores rise in European anti-Semitism

Temple Etz Chaim will premiere “Never Again Is Now,” a documentary on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, during Selichot services Sat., Sept. 24 in the sanctuary, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Filmmaker screens ‘Genesis’ documentary

Temple Adat Elohim will screen the documentary “Roadmap Genesis” at 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 23 Police And Firefighter Appreciation Night More...

Letters

Student’s gift will go a long way

On Sept. 15 I was the guest speaker for a career class at Royal High School in Simi Valley. More...

Perseverance, hard work pay off

Regarding Darleen Principe’s article “Writing from the White House” in the Sept. 8 edition: This was a good and exciting article depicting the dream of a Santa Susana High School alum, Josh Gray. More...

Pence took advantage

While not able to attend Mike Pence’s talk at the Reagan Library, I read about it in Melissa Simon’s article in the Sept. 16 issue of the Simi Valley Acorn. More...

Editorials

Take the new lane-splitting law in stride

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The number of registered motorcyclists in California continues to grow at a steady pace, and anybody who’s ever driven a street bike, a sport bike or a cruiser knows the flat-out thrill that goes along with it. More...

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Cemetery suspends plot sales again

Burial ground installing new inventory system

The El Rancho Simi Pioneer Cemetery has placed a moratorium on all grave plot sales while a new, digital inventory system is installed. More...

County medical examiner resigns

Bucholtz was hired last November

The county’s chief medical examiner submitted her resignation last week, less than a year into her tenure. Ventura County Health Care Agency officials didn’t say why Dr. More...

Community

L.A. Avenue widening plan taking shape

Work estimated to take two months

City officials are hammering out plans to widen a roughly quartermile stretch of E. Los Angeles Avenue in central Simi Valley. More...

Orchard proposal calls for expansion of city’s recycled water system

A developer’s conceptual plan to construct an orchard and water line with the potential to supply recycled H2O to local businesses is taking shape. More...

City will take down some military banners

The City of Simi Valley Armed Forces Banner Program has installed over 530 banners since 2010. The program has been such a success that the number of available locations for future banners is minimal. More...

Business

Industry experts discuss careers in transportation

The Ventura County Transportation Commission invites Ventura County college students to a Transportation and Environment Summit from 3 to 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 28 in Malibu Hall at Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo. More...

Dutton Plumbing relocates

Dutton Plumbing recently announced plans to move its corporate office to the Revolution Eyewear location in Simi Valley this month. The new office will be about a half-mile from its current site on Cochran. More...

Making way for expansion

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Sports

Royal seeks winning formula

Boys’ water polo team is ranked No. 4 in CIF-SS Division 4

Matt Frazier has high expectations for the Royal High boys’ water polo team. More...

A joyful noise

Grace Brethren girls’ volleyball team is No. 3 in CIF-SS Division

There isn’t much silence at a Grace Brethren High’s girls’ volleyball practice. More...

Local football teams gear up for games tonight

Simi Valley High’s football team (2-2 overall), plays host to Canyon of Canyon Country (3-1) at 7 tonight at home. The Pioneers toppled Village Christian 20-14 last weekend. Royal (0-4) travels to face Santa Barbara (1-3) at 7 tonight. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

Sept. 4 On the 118 Freeway at Sycamore Drive, a 34-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence. In the 1700 block of Royal Avenue, a 24-year-old man was cited for unlawful alcoholic acts. More...

Family

Games attract record participation

An athlete in the annual Simi Valley Community Games since 2006, Marilyn Krupnik is looking forward to participating in this year’s Olympic-style event for those 50 years old and up. More...

Panelists to discuss cyberbullying

The Simi Valley Public Library, Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, and Simi Valley Youth Council will host a Cyberbullying Prevention workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 at the library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. More...

On The Town

Musical examines racism, injustice

Show centers on historic murder case

The grim subject matter of the 1998 musical “Parade,” based on the real-life 1913 killing of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old Georgia pencil factory worker and the subsequent targeting of her boss for the murder, is not something you’d ex More...

Festival celebrates all things India

The 2016 India Festival, hosted by the India Friends Association, offers a day of Indian culture, food and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

‘Fame,’ ‘Dirty Dancing’ coming to T.O.

Individual tickets are on sale for Theater League’s 2016-17 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. The touring productions are as follows. All shows are at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

Columns

The power of the Parking Fairy

Single Files

My elderly yet feisty mother told me she’d once again made the long trip alone from her house to the annual Canadian National Exhibition in downtown Toronto this year. What this entails makes me tired just thinking about it. More...

Neighbors

Crosstown rivals unify to support their own

Royal High senior battling leukemia

There’s no denying the messages on this particular GoFund- Me page are spirited: “Vincenzo, you will not fight this battle alone! Swords up! #WinTheDay,” one message reads. More...