September 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City switches on efforts to become energy efficient

Council approves $55,000 energye fficiency study

The Simi Valley City Council is researching what it will take to bring solar panels and other energysaving projects to city properties. More...

Health & Wellness

Happiness habits

Psychologists are now studying what makes people happy. For many years it was considered too lightweight a topic for serious research. More...

Suicide prevention film screening

The Simi Valley Public Library and the Simi Valley Youth Council will present a program for teens and their families titled “Suicide Prevention: Film Screening and Discussion” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. More...

Hair Salon hosts annual cut-athon

Imagine Hair Salon will present the fourth annual cut-athon to benefit Imagine a Cure from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 5 at the salon, Wood Ranch Shopping Center, 543 Country Club Drive, Ste. E, Simi Valley. More...

Schools

Program makes way for Royalfliers

135 students have signed up for Air Force JROTC

The newly formed Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Royal High School is flying high with students. More...

Sports

Something to prove

Simi Valley football team prepares for fourth straight road test

No need to add a spoonful of Splenda or a maraschino cherry on top, Camarillo vs. Simi Valley is a high school football treat that can satisfy a shrew’s sweet tooth. More...

The green (but not mean) Highlanders

Royal girls’ golfers are learning, having fun on the links

Rich Letus has had a change of pace this fall. Letus spent the past 10 years assembling game plans for Royal High’s varsity, junior varsity and freshman football teams. More...

GOLFER TO WATCH

Logsdon is a rising star for the Royal High girls’ golf team. Logsdon, a junior captain and the team’s No. 1 golfer, has been near the top of the leaderboard for the Highlanders’ first three matches to start the season. More...

Faith

Church grows with the community

Simi Covenant celebrates 50 years

In its 50 years, Simi Covenant Church has not strayed far from its focus on faith and family. More...

Program examines God’s effect on the brain

The Christian Association for Psychological Studies-Conejo Valley will present a talk on “God, Attachment and the Brain” from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Fri., Sept. 26 at Calvary Community Church, room 2014, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. More...

Calendar

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FRI., SEPT. 19 Pirate Bingo For Kids 4 to 5 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Kids ages 6 to 12 compete to win a free book. Free. Phone: 818.865.9230. Web: www.colapublib.org. National POW-MIA Recognition Day More...

Letters

Arming people ensures freedom

Nina Trotta-Sutton wrote a letter about the Second Amendment to the Constitution and what the founders meant. Unfortunately her letter was an opinion-based letter with errors and not based on fact. More...

Mounted patrol is unnecessary

I’m responding to Mr. Nemecek, a candidate for City Council, regarding mounted patrol. Obviously he is aiming for our police officers’ vote. More...

Drug problem in Simi alarming

Our city continues to battle a drug problem that is epidemic. It’s nice to see that Simi Valley consistently gets high marks as one of the “safest cities” in the nation when measuring crime statistics. More...

Editorials

Saying goodbye means a fresh start for SVUSD

As the old saying goes, “It’s hard to say goodbye.” And that proved to be the case Tuesday, when the Simi Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted 3-2 to relieve longtime Superintendent Kathryn Scroggin of her duties More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Robocall lawsuits thrown out in tentative ruling

Robocalls made in Simi Valley during the 2012 election season are considered protected speech under the First Amendment and, therefore, class action and defamation lawsuits challenging the calls lack legal standing, a Ventura County judge tentatively More...

New acting superintendent named

Kathryn Scroggin released from district contract

After serving 11 years as Simi Valley Unified School District’s superintendent, Kathryn Scroggin’s official last day in the top spot is Oct. 10. More...

Community

Guns, cocaine seized in drug bust

A 22-year-old Hollywood man suspected of selling cocaine in Simi Valley is now facing multiple drug and weapons charges in Ventura County Superior Court. More...

Vote for your favorite photo

Summer is over, school’s in session, and it’s time to judge the winners of the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. More...

Boosting city coffers is challenger’s goal

CANDIDATE SPOTLIGHT Simi Valley City Council

Editor’s note: The order in which candidate spotlights appear was chosen by a random draw. After spending 22 years as an executive at J.P. More...

Business

Beloved Simi Valley vet reopens practice

Veterinarian Natalie Rabiner has returned to Simi Valley, reopening her practice on Sept. 8 after a six-year hiatus. More...

Auto services plaza sells for $3.9 million

Ken Simons with NAI Capital’s Westlake Village office represented the seller, Pick Family Trust, and the buyer, Khajerian Family Trust, in the sale and purchase of the Auto World Center, 2170 to 2190 First St. in Simi Valley. More...

Networking event includes local cuisine

The Marriott Mixer featuring A Taste of the Chamber will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 25 at the Courtyard Marriott, 191 Cochran St., Simi Valley. More...

Pets

FRIENDLY—

Frodo is a 4-yearold gray-and-white domestic medium-hair cat. He is playful and likes people. To adopt Frodo, ask for animal ID No. A60440 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Aug. 31 A Newbury Park man, 42, was arrested for theft in the 4200 block of Valley Fair Street. In the 2500 block of Royal Avenue, a 30-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence. More...

Family

Tooth for a tooth, eye for school supplies

I don’t remember my school sending home a list of supplies to buy when I was a kid. From what I recall, my parents bought what they thought I’d need. More...

On The Town

“The Drop”

“The Drop” is the patient person’s crime thriller. It’s slow, deliberate, measured, fragmented in its approach to the story it tells. Characters emerge from the shadows, surrounded by silences. More...

Charitable group to hold comedy night fundraiser

Event is tomorrow in Simi Valley

The Simi Valley Charitable Fund will host its second annual Comedy Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 20 at the Arena Sports Grill and Bar, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, next to the Grand Vista Hotel. More...

Reign of Terror returns to Thousand Oaks

Reign of Terror has been scaring the community for over 15 years. The annual fright fest will run on weekends from Oct. 4 through Nov. 1 above Gold’s Gym at the Janss Marketplace at 197 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

O, solo me, oh

As much as I enjoy my single life, there are just some things about it that frustrate the heck out of me. For instance, there’s a little black dress in my closet that I can’t wear because it zips up in the back. More...

My whine moment

For those who know me, I am more apt to have a “wine” moment than a “whine” moment, but every so often you just gotta give in to complaining. More...

Neighbors

Final draw

T.O.’s California Art Institute is closing

By December, Thousand Oaks- based California Art Institute will close its doors for the last time. But the 30-year-old institution will live on through its professional artists and instructors. More...