September 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Regal now checks bags at the door

Recent violence prompts chain to add security measure

The days of sneaking candy and other goodies into movie theaters may be coming to an end. More...

Health & Wellness

Campaign seeks to share early signs of autism

Bill Burke wasn’t sure what to think when his 2-year-old son suddenly stopped speaking and making eye contact and sometimes seemed unable to hear commands. The behaviors were early warning signs of autism, signs Burke and his wife missed. More...

Sport Clips offers free haircuts to blood donors in September

Opportunity next Friday in Simi Valley

The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who donate blood or platelets in September. Those who come out to give blood or platelets through Sept. More...

Cancer support community discusses the ABCs

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara will offer a free workshop, “ABC (After Breast Cancer) Support Group” with speaker Dr. Michael Masterson, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Schools

Scout Spreads His Wings

Simi Valley High cross country runner builds fence at Corriganville

Christian Moncada of Simi Valley Boy Scout Troop 698 says he’s learned one overriding lesson while working on his Eagle Scout project: The badge does not make the boy. More...

ACORNBITS

1908: The Eagle Scout Award, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, was not included in the original 1908 Scout manual. It was first introduced in the 1911 handbook. More...

Sports

C-Bot reboots

Cameron Botten has big goals for Highlander boys’ cross country team

Cameron Botten isn’t just a cross country runner. The Royal High junior standout loves to lead the pack in Coastal Canyon League showdowns, but he also likes to get his heartbeat racing in other ways. Botten enjoys cliff jumping. More...

Fisher commits to Notre Dame

BOUND FOR SOUTH BEND—Samantha Fisher, left, a star midfielder for the Grace Brethren High girls’ soccer team, verbally committed to play for the University of Notre Dame. More...

Highlander football team is ready for home cooking

Royal High will finally get to host its first home football game on its new turf field tonight. The Highlanders (0-1 overall) play host to Golden Valley (1-0) at 7 tonight. Last year, Royal played all 11 games on the road. More...

On The Town

This beach-film satire is all washed up

“Are you incognito?” a surfer asks reclusive B-movie horror star Bettina Barnes. “No, I’m German Irish,” she replies. More...

Italian eatery is a step back in time

Stepping into Verona Trattoria in Old Town Camarillo is like taking a step back in time into a restaurant near a vineyard in Italy. More...

Theater group kicks off new season with musical

Panic Productions will begin its 2015-16 season with the classic musical “She Loves Me,” running Sept. 11 through 27 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Global Entry Imagine two scenarios. Scenario No. 1: You arrive at the airport for your trip or vacation. You check your bag at the counter. Next stop, the TSA checkpoint where you’ll be required to remove your shoes, belt, watch, jewelry . . More...

Square dance club instructs beginners

Group boasts more than Bar200 members,/ Bat Mitzvahscelebrates- Sports56th yearTeams

An end to the drought? According to the National Weather Service, there’s a greater than 95 percent chance of a strong El Niño storm season coming to a neighborhood near you. More...

Neighbors

Skimmers found in three T.O. gas pumps

Three illegal card-skimming devices were uncovered at gas stations within Thousand Oaks city limits last month during a countywide sweep of all fuel pumps in Ventura County. More...

Summerfest Shines Spotlight on Young Talent

With summer all but gone and students back in school, groups of young people are honing their creative skills for an upcoming arts and music festival. The fourth annual Summerfest, which takes place Sept. More...

ACORNBITS

Summerfest takes place from 1 to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12 at Beijer Ranch, 6460 Katherine Road. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and military personnel. More...

Independent learning on the rise

Monte Vista School experiencing record enrollment

While enrollment in Simi Valley Unified School District continues to shrink, at least one local campus is seeing booming growth so far this school year. More...

Haggen files $1 billion lawsuit against Albertsons

Complaint alleges unfair competition

Haggen Inc. has filed a $1-billion lawsuit against grocery giant Albertsons, alleging that the company competed unfairly and left the independent market chain no choice but to lay off 1,100 employees and close 27 stores companywide. More...

Community

Hearing on water rates rescheduled for Sept. 21

Flat rate may jump 64 percent if increase approved

A public hearing on proposed water rate increases has been rescheduled for the Sept. 21 Simi Valley City Council meeting. Ventura County Waterworks District No. More...

Ratepayers surpass conservation mandate

District No. 8 customers have reduced usage by 34 percent

Simi Valley customers of Waterworks District No. 8 have reduced overall water use by 34 percent as of July. This surpasses the state-mandated reduction rate of 28 percent. Customers of Waterworks District No. More...

University leader ready to retire

Richard Rush led start of CSUCI 14 years ago

CSUCI President Richard Rush said he looks back on the early days at the Camarillo campus with a sense of nostalgia. More...

Business

Aluminum bat maker moving to T.O.

Easton Baseball/Softball, a manufacturer of sports equipment and apparel, will move its headquarters to Thousand Oaks in spring 2016. More...

NAI capital completes investment sale

Scott L. Linklater, vice president with NAI Capital, represented the buyer TD Land LLC in the purchase of a 31,633-square-foot light-industrial manufacturing facility in Simi Valley. The seller was 3990 Royal Corporation Inc. More...

Free Seminar on payment taxes

The IRS and Employment Development Department will host a free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Job and Career Center, Simi Valley Room, 980 Enchanted Way, Ste. 105, Simi Valley. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Aug. 16 In the 5000 block of Arroyo Lane, a 39-year-old man was arrested for violating a protective order and on a felony warrant. More...

DUI checkpoint results in three arrests

With grant funding provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Simi Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Aug. 21 at First and Easy streets. Over 1,000 motorists were stopped. More...

Faith

Spiritual center’s new pastor dedicated to serving the community

Though he was never forced to go to church as a kid, the Rev. Steve Rambo said, he always knew there was something greater out there organizing the universe in a way that works for everyone. More...

Family

Event aids effort to house homeless vets

The Ventura County Housing Trust Fund will present the “Welcome Home”BOOTSfundraising and social event from & 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 17 at the Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. More...

Getting grandparents in on the act

Giving clear instructions on rules, discipline is key

With two busy parents in a household, it can be difficult to give children all the attention they need. More and more, parents are asking their own parents for help with occasional babysitting or regular day care. More...

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Editorials

University president put the students first

Richard Rush has been a fixture in this area since his 2001 arrival to Camarillo. More...

Failing grade for health office

On Aug. 18-19, a restaurant in Simi Valley made nearly 100 people sick with a food-borne illness similar to food poisoning. Our Ventura County health officials rely on restaurants to voluntarily correct the problems themselves. More...

Why you lost your Albertsons

On Jan. 27, supermarket operators Albertsons and Safeway, Inc. More...