June 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Tips to care for an aging brain

COMMENTARY /// Brain health

We jokingly call them “senior moments,” those times when the name of your dentist is on the tip of your tongue but you can’t quite remember it, or a frantic search for your car keys ends when you discover them next to the carton of More...

Class offered on managing diabetes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a class on diabetes from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wed., July 6 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Business

Businesses busted for sex acts

Authorities have noticed ‘dramatic increase’ in explicit advertising online ACORN FILE PHOTO

Since February, about 20 misdemeanor massage ordinance violations have been filed by the Simi Valley Police Department, with several of the cases being related to inappropriate sexual conduct, according to a city staff report. More...

Credit union launches charitable foundation

Year-end goal is to raise $150,000

Ventura County Credit Union, a community-chartered financial institution with over 70,000 members, announced the launch of its new Foundation of Ventura County Credit Union. More...

Ventura County earns top credit rating

Upgraded rating means lower interest rates when borrowing

Ventura County’s credit rating just went up a notch, resulting in an expected savings of $1 million annually in interest on debt payments, officials said. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVIE—Lovie is an 8-year-old female Chihuahua. She is sweet, friendly and lovable. Lovie has plenty of energy to run around and go on walks. If you would like to adopt Lovie, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Temple does away with dues

Ner Simcha hopes to break the mold

Temple Ner Simcha is taking a leap of faith. More...

On The Town

They’re mysterious and spooky

play review /// ‘The Addams Family’ Musical runs through July 3 at High Street center

High Street Arts Center’s “The Addams Family” is the latest of many productions of the musical that have appeared on the Ventura County scene during the past year. More...

Henry V kicks off Shakespeare festival

Performances run today through July 10 in T.O.

To celebrate the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival’s 20th season and the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s death, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will kick off the summer with a play that was one of the most popular with its audiences. More...

Audience participation encouraged

Cast of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ comes to T.O. CAP

The cast members of the Emmy- nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will perform a live show, “Whose Live Anyway?,” at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Never become complacent about water conservation

We just survived a week of record-high temperatures and, not surprisingly, talk of a new drought is rumbling across the land. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Rams practice facility taking shape at CLU

In-season practices will be held on T.O. campus

Cal Lutheran University’s north campus isn’t much to look at right now. Construction equipment dots an expansive dirt lot with loose metal everywhere, but in a few short months it will be the second home of the Los Angeles Rams. More...

City population shows slow but steady growth

Simi is third most populated in county

Simi Valley’s population increased by only about 300 residents since last year, but the city is still the third most populated in Ventura County. More...

Community

Divers rescued in hoist operation

Pair were diving off coast of Anacapa Island

Two Simi Valley divers were rescued by an air squad Saturday morning near Anacapa Island, about 11 miles off the coast of Port Hueneme, after coming up from the waters with dive-related medical issues. More...

Police report rise in home burglaries

Residential burglaries are on the rise in Simi Valley, and police are asking residents to be on alert. Since March, the Simi Valley Police Department has received more than 20 reports of residential burglaries citywide, said Cmdr. Joseph May. More...

County clerk/recorder moves to new office

The East County location of the Ventura County clerk and recorder’s office has moved to suite A in Thousand Oaks City Hall, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The office previously shared space with the Thousand Oaks city clerk’s office. More...

Schools

The teacher of the month is . . .

WISE WILDCAT—April Hemphill of Wood Ranch Elementary School has been named the Simi Valley Education Foundation’s June 2016 Teacher of the Month. More...

COLLEGE STANDOUTS

Schuyler Ann Chambers of Simi Valley was among nearly 2,800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May. Chambers earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts and Sciences. More...

Reagan foundation awards scholarships

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation presented $50,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in Ventura County on May 18. More...

Sports

Passing grades

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL /// Conejo Classic Simi Valley, Royal football teams battle at 7-on-7 tournament

Football season never really ends. Before the pads go on and the games count in the standings, local players showcased their skills at the Conejo Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament on June 18 at Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

June 5 In the 2600 block of Tapo Canyon Road, a Northridge man, 26, was arrested for driving under the influence. A 53-year-old man was cited in the 1600 block of Emeric Avenue for trespassing. More...

Family

Families camp out this weekend

A family camp out in the park will start at 2 p.m. Sat., June 25 and run through Sun., June 26 at Houghton Schreiber Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Inspire kids to plant a zoological garden

During a recent inventory of my garden I discovered that an entire menagerie of critters— including lions and tigers and bears—had invaded my rural Agoura property. Happily, this was in name only. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JUNE 24 Health And Safety Expo 5 to 7 p.m. at Moorpark First 5 open common area, 612B Spring Road. Health screenings, CPR instruction for kids, water and fire safety, helmet fittings, games and prizes. Sponsored by Los Robles Hospital. More...

Letters

Teen volunteers served thousands

Westminster Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks would like to thank the following high school seniors for their volunteer service to our medical team, helping us to treat the low-income, uninsured people of east Ventura County. More...

Dems have been better stewards

I must respond to Steve Jones’ rebuttal claiming “Letter puts spin on the facts,” in which he blames Bill Clinton and, by association, Democrats for the financial crisis that arose years after Clinton left office. More...

County tax hike is a big mistake

During the past year, Simi Valley residents have seen a majority of City Council members approve obscene rate increases of over 50 percent for both water and sanitation rates. More...

Neighbors

Historic collection debuts at Reagan

Exhibit showcases artwork from embassies abroad

The Reagan Library will welcome its newest exhibit next week, displaying works of art that until now have been seen only in embassies outside the United States. More...

Nancy Reagan memorial exhibit open

Tribute letters will be on display

A memorial exhibit on the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan can be viewed at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Neighborhood watch forming for Texas and Indian Hills tracts

Residents of the Texas and Indian Hills tracts and surrounding neighborhoods are invited to a meeting to learn about the new neighborhood watch programs at 7 p.m. Wed., June 29 at the Simi Valley Police Department, 3901 Alamo St. More...