April 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Hygienist, Free Clinic team up to help seniors

Adults 60 and older can get free dental care

Justin Urbano slipped on his gloves as Demaree “Bon” Shurtleff settled into the dentist’s chair for her teeth cleaning. It was Shurtleff’s second visit to the nonprofit Free Clinic of Simi Valley at 1725 Deodora St. More...

Hospital foundation names three new board members

The Simi Valley Hospital Foundation has announced the addition of three new board members: Anil K. Garg, Eric Little and Nancy Kinsinger.  Garg is the owner of APEX Financial Services. More...

Business

Company to help ‘less than perfect’

Black Sheep Foods to launch late 2017

Cindy Liu is suffering from disability fatigue. Her 5-year-old daughter, Sammy, has Down syndrome and attends 20 to 25 hours of therapy each week. More...

Job center hosts free career workshop

The East County office of America’s Job Center will present the April Career Shop from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tues., April 25 at 2900 N. More...

Storage facility makes top franchising list

Go Mini’s Moving & Portable Storage was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises list.  This list recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less, based on data submitted fo More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

A LITTLE NUTTY—Peanut is a female Chihuahua, about 7 years old. She is friendly and great with people and other dogs. Peanut does require a special diet to control her weight. If you would like to adopt Peanut ask for ID No. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

April 2  A man, 20, was arrested in the 2000 block of N. Avenida Refugio for battery and assault with a deadly weapon.  In the 2500 block of Fallon Circle, a man, 27, was cited for vandalism.  At Stearns and E. More...

Family

The HUNT is on

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BRIEFS

Shave your head, help cure cancer Luxe Hair Salon, Studio and Spa will host the inaugural “805 Shaving for the Cure” head-shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 21 Senior Citizens Club 10 a.m. at Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Raffle, coffee, cake, bingo and Easter hat contest. Contact: June-Marie. Phone: 805.587. 9258. More...

Editorials

Mom is picture-perfect, no matter what

EDITORIAL

In the Acorn community, family comes first, and that means a scenario in which both the mom and the dad are equal contributors in the nurturing of the household. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s paper, it was incorrectly stated that Simi Valley Unified School District will spend an estimated $70 million to replace obsolete and broken Chromebooks between now and 2030. More...

County sees drop in total homeless population

Simi Valley’s count comes in at 105

A county program that helps struggling renters avoid eviction may have contributed to a more than 9 percent decrease in the region’s homeless population, the lowest number since officials first started counting people living on the streets and More...

Senior marathoner goes the distance

Simi man places third in ‘80 and over’ category in Los Angeles

Joseph Herzog has competed in more than 40 marathons over the past 35 years, with last month’s Los Angeles Marathon marking the latest milestone for the Simi Valley resident.  More...

Community

Arraignment delayed in embezzlement case

Former executive director of nonprofit due in court May 10

The arraignment hearing of the Simi Valley Community Foundation’s former executive director, who is accused of embezzling $55,000 from the nonprofit, has been delayed for the second time.  More...

First declared challenger in 25th District emerges

Katie Hill announced her run for California’s 25th Congressional District on March 8. More...

Study: State’s economic edge slipping

The economic advantage California historically enjoys over the rest of the nation is slipping away, a new report says. More...

Schools

Gardens bring science to life

New standards encourage schools to plant and grow

Jennifer Hemphill took her science lesson outdoors this week. More...

High school receives $1K athletics gift

Student-athletes at Simi Valley High School will benefit from a $1,000 Thomas R. More...

Sports

Pioneers continue ascending on links

BOYS’ GOLF /// Simi Valley Pioneers Simi Valley boys’ golfers steadily improving this year

Simi Valley High’s boys’ golf team continues to improve on the links.  The Pioneers, who struggled in 2015, finished .500 in Coastal Canyon League action last year.  More...

Gymnast bound for nationals

Simi Valley girl will compete in Indianapolis in May

A year ago, Katie Chamberlain was still agonizing over just how close she had come to reaching her goal.  The Simi Valley resident, who had reached the Women’s U.S. More...

Faith

Students lead charge toward cooperation

CLU group promotes dialogue among all faiths

When Simi Valley resident Mehak Sachdev first stepped onto the Cal Lutheran University campus as a freshman in 2013, she didn’t think she’d fit in, simply because of her faith. More...

On The Town

Arlo Guthrie reflects on 50 years in music

It’s hard to believe, but Woody Guthrie’s precocious, shaggy-haired son Arlo turns 70 in a few months. More...

Lit Live presents ‘Diary of Anne Frank’

Lit Live will stage “The Diary of Anne Frank,” directed by Seth Kamenow, at 2 p.m. Sat., April 22 and 7 p.m. Sun. More...

Letters

Return to the old limit lines

Regarding the April 14 article “Crossing Confusion,” I was curious as to why Metrolink chose these two crossings to upgrade.  In my 40 years in Simi Valley, I cannot remember a train/ vehicle collision, and the only train/pedestrian More...

New director on board at library

Thank you for mentioning the Simi Valley Public Library in the Acorn. As the new director, I am very pleased to be part of the ongoing work that the City of Simi Valley and all of the library staff team members have been doing so well.  More...

Preserve and protect field lab

I strongly endorse the article “Knight urges NASA to save test stands” that appeared in the April 7 edition of the Simi Valley Acorn. More...

Neighbors

Olympic gold medalist welcomes local swimmers to the lanes

Matt Biondi lends name to CLU meet

The “California Condor” landed in Thousand Oaks for the fourth annual Matt Biondi Masters Classic swim meet on March 19. More...

Car show in search of cruisers

The Simi Valley Police Explorer Post will present its eighth annual Cops N’ Cruisers Car Show from 1 to 6 p.m. More...

Sailor recounts his adventures on the sea

Bill Harmon can still hear the creaking of the boat as it flipped over into the water, with waves crashing overhead and the smell of salt in the air.  More...