October 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Turf replacement program taking off for Calleguas

Residents can get up to $3 per square foot to replace grass

The amount of water used to keep one person’s yard green may be just a drop in the bucket of what’s needed to make a difference in California’s drought emergency, but each yard adds up—and it’s adding up fast for Callegu More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer warriors rally at Relay For Life

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Expo promotes good health,fitness

Event includes 5k/10k Tooth Fairy Fun Run

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley, in partnership with Simi Valley Hospital, will hold its fourth annual Community Health and Fitness Expo and Tooth Fairy 5K/10K and 1K Kids Fun Run from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. More...

Los Robles offers 3D mammography screenings

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center offers 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening at its Outpatient Imaging Center in Moorpark. More...

Sports

Local football teams tussle on turf

The Pioneers and Highlanders didn’t disappoint high school football fans last weekend. Simi Valley defeated Royal 14-10 in a hard-fought game on Oct. 10 at SVHS. The Highlanders still lead the all-time series 29-15-2 against Simi Valley. More...

Simi Valley football team defeats Royal, 14-10

Simi Valley High’s football team has had its heart broken many times by crosstown rival Royal. The Pioneers watched in agony as the Highlanders celebrated a thrilling 50-49 double overtime win on their turf last season. More...

Faith

Methodist roots run deep in city

Church celebrates 125 years

At a time when Simi Valley was dominated by agriculture, 125 years ago, a group of Methodist farmers would gather together on a weekly basis for worship. More...

Mosque welcomes visitors

The Islamic Society of Simi Valley will hold a Mosque Open Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 at 4343 Township Ave. The doors are open to the community. Residents are encouraged to visit and ask questions about Islam. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS WAYNE FINN

Oct 4, 1931 – Sept 27, 2014

Longtime Simi Valley resident Thomas W. Finn, 82, passed away Sept. 27, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was a retired storekeeper for the Dept. of Water and Power. Tom was an avid land speed racer at El Mirage and Bonneville. More...

On The Town

Moorpark College puts the bite in ‘Dracula’

Just in time for Halloween, Moorpark College’s production of “Dracula” opened last night at the college’s Main Stage Theater. More...

Letters

Home building needs to stop

In response to the Ventura County housing shortage article in the Oct. 3 edition of the Acorn—when will enough new housing ever be enough? If we stop now we will maintain higher property values and prevent traffic from getting out of control. More...

Stadium delay is hit to taxpayers

I read with great interest Darleen Principe’s article “Royal High stadium project resumes.” It just came into my mind good, old Gomer Pyle saying, “Golly!” Then when the article came to the explanation of a high water ta More...

Knight is man of honor, integrity

Regarding the Oct. 10 article, “Allegations fly over campaign finances,” by Jessica E. Davis, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. More...

Editorials

Voters thirsty for drought’s end should favor water bond

On Election Day, Nov. 4, first on your scorecard will be Proposition 1, the $7.5-billion state water bond. More...

Political Cartoon

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FROM THE EDITOR

Please be aware: the Simi Valley Acorn will not publish any election-related letters in the last edition (Oct. 31) before Election Day. This means all political letters must be received by noon Tues., Oct. 21 to be published before the election. More...

Marijuana candy found on high school campus

Local school and law enforcement officials are praising the success of an anonymous tip system that recently led to the arrest of a student for possession of marijuana candy at Simi Valley High School. More...

Wining and dining at Dream Cuisine

THE OLDIES—Above, Katie Pratt, 18, center, dances the funky chicken with Ronny Kakebeen of Ronny and the Classics during thefifth annual Simi Valley Dream Cuisine event at St. More...

Community

Senior living company facing suit

National law firm Garcia, Artigliere & Medby filed a class action lawsuit against Harvest Management Sub, LLC dba Holiday Retirement for intentionally misclassifying employees as “exempt” to avoid paying overtime wages. More...

Bond committee seeks members

Group monitors school district spending of Measure C4 bond

The Simi Valley Unified School District’s bond oversight committee, which is tasked with keeping a watchful eye on how roughly $10 million in remaining bond and state matching funds will be spent in the coming years, is seeking new members. More...

Motorist survives plunge into Arroyo Simi

A motorist is recovering after swerving off Cochran Street and landing in the Arroyo Simi flood channel earlier this month. The crash, which occurred on Cochran Street between Sequoia and Galena avenues, was reported about 7:20 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

Business

Trader Joe’s staff tees off to help their own

Golf tourney will help colleagues going through health issues

Trader Joe’s employees throughout the region are coming together to help fellow workers in need. More...

Schools

College Corner

College application update At the recent University of California counselor conference, admissions directors from each UC campus provided updates, and the numbers continue to be daunting. More...

UCLA Bruins in the house

College marching band makes local guest appearance

FACE-TO-FACE— At right , members of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band get up close and personal with the Royal Highland Brigade during the 31st annual Royal Classic at Simi Valley High School on Oct. 11. More...

Halloween bash to benefit Simi Valley public schools

The second annual Halloween Bash will be from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat., Oct. 25 at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Sept. 28 A 21-year-old man was cited at Lou Drive and Buyers Street for possession of drug paraphernalia. Sept. 29 In the 1500 block of Jefferson Way, a 53-year-old man was cited for battery. More...

Family

Family Men

Italian Amer-enting I have Italian-American parents, and they have a unique way of parenting. My book, “Everything Ever After: Confessions of a Family Man,” is a collection of stories from this column. More...

Gala, auction benefit Boy Scout programs

Local Scouts provide more than 250,000 volunteer hours yearly

The 38th annual Dinner Gala and Auction, benefitting the Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America, will take place Fri., Nov. 7 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. More...

New fall offerings available at county farmers’ markets

Fall has arrived and the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association is offering a wide variety of offerings. Shoppers can find Asian pears and persimmons from Ken Lee of Top Notch Produce. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

What’s in your wallet? Perhaps you’ve heard the TV commercial for the credit card company asking, “What’s in your wallet?” When you’re traveling, that’s a critical question. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Aligned in death Death is a certainty for all of us, but the “where” and “how” are increasingly our own choice. More...