May 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates tussle over contributions

The grammar of politics is money, and for most voters, understanding the structure of campaign finances is like learning a new language. More...

Health & Wellness

Bubbles help detect heart condition

About one in four of us is walking around with a medical condition that sounds really frightening but is not usually as dangerous as you might think. That condition is called patent foramen ovale, or PFO. More...

Retreat for brain injury survivors

The Life After Brain Injury nonprofit will present its fourth annual Brain Injury Retreat Sat. and Sun., June 4 and 5 at the American Jewish University Conference Center in Simi Valley. More...

Volunteers set to study medicine

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley recently announced that two of its medical clinic volunteers—Caitlin Takeda, a senior at Oak Park High School, and Elliot Kang, a senior at Harvard-Westlake in Studio City—are both continuing their studies i More...

Schools

Schools welcome new leaders

Simi Valley Unified School District board members have hired a new middle school principal and two new assistant principals. More...

Student gets WWII vets on the record

AHS senior contributing to Library of Congress

America’s aging World War II veterans have captured the imagination of Agoura High School senior Rishi Sharma. More...

Simi Valley Arts Commission seeking memebers

The City of Simi Valley is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Simi Valley Arts Commission. The commission meets quarterly to oversee the operations and programming of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. More...

Sports

Highlanders finish spring on high note

Royal girls’ swimmers secure second place in Coastal Canyon League standings

Jimmy Owens learned from one of the best. The first-year Royal High girls’ swim coach spent 13 seasons as an assistant under Highlander coaching legend Steve Snyder, who retired after 36 seasons last year. More...

Rebel wins gold medal

COUNT THE MEDALS— Jenna Valencia, a member of the Simi Valley Running Rebels youth track and field team, won back-toback Bantam shot put competitions. More...

Police

Police Blotter

May 8 In the 2500 block of Sycamore Drive, a 25-year-old man was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. More...

Family

Memorial Day mania is upon us

Family Man

It’s not a wild mania. More...

Briefs

Senior Games come to Simi More...

Sign-ups underway for summer hoops

Sign-ups are underway for the Simi Valley Family YMCA Summer Basketball League. The season runs from June 1 through July 31 with practices from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and games scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Calendar

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FRI., MAY 27 ‘Wax Museum’ 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology, 240 Flory Ave., Moorpark. Students dress up as favorite historicalfigures. More...

Letters

Setting policy is mayor’s role

In response to Bill Monk’s letter in the May 20 edition, if my calculations are correct, Mayor Bob Huber has hosted, since being elected, I’m guessing about 60 town hall meetings or more. More...

Time to address modern slavery

Over the last few months, I’ve been encouraged by the increasing number of people who are becoming involved in the modern-day abolitionist movement. More...

Kamenir-Reznik is most qualified

As a lifelong resident of this area, I need to let people know there is only one qualified candidate in the race to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Fran Pavley, and that is Janice Kamenir- Reznik. More...

Neighbors

Essays see cancer as both friend and foe

Simi Valley teen shares story of his father’s battle

Sometimes the worst in us brings out the best in us. Like a silver lining in the face of death? Maybe. Diagnosed at 14 months old with stage 3 neuroblastoma, Danielle Rosoff’s life was about to end before it really began. More...

Helping seniors to keep driving

Other Side of 50

As much or more than they wish to remain in their homes as they age, today’s seniors wish to keep their ability to drive for as long as possible. This should come as no surprise to most adults. More...

El Niño no-show spells tree trouble

Ask the Arborist

It seems now more than ever I get asked questions about trees that are dead, appear dead or are dying. It’s not surprising, I guess, considering the wet winter we almost had. More...

Developer wants to nix affordable condo units

Runkle Ranch offers to pay city $7 million

Instead of designating 62 senior condominiums as affordable housing as originally planned, the developers of Simi Valley’s new Runkle Ranch community want to pay $7 million to opt out of that portion of its agreement with the city. More...

Marine looks back on another life

As Jose Orellana laid out photographs from his time in the service, a curious 3-year-old pointed to each Marine in the pictures, asking her dad to name them. More...

Community

Movie lot expansion plan headed to council

A developer’s plan to expand an existing movie studio in the eastern end of town is one step closer to final approval. More...

VFW to host Memorial Day service

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 and other local veterans service organizations will host the 2016 Simi Valley Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony at 10 a.m. Mon., May 30 at the Pioneer Cemetery, 1461 Thompson Lane, Simi Valley. More...

Knight facing three challengers

As California’s primary election draws near, four candidates for the 25th Congressional District are vying for two spots in the November election. The top two vote-getters June 7, regardless of political affiliation, will go head-to-head Nov. More...

Business

DaVita leases office on Enchanted Way

Center provides dialysis, kidney care

The operators of DaVita Dialysis Centers have leased a full office building at Hillside Business Center, Simi Valley, according Cory Richmond and Joe Jusko, principals of Lee & Associates- LA North/Ventura who represented the landlord, Mid Valley More...

Arroyo Vista at The Woodlands offers home buyers room to grow

Home shoppers can discover new opportunities at KB Home’s Arroyo Vista at The Woodlands in Simi Valley, a new neighborhood where the builder is offering big homes with even bigger value. More...

Veteran agent lauded for latest top-producing year

Chuck Lech, Dilbeck branch manager, recently congratulated Tim Freund for one of his best years. There are many ways to measure success. More...

Pets

Frog gets restful retirement

There’s a toy frog in my backyard that has logged more air travel than the average flight attendant. How is this so? More...

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Faith

Learning to forgive with grace

Extending grace to those who have hurt us is an act that’s far easier said than done, said Monsignor Paul Albee of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. “It’s easy to forgive but hard to forget, and God does both,” he said. More...

Houses of Worship

Abundant Life Church, Pastor George Taggart, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, (805) 603-4427. Angel Fire Christian Center, Pastors Bill and Barbara Peters, 27 W. Easy St., Suite 401, (805) 581-7079. Antioch Church, Rev. More...

Concert aims to beat malaria

The second annual Imagine No Malaria Concert and barbecue will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., June 4 on the courtyard of Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Drive. More...

On The Town

Summer concerts heat up Conejo

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s family-friendly 2016 Summer Concerts in the Park Series will kick off Memorial Day, Mon., May 30. All concerts will run from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

‘Nice Guys’ is bizarre, wisecracking fun

The Movie Nut

This is a Shane Black movie. He wrote the original “Lethal Weapon” and directed “Iron Man 3,” so he adds a little loopiness to everything he does. But sometimes, he wanders way north of normal. More...

Editorials

In solemn observance of Memorial Day

For many Americans, this weekend will mean backyard barbecues, mini-vacations, huge retail sales and the unofficial start of summer. Weekday 9-to-5ers everywhere are relishing the thought of an upcoming three-day break from work. More...

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Campaign targets seat belt violations

Police keeping close watch

Law enforcement agencies across Ventura County are on the lookout for unbelted drivers and passengers in a campaign they say is meant to save lives. More...