February 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local officials to revisit open space initiative

Some say SOAR may restrict business development

A local open space preservation initiative is set to expire in 2020, and many in the business community aren’t happy about efforts by proponents to extend the law for another 30 years. More...

Health & Wellness

Compare hospitals at the click of a mouse

Info provided on quality of care

You’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a special dinner. And you’ve probably scanned a consumer review or two before buying a new or used car. More...

Bingo Bonanza benefits senior health programs

The Simi Valley Council On Aging, in partnership with the Rancho Simi Senior Club, will host the annual Bingo Bonanza Sat., Feb. 27 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and games start at 11 a.m. More...

The latest in eye surgery options

Q: Are there newer alternatives to Lasik in 2016? More...

Schools

Schools, shops shuffle in coming months

Applebee’s plans a comeback, and Smashburger comes to Simi Valley

Simi Valley’s economic landscape is seeing both ups and downs: A long-held private school will be closing and a few new grocery stores opening, a city official said this week. More...

College district buys new headquarters

Main offices moving to Camarillo

Ventura County Community College District will not renew a rental agreement amounting to $400,000 a year for its headquarters in Ventura but will instead buy a nearly 40,000-square-foot office building in Camarillo for its main offices, district offi More...

Seminar provides info on preparing for college

The Simi Valley PTA/PTSA Council will sponsor a parent education seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 10 in the multipurpose room at Santa Susana High School, 3570 E. Cochran St., Simi Valley. More...

Sports

Pioneers seize league crown

Simi Valley wrestling team captures its the second championship since 2001

No summit is too tall for the Pioneers to scale. Simi Valley High’s wrestling team wallowed in the shadows of rival Royal, looking up at the Highlanders as they stood tall atop the local wrestling circuit for the better part of a decade. More...

Put the biscuit in the basket

Outlaws start to heat up infirst year of Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League

The Outlaws are trying to conquer, the wild, wild west—on ice. Players on the East County Outlaws hockey team have drastically improved since their first game in the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League’s inaugural season. More...

Family

Reviving the American family

Family Man

I read a story that said the American family is no longer. The article, which I found on the U.S. News and World Report website, mentioned a study that showed divorce rates in America on the rise. More...

Haunted house back for one night only

Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

Reign of Terror Haunted House will host a special one night only Make-A-Wish Tri- Counties fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13 at the Janss Marketplace, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Patients’ rights to marijuana at risk

Twenty years ago the people of California approved the medical marijuana Compassionate Use Act. Qualified patients under a doctor’s recommendation may cultivate a small number of plants for personal use. Unfortunately, on Feb. More...

Fiscal discipline, efficiency crucial

Regarding the editorial “Runnin’ down the road tryin’ to loosen our load,” I understand the need for taxes in a civilized society. More...

Foundation, clinic excited for future

On behalf of myself for the Simi Valley Community Foundation and Ron Hyrchuk, board chair for the Free Clinic of Simi Valley, we would like to thank the Simi Valley Acorn for its coverage and story on the Under One Roof building printed in the Jan. More...

Proposed jail facility will house mentally ill inmates

County sheriff office awarded $25.6-million grant

On the third floor of the Ventura County Main Jail, where an entire section is set aside for about 100 mentally ill inmates, Cmdr. Ron Nelson pointed out the two-tiered rows of cells that pose dangers for prisoners deemed suicidal. More...

Griddle cakes with all the fixings

PANCAKE PARTY—At right, Rick Brown of Simi Valley mans the griddle during the third annual Pancake ROUND-UP Jan. 30 at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley. More...

Community

Neighbors seek help from state over detox house

Public meeting set for March 5

The city’s hands may be tied when it comes to regulating a residential drug and alcohol detoxification house in Simi Valley’s Texas tract, but that’s not stopping neighbors and local officials from taking their complaints to the sta More...

Junk in the trunk? Not exactly

Having these items close at hand could save your life

Ever since a landslide wiped out 13 homes and killed 10 people in La Conchita in January 2005, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Michael Weisenberg makes sure his family members keep an extra set of clothes in their car emergency kits. More...

‘Just glad it was somebody’

Father thankful son was saved

It was 2 in the morning when Brad Kyle received word that his eldest son was in the emergency room at Los Robles Hospital— he’d been in a fiery car crash. Earlier in the evening of Jan. More...

Business

Mobile bike shop rolls into Simi and Conejo

Shop offers repairs, tuneups

Whether taking on bike trails around Simi Valley or climbing the path to the top of the Haleakala crater in Maui, Alex Knott has never shied away from a challenging bicycle ride. More...

Weight-loss clinic to open in town center

Lindora, the nation’s largest medical weight-loss program, will open its newest clinic at 1717 Simi Town Center Way at Erringer Road. An open house party with giveaways and samplings of Lindora food products will take place from 10 a.m. More...

Gated custom home on large private lot has room for a pool

Outdoor entertainer’s space includes a built-in barbecue

This gated custom home has five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and is approximately 3,558 square feet, per the appraiser. This private 1.4-acre lot with mountain views is home to 17 ancient oak trees and is zoned for two horses. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Jan. 17 In the 2600 block of Tumbleweed Avenue, a man, 25, was arrested for false representation to a peace officer and being drunk in public. More...

Faith

Mazel tov!

Religious school director reaches milestone

When class is in session at Temple Etz Chaim’s religious school, it’s rare to find Joyce Bronstein holed up in her office, head down in a pile of paperwork. More...

Mind, spirit course offered at AlmaVia

AlmaVia of Camarillo will host a course titled “Creation, Evolution, Science and Scripture” as a part of its ongoing Food for the Mind and Spirit series. The class will meet Thursdays from 11 to 11:40 a.m. Feb. More...

On The Town

Where the foodies go

Don’t be fooled by its Hollywood roots and celebrity clientele: Hugo’s Agoura Hills is all about authenticity—no touch-ups, no body doubles and no special effects. Just real food prepared by people who love what they do. More...

Calendar

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FRI., FEB. 5 Police And Firefighters Appreciation Night 6:45 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road. Dinner. Police and firefighters from L.A. and Ventura counties honored. Public invited. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.496.2477. More...

Editorials

What you need to know when love comes knocking

It’s doubtful that St. Valentine, for whom the upcoming special day of love was named, could ever have imagined the extent to which the early liturgical celebration has grown over the centuries. More...

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Gala to pay tribute to Gulf War veterans

For The Troops will host its fourth annual Military Tribute Gala honoring local Gulf War and other veterans at 5:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...