November 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Simi Valley Hospital CEO steps down from post

Adventist Health searching for Milstien’s replacement

The search is on for a new president and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital following the sudden resignation of Kim Milstien last Friday. More...

Health & Wellness

Taking a new approach

Health program looks at effects of marijuana on teenage brains

While marijuana use has been legalized in many states for medical purposes, and in four for recreational use, long-term research indicates that teens who smoke pot could be damaging their brains. More...

There’s no place like home for healing

The successes of modern healthcare would be impossible without hospitals, which are equipped to provide emergency treatment, diagnose illness and injury, offer a sterile environment for surgery and provide a myriad of other services. More...

Business

Local vendors show their stuff

EXPO ENCOURAGES SHOPPING LOCALLY—Above, Jacinda Dougherty tries on a necklace during the 2014 Shop Local Expo at Mountaingate Plaza in Simi Valley on Nov. 22. More...

City offers low-income home rehab loans

Qualified borrowers can get up to $50,000

The Simi Valley department of environmental services is offering home rehabilitation loans up to $50,000 to qualified low-income homeowners in owner-occupied single-family homes within the Simi Valley city limit that are in need of repair. More...

Sports

New goal: Win a section title

Pioneer football team prepares for biggest game in school history

Robert Litster will have a horde of family members rooting for him and the Simi Valley High football team on Friday night. More...

Grace Brethren ready for huge semifinal game

GAME TIME—Grace Brethren High senior running back Andre Bannister and the Lancers (12-0 overall) play St. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Nov. 9 In the 6400 block of Hazel Circle, a 24-year-old man was arrested for violating parole. A woman, 24, was arrested in the 3700 block of Avenida Simi for possessing drug paraphernalia and for resisting a peace officer. More...

Faith

Houses of Worship

Blessed Hope Chapel, Rev. Joe Schimmel, 23 W.Easy St., No. 204, (805) 520-5882.Bridge Community Church, Rev. David Wilkinson,2274 Knollhaven St., (805) 526-2964.Calvary Baptist Church of Simi Valley, Pastor More...

CLU to re-enact Christmas story

California Lutheran University students and staff will join with residents to re-enact the Christmas story in Las Posadas from 7 to 9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7 starting at the Ahmanson Science Center south of Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Hundreds of nativities to be displayed in TO

Traveling exhibit opens Dec. 12

No Room at the Inn will display more than 600 nativities at the 22nd annual exhibit Dec. 12 to 14 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

On The Town

From a little town to the big screen

Local girl stars opposite A-list actors in new Tim Burton film

The mood in the movie studio was tense as director Tim Burton settled into his director’s chair. It was July 2013, and it was then-9-year-old Delaney Raye’s first day of filming her first movie role. More...

Reagan Library to host student film festival

Second annual event Dec. 3

The second annual Film Festival, which showcases and awards original movies by high school filmmakers, will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Red carpet arrivals will be at 7 p.m. More...

The Movie Nut

At the end of this movie, after the credits conclude, there’s one final scene. And then there’s a fi- nal graphic: “Dumb and Dumber For. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Day trips to take holiday guests

“Over the river, and through the wood, To grandfather’s house we go.” So begins the 1844 Thanksgiving poem by Lydia Maria Child, later set to music and familiar to schoolchildren as the opening anthem of the holiday season. More...

Domestic violence cases on the rise

Nearly 8,000 reported cases in Ventura County

Ventura County has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in California, and the number of reported cases keeps rising. More...

Royal track gets full replacement

Facility set for reopening next month

Student-athletes at Royal High School will have to wait at least another couple of weeks before upgrades to the school’s track are completed. On Nov. More...

Community

Police roll out new fleet of SUVs

The Simi Valley Police Department is bringing new utility to the streets. According to SVPD Cmdr. More...

Woman pleads not guilty to burglary

A woman suspected of burglarizing several homes in the east end of Simi Valley pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of burglary and one count of possession of stolen property, according to Ventura County court records. More...

Heroin bust leads to arrest

Narcotics detectives from the Simi Valley Police Department’s Special Operations Unit completed a four-week investigation into the sales of heroin in Simi Valley. Carlin Burris, 29, was arrested Nov. More...

Schools

School offers early feast for students

DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION—Audrina Gonzalez, 6, eats with classmates during a Thanksgiving celebration sponsored by the Knolls Elementary School PTA last week. More...

College Corner

How rankings influence college admissions offices

Students aren’t the only ones competing with each other in the world of college admissions. More...

College standouts

Clare Gollnick of Simi Valley received a Doctor of Philosophy from the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in August. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Michael C. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

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Trespassing lizard just needed a lift

There are things we occasionally stumble upon inside our utility sheds that could make your hair stand on end: rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, wasps, mice, an overripe barrel of putrefying compost. More...

Family

Family Men

A feast of burden

Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves sick for days to follow. More...

Strathearn Park to host family holiday event

A family holiday event, Holiday in the Park, is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7 at Strathearn Historical Park, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley. Admission is free. More...

Volunteers lend a hand in charitable effort

Operation Gobble provides turkey dinners for 100 Simi Valley families in need

About 100 Simi Valley families had a Thanksgiving dinner this week with help from the Samaritan Center, which treated those in need to all the fixings for the fifth year in a row. More...

Letters

Reminder from a past candidate

I want to thank all of the people who participated in the election process, especially those who came out to the candidate forums and listened to what those of us running had to say and tried to be an informed voter. More...

High school’s ad was wonderful

I am writing in response to the full-page ad “Simi Valley High School Rocks!” in the Nov. More...

Asset forfeiture is abominable

I would like to comment on the recent article “Shooting range on target” in the Nov. 14 issue. More...

Editorials

Thanksgiving is time to talk turkey

On the day after Thanksgiving we’ll bet your waistline is a little bigger than it was the day before. That’s OK—it just means you had a lot to be thankful for this year. More...

Political Cartoon

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