May 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Simi has third-highest homeless population in county

About 100 of city’s homeless have been on the streets for one year or more

Simi Valley continues to have the third-highest population of homeless people in Ventura County, with Oxnard and Ventura also remaining steady at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. More...

Health & Wellness

LIFESAVERS—

Above, Emergency Medical Technician Nick Ornesto teaches Valley View Middle School students Faridah Barakat, Bailey McCorkle, Faith Wayman, Summer Ismail and Joey Messina how to administer hands-only More...

Website offers free help to understand Medicare

Do you ever have questions about your Medicare? Have you ever wondered where you can get fast, reliable answers to those questions free of charge? More...

Business

Private eye opens shop to solve cases and offer security

A private eye with nearly 10 years of experience, Amy Doerner has launched her own company, Doerner Investigations, to provide a full range of investigative services for local residents and businesses. More...

Telecom company celebrates 25 years

ITS—telecom, Internet and managed IT solutions specialists— is marking its 25th anniversary this year. The company started in 1990, offering local businesses an alternative to the big telecom carriers. More...

Free career workshop

East County Job and Career Center at 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, will present a oneday job workshop on “The Power of CalJOBS” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wed., May 27. More...

Sports

Highlanders soar at section meet

Royal’s Snyder and Calabasas’ Hershman wrap up coaching careers with runner-up trophies at CIF finals

David Hershman has coached the Calabasas High boys’ and girls’ swim teams for 38 years. Steve Snyder has roamed Royal’s pool deck for the past 36 seasons. More...

Prove ’em wrong

Underdog squad capturesfirst league crown since 2011

Pundits didn’t give Simi Valley High’s softball team much love when it came down to who would win the inaugural Coastal Canyon League championship. More...

Police

House call doctor, husband arrested

Charges related to death of an 88-year-old Camarillo woman

The attorney for Thousand Oaks house call doctor Ellen Crowe— arrested last week on allegations that she allowed her nonmedically trained husband to inject a patient with morphine—says the charges against his client are the result of a &l More...

Arleta man accused of burglarizing Simi home

An Arleta, Calif., man was arrested last week in connection with a burglary in Simi Valley last year. More...

Simi Valley man facing child molestation charge

A Simi Valley man pleaded not guilty May 14 to felony oral copulation on a minor, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. Joseph Langenegger, 57, was arrested May 12 after several interviews with Simi Valley Police Department detectives. More...

On The Town

Cajun and blues come together

Guests at this year’s Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival are in for a rocking treat. Over a dozen musical acts are set to perform across two stages in the 26th annual event. More...

The Movie Nut

At one point in “Hot Pursuit,” Agent Cooper (Witherspoon) is being searched at a party. As she’s being patted down, she echoes the searcher’s words upon coming up empty. More...

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Editorials

There are no winners in this tragedy

Whenever a homicide occurs in a small, tight-knit community, the news hits residents especially hard. More...

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Mercury cleanup complete

About a week after the discovery of several pounds of mercury on a private driveway prompted a partial closure and evacuation of Cochran Street near Tapo Canyon Road, residents received the allclear Sunday afternoon to return to their homes. More...

Mafia leader sentenced to 27 years

A Moorpark gang member known to law enforcement as a top enforcer for the Mexican Mafia was sentenced to 27 years in prison May 14 in Ventura County Superior Court. More...

Community

District graduation rate on the decline

About 84 percent of high school seniors in SVUSD graduated in 2014

While Ventura County’s overall high school graduation rate has been increasing steadily over the past five years, statistics show the graduation rate in Simi Valley Unified School District has actually declined. More...

VFW presents Memorial Day ceremony

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 will host the 2015 Simi Valley Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at 10 a.m. Mon., May 25 at the Pioneer Cemetery, 1461 Thompson Lane, Simi Valley. More...

City to host public hearing on proposed 2015-16 budget

The City of Simi Valley proposed budget for the 2015- 16 fiscal year, which begins July 1, has been released and can be found on the city’s website at www.simivalley.org/Budget. More...

Schools

Santa Su auditorium in full swing

Four years after opening its doors to the campus and community, Santa Susana High School’s $12.5-million performing arts center has become a self-sustaining venue. More...

County educators to be inducted into Hall of Fame

The Ventura County Educators’ Hall of Fame will hold its annual Induction Dinner on Sat., June 6 at the FourPoints By Sheraton in Ventura. More...

Pets

LOVABLE LAP DOG—

Ava is a brown chihuahua. She is super sweet, loves to be a lap dog and is potty-trained. If you would like to adopt Ava, ask for animal ID No. More...

Nonprofit vet to host fundraiser

Proceeds go toward spay/neuter of feral cats, pets

Valley Vet Nonprofit of Simi Valley will host the 12th annual Love Your Pet Dinner at 5 p.m. Sun., June 7 at Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Center celebrates furry family member

Beloved therapy dog turns 10

While guests ate cake, mingled and had a good time, Archibald RazzMaTazz was content to just lie down and let the party go on around him. More...

Faith

Parish awaits completion of church

Sanctuary built in Byzantine style

The Rev. Gary Kyriacou likened the process of building a church to the ebb and flow of water in a creek. The priest has helped the congregation of St. More...

Tour Jewish Los Angeles

Congregation B’nai Emet is offering a bus tour of Jewish Los Angeles on Sun., May 31. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from 3050 Kadota St., Simi Valley, and return at 4 p.m. More...

Family

Teen driving safety especially important during summer

After the initial thrill of being off school for the summer, teens often cry, “I’m so bored I could die!” While dying from boredom probably won’t happen, teens could be at risk of losing their lives over summer break. More...

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FRI., MAY 22 Friday Night Bingo More...

Letters

City meticulous in grant process

On the evening of Mon., May 4 something remarkable happened at City Hall. A behemoth business and our local government made some wonderful magic. More...

Kids introduced to newspaper

I wanted to thank you for having the “Kids Draw Mom” activity during Mother’s Day. My kids enjoyed creating their drawings of Mom, and my wife enjoyed seeing the pictures published. It was one of the highlights of her special day. More...

Genocide pieces appreciated

We, the Hanessian family, wanted to express our sincere appreciation for including two articles regarding the Armenian Genocide in your newspaper, as this year marked the centennial commemoration. More...

Neighbors

Hero lives on in the hearts of his wife and son

Melanie House fell to her knees in shock as she heard the earth-shattering news: Her husband, John, had been killed in action in Iraq. It was Jan. More...

Vietnam veterans to be honored

The Veterans of Foreign Wars in partnership with the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War Project will present “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Tournament benefits the troops

For The Troops, an all-volunteer California nonprofit organization supporting American deployed military, will hold its fifth annual Heroes Golf Tournament, auction and dinner Mon., June 1 at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. More...