February 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Learning the ‘ABCDEs’ of melanoma

COMMENTARY /// Moles Knowing what to look for

Nearly all of us have some sort of mole or brown spot on our skin. More...

Solutions exist for declining senses

Other Side of 50

We humans tend to take our senses for granted—until they stop working as well as they had in the past. It’s a well-known fact of life that our senses—sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste— all decline as we age. More...

Senior center to hold free diabetes workshop

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a class on diabetes from 10:30 a.m. More...

Schools

Schools join forces for showcase

Talent show featured students, parents, school staff

NP Simi Valley and Royal high schools have a long history as friendly crosstown rivals at competitive events. But on Feb. More...

Rise of the middle school robots

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Pets

Making a difficult goodbye easier

Just as we owe our pets a good life, we owe them a good death as well. Life is full of all kinds of greetings and farewells and inevitabilities that we can’t outrun. More...

Pet of the Week

WONDERFUL WHISKERS—Bobby is a domestic tabby cat, about 8 months old. He is calm, friendly and loves affection. If you would like to adopt Bobby, ask for ID No. A658941 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Third annual benefit to help rescue horses in need

Night of the Horse: A Dream of Equus, the third annual benefit for California Coastal Horse Rescue, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 at the Conejo Valley Art Museum, 275 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

Love is in the air

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University presents Library Lecture Series

California State University Channel Islands will present its Library Lecture Series at several city libraries.  Campus faculty will discuss a variety of other topics in talks that are free to the public.  Following are the programs at local More...

Obituaries

Ursula Kaufman

January 28, 1934 – February 8, 2017

Ursula Rebecca Kaufman passed away peacefully in her home in Simi Valley, California, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Ursula was born in 1934 in Hamburg, Germany, to parents Ilse and Erwin Voelker. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 17  Simi Valley-Moorpark Republican Women   More...

Letters

Faith leaders offer support

As clergy and lay leaders representing a wide variety of faith traditions in Ventura County, we recognize our shared call to love our neighbor, welcome the stranger and offer all necessary support to those in need. More...

Voters want to meet in person

On the evening of Feb. 6, 2017, Congressman Steve Knight held a tele-town hall meeting about the Affordable Care Act. The planned call took place at 5:30 p.m. and attendees were to be called at the start of the event. More...

Fallen officer made an impact

I am thankful for the Simi Valley Police Department and all of those who have kept the memory alive of our only fallen hero here in Simi Valley.  Officer Michael Clark was a police officer in Simi Valley for only four months.  More...

Editorials

Police showed good judgment in both incidents

EDITORIAL

It has been an extraordinarily busy seven days for the Simi Valley Police Department. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

Alayna Monroe was driving south on Sycamore Drive at the time of the Jan. 1 collision that killed her wife and injured two others, not east as incorrectly reported in last week’s paper.   More...

Limited funding, limited inventory

NO VACANCY Nonprofit builders compete for funds

Part two of a three-part series Paul Meyser’s name is on at least five different waiting lists for affordable senior housing in Simi Valley. He was No. 12 when he put his name on one list in 2009 and was told the wait would be about two years. More...

Standoff ends with peaceful surrender

The man involved in a police stand-off on First Street last week has been taken to a mental health clinic for assessment and will not be charged with a crime, authorities said. More...

Community

County superintendent discusses school vouchers

The confirmation last week of Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education was so close that for the first time in history the vice president was required to cast the tie-breaking vote for a presidential cabinet appointment. More...

Local arts activists rally against potential threats to funding

Every year when budget time rolls around in Washington, D.C., arts advocates from around the country band together to defend public funding for the arts. This year they’ll be fighting against potentially crippling cuts. More...

Senior cited for illegal camping

Hi everybody. Bring me your poor, tired, hungry masses yearning to be free — paraphrasing a poem about the Statue of Liberty. More...

Business

Amgen ends 2016 on a positive note

Biotech giant to add 1,600 jobs

Ventura County’s largest private employer continues to make its shareholders very happy.  According to its year-end report, Amgen Inc. brought in $23 billion in revenue in 2016, a 6 percent increase over 2015.  More...

County economic development board names new members

The Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County’s board of directors installed Ventura City Council member Cheryl Heitmann as its chair at the organization’s 20th annual meeting on Jan. More...

Job center hosts workshop

East County America’s Job Center will present a Career Shop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 28 at the center, 2900 N. Madera Road, Simi Valley. More...

Sports

Newman finds her range

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Chaminade Eagles Simi Valley native, who has enjoyed prolific prep basketball career, signs scholarship with Division I University of the Pacific

Isabel Newman wakes up every morning before dawn, when roosters are still pecking the snooze button. She finds an empty gym and begins bouncing a basketball. She darts across the court for drills with her father, Phillip. More...

A bright future

GIRLS’ WATER POLO /// Royal Highlanders Despite postseason exit, Highlanders showed mettle in deep Division 1 fray

Devin Hurst knew this season would end differently.  Royal High’s girls’ water polo head coach guided the team to back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 4 titles the previous two years, but he was anxious heading into this season More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

Jan. 29  Two men, 20 and 21, were cited for illegally operating a vehicle, driving on a suspended or revoked license and possessing drug paraphernalia on the 118 Freeway at Erringer Road. More...

Faith

Baptism is the gateway to a new life in God

Roots of Faith

When Christians speak of a “watery grave,” they don’t mean they’re sleeping with the fishes. More...

Happenings at the synagogue

Congregation B’nai Emet at 9 W. More...

Church to host piano concert

G. Richard Deal, concert pianist and recording artist, will present a piano concert at 6 p.m. Sun., Feb. More...

On The Town

Show crackles with creativity

play review /// ‘And Lightning Struck’ Play looks at ‘Frankenstein’ author’s life

Simi Valley playwright Robert Weibezahl and Mary Shelley, author of the classic gothic novel “Frankenstein,” have something in common: the creation of life.  More...

Touring film festival comes to Simi

Movies will portray women as leaders

Lunafest, a touring film festival that screens short films by, for and about women, comes to town Thurs., Feb. 23 at Studio Movie Grill in the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. More...

Extreme filmmaker to speak in T.O.

National Geographic extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith will be the second speaker in the new National Geographic Live! Series at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Columns

An epic battle with sycamore leaves

On the Trail

There is a mound of damp sycamore leaves the size of a beached whale—Ahab’s mighty mega-size Moby Dick no less— looming on my horizon. More...

Neighbors

Back in the ranks

Officer Carney returns to work eight months after motorcycle crash

Eight months after a motorcycle collision nearly took his life, Officer Tom Carney is officially back on duty with the Simi Valley Police Department. More...