August 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Doctor’s sentencing delayed to next month

The sentencing for a Simi Valley internal medicine doctor who admitted using his office as a drug supply for users and dealers has been continued to Sept. 20. More...

Health & Wellness

Hospital receives five-star rating

Company evaluated Los Robles’ labor and delivery outcomes

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has been named a five-star recipient for labor and delivery and gynecologic surgery by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. More...

YMCA presents seminar on healthy aging

The Simi Valley Family YMCA will host a free UCLA Health Seminar on healthy aging from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 29 at the Simi Y, 3200 Cochran St.  More...

Blood donations needed as summer ends

The American Red Cross encourages blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a summer blood shortage.  Blood can be safely donated every 56 days.  As a special thank-you, those who come out to give blood or platelet More...

Schools

Moorpark College rings in 50th year

The Moorpark College Foundation will host the Moorpark College Golden Gala, celebrating 50 years of student success, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Sports

Badminton for one and all

COMMENTARY The second most popular sport in the world hasn’t taken off in Acorn country, but maybe it should

I am a champion, a member of a great dynasty. But, please, save your applause. Yes, I was a member of the last CIF-Southern Section high school badminton title squad in 2006. More...

The Ranch will broadcast local football games

Simi Valley’s country radio station, 99.1 The Ranch, will broadcast local high school football games for the second straight year.  “We were so happy with the response that we had broadcasting the games last year that we just could n More...

Faith

Vatican exhibit comes to St. Peter Claver

The Vatican’s International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles will be on view to the public for two days from 4 to 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27 at St. More...

Local synagogue to host wine-tasting party

Sommelier Les Sutton will lead a wine tasting party featuring a selection of Decoy Wines from Sonoma County at 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. More...

Calendar

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FRI., AUG. 18 Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Trina Ray of JPL discusses the Cassini spacecraft and its exploration of Saturn for 20 years. For ages 6 and up. More...

Letters

Homeowners contribute taxes

I wanted to comment on your editorial “Our unaffordable ‘affordable housing.” I want to start by saying that I completely disagree on its entirety.  More...

Pickleball surge a sign of the times

Deborah Singer has it all wrong when it comes to our community and the surge in pickleball courts. No one is bullying. It is a sign of the times.  More...

Council: please reject ‘village’

I would like to request that the City Council not approve Rising Realty Partners’ proposed “village” of apartments, commercial space and hotel space at 400 National Way.  More...

Editorials

In defense of Casa Pacifica

EDITORIAL

Last week, six teens were arrested in the San Fernando Valley on suspicion of stealing a truck from the Pleasant Valley School District parking lot in Camarillo and smashing through the locked gate to take a short-lived joy ride. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

Due to a reporting error, the story on Page 2 in the Aug. 11 edition incorrectly stated that Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is considering replacing all of its tennis courts at Rancho Tapo Community Park with pickleball courts.  More...

SVUSD ushers in era of change

BACK TO SCHOOL Millions to be spent on campus improvements

“Welcome Back!” flashed on the electronic marquee, and a red carpet stretched from the parking lot to the gate of Sinaloa Middle School, where Principal Diana Janke and her teachers lined up Wednesday morning to greet about 900 students o More...

Abruzzese will serve under house arrest

Joanne Abruzzese, who was convicted in June of stealing $45,000 from the Simi Valley Community Foundation while she served as the nonprofit’s director, has been granted permission to serve her sentence under house arrest. More...

Community

Arrest made in connection with July burglary

A 23-year-old man suspected of breaking into a Simi Valley condominium in July and attempting to sexually assault a female resident has pleaded not guilty to felony charges, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.  More...

Air show lifts off this weekend

Tuskegee Airman is grand marshal

A couple of weeks ago, Clark Wilson of Camarillo spoke very calmly for someone planning to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. More...

Elks lodge to host golf scramble

Cost includes barbecue lunch

The Simi Valley Elks Lodge 2492 will host a four-person golf scramble Mon., Aug. 28 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. The games begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. More...

Business

Sisters’ invention helps users find more independence

Assistance grip receives patent

Kerry Mellin was sweeping out the barn at her Simi Valley home in preparation for a big family party in spring 2014 when she started feeling the ache. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BASHFUL BEAUTY— Bella is about 17 years old. She is very shy and timid, but friendly. If you would like to adopt Bella, ask for ID No. A667221 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

July 30  At E. Cochran Street and N. Parkdale Avenue, a woman, 23, was arrested for driving under the influence.  In the 2000 block of Kasten Street, a 30-year-old man was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a family member.   More...

Family

Fundraising goes to new heights

Donors rappel off six-story building While some charities go to great lengths in their fundraising efforts, Make-A-Wish has gone to great heights. More...

On The Town

Silva is sensational in lead role

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Billy Elliot’

Musicals starring children in the lead role is an interesting topic to examine. More...

Get the ‘Lowdown’ from Boz Scaggs

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs shuffles into Thousand Oaks to perform hits like “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 18 in the Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Strung Out comes home for benefit concert

Punk rock band Strung Out will return to its hometown of Simi Valley this weekend to play a benefit show for a friend, Chris Stein, who is battling cancer. More...

Columns

The important power of touch

Single Files

From infancy to adulthood, we continue to need and crave being touched, held and hugged by our loved ones. But what happens if we’re single or suddenly find ourselves alone? More...

Neighbors

Simi boy’s dream becomes ‘bee-ality’

As 8-year-old Aidan Del Bosque sits down to breakfast, he scans the food on his plate: waffles, mixed fruit and orange juice. Most of his meal was produced with the help of bees, a species at increased risk from habitat loss and pesticides.  More...

Annual Bingo Bonanza returns to senior center

The Simi Valley Council On Aging, in partnership with the Rancho Simi Senior Club, will host the Bingo Bonanza on Sat., Sept. 9 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. More...