June 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Simi Valley Unified’s finances improving

Although Simi Valley Unified School District has yet to publish final figures for next year’s budget, for the first time in several years the outlook is positive, district officials say. More...

Health & Wellness

Playing the transplant waiting game

Restaurant owner diagnosed with kidney failure

Four months after receiving a diagnosis of stage 4 renal failure, Tony Falato continues to wait for a kidney donor. In February, the 51-year-old Simi Valley resident received the news during a routine checkup at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. More...

Other Side of 50

A future look at caregiving A 2009 caregiving study concluded that the majority of family caregivers are white, female, employed, average 50 years of age and assist in the care of a relative, often their mother. More...

Back in the groove

Instructor uses dance to overcome depression

Jose Hernandez hit a low point in his life when the end of a bad relationship caused him to withdraw and not want to see other people. More...

Schools

Adult school graduates overcome obstacles

“Yes, we are the ones who believe in second chances, and I would love to share my story,” said Mario Alberto Porras Sanmiguel, a speaker at the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute high school graduation ceremony at the Simi Vall More...

Cal Lutheran grads receive top honors

California Lutheran University honored several top students for their academic achievements at the 44th annual Honors Day banquet recently. Following are the local students who were awarded honors. More...

Bachelor’s degrees awarded

The following Simi Valley students have earned undergraduate degrees from California Lutheran University. They are listed with their major field and any honors. More...

Police

Bust brings down alleged burglary crew

Group responsible for home invasions in California, Nevada, sheriff says

Four members of a group suspected of committing homeinvasion robberies and burglaries in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties are now off the streets, police announced June 9 at a press conference in Thousand Oaks hosted by the Ventura Cou More...

Police open fireworks hotline

Due to the extremely dry conditions on the hillsides this year, unlawful fireworks displays during the July 4 holiday pose a greater threat to the safety of the community than in years past, fire officials say. More...

Police Blotter

June 7 At Long Canyon Road and S. Wood Ranch Parkway, a 47-yearold woman was arrested for being drunk in public. A woman, 40, was arrested for driving under the influence at Alamo Street and Cimmaron Avenue. More...

On The Town

Fans ‘don’t stop believing’

OPEN ARMS—Above, DSB, a Journey tribute band, performs for a large crowd at Rancho Madera Community Park on Saturday. More...

Winning VC Fair posters and artists to be presented July 6

The winners of the Ventura County Fair poster contest and the winning design will be presented at 10 a.m. Mon., July 6 in the administration conference room at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. More...

On the Town

“Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on in their head?” More...

Letters

Removing lawn was good choice

Last July I chose to remove my lawn. I stopped watering and let it die. During this process I received this note in my mailbox: “Your grass doesn’t want to die, look at it, it’s trying to survive. More...

Experience with rebate positive

In the June 19 Acorn, Frank Tomlinson recounted his negative experience regarding the SoCal Water Smart turf removal rebate program. I recently replaced my front grass with drought-tolerant plants and a much more efficient watering system. More...

Restrictions leave more questions

Don’t you love politicians? More...

Back in Time

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Dial-A-Ride services expanding throughout county

Starting Aug. 3, a new service will offer seniors van rides between the cities of Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley, unincorporated areas and other places in the East County. More...

Community

City expands artificial turf allowances

With residents being asked to cut back on water use due to the ongoing statewide drought, the City of Simi Valley is encouraging residents to take advantage of an updated water-saving option: artificial turf. More...

Berylwood enacts uniform dress code

Park View Elementary School adopted similar policy in 2012

When Berylwood Elementary students return to school this fall, they will surely notice something different: Just about everyone will be wearing the same color clothing. More...

Take your Simi Acorn on Vacation

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Business

Toyota supports Special Olympics

The Special Olympics will make a Torch Run Final Leg Sponsor Stop from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Fri., July 17 at DCH Toyota of Simi Valley, 2380 First St. More...

Service offers writing tips

Writer Junkie is a one-stop writing and editing service to help business owners with newsletter writing and creation, website SEO (search engine optimization), blog writing, press release writing and other forms of promotional writing. More...

Open house at Alamo Vet

Alamo Veterinary Hospital and Pet Inn will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., June 28 at 2767 Tapo St., Simi Valley. More...

Sports

Racer on track to the velodrome

Young BMX rider sets sights on 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Trevor DeCloedt is hitting the track with some new wheels. More...

Highlanders’ summer clash

Royal reaches consolation finals at passing tournament

When does football season start? The answer: before summer even begins. More...

Lancers don’t tire of San Luis Obispo

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Faith

Learning about the sacraments

Children with special needs are welcomed to the fold

Children with special needs have often been excluded from receiving the Catholic sacraments of reconciliation, Holy Communion and confirmation. More...

Houses of Worship

Abundant Life Church, Pastor George Taggart, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, (805) 603-4427. Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, Rev. Markos Hanna, 1122 Appleton Rd., (310) 420-9819. Blessed Hope Chapel, Rev. Joe Schimmel, 23 W. Easy St., No. More...

Family

Class of 1975 reunion for RHS

The Class of 1975 from Royal High School is looking for classmates for the 40th class reunion taking place from 4 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 27 at Strathearn Historical Park in Simi Valley. The cost is $45 per person in advance and $60 at the door. More...

Open curling on Saturday

SoCal Curling will host open curling at 7:15 p.m. Sat., June 27 at the Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Beginners can learn the Winter Olympic sport of curling. More...

No space? No problem

Container plants are a simple solution

Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent. More...

Calendar

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FRI., JUNE 26 St. Rose Of Lima Parish Carnival More...

Editorials

Summertime jobs are hot this year

School’s out and many high school and college students will be—or have been—searching for a summer job. There’s good news for those teens hoping to earn a few extra bucks during the break. More...

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Going ‘grey’ to conserve water

The Ventura County Building and Safety Division and Calleguas Municipal Water District will host a free workshop to teach homeowners how to use wastewater from clothes washers to irrigate shrubs, flowers and trees in their yards. More...