August 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Don’t leave an ankle sprain untreated

Commentary /// Joint health

Every day, an estimated 30,000 ankle sprains occur in the United States. In fact, sprains account for 75 percent of all ankle injuries. More...

Hospital designated a STEMI receiving center

Simi Valley Hospital has been designated a STEMI receiving center by Ventura County Emergency Services. “STEMI” is a medical term that means heart attack (segment elevation myocardial infarction). More...

Learn about Type 2 diabetes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a class on diabetes from 10:30 to noon Wed., Sept. 7 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Schools

Crossing Corriganville

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CSUCI president looks to the future

University plans to grow to 15,000 students by 2025

It’s been less than two weeks since Erika Beck arrived at Cal State Channel Islands, and the former provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College has already begun what she’s calling her “listening tour.” More...

Sports

The Ranch will air it out

Simi Valley country music radio station to broadcast local football games

Country music and high school football go together like fireworks on the Fourth of July. More...

Disc jockeys

Ultimate Frisbee fanatics relish fun and frivolity of offbeat sport

Oh, how times have changed. Laid-back free spirits can still be found at local Ultimate Frisbee pickup games throughout Acorn country, but talented (dare we say serious) athletes are also joining the fun. More...

Golfers tee up for annual golf classic in Moorpark

Simi Valley Hospital Foundation will host its 21st annual Golf Classic on Wed., Aug. 24 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Registration, continental breakfast, putting and chipping contests will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Family

Woman celebrates milestone with family and friends

BIRTHDAY GIRL—Simi Valley resident Maxine Kubach celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 13 with her three sons, their wives and dozens of her friends, children and grandchildren. More...

Dad says son takes after his mom

Family Man

Two 14-year-old girls at the mall approached my 13-year-old son and gave him their phone numbers. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., AUG. 19 Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Trina Ray of JPL discusses Enceladus, Saturn’s icy moon, and presents new images from Cassini probe. Free admission. Web: www.vcas.org. More...

Letters

Political divide has taken over

In regard to the letter from Mike Lorraine, “Keep letters on local issues,” thank you. I’ve been meaning to write the exact same thing to the Acorn for weeks now. More...

Best choice for board is Smollen

Another election year is upon us in Simi Valley and on the local scene one will find several seats on the Simi Valley school board open. More...

Solutions to the ongoing drought

There are only two solutions to the drought. Desalination plants must be built. The Carlsbad plant is the only desalination plant operating in the state. More...

Editorials

Smile, your Acorn vacation photo could be a winner

EDITORIAL

It’s that time of year, like it or not. Vacation season is just about over, kids are going back to school and autumn is approaching. If you’re already pining for another vacation, don’t worry. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

In the July 29 edition, Simi Valley native and author Julie Mattson Hanft’s email address was incorrectly printed. Her correct email address is juliehanft@comcast.net. Hanft has published a memoir titled “Rising Above the Pain.” More...

Under One Roof gets six-month extension

Issues arise over project funding

As a condition to a lease extension approved by the City Council this week, the nonprofit spearheading the effort to create an Under One Roof human services building in Simi Valley will have to provide monthly financial updates for the next six month More...

Battle lines drawn over county transit tax

MEASURE AA Notable names emerge on both sides of the debate

Nobody says Ventura County’s freeways aren’t crowded or that our roads don’t need to be maintained, but now that a countywide sales tax that includes provisions to help with these issues is on the ballot, sides are forming about whe More...

Community

Sprouts now open

Cochran Street store receives warm welcome

Sprouts Farmers Market opened the doors of its first Simi Valley store this week to a warm welcome from residents. Before the Phoenix-based grocery chain officially opened to the public at 2800 Cochran St. More...

New greenway trails take shape

Construction set to begin next month for Arroyo Simi

Second-phase construction of the Arroyo Simi Greenway revitalization project is set to begin next month, nearly half a year after Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District officials initially expected to complete the task. More...

Lockdown on the second day

No gun involved

Royal High School was briefly put on lockdown Thursday afternoon, the second day of school for SVUSD, following reports of an unauthorized person on campus. More...

Business

Local eatery named Small Business of the Month

COMMUNITY PARTNER — Junkyard Cafe owners Tony Falato, left, and Evelyn Loker receive a plaque from Assemblymember Scott Wilk on Aug. 12 naming the restaurant the Small Business of the Month for the 38th Assembly District. More...

Carnival kicks off fundraising

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Free class on marketing

Companies looking to marketing their businesses this fall can get ideas at a free workshop titled “Ten Tips to Rev Up Your Fall Marketing” from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. Tues., Aug. 23 at the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, 40 W. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

STARING CONTEST—Tater is a female spayed brown tabby domestic shorthair cat. She is about 5 years old and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Tater, ask for ID No. A638540 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

July 31 A Van Nuys man, 27, was arrested for driving under the influence at Sycamore Drive and E. Cochran Street. In the 1900 block of N. Bridget Avenue, a 50-year-old man was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a family member. More...

Faith

Animals are God-given companions

Roots of Faith

In the “Twilight Zone” episode “The Hunt,” a country farmer and his dog approach the gate that seems to lead to heaven. When the dog is not allowed in, the old man moves down the road to another gate. More...

Fun for all at temple’s family picnic in Oak Park

The Temple Adat Elohim Early Childhood Center will host a family picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Aug. 21 at the splash pad at the Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. All are welcome. Families should bring their own lunches. More...

On The Town

New theater company has plenty of heart

Allwayz On Stage debuts first show this weekend

A new but different theater company makes its debut this weekend at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Allwayz On Stage puts on shows featuring performers with special needs. More...

An on-key salute to off-key singer

The Movie Nut

If this woman weren’t real, she might be too strange to be believable. More...

Chamber program spotlights different restaurants weekly

The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce launched its new Restaurant of the Week Program Aug. 15. A different Chamber member restaurant will be highlighted every week. “This program was designed to . . . More...

Columns

Plan (way) ahead to save big on travel

Flying Squirrel

Where are you traveling next summer? Yes, summer 2017. As in a year from now. Most people don’t make plans that far in advance. They may have just finished this year’s big trip and don’t want to think about another so soon. More...

When a mission meets its future

Other Side of 50

Certain charitable organizations are even more vital today than they were 20 years ago. More...

Neighbors

WWII vet looks back on ‘uneventful life’

Clement Fletcher celebrates 100

Sitting in the living room at a Simi Valley residential care facility, Clement William Fletcher reminisced about what he considers “an uneventful life.” More...