October 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver facing murder charge in hit-and-run

Sheriff’s deputy struck, killed in DUI collision, police say

Ventura County Sheriff’s Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko, 41, was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver early Tuesday morning after completing a traffi c stop on the northbound side of the 101 Freeway near Lewis Road in Camarillo. More...

Health & Wellness

Providing for Simi Valley’s seniors

Senior Share donates bags of groceries weekly

As he bagged groceries and prepared for the weekly rush that was about to come, just like every Tuesday morning at the Simi Valley Senior Center, Ralph Sardon talked about the people he’s met over the last four years through the Senior Share pr More...

Briefs

Seminar looks at hearing loss Audiologist John Malan will discuss how to deal with hearing problems from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 4 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Diabetes classes around the county

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold free diabetes classes in various cities. More...

Schools

Childhood obesity no longer increasing

Schools promote healthy eating, activity

The statistics on childhood obesity point to disease and early death for too many children in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. More...

Archers hit the mark

Program at Mountain View- Simi teaches students archery

Students at Mountain View- Simi Elementary are carefully aiming to learn a new sport in the campus’ recently launched afterschool archery program. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Oct. 12 A 55-year-old woman was cited in the 200 block of Royal Avenue for trespassing and unlawfully possessing a shopping cart. She was also later arrested in the 1800 block of E. Cochran Avenue for shoplifting. More...

Family

Family Men

Halloween magic

My 11-year-old son recently got over being scared to death, and he can finally endure scary movies. He tells me his nightmares are even fun. So I can really lay it on this Halloween. The magic of Halloween is the frights, the mystery, the unknown. More...

On The Town

Local Haunt gives zombies second wind

Homemade maze based on ‘The Walking Dead’ horror drama

Simi Valley resident Caleb Noorigian, 18, has been making haunted houses for the past seven years. His creations can spook with the best of them. More...

Spooky sites

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Air Supply takes T.O. stage

Soft-rock superstars perform Nov. 7

Air Supply, with original members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov 7 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Dad’s greatest fear

My mom was on a short errand last week when I called the house. My dad answered the phone. After some small talk, my dad asked me a cryptic question: “Is there anything serious you want to tell me about your mother?” More...

Flying Squirrel

Clothes make the traveler

It’s not the holiday season yet. Far from it. But when you see Christmas decorations in stores in August, well, thoughts do occasionally wander to the holidays. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Happy ‘0’ Birthday!

A friend of mine since I was 8 recently wished me a Happy “0” Birthday. She told me a pal of hers from Switzerland said that’s how her countrymen refer to decade birthdays. More...

Humming along

Resort project coming together despite rumors of its cancellation, officials say

Plans to transform Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch into a five-star resort and spa are coming together, despite murmurings that the project may have fallen through, according to a representative for the property. More...

Camp takedown begins in January

Authorities asking homeless to vacate encampments by winter

The Simi Valley Police Department is in the process of doing outreach with occupants of homeless encampments around the city. More...

Community

Lottery ticket worth $13 million unclaimed

Winner has until April 2015 to claim money

The buyer of a $13-million SuperLotto Plus ticket that was recently sold for $1 at the Circle K in the 500 block of E. Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley still hadn’t stepped forward as of Monday, according to officials. More...

Turn back your clock

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2. Before going to bed Saturday night, remember to “fall back” and turn clocks back one hour. The extra sleep is a bonus. More...

Apartment rental costs rising throughout county

Rents went up 4 percent in Simi Valley

Apartment dwellers throughout Ventura County are being forced to dig deeper into their pocketbooks to make their monthly rent payments. More...

Business

Latest gadgets on display at home show

The inaugural Home Innovation Design and Wine Tasting Event, featuring new products and services for inside and outside the home, will be Sun., Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Send your business brief

If you have business news regarding your operation, such as an award, a promotion or a new location, email a brief announcement to simi@theacorn.com. We will do our best to publish the announcement in an upcoming edition as space permits. More...

Sports

Grace Brethren approaches last set

Girls’ volleyball team is fighting for playoff berth

The Lancers are making a late push for the postseason. More...

What a rush! Lancers keep winning

HIT THE HOLE—Grace Brethren High running back Logan Shurtz runs with the ball while teammate Hunter Leppard, No. More...

Highlanders, Pioneers on rise

The Pioneers play like an ornery King Kong swatting delirious bumblebees from the top of the Empire State Building. Simi Valley High’s football team, however, is rallying behind a teammate. More...

Faith

Church shares Egyptian traditions

Coptic orthodox has ancient origins

After worship services on a recent Sunday, the Rev. Markos Hanna of Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Simi Valley searched for a quiet spot to chat with a visitor. More...

Or Echad to participate in 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations

Or Echad will join the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in hosting one of the 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations on Fri., Nov. 14. “Let’s Shine as One” is the motto of the annual event. More...

In shape and facing east

Archangel Michael Coptic Church would like to expand its existing facility because the Coptic Church has specific requirements for its houses of worship. The Rev. More...

Calendar

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FRI., OCT. 31 Fright Fest Halloween Carnival More...

Letters

SOAR does not take away control

I believe Glen Becerra to be a fine person and Simi Valley councilman, so I read his comment about SOAR as published in the Oct. 24 Simi Valley Acorn with great dismay. More...

Initiative gives power to voters

Glen Becerra’s assertion that the SOAR initiative takes away local control (Simi Valley Acorn, Oct. 24) is not true. In fact, the opposite is true. More...

Hospital is a true local partner

As a Simi Valley school board member, I’m always proud of our community and our high schools when it comes to our City Championship football game. More...

Editorials

DUI is the scariest thing about Halloween

Halloween is a great time for tricks and treats. It’s fun to dress up as a gladiator from ancient Rome, a fairy-tale princess or one of the countless superheroes whose costumes crowd the retail shelves this time of year. More...

Political Cartoon

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