September 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

What's my combo?

HOME AWAY FROM HOME-Royal High sophomore Breeana Martin, 16, prepares to open her new locker for the first time on Wednesday, the day school started for area students. More...

Health & Wellness

Love Is a Choice When I sit down with a couple for an initial meeting, I always ask about how they met and were first attracted to one another. More...

Avoid a fall during autumn cleanup

It's that time of year again, when homeowners scramble up ladders to clean gutters, install storm windows and cut branches on trees. More...

Fitness program to start soon

The Simi Valley YMCA will begin a new session of a healthy family weight loss and wellness program based on the principles of Dr. Doug Markham, author of "Total Health" and "Beyond Atkins." More...

Schools

School is back in session in Simi

Sharpen your pencils, zip up those backpacks and polish some apples because the start of a new school year is underway in Simi Valley Unified School District. More...

Helpful tips on preparing a child for kindergarten

pare children for anything-going to kindergarten, going to the supermarket or anywhere else- is to help them understand what to expect. More...

County office explains its role in education

The mission of the Ventura County Office of Education is often misunderstood by county residents. More...

Police

Police arrested a vandal at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 20 in the 1300 block of Sycamore Drive. More...

Faith

Acorn Newspapers lose good friend

There aren't enough people like Claire Vereczky Malis. Now there's one fewer. She died on Sunday at 83 and the sun isn't shining as brightly now that she's gone. More...

Simi Valley Houses of Worship

Blessed Hope Chapel, the Rev. Joe Schimmel, 23 W. Easy St., No. 204, (805) 520-5882. More...

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 1 Bebop Concert Ronny & the Classics will bring the bebop music of the '50s and '60s to the stage at 8 p.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Columns

"Little Miss Sunshine"

Let's forget for a moment that I loathe children's beauty pageants, with their JonBenet insanity of More...

Neighbors

Bibs tucked in

Folks come out in force to feast at Lobsterfest hosted More...

4-H'ers look for more members

The Tapo Simi 4-H Club will accept new enrollments at its general meeting at 7:30 p.m., Mon, Sept. 11 in the multipurpose room at Valley View Middle School in Simi Valley. More...

Y's annual 'Barn Party' to serve BBQ, country music

Next Saturday night at 6 p.m.

The Simi Valley Family YMCA board of directors will hold its third annual Barn Party from 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9 at Strathern Historical Park. More...

Rinehart says CHP report of '94 crash is inaccurate

Former Simi Valley police officer Rick Rinehart says he was going "nowhere near" 67 mph at the time of his 1994 collision with Margaret "Peggy" Spahr's car outside the Los Angeles Avenue Metrolink Station, despite an investigation by the Califo More...

New committee will give city advice on where federal money should go

Every year the Simi Valley City Council must undertake the unenviable task of deciding which community groups will receive available federal government funds-called Community Block Grants-and which will not. More...

Community

For the Record

In last weeks' feature story, "Painter juxtaposes icons with imagination in Simi studio," artist Nelson De La Nuez's signature painting "The Promised Land," was incorrectly titled, "Promiseland." More...

Zoning amendment allows gymnastics facility to stay at current location

Thanks to a recent City Council amendment to Simi Valley's zoning laws, a group of local gymnasts won't have to roll up their mats and summersault elsewhere. More...

Business

Resource center in Oxnard available for entrepreneurs, small businesses

The new Topa Business Resource Center is now in full operation at 400 E. More...

Safeway to hold fundraiser

Safeway Inc. recently announced the launch of a fiveweek fundraising campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Through Labor Day, more than 1,500 Safeway and Safeway-owned stores across the U. S. More...

Executives to lead business workshops

The Ventura County Chapter 255 of the Service Corps of Retired Executives is offering an instructional seminar consisting of six workshops aimed at teaching new entrepreneurs the basics of starting and managing a small business. More...

Sports

Tim Lins might be the last guy on the planet who wants to be featured in the newspaper. It just isn't his style. More...

What are the top storylines to watch for on the gridiron this year? I've compiled a list of four things to keep your eyes on in 2006. Debate and enjoy. More...

Westlake Warriors

Last season's results : (Tied for 6th in Marmonte, 3-7 overall). More...

On The Town

A funny play happened on the way to the Conejo Players' theater

The Conejo Players' "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," opens with two characters invoking the favor of the ancient Roman deities and appealing to Thespis, the Greek actor who created tragedy (and also the word More...

Staying cool, helping school

MADE IN THE SHADE-Simi Valley resident Norma Wallace takes in the afternoon and stays cool under her Chinese umbrella during the New West Symphony League's "Day at Ascot" fundraiser for youth musical programs at Ventura Farms in Thousa More...

Classics coming to Simi

Ronny & The Classics return to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 1 to delight sold out audiences with bebop music of the '50s, '60s and more. More...

Editorials

In the name of democracy? How about in the name of common sense?

The Simi Valley City Council decided at its Aug. More...

Full Story

County Office of Education: explaining how it functions

It gets little public attention, yet 21 school districts in Ventura County rely on it like army battalions depend on their maintenance companies. More...

Real Estate

Centex Homes: Affordability Days Are Here

Striving to offer families more for their money, Centex Homes introduces Affordability Days, offering loan packages with interest rates as low as 0.875 percent to increase buying power and substantially lower monthly payments. More...

Yasmine Karar

Frances Lewis, sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Promenade office, recently congratulated Yasmine Karar for having recently listed in excess of $7.3 million in transactions. More...