September 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Inaugural health fair set for next weekend

Free admission and it's open to all ages

The Simi Valley Council On Aging will present its inaugural Health and Wellness Fair in the west parking lot of the Simi Valley Senior Center on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Toddler's temperature a matter of life and death

Raising a child with a unique disability isn't easy, but Elijah's bright smiles and his loving nature make up for the day-to-day challenges faced by David and Melissa Haupt. More...

Simi resident gives her support to critically injured sheriff's deputy

COMMUNITY SUPPORT- Tatum Ulloa of Simi Valley receives assistance from Luz Susing as she donates blood at the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station. The blood drive was in support of Dep. More...

Schools

Opening night a memorable one at new Simi High stadium

Last week, the Simi Valley High School Pioneers celebrated an event 39 years in the making. More...

Royal students honored for craftmanship

Woodworking students from Royal High School won awards for their projects at both the California State Fair in Sacramento and the Los Angeles County Fair this summer. More...

Staff should be on the lookout for Lew Roth award nominees

Recognizing people who make a difference

The Simi Valley Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Lew Roth Award, named for the creator of the foundation. More...

Police

Police pursuit begins in Simi, ends in Valley

A high-speed chase led Simi Valley police from the city into Granada Hills before an arrest could be made. More...

On the night of Sept. 13, $600 worth of property was stolen in a burglary at Public Storage in the 2100 block of First Street. More...

Cops take down alleged Simi pot dealer

George Galindo, 35, of Simi Valley was arrested on the suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale last Friday. More...

On The Town

Community theater stages Roaring '20s musical spoof

Community theater is a magical place that cultivates social, educational and artistic skills, according to William Thompson, a set designer who works behind the scenes at Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks. More...

Good times to flow at Oktoberfest

Newbury Park Rotary Club and Farmers Insurance will present the 20th annual Oktoberfest on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Underwood Family Farms, between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark at 3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark. More...

Gypsy Players' lineup of murder-with-dinner mysteries is just in time for Halloween season

The Gypsy Players, recently voted "Best Dinner Theater in Ventura County," will open the fall season of murder and mayhem with "Plan 10 From Outer Space-A SciFi Murder Mystery." More...

Columns

"The Black Dahlia"

You know you're in trouble when, three-quarters through a film, a narrative voice-over attempts to explain the plot it assumes you're too lost to follow. But the trouble with More...

Editorials

Raise is good, now district employees must go out and earn their pay

Like it or not, the teachers of Simi Valley Unified have gotten their 5.5 percent raise, a decision that will cost the district an additional $3.5 million per year for salaries. More...

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Real Estate

This Contemporary Home Features A Unique Wrap-Around Patio

This single-story, 2bedroom and 2-full bathroom home with nearly 1,000 square feet is movein ready. This contemporary home has a unique wrap-around patio with two sliding glass doors for access. More...

Easy Hang Wallpapers Take the Fear Factor Out of Installation

Blank walls in need of a makeover almost always beg the question: What color to paint? But before trotting off to the paint store for color strips and tester cans, consider a new alternative: wallpaper. More...

Mike and Pat Hanley

Husband-and-wife team Mike and Pat Hanley of Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/Westlake Village office won the award for Top Producer for May. They also were the Top Selling agents in January and March. More...

Community leaders learn the latest on gang activity in the city

Officials from the city of Simi Valley, the Simi Valley Unified School District and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District held a tri-agency meeting this week to discuss the issue of gangs. More...

Miscommunication is only real culprit in case of suspected kidnapper

The man pictured in a police sketch on the front of last week's More...

Workshops will help nonprofits apply for block grant money

Competition for funds is expected to be intense this year

The city of Simi Valley is requesting applications for the Community Development Block Grant program, which every year doles out federal money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to local nonprofits. More...

Community

Advisory board wants to prohibit businesses from cutting treetops

Business owners in the city of Simi Valley may soon have to answer for how they maintain the trees on their private property. More...

Some residents upset about RV site going in at Tapo Canyon Park

Sheila Russo, a Simi Valley resident, isn't a happy camper when it comes to the Ventura County Parks Department's plan to construct an RV site in Tapo Canyon Park. More...

Race for supervisor heats up as both candidates begin collecting endorsements

Mikels says she supports Foy; Dantona gets backing of county firefighters

The race to represent the 4th District on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors is gaining momentum as the November elections approach. More...

Business

Before tragedy strikes, have personal matters in order

Among the many consequences of 9/11 is a heightened awareness of the need for individual estate and financial planning. More...

New clinic offers all-natural treatments

Integrative Health Care in Simi Valley is a totally new approach to medicine as one of the few completely natural medical clinics in California. More...

Sports

Highlanders sink Agoura

To beat the Royal boys' water polo squad Tuesday afternoon, Agoura head coach Dustin Litvak knew he'd need an entire team effort. More...

Simi Valley girls' tennis team rapidly building confidence

SVHS loses a tough match to Thousand Oaks

Simi Valley's girls' tennis team caused Thousand Oaks quite a scare before losing at home to the Lancers 10-8 Tuesday. More...

Pioneers earn first win of the season

SIDELINE DANCE- Simi Valley junior Adam Hernandez runs with the ball, slipping through the fingers of Pacifica's Matt Madrid during the Pioneers' first home game of the season last weekend. SVHS won 20-14. More...

Faith

Simi church celebrates 30 years of serving the faithful

When Glen Jackson took a career aptitude test in high school, he was surprised at the results. More...

Chabad to host annual Tashlich walk Sunday

Event starts at Hyatt Westlake Plaza

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Tashlich walk on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sun., Sept. 24. More...

Simi Valley Houses of Worship

B l e s s e d H o e C h a e l , the Rev. Joe Schimmel, 23 W. More...

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 22 Circus Play in Town The High Street Arts Center at 45 E. High St., Moorpark, presents "Barnum," a musical suggested by the life of showman P.T. Barnum. Show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through Oct. 29. More...

Letters

Mayor defends decision to hold council election

Recently, your paper ran an editorial which criticized the Simi Valley City Council for deciding to hold an election this Nov. 7 in view of the fact that the mayor and two council members up for election were unopposed. More...

Resident does not share Martinez's views on immigration

It absolutely slays me how politicians continue to skirt the (illegal immigration) issue. More...

For the record

School board candidate Steven Gould is a teacher at Olive Vista Middle School in Sylmar, not Alta Vista Middle in Fillmore as was reported in last week's profile. More...

Neighbors

Canine agility training jumping in popularity

Teamwork, competition and fun attracted Kristy Netzer to dog agility training in 1989, and today the Newbury Park resident makes a living sharing her knowledge of the sport with other canine lovers. More...