November 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Ballots still being counted in several key local races

More than a week after the election, some races in Ventura County still haven't been called due to the hundreds of thousands of still-to-be-counted ballots. More...

Health & Wellness

For healthy eyes, practice good hygiene with contact lenses

According to the American Optometric Association, contact lenses are one of the safest forms of vision correction, if wearers properly maintain their lenses. More...

Simi Free Clinic opens its doors for open house

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley invites residents to its inaugural open house to showcase services from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15 at the clinic, 2060 Tapo St., Simi Valley. More...

It's 'Be a Santa' season again

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and area retailers to sponsor the fifth annual Be a Santa to a Senior, a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Ventura County who might not othe More...

Schools

Park View Center going extra mile for students in need

After-school programs offer pupils focused assistance

On the way to class at Park View Center Elementary School, a student runs up to Principal Tony Karch to pose a question. More...

Open house at Grace Brethren

Grace Brethren JuniorSenior High School will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 15 at 1350 Cherry Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Sports

Football rivals ready to rumble at Royal

Highlanders have won 13 of last 14 matchups against Simi

Michael Cooper has a unique perspective on the Royal-Simi Valley football rivalry. More...

High school playoffs in full swing

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers THROW YOUR HANDS UP—Royal High's Madeline Simpson, left, and Abbey Prusa rise for a block Tuesday against Dana Hills in the CIF-SS Division I-AA volleyball playoffs. More...

RHS golf squad finishes ninth at team divisional

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers STARE IT DOWN—Royal High's Maile Kim plays an iron during Monday's CIF-Southern Section Girls Golf Northern Divisional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. More...

Family

Curling club sweeping the community for new members

Group is based out of Simi's Iceoplex

On Saturday nights at the Iceoplex in Simi Valley, after the hockey players have hung up their skates, players of a different sport take to the ice in jeans and sneakers, wielding brooms and 40pound stones. More...

On The Town

Holiday bazaar benefits arts center fund

Fundraiser helps buy show tickets for those who can't afford them

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Share the ARTS Program will benefit from a holiday gift and craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Moorpark College will present an evening of dance

Moorpark College presents "Speaking Movement," an evening of dance works choreographed by students, faculty and guest artists at 8 p.m. Nov. 20, 21 and 22 with a 2 p.m. matinee Sun., Nov. More...

Pianist to play at local bar

Los Angeles pianist and composer Earl "Big Juicy" Johnson will perform every other Sunday through the end of the year from 7 to 10 p.m. starting Nov. 16 at Candlelight Kitchen and Bar, 2525 Stow St., Simi Valley. More...

Editorials

Holidays on a budget

Like many Americans, the residents of Simi Valley are feeling lighter in the pocketbook and bereft of their savings. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

City will hear latest findings on Runkle Canyon

Representatives from the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control will speak at Monday's City Council meeting regarding the agency's review of 41 documents related to Runkle Canyon. More...

Thieves strike Habitat site

Construction tools from the Habitat for Humanity site in Simi Valley were stolen earlier this week, Habitat officials said Wednesday—an untimely event that may keep three families from moving into their new homes before Thanksgivi More...

Council to Edison: Bury those lines

Battle over substation continues

Echoing sentiments several residents expressed in August, the Simi Valley City Council cried foul on Nov. 3 during a review of Southern California Edison's proposed substation project on the western edge of Simi. More...

Community

In a Nutshell

Norman Riley of the Department of Toxic Substances Control is on the agenda for Monday's City Council meeting. He will share the DTSC's review of 41 documents related to Runkle Canyon. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

Thanksgiving deadlines at the Acorn

The Thanksgiving holiday changes the deadlines for the Fri., Nov. 28 editions of the Acorn . Letters to the editor and press releases for the Nov. 28 editions must be received by noon, Thurs., Nov. More...

Crime Prevention Task Force is accepting new members

The Simi Valley City Council is accepting applications from residents to serve on the city's Community Crime Prevention Task Force. More...

Business

The Oaks mall gala grand opening is Saturday

Construction took longer than expected

Holiday shoppers will want to load up their wallets and put on their comfortable walking shoes because the two-level, open-air expansion at The Oaks mall will be awaiting them tomorrow, Nov. 15. More...

Thai restaurant adopts a new name

become the Thai Cottage restauThai House restaurant will rant on Mon., Nov. 17. The restaurant will be under new ownership and will serve Thai home-style cooking. More...

Decor business reopens at new locale

Cathy Beaman, Decor & You regional director and franchise owner, will host a ribbon-cutting at noon Tues., Nov. 18 to celebrate the relocation of the franchise to 4505 E. Industrial St., Ste. 2H, Simi Valley. More...

Pets

Keep canines fit this holiday seaon

Anyone can overdo it during the holidays, including the family dog. But while gaining a few pounds isn't good for people, it's even worse for their four-footed friends. More...

Pet of the Week

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspaper SHE'S A KEEPER—P.J. is a 3-year-old female Siamese. She is calm and quiet, has beautiful blue eyes and is declawed. P.J. can be adopted at the Camarillo Animal Shelter; ask for ID No. A454609. More...

Police

Police Blotter

The following were arrested Nov. 6 on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance: an 18-year-old woman in the 3800 block of Alamo Street and a 48-year-old woman at Sycamore Drive and E. Los Angeles Avenue. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! More...

No Man Left Behind returns to Reagan Library

The second annual No Man Left Behind Men's Conference, sponsored by the Valiant Men Ministry of Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Simi Valley Houses of Worship

Blessed Hope Chapel, Rev. Joe Schimmel, 23 W. Easy St., No. 204, (805) 520-5882 Bridge Community Church, Rev. David Wilkinson, 1925 Royal Ave., (805) 526-2964 Calvary Baptist Church of Simi Valley, Pastor Dennis Chapman, 3050 Kadota St. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., NOV. 14 Westlake Village Encore Meets at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, WLV. Refreshments 9:30 a.m. Meeting, program 10 a.m. More...

Letters

What is entertaining about reenacting war?

I cannot understand the fixation some people have with the need to relive something as catastrophic, painful, agonizing and heartbreaking as war. More...

Between students and teachers, money runs thin

In response to the idea of a $100 donation from every household for the schools, I think it is a start, but not enough. I have been a permanent substitute special ed aide for about a year. More...

Encouraging the community to take part in food drive

Simi Valley is a great place to live, for many reasons. One aspect that keeps the community strong is the number of nonprofit organizations established here to serve residents and families. This Sat., Nov. More...

Neighbors

Against their parents' wishes, Simi residents answered the call of war

Though years apart, two military men share a common motivation

With more than 60 years between them, World War II veteran Bob Haseley and new Marine recruit Ken Kalemkarian don't look like they have much in common on the surface. More...