January 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Calleguas to fix pipeline beneath Corriganville

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District granted strips of land to the Calleguas Municipal Water District earlier this month so that the water purveyor can upgrade aging equipment at Corriganville Park. More...

Health & Wellness

Brown rice is nice for the body

The next time you’re looking for a healthy and affordable ingredient, think rice. More...

Grief group starting soon

A new session of the Grief Support Group will begin on Thurs., Feb. 4 in the Aspen Outpatient Center conference room, 2750 N. Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. The group will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. More...

Hospital foundation seeks Woman of the Year

Nominations must be submitted by Feb. 19

The First Ladies of Simi Valley Hospital Foundation are seeking nominations from local organizations for the 2010 Woman of the Year award, which will be given at the Hats Off to Women Luncheon and Fashion Show on April 16 at the American More...

Schools

Scholarships offered to students with disabilities

Applicants may receive up to $2,000

The California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc. Board of Trustees will give out more than $40,000 in undergraduate educational scholarships for the academic year 2010-2011 to students with disabilities. More...

Photo exhibit will feature accomplished Moorpark College alum

World-renowned alumni photographers will exhibit their work for the benefit of Moorpark College’s John Gray Photography Scholarship in a reception at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 23 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. More...

Want to attend SSHS?

Santa Susana High School, a school of choice in the Simi Valley Unified School District and a California Distinguished School, is accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Fri., Feb. 26. More...

Police

Police Blotter

Jan. 10 At Erringer Road and E. Cochran Street, a 27-year-old man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. More...

Faith

The bridges between our hearts

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” —Thomas Merton What words can More...

Bunco benefits stem cell research

Simi Valley/Moorpark’s Hadassah Group, L’Dor Vador, will raise money for stem cell research at its third annual bunco party on Sun., Jan. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., JAN. 22 Children’s Storyteller Rebecca Martin performs interactive musical program for preschoolers at Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Free, no tickets needed. Stroller parking available. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘Rent’ cast succeeds on all levels in delivering play’s poignant message

Play review

In a story on Jonathan Larson’s new production of “Rent” in 1996, The New York Times predicted the innovative rock musical might jolt Broadway. As it turned out, “jolt” was an understatement. More...

High Street Arts Center presents tragic love story

The High Street Arts Center, in association with the California Shakespeare Company, will present William Shakespeare’s classic story of tragic love, “Romeo and Juliet,” from Feb. 5 through March 7 at the center, 45 E. More...

Editorials

Campaign season 2010: diving in head first

Readers of last week’s Simi Valley Acorn might have found it odd to discover local election coverage in our second issue of the new year, especially above the fold on page 1. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

11 acts of graffiti a day reported in Simi in ’09

Graffiti vandalism is back in a big way in Simi Valley, and members of the local crime task force say they want to know why. More...

Task force presents WM with landfill ‘wish list’

The Simi Valley Landfill Expansion Task Force is hoping wishes do come true. More...

Police looking to expand role of volunteers

Will give regular officers more time to fight crime

Volunteers at the Simi Valley Police Department will soon be shouldering additional responsibilities, part of a strategy to free up more time for regular officers to fight crime. More...

Community

Blues festival has new venue

The organizing committee for Michael John’s 2010 Simi Valley Blues Festival has secured a portion of Hummingbird Nest Ranch for the fifth annual daylong music event scheduled for Sat., April 17. More...

Parent Project sign-ups open

The Simi Valley Police Department is accepting reservations for the 10-session Parent Project class scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Feb. 11 at Cornerstone Church, 4364 Valley Fair St., Simi Valley. More...

Historical Society seeking docents

The Simi Valley Historical Society is offering training classes to volunteers from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1, 4, 8 and 10 at Strathearn Park, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley. Participants must attend all four classes for accreditation. More...

Business

Power to Business conference coming to Amgen

Event sponsored by NAWBOVC

Business owners will hear speakers address their business issues and motivate them to succeed in 2010 at the Power to Business conference on Tues., Feb. 9 at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks. More...

Shop has new name, same pizza

The East Coast Pizza Company has opened a store in the Regal Cinema/Civic Center Plaza at 2667-F Tapo Canyon Road. The store owners are Neil and Ashley Felder, the original owners of San’s Pizzeria. More...

Sports

Pioneers have scaled a mountain

Boys’ soccer team atop Marmonte standings

Diego Fontes kept grinding it out through the entire rebuilding process. The senior midfielder for Simi Valley High’s boys’ soccer team is now in his fourth season with the varsity squad. More...

Olympic task for Westlake Village studio

Apparently the Canadian sports scene goes beyond ice hockey, drinking cans of Molson and excessively using the phrase “ya know?” Universal Sports channel, a cable affiliate of NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, will More...

Simi grad Jackson honored

Former Simi Valley High standout and Pepperdine men’s basketball guard Lorne Jackson was named the West Coast Conference co-Player of the Week. More...

Family

Assisted living facility hosting car show

Vintage Simi Hills assisted living community will host a classic car show tomorrow, Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the public. More...

Mothers, daughters bond over baking

YUMMY—Catherine Nassiri, 10, a fourth-grader at Katherine Elementary School in Simi Valley, and her mom, Kelly, carry their Girl Scout cookie creation to the judging area for the mother/daughter More...

Book, movie club offered at senior center

The Simi Valley Senior Center hosts a Books and Movies program that meets monthly from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Letters

Statements made in ‘push poll’ were inaccurate

While reading the article “Strickland eyeing Parks’ seat” (Jan. 15, Simi Valley Acorn ) I had to stop and wonder why Audra Strickland would uproot her family just to run for county supervisor. More...

If assemblywoman wants to move, why not try L.A.?

It is simply unbelievable that termed-out Assemblymember Audra Strickland could be so desperate for a new job that she would job shop first for treasurertax collector and then for a seat on the Board of Supervisors. More...

Some advice on reporting acts of fraud

Regarding Jo McKinley’s letter, “Authorities wouldn’t pursue phone scammers,” it shouldn’t be a big surprise that local law enforcement may not have the resources to pursue out-of-state scammers. More...

Neighbors

Volunteers ready at a moment’s notice

Most emergency kits don’t come with a small, soft teddy bear. More...

Free Clinic names new board president

Leasing and property manager and community leader Maggie Kestly has been selected to serve as president of the board of directors for the Free Clinic of Simi Valley. More...

Celebrating his struggle

PRAISE FOR CHANGE — Above, members of Simi Second Missionary Baptist Church dance group Distinguished Women of Praise perform for a packed house of guests at the church’s annual Martin Lut More...