November 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Simi Marine dedicated life to serving, protecting citizens

Friends say Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joshua Cullins, who was 28 when he died, did more in his short life than most do over many decades. More...

Health & Wellness

Aging into Medicare: keys for new enrollees

For many adults, turning 65 marks the beginning of a rewarding and active new time in life. Some may focus on travel and recreation or spending more time with family and friends. More...

Veterans Court helps war heroes avoid jail

Program provides support, medical care

Ventura Superior Court recently held the first session of its new Veterans Court in the Ventura Government Center. More...

How to protect kids from classroom germs

Germs at school are nothing to sneeze at. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to the common cold and flu. More...

Sports

Baxter blows ’em away at county championships

Simi girls win; Royal teams perform well

The candy corn could wait. The Bigfoot costume couldn’t. A festive atmosphere permeated the Ventura County Cross Country Championships at Lake Casitas in Ojai last weekend. More...

Lake Casitas top-10 race results

Boys’ teams 1) Camarillo (43) 2) Westlake (84) 3) Thousand Oaks (104) 4) Newbury Park (125) 5) Royal (150) 6) Ventura (191) 7) Buena (224) 8) Simi Valley (248) 9) Oak Park (256) 10) Nordhoff (256) Top local boys 2) Michael Vorgitch, Simi 12) Ni More...

Royal soccer alums sought

The Royal High girls’ soccer program will play its alumni game on Wed., Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at RHS. Former Highlander players who would like to participate are encouraged to contact Royal head coach Kevin Corley at kcorley@simi.k12.ca.us. More...

Police

More victims emerge in SVHS coach sex scandal

Burgmeier pleaded not guilty to charges on Oct. 18

Additional victims have come forward in the case of a Simi Valley High School softball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager. More...

Blotter

Oct. 24 During a traffic stop at E. Chesterton Street and N. Broadmoor Avenue, a 24-year-old man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. More...

Family

Residents enjoy the second annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Expo at Rancho Tapo Community Park

W S-A PA WS-ITIVELS-ITIVELY PERFECT DPERFECT DAY PARADING POOCHES—Top, Liz and Steve Knight, who recently moved to Thousand Oaks from Simi Valley, came up with another award-winning theme for costumes for their three rescued More...

Editorials

Let the healing begin

Wow. Few words better describe the results of Tuesday’s muchanticipated Simi Valley municipal election. After a seemingly never-ending campaign season, the outcomes lived up to their billing. A major shakeup is coming to city hall. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Public pensions ‘gaming’ the system

Guest opinion

As part of its ongoing review of the county pension system, the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA), has asked the Ventura County Employees Retirement Association (VCERA), through the California Public Records Act, to release information on More...

Neighbors

Pizza parlor owner wants to give diners their memories back

Hanging from the ceiling of Palermo Pizzeria, creating a cozy and charming canopy above the brown leather booths, are hundreds of red wine bottles. More...

Boys & Girls Club receives service club charter

The Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley received a Builders Club Charter for 21 boys and girls on Oct 25. The club is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley. More...

PathPoint celebrates 25 years of helping people with disabilities find work

Nonprofit to host resource fair in Simi next week

PathPoint, a local organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and economic disadvantages find work, will celebrate 25 years in Ventura County with a family resource fair on Nov. 9. More...

Incumbents split, Judge pulls upset

Only one of the two incumbents will return to the dais after a hotly contested race resulted in an unexpected shakeup of the Simi Valley City Council. More...

Former union head earns spot on board

Voters sent a strong message of support for incumbent Jeanne Davis Tuesday, voting overwhelmingly for her to keep her seat on the Simi Valley Unified School District school board. More...

Community

Casting ballots in Simi Valley

FUTURE VOTER—At left, Izzy Russell, 4, plays with a flag outside the Simi Valley Elementary School polling place while she waits for her mother, Merry, to cast her ballot inside on Nov. 2. More...

Advocates frustrated by another field lab cleanup delay

Despite receiving more than 1,700 comments in support of the draft cleanup agreement reached with the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, the state is holding a second public comment period. More...

Gorell wins despite impending deployment

Gallegly cinches 13th term in Congress

Despite the recent announcement that he’ll be deployed to Afghanistan for half of his two-year term, Republican Jeff Gorell defeated Democrat Ferial Masry for the state Assembly’s 37th District seat with 58 percent of the votes on Nov. More...

Schools

Boo at the Zoo scares up a good time

CREEPY CRAWLY—Above, 7-year-old Logan Elliott-Spooner of Simi Valley says hello to Coraline, a California king snake Oct. More...

Class makes acting out a good thing

LOOSEN UP—Instructor Ghislaine Sopher-Phillips of Ventura County-based Treble Makers warms up with Madison Adam, 10, center, and Zohal Taheri, 10, before they begin the "Acting Up!" youth acting More...

School bus safety: Watch for the flashing red lights

School has been in session for a couple of months now, but drivers still ask, “When is a motorist supposed to stop for a school bus that is displaying flashing red lights?” More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BLACK BEAUTY—Flash, a pure black medium-hair female with big yellow eyes, will win you over with one swish of her fluffy tail. She is friendly, smart and loves to cuddle. More...

Faith

Hanging out, having fun at church camp

ROUGHIN’ IT—Members of the Trinity Lutheran Youth Group pose with their Simi Valley Acorn during their annual church camp-out at Lake Casitas over Labor Day weekend. More...

St. Peter Claver’s brings back holiday boutique this weekend

Santa will be there

St. Peter Claver’s 18th annual holiday boutique will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 7 at the Parish Center, Cochran and Stow streets, Simi Valley. More...

Unitarians to host live auction

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a live auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, in the Songbird Office Park. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Waiting for Superman”

According to “Waiting for Superman,” our children are royally !$@&#ed. And, walking out of the theater, one is inclined to agree with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. More...

‘Evita’ lights up the stage at High Street Arts Center

Play review

A Broadway premiere is one of the most electrically charged events one can attend in show business. More...

Local residents to act out celebrities’ lives

“Celeb Reads,” a show featuring autobiographical material by personalities from show business, sports, politics and the music industry, will be performed from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. More...