March 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Simi High student arrested following alleged threat

A Simi Valley teen was arrested last week after threatening to shoot fellow students at Simi Valley High School. The 16-year-old male, whose name was withheld because he is a juvenile, was arrested on campus at about 12:40 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Homeland security

Whenever I turn on the water in my shower, my plumber comes to mind. Some time ago he installed a shower head that he assured me he “used in his own home.” More...

Association hosting free diabetes classes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold free diabetes classes Wed., April 4 at two locations. In Camarillo, the class will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Camarillo Community Center, Room 3, 1605 Burnley St. More...

City offering drug discounts

The City of Simi Valley has launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription medications. More...

Sports

Water polo squads in action at CLU

The 2012 Four Nations Tournament for men’s water polo is set for today through Sunday at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Reigning world champion Italy will join Montenegro and Germany. The U.S. More...

Sultans of swat

Pioneer tennis team starts 9-0

The Pioneers know how to start a party. Now they want to keep the good vibes going deep into spring. The Simi Valley High boys’ tennis team is undefeated. More...

Sign up for youth football

Grace Brethren Youth football and cheer signups begin Saturday. GBYF competes in the Gold Coast Youth Football League and offers tackle football and cheer for kids 6 to 14. More...

Faith

Of course, you already knew that

“’Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or sides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the read More...

Faith Briefs

Rabbi hosting Seder workshop More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., MARCH 24 Railroad Historical Society Swap Meet 7 to 10 a.m. at Santa Susana Park pavilion, 6503 Katherine Road, Simi Valley. Vendors sell model RR equipment, books, photos, collectibles. $2 donation, children under 12 free. More...

Letters

School board must look in the mirror

The Simi Valley school board has come under attack for numerous reasons. And recently, the Acorn came under attack for an appropriate editorial questioning this board’s lack of touch with its constituency. More...

Columns

California caregivers stressed, in poor health

Compared to caregivers in the rest of the United States, those in California have higher levels of stress and poorer health. More...

Treelight saving

When I was asked the question I had to pause a moment and digest what I just heard. I almost laughed out loud but then controlled myself. More...

The silver rings of Zuma

That day, there was a great big ring around the sun, too, a huge prismatic circle bleeding color into a streaky whitewash of cirrus clouds. That day, it was hotter than average for fall and windier than heck. More...

Neighbors

Moves make the man

EAGER TO PLAY— Five-year-old Daniel Perez, left, looks for a good place to pass to a teammate while working on zone defense with 5-year-old Conner Right during the first practice of Rancho Simi More...

Prepping toddlers to top chefs

Mom turns passion for food into business venture

Despite the obvious spunk and drive packed into her small fivefoot frame, Lily Valadez insists she never imagined she would one day be a business owner running a teaching kitchen for children and adults. More...

SVUSD delivers layoff notices to 31 teachers

District hopes budget crunching will save jobs

Layoff notices have been sent to 31 teachers in the Simi Valley Unified School District as state budget cuts threaten to further slash funding to schools. More...

Where pills go to die

OFF THE STREET—Simi Valley Police Department special enforcement section officer Chris Lam tries to identify a few of the thousands of prescription pills, patches, creams and ointments that hav More...

Community

Several new retailers preparing to call Simi Valley home

Business is looking up in Simi Valley, with new retailers, restaurants and a grocer opening soon. City planners are even checking a proposal for a new hotel. New shopping, dining options More...

Four file in 38th Assembly District

With Assemblyman Cameron Smyth set to vacate his seat next year due to term limits, three of Smyth’s fellow Republicans and one Democrat have filed to face off in the June primary in hopes of filling the 38th Assembly District seat. More...

Two Simi Valley residents in congressional race

Three candidates have entered the race for the 25th Congressional District seat, challenging incumbent Buck McKeon. More...

Business

Battery store under new ownership

Powerline Battery Specialist on East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, re-opened to the public in October 2011. A ribbon cutting ceremony with the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce took place in December last year. More...

Schools

College district considering cuts

More than 100 jobs at the Ventura County Community College District are at risk of elimination or reduction next school year, according to district officials. More...

Historical Society docents share Simi Valley’s story one talk at a time

Latest presentation focused on history of Simi schools

Simi Valley resident Alan Richmond is schooled on schooling. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEETLITTLECOOKIE—Oreoisa5½year-oldblackandwhitefemaleChihuahua/Shih tzu mix. She is a mellow little sweetheart. If you would like to adopt Oreo, ask for animal ID No. A545073 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

Police Blotter

March 13 At Tapo Street and E. Los Angeles Avenue, a 60-year-old man was arrested for being drunk in public. More...

Family

Underwood Farms all about the eggs

Underwood Family Farms will present an Easter Eggstravaganza from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. through Sun., April 6 to 8 at the farm at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Easter weekend admission is $6; children under 2 are free. More...

Meeting focused on prospective foster parents

The Human Services Agency of Ventura County will host a foster parenting informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., April 24 at 855 Partridge Drive, Ventura. There are more than 600 children in Ventura County that need foster homes. More...

Seniors heading to Reno

The Simi Valley Senior Center will host a five-day, four-night trip to Reno and Lake Tahoe, Mon. through Fri., July 9 to 13. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Twenty-five years ago this April, a relatively unknown actor named Johnny Depp came to television in a new series called “21 Jump Street.” Its premise: The show would consist of the case files of a squad of younglooking police officers op More...

The spirit of the Irish

POT ‘O GOLD— Irish dancers from the Claddagh Dance Company in Simi Valley concentrate on an intricate river dance during St. More...

Local theatres casting ‘Mockingbird,’ ‘Music Man’

The following performances will be taking place at local theatres in coming months: • Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi will have auditions for the upcoming production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Editorials

Cell tower critics are dropping the call

What’s one thing the San Fernando Valley has on Simi Valley? Great cellphone coverage. More...

Political Cartoon

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