April 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Two Simi schools score coveted award

Simi and Township elementaries have been named 2012 California Distinguished Schools by the state Department of Education. More...

Health & Wellness

Adventist Health, Aetna at odds

Insurance quagmire affects Simi Valley Hospital patients

Local Aetna subscribers will have to go outside their home town for certain medical services as their health insurance is no longer accepted at Simi Valley Hospital. More...

Pain clinic to open in Simi

Dr. Alexander P. Hersel, founder of Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center, will open a second medical clinic in Ventura County on April 16 at the Park Plaza Simi Valley Medical and Professional Center, 3695 Alamo St., Ste. 101. More...

Learn to recognize stroke symptoms

Neurologist Kaditam Reddy, M.D., on staff at Los Robles Hospital, will discusses how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke, what to do in case of a stroke and how to reduce the risk at a free seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

Schools

Singing to save the music

Students, alumni to perform concert benefitting high school choirs

Royal High School junior Christine Patrikian loves the stage. “It’s just kind of a rush,” said the 17-year-old Simi Valley resident. “Choir has made me a better singer.” More...

Sports

Crunch time for local ballclubs

Marmonte League baseball midseason report

So much has happened in the first half of the Marmonte League baseball season. And the plot of this epic drama is still unfurling. Luke Eubank of Newbury Park High tossed two no-hitters. More...

Baxter scorches field at Arcadia

Area student- athletes posted some eye-opening results at last weekend’s Arcadia Invitational. Simi Valley High super sophomore Sarah Baxter logged the nation’s top mark this year in the girls’ 3,200 Invitational. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“We are each driven by a deep urge to form an intimate connection with the world around us, and most of us do this through relationships. More...

New preacher brings energy to church

It may be more than Alan Beard’s a cappella singing that has doubled the congregation at Camarillo Church of Christ. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘Harvey’ hops happily to High Street

Play review

Just in time for Easter comes the most famous rabbit of the stage, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy “Harvey” at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. More...

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 13 Seashore Porcelain Artists 9:30 a.m. at Camarillo Evangelical Free Church, 2315 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Barbara Duncan gives demonstration. Contact: Ingrid. Phone: 805.649.9381. Email: ischuh0506@aol.com. More...

Arts Center puts steampunk twist on ‘70s musical ‘Pippin’

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will present the musical “Pippin” at 8.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays from April 14 through May 20 at 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Neighbors

Simi Scout shares passion for trees

Boy Scout Collin Chamberlain loves trees. Some of his favorites reside in Sequoia National Park, a place his family has traveled to for the past several summers to take in the beauty of the world’s largest trees. More...

A rumor no more: another Wal-Mart in store

Company revealed as new tenant in former Mervyns building

The rumors are true: Wal-Mart is taking over the old Mervyns building. Since the beginning of the year there has been speculation that the retail giant would open a second location in Simi Valley, but city staff could not or would not confirm. More...

Judge delays ruling on library suit

While work is still moving forward to officially establish the Simi Valley Library as a municipal-run facility, the question as to whether the city’s act of withdrawing from the county library system was lawful or not has yet to be answered. More...

Longtime city manager announces retirement

After 40 years in public service and 17 in his current leadership role, City Manager Mike Sedell announced this week that he would retire. More...

Community

Task force makes debut

TELLS HER STORY—Former drug addict and Simi Valley resident Erin Van Vuren speaks during the first meeting of the Simi Valley Task Force on Heroin Prevention, April 10 at Sinaloa Middle School. More...

Council approves rewritten condom law

City leaders gave initial approval Monday to the newly rewritten condom law that now covers all porn productions, even those shooting in studios. More...

Political signs on council’s mind

Being an election year, the City Council once again took up the issue of political signs this week, though the conversation will continue as only suggestions for changes to city code were made. More...

Business

Sotheby’s International Website For Mobile Users

Sotheby’s International Realty Inc. recently announced it had created a new dedicated mobile website, sothebyshomes.com. More...

Cathie Messina

Annette Berger, brokerage manager of Sotheby’s International Realty Westlake Village and Channel Islands, congratulates Cathie Messina for her extraordinary sales in the first quarter 2012, and The Kling Team, who were among the 2011 Top Ten Te More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NEEDSAHOME—Timmyisa3month-oldChihuahualonghairmixpuppy.Heisgoodwith kids and other dogs. He is a little timid but sweet. If you would like to adopt Timmy, ask for animal ID No. A546468 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Police

Police Blotter

April 1 In the 5800 block of E. Los Angeles Avenue, a 26-year-old man was arrested for battery against a peace officer who was engaged in the performance of his or her duties. Another man, 26, was arrested on a bench warrant. More...

Family

L.A. Marathon is a family affair

Three generations take part in this year’s race

For the Herzogs, going the distance is a family tradition. Between 75-year-old Joseph Herzog of Simi Valley and 44-year-old Joe Herzog of Moorpark, the father and son duo have every Los Angeles Marathon covered since the second annual event in 1986. More...

Trips for seniors

The Simi Valley Senior Center invites seniors to these upcoming trips. All trips depart from and return to the center, 3900 Avenida Simi. For more information and registration, call the center at (805) 583-6363. More...

The Acorn wants your favorite Mom Moment

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 13, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. More...

Letters

School district not helping task force

While Simi Valley faces severe drug-related issues, the heroin task force struggles to determine how it will organize as certain members try to keep community opinion from getting out of control. More...

Simi needs better business options

I totally agree with Michael Burg that Simi Valley needs a more balanced selection of businesses. More...

Columns

In The Garden

Rockrose to the rescue In novels as well as nightmares, the protagonist sometimes finds herself given a harrowing choice: if you could keep just one suchand such, what would it be? Our heroine looks anxiously at her favorite things. More...

Other Side of 50

Taking responsibility for ourselves as we age It was really encouraging to see the turnout at the recent Thousand Oaks Council on Aging program about the Village Movement. More...