September 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Sky HOA allegedly bilked out of $900K

Management company CEO and CFO facing charges

Two women who operated a real estate management company were arrested Sept. 8 for embezzling almost $1 million from the Big Sky Homeowners Association in Simi Valley in February 2008. More...

Health & Wellness

Paleo diet receives mixed reviews from local experts

Life was very different 10,000 years ago.  In those days, taking the family out to dinner meant forming a hunting party, not a trip to the Italian place down the street.  In the millenniums since, much has changed. More...

Nurse association offers classes on diabetic care

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold free diabetes classes at these times and places:  Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 1:30 to 3 p.m. More...

Nurse Association offers free joint replacement class

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a joint replacement class to prepare persons for total knee or hip replacement surgery from 1 to 2 p.m. Wed., Sept. More...

Sports

Will these girls win a state championship?

Pioneer girls’ cross country team, led by Sarah Baxter, shoots forfirst state title in school history

The Pioneers are in a championship state of mind.  Simi Valley High’s girls’ cross country team couldn’t stop talking about the state meet at practice earlier this week.  The runners’ eyes lit up and their smiles bea More...

Simi Valley boys’ cross country runs strong

The Simi Valley High boys’ cross country team is serious about running this season.  Junior Juan Jimenez gave up his annual vacation to Mexico to focus on training during the summer.  Senior Kyle Miller, a former basketball player, de More...

Golden goal to football boot

Stasinis shuffles from girls’ soccer to football, makes impact in Royal debut

The Highlanders couldn’t ask for much more after one week of football.  Royal High’s football team opened its season with a 28-27 home victory against Golden Valley last weekend.  More...

Faith

Church moves to new location in Simi Town Center

Abundant Life Church, which will mark its one-year anniversary on Sept. 16, is moving to the Simi Valley Town Center this week as a way to expand worship services.  More...

Fellowship to host dinner in effort to raise funds for mission in Peru

New Hope Christian Fellowship will host a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Returning Catholics can attend new program

The Catholic churches of Simi Valley, St. Peter Claver and St. Rose of Lima, are sponsoring a Tuesday night LANDINGS program for returning Catholics from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in September and October.  There is no charge to attend.  More...

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FRI., SEPT. 13 Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club More...

Columns

Making connections that can help

Last year, five of the women on my block were caring for a surviving parent. More...

A feisty feline in the fog

There are opportune moments for a dog to bark. Raising a ruckus at 4 a.m. because the neighbor’s tabby is on our patio is not one of them.  Then again, maybe it’s good practice.  More...

Neighbors

Simi Valley says goodbye to one of its selfless servants

Virginia Nelson, 68, was known for volunteer efforts in the community

To many, Virginia Nelson, who dedicated most of her time to helping the less fortunate, was a caring and passionate soul.  But to her husband, Ronn, she was more than that. Virginia was the love of his life.  More...

Breaking News - 9/17/2013 2:46 PM

Small fires erupt near 118 Freeway

Three fires broke out near the eastbound 118 Freeway and Kuehner Drive at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.Capt. More...

SVUSD trustee seeks recall of two colleagues

White intends to ask voters to remove Collins, Sandland, citing district’s declining enrollment

After delivering a scorching assessment of the Simi Valley Unified School District Board of Education at its monthly meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, Trustee Dan White served a Notice of Intent to recall fellow board members Rob Collins and Debbie More...

Baxter resigns as Simi Valley city attorney

The Simi Valley City Council on Monday announced the resignation of City Attorney Marjorie Baxter amidst a lawsuit and investigations involving the longtime Simi employee.  Sonia Hehir, deputy city attorney, will replace Baxter as acting city at More...

Community

Moldovans visit Simi Valley with eye on their future

Delegation takes interest in local youth service programs

Six delegates from Moldova, a small country that sits between Romania and the Ukraine, visited youth and community service programs in Simi Valley on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Local production company focuses camera on burn victims

A production company from Simi Valley is the force behind a short film that will focus on the challenges faced by burn victims and their families.  The 25-minute movie, “See Me,” will be filmed in Simi Valley, West Hills and Universa More...

Metrolink work to cause local detours

Motorists and pedestrians are being advised to avoid a portion of Erringer Road this weekend while Metrolink performs railroad track maintenance at the crossing just north of Los Angeles Avenue.  More...

Schools

Task force recommends committee to look at repurposing of schools

The School Consolidation Task Force is recommending the Simi Valley Unified School District board of trustees form a District Advisory Committee at its Oct. 8 meeting for the purpose of consolidating, repurposing or closing schools.  More...

Nominations now open for Lew Roth Award

The Simi Valley Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the annual Lew Roth Award.  The awards honor the memory of Lew Roth, the founder of the Simi Valley Education Foundation.  The community, students, parents, certificated and More...

Pets

SMALL AND SPUNKY—

Cole is a frisky young pup looking for a new playmate. We call him a Pomeranian because of his attitude! He’s a pom without the “fluff” (which means less grooming for you). More...

Police

Police Blotter

Aug. 26  In the 1000 block of Enchanted Way, a man, 26, was arrested on a felony warrant.  A man, 26, was cited for petty theft in the 1800 block of E. Cochran Street. More...

Family

ADHD speak

My 10-year-old son will fire 300,000 topics of conversation into your ear in less than 30 seconds. More...

Fundraiser to benefit Ride On

Organization uses therapeutic horseback riding to help disabled

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will have its fall fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 21. It will be hosted by Bren Simon at Rancho de Caballos in Hidden Valley.  The fundraiser starts at 4 p.m. More...

On The Town

Agoura High grad up for elite award

Danny Janklow’s talent for playing the saxophone has once again seized the moment.  The 24-year-old alto sax player is part of a select group of musicians from the United States and abroad to be chosen as semifinalists in the prestigious T More...

Backstage bungles make for a hilarious farce

PLAY REVIEW ‘Noises Off’

Anyone involved in the theater knows about the goofs, flubs, faulty props and long rehearsals common to all productions. More...

County Beer Week celebrates craft drinks

California Beer Festival will present Ventura County Beer Week from Sept. 15 to 22, featuring events at venues throughout Ventura.  More...

Letters

Just say no to SVUSD recall

Teachers in Simi Valley have returned to work focused on their classrooms and their students while preparing for the new challenges in technology and the upcoming Common Core standards.  The last thing they need is an unnecessary distraction.&nb More...

Winning entries were in poor taste

In your Sept. More...

Fiction contest a fun challenge

Congratulations to Fiction in a Nutshell winners Sara Garfinkle and Sunny Glessner for their entertaining and inventive stories.  And thank you to the Acorn for providing those of us who love putting words together with a wonderfully challenging More...

Editorials

Cast a vote for top vacation photos

Attention all travelers: Voting begins today for the 2013 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest.  The Acorn Newspapers’ oldest and most popular reader participation contest is back, and starting today you can name your favorites among More...

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