November 20, 2015 RSS feed / Schools

School staff, teachers get first raise in 8 years

Board approves 6.5 percent increases across the board

For the first time since the Great Recession, the Simi Valley Unified School District Board of Education approved raises for all of its approximately 2,000 employees, including about 850 teachers.  More...

Middle-schoolers hear from the pros

CREATIVE WORK— Stephen Silver with Silver Franchise Design talks artistry with students during Valley View Middle School’s Nov. 4 Career Day. More...

Director of VIP soccer steps down

As director of the Very Important Players program for AYSO Simi Valley Region 121, Mike Greenup has had the opportunity to watch his daughter, April, thrive in a program for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.  More...

YMCA invites families to annual Turkey Burn Off

The Simi Valley Family YMCA is inviting the community to burn off those extra calories gained from the Thanksgiving meal at the eighth annual free Turkey Burn Off from 8 to 11 a.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Ready for action in any emergency

Simi High’s CERT students apply their rescue training in large-scale drill

One student walked around with a bloody screw in her neck. Another sat nearby, a cellphone sticking out of her chest.  More...

Sale of Belwood Elementary finalized

The Simi Valley Unified School District Board of Education has approved the $7.9-million sale of the former Belwood Elementary School site to home builder City Ventures. More...

County farmers markets announce holiday hours

The Ventura County Certified Farmers Market Association has announced its holiday schedule as follows.  The Thousand Oaks Market will close for the Thanksgiving holiday Thurs., Nov. 26 and reopen after the holidays, Thurs., Jan. 7. More...

Toy donations sought for Christmas Shoppes

The nonprofit organization ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs) will serve low-income families by offering Community Christmas Shoppes in December.  Guests who shop at these events are invited through agencies only.  Voluntee More...

Welcome to the Dark Side

MICHAEL COONS Acorn Newspapers   More...

Meet with Mayor Huber

Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber will host an opportunity for the public to meet directly with him from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Nov. More...

COLLEGE STANDOUTS

Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., named these Simi Valley residents to the dean’s list for spring 2015: Melissa Alex, Danielle De Phillips, Kambria Duskin, Rebecca Gallacher, Celestina Harman, Kaitlyn Krogh, Martha Lopez, Lacey Lott, Dusti More...