March 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Nurses, county reach wage agreement

Wage talks between Ventura County and its nurses have ended with an agreement.  Public health nurses in the county will receive an average pay raise of 8 percent, while those who work in operating rooms will get additional salary premiums aimed More...

Health & Wellness

Keep memories alive to ease grief

Other Side of 50

Whether through our own reminiscences or those of others, keeping alive the memory of a loved one who dies brings a sense of comfort.  More...

A look at how the hospice benefit works

Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one. Hospice is intended to help terminally ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. More...

Nurses hold diabetes class

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a class on diabetes from 10:30 to noon Wed., April 6, at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Business

Helping local unappreciated heroes

Trash-truck drivers deserve place of honor

Police officers and firefighters are local heroes, partly because they risk their lives for the sake of public safety. They deserve the place of honor they have in our society.  By the same measure, so do trash-truck drivers.  More...

Free self-employment training

Women who want to run their own business or who already own a business and want to expand can learn how to make those dreams a reality with Women’s Economic Ventures. More...

Sports

Let the good times roll

Laughter from the Simi Valley High boys’ tennis team’s practice is audible from the far west parking lot on campus. More...

Royal baseball team gets popcorn for sequel

Royal High’s baseball team thrives in the underdog role.  Naysayers doubted the Highlanders last season then had to watch the boys in Green and Gold romp their way to the CIFSouthern Section Division 2 quarterfinals.  More...

Family

Easter’s true hot-button issue

Family Man

With the presidential election heating up, hot-button issues are firing up Americans in every city and in every state. The Easter holiday comes with its own hot-button issue. To eat jelly beans one at a time or to eat them by the handful? More...

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FRI., MARCH 25  CineMagic  1 and 7 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Saturday at Pacifica High School performing arts center, 600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard. More...

Letters

Reagan received beautiful tribute

Dear Acorn publisher, staff and friends, I speak from the heart when I say thank you for the beautiful and meaningful tribute you wrote about former first lady Nancy Davis Reagan in the March 18 edition.  More...

City should hire from within area

This is in response to “City enters $9.5-million contract for solar panels” and “City hires recruitment firm to boost retail.”  It is pleasing to see the city becoming a participant in the energy-conservation arena and to More...

Simi has much to offer businesses

This is a reply to an article in the Acorn dated March 18. A few years ago the Simi Valley City Council had put out the question: “What type of businesses would you like to see come to our city?”  More...

Historic caves fall victim to vandals

Park officials plan to increase monitoring of area

The Chumash Indian caves located in the eastern hills of Simi Valley have been cleaned up after a recent wave of vandalism at the historic site.  More...

Medical marijuana advocates fight back

Group circulating petition to repeal city’s new pot ban

A group of medical marijuana advocates is fighting the city’s new ban on personal cultivation of the plant. More...

Community

Council hopeful found dead in his Simi home

Worried neighbor told police they hadn’t seen him in a while

Randolph “Randy” Nemecek, a financial analyst and two-time Simi Valley City Council candidate, appeared to have been dead for several months before he was discovered in his home last week, officials said.  Nemecek, 58, died of natura More...

Rams eyeing Conejo for home base

NFL franchise considering Agoura office, T.O. practice facility

Negotiations continue between Realty Bancorp Equities, a Woodland Hills-based commercial real estate owner, and the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams in a move that would place the headquarters of the new NFL franchise in Agoura Hills More...

Calleguas looking to sell reclaimed water system servicing Simi Valley

City entering into negotiations

Calleguas wants to sell a recycled water system to Simi Valley.  On Monday, the City Council authorized staff to negotiate the sale terms for a reclaimed water system currently owned and operated by the Calleguas Municipal Water District, said J More...

Schools

Students get direct line to local leaders at summit

Among the many “eye-opening” moments she experienced at the recent Simi Valley Youth Summit, Virginia Hayward said she was surprised to learn many local teens weren’t aware her nonprofit regularly organizes trips to colleges and uni More...

Vista teacher soars to top spot

SOARING VISTA EAGLE—Christine Pungrchar of Vista Fundamental School was named the Simi Valley Education Foundation’s March 2016 Teacher of the Month. More...

Police

Police seize 30 pounds of meth

TRANSPORTING DRUGS—In two joint operations with the U.S. More...

Police Blotter

March 6 In the 1600 block of E. Jefferson Way, a 35- year- old man was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a family member.  A man, 22, was arrested for vandalism and possessing methamphetamine in the 5300 block of Katherine Street. More...

Faith

Leaders discuss meaning of Easter

In honor of Easter, the Acorn asked several area religious leaders to answer this simple question: “What does Easter mean to you?” Here are their responses.   The Rev. Dr. Maureen Hoyt  More...

On The Town

Comedic opera has unexpected twist

Characters navigate love, mistaken identity

In 1887, all of England was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne.  To take advantage of this auspicious occasion, the estimable team of W.S. More...

Contest entries sought for annual Margarita Mix-Off

Soroptimist International of the Conejo, a professional women’s service club, is seeking entries for its 15th annual Margarita Mix-Off from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., July 14 at Los Robles Gardens at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks.  More...

‘The Wiz’ auditions open

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “The Wiz” by appointment only from 7 to 10 p.m. April, 5, 6 and 7 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave.  More...

Editorials

News about diabetes turns sour

We knew that an addiction to sugar and other bad foods was causing Americans to put on weight faster than ever, and now researchers have found that diabetes, one of the fallouts of poor diet and lack of exercise, has reached alarming new levels, too. More...

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