February 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

NO VACANCY

— SPECIAL REPORT — Seniors face the daunting task of finding a place to call home

Part one of a three-part series Tom Gillen had finally started thinking of his rented room as home when he received alarming news: He had 60 days to vacate the house. More...

Officer’s wife suspected of causing fatal crash

Off-duty LAPD officer killed in Jan. 1 collision

The Simi Valley woman suspected of causing a New Year’s Day collision that killed her wife and injured two others has been released from Ventura County Jail pending a Feb. 17 court date. More...

Health & Wellness

Students score at inaugural games

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Medication taking made easier

Other Side of 50

My friend Lloyd, who has a demanding full-time job, is helping to care for his in-laws, who’ve moved closer to him due to their declining health. More...

Free joint replacement class

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a free joint replacement class for Spanish speakers in preparation for total knee or hip replacement surgery. More...

Sports

The Ashton & Anthony Show

BOYS’ BASKETBALL /// Royal Highlanders Royal senior guards lead boys’ basketball team into Division 3AA playoffs

Anthony “Chubbs” Goring knows exactly when and where he fell in love with basketball. He was 4 years old, sitting at the table, enjoying a bowl of Cocoa Puffs with banana on the side. More...

Mandy the Magician

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Simi Valley Pioneers Super sophomore striker has 21 goals for Simi Valley girls’ soccer squad

Players don’t just stumble upon a nickname like Merlin. It takes a special athlete to be named after a powerful wizard from Arthurian legend. Simi Valley High girls’ soccer striker Mandy Crawford is that type of athlete. More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

Jan. 22  Two men, ages 25 and 26, were cited on a misdemeanor warrant and for possessing heroin in the 2900 block of E. Cochran Street.  Jan. 23  A woman, 26, was arrested in the 2400 block of N. More...

Family

Salon holds blood drive in honor of young fighter

Coco Beach Tanning Salon will host a blood drive with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in honor of 5-year-old Hazel Hammersley of Simi Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 16 at the salon, 1720 Los Angeles Ave., Ste. I, Simi Valley. More...

Obituaries

Cartoon man lived a colorful life

A decorated World War II veteran and longtime Warner Bros. Cartoons executive, Hal Geer lived a life full of passion and adventure. He had a knack for telling stories and finding the joy and humor in all things, said Nancy Matthews, his daughter. More...

Calendar

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FRI., FEB. 10  Westlake Village Encore Club  9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Forever Young Singers present Valentine's Day music program. Coffee and refreshments served. Guests welcome. More...

Letters

We must protect ourselves first

Based on the statements made by the protesters in the Feb. 3 article “Protestors urge Knight to save ACA,” it is apparent they have not been reading factual material. More...

Millions at risk of losing healthcare

I am a practicing physician and resident of Ventura County. I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes since age 9. More...

Pair paved the way for pathways

As a teacher at Simi Valley High School who is the advisor for the entrepreneurship and marketing pathway, I would like to thank the many teachers and administrators who have made Simi Valley’s career pathways program one of the best in the cou More...

Columns

A Valentine’s letter to all the moms

Single Files

February is a month of love— for friends, family, partners and spouses. More...

Neighbors

Friends find love 40 years later

VALENTINE’S DAY Pair met as kids at Crestview Elementary in 1969

What are the chances of a third-grade crush turning into a marriage? More...

Officer takes the ride of her life

The moment Jessica Neumann opened the door of a police cruiser to go on a civilian ride-along seven years ago, the course of her life changed.  At the age of 21 in 2009, she was completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at UC Santa Ba More...

Man surrenders peacefully after four-hour standoff

A standoff that caused two Simi Valley car dealerships to be placed on lockdown this morning has ended with a peaceful surrender, police said. More...

Standoff causes lockdowns at local auto dealerships

Police say man is suicidal

Two Simi Valley car dealerships have been on lockdown since this morning, after a man suspected of being armed barricaded himself in a truck, police said. More...

Activists furious over missed deadline

Toxic cleanup will begin this year or next, DTSC says

A recent announcement that the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab will miss a 2017 completion deadline has activists fuming. More...

Community

Phase 2 of Arroyo Simi trail complete

Almost 2 miles of paving done

The Arroyo Simi trail just got longer.  More...

Council approves lease for shooting range

The City Council this week unanimously approved a 10-year lease with Waste Management for the site of Simi Valley Police Department’s soon-to-open shooting range and training center.  The 2-acre parcel owned by WM is located in an unincorp More...

Fire unit designed to arrive in a hurry

Capt. Kenny Kappen and firefighter-paramedic Bill Thomas started their day recently near the center of Thousand Oaks, but by midmorning the two-man crew of Fast Response 1 was answering emergency calls in Camarillo. More...

Schools

Contest recognizes creativity

Six Simi Valley students awarded

The spotlight is shining again this year on student creativity, especially at the local level.  PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program that encourages outside-of-the-box thinking in many forms. More...

Santa Su to host Caltech professor

High school celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend

S. George Djorgovski, Ph.D., a Caltech professor of astronomy, will head the list of speakers scheduled for Santa Susana High School’s 20th anniversary celebration Sat., Feb. 11.   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HAVIN’ A BALL—Louie is a pit bull who is very friendly and loves to play with his toys. If you would like to adopt Louie, ask for ID No. A535802 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Artist’s faith inspires creativity

The morning Mike Amato turned 49, he woke up in Los Robles Hospital lucky to be alive. The Newbury Park resident had suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack. More...

Symposium to explore Reformation impact

The 18th annual Nordic Spirit Symposium, “All Power Is of God: Reform in Sweden and Finland,” will be held Feb. More...

On The Town

Classic Shakespeare comedy debuts at Camarillo Skyway

One of William Shakespeare’s best-regarded comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing,” made its debut earlier this month at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse in a production directed by local actress/producer Vivien Latham. More...

Iconic folk legends to hit T.O. stage

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey bring their songs and stories to the Kavli Theater at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. More...

Interview was unenlightening

Steve Martin’s latest play hits Broadway this fall

Steve Martin has so many credits on his resume, he’s a one-man entertainment industry. Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, art curator, playwright, musician and author, Martin is a modern-day Renaissance man. More...

Editorials

Affordable-housing crisis hits seniors hard

EDITORIAL

For a senior citizen on a fixed income, finding adequate and affordable housing can be a harrowing task. According to a 2012 AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of U.S. Census data, the average annual income of Americans 65 and older is $31,700. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

The Simi Valley Corvette Club donated funds to the Simi Valley Nonprofit Spay and Neuter Clinic, not Valley Veterinary Clinic as incorrectly stated in last week’s edition.   More...