March 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver in fatal crash sentenced to jail time

2016 crash killed 20-year-old man

A Simi Valley woman accused of causing an accident that claimed a young man’s life last year has been sentenced to one year in jail plus three years’ probation. More...

Health & Wellness

Disabled clients get the full salon experience

One-of-a-kind basin accommodates those in wheelchairs

For most people, getting a shampoo and a haircut is a simple, relaxing routine that’s easy to take for granted. More...

Agency connects seniors with care services

Initiative also helps disabled, caregivers

It used to be that when someone with a disability needed longterm care services, they had to visit their nearest social services office for referrals to local agencies and programs. More...

Business

Amgen dodges drug pricing inquiry

Commission sides with biotech giant

A shareholder group has been turned away in its attempt to force Amgen to reveal how it sets the prices of its top-selling prescription drugs. More...

Committee tasked with reviewing grants

Deadline to submit application is March 22

The City of Simi Valley is currently accepting applications for one community at-large position to serve on the Community Projects Grant Review Committee. More...

Sports

Around the horn

SOFTBALL /// Royal Highlanders Royal softball squad wants to return to playoffs

Things are looking up for the Highlanders.  Royal High boasts a proud softball program, but the team failed to reach the postseason the last two years. More...

Perfect form

SOFTBALL /// Simi Valley Pioneers Simi softball team off to sizzling start on the diamond

Allison O’Toole is batting a thousand this season for Simi Valley High’s softball team.  Sure, the junior’s only had two at-bats, but she came up with two of the biggest hits of this young season in the Pioneers’ 8-7 win More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

Feb. 26  A man, 55, was arrested for driving under the influence at Park Street and E. Los Angeles Avenue.  In the 5800 block of E. Los Angeles Avenue, a 24-year-old man was cited for battery. More...

Family

Food donations equal discounted Round-Up tix

The Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will hold a Round-Up 3-2-1 Tasty Tuesday Ticket Blitz from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

What to do with a mysterious package

Family Man

My wife and I don’t use our home phone. We use our cellphones. More...

Letters

RSRPD listened to neighborhood

In response to the March 10 letter “Park contains two design flaws,” I would like to thank Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District for listening to the concerns of the neighborhood.  More...

Superintendents value safety

As superintendents who represent more than 63,000 public school students, we share a commitment to ensure that all students feel safe, respected and, nurtured in our schools.  As parents, we know there are many societal and peer pressures that r More...

Mom grateful to volunteers

I could fill an entire issue of the Acorn with names of volunteers who have made a positive impact on the lives of our son and daughter.  More...

Columns

Seniors may consider itemizing deductions

Other Side of 50

The cost of medical and dental care is typically the largest expense for older Americans. Fortunately, some of these bills may be tax-deductible. More...

Time to plan a rockin’ road trip

Flying Squirrel

If you’re a fan of live music, you’re probably used to seeing shows at local venues like the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza or The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, or maybe even the Microsoft Theater or Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. More...

Free clinic forges ahead

Nonprofit picks up where Under One Roof left off

Despite recent complications relating to the city’s long-planned Under One Roof project, the Free Clinic of Simi Valley is continuing efforts to bring together more than a dozen nonprofits in a multi-services center in the southern end of town. More...

Veteran Simi officer named chief

Livingstone’s entire 27-year career has been with SVPD

Having been with the Simi Valley Police Department for nearly three decades, the city’s new chief, David Livingstone, is already a well-known member of the community. More...

Community

Coast Guard plans for $31M hangar

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Kent Everingham of Air Station San Francisco said the Coast Guard is working toward building a $31-million airplane hangar at Naval Base Ventura County. The U.S. More...

Crosswalk sting yields 20 citations

Operation conducted near elementary school

The Simi Valley Police Department recently completed a driver and pedestrian compliance operation at Alscot and Los Angeles avenues.  The crosswalk is just down the street from White Oak Elementary School. More...

Officer, civilian injured in collision

Both drivers were extricated from their vehicles

A Simi Valley police officer and a civilian motorist are recovering from minor injuries sustained in a traffic collision Sunday.  Around 2:15 p.m. More...

Schools

Educators groom ‘citizen scholars’

Teachers honored by state Social Studies Council

You could say Royal High School teachers John Downey and Brian Dennert have a few things in common. “We both live in Simi Valley. More...

Students leave their mark in space

High school shop class creates equipment for NASA

Applied manufacturing instructor Justin Riege never dreamed his students would one day be designing and building hardware headed into outer space. More...

‘Under the Rainbow’ dance is all about inclusivity

The Newbury Park Gay- Straight Alliance, in conjunction with the GSAs and allies from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura, Oak Park, Camarillo and other area high schools, will sponsor the fourth annual “Under the Rainbow: A St. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

REGAL FELINE—Daisy is a spayed domestic cat. She is calm, friendly and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Daisy, ask for ID No. A660081 at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Faith

Chabad gives Purim festival an Italian spin

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Archdiocese educates undocumented families

Suggests immigrant parents prepare a ‘power of attorney’ to protect kids

A small army of local volunteers has signed up to educate undocumented families about their rights and how to prepare in the event they’re detained by immigration agents. More...

Meeting to discuss human trafficking

The United Methodist Women organization will host a talk about human trafficking at 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 21 at Simi Valley United Methodist Church, 394 Erringer Road.  A representative from ZOE International will be the speaker. More...

On The Town

Opera takes aim at class struggles, politics

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Gondoliers’

Political junkies will roil at the view of “Republicanism” as expressed in “The Gondoliers,” but that’s just part of the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan, who wrote the 1889 opera satirizing class struggles an More...

Choirs to perform ’60s-era rock classics

The Simi Valley-based Los Robles Master Chorale will present “Peace and Love,” a joint concert with the Agoura High School choirs, at 4 p.m. More...

Country legends unite for tour

Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett aren’t big on making plans—at least not when it comes to their joint Songs and Stories Tour, which stops at 7:30 p.m., Wed., March 22 at Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Editorials

Let’s address affordable housing crisis before state does

EDITORIAL

The Gov. Jerry Brown-led Legislature is sending a clear message to California cities: Address your lack of affordable housing, or we’ll address it for you. More...

Political Cartoon

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Neighbors

Foundation director dons his novelist hat

Reagan Library’s John Heubusch writes new thriller

Book covers decorate an entire wall of John Heubusch’s office on the second floor of the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. More...