March 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cemetery still facing three $5M lawsuits

Families allege mishandling of human remains

Despite having settled one multi-million-dollar lawsuit relating to misburied bodies, the El Rancho Simi Pioneer Cemetery is still facing three other similar cases. More...

Health & Wellness

EXPO puts health first

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Aging adults should monitor bone health

Health concerns for aging adults tend to focus on heart disease and cancer, extremely important issues to monitor. But, particularly for women, it is critical to keep bone health in mind too. More...

Knowing is oftentimes better

Other Side of 50

A few weeks ago my husband and I were invited to a small dinner party. My friend wanted us to visit with his 90-year-old father, who was in town for a brief stay.  More...

Schools

History’s notable women

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS—A group of sixth-grade drama students from Hollow Hills Fundamental School portrayed women in history March 17 during two assemblies commemorating Women’s History Month at the campus. More...

Mountain View’s new makerspace unleashes creativity

Dozens of projects crafted by small hands crammed a row of tables and spilled onto a wall inside a room at Mountain View Elementary School. More...

Golf tourney will benefit injured Royal High coach

May 1 event includes dinner

A golf tournament and dinner to benefit Royal High School teacher Kevin Corley and his family will take place Mon., May 1 at Wood Ranch Country Club. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m., with golf starting at noon. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

COOL AND COLLECTED—  Missy is a spayed domestic cat about 14 years old.  She is calm and good with people. If you would like to adopt Missy, ask for ID No. A656157 at the  Ventura County Animal  More...

Police

POLICE BLOTTER

March 12  On the 118 Freeway at Tapo Canyon Road, a 33-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence.  March 13  Two men, ages 22 and 28, were cited in the 2700 block of Rock Street for possessing drug paraphernalia.   More...

Family

Bus program goes beyond bars

Despair and loneliness are common feelings for parents serving time in prison, but those emotions intensify when Mother’s Day and Father’s Day roll around, said Michelle Garcia.  She should know.  More...

‘Peter Rabbit Tales’ hops into T.O.’s KavliTheatre

Show celebrates 150th anniversary of author’s birth

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, Enchantment Theatre Company will bring the adventures of the author’s beloved storybook hero, Peter Rabbit, to life with a production of “Peter Rabbit Tales” at 2 p More...

Calendar

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FRI., MARCH 31  Spring Used Book Sale   More...

Letters

Parents deserve to choose schools

On March 24, the Simi Valley Acorn reported that “school board members unanimously approved the document opposing the state’s District of Choice program.”  The SVUSD board should be unanimously ashamed of themselves.  More...

Eventually, ACA will be replaced

Regarding the letter from a few weeks ago stating that President Trump is “half the man” of any of our previous presidents: This is such a ridiculous statement and one that could only come from sore losers.  More...

Top earners pay more in taxes

This is in response to Ken Isenberg’s letter that gave the statistics that the bottom 50 percent of America’s earners only made 12.5 percent of the national income in 2014. More...

Neighbors

In memory of a ‘true pioneer’

Grandsen was Simi’s second mayor

Theodore “Ted” Grandsen devoted much of his life to serving the residents of Simi Valley. Besides being the city’s second mayor in the 1970s, he served in multiple local government positions over the course of about four decades. More...

City sees slight jump in crime

Statistics show a small increase in property-related incidents

Simi Valley’s overall per capita crime rate increased slightly in 2016, breaking a four-year downward trend that included historic lows in 2014 and 2015, according to preliminary crime statistics compiled by the police department. More...

Proposed ordinance aims to prevent ‘red-light districts’

To prevent massage businesses from further clustering in particular areas, city officials want to enact a local law that would require the establishments to set up shop at least 500 feet away from each other. More...

Community

Sales of e-cigarettes soar, survey finds

Retail survey shows health trends in county

Stores in Ventura County sold fewer tobacco products overall and offered more fruits and vegetables last year than they had three years before. But sales of e-cigarettes have soared, a health survey released this month showed. More...

Driver facing manslaughter charge

Monroe accused of causing crash while intoxicated

A Simi Valley woman accused of causing the collision that claimed the life of her wife, an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, could face time in prison if she is convicted as charged, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. More...

County court seeks applicants for civil grand jury

Deadline is April 7

The Ventura County Superior Court of California is taking applications for the 2017-18 civil grand jury. The application deadline is Fri., April 7. Applicants must be U.S. More...

Business

Italian ‘fast-casual’ heads into Simi

Presto Pasta hopes to open by end of the year

When brothers Ken and Jeff Schuberg got into the restaurant industry as teenagers, they never imagined they’d be future owners of a rapidly growing Italian food chain. More...

HomeStreet Bank opens loan center

HomeStreet Bank has opened a new Home Loan Center at 21700 Oxnard St., Ste. 2000, Woodland Hills. More...

Sports

Sticks & stones: Locals bum-rush the show

BOYS’ LACROSSE /// Midseason report

Six of the top 10 high school boys’ lacrosse teams in Los Angeles and Ventura counties hail from Acorn country. Oak Park is the area’s top-ranked team, coming in at No. 4 in the MaxLax L.A. coaches’ poll. More...

Spooner has heart of a champion

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Oak Park Eagles Oak Park girls’ soccer star had heart surgery one year ago; now she’s bound for college on a scholarship

For years, Ally Spooner played soccer with an irregular heartbeat. She didn’t know that her condition could have taken her life. More...

Highlanders’ classy gesture

PLAY FOR JESSE—Every player on the Royal High baseball team donned the No. More...

Faith

Way of the Cross can lead to inner peace

Roots of Faith

People with ashes on their foreheads, special midweek soup-and-salad study groups, eating fish on Fridays, rehearsals for the Easter cantata—yes, Lent is here.  More...

Synagogue to host Passover events

Community Seder features catered dinner

Rabbi Michele Paskow will lead a community Seder at 6:30 p.m. Tues., April 11 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. More...

Girls’ Night Out features dinner, show

Proceeds to benefit nonprofit Forever Found

Cornerstone Community Church will host a Girls’ Night Out at 6 p.m. More...

On The Town

Scandinavian Festival is back

Nordic food, music on tap in T.O.

After a one-year hiatus, one of the largest Nordic festivals in the western United States will return Sat. and Sun., April 1 and 2 to the campus of Cal Lutheran University, corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Arlo Guthrie hits the road again

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie will perform at 7 p.m. Sun., April 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Love story sparks decades-long conflict

The Movie Nut 'United Kingdom’ is an inspiring, engaging film

This is an engaging and inspiring film without violence, special effects, sex, nudity or four-letter words. Who knew they still made movies like that? More...

Editorials

‘Freedom of information isn’t just a press issue’

EDITORIAL

The Simi Valley Acorn was a bit remiss in failing to acknowledge Sunshine Week earlier this month. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

Deborah Greene- Dellvon is not the founder of Tierra Del Sol Foundation in Sunland, Calif., as incorrectly stated in last week’s article “Nonprofit rescue gives ‘unadoptable’ horses a healing hand.” Furthermore, Baby, th More...