June 16, 2017 RSS feed / Letters

Retiring teacher says thank you

As I sit in my classroom for my last day before I retire as a teacher at Simi Valley High School, it’s hard not to reflect on my 11 years of teaching. More...

New area code unnecessary

Last week the California Public Utilities Commission approved a new 820 area code to be “overlaid” on top of our existing 805 area code—using the same tactic that was implemented on our neighboring 818 area, which received the 747 a More...

Why side with the polluters?

The guest opinion by Jay Strear regarding the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, which immediately abuts the contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab, contained a number of serious misrepresentations that need correcting. More...

Might history be repeating itself?

This month marks the 78th anniversary of when the ocean liner MS St. Louis, carrying almost 1,000 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, wasn’t allowed to come to America. Those Jews had given up all their possessions in order to come to the U.S. More...

Festival’s first goal is charity

In response to the letter concerning the super seats at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival this year, I would like to share first the goal of the festival: charity. The proceeds raised are to touch as many lives as possible. More...

PTA/PTSAs give schools a voice

I would like to thank the 24 PTA and PTSAs that we have here in Simi Valley at our 18 elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. More...

Piece gives false sense of security

The guest opinion Jay Strear of American Jewish University wrote is not only attacking individuals, it is also giving people who attend the Brandeis-Bardin campus a false sense of security that could have potential harm. More...