September 1, 2017 RSS feed / Community

New editor ready to engage, connect with Simi Valley community

Longtime Acorn staff writer Sylvie Belmond has been named editor of the Simi Valley Acorn. Belmond, 55, replaces Darleen Principe, who stepped down Sept. 5 to pursue a master’s degree in mass communications. More...

Man gets 16 years for mosque stabbing

A Simi Valley man was sentenced this week to 16 years in prison for stabbing another man outside a local mosque in December.  On Tuesday, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Teresa Mullaney also ordered Marco De La Cruz, 27, to pay restitution More...

Cowboys & Cabernet benefits Kiwanis, local charities

The Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will present its third annual Cowboys and Cabernet fundraiser from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 10 at Strathearn Historical Park, 137 Strathearn Place (behind Target), Simi Valley.  More...

U.S. labor chief honors Reagan

U.S. labor chief Alexander Acosta traveled to Ventura County last week to announce former President Ronald Reagan’s induction into the Department of Labor’s Hall of Honor.  More...

BRIEFS

Reagan Library seeks volunteers The Reagan Library in Simi Valley is accepting docent applications for both weekday and weekend shifts. More...

Harmony Project has new director

Anne Case has been named director of the New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura County. The Harmony Project is a tuition-free after-school program that provides music instruction to children from low-income families. More...

Cops make giant meth haul

Police seized 17 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $600,000 during a traffic stop in Simi Valley last week, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said.  More...

Bus stop brawl ends in attempted murder charge

A fight between two homeless men at a Simi Valley bus stop over the weekend has resulted in one of them charged with attempted murder. The incident happened around 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 26 at the corner of Cochran Street and Galena Avenue, police said. More...

AT THE LIBRARY

The Simi Valley Public Library will present these free programs in September at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road.  For more information on programs, call (805) 526-1735 or go to simivalleylibrary.org.  The library will be closed Mon., Sept. More...

Drought has brought long-lasting changes to local farming

The drought has taken a toll on cities and individuals, especially those in farming. Farmers with the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association shared their perspective on the long-lasting drought.  More...

Fund for firefighters’ families receives $750,000 donation

The Ventura County Fire Department’s Widows, Orphans & Assistance Fund for college-bound children of department employees received a donation of $750,000 on Aug. 23. Board members from the Dr. More...

Inmate pet program gains 2 new recruits

Dogs named after fallen deputies

As the dog Chenko pranced around Maura Kelley’s knees, she said her husband—fallen Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko—would have been smitten by the animal named in his honor.  “(Chenko’s) the perfect dog. More...