The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office responded with a message stating the following: “In short, we will not be actively enforcing the curfew order. It's Election Day. A Simi Valley-based business has developed a unique way to bring greeting card sentiments alive on local front lawns. On hand to present the post with a special commendation Nov. 21 was John Lowe, the VFW’s state commander. A former Simi Valley High coach accused of sex acts with a 14-year-old was charged Friday with 54 more crimes involving 27 additional alleged victims. “Please get vaccinated when the vaccine becomes available to you, and please take personal responsibility—it’s the best thing you can do. Today, the post serves over 200 veterans, including an increasing number who served in the War on Terror. “Paul was one of the plank owners, as they say, of this post,” Spann said. By TO Acorn Staff | on October 29, 2020 . Alex Singleton led the Philadelphia Eagles in … For a tax write-off, the tax ID Number is 77-0476283. State and local governments need help managing COVID-related expenses and revenue shortfalls based on a fixed share of actual costs and revenue shortfalls within an overall funding cap. Energy department also announces groundwater remediation plans; cleanup activists concerned. One of the most-watched projects in Agoura Hills has been slowed by the pandemic, but plans to build the 7-acre project are proceeding. A woman reported missing in Simi Valley has been found safe, officials said Friday morning. . A stolen catalytic converter apparently removed from a stolen pickup truck prompted two felony arrests, Simi Valley authorities said. “I’m hoping to be able to help them and develop a plan to keep our community strong and keep our stores at the town center.”. We are requesting that Congress pay specific attention to the following. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers The wheels of government move slowly, and so do plans for new commercial real estate development in cities and towns across Southern California due to the pandemic. She said she’s making a concerted effort to meet with and get feedback from the mall’s tenants. On Monday, Garcia, a Republican, was holding on to the lead by a hair with 169,638 votes to Democratic challenger Smith’s 169,305 votes, a literal 50-50 divide across CA-25, according to the California Secretary of State. Now about half of its storefronts sit empty. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 2.0 bath property. “The post canteen was very popular,” Spann said “as were the famous Post 10049 monthly dinners which drew large crowds of hungry veterans and their families, and those dinners still continue today.”. Gavin Newsom issued a new statewide curfew intended to break up gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following day, starting Nov. 21. Here's what we know about how many people voted in Ventura County and how many ballots are still left to count. . Photos by MICHAEL COONS/ Acorn Newspapers. Michelle Waldon MELISSA SIMON/Acorn Newspapers. He also created a Merchants’Association and spearheaded the mall’s multimillion dollar redevelopment, which included the addition of Studio Movie Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings in 2015. Paul Molé, who was recovering in Simi from critical injuries suffered in Vietnam (he took shrapnel to the abdomen) and never left, eventually founding Paul’s Italian Villa, which served residents on Cochran Street for over 40 years. Simi man admits to molesting girls, wanting them dead. “Less than 1% of California’s population lives in a long-term care facility for the elderly, yet (they are responsible) for 38% of the deaths,” he said, adding that people 85 and older are 13 times more likely to be hospitalized if they get COVID compared to the rest of the population, and 630 times more likely to die. By 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, SCE said, power had been turned off to 2,958 residents in Ventura County. Congress needs to step in now and pass legislation to help our business community. The company must work faster to ensure its equipment can withstand climate conditions in the local service area. That can take anywhere from “a few hours to 24 hours,” Song said. KICK IT—The Acorn’s top special teams players include, from left, Moorpark’s Cameron “CJ” Guy, Sierra Canyon’s Josh Leff, Chaminade’s Jack Stonehouse, Oaks Christian’s Brenden Segovia, Royal’s Jake Hemenway and Simi Valley’s Jarrett North. Lowe was fresh off a visit to Sacramento to lobby the governor to allow the state’s veterans’ posts to reopen. Thomas Herdering, outreach director for radio station 99.1 The Ranch, suggested SCE should text everyone on its PSPS list at least 30 minutes before power is cut. Checks payable to the Kid Gloves Boxing Foundation can be mailed to the Kid Gloves Boxing Foundation, 4212 E. Los Angeles Ave., Ste. We know this is a Catch-22 for SCE, but de-energizing circuits whenever conditions are dry and windy can’t be the long-term solution. I will continue to be a voice for the unheard and unseen. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A group of Conejo Valley residents is burning over the issue of open space and fire mitigation practices. The 2,774 sq. Authorize a second round of loans for small businesses experiencing revenue reductions of 35% or higher. Retweet on Twitter Simi Valley Acorn … “With so many issues laid bare . Of that amount, $210 million is earmarked for claims related to 2018’s Woolsey fire, which caused some $5 billion in damage. ft. single-family home is a 2 bed, 2.0 bath property. California is set to release 330,000 doses by mid-December and another 1.6 million by the end of the month, according to the state. Simi Valley police switch to encrypted radio. . To make a payment with a credit card, call (805) 206-9403. Mashburn, a retired VCFD fire investigator, used to inspect power lines with SCE workers. Fifty years later, Post 10049, operating from its home on E. Los Angeles Avenue, is one of the driving forces behind the city’s reputation for patriotism and proud history of military service—since 9/11, five native sons have lost their lives while fighting abroad, and countless more men and women from Simi have served. Lucie Lapointe Volotzky and Suzette Martinez Valladares are running in the Republican versus Republican race for the 38th State Assembly district. In an interview with the Acorn on Thursday, Dr. John Dingilian, chief medical officer of Adventist Health Simi Valley, said area hospitals have been preparing for a possible surge for months. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was clear that the length and severity of its impact would largely be unknown. Shutting power down voluntarily goes against the grain of everything Edison stands for, spokesperson David Song said, but SCE believes it’s a necessary tactic for preventing the start of destructive wildfires. A Simi Valley man accused of distributing child pornography over the platform Discord was arrested by police this week. “We’re not playing with a normal influenza here,” he said. . “We didn’t shut down any power—we fixed the problems,” he told the Acorn on Monday. “I’m talking about comradeship. Beyond organizing annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day tributes and operating the military museum (which opened in 2011), the local VFW works with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, presents an annual youth essay contest and hosts a police/fire/ EMT recognition dinner. With fewer than 350 votes separating them, Christy Smith has conceded the race for the 25th Congressional District to incumbent Mike Garcia. I pay my electric bill and plenty of property taxes. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn NewspapersSimi Valley resident Ryan Spires was 18 years old when she decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 2012. They began Wednesday evening and by about 11 a.m. Dec. 3, more than 16,000 SCE customers in Ventura County were without power, including the Hall family, whose electricity went out at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 and had not returned by mid-day Thursday. Sat., Dec. 12 in the parking lot of Conejo Creek South, 1300 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The 1,194 sq. “We have smart doorbells . On Nov. 19, Gov. Expand eligible borrowers to include all nonprofits, including 501(c)(6) organizations with no more than 300 employees, as long as PPP funds are not used for lobbying. In April 2019, developers wanted to tear down the vacant Macy’s building and other empty storefronts on the mall’s eastern end to make way for a five-story apartment complex with about 330 units, a parking structure and a park. The city hopes to start the program in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church by December and it is scheduled to run through March. He said it is the responsibility of everyone to try and bring that number up. “I’m talking about the men and women who served together, fought together and then came home to establish this post together,” he said. we must never hesitate to see that they receive the benefits they so richly earned and deserve.”, By Collin Raye from the album ONE BOY, ONE GIRL / I LOVE BEING WRONG (45/7'), If you need help accessing our website due to a disability, please contact us, Home  |  Advertising Information  |  Contact  |  Privacy Policy, © 2020 KWSV, Strategic Communications Group, Congress must act quickly to help business community, SCE must find a way to pull plug on power shutoffs, County formulating plan for vaccine distribution. This letter was written by the Save Small Business Coalition, which includes the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce and a number of other local business organizations. At its height, the mall was home to 120 stores, including department store anchors Robinsons May and Macy’s. Smith said the 333-vote deficit wasn’t the result she hoped for but she’s proud of the strong grassroots campaign she and her team ran. Here's why. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blazes, but with Christmas and Hanukkah decorating underway, department officials warn that risks increase. Though much has changed since the post’s founding, Lowe said some things haven’t. Local athletes keep making headlines from around the globe. SCE’s equipment has been blamed for sparking wildfires throughout Southern California. This statement is confusing, as the curfew was issued as a public safety concern, so prioritizing enforcement of it is a direct response to a public safety concern. Incumbent State Senator Henry Stern, D-Calabasas, faces Republican challenger Houman Salem in this year's election for the 27th State Senate district. FUEL—Tall dead brush covers a hillside Nov. 17 at the Hillcrest Open Space Preserve along E. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. “We exhausted every possible option and did everything within our power to ensure that every voice in this election was heard. This would protect business owners who follow applicable federal, state or local government guidelines from COVID-19 related exposure liability. “We want to show our community that we still care and we want to give them a little holiday spirit,” she said. According to warnings from the state, the city would have risked losing control over planning and building permits if it didn't approve the project. City Manager Brian Gabler said officials learned Waldon was hired as the new manager last week. Since 2004, the Simi Valley Acorn has been the community's leader in … 3833 Acorn Ct , Simi Valley, CA 93063-2818 is currently not for sale. Car crashes into house, closes Simi intersection. Garcia held a more commanding lead in the Ventura County portion of the district with 36,572 votes to Smith’s 30,864 votes, according to the final official results posted Nov. 30 by the county elections division. The city of Simi Valley has created a memorial garden for the four Simi victims of the Borderline and Vegas mass shootings. “I’ve studied this issue in detail, believe me,” he said. You can’t totally prevent being exposed to this, but you can really diminish your chances.”, FRAGILE—Edison cuts off power to prevent fires in high-risk areas. “It pretty much ruined our Thanksgiving dinner,” Yarbrough told the Acorn. “We’re hanging in there, but I think with some of the concepts and ideas I have, we’ll be able to make this a place people will want to visit,” she said. The Simi Valley Police Department detailed its recruitment, hiring and training processes in the first of several public virtual forums this week. He replaces Geovanny Ragsdale, who stepped down in … PREVENTION—A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is expected to arrive in the county before the end of the year, according to Dr. Robert Levin, public health officer for Ventura County. “For 50 years you’ve made a difference in this community, with the lives of the members and their families here,” he said. Ventura County Fire Department responded to a report of a brushfire on the side of the westbound 118 at Madera on Monday morning. This year, programs are changing. It faced foreclosure in early 2019 and, except for the Macy’s buildings that flank the mall, is now owned by Bayside SVTC, a limited liability firm. . “We take a chance every time we eat at McDonald’s or Chickfil-A. A woman being chased by police in Simi Valley reportedly charged at them with scissors after cutting her own neck, authorities said. When the electricity goes out, it puts senior citizens who depend on climate control or medical devices at risk. A vehicle crashed into a house in Simi Valley Sunday afternoon, shutting an intersection. During the shutoffs, there is help available for people who need information or a place to charge their devices. Social distancing and masks are required at both locations. Republican Mike Garcia leads Democrat Christy Smith by 405 votes in the race to determine if the 25th Congressional District stays red or flips blue. “I will take this vaccine and will encourage my children and grandchildren to do so as well,” he said. “We may never eliminate the need for PSPS, but our goal is to significantly reduce the frequency, the size and the scope of PSPS,” Song said. It would have marked the third phase of redevelopment at the mall, but the plans never made it to the City Council. A malfunctioning SCE power line reportedly caused the 2019 Easy fire, which burned about 1,800 acres and damaged two county structures, according to a Ventura County Fire Department investigation. Ditto residents in the Knolls and Box Canyon. The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely put a strain on many of the merchants. Hall said he hopes SCE focuses on improving the electrical grid in areas vulnerable to outages. Despite its problems, the town center has become home to many local events, like Simi Valley Days, car shows and health fairs. Two Los Angeles men who allegedly stole nearly $10,000 worth of merchandise from a Thousand Oaks store were arrested after a pursuit Wednesday night. Power shutoffs are just another tool to mitigate wildfires. “ It is going to limit the amount of virus in you, but will that limited virus be able to be passed on to someone else and give them COVID? This number will only increase as businesses operate at significantly reduced capacities in an environment where they could be forced to close again and again. CHRISTINA COX/Acorn Newspapers Food Share Ventura County got a sweet treat last week when about a dozen Simi Valley children harvested sweet potatoes in their neighborhoods. “ Post members who had construction skills converted the real estate office building into a VFW post with a canteen, assembly room and commercial kitchen,” Spann said. City says officers won't be "mask police," but can be called if customers refuse to wear required COVID-19 face coverings and cause disturbances. A Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) by SoCal Edison is possible for Ventura County over Thanksgiving weekend due to Santa Ana winds and fire risk. About a quarter of SCE’s service area is in high-fire risk area, Song said. Bottom right, the museum has hundreds of military posters and historical artifacts. Mashburn stays ahead in mayor's race, Loos concedes City Council District 1 race to Cavanaugh, Litster still ahead in City Council District 3 race. While we understand that the sheriff’s office is not allocating additional staff to address curfew enforcement, gatherings that need to be broken up will not be very frequent, so it should have no net increase to the workload of the deputies.