The Borderline tragedy brought attention to the need to expand crisis care for the mentally ill. Two years later, here's what's been accomplished. There will be a story in this week's issue about Stratton, who dedicated decades to serving on the City Council, the Simi Valley Unified School District board, the El Rancho Simi Cemetery … 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. Alex Singleton led the Philadelphia Eagles in … The city of Simi Valley has created a memorial garden for the four Simi victims of the Borderline and Vegas mass shootings. Checks payable to the Kid Gloves Boxing Foundation can be mailed to the Kid Gloves Boxing Foundation, 4212 E. Los Angeles Ave., Ste. “We’re not playing with a normal influenza here,” he said. Venmo payments can be made through Since the start of the health crisis, more than 65 million unemployment claims have been filed. 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. After a decade leasing space from Green Acres, the VFW moved in 1982 to its current home at 4242 E. Los Angeles Ave., a pre-WWII structure that formerly housed a realty company. By 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, SCE said, power had been turned off to 2,958 residents in Ventura County. The shutoffs that affected portions of Simi Valley and Moorpark on Nov. 26 and 27 impacted some neighborhoods for a longer period than others. Here's what we know about how many people voted in Ventura County and how many ballots are still left to count. Ventura County still has uncounted ballots. With fewer than 350 votes separating them, Christy Smith has conceded the race for the 25th Congressional District to incumbent Mike Garcia. Ventura County’s public health officer said Wednesday that he expects the first few doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to arrive locally in two to three weeks. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn NewspapersSimi Valley resident Ryan Spires was 18 years old when she decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 2012. Car crashes into house, closes Simi intersection. “I have not met the new general manager yet but I understand she is a Simi Valley resident and has experience in property management of retail centers,” Gabler said. The culprit wasn’t a blown fuse or a downed power line, but one of Southern California Edison’s public safety power shutoffs (PSPS). “We want to show our community that we still care and we want to give them a little holiday spirit,” she said. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 2.0 bath property. 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. I will continue to be a voice for the unheard and unseen. 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. As we enter the ninth month, it is clear more needs to be done to address how the pandemic has affected the American economy and workforce. We rely on the company to keep our traffic signals running and our street lights shining. It is dangerous for the elderly who need power for oxygen generators and may not be able to have heat for their homes. Power shutoffs are just another tool to mitigate wildfires. “We didn’t shut down any power—we fixed the problems,” he told the Acorn on Monday. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. “Much more consideration has to be given to the citizens that are negatively impacted by this,” Mashburn said. 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. We are requesting that Congress pay specific attention to the following. Local athletes keep making headlines from around the globe. “We take a chance every time we eat at McDonald’s or Chickfil-A. Simi man admits to molesting girls, wanting them dead. Photos by MICHAEL COONS/ Acorn Newspapers. Welcome to the Simi Valley Acorn Facebook page! It didn't seem like the 25th Congressional District race could get any tighter but the election results released on Tuesday proved that it can. “Please get vaccinated when the vaccine becomes available to you, and please take personal responsibility—it’s the best thing you can do. The holiday weekend has been marked by unprecedented warnings against travel and large group gatherings. 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. “When we started to see things (worsen), we knew what we needed,” Dingilian said. As a resident, Waldon has watched the mall’s ebb and flow. 4754, Simi Valley, CA 93063. The definition of forgivable expenses must be broadened to include costs associated with protecting employees and customers and expand the period during which expenses qualify for loan forgiveness. . Moreover, solar doesn’t work during a blackout unless a homeowner has a battery storage system that will allow panels to run independently from the grid. Simi Valley is no stranger to power outages. The 1980s was a time of growth for the local post as it welcomed many new members who had fought in Vietnam. Because of the outages, the San Fernando Valley transmitter and an international transmitter for Voice of Hope serving Mexico and Cuba were both affected, Herdering said. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blazes, but with Christmas and Hanukkah decorating underway, department officials warn that risks increase. SCE initiated more safety shutoffs this week. | 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. Ventura County Fire Department responded to a report of a brushfire on the side of the westbound 118 at Madera on Monday morning. To reduce the chance of its equipment sparking a blaze, SCE cuts power to targeted, high-risk areas. . Public safety power shutoffs are triggered when high winds and dry conditions create a significant wildfire threat. Congress needs to step in now and pass legislation to help our business community. 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. SCE’s equipment has been blamed for sparking wildfires throughout Southern California. “It’s been a tough election, but the fight has been worth it. The 2,774 sq. A Simi Valley-based business has developed a unique way to bring greeting card sentiments alive on local front lawns. The physician said surveys indicate that anywhere from 40% to 90% of the U.S. population is willing to be vaccinated. Pfizer’s option has seen similar results, according to the public health officer. One thing that remains unclear about the vaccines, Levin said, is how effective they are against preventing a person from transmitting the virus. Simi Valley Acorn : Obituaries in Simi Valley, California (CA) - Find online obituaries in Simi Valley Acorn. “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. A pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in Simi Valley. That can take anywhere from “a few hours to 24 hours,” Song said. 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. Ventura County’s new homes see uptick in interest. “It pretty much ruined our Thanksgiving dinner,” Yarbrough told the Acorn. As the county’s top health officer, Levin said he’s taken the responsibility of studying the safety of the two vaccines that will soon be available to the public, one from Pfizer and the other from Moderna, seriously. “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.”. In a Nov. 30 statement, Garcia said he is honored to represent the 25th Congressional District during a pivotal time in the country’s history. and cars that are more intelligent than our electrical grid,” he said. A vehicle crashed into a house in Simi Valley Sunday afternoon, shutting an intersection. After a decade under the leadership of Jeffrey DiJulius, the Simi Valley Town Center has a new general manager in Michelle Waldon. 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. One of those ideas is Christmas in Your Car, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Bottom right, the museum has hundreds of military posters and historical artifacts. America’s businesses need financial assistance and flexibility to retain and rehire staff, pay rent, meet certain debt obligations, and pay state and local taxes. “Engrained in the Simi Valley community, Michelle is an experienced professional with an extensive background in property, asset, and facility management. 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. Incumbent State Senator Henry Stern, D-Calabasas, faces Republican challenger Houman Salem in this year's election for the 27th State Senate district. “ 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? Social distancing and masks are required at both locations. 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. 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. The post also sponsors a resource officer to connect vets with services. Here are updated election results for the 25th Congressional District. Issuing this statement creates a public safety concern of its own. 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. Simi Valley police switch to encrypted radio. “With so many issues laid bare . At its height, the mall was home to 120 stores, including department store anchors Robinsons May and Macy’s. “We don’t want to be the source of that,” he said. Most people got their electricity back by Friday afternoon, said SCE spokesperson David Song, and sometime between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday power was restored to all customers. . Now about half of its storefronts sit empty. Once again, the red-headed stepchild of Simi goes dark. When the electricity goes out, it puts senior citizens who depend on climate control or medical devices at risk.