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Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

By David Stewart This Labor Day weekend traffic was backed up from the Somis traffic light all the way to Moorpark along Highway 118 (Los Angeles Ave.).  Caltrans had plans to improve service by enlarging the intersection of Somis Road (State Highway 34) and Los Angeles Ave. State (Highway 118) back in 2000 (the issue […]

Simi Valley to explore an alternative source for water

Simi Valley to explore an alternative source for water

By Debra Tash At their August 26th meeting the Simi Valley City Council heard a presentation on the Bell Ranch Desalter Project.  At present Simi Valley’s Waterworks District 8 uses 23,000 acre feet (a foot deep of water covering an acre of ground) per year.  It buys the majority of its supply through Calleguas Municipal […]

Simi Valley comes through to save the Samaritan Center

Simi Valley comes through to save the Samaritan Center

At their July 21st meeting the Simi Valley Council voted for an aggressive program to alleviate the City’s homeless problem, Citizens Journal story HERE  One of the key elements to the program’s success was the Samaritan Center, which was established in 1994.  The Center would provide the homeless displaced from their illegal encampments with temporary […]

Simi Valley City Council considers fate of Nottingham Festival

Simi Valley City Council considers fate of Nottingham Festival

By Debra Tash   At their August 11th meeting the Simi Valley City Council considered a request by the organizers of the Nottingham Festival to move the gathering to the City’s Civic Center and allow it to run for two weekends in November 2015.  This year the festival, which is a recreation of a Renaissance […]

Simi Valley Council addresses homeless problem in city

Simi Valley Council addresses homeless problem in city

By Debra Tash At their 7/21/2014 meeting the Simi Valley Council addressed the problem of homeless encampments around the city.  There are twelve at present and they are on private property.  The present process to evict trespassers and cleanup the vacant land has been cumbersome and lengthy and falling on the backs of the property […]

Moorpark school board members embrace the Common Core

Moorpark school board members embrace the Common Core

By Debra Tash July 17th Moorpark School Board Member, Bruce Thomas, addressed the July monthly meeting of the Moorpark Democratic Club on the school district’s implementation of Common Core.  He said it’s a mistaken notion that Common Core is a Federal program and that people identify it with the Obama administration’s program Race to the […]

Rotary member to gift club with $50,000 this Tuesday in honor of his brother’s memory

Rotary member to gift club with $50,000 this Tuesday in honor of his brother’s memory

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 The Simi Valley “Noontime” Rotary Club will receive a generous donation from one of its members of 12 years, Dan Rosen and his family.  They will be giving a charitable donation of $50,000.00,  unanticipated to the club, by Dan Rosen, local community leader and will be presented to the current […]

Central American Newspapers Encouraging Minors to Enter US Illegally–Mentions a Naval Base in California

Central American Newspapers Encouraging Minors to Enter US Illegally–Mentions a Naval Base in California

Thousands of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S.-Mexico border are overwhelming federal resources and facilities. Word-of-mouth and news reports that U.S. Border Patrol agents are giving perceived amnesty to children migrants has apparently spread in Central America and may be prompting more hopefuls to make the dangerous journey north.  La Prensa, a popular newspaper in Honduras with a circulation […]

Simi Valley Police participate and score in competition

Simi Valley Police participate and score in competition

Simi Valley Council creates committee to study having opening prayers at their meetings

Simi Valley Council creates committee to study having opening prayers at their meetings

By Debra Tash At their June 9th meeting the Simi Valley City Council  passed a resolution creating  a Tourism Marketing District.  Overnight stays in the city’s hotels will be assessed 2% of the total bill to fund the District as it markets the area as a tourist destination.  The acting city attorney, Sonia Hehir, informed […]