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Simi Valley football stops Crean Lutheran to reach Division 6 semifinals

SIMI VALLEY – Simi Valley football defeated Crean Lutheran 27-7 Friday night to advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 6 semifinals. The win for Simi Valley marks the 300th win for Simi Valley head coach Jim Benkert. With the win, Benkert becomes the 14th head coach in California state history reach the milestone, according to CalHiSports.com.“I’m just so proud of the way the kids played,” Benkert said. “I think we really came out from the beginning and took the game to them and our defense played l...

SIMI VALLEY – Simi Valley football defeated Crean Lutheran 27-7 Friday night to advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 6 semifinals. The win for Simi Valley marks the 300th win for Simi Valley head coach Jim Benkert. With the win, Benkert becomes the 14th head coach in California state history reach the milestone, according to CalHiSports.com.

“I’m just so proud of the way the kids played,” Benkert said. “I think we really came out from the beginning and took the game to them and our defense played lights out all night.”

The Simi Valley defense was tough all night, holding Crean Lutheran to under 150 total yards and not allowing any offensive touchdowns. Simi Valley’s defense was also forced two fumbles and grabbed an interception in the game. The only Saints score of the night came on a punt return for a touchdown by Ben Byzewski at the end of the first half.

Safety Jayden Graham was all over the field for Simi Valley, forcing and recovering a fumble in the first half and also grabbing an interception in the second half.

“It feels great to step up, and not let them score on offense,” Graham said. “Our defense tends to build off each other and we love to make big hits.”

The Simi Valley defense focused on stopping the run with Crean Lutheran running back Justin Dominguez having 977 rushing yards and averaging 6.8 yards a carry heading into this game. The Pioneer defense did a nice job containing Dominguez, holding him to 25 rushing yards on nine carries.

Simi Valley jumped out to a 20-7 lead through two quarters with the defense and special teams being directly involved in each score. Both Pioneer offensive scores in the first half were set up in good field position by the Graham fumble recovery and then a fumble recovery from Seth Knight in the second quarter.

Simi Valley’s first score of the night came on the drive following the Graham fumble recovery when Jesse Sereno found Drayden Rittersdorf on a 10-yard touchdown pass. Simi Valley took a 14-point lead after Carlos Ferreiro blocked a Saints punt and Jayden Clarke picked it up and returned it 18 yards for the scoop and score.

Jack Reed hit a 23-yard field goal after Knight’s fumble recovery set Simi Valley up at the Saint 11-yard line to give Simi Valley a 17-7 lead heading into halftime.

Simi Valley’s defensive dominance continued in the second half with Graham starting the second half with an interception on Crean Lutheran’s first possession that set up Simi Valley near midfield. Jack Reed took advantage and hit a 40-yard field goal to extend the Simi Valley lead to 20-7.

The final Simi Valley score came on a blocked field goal by Ferreiro that he returned for a touchdown to make the score 27-7 in the third quarter.

“I’m just proud of our team, and it was a team game with everyone doing what they needed to do.” Ferreiro said.

Crean Lutheran struggled to get anything going in the passing game. In the third quarter, Crean Lutheran freshman quarterback Caden Jones was replaced by Jeremiah Finaly, but neither quarterback could get much of anything going with Simi Valley recording six sacks and bringing constant pressure.

“Hats off to Simi Valley. Coach Benkert and his staff did a great job,” Crean Lutheran coach Rich Curtis said. “Their defense was quicker than we thought and they did a great job of stopping the run game.”

Sereno finished the game 16 of 22 for 161 yards and one touchdown pass. Simi Valley’s Brice Hawkins ran the ball 23 times for 78 yards.

Simi Valley will be at home next week to take on Huntington Beach in the semifinals.

An ooey-gooey slice of pizza heaven

PIE MASTERS—From left, Slice House Thousand Oaks general manager Thor Dahl, president Mychael Margott and kitchen manager Hugo Diaz. ELA LINDSAY/Acorn NewspapersPizza fans in Simi Valley have a lot to look forward to.Tony Gemignani’s Slice House chain is preparing to open a Simi outpost at 2916 Tapo Canyon Road, Unit B, sometime in early 2024. But until then, if you want to sink your teeth into one of Gemignani’s pies, you’ll have to travel to Thousand Oaks to do it.It’s worth the trip. A vi...

PIE MASTERS—From left, Slice House Thousand Oaks general manager Thor Dahl, president Mychael Margott and kitchen manager Hugo Diaz. ELA LINDSAY/Acorn Newspapers

Pizza fans in Simi Valley have a lot to look forward to.

Tony Gemignani’s Slice House chain is preparing to open a Simi outpost at 2916 Tapo Canyon Road, Unit B, sometime in early 2024. But until then, if you want to sink your teeth into one of Gemignani’s pies, you’ll have to travel to Thousand Oaks to do it.

It’s worth the trip. A visit to the Slice House in T.O. is like stepping into a world where every pizza tells a story and each bite is a journey through sensational flavors.

Open since late August, T.O.’s Slice House is a piece of pizza heaven offering 25 styles of pizza on five different crusts—a total of 125 different combinations. And each one is made with ingredients that are the best of the best.

The chain—already a hit in Northern California—is the brainchild of Gemignani, a 13-time world pizza champion. His name might sound familiar to foodies and TV lovers because he’s appeared on shows like “Food Network Challenge” and been featured on CNN and the Travel Channel, to name a few.

SAVOR THE FLAVOR— A delicious offering of Detroit combo Americana pizza. Courtesy photo

“In the pizza world, everyone knows who he is,” says Mychael Margott, proud president of Slice House Thousand Oaks, a hands-on franchisee who was smitten by the concept after visiting Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco with his wife, Catherine.

Since then, the Thousand Oaks location has become a family venture along with son, Vinny, and other relatives and friends who saw the wisdom in investing in the endeavor when Gemignani decided to franchise his artisan-pizza-meets-fast-casual dining concept.

Residents near and far are flocking to the small eatery.

“The community has been so good to us,” says a humble Margott, who lives close by in Westlake Village so he, Catherine and Vinny, along with general manager Thor Dahl, can keep a close eye on the busy business.

So what’s all the fuss about anyway? The Slice House is simply a fast and convenient way for diners to experience Gemignani’s already world-famous pies, featuring New York-, Sicilian-, Grandma-, Detroit- and California-style pizzas that are truly exceptional.

Slice House uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Every pie is handmade under the brilliant and capable hand of kitchen manager Hugo Diaz.

This is a dining experience you really have to taste to believe.

The beautiful, crunchy crusts are oozing with buttery richness or tantalizing oil and you can actually “taste the char” (that’s how you know it’s cooked perfectly). The toppings add a wow and a pow at the same time, delivering an ooey-gooey cheesy, meaty goodness on top with a symphony of sauce and a kiss of culinary magic that will make your taste buds dance.

I recommend you personally take the taste challenge yourself. You might consider the square Detroit Motorhead pizza, featuring

Wisconsin brick cheese, mozzarella, a divine tomato sauce and salami, mushrooms, Applewood smoked bacon, Italian sausage, ricotta, basil, and—get this—garlic butter-toasted corners finished with Romano, oregano and garlic olive oil, oh my!

Or opt for a pizza on a gluten-free crust and I guarantee you will think it’s the best-tasting thin crust you’ve ever had. You really can’t go wrong at the Slice House, except for maybe showing up at the stroke of mealtime when the lines tend to snake out the door. If that’s the case, prepare to wait while your nose gets tickled and titillated by the delicious aromas wafting through the restaurant.

To sample the goods at great prices, you might want to visit during Happy Hour from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays when you can purchase a beer and then get a slice of pizza for just $2 more. And I’m not talking about a tiny, wimpy piece either. Their slices are actually humongous—and definitely a meal in themselves.

You can also drop by for a lunch special: a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza with a small house salad and an all-you-can drink fountain beverage for just $9.99. I really don’t know how they can do it.

Either way, a visit to the Slice House is worth it anytime. And there are also pastas, meatballs, subs and wings and other items to please the palate of any member of a family or group.

Margott and his family have totally embraced the old saying, “They loved the company so much that they bought it.” Not only do they have another longtime local business, the Window Design Group, in addition to being proud franchisees of Slice House Thousand Oaks, they also have a pile of others in the works in and around Ventura and Los Angeles counties—and beyond— including Simi, Camarillo, Calabasas, Ventura and more.

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NAI Brokers $2M Sale of Restaurant Building in Simi Valley, California

SIMI VALLEY, CALIF. — NAI Capital Commercial has brokered the $2 million sale of a 5,708-square-foot restaurant building in Simi Valley.Situated within Woodlands Plaza, Cocos formerly occupied the now-vacant property. The new owner plans to open and operate a breakfast restaurant in the space.Michael Schiff of NAI represented both the buyer, SSA California Properties LLC, and the seller, Barsky Family Limited Partnership, in the transaction.NEWBURY PARK, CALIF. — NEXGEN has acquired a 23,919-square-foot indus...

SIMI VALLEY, CALIF. — NAI Capital Commercial has brokered the $2 million sale of a 5,708-square-foot restaurant building in Simi Valley.

Situated within Woodlands Plaza, Cocos formerly occupied the now-vacant property. The new owner plans to open and operate a breakfast restaurant in the space.

Michael Schiff of NAI represented both the buyer, SSA California Properties LLC, and the seller, Barsky Family Limited Partnership, in the transaction.

NEWBURY PARK, CALIF. — NEXGEN has acquired a 23,919-square-foot industrial life sciences/laboratory facility in Newbury Park for $6.2 million.

The facility is located at 3615 Old Conejo Road within the USA Business Park in the Conejo Valley industrial market.

Century 21 represented NEXGEN in the transaction. Matt Ehrlich and Marcos Villagomez of NAI Capital Commercial represented the seller, Dao Bui Holdings. Ehrlich and Villagomez spent more than a year on the project, facilitating the lease termination and departure of the former tenant and assisting as de facto property managers.

OAKLAND, CALIF. — CBRE has arranged a $15 million loan for the refinancing of Lincoln Square Shopping Center in Oakland.

Safeway anchors the property, which comprises three buildings with 14 tenant suites. Other tenants at the center include CVS/pharmacy, Peet’s Coffee, Jamba Juice and the UPS Store.

Originally built in 1963, the property underwent extensive redevelopment in 2019.

Shaun Moothart, Bruce Francis, Doug Birrell and Bob Ybarra of CBRE arranged the non-recourse, 10-year, interest-only loan on behalf of the borrower, a California-based private retail real estate operating company.

IRVINE, CALIF. — Wilshire Capital Partners has sold a 70,964-square-foot office building in Irvine to an owner-user for an undisclosed sum.

The vacant, Class A building is located at 17900 Von Karman in the Irvine Business District (IBD) submarket. The new owner plans to occupy the property after making renovations.

Anthony DeLorenzo, Gary Stache, Bryan Johnson, David Dowd and Jennifer Whittington of CBRE represented the seller in the transaction.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIF. — San Antonio Regional Hospital has acquired a 127,000-square-foot office building in Rancho Cucamonga for $22.2 million.

The building is located at 11000 Eucalyptus St. San Antonio Regional Hospital is an Upland-based regional healthcare provider that will convert the asset into medical office space.

Graham Gilles of the Hoffman Company represented the buyer in the transaction. Gary Goodgame, Jeremy Dee and Max Browne of Kennedy Wilson Brokerage represented the seller, Mercury Casualty Co.

Store and restaurant chains on the move in Simi Valley

The world’s largest online retailer might be pulling the plug on its plans to bring a brick-and-mortar store to Simi Valley, but other new businesses continue to show interest in opening here.During a Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee meeting on May 17, it was reported that Dutch Bros Coffee, a drive-through coffee chain headquartered in Oregon, is pursuing locations in the city.Popeyes, a fast-food chicken restaurant, is looking to add a location at the east end of Simi, while Rambo’s H...

The world’s largest online retailer might be pulling the plug on its plans to bring a brick-and-mortar store to Simi Valley, but other new businesses continue to show interest in opening here.

During a Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee meeting on May 17, it was reported that Dutch Bros Coffee, a drive-through coffee chain headquartered in Oregon, is pursuing locations in the city.

Popeyes, a fast-food chicken restaurant, is looking to add a location at the east end of Simi, while Rambo’s Hot Chicken is slated to open soon in space No. 275 at the Simi Valley Town Center.

IHOP, the pancake house chain, is planning a return to the city. It’s currently going through the planning process to open a location at the former Coco’s restaurant, which closed in August 2022 at 698 Los Angeles Avenue. There hasn’t been an IHOP in Simi since 2010, when the company’s Erringer Road location shut down.

Slice House, a pizza chain run by chef Tony Gemignani, plans a second Ventura County location at El Paseo Simi Shopping Center, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road. Kohl’s and Vons are the major anchors at the center, with an Ace Hardware store slated to move into the former Cost-Plus World Market location there this fall.

A Savers store is expected to open at the old Big Lots location at 2495 Sycamore Drive. Savers is a for-profit, global thrift retailer offering gently-used clothing, accessories and household goods.

A new indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring 10 batting cages and a pro shop was recently approved by the city’s planning commission. The facility is scheduled to open in a 13,939-square-foot commercial space between a laser tag business and a CVS store at the Wood Ranch Shopping Center, 591 Country Club Drive.

Kelly Tinker, the city’s management analyst, said at the committee meeting that there is currently no update on an Amazon Fresh market proposed for the former Bed, Bath & Beyond location at 2631 Tapo Canyon Road.

Tinker said the stall has nothing to do with the city.

“What (Amazon) has been doing is reevaluating their brick-and-mortar operations to see how they want to continue to proceed with physical locations,” Tinker said.

In February, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy reported that the online retail giant was pausing expansion of its Amazon Fresh grocery stores amid broader cutbacks.

According to news reports, Amazon is reportedly being sued by property owners in Philadelphia and Renton, Washington, for failing to move forward with the building and development of multiple Amazon Fresh locations. Amazon is also trying to sublease several other planned Amazon Fresh stores in the Midwest.

Tinker said Amazon is still under contract with the property owner at Simi Civic Center Plaza, which is located on Tapo Canyon Road between the 118 Freeway and Alamo Street.

It remains to be seen if the company will open an Amazon Fresh here or whether it will try to sub-lease the space to another grocer or business, he said.

“But that’s not an issue with planning on our end or the development process or with tenant improvements,” Tinker said. “That’s Amazon putting a hold on their business model.”

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Judge, who serves on the chamber’s Economic Development Committee, said the city has options if Amazon decides not to occupy the space.

For instance, Stater Bros. Markets is looking to open a second store in Simi and that location on Tapo would be ideal because it’s centrally located, he said.

“That’s good news actually because I haven’t heard anything good about the Amazon Fresh in Moorpark. It’s just my opinion,” Judge said.

“I know there’s a lot of talk around the community about the Amazon Fresh. Personally, I’m not worried about that.”

The Chamber has grand opening ribbon-cuttings scheduled for the following businesses: Trendy Me clothing boutique, 10 a.m. June 2 at 2955-B Cochran St., No. 202; Nectar of the Dogs Wine, featuring Simi’s first wine-tasting room, 3 p.m. June 9 at 791 Chambers Lane, Ste. 110; and Simi Bargain Bins, a household item discount store, noon June 16 at 589 E. Los Angeles Ave.

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Another take on Simi business

This is in response to Alex Anderson, who wrote about new businesses and restaurants in the July 8 edition.Alex, I’m so glad you have good childhood memories of going to the Simi Valley mall with your mom. Yes, the Christmas tree lighting and other events were fun to look forward to.However, here is my take on shopping in Simi Valley.When the mall was built, the former large shopping center Larwin Square/Mountaingate Plaza had already lost a number of businesses and was never improved to the point that it could hav...

This is in response to Alex Anderson, who wrote about new businesses and restaurants in the July 8 edition.

Alex, I’m so glad you have good childhood memories of going to the Simi Valley mall with your mom. Yes, the Christmas tree lighting and other events were fun to look forward to.

However, here is my take on shopping in Simi Valley.

When the mall was built, the former large shopping center Larwin Square/Mountaingate Plaza had already lost a number of businesses and was never improved to the point that it could have been—including its movie theater. A number of other shopping centers around town had the same problem. Businesses would come and go, storefronts would remain empty, and there seemed to be no real plan. At one time we had restaurants such as Olive Garden or Plank House (a former good steak chain), and I don’t know why Simi couldn’t hold on to those. We had an ice cream parlor.

The Simi Town Center was never fully developed. Yes, we had anchor stores, there were a few children’s clothing and shoe stores, there were some stores that catered to women, Hallmark Cards (one of the last stores that just closed a year or so ago), a candy store, a few very fine restaurants, a jewelry store or two, etc., and a food court that was tucked away in the back and wasn’t really spectacular. Nevertheless, it wasn’t a mall that would keep you there. For example, I would go to Hallmark or I would buy clothing, but it didn’t have enough stores to keep me browsing or a food court that was really enticing.

Though I’m not a coffee drinker, Starbucks was nice when it was inside the mall (especially for the Christmas shoppers and programs), but I thought moving it to the parking area didn’t make much sense.

The mall needed a good toy store, a great bookstore, a kitchen supply store (such as Williams Sonoma) and other types of businesses that would keep shoppers browsing and hopefully buying. We even lost our Apple store. Verizon and LensCrafters are great, but customers go there for specific purposes. A grocery store would have been nice, especially for the condominium community behind the mall. Also, I felt there was a disconnect between the Lowe’s area and the main shopping mall. The Promenade in Woodland Hills has expanded over the years to cover quite a large area, all walkable if one wants the exercise, but certainly drivable. In my opinion, being an open-air mall has never been a problem. We have plenty of open-air malls in Southern California.

So, while I appreciate your young enthusiasm, I don’t believe that Simi Valley really needs more fast-food restaurants. We need a plan to update the real estate that we already have, entice businesses to come here, and entice our residents to shop locally. Instead, we go to other surrounding communities that have kept the enjoyment of shopping at a mall (though, yes, they have lost some businesses) or we shop online.

Again, I appreciate your young enthusiasm and your pride in our community. I hope more of your friends and the upcoming generation will join you to keep Simi Valley viable and beautiful.

Shelly HaleSimi Valley

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