Saturday, March 10, 2007

Simi Valley question on DearMYRTLE

From: Christina Humphreys
DearMYRTLE & Linnette,

I spotted your question on DearMYRTLE.

Simi Valley is well-known for being one of the safest cities in the U.S., so a shoot-out with police is major news. The story would have been covered in the Simi Valley edition of the Ventura County Star. The online archives go back to 1997; you can check them here:

If the event occurred before 1997, you can contact the Simi Valley Public Library for a copy of the news article and obituary. They will need the exact dates.

However, that might not be necessary. The shooting would probably have been covered in the Los Angeles Times. Ten years ago the Times used to publish a daily section on Ventura County news, so the odds are quite good you'll find something. You can access the archives here:

Best of luck in your search,
Christina Humphreys
Tucson, AZ
(formerly of Simi Valley, CA)
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