City, water district pioneer Helsley dies

Hal Helsley

Calabasas activist Harold “Hal” Helsley died April 11 and was known for his love of the environment as well as his role in the founding of the City of Calabasas in 1991.

Helsley, a Calabasas resident, died of leukemia at the age of 81, three days before his 56th wedding anniversary.

He served for 20 years on the board of directors of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and lobbied extensively for the use of science-based and cost-effective policies in the treatment and...

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