‘Serious problem’ with racism in Calabasas, council member says

City could be a ‘poster child’ for it, Fred Gaines said

Fred Gaines                  Acorn file photo

Comments made by Calabasas City Councilmember Fred Gaines at a June 10 meeting— including one that the city is the “poster child” for racism—have thrown residents and other community leaders for a loop with the suggestion that theirs is a racist city.

Gaines said he heard racist comments from staffers at city hall and residents of the community leveled at former city manager Gary Lysik, a white man married to a Black woman, who was forced to re...

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