2006-03-02

Missing teens phone home

Parents

Parents’ worst fears allayed When Edie Beyer’s phone rang late Monday night, she heard the voice that had been missing for nearly five days. It was her 15year-old daughter, Alexis Anne Beyer, and the teen said she wanted to come home. Beyer said Alexis’ call led police to a home in Carson, nearly 40 miles from the teens’ apartment complex […]

Community theater takes the spotlight



Calabasas ‘state of city’ remains strong, mayor say



The City of Calabasas appears strong financially and readily able to withstand the challenges of the future, Mayor Barry Groveman said in his state of the city speech last week at city hall. At the end of the last fiscal cycle the city’s assets exceeded liabilities by almost $80 million, up over $11 million from last year, the mayor reported. […]

Bad news for bullies

Boorish behavior is not acceptable, expert tells local students

In an ongoing effort to address what some experts believe is a nationwide epidemic of bullying on school campuses, Agoura High School conducted a recent student assembly that used entertainment to bring across a powerful message. Motivational speaker Cary Trivanovich captivated an audience of 10thand 11th-grade students by performing a variety of pantomimes that mimicked teen behavior. Students howled at […]

School bond ups the ante



The bond measure that Las Virgenes Unified School District expects to place on the June ballot is expected to be slightly higher than origionally thought, yet won’t cost tax payers any more money, officials said last week. The bond measure will raise $3 million more than the $125 million that was initially forecast. The cost to voters will remain the […]

Chief Dyer earns No. 2 spot in fire department



Long-time Westlake Village resident Michael Dyer has been promoted to chief deputy, the number two position in the Los Angeles County Fire Department, effective March 7. Dyer will oversee business operations for the department, which include administration, support services, and fire prevention and planning. Dyer began his public safety career more than 27 years ago, serving as an ocean lifeguard […]

Fast-dial 211 helps funnel important calls



It’s been one year since the 211 referral service simplified the lives of Ventura County residents who require social services. In February 2005 the need to remember hotline phone numbers or a directory of social services agencies was eliminated. County residents needed only to dial three numbers—211—to find help for problems ranging from child care, rental assistance and health-related issues […]

Home sales drop, but prices remain high



January sales of Conejo Valley single-family homes totaled 101 compared to 136 sold in December and 108 a year ago, according to Glen Scalise, president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. Median sales price for single-family homes in January was $834,558; in 2005 it was $805,555. The median price is the point where half of the units sold for […]

Pollution watch Residents are asked to keep it clean



Each year, the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors removes more than 4,500 tons of trash from local water areas. When the rain falls, as it did earlier this week, the volume of water flowing through the storm drain system can increase up to 10 billion gallons, making it nearly impossible to use nets to remove unwanted waste. […]

City partners with Santa Monica to address clean water issues

Dirty creeks and streams are a regional problem, officials say

Calabasas city officials said they don’t want to wait for the county to solve local water pollution issues. The Calabasas City Council announced it will join with the city of Santa Monica in the search for funds to provide storm water protection projects. Too much trash and other toxic debris are finding their way to the local beaches, according to […]