2006-03-09

Great day for the Great Race



License and registration, please

Part II of two parts on the myths and realities of traffic citations and how residents are affected

Mary (an Agoura Hills resident who asked that her name be withheld) doesn’t want to be labeled as an opponent of law enforcement-she insists that she’s not. Nor does she want to be seen as just another disgruntled driver trying to vent her frustration after receiving a traffic ticket that she feels was unjust. A mother of three and a […]

Appeal for Liberty Canyon homes defeated

Not enough 'elbow room,' mayor says

A developer’s appeal to the city council to allow a 27-home development on the south side of Agoura Hills has been defeated. Councilmembers Bill Koehler and Harry Schwarz abstained from a public hearing on the matter, since they served on the city’s planning commission at the time the project was turned down. The development calls for 27 single family homes […]

Westlake City Council meetings go high-tech



Is the daunting drive to Westlake City Hall hindering you from attending council meetings? Are you out of town and desperate to know if the latest hot topic was approved? Not to worry, the Westlake Village City Council meetings will soon be a mouse click away. In an effort to meet the goal of enhancing communication with Westlake residents, the […]

Calabasas environmental leader dies



Longtime environmental and community activist Carl Gibbs, also one of the founders of the city of Calabasas, died of lung cancer on Feb. 28. Gibbs, 67, was a founding member of the Calabasas Environmental Committee, later renamed the Calabasas Environmental Commission, and served the organization for 15 years. “I’ve worked with Carl for probably 18 or 20 years both in […]

Oak Park names new rec officers



New officers for the Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee have been selected. Committee Chair Jerry Kaman and Vice Chair Steve Wong were each elected to serve one-year terms. Kaman is a consultant engineer/technical manager serving the TV broadcast industry. Wong is a local realtor. Committee members Mike Green, Michael Sklar and Steve Iceland will each serve a twoyear […]

The community is a very good sport



On Sat., Feb. 11 at Forest Cove Park, I organized a “sports day” for young children to be introduced to local sports programs. I did this as a part of my accomplishments for my Girl Scout Gold Award. There was a very good turnout among the community. I received many kudos from the parents and children who attended. I am […]

Calabasas ready to award grant money

More than $70,000 available

The city of Calabasas announced it is giving funds to worthy community organizations. The current grant cycle remains open for requests until March 31. The Calabasas City Council will award $70,126 in grants and if all funds aren’t spent the city will conduct an additional funding cycle. Calabasas established the community service grants program to recognize and support community groups […]

City council reorganizes



The Calabasas City Council will reorganize at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., March 15 at Calabasas City Hall. After Mayor Barry Groveman steps down, Dennis Washburn, one of the original city council members, is scheduled to become mayor for the fourth time. James Bozajian is expected to be named mayor pro tem. Calabasas rotates the role of mayor every year among […]

Federal agent tackles local crime



Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, federal agencies came to realize their inability to quickly and accurately share information. Critics said this lack of interagency cooperation was a fatal flaw that failed to prevent the devastating attacks. In response, President George W. Bush created the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 as a means of bringing together a number of […]