2006-06-29

Oak Park School bond coming back in November



June defeat not a deterrent Despite losing to the voters in the June primary, the Oak Park Unified School District has decided to bring a school bond measure back to the ballot this November. Voters on June 6 approved Measure C6, a $17.5 million bond that will levy an annual tax of $24 per $100,000 of assessed property value. But […]

Down the slippery slope



KEEPING COOL-Calabasas High students Katie Burris, 15, Matt Mueller, 16, and Geena Glaser, 15, soak up the fun during the fourth annual Calabasas Relay for Life on campus last Saturday. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the 24-hour event featured a community party atmosphere as teams of participants camped on site and walked relay style around the track to raise […]

Tiny snail causes big problems for Malibu Creek watershed



Medea basin is already under siege The destructive New Zealand mud snail has been positively identified as living in the Malibu Creek waterCreek watershed, Kim Kratz of Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting Laboratories in Ventura said. The California Department of Fish and Game verified the finding May 30. The Ventura lab discovered the snails in samples for the Malibu Creek watershed […]

Calabasas begins plastic surgery



Earlier this year, Calabasas banned smoking in public areas. Now the city may ban polystyrene, a material often referred to generically as Styrofoam. Styrofoam, like Xerox and QTip, is a trademarked name. Officials at a recent Calabasas City Council meeting discussed the creation of an ordinance similar to one in Malibu which has banned polystyrene packaging. “The material takes decades […]

Bicycles Blum in Agoura Hills



Just because Agoura Hills resident Mark Blum can’t ride a bike doesn’t mean he’s going to let someone else miss the experience. Blum has multiple sclerosis, uses a wheelchair and is legally blind, but he still finds a way to repair and donate bikes to the needy. Last week Blum reached a milestone–he helped repair and donate his 3,000th bike. […]

Calabasas chosen for America’s biggest Ferrari gathering



HOT CARS-The Ferrari Owners Club makes its 10th Annual Summer Run through The Commons in Calabasas on June 25. Some 150 modern and vintage Ferraris arrived on the scene, making it the biggest rally of the year for the Italian car maker. Left, Bruce Miller of Agoura Hills takes friend Steve Besbeck for a ride in his 1988 328 Ferrari. […]

FOR THE RECORD



Last week’s article about Finesse Dental Care in Westlake Village failed to include a contact telephone number. The number for the new local office at 860 Hampshire Road in Westlake Village is (805) 777-7447

Former Homestore.com CEO Stuart Wolff convicted of corporate fraud



Guilty of filing false reports during Westlake company’s Internet boom Stuart Wolff, 43, of Westlake Village, the former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Homestore.com Inc., was convicted Thursday of 18 felony charges for orchestrating a scheme to inflate the company’s online advertising revenues in 2001 through a series of fraudulent “round-trip” transactions. According to a U.S. […]

Heartbreak pays off in courtroom



Los Angeles Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has announced its “Loony Lawsuit” for this month.This month’s frivolity looks at how you can sue someone for anything-even a broken heart. According to a May 2006 article in the Los Angeles Times, Anne Majerik, a 60-year-old widow, was awarded $2.1 million after suing Orly Hadida, her Beverly Hills matchmaker, for failing to produce […]

Westlake cheer team has good clean fun



MUD BATH-Westlake High School student Megan Fiore and her dad, Chuck, work together to clean the mud off a truck during the Westlake High School Competition Cheer Team car wash in Westlake Village on Sunday.