2006-09-07

Calabasas resident, two others win LOTTO



Three of California’s newest millionaires went back to work Tuesday, even after learning they will share a $56 million SuperLOTTO Plus jackpot. Michele Quiroz, a Calabasas resident, and Delia Perales and Indira Acosta, both from North Hollywood, work for Employers Direct Insurance Co. in Agoura Hills and pitched in $2 apiece for six quick-pick numbers. “I’m thrilled,” Quiroz said. “It’s […]

Water district keeps millions in non-interest bearing account



For more than two years, no one realized that a checking account belonging to the Triunfo Sanitation District, which oversees water and sanitation services for residents and businesses in Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and parts of Thousand Oaks, was not earning interest. The account now contains about $2.5 million. To make up for the loss of […]

Creature feature



EYE TO EYE-Matthew Urmersbach, 11, of Woodland Hills meets a baby possum at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. The animals were presented by Nature of Wildworks, a nonprofit wildlife care center.

Suicide victim was targeted



Moreinformation has come to light about Robert Kramer, 57, the man who committed suicide at the Agoura Hills Target Range on Aug. 18. Kramer reportedly was under investigation for numerous crimes, from writing bad checks and identity theft to carrying loaded firearms and threatening bodily harm to his landlord, whose name was not released but who was identified as the […]

Water line break closes Kanan Road



A 16-inch diameter water pipeline ruptured along Kanan Road Tuesday releasing an estimated 200,000 gallons of recycled water onto street, sidewalks and landscaping. The line break occurred at about 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Kanan Road and Hawthorne Drive in the unincorporated community of Oak Park. Traffic was closed temporarily on westbound Kanan from Hollytree to Hawthorne. The pipeline […]

Longtime Oak Park educator dies



Millie Andress, a longtime high school educator who retired last year from the Oak Park Unified School District, died after suffering a heart attack while in Hawaii on vacation. Andress, 60, retired from the school district in May 2005 and had relocated to North Carolina. “I’m so sorry because she was really enjoying life,” said Jan Iceland, a board member […]

Fund established for hurt deputy



A relief fund has been established to help a local sheriff’s deputy who was badly injured last month in the line of duty. The fund was set up for Dep. Jim Mulay and his family. Mulay was critically injured in Malibu on Mon., Aug. 28 when an armed bank robbery suspect deliberately struck Mulay’s motorcycle in an attempt to escape. […]

FOR THE RECORD



+It was reported last week that Jim Nielsen, director of secondary education at the district office, is serving as a social science teacher and the boy’s head basketball coach at Calabasas High School. Although there is a new teacher and coach named Jim Nielsen at the high school, it is not the same Jim Nielsen at the district office. +The […]

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Pavley’s global warming bill on verge of becoming new law



Final language for legislation aimed at curbing global warming was met with approval in Sacramento and is expected to be passed into law shortly. Assembly Bill 32, authored by Assemblymember Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nñez (D-Los Angeles) calls for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the state’s large industrial producers. Last week the California Global […]