2006-10-19

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Opponents raise new doubt over Oak Park school bond

PTA campaign solicitation is called into question

With the Nov. 7 election only two weeks away, opponents to measure H6 in Oak Park have raised new concerns about the $71-million school facilities bond. Donna Klugman is upset that the Parent Teacher Association at her child’s Oak Park school helped fund the district’s facilities bond campaign on the Nov. 7 ballot. Parent/teacher groups contributed more than $17,000 to […]

Local vandals apprehended

Oak Park crime spree halted

Four teens were arrested Oct. 11 in connection with the recent rash of vandalism in Oak Park, including the removal of vehicle hood ornaments and emblems. Three of the suspects also were involved in the destruction of nine trees at Deerhill Park that resulted in almost $3,000 damage. The teens, all 15 years old and students at Oak Park High […]

Calabasas crash results in fatality



A head-on collision at 2:30 p.m. last Sat., Oct. 14 on Las Virgenes Road south of the 101 Freeway in Calabasas caused the death of one man and injuries to four others. Las Virgenes Road was closed for five hours due to the accident. A Porsche Cayenne, driven by 66-year-old Richard Rosenberg of Encino, was headed north on Las Virgenes […]

Las Virgenes District reevaluates school safety procedures

Worried about 'copycat' crimes

Are our children safe in school? In light of the recent violence in schools across the nation, the Las Virgenes Unified School District last week put the issue of student safety back under the microscope. “Anytime there’s a shooting on a campus, we get calls,” said Donald Zimring, deputy superintendent. Most often, frightened parents request police surveillance, metal detectors, or […]

Incumbent Callero seeks return to Triunfo



For the past 20 years, Norma Callero of Thousand Oaks has served on the board of the Triunfo Sanitation District. She hopes that on Nov. 7 voters will give her a sixth term. “I have enjoyed working with Triunfo Sanitation,” said Callero, who is the chair of the fivemember board. “We are from all over the county, we have different […]

Registration deadline approaches



The election is Nov. 7 and the deadline to register as a voter is near. If you are a United States citizen, a resident of California, not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony, and will be 18 years of age on election day, you can register to vote. Although it’s too late to register online, you […]

Orkney calls for change on water board



Oak Park resident Janna Orkney, believes it’s time for a change of leadership on the Triunfo board. “I’m concerned about the way the board conducts business,” said Orkney, who has attended Triunfo board meetings for the past three years. “I want more oversight of finances, expenditures and accounts.” Part of Orkney’s concern stems from the recent revelation that Triunfo had […]

Gibbs award



The Calabasas Environmental Commission is accepting nominations for the 2006 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes service to California’s environment. Gibbs was a longtime city environmental leader who died earlier this year. The award honors voluntary activities that result in cleaner air and water, less waste, less traffic, conservation of energy and natural resources, efficiency in landscaping, and reduced […]

Book tracks journey of Air Force One



During its 28 years of service, Air Force One 27000 carried more presidents to more countries on more missions than any other aircraft in history. The last Boeing 707 to see presidential service, the plane was the scene of the transfer of presidential power from Richard Nixon to Gerald Ford. In 1987, the craft took President Ronald Reagan to West […]