2010-06-10 E-Edition

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THURS., JUNE 10 Independent Writers Association Southern Calif. 10 a.m. to noon at Sherwood Golf Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Tax columnist Eva Rosenberg discusses how IRS views a professional writer. Limited time for sharing writing. No shorts or jeans permitted in golf club. $2 fee. RSVP by e-mail required. Contact: Dawn Wood Email: aubewood@verizon.net Time: 10:00 a.m. […]

State board nabs contractors suspected of doing business without licenses

Sting in Calabasas includes one Oak Park business

Seven suspected unlicensed operators were caught during a Contractors State License Board sting in Calabasas on May 27. Members of the board’s investigative fraud team posed as homeowners and invited the contractors to bid on a variety of painting, masonry, tile and floor jobs. When the suspects bid more than $500 for a job, they were ordered to appear in […]

Chamber honors outstanding teachers, deputies

County’s budget problems force Agoura Hills to cut back library hours

Because of Los Angeles County budget problems—the county is facing a $500-million shortfall—the Agoura Hills public library must scale back its hours of operation. The library next to city hall is open for 50 hours over six days per week. A proposed cutback would leave the library open for 40 hours over four days per week. But a nine-year-old agreement […]

Dean defeats Carpenter in sheriff’s race

Geoff Dean will be Ventura County’s next sheriff. Dean, a 53-year-old commander with the sheriff’s department, beat Chief Dep. Dennis Carpenter 59.5 percent to 39.7 percent in a fight between two longtime lawmen that was one of the most contentious in the county’s history. The final vote count was 59,063 to 39,429. “I’m very proud of the campaign we’ve run,” […]

Westlake students caught in bust

Major narcotics arrests at Westlake High School should alert parents to be more careful when they store prescription drugs and to keep a watchful eye on their children, police say. Dep.Celeste Corbin, a campus officer, discovered at least 11 students at the upscale high school involved in the possession and sale of illegal narcotics, marijuana, cocaine, and the prescription drugs […]

Zuckerman property open space

A 200-acre swath of pristine, oak-studded land at Las Virgenes and Mureau roads in Calabasas will be designated as permanent open space after being purchased by Los Angeles County and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. The land is referred to as Firehouse Hill because of its proximity to Fire Station 125 in Calabasas, but others call it the Continental […]

Son of keyboard player pens musical tribute

When the 52-year-old Guy Babylon of Agoura died last September of a heart attack, Elton John proclaimed him “one of the most brilliant musicians I ever knew, a true genius.” Babylon had been John’s keyboardist and arranger for 21 years, performing on such albums as “Sleeping With the Past,” “The Lion King,” “Made in England, “Peachtree Road,” and “The Captain […]

Oak Park stduent talent on display