2011-03-10 E-Edition

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Voters elect Gaines, Martin to Calabasas City Council

Political rivals must now share power on fivemember council

Calabasas voters chose two new members to the City Council on Tuesday in an election that gives the municipal leadership its first big makeover in years. Fred Gaines, a land use attorney and member of the Calabasas Library Commission, and Lucy Martin, a community advocate and member of the Parks, Recreation and Education Commission, finished one-two in the voting that […]

Fun-runners hit the trail

Chabad heads to mediation

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors continued their hearing last week on a request to increase the number of congregants allowed at the Oak Park Chabad in order to give supporters and opponents one more chance to reconcile their differences. After four hours of testimony and debate, Supervisor Linda Parks, who chairs the board and represents Oak Park, offered to […]

New beginnings in Calabasas

Congratulatons to Fred Gaines and Lucy Martin for their hard-fought victories Tuesday night in the Calabasas City Council vote, but how long will the election-night honeymoon last? Perhaps the most contentious election in the city’s 20- year history produced a pair of polar opposites who must soon sit side by side at the helm of government. Gaines, the top vote-getter, […]


Says public sector workers are underpaid

Everyone wants to pick on public servants. I thought that the cartoon and editorial on affordable housing last week were disgusting. The “fat cat” who wrote this probably never held a real job. I would bet that he or she wouldn’t be a teacher or firefighter for twice their pay. They said, “The well-heeled municipal employees of Calabasas.” Where are […]

Supports increase at the Chabad

The Chabad House of Oak Park is a symbol of faith, family and community worship for the Jewish community residing in Oak Park. It has become a staple of compassion, understanding and love for its congregants, as well as the neighborhood as a whole. Most Jewish locals view the Chabad House of Oak Park as a quiet location that houses […]

Son of Hamas

The article on “Son of Hamas” was so far off the mark that we wonder if your special correspondent was even at the event and, if so, how could she have completely missed Mosab Hassan Yousef’s message. At no time did we hear him “reach out to Jews.” What we heard was an account of how an inspired individual moved […]


The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education will not apply for District of Choice, or open enrollment status in the 2011/2012 school year. The board will consider the option again for the 2012/2013 school year after it reviews programs and other options. A photo last week depicting a check presentation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to the […]