2011-11-10 E-Edition

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Election 2011

Buckley Weber and Edelston win Agoura

Agoura Hills has its first female City Council member in eight years, and she received more votes than her male opponent in Tuesday’s municipal election. Illece Buckley Weber received 1,427 votes, or 31.9 percent. Incumbent John Edelston was reelected to serve a third term in office with 1,362 votes, or 30.4 percent. Challenger Sue Lepisto received less than 28 percent […]

Davis wins, Klessig leading in Westlake

Incumbent Philippa Klessig narrowly leads former mayor Chris Mann in a Westlake Village City Council race being decided by a handful of votes. Incumbent Ned Davis topped the ballot with 1,220 votes, or 41 percent of the total. Klessig received 884 votes—almost 30 percent— with Mann right behind at 845 votes. But 145 provisional and voteby mail ballots remain to […]

Measure K school district parcel tax loses

Measure K, the $95-a-year parcel tax to support Las Virgenes schools, won a majority of the votes at the polls Tuesday, but not enough to meet the required two-thirds needed to pass. Of the 6,660 votes that were cast in the several LVUSD communities, 56 percent said yes to the tax and 44 percent said no. Voter turnout countywide was […]

Bright days ahead for MRT land trust

Crossing guard needed at Calabasas bridge, parents say

A group of parents living near A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas say a new footbridge built across Las Virgenes Creek west of the campus has caused unexpected hazards for children. They want the city to provide a crossing guard to monitor the problem. Built in 2010, the 162-foot bridge linking the middle school to the corner of Lost Hills […]

A special day for those who serve

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, an occasion that unites all Americans regardless of their political affiliation or personal beliefs. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. It marked the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower—a five-star general of the Army—declared Veterans Day a national […]


People, slow down

Please slow down. I know we are all in a great rush on the weekend to get to soccer matches, Costco and other venues of immediate urgency. Is it worth a life to get there one minute sooner? I was taking a leisurely walk around Malibou Lake when I reached the intersection of Crags and Lakeshore Drive. I could see […]