2012-01-12 E-Edition

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Parks eyes seat in U.S. Congress

In the first domino to fall following the announcement that 13-term U.S. Congressman Elton Gallegly would not seek election in the new 26th District, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks announced Monday her intention to run in the newly redrawn zone, which includes much of Ventura County, including Oak Park. Parks, a former Thousand Oaks City Council member and a well-known […]

22 candidates apply for Jon Wolfson’s council post in Calabasas

Choice will be made Jan. 18

Twenty-two applicants representing a range of experiences have applied to fill the vacancy left by Jonathon Wolfson on the Calabasas City Council. The search for an appointee began in December when Wolfson, a lawyer who was elected to the council in 2005 and whose term expires in March 2013, resigned because he moved to Bell Canyon. The application period ended […]

School fundraising visionary is forced out

Friedlander was founder of T.H.E. Foundation

Ziona Friedlander founded T.H.E. (Together Helping Education) Foundation in 2010 in the hope of building a coalition of parents, residents, businesses and cities to find new funding sources for the Las Virgenes Unified School District. By all accounts, Friedlander was well on her way to reaching her fundraising goals. She incorporated T.H.E. Foundation in December 2010, signed an agreement with […]

Tree of life

Strickland, Parks, Pavley and politics

From beginnings in local politics to aspirations of the Beltway, Linda Parks’ career path is looking very much like the one followed by the man she hopes to replace in the U.S. Congress, Elton Gallegly. Start small, get big. Following last week’s announcement that the 13-term congressman is retiring, Parks wasted little time throwing her hat into the ring as […]


Some perspective on Calabasas City Council situation

The current Calabasas City Council members have a vested interest in choosing someone to replace departing Councilmember Wolfson who will not be competition for them in the next election and someone who represents their own viewpoints. This means that it is virtually impossible for them to objectively choose someone to who represents the citizens of Calabasas rather than their own […]

Wants newcomer on city panel

As a Calabasas resident for over 25 years, I am writing regarding the City Council replacement for former Councilmember Wolfson and writing on behalf of Alicia Weintraub, who I have known for quite some time. She is smart, thoughtful, and energetic. She is a real problem solver. I like that she has had so much relevant education and experience which […]