2012-02-16 E-Edition

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Mayor recaps active year for Calabasas city government

“Trust, transparency and accountability” should be the hallmarks of Calabasas government, Mayor James Bozajian said during the 14th annual State of the City address last week at the Calabasas Library Founders Hall. “ Adhering to these values helped ensure that our city government properly represents thos e ci t izens whom we are responsible to serve,” the mayor said. In […]

Bennett won’t run for Congress

He was considered thefield’s leading Democrat

Steve Bennett has bowed out of the race for the 26th Congressional District, a last-minute move that left the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee unable to endorse a candidate and opened the possibility that another Democrat may step into the already crowded field. Bennett, the Democratic frontrunner and current county supervisor, made the announcement the evening of Sat., Feb. 11—minutes […]

Westlake calls for improved cell coverage

The Westlake Village City Council has taken steps to address the lack of wireless coverage in three of its important communities: First Neighborhood, Oak Forest and Three Springs. The city came to agreement Feb. 8 with northern California- based ATS Communications, a company it first hired in 2008 to develop a wireless master plan that included coverage analysis. The company […]

A song for Valentine

Debit cards: blessing and curse

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being robbed. It’s a blend of anger, disbelief, confusion, anxiety and fear—but mostly anger. Those unfortunate enough to experience the theft of their personal property— whether in a home burglary or by a pickpocket—will no longer be as trusting of society. Even the eternal optimist is forced to wonder why there are those […]


People still driving while talking on cellphones, really?

We as adults are supposed to be the example setters, the ones that the youth of tomorrow look up to help guide them to making good decisions. You people that are still talking on your phones while driving are really something. Is that call that important that it has to be taken? When the law—yes, the law— says “hands free” […]

Sad day had a silver lining

We didn’t exchange names and I’m not even sure how many of you there were, but I’ll never forget the day that our lives touched. Feb. 5, Super Bowl Sunday, was a gorgeous day for a hike, bike ride and run, all of which we were doing in Ahmanson Ranch when my dad started to have a heart attack and […]

Cell tower blues

Residents have for years been fighting to keep cell towers from coming into our neighborhoods. We don’t want them here. I was involved in the Paul Revere Drive proposed installation. Since then, year after year, entire communities opposed installations that tried to circumvent or get even near residential neighborhoods. That has been the pattern. So has the pattern been for […]