2012-03-22 E-Edition

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Gone in 60 seconds— your bike, your motorcycle

Victim’s $13,000 Honda stolen

Justin Di Bene, a 25-yearold college student who lives in Agoura Hills, is not only devastated that his custom motorcycle was stolen, but smoking mad. On March 5, someone cut the lock on Di Bene’s garage at Lake Lindero Drive and stole his prized $ 13,000 Honda CBR 600RR racing motorcycle. Di Bene said he believes the thief had pegged […]

Artist puts finishing touches on Calabasas ceiling mural

An appetite for news

Klubhouse tuition goes up

Despite pleas from parents whose children attend Klubhouse Preschool, the Calabasas City Council approved a tuition rate increase last week. It’s the second year in a row the fees have been raised. Effective in September, tuition rates for the city-owned preschool at Creekside Park will go up by 5 percent for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds and 10 percent for 2-year-olds. […]

Field set in congressional race

Candidates say let the campaign begin

Six candidates make up the final field for the newly drawn 26th Congressional District following last Friday’s filing deadline. According to a candidate list from the Ventura County Elections Division updated March 10, the day after the deadline, contenders for the local race to the U.S. House of Representatives (in alphabetical order by last name) are: •Julia Brownley, Democrat and […]

The first Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts have just celebrated their 100th anniversary. The organization with a reported 3.2 million members in the U.S. has become synonymous with a wide range of wholesome activities that teach girls important life skills, the value of community service and the key to developing friendships. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s currently Girl Scout Cookie season. While the […]


In the aftermath of the sanitation district overbilling

Regarding the recent discovery of almost $500,000 overbilling by Triunfo Sanitation District to Sherwood Country Club by Triunfo’s administrative support at Ventura County Sanitation District— because the amount is so large, it would be prudent, on behalf of people living in both districts, to have their independent auditor perform selected procedures to verify the amount over-billed. Further, because it is […]

Correcting the VRSD overcharge

I will ask for an impartial third party to check out the recycled water overbilling of Sherwood Country Club by Triunfo Sanitation to verify the amount owed. It was Triunfo’s contract staff from Ventura Regional Sanitation District that made the fiveyear long billing errors, and it is VRSD now telling Triunfo how much is owed to Sherwood. Also, I want […]