2012-05-17

2012-05-17 E-Edition

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Dangerous day on mulholland



Developer on Target with new retail center

Council approves Westlake store


Last week’s approval of the Shoppes at Westlake Village retail project, including a new Target store that some residents vehemently opposed, is expected to give the local economy a shot in the arm. Officials said the new 243,500-square-foot shopping center, slated to begin construction in nine to 12 months and open to the public in March, 2014, will provide an […]

Agoura Chateau Park condo owners sink into foreclosure

Faulty construction, market crash provided a recipe for disaster


A single mother who could be homeless within a matter of weeks is being forced out of her Chateau Park condominium in Agoura Hills while banks, lawyers and insurance companies try to deflect blame for the damage to her home caused by alleged faulty construction. Corrine Foster’s condo isn’t the only one with cracked walls, ceilings and floors due to […]

Waxman expected to breeze in new 33rd District




With only a few weeks to go until the June 5 California primaries, seven contenders hoping to defeat U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman in the newly drawn 33rd Congressional District face an uphill battle to gain recognition. Due to the recent legislative redistricting, Waxman (D-Los Angeles,) is leaving the 30th District to hopefully represent the new 33rd District, which runs from […]

School district office named after Zimring




The Las Virgenes Unified School District board decided April 24 to name the district offi ce in Calabasas after outgoing Superintendent Donald Zimring. The building on Las Virgenes Road will be renamed “Donald M. Zimring Administrative Support Center.” Calabasas resident and LVUSD parent Stephanie Williams headed a campaign to rename the district after the superintendent. Williams said Zimring elevated the […]

Rethinking college in today’s world



We’ve heard this statement before, but now, because of the high jobless rate facing college graduates, it’s truer than ever: Not all young people should be pressed to attend college. Not all of them are cut out for a higher education. So here’s a bit of advice for the soon-to-be high school graduates from Calabasas, Agoura, Oak Park, Oaks Christian […]

Oak Park H.S. principal took correct action



In response to the May 10 editor’s column regarding Mr. Buchanan’s efforts in trying to prevent a high school party from happening, I would like to share my thoughts with your readers. I want to commend Mr. Buchanan for his efforts in trying to stop an after-prom party that he suspected would include drugs and alcohol. Based on the information […]

Tobacco tax has personal appeal



My adult son, Allen, age 45, has lung cancer. He is voting “yes” on Proposition 29. Both he and I have studied this proposition. Contrary to TV ads, this is not a path to a bloated bureaucracy. Only 3 percent of the new tobacco tax is to be used for administration. Many businesses have administrative overheads closer to 10 percent. […]

Old Agoura slow to fix faulty speed bumps



I feel compelled to add my two cents to the growing chorus regarding Old Agoura’s unmarked and unsafe speed bumps. I too went over the handlebars after hitting one of those in Old Agoura way back in 1997. I landed on my head and required plastic surgery to fix the tear in my face. I am lucky I didn’t break […]