2012-11-15

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Calabasas incumbents want back on council




With the contentious November election barely over, the City of Calabasas is gearing up for a new round of political sparring. The 2013 municipal election to fill three seats on the Calabasas City Council will take place Tues., March 5. The candidate filing period to appear on the ballot started Nov. 13 and ends Dec. 7. Mayor Mary Sue Maurer […]

Cancer Support Community rolls out Fifth Annual Gingerbread House



Plea agreement reached in Griffen Kramer death

Involuntary manslaughter cited


David Nernberg, the teen held legally responsible in the heroin overdose of Griffen Kramer on Oct. 30, 2011, pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in a Los Angeles court last week. At the Nov. 8 hearing, Judge Mark Windham found Nernberg, 19, guilty of the manslaughter charge and sentenced him to five years’ probation, 90 days of community labor and […]

Conservancy making bid for old Heschel property




There’s a new player in the bid to secure ownership of the former Heschel School property near Old Agoura. An advisory committee for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy voted Oct. 29 to seek grant money for the purchase of the 71 acres from the city. Agoura Hills purchased the Heschel property at an auction in 2010, but offi cials have […]

Area plagued by recent ‘knock knock’ crimes



Capt. Joseph Stephen of the Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is advising residents to be alert for a recent wave of “knock knock” type burglars. The City of Calabasas experienced one such burglary attempt in September. Burglars knocked on the front door, but the resident inside didn’t answer. Armed with a shotgun, the resident scared the suspects away. In October […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A burglar stole $6,000 in cash, two handguns valued at $1,100 and medical marijuana worth $100 from a home on Terrace Lane Nov. 2. The culprit caused $600 in damage breaking into the house. Someone stole a $40 earpiece from a car parked on Trail Creek Lane Nov. 4. A vandal caused $ 200 in damage shattering the […]

End the veil of silence



The plea agreement reached last week in the involuntary manslaughter case against 19-year-old David Nernberg did little to put to rest the questions that remain about the night Griffen Kramer died in Agoura Hills. Without the revelations of a trial, perhaps we’ll never know why a high school graduate from this affluent community would leave a friend foaming at the […]

Sign fatigue



Does anyone else think the number of Polan/Bowman election signs littering our streets and sidewalks was excessive? It was crazy. It’s a shame anyone won that race. Both candidates should have been fined for excessive ridiculousness. Then, to read in your paper that the signs were being stolen, how petty/crazy is that? Is there a limit to the number of […]

Farewell to water board member



With this election finally behind us, the real work is now ahead of everyone. It’s our leaders role to lead, and the public’s role to not just watch, but participate, and keep our elected officials on the best path. I want to take a moment to say a special thank you—to Joe Bowman. For those of you that don’t know, […]