2012-12-06 E-Edition

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Klessig new mayor in Westlake

‘Exciting time,’ new mayor says

The Westlake Village City Council named Philippa Klessig the city’s new mayor and Robert Slavin the mayor pro tem at an annual government reorganization meeting Nov. 28 at city hall. Klessig joined the council in 2003. Slavin was first elected in 2001. The pair took the oath of office with Judge Lawrence Mira. “ It’s an exciting time for Westlake […]

Weber takes charge in Agoura

City’s elder statesman begins 20th year on the City Council

Denis Weber took the oath of office as Agoura Hill’s new mayor at a Nov. 28 city reorganization meeting. He replaces outgoing mayor John Edelston. Weber, a City Council member for 19 years, has been mayor four times before. He’s the council’s senior member. Weber said the men and women with whom he has worked “have shown that you don’t […]

Holidays a busy time for Leonis Adobe

A TASTY TREAT—Leonis Adobe Museum docent Beverly Angarella serves Tessa Tuber, 7, of Woodland Hills a Christmas tree ice cream cone during a holiday family event at the Calabasas museum on Sun., Dec. 2. The event featured games, Old West exhibits and an appearance by Santa Claus. Inset, 2-yearold Addison Engelbrecht and her mother, Sandee, feed alfalfa to a Nubian […]

Cities win court case in state property tax dispute

A recent court ruling could allow Calabasas and other Los Angeles County cities to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees that the county collected while withholding property taxes to help education. In a 2008 lawsuit, the League of California Cities protested the administrative fee the county was charging when it withheld a portion of property tax revenue from […]

Agoura Hills launches community coalition to examine city services

Outgoing Agoura Hills Mayor John Edelston announced the formation of a new community coalition at the city’s reorganization meeting on Nov. 29. Edelston made the five-member coalition a priority of his during his recent term as mayor. “The purpose of the community coalition will be to focus on quality-of-life-related issues facing residents and community members in Agoura Hills,” Edelston said. […]

‘Tis the season to be safe

What is it about the holidays that can bring out the worst in people? For a time of year typically associated with good tidings and joy, the last six weeks of the calendar are, in fact, some of the busiest for local law enforcement. The biggest threat to the public in November and December, aside from DUIs, is property crime, […]

Keep your retail dollars at home

I always enjoy your editorials but want to thank you for encouraging your readers to shop local. I feel very strongly about this issue. Whether it’s Buy Local, Shop 91301 or Shop Small, it will help Agoura’s unique small retail businesses. Thanks for your support. Illece Buckley Weber Agoura Hills Buckley Weber is an Agoura Hills City Council member

Signage dispute

Lawn signs should be placed on private property. The owner of the property has the right to put them up and take them down. Since median strips on any road are public property, any citizen is part owner of the property and has the right to put a sign up or take a sign down. Taking down the sign on […]

Calls Prop. 30 a big mistake

In response to the recent letter by Marc Hernandez of T.H.E Foundation for Las Virgenes Unified School District, I do feel compelled to point out how ignorant he is about Prop. 30 and where that money is going. Gov. Brown lied to the voters of California and should be recalled for his dishonest and deceptive campaign. This is one of […]