2013-01-16 E-Edition

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On a Sunday scroll

HONORED TRADITION—Above, Chabad of the Conejo members in a procession from Reyes Adobe Park to the Chabad Center for Jewish Life on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills on Sun., Jan. 13. They carried a newly-completed Torah scroll written in honor of the late Rabbi Mordechai Meir Bryski, father of the Chabad of the Conejo executive director Rabbi Moshe Bryski. Consisting […]

Sheriff investigated for sexual harassment

Lost Hills chief removed from Calabasas station

Capt. Joseph Stephen of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is one of three Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department leaders under investigation for alleged sexual harassment. Stephen, a 27-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, became captain at the Malibu/Lost Hills station on Agoura Road in Calabasas in February 2010. According to a Los Angeles Times story, the department’s Special Victims Bureau […]

Calabasas City Council debates underway

Four candidates in March 5 election

Finances, term limits and code enforcement were among the topics discussed at a Jan. 13 City Council candidate forum hosted by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, which represents about 40 percent of homeowners in the city. About 80 people attended the forum in the library’s Founders Hall to hear the candidates discuss issues that affect Calabasas residents. Event moderators Patricia […]

Puppy mill debate — Bark worse than bite?

The customer cuddling a snowwhite Maltese puppy had many questions to ask during her recent visit to Love’s Pets store in Agoura Hills. Would the pup get along with her her two cats, for example. Buying puppies and kittens in retail stores can be a daunting task for pet lovers. Not only are customers concerned about the type of animals […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole jewelry valued at $3,000 from the bedroom of a home on Via Amistosa Jan. 6. A robber stole $50,000 worth of jewelry and other goods from a home on Kimberly Drive Jan. 5. A resident on Rustling Oaks Drive reported Jan. 5 that a woman knocked on her front door and entered her home without […]

Attempted murder reported

Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested a 27-year-old man in Agoura Hills in connection with an attempted murder Wed., Jan. 9 in Malibu. Charged in the shooting is Patrick Leach of Malibu, son of Sheryl Leach, creator of the “Barney & Friends” children’s show on public television. Leach is free on $1 million bail. According to reports, police […]

Making college affordable again

The cost of a public university education in California has almost doubled over the last five years, and hoping to protect students from more costly tuition hikes in the months ahead, state Republicans have introduced legislation to freeze tuition at all University of California and California State campuses for at least seven years while the Prop. 30 tax increases remain […]

Kids and their cellphones

I know this is none of my business, and I realize that if we all thought along the same lines that this would be a rather boring world. But every week as I read the Sheriff’s Blotter, and a middle school or high school student has had their $750 or very expensive cellphone stolen, I have to stop and wonder […]

City of Calabasas and ‘robocalls’

When I signed up for the Calabasas Connect-CTY Emergency Notification System, I thought it was just that, an emergency notification system. In fact, to quote the city website, “What types of messages will be sent using the service? Any message regarding the safety or welfare of our community would be disseminated using the Connect-CTY service. Examples would include severe weather […]