2013-02-07 E-Edition

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Business leaders feted in Calabasas

Chamber’s new board installed

Marie White of Money Mailer received the Bill Van Gieson Spirit of Calabasas award at last week’s Calabasas Chamber of Commerce installation and award ceremony honoring local business and community leaders. White chairs a Chamber breakfast committee and is the driving force behind its success, said board member Brenda Johnson. “She brings her contagious smile and enthusiasm to every breakfast,” […]

New clean water costs could hit customers hard

EPA standards would have ‘enormous’ impact on community

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District officials are seeking help from local city councils and homeowners associations to oppose new water quality standards being proposed for the Malibu Creek watershed. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent standards in the local streams and creeks to reduce sediment and nutrient levels. But the Las Virgenes water district […]

Sheriff ’s booster club denies misuse of funds

The sexual harassment investigation against Capt. Joseph Stephen of Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station has been expanded to include an Internal Affairs probe that could involve the alleged misuse of private funds given to the station by a nonprofit community booster club. Stephen was placed on paid leave of absence last month following an investigation of charges by a deputy […]

Oak Park’s top school volunteer honored

Sewing needle found inside frozen grocery vegetables

Trader Joe’s product tainted, customer says

While dumping frozen and fresh vegetables from the Agoura Hills Trader Joe’s grocery store into a soup pot last week, Oak Park resident Sophia Fischer spotted something shiny that didn’t appear to be part of the ingredients. The object was a sewing needle. Fischer said she had bought four bags of Trader Joe’s-brand vegetables—fresh chopped onions and shredded carrots and […]

Calabasas election could be much ado about nothing

Various community forums are underway in Calabasas leading up to the March 5 City Council election. Last week the candidates met at the Calabasas Civic Center for a city-hosted forum. Challenger Jody Thomas is trying to nab one of the seats held by incumbents James Bozajian, Mary Sue Maurer and David Shapiro. But if there are no real issues to […]

Bike lanes carry a big price

I applaud Howard Benson from Calabasas for his letter, “Yes we do need bicycle lanes.” Here is a clear-thinking progressive! In a time when we are laying teachers off and cutting fire fighters and law enforcement, what we need are bicycle lanes. In one of the most affluent communities in Southern California, we are living proof that we are no […]

Student would like to hear your thoughts about California

Hi, my name is Samantha Jones. I attend Covenant Christian School in Mishawaka, Ind., and am in the sixth grade. My literature class is reading the book “A Walk Across America” by Peter Jenkins. The book is about Peter Jenkins and his dog, Cooper, who go on a journey. Their journey starts in New York and they walk across America […]

City Council election makes emotions boil

I would like to urge residents and members of the business community to vote to re-elect Mary Sue Maurer to the Calabasas City Council on Tues., March 5. Ms. Maurer has been a fiscally sound steward guiding the city to its current state, where it enjoys a healthy surplus while many other small cities are struggling to stay solvent. She […]