2013-06-20 E-Edition

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Calabasas building codes rescinded

The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously on June 12 to rescind a series of local building code amendments that regulate construction and repairs to all properties in the city. The move couldn’t come soon enough for some council members, who thought the regulations should never have been adopted in the first place. The issue began in 2009 after the city […]

Oak Park author’s caper illustrates how environmental issues shape local politics

A missing 13-year-old and a battered corpse put a Malibu reporter on the trail of a killer in Penelope Grenoble’s new thoughtprovoking, fast-paced novel. “No Good Deed: A Brody Cooper Mystery” explores the environmental politics that have shaped Malibu and other communities within the Santa Monica Mountains. “There is not much fiction written about this area that includes nature and […]

Hats off to the class of 2013

TURNING A CORNER— Calabasas High School grads toss their caps in the air following a June 13 ceremony. Far right, Viewpoint’s Head of Upper School Alan Howie repositions the tassel on Noel Geckle’s cap during that school’s graduation on June 15. Below, Wyatt Carnel leads his Agoura High classmates in the wave as they wait to receive their diplomas.

Pet of the Week

Wall of Tolerance at middle school encourages students to show good will

Murdock serving up buyout offer at Dole Food

Wants to take Westlake Village company private

Dole Food Co. chief executive David Murdock is waiting to hear back on his offer last week to buy the remaining 60 percent of the company he doesn’t currently own for approximately $645 million. Murdock, the 90- year- old Lake Sherwood billionaire, told the company’s board of director’s he is willing to pay $12 a share for the Westlake Village-based […]

Grenoble to lead workshop

Oak Park journalist and author Penelope Grenoble will host a writing workshop for high school students in collaboration with the Mountains Restoration Trust. In the nature writing workshop, students will learn how to write evocative essays about social and environmental issues. They will learn five steps for turning out a finished piece of writing using nature as an inspiration, explore […]

Verizon gives funds, man hours to Habitat for Humanity

Verizon is donating a $7,500 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. In addition, a group of Verizon employees volunteered their time to give a hand to a family whose home was in need of repairs. On June 14, Verizon FiOS So- Cal employees delivered A Brush with Kindness to a home in Oxnard. For this special home preservation, […]

Baby shower for kittens

Event encourages pet adoption

Ventura County Animal Services will host a Kitten Baby Shower from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 22 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Way. All kitten adoptions will be priced at $60, half off the regular adoption fee, during the one-day adoption promotion event. In addition to adopting out homeless kittens, VCAS encourages public support of its […]