2013-11-07

2013-11-07 E-Edition

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Cutbill, Lawrence join Las Virgenes School Board

Lesli Stein reelected


The Las Virgenes Unified School District board of education race wound up being a real nail-biter. Although still not official, Dallas Lawrence defeated Mary Jo Ammon for the third and final board seat up for grabs. Lawrence was one of five candidates running in the Nov. 5 race. Residents were choosing among challengers Ray Pearl, Angela Cutbill and Mary Jo […]

Just dropping by



Halpern chosen in Westlake




Incumbent Mark Rutherford was top vote-getter in Tuesday’s Westlake Village City Council election with 781 votes. Challenger Brad Halpern, a newcomer to politics, placed second with 749 votes, followed by Sue McSweeney with 743. A total of 1,355 people, or 22 percent of the city’s 6,190 registered voters, participated in the Nov. 5 election to select three council members. Candidates […]

Incumbents back in Agoura




Three incumbents running for the Agoura Hills City Council sailed into office Tuesday, with Mayor Denis Weber, the leader, capturing nearly 25 percent of the votes. The voter turnout was pitifully low. Of the approximately 14,000 registered voters in Agoura Hills, only about 10 percent made it to the polls. Councilmembers Bill Koehler and Harry Schwarz each received 21 percent […]

Calabasas rallies behind injured teacher




Calabasas High School students took part in a campus rally Tuesday against gun violence and in support of Brian Ludmer, the technical director at the CHS Performing Arts Education Center who is recovering from the wound he received in last week’s LAX shooting spree. Ludmer was transferred to Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where […]

Mayor’s address touts Agoura’s accomplishments




Family values, fiscal responsibility, public safety and strong partnerships between businesses and schools were emphasized by Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber in his State of the City address at the Sheraton Hotel on Oct. 30. Weber shared details of the city’s accomplishments over the year, including its ability to balance a budget during the tight economy. He said the city […]

Acorn named top business




The City of Agoura Hills last week named the Acorn Newspapers as its 2013 Business of the Year. The Acorn’s owners, Jim and Lisa Rule, received the honor at the Agoura Hills State of the City Address at the Sheraton Agoura Hills on Oct. 30. Mayor Denis Weber presided over the event. Weber praised the newspaper for its diligent coverage […]

Cream rises to the top in Nov. 5 vote



The local city council and school board elections have come and gone. The voters, it appears, chose wisely. With 20 years of service on the Agoura Hills City Council and a new four-year term ahead of him, Mayor Denis Weber brings a new list of goals that he wants to tackle. But the longest-serving politician in city history also remains […]

Against sloppy electioneering



I sent the following message to the 2013 Committee to Re-Elect Councilmember Bill Koehler and to the website electdenisweber.com because someone from each of these campaigns left a mailer page touting the candidate and asking us to vote on Nov. 5. It’s hard enough to slog through the election material in our mailbox, and littering our doorsteps is very inconsiderate […]