2014-03-13 E-Edition

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Marmalade sky at sunrise

Calabasas election moved to Nov. 2015

Bigger voter turnout desired

The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously Feb. 26 to move its municipal elections to the first Tuesday of November in odd years—effective 2015. The switch from March elections will allow the city to consolidate its balloting with the Las Virgenes Unified School District board election. County, state and federal elections take place in even years, unless a special election is […]

Yacht club sets sail

NEW SEASON BEGINS— Above, Westlake Yacht Club Rear Commodore Carol Kirschbaum and her husband, Ray, greet the crowd at the club’s 46th annual opening day ceremony on March 8. Left, Staff Commodore Kaj Sorensen, the master of ceremonies, salutes the flag as Linda Eichberg sings the National Anthem. The 230-member yacht club, founded in 1969, is open to the public […]

Candidates in position for battle

Filing deadline passes

Races to fill openings in the U.S. Congress, State Assembly and on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are taking shape, with dozens of candidates from across the political spectrum preparing to compete. The filing deadline for candidates seeking to replace Congressman Henry Waxman, who is retiring after 40 years of public service, was extended to March 12. As […]

Vandals deliver a blow to Oak Park

Vandals destroyed 11 mailboxes during a March 1 crime spree in Oak Park. Some of the mailboxes and their supporting posts were completely knocked over while others were dented, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reported. Sgt. Eric Buschow of the department said an Oak Park resident called the East County Sheriff’s Station at 9:10 p.m. when he heard banging outside […]

Residents want limited growth

Calabasas residents worried about too much development made themselves heard at a recent city planning commission meeting. Among the items on the commission’s agenda were two annexation proposals and suggestions for revisions in the building code. No decisions were made during the Feb. 20 meeting. Maureen Tamuri, community development director, said nothing will be finalized without thorough review by city […]

Open the gate to modern education

Gifted education is a touchy subject for some people. This year, the Las Virgenes Unified School District launched a sixth-grade GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) magnet program at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas with plans to expand the program into seventh and eighth grades. Children throughout the district are eligible for the program as long as their IQ is […]

State’s new education model emphasizes local control

For the first time in over four decades, the state is implementing a new funding model for public schools. Two of the key components of this new model are community engagement and local decision making. It is clear that Gov. Brown and the Legislature are focused on giving those closest to the students—our teachers, administrators, the board of education and […]

Bridging the gap

I was so pleased to see the front-page story on March 6 regarding the beginnings of a plan to create a bridge for wildlife across the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon. This has to be one of the most important decisions developers in our area face. The corridor that runs through Liberty Canyon, under the 101 and into Chesebro Meadow […]