2014-10-30 E-Edition

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Zev ‘endorsement’ disrupts Shriver-Kuehl campaign

Despite ads, supervisor backing neither candidate

Experience counts, and Sheila Kuehl says her 14 years in government is what distinguishes her from Bobby Shriver, her opponent in the race for Los Angeles County 3rd District Supervisor. The district includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Kuehl, 73, served as a member of the state Assembly for six years, followed by an eight-year term in the Senate. […]

Scary Good Time

Rutherford fights lawsuit

A lawsuit that identifies Westlake Village Mayor Mark Rutherford for his role in the ownership of an allegedly poorly maintained mobile home park was continued to Dec. 19 by a Los Angeles judge. Residents of Wildwood Mobile Home Country Club, a 456- home development in Hacienda Heights, own their mobile homes, but they lease their land from the local Westmont […]

Klessig to resign Westlake City Council

Announces move to New Mexico

Westlake Village Councilmember Philippa Klessig has announced she is resigning from office and moving out of the area. At a meeting Oct. 22, Klessig said she and her husband, Karl, are putting their Westlake Village home on the market and moving to Santa Fe, N.M. “This is really difficult because how do you compare anywhere else to Westlake Village. . […]

Shoppers navigate construction at the new Westlake Plaza

Although the heavy machinery, makeshift signs and torn-up asphalt at Westlake Plaza make it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Regency Centers’ Patrick Conway said the shopping center’s much-criticized $25-million renovation effort is indeed approaching an end. “We’re getting to the point where we’re substantially completing certain sections, like the Starbucks patio,” Conway told The […]


A photo with last week’s story about the Boys & Girls Clubs gala incorrectly identified Marilyn Bencar as Elizabeth Grossman. Bencar was the recipient of the clubs’ 2014 Cal Johnston Service Award, and Grossman, not pictured, received an honor on behalf of her late husband, Dr. Richard Grossman.

Daylight saving time ends

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2. Before going to bed Saturday night, remember to “fall back” and turn clocks back one hour. The extra sleep is a bonus. While the change to standard time will provide more light in the morning, the evening darkness will arrive noticeably earlier. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole $250 in cash and a $150 set of keys from a vehicle parked on Rainbow Crest Drive Oct. 14. A thief stole a $500 iPhone from a patron at Padri restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road Oct. 11. Calabasas A burglar stole a $400 purse containing a Social Security card, driver’s license, credit cards […]

DUI is the scariest thing about Halloween

Halloween is a great time for tricks and treats. It’s fun to dress up as a gladiator from ancient Rome, a fairy-tale princess, or one of the countless superheroes whose costumes crowd the retail shelves this time of year. But there’s a particular role this Halloween that anyone with a driver’s license would be wise to consider, and it doesn’t […]