2015-10-29 E-Edition

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Chalking up votes for the school board candidates


Three candidates are running for two seats in the Nov. 3 Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election. Among the issues in the race are school finances and the future of the new Common Core standards. One candidate, Gary Mittin, declined to be interviewed for this feature. Wasserman Mathy Wasserman, a candidate for a seat on the Las […]

Halloween is here

DEAD-LINE—Above, Dee Costanzo is displaying this creative home decoration in Oak Park. Below, Dustin Denti photographs his children, Taylor and Luke, at the Oak Park Community Gardens pumpkin patch. See more fun Halloween photos on Pages 28, 29.

Gala night for Boys & Girls

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY—Lon Morton and his wife, Rocky, receive recognition at the Oct. 24 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley fundraiser and auction. See story on Page 33.

Arrest made in 29-year Agoura Hills cold case

Victim was 6 years old when murdered

The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed charges Oct. 22 against a man suspected of murdering a 6-year-old boy in Agoura Hills 29 years ago. Kenneth Rasmuson, a 53-year-old Idaho man, was believed to have strangled, stabbed and sexually assaulted the boy in 1986. The body of young Miguel Antero was found in a remote Triunfo Canyon creek bed near […]

School board candidate forum conducted by AHS and CHS students

The civic-minded kids wanted to know how each candidate can help education

The first student-run candidates forum for a Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election was held Oct. 21 at Agoura High School. The forum featured candidates Mathy Wasserman, Linda Menges and Gary Mittin. The event was moderated by student board representatives Conrad Wahl, an Agoura High School senior, and Candice Matsumura, a senior at Calabasas High School. The […]

Local principal caught in I-5 mudslide

No injuries, but new car is destroyed

The timing of Lupin Hill Elementary School principal Sheila Grady’s entanglement in the devastating Interstate 5 mudslide on Oct. 15 couldn’t have been more ironic. It happened to be the day of the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide drill to prepare the public and schools for earthquake disasters. Just a few hours after students participated in the simulated earthquake—and Grady […]

Local voters have multiple choices Nov. 3

When election day arrives Tues., Nov. 3, voters in the region will see a rare slate of city council and school board races on the ballot. Due to a decision by Calabasas to move its municipal election from the spring to the fall to coincide with the Las Virgenes school district election and increase voter turnout, seats on three city […]

Political Cartoon

Measure O needed to preserve Calabasas open space

Guest opinion

The desire to exercise local control over land use issues was one of the primary motivating factors for incorporation of the City of Calabasas in 1991. On Nov. 3, Calabasas will have an opportunity to reaffirm its long-standing commitment to open space protection by voting to enact Measure O, the 2015 Open Space Initiative. In 2005, Calabasas voters approved Measure […]