2016-02-25 E-Edition

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Cancer Support Community seeks stability with hiring of new director

Bridget Karl leaves Calabasas Chamber post

Bridget Karl, president of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, was announced last week as the new chief executive of the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara. Karl will oversee programs and fundraising at the Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit, whose mission is to help patients and families impacted by cancer. “I’m just thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a great […]

Cars recall golden age of motoring

Parents object to student data request

Opt-out provision being offered

A court ruling that will allow access to student records dating back to 2008 has placed the privacy rights of millions of current and former California students at risk. As a deadline to protect the information approaches, local educators say they are worried. Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and California Concerned Parents Association sued the California Department of Education in […]

Customers turn noses up at higher gas bills

When Westlake Hills homeowner Sandra Lion received a bill for $232 from the Southern California Gas Co. in January, she figured something must be wrong. During the same billing period the previous year, Dec. 10 to Jan. 13, her bill was just $109. Wondering how her bill doubled, she decided to call the gas company to find out. A customer […]

Westlake Village City Council approves pay raises for top management

Big salaries for small communities

The Westlake Village City Council approved a cost-of-living salary increase for City Manager Ray Taylor, who currently earns $234,930 a year. In addition to a 2.76 percent salary increase, giving the city manager an additional $6,484 a year, the number of unused hours in sick time, vacation and administrative leave that Taylor can cash out each year increased from 25 […]

Calabasas resident heads park fund

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund recently named Calabasas resident Sara Nelson Horner as its new board president. A UCLA graduate, Horner has served on the fund’s board for over two years. In addition, Charlotte Parry, deputy director of the fund since 2013, was named the organization’s executive director. Originally from London, she has worked in public relations for over 20 […]

Volunteers recognized in Agoura Hills

A COMMUNITY THAT CARES—About 300 people were honored at a recent Agoura Hills City Council Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. The annual event saluted teens, adults and seniors who give countless hours throughout the year. Pictured above with City Councilmember Linda Northrup,fifth from left, are some of the 11 volunteers from the city’s senior program. At left are several members of the […]


Agoura Hills A resident on Eagleton Street reported that a man wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and shorts was prowling around the resident’s vehicles Feb. 6. A thief stole a $1,500 laptop computer from a car parked on Chesebro Road Jan. 22. Calabasas A thief stole a $60 carpet cleaner and two solar lights valued at $40 from a […]

‘Toilet to tap’ doesn’t sound quite right, but it’s the way to go


Rule No. 1 in sports betting: If one team is touted as a definite, can’t-miss lock winner, then run the other way. Same thing with El Niño. The hype was so over the top that there was no way the storms could deliver as promised. In fact, local rainfall totals are even lower than at this time last year, a […]