2016-03-10

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Skimming off the top

Gas station fraud device snares one more customer


Stealing credit and debit card information is all too easy for crooks, even more so when the businesses they target fail to report occurrences, said Gary Rich, an Agoura Hills resident whose credit card information was recently compromised. The incident involving Rich began Feb. 20 when his wife swiped a credit card, which they both share, at pump No. 2 […]

Advocates of GMOs go on the offensive

Food bioengineering has advantages, man says


Bioengineered crops might have their drawbacks, but they are not the villains they’re made out to be, says a plant molecular biologist from UCLA who recently spoke locally. Bob Goldberg, a UCLA professor and member of the National Academy of Sciences, said during a speakers series presentation at the Calabasas Library that genetically modified organisms will be indispensable in feeding […]

Opening Day

PONY baseball steps up to the plate

SPRING IS IN THE AIR— David Tirsch, far right joins 7-year-old son Zach, next to him, and 7-year-old Buck Heffernan at the March 5 opening of the Agoura PONY Baseball season at the Lupin Hill fields in Calabasas. Above, league president Devin Sirkus with a few tips on hitting for his son Jake, 13.

Woman who stole from Calabasas HOA sentenced

Two homeowner associations cheated out of $1.6 million


A woman convicted of embezzling about $1.6 million from homeowners associations in Simi Valley and Calabasas has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison. Kristin Davis, 46, of Solana Beach, Calif. was sentenced March 3 in Ventura County Superior Court. On Feb. 1, a Ventura County jury found Davis guilty of eight counts of grand theft, four counts of […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A burglar caused $1,900 in damage while breaking into a pharmacy in the 5800 block of Kanan Road Feb. 24. Nothing was said to be stolen when the report was filed. A vandal caused $200 in damage smashing the window of a car parked on Colodny Drive Feb. 24. A burglar stole a car amplifier, a speaker, a […]

Damage closes Commons store



A caller contacted the City of Calabasas recently to notify officials about a possible safety issue with the building that houses the Rite Aid store at The Commons shopping center. When building and safety inspectors arrived they noticed the ceiling was severely bowed, City Manager Tony Coroalles said. They also found cracks in two large structural beams. Since the roof […]

Three file for commission vacancy, Peter Kraut selected




The deadline for applications to the Calabasas Planning Commission was yesterday at 5 p.m. Three people had filed to fill the vacant seat. Commissioner David Litt resigned Feb. 23 in protest over the hotel and housing developments proposed for Las Virgenes Road. “I ultimately made the decision to leave because there basically was no respect between me and city staff,” […]

Daylight saving, the ultimate time machine



The term daylight saving time has always seemed a bit paradoxical. Sun., March 13 marks the beginning of daylight saving, but in a practical sense there is no daylight being “saved,” at least not at the beginning of the day. If you wake up at 7 a.m. this Sat., March 12, the sun will already have risen. (Sunrise is at […]

Political Cartoon