Letter to the City Council

After witnessing all public hearings on the Canyon Oaks project in Calabasas, I sent this email to the city council members: “David Shapiro and Alicia Weintraub, as a previous supporter of both your campaigns, it pains me that I supported you based on your recent council performances and specifically on the Canyon Oaks project. “In regards to Fred Gaines, I’m […]

Teamwork pays off

Three seniors in a race to graduate

Students in driver’ seat of modified BMW

Adam Ferla of Calabasas, Nick Matta of Malibu and Marius Jatulis of Oak Park put a little pizzazz into their senior year at high school. The three Oaks Christian students rolled up their sleeves and transformed a stock, 1997 BMW 328i with 170,000 miles into a machine capable of serious track driving. The students presented the car as their senior […]

Questions new water billing

By now all customers of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District are familiar with the recent changeover to a monthly billing system. However, I would hazard a guess that very few customers are aware that this new policy allows the district to assess a usage surcharge, even in situations where customers remain at or under their allotted water budgets and […]

Antique treats

Going green

CAMPUS HEROES—Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas recently joined Chaparral and Yerba Buena schools as Las Virgenes school district Green Team champions. From left are Bay Laurel student Kylie Cohan, Principal Steve Scifres and students Navin Parmar, Cameron Rezaie and Peter Theron. Green Team students help clean the campus grounds and learn about recycling.

Thoughts on Calabasas High

I attended the LVUSD board meeting on June 14 to support Calabasas High School counselors Lauren Freedman and Tiffany Cozzi. The impact they have made on our community was evidenced by the outpouring of support and shared stories. This is contrasted by comments about certain administrators at CHS. One parent with a list of examples spoke about waiting to speak […]

KCLU broadcasting awarded

Local National Public Radio affiliate KCLU received six regional awards from the Associated Press and the Radio Television Digital News Association, including news director Lance Orozco’s 10th Pat Davis Reporter of the Year honor, during a ceremony June 18 at the Universal Hilton in Universal City. The station competed in Division B against stations with five or fewer staff members […]


Melissa Cook of Agoura Hills made the spring semester dean’s list at Boston University. Rachel Bastian of Calabasas made the spring semester dean’s list at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Sean Fitzwilliam of Agoura Hills, and Amy Anderson, Mia Beckerman, John Killeen and Austin Wolfe of Westlake Village made the fall 2015 honor roll at Kansas University in […]

Against new Oak Park school tax

Enough is enough. Just when we thought that we were going to get a break on our property taxes due to an expiring bond, the OPUSD flies another one for 40 years. Yes, I said 40 years. We are to vote on a bond that will outlive many of us and in turn place the burden on the next generation. […]