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September 23, 2002 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alexander Mosich Miller careens around the playground at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, skateboarding off stairs, riding rails and grinding metal against asphalt. The wide-open pavement, staircases and ramps are perfect for the 13-year-old boy's high-flying antics. He hustles to get in a few stunts before a maintenance worker chases him off the school grounds.
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November 26, 2009 | By Richard Winton
At least four red-haired girls and three boys are now believed to have been victims of the so-called ginger attacks at a Calabasas middle school that were inspired by a Facebook message, a Los Angeles County sheriff's investigation has revealed. The seven victims were targeted in a series of assaults at or near A.E. Wright Middle School that began early Friday after the perpetrators acted on a Facebook message stating that it was "Kick a Ginger Day," authorities said. Ginger is a label given to people with red hair, freckles and fair skin.
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October 28, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first subdivision in Calabasas wasn't a swank gated community or collection of mini-mansions of the kind the city is famous for today. It was a rakish art colony full of eccentric little cottages and studios, some designed by modern architectural master Rudolph Schindler. Arlene Bernholtz and George French recently drove through the city's winding streets pointing out remnants of Park Moderne, the artists colony that once flourished among the oaks and manzanita.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2009 | E. Scott Reckard
First Bank of Beverly Hills, a Calabasas institution under federal orders to raise more funds, was rescued Tuesday by a Chicago financial firm that pledged to provide new capital and convert the bank into a conventional small-business operation.
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July 19, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
A controversial plan to convert a Calabasas neighborhood into a gated community will be discussed tonight by the City Council. Opponents say there's no guarantee that the $500,000 project would enhance property values or make their neighborhood safer. They accuse the Calabasas Hills Homeowners Assn., which is pushing the plan, of ignoring their concerns. "Their tactics of employing greed and fear to pass a plan is shallow and insulting," Dominic Bonelli wrote in a letter to the city.
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August 15, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
Pacific Bell broke ground Monday in Calabasas on a project to replace the company's outdated copper cable system with a fiber optic network, as part of a plan to eventually rewire much of the state. Installation of the company's "Communications Superhighway" will improve telephone service and provide a means for Pacific Bell to enter local cable television markets, executives said. It will allow the company to deliver hundreds of channels of cable programming and interactive video services.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2009 | E. Scott Reckard
First Bank of Beverly Hills, a Calabasas institution under federal orders to raise more funds, was rescued Tuesday by a Chicago financial firm that pledged to provide new capital and convert the bank into a conventional small-business operation.
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July 9, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The Calabasas Library will have its grand opening Saturday. In a 10 a.m. ceremony, city officials and library staff members will welcome the public to the first city-run library. In May the City Council decided to assume control of the facility after facing red tape with the county. "We were unable to extend the hours on Sundays and we couldn't staff the library with a full-time librarian," library Manager Field G. Weber said.
REAL ESTATE
May 21, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Just name it, and this Calabasas house probably has it. The home, built in 1987, underwent a major remodel in 2005 and gained a variety of bells and whistles. An indoor basketball court, wine-tasting/catering kitchen and three-story atrium with a retractable roof are just a few of these added features. Among others are an art gallery, an in-home gym, a home theater and a 12-car subterranean garage, which added an extra 3,000 square feet to the original 9,000-square-foot house plan.
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October 6, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Although few volunteers are expected at Saturday's annual Creek Cleanup, officials hope the event will draw attention to trash that is clogging local creeks. Despite distribution of thousands of fliers through the local schools--and the promise of free gifts and refreshments to participants--no one has called to say he or she is willing to pick up debris on Saturday, said Heather Lea Merenda, storm water program manager for Calabasas.
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October 14, 2008 | Scott Glover, Times Staff Writer
An investigation sparked by a suspicious death at an upscale senior living facility in Calabasas has expanded to include the alleged abuse of three more elderly residents, including a 78-year-old woman who was allegedly body-slammed into her bed, according to court records and interviews. Keith Stubbs said he was told by authorities that a caregiver at Silverado Senior Living rousted his sleeping mother out of bed by "jumping on her chest." When she tried to defend herself, "he picked her up W.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2008 | Katherine Tulich, Special to The Times
NESTLED IN the oak-filled foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in western L.A. County, Calabasas is an upscale community firmly rooted in small-town charm. The origin of its name is, however, less certain. It's believed original settlements of Chumash Indians named the area Calabasas, from the Indian word for "where the wild geese fly," while a more popular theory claims it comes from the Spanish word for pumpkin, an interpretation celebrated by the area's annual Pumpkin Festival in October.
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February 23, 2008 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
They're hoping wet weather doesn't turn "MASH" into mush today in Calabasas. But rain or shine, a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the popular television series' finale will be staged at the show's Malibu Creek State Park filming location, organizers promise. The former "MASH" set is about two miles into the park, next to a dirt road that turns muddy when it rains. Several stars from the series, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and William Christopher, have indicated they plan to attend.
REAL ESTATE
May 21, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Just name it, and this Calabasas house probably has it. The home, built in 1987, underwent a major remodel in 2005 and gained a variety of bells and whistles. An indoor basketball court, wine-tasting/catering kitchen and three-story atrium with a retractable roof are just a few of these added features. Among others are an art gallery, an in-home gym, a home theater and a 12-car subterranean garage, which added an extra 3,000 square feet to the original 9,000-square-foot house plan.
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March 18, 2006 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
As a pioneering public smoking ban went into effect Friday in Calabasas, enforcement came from a higher authority: Mother Nature. A pouring rainstorm snuffed out renegade smokers' cigarettes and sent them scurrying for cover as security guards began issuing warnings at the town's main shopping center. "You could get a $500 citation," one of them advised Danielle Wakely of Westwood as she sat at an outside table at the Calabasas Commons mall and puffed on a Marlboro.
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January 21, 2006 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Nestled amid rolling hills on the western edge of the San Fernando Valley, Calabasas has become an unlikely trailblazer in the debate over secondhand smoke -- and even some nonsmokers wonder whether their upscale suburb has gone too far. The city of 30,000 this week adopted an ordinance -- considered by experts to be one of the toughest in the nation -- strictly regulating smoking in public places. The rule bans smoking in outdoor spaces when other people are in the area.
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November 25, 2002 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
Saying it wants to preserve a piece of the past for future generations, a San Fernando Valley preservationist group plans to open a nature center at a natural headwater of the Los Angeles River in Calabasas.
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June 24, 1997 | GREG RIPPEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two fires--one of them accidentally ignited by a brush-clearing crew--blackened about 25 acres Monday in Sun Valley and Calabasas before being extinguished by scores of firefighters, authorities said. The largest of the fires, which started about 2:20 p.m. at Wentworth Street and Stonehurst Avenue, burned about 20 acres of brush and grass south of Hansen Dam and east of Hansen Dam Golf Course, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collins said. It was put out in about half an hour.
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October 30, 2005 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
On Nov. 8, Calabasas residents get their first chance to weigh in on one of the largest construction projects proposed in the 14-year history of the city. Its 23,000 residents, who live in tidy neighborhoods surrounded by verdant hillsides on both sides of the Ventura Freeway in the western San Fernando Valley, have two measures to decide. One is an advisory vote. The other would protect the city's current open space for 25 years.
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September 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Calabasas developer has lost his bid to block a ballot argument that criticizes a resort and spa he hopes to build in the Santa Monica Mountains. Brian Boudreau sued homeowner Mary Hubbard, accusing her of making "false and misleading" statements about his proposed 152-acre project near Malibu Canyon in a ballot argument prepared for a Nov. 8 "advisory" election for Calabasas voters.
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