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August 13, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Two men have entered the race for the Division 1 seat on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors--the first election in this division in decades that will not include an incumbent. The seat is being left vacant by longtime director A. Macneil Stelle, who decided not to run again after 32 years of service on the board. Stelle was elected eight times--six times in unopposed races. His term expires in January. John J. Coveney Jr.
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August 13, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Two men have entered the race for the Division 1 seat on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors--the first election in this division in decades that will not include an incumbent. The seat is being left vacant by longtime director A. Macneil Stelle, who decided not to run again after 32 years of service on the board. Stelle was elected eight times--six times in unopposed races. His term expires in January. John J. Coveney Jr.
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August 31, 2000 | JEAN GUCCIONE
A longtime teacher and Calabasas area community activist was nominated Wednesday to the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. Harold "Hal" Helsley, who has lived in the Cold Creek community in the Santa Monica Mountains for 30 years, was named as Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's choice for the commission. His nomination is subject to review by the county Board of Supervisors, which is scheduled to vote on it next week.
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March 19, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
An interim general manager has been appointed by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board. James E. Colbaugh, 47, former head of the planning and engineering department, was named to the post March 3 after the board decided not to renew the contract of former General Manager Charles McClain. The board is seeking a new general manager.
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November 21, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Ann Dorgelo, conservationist and longtime member of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors, has died. She was 63. Dorgelo died of cancer Thursday in Agoura Hills. A staunch advocate of educating local schoolchildren about water conservation, Dorgelo retired from the water district board earlier this month because of her declining health. She had served since 1983 and held several offices on the board, including president.
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March 8, 1994 | KURT PITZER
The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board has terminated its contract with the agency's general manager in a disagreement over management style. The board gave notice to Charles McClain after a closed-door meeting last week and plans to hire someone with a leadership approach that more closely resembles the hands-on style of McClain's predecessor, Edward E. McCombs, said board President Harold V. (Hal) Helsley. "We're looking for a little stronger leadership," Helsley said. "Mr.
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August 8, 1998 | SUE FOX
Backed by a new citizens group angry about years of rising water rates and other fees, three candidates filed papers Friday to challenge incumbents for seats on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board in the Nov. 3 election. In District 2, real estate broker Dana Levy is seeking incumbent Glen Peterson's seat. Vernon Padgett, a retired doctor who participated in a recall effort against two board members in 1996, is challenging board President Harold "Hal" Helsley in District 3.
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March 11, 1998 | ALLISON COHEN
Gordon Knopp, a director of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has been selected for the Los Angeles County's Local Agency Formation Committee, which oversees Los Angeles county annexations and incorporation efforts. The 70-year-old West Hills resident will serve as an alternate representative--with voice but no vote--representing parks, cemeteries, water and conservation districts, among others.
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July 30, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
A. MacNeil Stelle, a Hidden Hills resident who was among the group of people who doggedly worked to bring water to the area three decades ago, has announced that he will not seek reelection to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors. Stelle said that after 32 years on the board--marked by rapid and significant growth in the area--it was time to leave at the end of his term. He leaves as the district is building a new headquarters and struggles with budget problems.
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November 7, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
A challenger for the District 4 seat on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board seems to have edged out an incumbent, while a Calabasas man easily won the District 1 seat left vacant this year. With absentee ballots still uncounted, Ken Rufener, a former Westlake Village mayor and city councilman, squeaked past incumbent Steve Gavin with 2,216 votes, or 50.31%, to Gavin's 2,188 votes, or 49.68%.
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