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January 9, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Lesley Devine, a founding Calabasas City Council member and a longtime environmental activist, has died. She was 63. Devine died of cancer Thursday at Tarzana Hospital, her family said. One of the organizers for Calabasas cityhood, Devine served as a member of the City Council from its incorporation in 1991 until 2005, including two stints as mayor from 1997 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2003. "This is a deep loss for the city," Calabasas Councilman James Bozajian said Friday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Lesley Devine, a founding Calabasas City Council member and a longtime environmental activist, has died. She was 63. Devine died of cancer Thursday at Tarzana Hospital, her family said. One of the organizers for Calabasas cityhood, Devine served as a member of the City Council from its incorporation in 1991 until 2005, including two stints as mayor from 1997 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2003. "This is a deep loss for the city," Calabasas Councilman James Bozajian said Friday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
Your "Personal Best" articles do much to uplift us all by focusing on the positive people around us. I was most happy to see the article by Kay Hwangbo featuring the contributions to archeology by longtime Sherman Oaks resident Ted Gutman. Additionally, Gutman has been an inspiration to many of us in public service. He has been one of those special behind-the-scenes people who encourages and helps others to be involved in the issues of our communities. LESLEY DEVINE Calabasas Devine is a member of the Calabasas City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2005
-- Azusa Mayor -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Diane Chagnon 2,091 54 Uriel Macias 1,805 46 -- -- City Council -- -- (2 Elected) -- -- Joseph R. Rocha 2,174 31 Keith Hanks 1,141 16 Angel Carrillo 1,112 16 Robert Gonzales 927 13 John Dierking 850 12 Robert Donnelson 471 7 Karen Johnson 437 6 -- -- Clerk -- -- Vera Mendoza 3,367 100 -- -- Treasurer -- -- Marcene Hamilton 2,772 75 Leslie Dierking 905 25 -- -- Bell Gardens City Council (3 Elected)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1995
With all the disasters we have faced recently, the last thing we needed was a disaster produced by our own city government. The Calabasas City Council, with the exception of council member Lesley Devine, has set in motion the destruction of a way of life that every citizen of Calabasas has learned to love. The city, by encouraging and later approving the huge Calabasas Park Centre, with the likely development of a 2,400-seat movie complex and a retail complex of 200,000 square feet, has made a grievous mistake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001
Re "3rd District Rivals Agree They Oppose Ahmanson," March 28. I appreciate that The Times has focused on the Ahmanson Ranch project in the 3rd District Council race, as was done last month in our Calabasas elections. As you may know, the city of Los Angeles joined with the city of Calabasas plus seven other litigants in the first major lawsuit over this project. This is a complicated fight over a multitude of public safety issues, with traffic being very important, but only one facet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1997
"Panel OKs Changes in Ahmanson Roads," (June 13) needs a little clarification regarding the role of Calabasas. Calabasas has not and does not welcome the roads from Ahmanson coming through our residential town. Unfortunately, the judge did not see our neighborhood plights. The funds referred to are for road work determined by Ventura County, within Calabasas borders, to satisfy Ventura's mitigation requirements for the Ahmanson development, and as upheld by the courts. Not exactly a "good-neighbor" policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1994
"I'm fine. We are all fine." What does that really mean in Calabasas, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica--an area of more than 2 million people? "I'm fine," said 8-year-old Amanda. "I just wish the bed would stop jumping and making me scream for my daddy." "I'm fine," said the single mother of two. "I just can't figure out how to come up with the nine thousand needed to fix the condo." "I'm fine," said the homeowner. "There is just this problem of the fireplace being in the middle of the house, you know, between two rooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2005
-- Azusa Mayor -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Diane Chagnon 2,091 54 Uriel Macias 1,805 46 -- -- City Council -- -- (2 Elected) -- -- Joseph R. Rocha 2,174 31 Keith Hanks 1,141 16 Angel Carrillo 1,112 16 Robert Gonzales 927 13 John Dierking 850 12 Robert Donnelson 471 7 Karen Johnson 437 6 -- -- Clerk -- -- Vera Mendoza 3,367 100 -- -- Treasurer -- -- Marcene Hamilton 2,772 75 Leslie Dierking 905 25 -- -- Bell Gardens City Council (3 Elected)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1993
Calabasas council member Lesley Devine has described the continuing saga of the Micor project as "a huge headache." She ignores the fact that Judge Robert O'Brien prescribed the headache remedy when he ruled that approval of any project on the Micor site in excess of 81 units is illegal. For reasons known only to themselves and the developer, the council members have refused to take their medicine and have once again approved 250 units. It seems Devine's headache is self-inflicted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001
Re "3rd District Rivals Agree They Oppose Ahmanson," March 28. I appreciate that The Times has focused on the Ahmanson Ranch project in the 3rd District Council race, as was done last month in our Calabasas elections. As you may know, the city of Los Angeles joined with the city of Calabasas plus seven other litigants in the first major lawsuit over this project. This is a complicated fight over a multitude of public safety issues, with traffic being very important, but only one facet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1997
"Panel OKs Changes in Ahmanson Roads," (June 13) needs a little clarification regarding the role of Calabasas. Calabasas has not and does not welcome the roads from Ahmanson coming through our residential town. Unfortunately, the judge did not see our neighborhood plights. The funds referred to are for road work determined by Ventura County, within Calabasas borders, to satisfy Ventura's mitigation requirements for the Ahmanson development, and as upheld by the courts. Not exactly a "good-neighbor" policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1995
With all the disasters we have faced recently, the last thing we needed was a disaster produced by our own city government. The Calabasas City Council, with the exception of council member Lesley Devine, has set in motion the destruction of a way of life that every citizen of Calabasas has learned to love. The city, by encouraging and later approving the huge Calabasas Park Centre, with the likely development of a 2,400-seat movie complex and a retail complex of 200,000 square feet, has made a grievous mistake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
Your "Personal Best" articles do much to uplift us all by focusing on the positive people around us. I was most happy to see the article by Kay Hwangbo featuring the contributions to archeology by longtime Sherman Oaks resident Ted Gutman. Additionally, Gutman has been an inspiration to many of us in public service. He has been one of those special behind-the-scenes people who encourages and helps others to be involved in the issues of our communities. LESLEY DEVINE Calabasas Devine is a member of the Calabasas City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1994
"I'm fine. We are all fine." What does that really mean in Calabasas, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica--an area of more than 2 million people? "I'm fine," said 8-year-old Amanda. "I just wish the bed would stop jumping and making me scream for my daddy." "I'm fine," said the single mother of two. "I just can't figure out how to come up with the nine thousand needed to fix the condo." "I'm fine," said the homeowner. "There is just this problem of the fireplace being in the middle of the house, you know, between two rooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1997
The third time was the charm for Councilwoman Lesley Devine, who was unanimously named mayor at the Calabasas City Council's reorganization meeting. Twice before in her six-year tenure on the council Devine had been passed over for the ceremonial position. "This a signal to the community that we're back on track again," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1991
The city of Calabasas will hold its inauguration and first City Council meeting today at Calabasas High School at 7:30 p.m. Calabasas residents voted March 5 to incorporate, marking the end of a 10-year struggle to be free from county zoning authority. Five leaders from the cityhood campaign--Lesley Devine, Karyn Foley, Bob Hill, Marvin Lopata and Dennis Washburn--will be installed as the first City Council, and one of them will be elected mayor.
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