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Saturday, January 4, 1992
Ventura County Edition
Section: Metro
Page: B-3
Ventura County News Roundup;

THOUSAND OAKS; Fallen Oak Prompts Claim of $79,705;


An insurance company that had to compensate a Thousand Oaks auto
dealer for 12 cars smashed by a falling oak tree is seeking $79,705 from
the city.

Stan Matalon, an attorney representing the Truck Insurance Exchange of
Los Angeles, said Thousand Oaks was responsible for maintaining and
protecting the 60-foot oak that dented or destroyed the new cars when it
fell at Neftin Westlake Volvo June 23.

The carrier has filed a claim against the city for the damages it had to
pay auto dealer Howard Neftin.

Neftin said Thousand Oaks had denied him permission to chop down the
300-year-old tree after he filed plans to expand his dealership on
Duesenberg Drive. Oaks are protected under an ordinance that requires
builders and landowners to obtain a permit from the city before chopping
down or trimming the majestic trees.

Type of Material: News Brief

Copyright (c) 1992 Times Mirror Company


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