Washburn in and out of City Council race

Veteran leader wants name off the ballot, but it may be too late


WashburnA shake-up in the candidate lineup has thrown the Calabasas City Council election into a state of flux. Word came last week that one of the challengers is withdrawing from the Nov. 3 race.
Dennis Washburn— who helped found the city, became its first mayor and served on the council for 20 years until his retirement in 2011—joined the City Council contest earlier this month and just as quickly announced that he was withdrawing. But California election law requires a candidate to withdraw b...

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