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Brownley protects Dem seat in 26th District



U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) defeated actor Antonio Sabato Jr. Tuesday to represent much of Ventura County in the 26th U.S. Congressional District. The Democratic incumbent earned 96,489 votes as of Wednesday’s results, giving her slightly more than 59 percent of the vote and a fourth term in Congress. Her Republican challenger, Sabato, a first-time office seeker won 65,894 […]

Irwin runaway winner in Assembly race



Voters have awarded Democrat Jacqui Irwin a third term in the state Assembly. A former Thousand Oaks City Council member, Irwin breezed past her Republican opponent, Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy, in a race to represent California’s 44th District, winning 56 percent to 44 percent. As of Wednesday, Irwin was ahead of Baldwin-Kennedy 58,606 votes to 45,231 with many provisional and other ballots […]

Incumbents return to L.V. School Board



Three incumbents for the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education won handily in Tuesday’s election. Lesli Stein, Angela Cutbill and Dallas Lawrence captured the most votes in the first school district election to be aligned with the gubernatorial race, but challenger Kiyomi Kowalski finished with impressive support from constituents in the four cities that make up the student […]

No competition for Calabasas candidates

Familiar names and faces will return to the Calabasas City Council. Incumbents James Bozajian, Mary Sue Maurer and David Shapiro were all reelected in a Tuesday election that carried a strange twist. Challenger Vahid Naziri, who had previously withdrawn from the race, received 1,232 votes, almost 9 percent. Naziri missed the deadline to drop out so his name so his […]

Klein Lopez wins seat on Agoura City Council

Anstead surprises


Voters asked for change and they got it on Tuesday night. Two outsiders won seats on the Agoura Hills City Council in the Nov. 6 election and left one incumbent out of a job that he had hoped to continue for another four years. Newcomer Deborah Klein Lopez was the top vote- getter from start to finish. She received 4,214 […]

Ray Pearl in position to win WLV

McSweeney, Halpern reelected


A new member is poised to join the Westlake Village City Council. He is Ray Pearl, 49, executive director of the California Housing Consortium, a nonprofit organization that advocates for affordable housing. A former Navy officer, Pearl has lived in West- lake Village since 1998. With final provisional votes still being counted, he appears to have captured one of the […]

Border war erupts between two cities

Agoura pushes back on Calabasas annexation


Agoura Hills has taken steps to annex property that lies within unincorporated Los Angeles County at the eastern edge of the city—a move that pits Agoura against neighboring Calabasas, which previously sought to take control of a key property on the 43-acre swath at the northeast corner of Agoura Road between Liberty Canyon and Malibu Hills roads. The Calabasas City […]

Council newcomers win seats in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village

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  The third time is a charm for Chris Anstead, a 53-year-old West Point graduate and Agoura Hills resident who won election to the City Council Tuesday night in a voter groundswell that saw two newcomers swept into office and one incumbent defeated. Anstead, who lost two previous bids for the Agoura Hills City Council, finished with 23 percent (3,165 […]

Sign language

Candidates stake their reputation


Nov. 6 is just around the corner and some have found they are able to tone down the steady drumbeat of political ads by turning off the TV or radio, or closing the pop-up window that appears on the internet browser. But the campaign signs that have blossomed on street corners like so many flowers in a time-lapse documentary are […]

Party venues create ruckus in mountains

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Friday means the work week is over and the weekend is about to begin, bringing with it rest and relaxation. But for some residents in Triunfo Canyon, Friday is a time of stress. Residents are upset that two properties in the area, Brookview Ranch and Triunfo Creek Vineyards, host weddings and other commercial events nearly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday […]


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