2012-11-08 E-Edition

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Pavley defeats Republican upstart Zink

Despite losing to Todd Zink in the June primary, Democrat Fran Pavley turned the tables in Tuesday’s general election and beat her Republican opponent by 5 percentage points in the race for the newly configured 27th Senate District, which includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Camarillo. Pavley defeated her GOP challenger with 52.6 percent […]

Voters send McReynolds back to the MAC

. Contest for second seat hinging on mail-in and provisional ballots

Incumbent Mike McReynolds prevailed in the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council race with a 12 percent margin of victory against his closest competitors. The local governing council had two seats up for grabs on the Nov. 6 ballot. The panel provides advice and recommendations to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, the County Planning Department and other agencies on matters […]

Calabasas seniors present seminar for veterans

The City of Calabasas Savvy Seniors lecture series will present a free educational seminar for veterans of all ages from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9 at Founders Hall, Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. The speaker will be Arnold Bresky, MD, a veteran who serves as the medical director for the nonprofit Dorie Miller Memorial Foundation, an organization […]

Master Chorale to celebrate the American West

. Guest musicians featured

Los Robles Master Chorale’s chamber ensemble, êko, takes a nostalgic musical journey with a concert titled “Western Skies” at 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18 at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The first concert of the chorale’s 35th anniversary season will celebrate the tradition of folk tunes and cowboy songs that have their roots in the […]

Comedy show has new line-up this month

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “The Laugh Pack” at 8:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9 in the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. This is the second Laugh Pack show, with a new lineup, in the Friday Nite Funnies Series, which will also continue into 2013. Starting in July 2009, […]

Handling grief during the holidays

Hospice of the Conejo will offer a free presentation titled “Grief and the Holidays” from 1 to 3 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16 in the Marvin E. Smith Community Room at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Hospice of the Conejo grief facilitators Amanda Jennings and Jannelle Guillot will discuss the value of planning ahead and strategies […]

Brownley over Strickland in new 26th Congressional

After one of the closest and most expensive political races Ventura County has ever seen, voters on Tuesday sent a new member to the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrat Julia Brownley has won the newly formed 26th Congressional District. Brownley, a three-term member in the coastal 41st Assembly District, trailed her Republican opponent—state Sen. Tony Strickland—as the initial returns came […]

Acorn Bits

Rate increase for Triunfo

Triunfo Sanitation District officials unanimously approved increases for potable and recycled water customers at a meeting on Oct. 22. Triunfo serves more than 30,000 residents of east Ventura County, including the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Lake Sherwood and Bell Canyon. The district also owns and operates Oak Park Water Service. The agency purchases its potable and reclaimed […]

Commentator to analyze election results

. How did race, gender affect voter decisions in 2012

Caroline Heldman, chair of the politics department at Occidental College and an expert in American political campaigns, will present “Deciding Factors: Race, Class and Gender in the 2012 Presidential Election” at 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 12 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Road, California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Heldman will discuss how race, class and gender […]