2014-11-06

2014-11-06 E-Edition

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It’s Brownley by a nose

Incumbent has 530-vote lead


Supporters of Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Assemblyman Jeff Gorell anxiously await the final results in a nail-biter of a race for the 26th Congressional District. Brownley led 50.35 percent to 49.66 percent with all precincts reporting following Tuesday’s vote, but thousands of expected late vote-by-mail and provisional ballots still must be counted to make the election final. Of the 127,092 […]

Sheila Kuehl wins L.A. supervisor race




Former California Senator and Assemblymember Sheila Kuehl will take on her third political role, this time as Los Angeles County Supervisor,3rd District. Kuehl faced off at the polls Tuesday with fellow Democrat and former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver. Kuehl took the lead from the moment the counting began and finished with 53 percent of the votes to Shriver’s 47 […]

Lieu defeats Carr for U.S. Congress




The seat held by the retiring Henry Waxman, a member of Congress for four decades, will remain in Democratic hands for at least two more years. State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance defeated his Republican opponent, Los Angeles County prosecutor Elan Carr, in Tuesday’s race for the 33rd Congressional District. Lieu won 58.4 percent to 41.6 percent in the mostly […]

Wet winter ahead?



Peterson, Renger prevail in water board race—Steinhardt defeated




Six candidates ran for three seats on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors in Tuesday’s election. Two incumbents won but a third did not. The five-member board oversees sewer services and potable and recycled water delivery for Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village and surrounding unincorporated areas. During the campaign, the candidates debated the pros and […]

Out-of-district transfers: the good and the bad



It may not be a trend, but it’s a troubling series of events, to be sure. Last week The Acorn reported that a player was kicked off the Agoura High School football team following an alleged display of obscene behavior during an Oct. 17 bus ride to a game in Los Angeles. In addition, a second player and three coaches […]

Political Cartoon



Student stress



The Acorn (headline) stated, “School survey shows students are all stressed out,” and (the story stated) that the school board would “like to find ways to reduce student stress levels.” We should make changes to reduce stress. For example, a final AP exam caused stress because, despite the students preparing well, their final exam grades averaged a C. Classes need […]

Girls on film



The majority of you take responsibility for ensuring your pet is an asset for your family and not a liability to your neighbors. However, there are a few of you who seem to think your neighbors should shoulder the cost of ownership, whether it’s allowing your pet to defecate in our yards, dig up plants or bark at all hours. […]