2016-11-10 E-Edition

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Stern beats Fazio for Senate seat

Up-and-coming Democrat will succeed the retiring Fran Pavley

Henry Stern just made history. At the age of 34, the Canoga Park resident is the second youngest person to win a seat in the California state Senate. Michael Rubio became the youngest in the state’s history when he won a Kern County Senate seat at the age of 33 in 2010. Stern, senior policy adviser for two-term Senator Fran […]

Measure F hotel plan fails in Calabasas

City’s slow-growth forces win the day

Calabasas voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure F in Tuesday’s election, but the challenge of reshaping growth in the congested Las Virgenes Valley has only just begun. Further debate lies ahead. More than 7,400 of the city’s 15,400 registered voters cast ballots. Two-thirds of them supported the referendum to halt the Canyon Oaks hotel and homes development that was slated to be […]

Brisk turnout locally

WOW!—Kimberly Dinielli of Agoura Hills votes at Willow Elementary School on Tuesday. Voters came out in droves. Los Angeles County reported an almost 45 percent turnout. More than 58 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Ventura County. San Diego County reported a stunning 87 percent turnout, the highest in the state. The average voter turnout across California counties was […]

Oak Park school bond narrowly approved

Oak Park residents once again voted to tax themselves for the sake of their schools. Measure S—which levies a $60 parcel tax per $100,000 of assessed value at the time a property is purchased—passed easily. Of the more than 5,300 votes cast for the measure, 62 percent approved. In the unofficial vote count, more than 3,300 residents voted yes and […]

SOAR extends to 2050: Measure C passes, F fails

Supporters of Save Openspace and Agricultural Resources, otherwise known as SOAR, scored a resounding victory Tuesday, one they say will preserve the county’s precious natural spaces for decades to come. Measure C extends the current countywide SOAR law—which requires a public vote before agricultural land or open space can be rezoned—through 2050. The measure passed with 59 percent in favor, […]

Yes on parks

Nearly three-quarters of L.A. County voters (73.5 percent) approved Measure A, the 1.5-cent-per-square-foot parcel tax to upgrade the county’s parks and recreation programs. The measure required a two-thirds majority to pass. It will impose a 1.5-cent per square foot levy on all residential and commercial properties within unincorporated L.A. County and its 88 cities. The tax will run about $22.50 […]

Transit tax wins strong L.A. County approval

Los Angeles County voters, including those in Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, approved Measure M by a resounding 70-30 margin on Tuesday, ushering in a permanent one-cent sales tax for transportation improvements in the area. The measure creates a half-cent sales tax for street and highway repairs and bus and rail improvements, and eliminates the sunset clause on the […]

Voters want Acorn country to be ‘great again’

The election is over, the dust is settling, and everyone survived, mostly. The wild ride that was Tuesday night left voters either jubilant or disheartened, with few in between. Such is the world of politics. So what’s next? It begins with holding the winners in all races—both locally and nationally— accountable for the promises they’ve made. Fat chance, you say—but […]