Monday, June 6, 2016

News In Brief — June 6, 2016

A brief, up-to-the-minute 'roundup' of 
what's going on and what's happening
in and around the Canoga Park area right now.

Henry Stern and Matt Dababneh Face Off in Neck-and-Neck Race
With the June 7 election just a day away, things couldn’t be more heated in the contest for Who’s Stuffing The Most Flyers In Your Mailbox. The candidates, who are running for two separate and distinct public offices, have pulled far ahead from the rest of the pack of potential political representatives, with Matt Dababneh taking an early lead by having sent or been featured positively in approximately 67 different flyers over the last two months, with Henry Stern trailing far behind with only 32. As of press time, Stern had nearly overtaken Dababneh’s lead with a huge mailer push of what experts estimate have been dozens of flyers over the last week alone. As prospective voters nervously await mail delivery today, pundits are hard-pressed to make predictions as to who the winner will ultimately be, but join  a growing contingent of both West Valley voters and mail carriers in eager anticipation of it all being over.

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Salvation Army Has Gifts for Dads and Grads
Canoga Park’s own Salvation Army Family Store has announced the availability of special merchandise for purchase now that Father’s Day and graduation season is upon us. (“Graduation” is the successful completion of a defined academic curriculum and the receiving or conferring of a diploma.) “We do have a number of gift items an’ whatnot for  folks who finished school, and for your Daddies, [if] you want to buy them something,” says Donation Intake Coordinator Trenice Campbell. An adorable figurine of a loving child ($2.95), a tile featuring an inspiring message of faith ($3.95), and a color xerox of a photo of a religious doll with dead eyes and oversized hands shellacked to a tree trunk slice ($15) are just a few of the wonderful gift-giving possibilities Salvation Army has “in store” for shoppers. “Now, [if] you want that crazy-ass doll picture, you ask Berta in the boutique section. She’ll get it down for you. Don’t be all climbing up on the shelves, knockin’ everything to the ground and whatnot!” Salvation Army Family Store is located at 21375 Roscoe Boulevard. Open Monday through Saturday 9 am to 8 pm. 

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Nearby Communities
West Hills Donut Shop Decides To Wait Until All Letters Are Burned Out
A pastry shop on Victory Boulevard has made the decision to allow all of the letters of its sign to burn out before they replace any of the bulbs, a spokesman for the donuteria says. Royal Donuts is down to just two vowels and a consonant in the second word of its name, with the rest of the sign having already gone dark over the past two years. “We don’t have a ladder and it’s a whole thing to get someone out here from the management company.” says Roy Albrecht, head sprinkler. Despite the missing letters, the restaurant continues to do a brisk business owing to its wares’ delicious aromas wafting outside the store, luring in passersby, many of whom pop in for a dozen bear claws, crullers and other assorted specialty donuts after leaving a popular head shop in the same shopping center.

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