Billed as a Fran-Tastic event, about 60 people attended a fundraiser on Oct. 6, for CA State Sen. Fran Pavley at the home of Kathy and Alan Berkowitz in Calabasas (above). We are down to the last few days of the campaign, she said. Pavley referred to hit pieces, a $1.2 million campaign fronted by the shadowy California Senior Advocate League, a PAC funded by Phillip Morris and Chevron, among others. There is no connection between senior issues and the print ads, Pavley said. Their goal is just to defeat me; we cant let the Santa Monica Mountains go to [opponent] Republican Todd Zink. Pavley has worked for 30 years to acquire and protect open space, develop trails and public access to lands throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.