Sen. Dodd Makes Statement on Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting

Thursday, November 8, 2018

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, responded today to the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks that killed 12 people, including Alaina Housley, 18, of Napa, who was attending college at nearby Pepperdine University.

“I join with the residents of Thousand Oaks and all Californians in grieving for the victims and their loved ones,” Sen. Dodd said.  “This terrible tragedy strikes especially close to home in Napa because we lost one of our own. My thoughts and condolences are with Alaina’s family as they face this unspeakable nightmare.”

Sen. Dodd also acknowledged another victim of the Borderline bar shooting, Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed when he rushed into the bar in response to gunfire.

“I’m thankful to law enforcement for their quick response to their heinous shooting, including Sgt. Helus, who was killed while heroically working to save others.”

Alaina Housley was the daughter of Arik and Hannah Housely, who own The Ranch Markets in Yountville and Napa.



Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at