Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:16 am
Santa Monica City Hall was filled with joy and smiling faces on Tuesday night as the top vote getters of the city’s four local election races on Nov. 4 took the oath of office.
Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:29 am
Democrat Isadore Hall III will take office shortly as the state senator representing the 35th District after winning the special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roderick Wright.
Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:24 am
A debate among six candidates seeking to succeed Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge in the Fourth District will be held today at the Arena nightclub in Hollywood.
Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:59 am
Santa Monica native Ben Allen was sworn into office at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Monday as part of the first day of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session.
Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:31 am
The filing period for the 2015 Los Angeles city election ended Wednesday. Candidates had to file petitions with at least 500 valid signatures from voters in their districts and pay a $300 filing fee by 5 pm to qualify for the March 3 ballot, according to City Clerk Holly Wolcott.
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 10:28 am
L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (Third District) today announcedher incoming policy and constituent services staff appointments as she officially assumed office following her formal swearing-in Monday by her sister, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Jerilyn Borack.
Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 9:51 am
The Santa Monica City Council will welcome Sue Himmelrich at its installation ceremony on Dec. 9 after a convincing second place victory at the Nov. 4 election.
Posted Nov. 29, 2014, 8:27 am
A new Los Angeles County sheriff will come to town Monday, along with two new county supervisors and an assessor, all of whom will be sworn in at ceremonies planned throughout the day.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 3:21 pm
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan announced Monday afternoon the final ballot counting update for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.
Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:19 am
With thousands of provisional votes now part of the official count from the Nov. 4 election, it appears that all local results will hold in the races for Santa Monica City Council, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:34 am
Dear Editor, The elections are over, people are assessing failures and successes and preparing to move on. Before we do, let’s ask ourselves: In this age of rampant dirty politics how much of our integrity are we willing to sacrifice to win?
Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a panel discussion later this month on the election results with a special focus on "where to from here"?
Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am
Former state Senator and Assemblywoman, Sheila Kuehl, will join the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors following a hard-fought victory over ex-Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver at Tuesday’s election.
Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am
Tuesday’s election saw the return to Santa Monica City Council of two incumbents and the introduction of a new face, tipping the scales toward slow-growth and limited development for the immediate future.
Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 8:49 am
In the contest for the 26th State Senate district, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education member Ben Allen defeated women’s right activist and attorney Sandra Fluke in a race where both candidates were under the age of 40.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 10:10 am
This year’s election is over, and the main Tuesday result in California was not the least bit surprising: Four more years of Gov. Jerry Brown working with a Democratic-dominated Legislature.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 10:04 am
So much for populism. At least when it comes to fighting the interests of big-money corporations.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:42 am
Santa Monica voters passed Measure FS on Tuesday night that will now give the Rent Control Board the chance to discuss and possibly increase the City's Rent Control registration fee up to $288 per unit annually of which a landlord can pass down 50 percent to renters.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:33 am
Santa Monica voters rejected Measure H on Tuesday that sought to increase the city’s real estate transfer tax.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:09 am
Gov. Jerry Brown will be sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term in January, with optimism over the next four years, thanks in part to the passage of two ballot measures he championed.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:03 am
Large development projects and chain stores in Malibu will face increased restrictions thanks to voters' passage of a measure backed by luminaries such as filmmaker/producer Rob Reiner and actor Dick Van Dyke.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 3:20 am
Santa Monica voters on Tuesday re-elected City councilmembers Kevin McKeown for a fifth term and Pam O’Connor for a sixth term, along with Planning Commissioner Sue Himmelrich for her first term who will take the seat vacated by Bob Holbrook.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:51 am
Former Sen. Sheila Kuehl will join the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors thanks to a hard-fought victory over ex-Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:30 am
In a step that could move Santa Monica Airport closer to closure, voters agreed to allow the City Council to make decisions regarding the fate of the airfield and rejected an effort by aviation groups to require a public vote on any effort to shutter the facility or restrict aviation activity.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 1:44 am
In the contest for the 26th State Senate district, Ben Allen defeated Sandra Fluke in a race where both candidates were under the age of 40.