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News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Santa Monica Local Election Results Hold As Provisional Votes Tallied

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.

Malibu, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Politics

Letter To The Editor: Plea For Decency & Transparency Following SMMUSD Election

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?

News, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

Santa Monica Democrats To Discuss Election Aftermath At Nov. 19 Meeting

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"?

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin, Supervisor-elect Sheila Kuehl, and Congresswoman Karen Bass celebrate at The Victorian in Santa Monica on Tuesday night.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Sheila Kuehl Topples Bobby Shriver To Take County Supervisor Seat

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.

Kevin McKeown.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Eyes Slow-Growth With New City Council Line-Up

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.

Zev Yaroslavsky at state Senator-elect Ben Allen's election night party in Santa Monica.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

Zev Yaroslavsky: State Senator-Elect Ben Allen Has Integrity

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.

Opinion, California, Election

Logjam Ends, Replacing Barbara Boxer Could Be First Race Of New Era

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.

Opinion, California, Election

Big Bucks Too Much For Populist California Statewide Measures

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 10:04 am

So much for populism. At least when it comes to fighting the interests of big-money corporations.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Housing

Santa Monica Voters Pass Measure FS - Rent Control Registration Fee May Increase

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.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Voters Reject Measure H - Real Estate Transfer Tax Won't Increase

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.

News, California, Election, Santa Monica, Government

Election 2014: Jerry Brown Outlines Plans For Fourth Term As Governor

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.

News, Development, Malibu, Election

Malibu Residents Pass Measure R - Development Restrictions To Increase

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.

The new face on the Santa Monica City Council will be Sue Himmelrich (center) who was elected alongside incumbents Kevin McKeown and Pam O'Connor.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

McKeown, Himmelrich, O’Connor Elected To Santa Monica City Council

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.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: Sheila Kuehl To Join L.A. County Board Of Supervisors

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.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smo

Election 2014: Santa Monica Voters Pass Measure LC, Defeat Measure D

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.

Ben Allen (second from left) flanked by supporters at his election night party at Warszawa in Santa Monica.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: Ben Allen Claims 26th State Senate District Seat

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.

Santa Monica voters will have to vote on five ballot measures this Tuesday, Nov. 4.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Real-Time Santa Monica Election Results To Be Consolidated On One Website

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 10:06 am

Election Day has arrived and real-time election results will be coming in all night long at smvote.org.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: At Least One New Face To Join Santa Monica City Council

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:43 am

There will definitely be at least one new council member on the dais at the final Santa Monica City Council meeting of 2014 following today's election.

News, California, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: Voters To Decide Props 1 & 2 - "Rainy Day" Fund

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:31 am

Voters in Los Angeles will get the chance today to weigh in on a pair of ballot propositions heavily touted by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said their passage is essential to preparing the state for future droughts and ensuring California has a healthy "rainy day'' fund during slow economic times.

News, Los Angeles, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: Jeffrey Prang & John Morris Go Head-To-Head For L.A. County Assessor

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:07 am

Today's runoff election for Los Angeles County Assessor remains a close contest between West Hollywood Councilman Jeffrey Prang and Deputy District Attorney John Morris.

News, Los Angeles, Election

Election 2014: Jim McDonnell Squares Off With Paul Tanaka For County Sheriff

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:56 am

Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell is the odds-on favorite to be elected today as Los Angeles County's next sheriff in a run-off against retired Undersheriff and Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: Ben Allen & Sandra Fluke Vie For 26th District State Senate Seat

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:48 am

In the contest for the 26th State Senate district, Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke will go head-to-head today after the pair collected the most votes at the June 3 primary.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: Ted Lieu Goes To Battle With Elan Carr For Westside Congress Seat

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:40 am

State Senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and Republican gang prosecutor Elan Carr will square off today in a battle to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman and represent a predominantly Democratic Westside-South Bay-San Fernando Valley congressional district.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: Bobby Shriver Up Against Sheila Kuehl For L.A. County Supervisor

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:36 am

One seat on the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors remains up for grabs, with former Sen. Sheila Kuehl competing in today's election with former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver to replace Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in the Third District.

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