Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:34 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club has cancelled its general meeting that was scheduled for this Wednesday, Nov. 19.
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. 10, 2014, 9:16 am
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy address in Beverly Hills today, one day after advising several thousands of youth to learn how to take care of their money, and receiving an award for his support of jazz.
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. 8, 2014, 8:33 am
Today is the deadline for candidates in Los Angeles' 2015 primary nominating election to file their declarations of intention to run for office.
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. 3, 2014, 9:07 am
Candidates for Los Angeles' 2015 primary nominating election may begin filing their declarations of intention to run for office Monday.
Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:41 am
The Mirror endorses incumbent Kevin McKeown, incumbent Pam O’Connor, and former Planning Commissioner Frank Gruber to provide a diversity of voices that will keep the council active while preventing a super-majority that leans far left or right.
Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 9:54 am
Retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has asked Bobby Shriver to stop using an ad that he says creates the false impression that he has endorsed Shriver over rival Sheila Kuehl in the hotly contested Westside race to fill his seat.
Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:08 am
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to speak tonight at a $32,400 per person fundraiser at Brentwood's Tavern restaurant to raise funds for the Democratic Party as it struggles to retain control of the U.S. Senate.
Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 6:45 am
No candidate likes to admit in October that he has virtually no chance to win the office he’s running for. So it is today with Neel Kashkari, the Republican nominee – read: sacrificial lamb – who is Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection opponent.
Posted Sep. 20, 2014, 8:33 am
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, is scheduled to speak today at a luncheon and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, at a dinner during the California Republican Party convention.
Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:20 am
The three-day California Republican Party convention will begin today at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott with a series of committee meetings and workshops and a dinner banquet honoring the party's women leaders.
Posted Sep. 3, 2014, 9:40 am
Members of the Santa Monica Democratic Club are invited to vote to endorse candidates for local offices today, Sept. 3 at the Santa Monica Public Library MLK Auditorium beginning at 6:30 pm.
Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:14 am
When California voters adopted the “top two” primary election system four years ago via Proposition 14, they meant to make state politics more moderate, to ease some of the sharp divides between Republicans and Democrats that led to legislative and budgetary gridlock.
Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 9:07 am
There will definitely be at least one new council member on the dais at the final Santa Monica City Council meeting of 2014. A few days following Council member Bob Holbrook’s announcement he would not seek seventh term on the dais, the list of candidates seeking to be elected to one of Santa Monica’s highest public offices became clearer.
Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 8:49 am
Few things in a rather absurd world are more deserving of ridicule than the United Nations Human Rights Council, a 47-nation group that includes some of the world’s leading human rights violators, from China and Cuba to Kuwait, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, to take just a few in alphabetical order.
Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:20 am
Dear Editor, We the Convention Delegates to the SMRR Convention on August 3, 2014 were robbed by the SMRR Co-Chair Patricia Hoffman not allowing us our third round of voting for City Council Candidates.
Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:27 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a discussion of the upcoming election Healthcare Initiatives this Wednesday, July 30.
Posted Jul. 12, 2014, 11:56 am
State Senator Ted Lieu, who represents Santa Monica and much of the South Bay, today called on Fox News Host Bob Beckel to resign immediately after statements the Fox TV host made about Chinese people.
Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Assembly Bill 1532 (AB 1532) would create a penalty for a driver who strikes a person and flees the scene without stopping, even if the person struck is not injured.
Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:09 pm
The State Senate passed on May 19 bipartisan legislation that would ban the state from supporting or assisting the federal government in unconstitutional spying and data dragnets on Californian citizens and their information.
Posted May. 18, 2014, 8:00 am
Looking for a new reason to distrust a state government that won’t even expel legislators when they’ve been indicted or convicted?
Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 9:05 am
Twelve candidates running for three offices in this year’s mid-year elections stumped the Santa Monica Democrats meeting on Wednesday at the Main Library, hoping to land an endorsement from the local “blue” affiliated club.
Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 9:03 am
The 2014 election season is beginning to heat up. With the Primary Election scheduled for June 3 – which is about 10 weeks from now – the Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) membership voted on Sunday who to endorse for several key elections, including LA County Supervisor (Third District), State Assembly (50th District), State Senate (26th District), and U.S. Congress (33rd District).