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).
Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 9:24 am
Marianne Williamson, an independent candidate for California’s 33rd Congressional District, will hold an issues forum tonight with Lynne Lyman to discuss drug policy and mass incarceration in the United States.
Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 9:19 am
Ben Allen, a candidate for State Senate in the 26th District, released his fundraising report Monday, showing a total of $235,000 in total contributions and $224,000 cash on hand after just five weeks.
Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:24 am
Bobby Shriver's campaign for LA County Supervisor has released its first campaign fundraising report showing nearly 2,000 donors in 10 weeks.
Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 12:16 pm
U.S. Senator John McCain will talk to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council tonight in Santa Monica, just days after returning from a trip to Ukraine where he was outspoken in attacking Russia for its move into Crimea.
Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 8:16 am
Four current Santa Monica City Council Members have endorsed former Santa Monica council member Bobby Shriver in his race for LA Supervisor.
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 7:07 am
Bobby Shriver discusses his candidacy for LA County Supervisor to represent the third supervisorial district with Mirror Columnist Susan Cloke
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 7:00 am
Sheila Kuehl discusses her candidacy for LA County Supervisor to represent the third supervisorial district with Mirror Columnist Susan Cloke.
Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 6:59 am
What actually happened at the Tuesday night’s Santa Monica City Council meeting? First, by a 4 to 3 vote the Hines Development Agreement was approved.
Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 9:28 am
Santa Monica is surround by three sides by the City of Los Angeles. With the nation’s second largest municipality enveloping the City by the Sea, both Santa Monica and Los Angeles are bound to share some common ground on key issues, such as jobs, transportation, and the Santa Monica Airport (SMO).
Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 3:28 pm
With the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean as his backdrop, former Santa Monica mayor and council member Bobby Shriver formally announced his candidacy Tuesday morning for Los Angeles County Supervisor.
Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 9:27 am
There is little doubt that of the two active Republican candidates wanting to oppose Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection next year, former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado is far better known than Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who represents a largely rural district including vast stretches of desolate desert.