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News, California, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: California Secretary Of State Candidates Alex Padilla & Pete Peterson

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 1:46 pm

Editor Brenton Garen chats with California Secretary of State candidates Alex Padilla and Pete Peterson in these two video interviews.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part Two

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 11:10 am

All candidates running in the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday night at Mirror Media Group’s forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Mirror Urges ‘No’ Votes On All Five Ballot Measures On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:20 am

The Santa Monica Mirror urges a ‘no’ vote on both Measure D and Measure LC on the basis that neither will have any power once the City’s agreement with the FAA expires June 30, 2015.

News, Budget, Santa Monica

City Of Santa Monica Announces $22.3 Million Budget Surplus

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:19 am

Santa Monica City Council found itself in a positive position Tuesday night as City Staff reported a 2013-2014 budget surplus in a prospering local economy.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Police Department

Bullet-Proof Vests, New Car Fit-Outs For Santa Monica Police Department

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:17 am

Santa Monica City Council passed two consent calendar items during its Tuesday night meeting enabling the purchase of new bullet-proof vests and vehicle improvements for the Santa Monica Police Department.

Resident Jan Ludwinski will be part of the clean-up efforts Saturday morning along Lincoln Blvd.

News, Environment, Santa Monica, Lincoln Blvd

Gloves On For Lincoln Blvd. Clean-Up This Saturday In Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:14 am

Volunteers with brooms to the ready are preparing for operation Clean Sweep on Lincoln Blvd. Saturday morning as part of an on-going push to make the Santa Monica strip more visually appealing.

(Left) David Bohn, a past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica, led a moving tribute to his father, John, who passed away on Oct. 11. (Middle)Laura Avery, who manages the Wednesday Farmers Market on Arizona Avenue, was the main speaker at Friday’s Rotary meeting. (Right) Maddy Tung, her parents, and Samohi wrestling coach Mark Black, were special guests.  When she was an 8th grader at John Adams Middle School, Maddy received the Rotary Club’s Citizenship Award. She is a senior at Samohi now and is a national women’s wrestling champion.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Dedicates Meeting To John Bohn

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:12 am

The Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting stood as a testament to some of the strong, influential relationships that are maintained through the organization, what with the bulk of last Friday’s Oct. 24 meeting dedicated to celebrating the life of John Bohn, who passed away on Oct. 11.

Tanna Frederick will star in the world premiere engagement of the play “Train to Zakopané” at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Main Street, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Actress Tanna Frederick Stars In “Train To Zakopané”

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:10 am

Tanna Frederick, a Santa Monica actress, will be starring in Henry Jaglom’s new play “Train to Zakopané” which tackles the issues of love and anti-Semitism in interwar Poland, on stage at the Edgemar Center for the Arts on Main Street in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

California Supreme Court Upholds Gang Member's Death Sentence

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:04 am

The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a gang member's death sentence for fatally shooting three young men 20 years ago -- who was also convicted of attempted murder in Santa Monica.

News, Health, Business, Lax

Labor Union Partners With Menzies Aviation Following LAX Death

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:56 am

A labor union trying to organize airport ramp and cargo workers announced it is partnering with Menzies Aviation to help the airline contractor improve health and safety conditions for its Los Angeles International Airport employees.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Halloween Forecast: Possible Thunderstorms & Rain Lasting Through Saturday

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:52 am

A Pacific storm will bring Southern California rain, snow, high winds and possibly thunderstorms beginning this afternoon and lasting through Saturday, forecasters said.

The Mirror endorses Kevin McKeown, Pam O’Connor, and Frank Gruber for City Council at Tuesday’s election to provide a diversity of voices and a balance of supporting business and smart growth.

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

The Mirror's Endorsements For 2014 Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD & SMC

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.

News, Venice, Courts

Venice Residents Demand No-Camping Enforcement In Lawsuit

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 1:26 pm

A residents group today filed a lawsuit against the city and county of Los Angeles, alleging public officials have allowed dangerous conditions and nuisance problems to continue in Venice by failing to enforce no-camping rules on the beach and boardwalk.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Where To Find Santa Monica Real-Time Election Results

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:51 am

Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 4 and real-time election results will be coming in all night long at

News, City Council, Environment, Santa Monica, Water

Santa Monica City Council Dedicates $400K To Water Incentives, Conservation

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:47 am

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night advanced the City’s call for immediate water conservation and dedicated an additional $400,000 towards incentive and conservation programs.

News, Apb, Police Department

Santa Monica Resident Arrested After Kicking Woman In The Head In Park

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:40 am

A 30-year-old Santa Monica resident was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 18 after kicking a woman in the head for no apparent reason.

Locanda del Lago executive chef Gianfranco Minuz creates Kabocha Squash Soup.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Halloween

VIDEO: Locanda Del Lago In Santa Monica Serves Up Kabocha Squash Soup

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:25 am

Halloween isn't just for kids, here's some fun ways to eat pumpkins and squash. Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop stopped by Locanda del Lago to try their Kabocha Squash Soup.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

Spirit Airlines Flight Returns To LAX After Reported Bird Strike

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:23 am

A reported bird strike forced a domestic flight from LAX into an extended holding pattern above Los Angeles before it returned to the airport early today.

News, Santa Monica, Television

"The McCarthys'' Premieres On CBS Tonight

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:21 am

"The McCarthys,'' a comedy about a close-knit, sports-crazed Boston family, premieres at 9:30 p.m. tonight on CBS, thanks to a rare second chance from the network's executives.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Unionized Nurses Protest Over Ebola

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:44 am

A small group of unionized nurses gathered outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood on Wednesday saying they want more training and guidelines for handling potential Ebola patients.

Surveillance footage of the robbery suspect.

News, Malibu, Police Department

Authorities Release Footage Of Vons Store Tequila Thief

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:38 am

The sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills Station issued a photo Wednesday night of a man suspected of stealing tequila and personal hygiene products and then walking out of a Vons store in Agoura Hills.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part One

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:54 am

All candidates running for the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Santa Monica Mirror's election forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

Michael Edlen has helped over 1,000 clients achieve their real estate goals since 1986.

News, Real Estate, Columnist

Holidays & Real Estate – To Sell Or Not To Sell?

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:41 am

Is it a correct observation or a misconception that it is a disadvantage to list your home for sale during the holiday period? Conventional belief has generally been that November and December are the worst months of the year to have a home on the market.

News, Los Angeles, Health

Gay Rights Organizations Push For FDA Policy Change

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:28 am

A Southland-based group launched a statewide campaign on Tuesday urging federal officials to end a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who had sex with other men.

News, Los Angeles, Parks, Election

Sierra Club Opposes County Wide Parks Tax Ballot Measure P

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:25 am

The Sierra Club announced its opposition Tuesday to Los Angeles County ballot Measure P, which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund the development of open space, trails and neighborhood parks over the next 30 years.

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