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CityTV & Time Warner to Inform Voters on November 4

CityTV, the government cable channel for the City Of Santa Monica, has partnered with Time Warner to make its election programming available on its onDemand service on cable channel 1. The programming is available at no charge, and will eventually include all Santa Monica candidate programming.

In addition, on election night, for those wanting Santa Monica election results, CityTV cable channel 16 will provide exclusive Santa Monica election results all night long on November 4. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., CityTV will air election results as they are received from the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office. The results will be continuously updated and aired throughout the evening until the final “semi-official” results are in.

CityTV will air the Santa Monica final election results until noon on Wednesday, November 5 so that those who don’t stay up late can wake up and see the results the next morning by tuning in to channel 16.

Acclaimed Author Reads Book for Literacy Program

The Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to announce The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins as the featured book for the 2009 Santa Monica Citywide Reads (SMCR) program. SMCR is a community reading program that invites everyone to read and discuss the same novel in book clubs and other events held around the city. 2009 marks the seventh anniversary of the program.

In The Shadow Catcher, Marianne Wiggins intricately weaves two stories of family history, personal loss, and landscape. One narrative follows a fictional Marianne Wiggins who has written a book on Edward Curtis and is called to the deathbed of her father, a man she knows died when she was a child.

The Shadow Catcher is a compelling story that explores – among other things – how photographic images shape the way we remember the past,” said Carol Jago, incoming president of the National Council of Teachers of English, and Citywide Reads Advisory Committee member. “I could not put it down.”

Simon and Schuster published the novel in 2007 which was named a Best Book of the Year by the National Book Critics Circle, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly.

Marianne Wiggins has written nine books, including Evidence of Things Unseen, a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2003. She also won the Whiting Award and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1989. She is currently an English Professor at the University of Southern California.

SMCR will take place in March and April 2009, and will feature free public book discussion groups led by volunteer facilitators. The events will be held in libraries, bookstores, coffeehouses, and other venues.

For more information about SMCR, visit smpl.org/cwr, santamonicacitywidereads. blogspot.com, or call the Santa Monica Public Library at 310.458.8600.

The National Women’s Political Caucus-LA Westside Endorses Susan Hartley for Santa Monica City Council.

The National Women’s Political Caucus-LA Westside (NWPC-LA Westside) has officially endorsed Susan Hartley for a seat on the Santa Monica City Council. Excited by the endorsement, Hartley responded, “I feel extremely honored to be endorsed by an organization of such high caliber as the NWPC-LA Westside … Santa Monica needs more women on the council.”

As an attorney representing employees, Hartley fights for equal treatment in the workplace of women, minorities, seniors, gays, lesbians, and the disabled. She is also an advocate for equality in the workplace and is dedicated to combating sexual and other forms of workplace harassment. She is the founder of LEFTJAW, a Los Angeles based employment lawyer group, and a founding board member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).

Hartley has also been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City (SMCLC), Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP), Treesavers, and the Mirror.

To contact Susan Hartley call 310.866.8102, or email susanhartleyforcitycouncil@gmail.com

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