Court says Sitting Council can Remain During Appeal

California Court of Appeals grants stay in voting rights case. By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica will not have to hold a special election this summer to...

Council will be Sitting Illegally August 15, says Judge

Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos denies City's request for a stay in voting rights case.  By Sam Catanzaro  The future of the sitting Santa Monica City Council...

Judge’s Tentative Decision Orders District Elections for Santa Monica

City appeal still possible. By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos has issued a tentative decision in the voting rights...

Attorney in Voting Rights Case “99 Percent Certain” City Will Change to District Elections

Special election also possible. By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos has ruled in favor of the Pico Neighborhood Association in...
Hilary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Arrives On Westside For Three Fundraisers:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to conduct three $2,700-per-person fundraisers on Los Angeles' Westside today to benefit her campaign for...
Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Initiative Carnival Coming Next Year:

If voters get annoyed and sick of seeing paid petition circulators outside their favorite...
Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Governor Jerry Brown Could – But Won’t – Dominate Race To Replace Boxer In...

If the current large corps of potential candidates for retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s job look to some like a gaggle of political...
State Senator Ben Allen participated in a community swearing-in ceremony at Santa Monica High School on Saturday. The Honorable Holly E. Kendig

State Senator Ben Allen Sworn In At Alma Mater Samohi:

Newly elected California State Senator Ben Allen (Dem-26th District) chose his old campus of Santa Monica High School for his community swearing-in ceremony Saturday,...
Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Tail Wags Dog Again In Presidential Race:

Almost exactly one year from today – Jan. 26, 2016 – voters in New Hampshire will don parkas and trek through snowdrifts to tell...
Former SMMUSD board member Ralph Mechur

Ralph Mechur, After Losing SMMUSD Election, Returns To Fill Ben Allen’s Board Seat:

Ralph Mechur has returned to his position on the Santa Monica-Malibu School District Board of Education just a little more than 10 weeks after...