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Why Are You Voting Tomorrow?

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Tomorrow, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the primary election for L.A. County offices, state offices and Congressional offices. For those who haven’t already sent in their ballots by mail,...

Today is Last Day to Register to Vote for the November 4 Election

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Today is the final day to register to vote in California for those who want to participate in the November 4 election. This upcoming election is critical for the future of our city, with three City Council...

“Courage, Tenacity, and Imagination”: An Interview with Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole, Part...

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Santa Monica Next sat down to talk with Rick Cole, who took the reins as Santa Monica’s city manager on June 29 after leaving his post at L.A. City Hall as deputy mayor in charge...

To the Polls…

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Tomorrow is the end of another long election season. I think it was roughly four hundred ninety seven days ago that candidates could "pull papers" and announce their intention to run for office in...

The Last Candidate Q and A : Yes or No on Measure LV

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Earlier this year, Santa Monica Next reached out to all 10 candidates for City Council with an 11 question questionnaire. Some questions were written to give voters an idea of the candidates personality, others...

Coming Up: Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade Turns 25, Park(ing) Day, and Our City...

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Mark your calendars! Santa Monica's world-famous 3rd Street Promenade is turning 25 (and you can bet there will be some fanfare), Santa Monica gets ready to celebrate Park(ing) Day, and our City Council Candidate...

Get Ready to #VoteLocal: Santa Monica’s Local Races Take Shape

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While much of the nation is wringing its hands over who will become the next president of the United States, Santa Monica’s local races have begun taking shape and there are some very important...

Community Voices: Shawn Landres Says Yes on Measures GS and GSH

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  Whatever our politics, I think we all can agree that this election season has been exhausting. Anxiety, doubt, and fear are the messaging tools of the day, and in many cases for good reason....

Editorial: Yes on H and HH

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Santa Monica, like its neighboring cities, is currently in the midst of an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Rising rents and stagnant wages are putting unsustainable financial strain on working families. Santa Monica, in an effort to help...

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica to Co-Sponsor Council Candidate Forum with...

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Santa Monica Next and Streetsblog Los Angeles is proud to announce that The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund will co-sponsor our City Council candidate forum next month. The Santa Monica branch of the nonpartisan political organization...

Some Images from Saturday’s Marches Throughout California

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This post originally appeared in Streetsblog California. This last Saturday, you marched. You rallied. You marched in big cities. You rallied in other cities. It was a glorious day for Democracy. Over the years, Streetsblog has noted the...

A Quick Review of Measure SM

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As we finish up our review of the ballot measures there's one measure we haven't covered, Measure SM. SM has received scant media coverage, and a quick google search shows that it hasn't even...

“An Exemplary Model”: An Interview with Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole, Part III

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Santa Monica Next sat down to talk with Rick Cole, who took the reins as Santa Monica’s city manager on June 29 after leaving his post at L.A. City Hall as deputy mayor in charge...

Next Endorsements : Yes on County Measure W

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Santa Monica Next and Streetsblog L.A. have endorsed the L.A. County Measure W which would enact a parcel tax to raise funds for clean water. Next urges readers to vote Yes on W. Measure W...

Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel Laundered Campaign Contributions, Fair Political Practices Commission Finds

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The Huntley Hotel, one of the major players in anti-development politics in Santa Monica over the last six years, will have to pay more than $300,000 in fines after the California Fair Political Practices...
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